Resources

Vision 2030: Delivering Optimal Oral Health for All

Toolkits

The Vision 2030 report identifies challenges that will confront dentistry and the oral health community over the next decade and it proposes strategies for how these can be turned into opportunities to improve oral health, reduce oral health inequalities, and contribute to reducing the global burden of oral diseases.

 

This report aims to assist the profession in realizing delivery of optimal oral health to all – with no person left behind.

This forward-looking report outlines how the oral health community can tackle actual and anticipated transformationalchanges and trends in the global healthcare environment and seize opportunities to become productive members of a healthcare team which delivers person-centred care. 

This report also emphasizes the responsibility of individual oral healthcare professionals to maintain an appropriate level of competency throughout their professional lives, and the necessity to shoulder a leadership role within the healthcare community and society more widely. 

The report is intended to be updated at regular intervals based on local and global requirements, emerging health issues, and the achievement of key performance indicators. It is not intended to be prescriptive, but instead to provide guidance contingent on local needs, conditions, and circumstances.

Our vision is that by 2030, oral healthcare will be empowering, evidence-based, integrated and comprehensive. 

Read more about the report in the International Dental Journal Editorial by Vision 2030 Working Group Co-Chairs Prof. David Williams and Prof. Michael Glick.

FDI white paper: The essential role of the dental team in reducing antibiotic resistance

White Papers

This white paper presents a framework for dental teams seeking to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs—when you need them, you need them to work. Antibiotic resistance is a global problem and growing rapidly due to widespread misuse of antibiotics, putting patients at risk for ‘superbugs’ that are difficult (and sometimes impossible) to treat with antibiotics. 

The white paper highlights how dental teams can help raise awareness, prevent and control infections, and optimize the use of antibiotics through antibiotic stewardship in dentistry. 

Online library of resources

Rather than providing an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution to the problem of antibiotic resistance, the white paper includes an online library of resources on antibiotic resistance and stewardship that may be adopted and/or adapted to meet local needs. The online library includes links to global resources, such as policies and educational material from the World Health Organization and from FDI, as well as national resources, such as guidelines and dental antibiotic stewardship toolkits developed by national dental associations. The online library is updated regularly to include the most recent developments and guidance from around the world.

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Tackling antibiotic resistance: what should dentists do? 

The white paper and online library of resources is complemented by a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed in partnership with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy to teach healthcare professionals (with a special focus on dental teams) about the importance of antibiotic stewardship. The course is free and open to all who would like to learn more about the danger posed by antibiotic resistance and how dental teams can meet the challenge to protect patients.

The development of the online library of resources and the MOOC is supported by GSK.

English version

 

French version

 

Spanish version

Introducing the Whole Mouth Health Project

Oral health literacy, behaviour change, and empowering patients to improve their oral health
Proceedings

These proceedings give an introduction to the Whole Mouth Health project introduced at the FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco, United States on 5 and 7 September 2019. The summit addressed the project goals and produced the project statement of scope and purpose.

Endodontic care strategy in general dental practice

Endodontic care strategy in general dental practice

Chairside Guides

This chairside guide provides a strategy for endodontic treatment in the general dental practice. Emphasizing the importance of prevention, early intervention and patient-centred care to achieve optimal outcomes, it gives an overview of the key considerations for general dentists when faced with endodontic disease. In addition, it also provides easy-to-use tools for reaching an endodontic diagnosis and selecting the appropriate treatment.

Oral Health for an Ageing Population: Chairside Guide

Managing older adults: Chairside guide

Chairside Guides

Derived from the Seattle Care Pathway, the Lucerne Care Pathway identifies different levels of dependency that will influence interventions according to older adults' pre-assessed level of dependency to secure oral health in older patients.

This chairside guide provides recommendations based on the Lucerne Care Pathway to support targeted service-delivery strategies that avoid under- and over-treatment and foster a life-course approach to oral health.

GPHP 2019 follow-up survey infographic

Key learnings from the GPHP follow-up survey on periodontal health

Infographics

Conducted between February and May 2019, the survey asked FDI National Dental Associations the same 19 questions developed in 2017 on periodontal health relating to:

  1. national health policies;
  2. health information systems;
  3. education and workforces; and
  4. national prevention and promotion efforts by NDAs.
PDP Patient Guide

Collaborative Care Continuum: My oral health checklist

Brochures

This leaflet provides useful information for patients to prepare their dentist appointment. It also includes a list of useful oral heath tips.

PDP Dentist Guide

Collaborative Care Continuum: Professional guidelines

Chairside Guides

These guidelines aim to support oral health professionals when managing partially dentate patients, providing tailored instructions for each treatment options along the 3Cs pathway.

