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FDI launches its observatory for oral health

29 August 2013

FDI World Dental Federation launched its ‘Observatory for Oral Health Prevention and Control’ on 29 August during the Annual World Dental Congress in Istanbul.

World Oral Health Day: making prevention fun

28 August 2013

From message-carrying elephants in Nepal to giant dancing toothbrushes in the Seychelles, from world record-breaking communal tooth brushing events in Lagos to the NASDAQ opening in New York, there are multiple ways of celebrating World Oral Health Day (WOHD) - and most of them were tried in one

Celebrating another successful year of Live.Learn.Laugh.

27 August 2013

Since launching in 2005 with the aim of improving oral health around the world, the Live.Learn.Laugh. (LLL) Partnership between the FDI World Dental Federation and Unilever Oral Care has gone from strength to strength.

Number 33 - July 2013

08 August 2013


Access to prevention: not always as cheap as it looks

07 August 2013

In some countries, frequently low-income, import duties of up to 35% on oral health products such as toothpaste make prevention not always the low-cost solution it first appears.

ADA launches Action for Dental Health

07 August 2013

Health care reform legislation in the United States (known as the Affordable Care Act) will provide more dental coverage to children, but virtually ignores the oral health needs of tens of millions of adults.

Attend the ADA Annual Meeting

07 August 2013

Join more than 30,000 dental professionals at the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Annual Meeting, the largest annual meeting in the United States, from 31 October – 3 November 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Congress lives up to high expectations

07 August 2013

FDI 2013 Istanbul is living up to expectations with an attendance by some estimates as high as 12,000 and record breaking abstract submissions—nearly 1,850 abstracts, of which 834 have been accepted for poster presentation, 15 as moderated poster sessions and 347 as oral presentations.

FDI 2013 Istanbul to feature three industry lunch symposia

07 August 2013

The dental and oral health industry is once again present at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Istanbul, with three industry lunch symposia scheduled on congress days 1 and 2 (28 and 29 August).

FDI special session: innovative, groundbreaking and practical

07 August 2013

When FDI first offered its special sessions at the 100th Annual World Dental Congress in Hong Kong (2012), there was some anxiety as to how congress delegates, used to the more classical session formats, would respond.