Lifelong oral health aims to maintain good oral health and an optimal quality of life through oral health promotion, risk assessment, disease prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention at all stages of life.
FDI in 2015 was characterized by optimism. Financially, we started off predicting a small surplus, which turned out to be larger than expected at the close of the year. By the year-end, we also had a comfortable level of reserves.
The brochure looks at the key milestones and results over the 10 years of the programme partnership, and importantly, looking ahead at what is to come in a continuation of the campaign for improved oral health.
Brush Day & Night: 12 years of improving oral health worldwide
The Brush Day & Night brochure includes the executive summary of the International Dental Journal supplement and an infographic, illustrating key facts about the methodology of the programme and the positive results of Phase III.
This Advocacy Toolkit assists national dental associations (NDAs) in shaping initiatives focused on policy implementation for the prevention and management of dental caries, also referred to as tooth decay.
This chairside guide advises clinicians on restorative interventions with their patients. It is a visual support to the White Paper on Dental Caries Prevention and Management, with easy-to-follow guidelines suitable for the dental practice.
The FDI Dental Ethics Manual is the result of FDI's involvement and active promotion of dental ethics over many years. It emphasises the importance of professional ethics and the need for professional ethical values as part of the dental education curriculum.
Dental restorative materials and the Minamata Convention on Mercury: Guidelines for successful implementation
These Guidelines for Successful Implementation are designed to equip members of national dental associations (NDAs) with the necessary knowledge, and advise NDAs about the obligations and opportunities.
Endodontic care strategy in general dental practice
This chairside guide provides a strategy for endodontic treatment in the general dental practice, emphasizing the importance of prevention, early intervention and patient-centred care to achieve optimal outcomes.
Ergonomics and posture guidelines for oral health professionals
These guidelines highlight the importance of ergonomics in the dental workplace. They provide oral health professionals with guidance on how to strike a balance between maintaining a good posture and providing efficient treatment.
FDI African strategy for oral health: Addressing the specific needs of the continent
FDI defined a strategy for the development of oral health in Africa during the 2013 'African Summit' held in 2013 which gathered presidents from 16 African FDI National Dental Associations, FDI stakeholders, the World Health Organization and government delegates.
FDI Global Periodontal Health Project 2017 NDA survey
FDI conducted a survey among its 150 members on periodontal health and found that, from the 61 National Dental Associations (NDAs) who took part, only 40% have a national monitoring and evaluation plan of periodontal disease.