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As an internationally active organisation, there is always something happening at FDI World Dental Federation. Stay up to date with the latest news from around the world here.

Celebrating World Oral Health Day in 2021

February 12, 2021 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: With less than two months to go until World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on 20 March, FDI World Dental Federation has some tips and tricks for you to be #MouthProud, have fun and celebrate safely.

FDI shares vision of oral healthcare delivery until 2030

January 21, 2021 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: For 120 years, FDI World Dental Federation has focused its mission on the goal of improving oral health worldwide. In a recently published report, titled Vision 2030: Delivering Optimal Oral Health for All, the organisation shared how it plans to continue to go forward with that goal in the foreseeable future.

What to consider when caring for partially dentate patients

September 30, 2020 | Education

Rates of natural tooth retention are rising globally; rather than losing all their teeth as they age, people are increasingly reaching old age with at least a few of their natural teeth still intact. During this first webinar of a two-webinar series, experts Prof. Finbarr Allen, Prof. Angus Walls and Dr William Cheung will present the literature and scientific evidence supporting the pretreatment, treatment and maintenance options specific to partially dentate patients.

FDI webinar to discuss oral health in comprehensive cleft care

September 25, 2020 | Education

Clefts of the lip and palate are the most common birth defect of the face and mouth. Even children who undergo cleft surgery are often at an increased risk of caries, periodontal disease, and other oral health and well-being issues as they grow. These children require regular dental care to ensure adequate monitoring, education, support and treatment in order to prevent oral disease and achieve the highest possible quality of life. FDI World Dental Federation has joined forces with Smile Train, with funding and crucial support from GSK Consumer Healthcare, to provide essential resources on the standard of oral health and dental care for children with clefts. The first deliverable for the two-year project is the Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines, which will be presented in a free webinar on Tuesday, 29 September. In an interview beforehand, the project collaborators together spoke with Dental Tribune International about the initiative.

FDI presents live debate on relation between oral health and overall health of athletes

September 22, 2020 | Education

Prof. Ian Needleman, who is a member of FDI World Dental Federation’s Sports in Dentistry Task Team, is moderating a discussion on 24 September about the impact of athletes’ oral health on their general health. It will feature eminent dental experts and elite athletes and will be the first time that the topic will be addressed in such a format. The event is part of the programme for the Virtual Dental Exhibition, which is being hosted by the organisers of the Central European Dental Exhibition from 24 to 26 September. Ahead of the debate, Needleman shared some insights with Dental Tribune International.

FDI celebrates 120th anniversary

August 18, 2020 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: This past Saturday, 15 August, marked the 120th anniversary of the founding of FDI World Dental Federation (FDI). In celebration of the occasion, FDI President Dr Gerhard K. Seeberger shared an anniversary statement in which he called this milestone a monumental day for FDI and revealed a short preview of an upcoming video that will detail the history and achievements of the organisation.

How COVID-19 has affected online continuing dental education

July 20, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: In recent years, the dental industry’s approach to continuing education (CE) has often been focused on in-person learning opportunities at congresses, symposia and the like. This didactic avenue is, unfortunately, one of many areas of the dental profession to have been drastically affected by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Typical of dentistry’s innovative spirit, many dental companies and institutions have quickly shifted to alternative methods of teaching, and dental professionals have responded with enthusiasm.

FDI to provide continuing education with own Oral Health Campus

June 12, 2020 | Education

GENEVA, Switzerland: For FDI World Dental Federation (FDI), knowledge transfer is central to its array of activities aimed at promoting the oral health and well-being of all at all ages. In celebration of its 120-year anniversary, the organisation is launching a webinar platform called FDI Oral Health Campus that will provide dental professionals from around the world with continuing education (CE) opportunities in the comfort of their own homes.

FDI offers COVID-19 guidance to dental professionals

June 11, 2020 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: The SARS-CoV-2 outbreak is causing significant disruption to dental practice worldwide. Oral health professionals, dental associations and regulatory bodies are facing diverse challenges to providing dental care and promoting the oral health of the population while protecting patients and practitioners from the health threat posed by SARS-CoV-2. The council of FDI World Dental Federation has now released a statement on dentistry and oral health during the pandemic.

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