PDP White Paper

Collaborative Care Continuum: The 3Cs pathway for partially dentate patients

White Papers

A “partially dentate patient” is defined as “a person with an incomplete natural dentition, where one or more teeth are congenitally absent or have been extracted due to disease, trauma or surgery”. This definition applies to different age groups.

This white paper advocates for a shift in the pattern of healthcare provision from a biomedical, disease-driven treatment model to a patient-centred, holistic, and prevention-focused approach. The 3Cs pathway (Collaborative Care Continuum) is a personalized approach by the dentist to risk assessment, care planning and treatment of partially dentate patients. It considers different risk profiles, needs, and expectations.

Key learnings from the GPHP 2019 follow-up survey on periodontal health

Global Periodontal Health Project 2019 NDA survey

Key learnings from the GPHP follow-up survey on periodontal health
Surveys

Conducted by FDI between February and May 2019, the survey asked FDI National Dental Associations (NDAs) the same 19 questions developed in 2017 on periodontal health relating to 1) national health policies 2) health information systems 3) education and workforces and 4) Prevention and promotion efforts by NDAs. In addition, the 2019 survey asked about NDAs’ awareness of GPHP assets.

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Oral Health: Caring for older adults

Brochures

This brochure provides tailored guidelines to help carers take care of older adults' oral health based on their level of dependency.

Oral Health in Older Adults

Oral Health in Older Adults

Brochures

This brochure provides tailored guidelines to help older patients take care of their oral health based on their own level of dependency.

Sports Dentistry: Toolkit for sports organizations

Toolkit for Sports Organizations

Sports Dentistry
Toolkits

This toolkit aims to raise awareness globally among sports organizations about the importance of good oral health for athletes and outlines steps these organizations can take to protect athletes’ oral health. This toolkit recommends how organizations can support their members in achieving oral health and how they can advocate for optimal oral health in sports.

Sports Dentistry: Guidelines for elite athletes

Guidelines for Elite Athletes

Sports Dentistry
Brochures

This guideline provides information on maintaining a healthy mouth when competing at the elite level and how poor oral health effects performance. This guide also provides details on how to protect your mouth during sports and training.

Sports Dentistry: Guidelines for amateurs

Guidelines for Amateurs

Sports Dentistry
Brochures

This guideline provides information on the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth while playing sports, how a healthy mouth affects athletic performance, and how to maintain and protect oral health when playing sports.

FDI Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

Annual Reports

In 2018, FDI grew its reputation as a leading global oral health advocate.

We’ve been able to work harder and smarter to achieve our goals and fulfil our vision of leading the world to optimal oral health.

In line with FDI’s 2018–2021 Strategic Plan, we’ve reinforced our membership base, led global advocacy efforts to increase oral health literacy and achieve political commitment and action on oral health in all countries, and furthered the science and practice of dentistry through knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

While it’s important to recognize our successes, we must remember to stay focused: oral diseases are still the most prevalent noncommunicable diseases worldwide. Now more than ever, we must work together with our members and industry partners to lead the global fight to improve the oral health of populations and ensure the general health and well-being of all.

Thank you for your united action in support of our vision.

Read the 2018 Annual Report for full details on FDI’s annual events, oral health projects, advocacy agenda, scientific journal, membership details, financial statements, and an updated list of our partners.

