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.
FDI has teamed up with oral health non-profit Smile Train to integrate regular and focused dental care into the treatment and care plan of children with clefts to help address oral hygiene challenges and prevent oral disease.
More than 50 million school hours are lost each year because of poor oral health. FDI World Dental Federation supports teachers to integrate oral health into their lesson plans, with the aim to have healthier, happier children inside and outside the classroom.
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.
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.
FDI President Dr Gerhard K. Seeberger met with Unilever CEO Mr Alan Jope to discuss how the 14-year partnership between the two organizations has helped to educate people on the importance of good oral hygiene.