These proceedings are based on the FDI-NCD Alliance joint session that took place during the FDI World Dental Congress in Madrid, Spain on 30 August 2017. The session focused on leveraging the NCD movement to advance oral health, with a particular focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Periodontitis is closely linked with general health and major NCDs, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Even though it is one of the most common diseases worldwide, it seldom receives the attention it deserves. This consideration has led FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) to launch the GPHP to tackle the burden of periodontal diseases.