Sports Dentistry: Guidelines for dentists and sports medicine physicians

Guidelines for Dentists and Sports Medicine Physicians

Sports Dentistry
Brochures
References: 
  • BARLOY E., Evaluation de la santé bucco-dentaire et de la condition physique des sportifs de haut-niveau: à props d’une étude épidémiologique réalisée à l’INSEP, Thèse Chir. Dent., 2018.
  • BENDER I.B., NAIDORF I.J., GARVEY G.J., Bacterial endocarditis: a consideration for physician and dentist, J Am Dent Assoc, 1984, 109, 415-420.
  • BRACCO P, DEREGIBUS A , PISCETTA R, Effects of different jaw relations on postural stability in human subjects, Neurosci Lett., 2004, 356, 228-230.
  • DARTEVELLE J.L., DOLECKI L, DELLENBACH M., Sports d’équilibre, l’exemple du tir à l’arc, l’Information Dentaire, 2012, 22, 62-64.
  • DARTEVELLE J.L., Examen bucco-dentaire,Médecins du Sport, 2018,131, 18-23.
  • FUJIMOTO M, HAYAKAWA I, HIRANO S, WATANABE I, Changes in gate stability induced by alteration of mandibular position, J Med Dent Sci., 2001, 48, 131-136.
  • HAUSSWIRTH C, Nutrition et santé bucco-dentaire du sportif, l’Information Dentaire, 2012, 22, 33-38.
  • ISHIMA T, HIRAI T, KOSHINO H, KONISHI Y, YOKOYAMA Y, The relationship between occlusal support and physical exercise ability., J Oral Rehabil., 1998, 25, 468-471.
  • LAMENDIN H., DAVIDOVICI M., L’état bucco-dentaire chez les sportifs de base et de haut niveau. Etude comparative par radiographies panoramiques. Symbioses, 1976, 4, 285-293.
  • LAMENDIN H., Importance de la surveillance bucco-dentaire des sportifs. A propos d’un cas d’infection focale. Sp. Med. Act., 1987, 16, 33-36. 
  • LAMENDIN H., PERDRIX G., LANGLADE M., COURTEIX D., OBERT P., Occlusion dentaire, force musculaire et posture chez les sportifs. In : Biologie et pratique sportive. Paris: Masson, 1995.
  • LANDOUZY J.M., Occlusion dentaire et rachialgies chroniques, Profession kinesithérapeute,2008, 11, 36-37.
  • LANDOUZY J.M., Santé bucco-dentaire et posture chez les sportifs, Colloque national de santé publique UFSBD/INSEP « Sport et santé bucco-dentaire », Paris, 2011.
  • LEROUX E., Influence de l’occlusion dentaire sur les performances des jeunes rameurs haut niveau- Etude pilote, Thèse Chir Dent, 2017.
  • MARTIN C., Le vécu d’un sportif de haut niveau, 37ème entretien de Garancière, Paris 2011.
  • MASCRES C., L’infection focale d’origine dentaire. Encycl. Med. Chir. Stomatologie, 1988, Elsevier Masson, Paris.
  • MEERSSMAN GM, ESPOSITO GM, Valutazione delle relazioni fra occlusione e postura., Il Dentista moderno., 1988, 6, 5-9.
  • MILANI RS, DE PERIERE DD, LAPEYRE L, POURREYRON L. Relationship between dental occlusion and posture. Cranio., 2000, 18, 127-134.
  • MURPHY N., Capteurs de force et posture, Forum Sport et Santé bucco-dentaire, Paris, 2011.
  • STINSON M.W., NISENGARD R.J., BERGEY E.J., Binding of streptococcal antigens to muscle tissue in vitro, Infect Immun., 1980, 27, 604-613.
  • VEREECK E., L’occlusion dentaire: l’engrenagenement des dents influence les performances sportives, Luigi Castelli Ed., 2010.
  • YAMAJI Y, KUBOTA T, SASAGURI K, SATO S, SUZUKI Y, KUMADA H, UMEMOTO T., Inflammatory cytokine gene expression in human periodontal ligament fibroblasts stimulated with bacterial lipopolysaccharides, Infect Immun.,         1995, 63, 3576-3581.
Proactive prevention and effective periodontal care

Proactive Prevention and Effective Periodontal Care proceedings

Proceedings of the 2018 Global Periodontal Health Project Symposium
Proceedings

These proceedings report on the Global Periodontal Health Project symposium held at the FDI World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 6 September 2018. The symposium addressed the critical issues and strategic frameworks of global periodontal health, with an update and perspective on the Global Periodontal Health Project.

Fact Sheet: Universal Health Coverage

Universal Health Coverage: Oral Health for All

Fact Sheets

This fact sheet is meant to help the oral health community support their conversations with policymakers and other important stakeholders in the global health community.

It outlines:

  • What is universal health coverage
  • What universal health coverage does not mean
  • Why oral health must be a part of universal health coverage
  • How to leverage the UN High-Level Meeting on universal health coverage
White Paper on Endodontic Care

White Paper on Endodontic Care

White Papers

This White Paper outlines the prevention strategies and treatment procedures which make up the field of endodontics and identifies challenges in the provision of endodontic care in daily dental practice. It also proposes solutions to these challenges and calls to action for policymakers and advocates to shape improved systems for endodontic care.

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Brush Day & Night: 12 years of improving oral health worldwide

Brochures

The Brush Day & Night project advocates twice-daily toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste as one of the most important habits for good oral health and general health. For 12 years, the project has been teaching children about the benefits of good oral hygiene and how to brush their teeth, encouraging them to become community advocates and spread the message of good oral health to their families and friends.

The brochure condenses the content of the scientific article published in the International Dental Journal (IDJ), targeting a wider audience. It reports on key facts of Phase III and highlights Phase IV, which runs until December 2019.

The brochure includes executive summary of the IDJ supplement and an infographic, illustrating key facts about the methodology of the programme and the positive results of Phase III, which ran from 2014 to 2016, reaching over 4 million children and parents through 21-day oral health education programmes in schools.

The brochure offers a snapshot of a successful FDI and industry partner collaboration to improve oral health outcomes. It may be used as supporting material for FDI National Dental Associations and dentists alike to promote future educational programmes and wider oral health improvement programmes in their respective country contexts.

