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FDI welcomes WHO resolution on COVID-19 but highlights the need to protect dental teams

25 May 2020
WHO

FDI welcomed the resolution on the COVID-19 response at the 73rd WHO World Health Assembly and put forward some key recommendations to support member states in mitigating the impact of the pandemic.

Gum health expert Prof. Lijian Jin says no to bleeding gums on Gum Health Day

12 May 2020
Periodontics

The European Federation of Periodontology leads Gum Health Day every year. The 2020 campaign encourages people with bleeding gums to consult their dentist or pharmacist and encompasses dozens of activities in more than 40 countries across the world.

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International Dental Journal celebrates 70th volume with a special issue on an oscillating-rotating electric toothbrush with micro-vibrations

06 May 2020
Scientific journals

Seventy volumes later, the journal continues to publish cutting-edge content for the oral health community.

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FDI's World Dental Development Fund now accepting applications that focus on COVID-19 response

01 May 2020
Grants

Apply by 15 June 2020 for FDI’s World Dental Development Fund. Funding guidelines were recently amended to include projects on the COVID-19 response.  

Palestinian Dental Association champions access to dental care for migrants living in Greece

21 April 2020
Grants

The Palestinian Dental Association is working together with the Health-Point Foundation to provide urgently needed dental care to people living in Athens, Greece, as well as the Moria migrant camp on Lesvos island.

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World Health Professions Alliance calls for G20 action to secure personal protective equipment for health personnel

15 April 2020
Healthcare

In an open letter to G20 leaders, the five WHPA presidents call for coordinated action to secure the PPE supply chain for health workers battling COVID-19 worldwide.

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Study protocol seeks to measure the impact of Brush Day & Night 21-day toothbrushing programme in schools

14 April 2020
Scientific journals

The study protocol seeks to provide evidence that the 21-day toothbrushing programme in schools is effective and encourages parents and carers to improve their oral health habits too.

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Pioneering women in dentistry pave the way for excellence in the profession

31 March 2020
Governance

Since its formation as a separate medical field, dentistry has gone through several reforms and has achieved huge milestones.

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Cancelled: FDI World Dental Congress 2020 in Shanghai

26 March 2020
Congress

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, FDI Council has decided to cancel the FDI World Dental Congress, scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China, from 1-4 September 2020.

Time to stop brushing oral health aside

20 March 2020
World Oral Health Day

Oral health continues to be one of the most neglected areas of global health. The tragedy is that oral disease is a silent epidemic afflicting some 3.58 billion people—more than half the world’s population—while it’s largely preventable.