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Vision 2020 Implementation Workshop. Part 1: collaborative practice

02 July 2013

Some 20 delegates assembled in Geneva from 19 to 21 June 2013 for an Implementation Workshop on two themes extracted from FDI’s landmark Vision 2020 initiative: intra- and extra-professional collaborative practice (IPC); and oral health data collection, indicators and surveillance.

FDI joins call for new emphasis on collaborative practice

03 June 2013

FDI has joined forces with four other leading health profession groups to call for a new emphasis on collaborative practice. Health professions say that working together around the world can lead to improved health services and a more effective use of resources.

FDI President attends XI Dental Congress of the CIS ‘Innovation in Dentistry’

03 June 2013

FDI President Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva updated participants at the recent XI Dental Congress of the CIS on FDI’s move to the implementation stage of its landmark Vision 2020.

FDI at WHO session on ‘self-care’

08 May 2013

Early April, FDI and the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) were among a group of non-governmental organizations from the medical sector—some medical societies but, for the most part, patient groups—i

FDI President to attend World Health Assembly

08 May 2013

FDI President Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva will be in Geneva on 20 and 21 May to attend days one and two of the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly (WHO headquarters, 20 to 28 May).

High mercury levels at some Pakistan dental hospitals, claims study

08 May 2013

Indoor levels of mercury at some dental hospitals in Pakistan are between 8 and 20 times higher than the permissible level for human health, claims a study carried out by the Islamabad-based Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).

Prof A. Mersel appointed CE Programme Director/Eastern Europe

08 May 2013

Prof. Alexandre Mersel (France) has just been appointed Continuing Education Programme Director for Eastern Europe. His nomination by the European Regional Organization was approved by the FDI Council during its meeting in Potsdam (Germany) in April.

Total number of World Oral Health Day celebrations: 36 and counting!

03 May 2013

Following FDI’s preliminary report of 15 national World Oral Health Day celebrations, a further 21 events have been communicated, including a policy roundtable ‘In Teeth we Trust’ at the European Parliament.