References: 
  1. GBD. Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet 2017;390(10100):1211–1259.
  2. World Health Organization (WHO). Oral Health Fact Sheet. 2018. Accessed October 2018.
  3. FDI World Dental Federation (2017). Promoting Oral Health Through Fluoride. Accessed October 2018.
  4. Kell K, Aymerich M-A and Horn V. FDI–Unilever Brush Day & Night partnership: 12 years of improving behaviour for better oral health. Int Dent J 2018;68(S1):3–6.
  5. Melo P, Fine C, Malone S, Frencken JE and Horn V. The effectiveness of the Brush Day and Night programme in improving children's toothbrushing knowledge and behaviour. Int Dent J 2018;68(S1):7–16.
  6. Melo P, Fine C, Malone S, and Horn V. Brush Day & Night Phase III to Phase IV: ensuring that good oral health habits are sustainable. Int Dent J 2018;68(S1):17–19.
OHAP Survey

Oral Health for an Ageing Population

Results of a survey on oral conditions in the elderly
Surveys

FDI conducted a survey among its 140 regular members on oral conditions in the elderly and found that, from the 62 National Dental Associations (NDAs) who took part, only 39% collect data. The survey was carried out between January and December 2016 and asked NDAs whether and how they collect data on oral health among older adults, as well as the dental coverage model they have for them in their country.

Dental Ethics Manual 2

Dental Ethics Manual 2

Manuals

Ethics is an integral part of the health professions. Even if dentists rarely deal with popular bioethical topics like trade in organs or assisted suicide, they face ethical challenges and must make ethical decisions in their everyday practice. Many of these challenges are resolved by experience. However, sometimes experience is not enough, and the dentist may need practical tools to assist with ethical decision-making.

This Manual prepares dental practitioners to confront important ethical dilemmas and uphold and exceptional standard of care throughout their careers. It is user-friendly and relevant to a wide and international audience, including experienced clinicians, first-year dental students, dental office managers, or policymakers.

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Periodontal Diseases Chairside Guide

Prevention and patient management
Chairside Guides

Periodontal diseases are chronic inflammatory diseases of bacterial aetiology that affect the tooth-supporting soft and hard tissues:

  • Plaque-induced gingivitis is a gingival inflammation without attachment loss and bone loss.
  • Periodontitis is an inflammatory lesion of periodontal tissues resulting in loss of attachment and alveolar bone.

This chairside guide helps oral health professionals with patient risk assessment by categorizing the patient’s risk profile as either LOW, MEDIUM or HIGH.

Oral Cancer Chairside Guide

Oral Cancer Chairside Guide

Prevention and patient management
Chairside Guides

Up to 70% of oral cancers are preceded by premalignant oral lesions, such as persistent red or white patches in the mouth. This chairside guide focuses on the most common sites of oral cancer: the tongue, the insides of the cheeks, and the floor of the mouth.

Oral health professionals are well-placed to screen high-risk patients for early signs of oral cancer. Survival rates can be improved with early detection and timely referral to multi-disciplinary treatment centres.

Key lessons from the evaluation of the Caries Prevention and Management Chairside Guide

Key lessons from the evaluation of the Caries Prevention and Management Chairside Guide

Infographics

The CPP survey on the Caries Prevention and Management Chairside Guide polled oral health professionals (OHPs) on their overall perception of the guide and measured how helpful it is as a tool within dental practices. 330 OHPs from 88 countries participated.

Oral Cancer: Prevention and patient management

Oral Cancer

Prevention and patient management
Toolkits

Oral cancer is a type of head and neck cancer and is any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity. Oral cancer is among the ten most common cancers but can largely be prevented by reducing exposure to risk factors. This guide focuses on oral cancer, which dentists can detect by observing the oral mucosa, as it is both superficial and accessible. The main objectives of this guideline and chairside guide are to: 

  • provide OHPs and patients with concise, yet comprehensive, information about oral cancer prevention, risk factors and management; 
  • guide clinical examination and diagnosis through a decision tree.
Oral health and the UN Political Declaration on NCDs

Oral health and the United Nations Political Declaration on NCDs

A guide to advocacy
Toolkits

The purpose of this Guide to Advocacy is to assist national dental associations (NDAs) in the followup to the United Nations (UN) Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), adopted by the 193 Member States present at the UN High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (19-20 September 2011 in New York).

This Guide includes a brief, thematic analysis of the document, which NDAs can draw upon in their discussions with ministers, chief dental officer and senior health officials. NDAs are experts in the field of oral health: they are able, and indeed have an obligation, to provide crucial insights to governments in the process of oral health-related strategic planning and policy making.

