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WOHD20 launch

Presenting the 2019 World Oral Health Day Award Winners

09 September 2019
World Oral Health Day

FDI warmly congratulates all winners for their exemplary work and hopes that their efforts will inspire others to lead equally engaging campaigns of their own.

Refugee Oral Health Promotion and Care

FDI survey says refugees have limited access to regular dental check-ups and screenings

09 September 2019

Oral health conditions among refugees should be addressed in the same way as other health concerns. FDI World Dental Federation surveyed its member National Dental Associations to measure the burden of oral disease among refugees in each member country.

Dr Kell and Dr Cole at WDC opening ceremony

ADA FDI World Dental Congress Opening Ceremony welcomes delegates, keynote speaker Mark Wahlberg

08 September 2019

FDI World Dental Federation and the American Dental Association kicked off the ADA FDI World Dental Congress last night during the Opening Ceremony and General Session, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, USA.

Dr Gerhard Seeberger

A conversation with Dr Gerhard Seeberger, new FDI World Dental Federation president

08 September 2019

FDI World Dental Federation interviewed its newly elected president, Dr Gerhard Seeberger, who will serve a two-year term from 2019–2021.

FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train launch project to improve oral health of children with clefts

07 September 2019

Together, FDI and Smile Train will develop oral health education resources for dentists and other members of the cleft care team.

Good oral health a positive part of the ageing process

07 September 2019
Ageing population

FDI recently released three practical guides that highlight a series of steps that both dentists, elderly patients, and their carers can follow to make good oral health a positive part of the ageing process.

New FDI World Dental Federation care pathway promotes dentist-patient collaboration to manage partial tooth loss

04 September 2019

Today during the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco, USA, FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) released its latest resources on the treatment and care of patients with partial tooth loss.

Unite for Mouth Health

Make a Pledge for World Oral Health Day 2020

05 September 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.

FDI Smile Award winners 2019

Estonian Dental Association and Palestinian Dental Association receive FDI Smile Awards

03 September 2019

FDI World Dental Federation recognized the 2018 Smile Award winners at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco on 3 September.

Endodontics in General Practice chairside guide

FDI chairside guide proposes a prevention-focused endodontic care strategy

07 September 2019

FDI released the Endodontic care strategy in general dental practice chairside guide at the World Dental Congress this 7 September 2019. The Chairside guide provides a strategy for endodontic treatment in the general dental practice.