NO 25 - NOVEMBER 2012
 
FOCUS ON:
The 101st FDI Annual World Dental Congress (Istanbul, 28 to 31 August 2013) is slated to be the biggest FDI international event in recent times. Registration now open!
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FDI 2013 ISTANBUL
A focus on patient safety
In the run-up to FDI 2013 Istanbul, FDI is planning a series of interviews with some key personalities in field of oral health in Turkey. We begin with FDI Councillor Nermin Yamalik, who talks about why and how she is involved in the patient safety policy, strategy and projects.
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Moscow, New York, Paris: spreading the word
With all the signposts for oral health pointing to Istanbul in 2013, FDI is spreading the word at dental events in major cities across continents, three in the month of November: Moscow, New York and Paris.
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ORAL HEALTH
More dental clinics in Nigeria’s Primary Health Care Centres
Nigerian Senate President David Mark has pledged his support for the establishment of more functional dental clinics in all the country’s existing Primary Health Care Centres.
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The oral health benefits of chewing gum
The October/November issue of the Journal of the Irish Dental Association featured a peer-reviewed article ‘The oral health benefits of chewing gum’. Topics covered include oral clearance and saliva stimulation, plaque pH neutralization, remineralization and clinical caries reduction, extrinsic stain reduction, effects on plaque and gingivitis, as well as more detailed information about ingredients and active agents in sugarfree gum.
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TOBACCO CONTROL
Tobacco companies ordered to admit deception
Tobacco companies in the United States have been placed under the obligation to admit, in a public information campaign they have also been ordered to fund, their deception about the health effects of smoking.
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