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Achieving a healthy ageing society

Brochures

The world’s population is ageing: both the number and the share of older adults are rapidly increasing in virtually every country in the world.

Epidemiological studies show that older persons are particularly affected by poor oral health, with negative consequences on their general health. Diseases such as dental caries, periodontal disease, tooth loss, dry mouth or oral cancer affect their chewing function and nutritional intake, as well as their ability to interact socially, thus leading to a drastic decrease in quality of life or even death.

Lifelong oral health aims to maintain good oral health and an optimal quality of life through oral health promotion, risk assessment, disease prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention at all stages of life. Read the eight core pillars of oral health in the elderly and learn about the four steps that can be taken to improve the oral health of the elderly.

References: 

Advocacy and strategy

  1. “Active Ageing: A Policy Framework.” The Aging Male 5, no. 1 (January 1, 2002): 1–37. https://doi.org/10.1080/tam.5.1.1.37

  2. Oral health in ageing society - integration of oral health and general health. http://www.who.int/oral_health/events/Oral%20health%20report%202.pdf?ua=1

  3. Tokyo Declaration 2015. http://www.who.int/oral_health/tokyodeclaration_final.pdf?ua=1

  4. Global Strategy and Action Plan on ageing and health (2016-2010). http://who.int/ageing/GSAP-Summary-EN.pdf?ua=1

  5. World Report on Ageing and Health. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/186463/1/9789240694811_eng.pdf?....

  6. The Seattle Care Pathway for securing oral health in older patients. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Gerodontology 2014; 31 (Suppl. 1): 77–87 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ger.12098/epdf

  7. And : http://www.colgateprofessional.com.au/Professional/v1/en/au/locale-asset...

  8. Ettinger, R. L. “Attitudes and Values Concerning Oral Health and Utilisation of Services among the Elderly.” International Dental Journal 42, no. 5 (October 1992): 373-384; discussion 385-392.

Surveillance

  1. Miyazaki, Hideo, Judith A. Jones, and Eugenio D. Beltrán-Aguilar. “Surveillance and Monitoring of Oral Health in Elderly People.” International Dental Journal 67 (October 1, 2017): 34–41. https://doi.org/10.1111/idj.12348. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/idj.12348/abstract

  2. Yamanaka, Katsumi, Haruo Nakagaki, Ichiro Morita, Hisashi Suzaki, Masatoshi Hashimoto, and Takeshi Sakai. “Comparison of the Health Condition between the 8020 Achievers and the 8020 Non-Achievers.” International Dental Journal 58, no. 3 (June 2008): 146–50. https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/tdcpublication/47/2/47_2_37/_pdf

Education and interprofessional education

  1. Otsuka H, Kondo K, Ohara Y et al. An Inter- and Intraprofessional Education Program in Which Dental Hygiene Students Instruct Medical and Dental Students. J Dent Educ 2016; 80: 1062–1070.

  2. Simons D, Baker P, Jones B, Kidd E a. M, Beighton D. Dental health education: An evaluation of an oral health training programme for carers of the elderly in residential homes. Br Dent J 2000; 188: 206–210.

  3. León S, Araya-Bustos F, Ettinger RL, Giacaman RA. Geriatric dentistry content in the curriculum of the dental schools in Chile. Gerodontology 2016; 33: 373–379.

  4. Slack-Smith LM, Hearn L, Wilson DF, Wright F. Geriatric dentistry, teaching and future directions. Aust Dent J 2015; 60 Suppl 1: 125–130.

  5. Kitagawa N, Sato Y, Komabayashi T. Graduate and undergraduate geriatric dentistry education in a selected dental school in Japan. European Journal of Dental Education 2011; 15: 231–235.

  6. De Visschere L, Van Der Putten G-J, De Baat C, Schols J, Vanobbergen J. The impact of undergraduate geriatric dental education on the attitudes of recently graduated dentists towards institutionalised elderly people. European Journal of Dental Education 2009; 13: 154–161.

Guidelines/Toolkits/Checklists/Assessments tools

  1. Development of the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index. https://dental.ufl.edu/files/2011/12/development-of-the-geriatric-oral-h...

