NO 26 - DECEMBER 2012
 
FOCUS ON:
Submit your abstract for presentation as the 2013 FDI World Annual Dental Congress in Istanbul, 28 to 31 August in : General Dentistry and Oral Health; Preventive Dentistry; Dental Treatment & Restorative Dentistry; and Implantology. Other areas also considered.
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FDI PRESIDENT
2012 in review: “challenging but fruitful”
FDI President Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva looks back at 2012 and delivers his verdict: “a challenging but fruitful year for FDI”.
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WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY 2013
World Oral Health Day, 20 March: 'Healthy teeth for healthy life'
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) 2013 will be celebrated on 20 March under the them 'Health teetch healty life. FDI is is in the process of preparing a toolkit, including guidance and WOHD visual identity, for national dental associations and other groups wishing ot orgainzse an event to celebrate the day.
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DENTAL MATERIALS
Dental amalgam: FDI expresses concern over draft treaty
FDI has taken the exceptional step of writing personally to Fernando Lugris, Chair of INC5, to express concern about the latest draft (October 2012) of the future international treaty on mercury. FDI fears that, if the draft is adopted in its current form, it could pose serious risks for oral heath care.
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REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
FDI/ERO debates European integration
A meeting of the joint FDI/European Regional Organization (ERO) Working Group ‘Integration’ took place in Moscow on 15 November, at the invitation of the Russian Dental Association and the trade fair Mosexpodental (Moscow, 14 to 17 November).
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NATIONAL DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Bangladesh: FDI President addresses dental students
FDI President Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva was in Bangladesh mid-November to strengthen ties with local member, the Bangladesh Dental Society (BDS). This first visit by an FDI president would, he said, have a huge impact and play a key role in enhancing the credibility of the local national dental association (NDA).
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