Discover the 2022 election results and meet the new committee members
The 2022 World Dental Parliament returned in-person in Geneva, Switzerland from 19–24 September 2022, and welcomed more than 400 delegates from 74 countries under one roof. An integral part of FDI, the event allowed for major decisions to be taken by voting members of the General Assembly (GA) as well as Council.
Election results: newly appointed officers and approved policy statements
The GA is the supreme legislative and governing body of FDI. The GA gathers once a year and sets FDI policies, the strategic plan, missions and aims, and monitors progress on their achievement. Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the 2022 World Dental Congress, FDI held its parliament meetings and conducted a successful GA, where some key decisions were taken.
This included the appointment of council and committee members during the GA and council elections, as well as approval of the 2022 policy statements. The results are as follows:
Additionally, Council approved:
- Dr Wendpoulomdé Aimé Désiré Kabore from Burkina Faso as the new CE Programme Director for Africa.
- Dr James Taylor from Canada as the newly elected Chair of the Chief Dental Officer/Dental Public Health Section.
Further information on the FDI governance structure and election process is available in the FDI Constitution.
New policy statements
FDI policy statements, which detail FDI’s position on issues of interest within the oral health community, are put together through consultation, discussion, and consensus among leading dental experts from around the world. This year, the GA adopted five policy statements:
- Bioactive restorative materials
- Noma – eradicating a preventable disease to save lives
- Prevention in sports dentistry
- Sports mouthguards
- The role of vaccinations in protecting the dental team
The newly adopted policy statements will be available for consultation on the FDI website soon and will be published in the International Dental Journal.