News

Dr Seeberger at the World Oral Health Day celebration ceremony

FDI President Elect attends second-phase launch of Smile Around the World in China

11 April 2019
Prevention

Dr Gerhard Seeberger gave opening remarks at the launch of Smile Around the World in China, which is implementing oral health workshops in three primary schools in Jiangxi province.

Congress interviews

Advocating early-stage treatment and improved patient care

09 April 2019
Congress

Prof. Søren Jepsen introduces the updated classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, which defines, for the first time, what periodontal health means. Put together by a group of experts from around the globe, this new classification is finding its place in dental practices worldwide.

Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health postcard

How did you celebrate World Oral Health Day? Let us know, win a prize!

03 April 2019
World Oral Health Day

Don’t miss your chance: when you submit a World Oral Health Day Activity Report, you’re eligible to win a WOHD Award. Share your celebrations with us today.

Mouth Heroes for Schools

Mouth Heroes for Schools: helping teachers give lessons on good oral health

03 April 2019
Prevention

Mouth Heroes for Schools is a multimedia resource that provides teachers with the tools to give lessons on good oral health.

World Health Day

Oral health must be integrated into universal health coverage #WorldHealthDay

03 April 2019
WHO

World Health Day is dedicated to universal health coverage (UHC). Integrating oral health into UHC should improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities in access to care.

Brush Day & Night in Nigeria

Reporting back from Brazzaville: FDI attends WHO capacity-building workshop on oral health

26 March 2019
WHO

FDI showed its commitment to oral health in Africa by attending a WHO workshop meant to build momentum around the Regional Oral Health Strategy.

Congress interviews

Unveiling a new electrolytic treatment for peri-implantitis

14 March 2019
Congress

Dr Urs R. Brodbeck discusses the new electrolytic approach to cleaning infected implants: Bubbles of hydrogen gas develop right at the implant surface, which remove contaminants without causing damage to the titanium microstructure. This method works in different grades of titanium, alloys, surfaces, brands and macro designs of implants.

Endodontics white paper calls for treatment to consider patient health and well-being

11 March 2019
Endodontics

Rather than focusing purely on the roots of the tooth, FDI’s white paper calls for endodontic care to address a broader set of health outcomes that directly affect the patient.

World Water Day 22 March

Calling for safe access to fluoridated water on World Water Day

05 March 2019
Prevention

Access to safe water is an essential element of oral health – adding fluoride to a clean water supply often results in community-wide improvements in oral health.

WDDF in Nepal (2018)

FDI offers funding for innovative oral health projects around the world: Apply by 15 June

05 March 2019
Grants

Get financial support for your projects that aim to promote and improve oral health in your communities. Apply by 15 June 2019.