  2. Evidence-based guidelines for the care and maintenance of complete dentures. A publication of the American College of Prosthodontists. https://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(14)63742-9/pdf

  3. GC MI Treatment Plan (Handbook). issuu. https://issuu.com/jngc/docs/mi_2017__ja_9.03.17 (in particular chapter 6)

  4. Silver Wave SEA FA. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j7muzwra15smods/AAD3Py4dVYDHxCdmBC9ozQV9a?dl=... 8+Silver+Wave+SEA+FA+(Secure).pdf

  5. Momoi Y, Hayashi M, Fujitani M et al. Clinical guidelines for treating caries in adults following a minimal intervention policy—Evidence and consensus based report. Journal of Dentistry 2012; 40: 95–105. http://www.jodjournal.com/article/S0300-5712(11)00259-4/abstract

  6. Fiske J, Griffiths J, Jamieson R, Manger D. Guidelines for Oral Health Care for Long-stay Patients and Residents. Gerodontology 2000; 17: 55–64. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741- 2358.2000.00055.x/abstract

  7. Oral Health Assessment of Older Adults: The Kayser-Jones Brief Oral Health Status Examination (BOHSE). https://consultgeri.org/try-this/general-assessment/issue-18.pdf

  8. Minimal Intervention Dentistry: Part 1. Strategies for Addressing the New Caries Challenge in Older Patients - 427.pdf. http://www.cda-adc.ca/JCDA/vol-72/issue-5/427.pdf

  9. Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living (ADL). http://micmrc.org/system/files/11.2-ADL.pdf

  10. Mini mental state_a practical method for grading the cognitive state of patients for the clinician.pdf. http://home.uchicago.edu/~tmurray1/research/articles/printed%20and%20rea... al%20method%20for%20grading%20the%20cognitive%20state%20of%20patients%20for%20the%20clinician.pdf

  11. MNA_french.pdf. http://www.mna-elderly.com/forms/MNA_french.pdf

  12. THE BARTHEL INDEX - barthel.pdf. http://www.strokecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/barthel.pdf

  13. THE MINI NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT (MNA®) REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE - WHAT DOES IT TELL US?/DISCUSSION - ProQuest. http://search.proquest.com/openview/0265d9a5d6095e555d602f718471ae27/1?p....

  14. Kihon Checklist. http://jssf.umin.jp/pdf/Kihon%20Checklist.pdf

  15. Satake S, Shimokata H, Senda K, Kondo I, Toba K. Validity of Total Kihon Checklist Score for Predicting the Incidence of 3-Year Dependency and Mortality in a Community-Dwelling Older Population. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2017. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2017.03.013. http://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(17)30184-6/pdf 

Policy Statements

  1. 2015: http://www.fdiworlddental.org/resources/policy-statements-and-resolution...

  2. 2017: http://www.fdiworlddental.org/resources/policy-statements-and-resolution...

Roadmap for healthy ageing

Roadmap for healthy ageing

Toolkits

As governments worldwide are under pressure to integrate new demographic trends into policy-making, especially in health, the Oral Health for an Ageing Population (OHAP) project seeks to establish the fundamental role of oral health professionals in healthy longevity. This roadmap provides key information on the phenomenon of global ageing and its implications for oral healthcare services (OHCS). In addition, the roadmap contains a range of possible strategies and actions different stakeholders can implement to meet the needs of older adults with different levels of dependency, based on an adapted Seattle Care Pathway, also referred to as the Lucerne Care Pathway.

References: 
  1. Survey on oral conditions in ageing populations.
  2. Defining a precise age-range for an “ageing” or “aged” or “older” or “old” population is globally difficult. Depending on countries, settings and sensitivities, a person might be considered to be “old” at 50, 60, 70, or 80 years...or never! For the sake of clarity, the age ranges used in this document are those used by the UN and WHO in the documents related to Ageing.

  3. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2015). World Population Ageing, 2015 (ST/ESA/SER.A/390).

  4. United Nations World Population Prospects 2017. Data available from: https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/

  5. Müller F, Shimazaki Y, Kahabuka F and Schimmel M, “Oral health for an ageing population: the importance of a natural dentition in older adults”, International Dental Journal 67 (October 1, 2017): 7-13.

  6. Ibid.

  7. Hyde S, Dupuis V, Mariri B-P and Dartevelle S, “Prevention of tooth loss and dental pain for reducing the global burden of oral diseases”, International Dental Journal 67 (October 1, 2017): 19-25.

  8. Marcenes W, Kassebaum NJ, Bernabe E, et al. "Global burden of oral conditions in 1990-2010: a systematic analysis". Journal of Dental Research 2013 92(7): 592–597.

  9. The shortened dental arch concept, which led to the Japanese “8020 Movement” (ie presence of at least 20 natural teeth at the age of 80), suggests that two occlusion units on either side provide sufficient oral function (ibid).

  10. Hyde S, Dupuis V, Mariri B-P and Dartevelle S, “Prevention of tooth loss and dental pain for reducing the global burden of oral diseases”, International Dental Journal 67 (October 1, 2017): 19-25.

  11. Kassebaum NJ, Bernabe E, Dahiya M, et al. "Global burden of severe periodontitis in 1990-2020: a systematic review and meta-regression". Journal of Dental Research 2014 93(11): 1045–1053.

