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Intl day of education

FDI supports educators and students through interactive curriculum on optimal oral health habits

07 January 2020

January 24 marks International Day of Education. Through FDI’s Mouth Heroes for Schools, teachers can help empower their students to adopt good oral health habits – now and in the future – to protect their general health and well-being for a lifetime.


Take advantage of FDI’s resources on partially dentate patient treatment and care

07 January 2020
Partially dentate

FDI has launched a series of tools that propose a tailored, comprehensive approach to the treatment and care of partially dentate patients.

Apply by 15 June for FDI’s World Dental Development Fund

FDI World Dental Development Fund backs projects to improve oral health worldwide: apply by 15 June

07 January 2020

FDI is now accepting applications for the World Dental Development Fund, which supports innovative oral health initiatives around the world.

World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2020

Register now for the 2020 edition of the World Health Professions Regulation Conference

07 January 2020

The 6th World Health Professions Regulation Conference will provide participants with new insights, diverse perspectives and emerging solutions to current challenges in health professional regulation.

Season's Greetings and Happy 2020!

23 December 2019

As we end another year, I am in awe of the significant progress we have all made together for oral health.

“A phenomenon of our time”: Prof. Dr Katrin Bekes introduces molar incisor hypomineralization

10 December 2019

Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) affects about 13% of children worldwide. While the cause of MIH remains unclear, Prof. Dr Katrin Bekes proposes a series of effective treatment options that prioritize the young patient’s quality of life.  

Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury reject proposal to ban dental amalgam

06 December 2019

At the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, FDI, the International Association for Dental Research and the World Health Organization advocated for the continued phase down of dental amalgam.

FDI President at BZAK

Paving the way towards optimal oral health

27 November 2019

Since my appointment in September I have met with many of our members to understand their national challenges and approaches. One thing has become very clear to me – our truly diverse membership share a united passion to improve oral health and the practice of dentistry.

Brush Day & Night session at WDC19 San Francisco

Webcasts from ADA FDI World Dental Congress San Francisco online now

25 November 2019

Three sessions are available as webcasts: How to Improve the Management of Periodontal Diseases, Contemporary Management of Partially Dentate Patients, and Achieving Improved and Sustainable Oral Health Worldwide through Brush Day & Night.

WHO AMR week 2019

Meet Dr Wendy Thompson, lead author of FDI white paper on tackling antibiotic resistance

22 November 2019
Antimicrobial resistance

Prescribing antibiotics for dental problems contributes significantly to the burden of antibiotic use.