Refugee Oral Health Promotion and Care

Promoting access to oral care on World Refugee Day to support universal health coverage

20 June 2019

FDI stands in solidarity with refugees and highlights the importance of ensuring their access to a reliable and complete level of oral care.

Congress interviews

Previewing the World Oral Health Forum with Dr Manu Raj Mathur

11 June 2019

A dedicated advocate of universal health coverage (UHC), Dr Mathur says that better engagement of national and regional governments with civil society, NGOs, and the private sector will be essential if oral care is to be incorporated successfully into UHC packages.

Sports Dentistry

Poor oral hygiene severely impacts training and athletic performance

29 May 2019

FDI’s Sports Dentistry project aims to raise awareness on how oral health affects sports performance and offers guidance to athletes, physicians, and sports organizations.

WHA72 attendants

72nd World Health Assembly misses critical opportunity to drive action on oral health

29 May 2019

Member States gathered for the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva to discuss pressing global health issues but failed to take tangible action on oral health.

Apply for the World Dental Development Fund

FDI is offering up to 10,000 CHF to support oral health promotion projects: Apply by 15 June

29 May 2019

The World Dental Development Fund welcomes and encourages a diverse set of applicants. The fund finances innovative oral health projects in limited-income settings.

8th World Workshop on Oral Health and Disease in AIDS

Focus on HIV/AIDS and oral health at the 8th World Workshop in Bali, 13-15 September 2019

29 May 2019

The 8th World Workshop on Oral Health and Disease in AIDS will be held in Bali, Indonesia, from 13 to 15 September 2019 and is open to anyone with an interest in improving the health of people living with HIV.

2018 Annual Report

New publication alert: FDI 2018 Annual Report now online

29 May 2019

Read the FDI 2018 Annual Report for full details on our work and vision to lead the world to optimal oral health.

WDC 2019 interviews Dr Alan Budenz

Cadaver workshop helps advance participants’ anaesthesia skills

15 May 2019

With a whole day at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress dedicated to cadaver dissection and discussion, this workshop “offers a more thorough understanding of the anatomy in order to more successfully obtain profound local anesthesia,” says Dr Alan Budenz.

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: FDI highlights the role of practitioners in fight for tobacco control

01 May 2019

Tobacco is one of the greatest public health challenges the world faces today. This World No Tobacco Day, FDI explains how oral health professionals can help limit tobacco use through mindful dialogue with their patients.

Webinar: Minamata

Webinar: What dentists need to know about the Minamata Convention on Mercury

01 May 2019

FDI World Dental Federation will host a webinar on 14 May 2019 on the Minamata Convention on Mercury and its impact on the dental profession. In an interview with FDI, experts share a brief preview of what to expect during the webinar.