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Staying safe and healthy during these difficult times

08 April 2020

These past few weeks have been a trying time for all of us: the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our world. 

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Pioneering women in dentistry pave the way for excellence in the profession

31 March 2020

Since its formation as a separate medical field, dentistry has gone through several reforms and has achieved huge milestones.

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Cancelled: FDI World Dental Congress 2020 in Shanghai

26 March 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, FDI Council has decided to cancel the FDI World Dental Congress, scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China, from 1-4 September 2020.

Time to stop brushing oral health aside

20 March 2020
World Oral Health Day

Oral health continues to be one of the most neglected areas of global health. The tragedy is that oral disease is a silent epidemic afflicting some 3.58 billion people—more than half the world’s population—while it’s largely preventable.

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FDI Treasurer Dr Greg Chadwick prepares a new generation of dentists through cutting-edge technology

17 March 2020

FDI Treasurer Dr Greg Chadwick is also the dean of the ECU School of Dental Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. His university was recently named an Apple Distinguished School. This selection highlights the school’s success as an innovative learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.

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Journal of Dental Research publishes COVID-19 guidelines from researchers based in Wuhan, China

17 March 2020

The Journal of Dental Research has published a paper written by researchers at Wuhan University School & Hospital of Stomatology with recommendations for dental practitioners and dental students in light of COVID-19. 

Champion Oral Health Policies

These are the top five oral health pledges for policymakers on World Oral Health Day

05 March 2020
World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is only a couple weeks away. Policymakers and governments can help address the oral disease burden by making a pledge to strengthen oral healthcare systems at the national level. World Oral Health Day encourages policymakers to take action today for better oral health outcomes tomorrow.

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A healthier future means tackling shared risk factors for oral disease and obesity

04 March 2020

Chronic diseases, like oral disease and obesity, share many of the same risk factors. World Obesity Day calls for more comprehensive solutions, treatment, and collective responsibility for addressing this global epidemic together.

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FDI tells WHO that oral health must be integrated into strategies addressing other diseases

26 February 2020

FDI ensured oral health was not ignored during ministerial debates at the 146th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board. Country-level health policies must integrate strategies to address oral diseases in order to deliver real person-centered care.

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Recently published WHO implementation manual maps positive path to combat early childhood caries

24 February 2020

FDI stands with World Health Organization (WHO) Global Oral Health Programme to curb the burden of early childhood caries (ECC) and supports their recommendations on ECC prevention and control.