  12. Kassebaum NJ, Bernabe E, Dahiya M, et al. "Global burden of untreated caries: a systematic review and metaregression". Journal of Dental Research 2015 94(5): 650–658.

  13. Walston J, Hadley EC, Ferrucci L, Guralnik JM, Newman AB, Studenski SA et al. Research agenda for frailty in older adults: toward a better understanding of physiology and etiology: summary from the American Geriatrics Society/National Institute on Aging Research Conference on Frailty in Older Adults. Journal of American Geriatric Society 2006; 54 (6): 991–1001.

  14. Pretty I-A, Ellwood R-P, Lo E-C-M, MacEntee M-I et al, “The Seattle Care Pathway for securing oral health in older patients”. Gerodontology 2014; 31 (Suppl. 1): 77–87.

  15. CSHA refers to the “Canadian Study of Health and Aging”. Original article by Rockwood K, Song X, MacKnight Ch et al, A global clinical measure of fitness and frailty in elderly people, CMAJ 2005; 173 (5): 489-495.

  16. Ibid.

  17. Hyde S, Dupuis V, Mariri B-P and Dartevelle S, “Prevention of tooth loss and dental pain for reducing the global burden of oral diseases”, International Dental Journal 67 (October 1, 2017): 19-25.

  18. Ghezzi E-M, Kobayashi K, Park D-Y, Srisilapanan P, “Oral healthcare systems for an ageing population: concepts and challenges”, International Dental Journal 67 (October 1, 2017): 26-33.

  19. Ibid.

  20. Fukai K, Ogawa H, Hescot P, “Oral health for healthy longevity in an ageing society: maintaining momentum and moving forward, International Dental Journal 67 (October 1, 2017): 3-6.

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Annual Report 2017

Annual Reports

Every aspect of FDI’s work is connected to our vision to lead the world to optimal oral health.

In 2017, we were able to leverage our position as a leading global oral health advocate to increase attention and action on oral health around the world and advance our projects and partnerships. From the World Dental Congress to World Oral Health Day, we seek to raise awareness on the importance of good oral health at every stage of life.

We were also able to bolster our advocacy work on a diverse set of topics and reinforce our presence within the wider global health community. We continue to report strong membership numbers and a solid, dedicated leadership.

Thanks to our 2017 partners, our financial position allows us to work harder and smarter to lead the global fight to improve the oral health of populations, to ensure the general health and well-being of all.

Read the 2017 Annual Report for full details on FDI’s annual events, oral health projects, advocacy agenda, scientific journal, membership details, financial statements, and an updated list of our partners.

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Brush Day & Night: 10 years of partnership

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FDI World Dental Federation and Unilever Oral Care are proud to acknowledge a successful 10-year partnership to measurably improve oral health on a global scale. During that time, we are delighted to have seen it grow and have such positive effects on the lives of the children, families and communities where our educational projects have been implemented.

A healthy smile is a smile without any dental or oral diseases. However, Dental Caries is still the most widespread chronic disease worldwide. A little more than 10 years ago, FDI World Dental Federation and Unilever Oral Care came together in partnership to address this issue and to help people live fuller lives through educating them on the importance of brushing twice-daily with a fluoride toothpaste. Studies show that brushing day and night with a fluoride toothpaste can cut tooth decay up to 50% for children compared with brushing once.

In this special edition, we are taking a look at the key milestones and results over the years of the partnership, and importantly, looking ahead at what is to come in a continuation of the partnership’s aims – that of campaigning for improved oral health.

Brush your teeth before going to bed

It's very important to brush your teeth every night right before going to bed. While you sleep, all the nasty bacteria feed away at your teeth, eventually creating holes (cavities) and leaving you without your teeth.

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No Health without Oral Health Proceedings

How the dental community can leverage the NCD agenda to deliver on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Proceedings

These proceedings are based on the FDI-NCD Alliance joint session that took place during the FDI World Dental Congress in Madrid, Spain on 30 August 2017. The session focused on leveraging the NCD movement to advance oral health, with a particular focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Periodontal Health and Disease

A practical guide to reduce the global burden of periodontal disease
Toolkits

This advocacy toolkit is produced as part of the Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP), launched in 2017 with the aim of reducing the global burden of periodontal disease. Based on considerations from the White Paper on Prevention and Management of Periodontal Diseases for Oral Health and General Health and from the World Oral Health Forum 2017, it aims to assist FDI National Dental Associations (NDAs) in designing, conducting and evaluating advocacy campaigns to advance the implementation of innovative policies to effectively prevent and manage periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.

This toolkit provides background information in a language which you can use with policymakers; a series of key messages; and practical guidance to assist you in designing and implementing successful advocacy campaigns which promote better periodontal health. It concludes with a series of case studies which could serve as examples for the implementation of innovative programmes.

