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World Food Day highlights healthy, low-sugar diets to combat malnutrition

15 October 2019

Achieving global food security goes beyond hunger: FDI agrees there is an urgent need to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to all.

Dr Seeberger receives presidential chain from Dr Kell

Tomorrow is now

30 September 2019

It is with great excitement that I write my first message to you as President of FDI. I want to begin by thanking each of you for your continued support of FDI, and for entrusting me as your President for the next two years. I am excited to hit the ground running with each and every one of you!

World Oral Health Day pledges

A how-to guide to pledge your support for World Oral Health Day 2020

02 October 2019
World Oral Health Day

In 2020, FDI will use the transformative power of pledges to show people how to take care of their mouth and body and empower them to create positive and lasting change. We want everyone to make a pledge to look after their oral health.

Children smiling in Kolkata ©Loren Joseph

Good oral health is something to grin about on World Smile Day

02 October 2019

A healthy mouth is much more than a smile. On this World Smile Day, join FDI in appreciating what the whole mouth can do for you.

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Special issue on peri-implant diseases now available in the International Dental Journal

02 October 2019

Putting the spotlight on four papers, which aim to support general practitioners in preventing and managing peri-implantitis and other implant-related complications.

Sports Dentistry

Leeds United working to incorporate oral health into athletes’ wellness plans

02 October 2019
Prevention Sports

Notable health professionals in the sports community are working to incorporate oral health into athletes’ wellness plans.

UN Declaration of UHC includes oral health

United Nations Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage finally has some teeth

16 September 2019

The first-ever Political Declaration on UHC vows to address the oral health crisis. World leaders will officially adopt the declaration at the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC on September 23.

FDI and ADA presidents pose with Toothie

FDI reports high attendance at ADA FDI World Dental Congress, General Assembly election results now available

09 September 2019

Today marks the final day of the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco, USA. FDI World Dental Federation and the American Dental Association welcomed over 30,000 participants from the United States and abroad.

Prof. Ihsane Ben Yahya

Prof. Ihsane Ben Yahya named FDI President-Elect

09 September 2019

Professor Ihsane Ben Yahya of Morocco was appointed FDI President-Elect during the elections held at the FDI General Assembly B.

FDI World Dental Congress 2020 Shanghai

Book your tickets for Shanghai! Preview of the 2020 FDI World Dental Congress

09 September 2019

FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) looks forward to welcoming all attendees to Shanghai, China, for the 2020 FDI World Dental Congress (WDC) from 1 to 4 September 2020.