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 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.
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. 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.
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.