FDI remembers former Executive Director Dr Per Äke Zillen

05 February 2020

Dr Per Äke Zillen of Sweden passed away on 19 January following a difficult battle with cancer. Dr Zillen was a treasured member of the oral health community and led FDI as executive director for 12 years (1989 to 2001).


2019 Smile Award winners from the Estonian Dental Association are on a mission to improve oral health

23 January 2020

The Estonian Dental Association was awarded the US$5000 Smile Award in 2019. Eligible National Dental Associations may submit their own applications until 1 February.

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Save the date: FDI to present Oral Health Observatory e-poster at IADR General Session in March

20 January 2020

FDI in collaboration with the University of Sheffield and with the support of GSK have successfully submitted an abstract to present an e-poster of data from China, Colombia, Italy, Japan and Lebanon at the International Association for Dental Research General Session from 18–21 March 2020. This research demonstrates the benefits of large-scale collaborations aimed at providing standardized international data.

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IADS Prophylaxis Officer Julien Issa reflects on success of World Oral Health Day in Lebanon

08 January 2020
World Oral Health Day

FDI sat down with Julien to hear about his role in the success of the Lebanese Association of Dental Students’ World Oral Health Day celebrations over the past two years. Julien shares his experiences and reflects on his goals for the 2020 Unite for Mouth Health campaign.

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FDI supports educators and students through interactive curriculum on optimal oral health habits

07 January 2020

January 24 marks International Day of Education. Through FDI’s Mouth Heroes for Schools, teachers can help empower their students to adopt good oral health habits – now and in the future – to protect their general health and well-being for a lifetime.

Apply by 15 June for FDI’s World Dental Development Fund

FDI World Dental Development Fund backs projects to improve oral health worldwide: apply by 15 June

07 January 2020

FDI is now accepting applications for the World Dental Development Fund, which supports innovative oral health initiatives around the world.

World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2020

Register now for the 2020 edition of the World Health Professions Regulation Conference

07 January 2020

The 6th World Health Professions Regulation Conference will provide participants with new insights, diverse perspectives and emerging solutions to current challenges in health professional regulation.


Take advantage of FDI’s resources on partially dentate patient treatment and care

07 January 2020
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FDI has launched a series of tools that propose a tailored, comprehensive approach to the treatment and care of partially dentate patients.

“A phenomenon of our time”: Prof. Dr Katrin Bekes introduces molar incisor hypomineralization

10 December 2019

Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) affects about 13% of children worldwide. While the cause of MIH remains unclear, Prof. Dr Katrin Bekes proposes a series of effective treatment options that prioritize the young patient’s quality of life.