These Guidelines for Successful Implementation are designed to:
Equip members of national dental associations (NDAs) with the necessary knowledge about the contents and provisions of the recently-agreed Minamata Convention on Mercury for their meetings with politicians, government officials, the media and other stakeholders; and
Advise NDAs about the obligations and opportunities for the dental sector derived from the commitments and provisions of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Focuses specifically on how oral health can be improved through changes to national legislation and regulation.
Paves the way for a new model of oral healthcare led by dentists in collaboration with a wide range of other stakeholders. It roughly sketches the possible look of oral healthcare by the year 2020, if we tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities that arise in a timely and adequate manner.