White Paper on Prevention and Management of Periodontal Diseases for Oral Health and General Health

White Paper on Prevention and Management of Periodontal Diseases for Oral Health and General Health

White Papers

This white paper provides oral health professionals with a comprehensive yet succinct summary of the main issues related to the global prevalence and impacts, aetiology and pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases. It also identifies the key challenges in tackling the burden of periodontal diseases and provides an action plan for oral health professionals, policymakers, and other related actors.

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Global Periodontal Health: Challenges, priorities and perspectives
Proceedings

Periodontitis is closely linked with general health and major NCDs, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Even though it is one of the most common diseases worldwide, it seldom receives the attention it deserves. This consideration has led FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) to launch the GPHP to tackle the burden of periodontal diseases.

This three-year project was officially launched in 2017. Its vision is to achieve global periodontal health; its mission is to reduce the global burden of periodontal diseases. The project involves a global awareness campaign; the development of specialized toolkits for patients, the public, oral healthcare professionals, policymakers and non-governmental agencies; symposia during World Dental Congresses; a World Oral Health Forum; and the production of a white paper and policy statements.

To pursue this work, the 2017 World Oral Health Forum (WOHF) was dedicated to periodontal diseases as a part of the ongoing GPHP. Current evidence, trends, and challenges linked to periodontal health and disease were discussed in three subsequent panel sessions. As a result, the draft content of the upcoming FDI white paper on periodontal diseases was reviewed and priorities for the GPHP were set.

Key learnings from the GPHP survey on periodontal health

Infographics

Conducted between June and October 2017, the survey asked FDI National Dental Associations 19 questions on periodontal health relating to:

  1. national health policies;
  2. health information systems;
  3. education and workforces; and
  4. national prevention and promotion efforts by NDAs.
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FDI Global Periodontal Health Project

Results of a global survey with FDI National Dental Associations
Surveys

FDI conducted a survey among its 150 members on periodontal health and found that, from the 61 National Dental Associations (NDAs) who took part, only 40% have a national monitoring and evaluation plan of periodontal disease. The survey was carried out between June and October 2017 and inquired on national health policies, health information systems, periodontal health education and workforce, and preventive or promotional activities carried out by NDAs.

All responses were gathered from the following FDI regions: Africa (18 out of 29), Asia Pacific & Middle East (19 NDAs out of 37 NDAs), Europe (11 out of 63 NDAs), Latin America (9 out of 16 NDAs), and North America (4 out of 5 NDAs).

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Executive Summary White Paper on Dental Caries Prevention and Management

A summary of the current evidence and the key issues in controlling this preventable disease
White Papers

The CPP White Paper addresses 13 key issues for advancing a patient-centred, evidence-based approach to caries care, and provides clear action points to drive this change.

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Accelerating action on oral health and NCDs

Achieving an integrated response
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The primary focus of the global NCD response has been on the four major diseases – namely cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases – and four risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol – identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) as those responsible for the greatest burden. There is, however, a range of diseases and conditions including oral diseases, mental and neurological disorders, autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis, bone and joint conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis, renal, eye and ear diseases that are linked to the four most prominent NCDs.

This policy brief highlights associations between oral diseases and NCDs, and provides recommendations for their prevention and control.

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Caries Prevention and Management Chairside Guide

Chairside Guides

This chairside guide advises clinicians on restorative interventions with their patients. It is a visual support to the White Paper on Dental Caries Prevention and Management, with easy-to-follow guidelines suitable for the dental practice.

 

FDI Vision 2020

Shaping the future of oral health
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Focuses specifically on how oral health can be improved through changes to national legislation and regulation.

Paves the way for a new model of oral healthcare led by dentists in collaboration with a wide range of other stakeholders. It roughly sketches the possible look of oral healthcare by the year 2020, if we tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities that arise in a timely and adequate manner.

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Annual Reports

FDI in 2015 was characterized by optimism. Financially, we started off predicting a small surplus, which turned out to be larger than expected at the close of the year. By the year-end, we also had a comfortable level of reserves.

In terms of oral health promotion, World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is now firmly established in the calendar of important events for dental and other oral health practitioners worldwide. WOHD 2015 registered phenomenal growth over the previous two years, involving more countries, more member national dental associations (NDAs) and more dental student associations, with greater outreach than ever before.

Member support took a leap forward in 2015 with FDI’s re-invigorated Strategy for Africa, launched in 2012, and the first leadership workshop in February followed by a further exchange of information during the International Dental Exhibition Africa (IDEA) in Dakar, Senegal, in October.

At international level, FDI had the opportunity in 2015 to state the dental profession’s views at the World Health Organization’s Executive Board (WHO-EB) and World Health Assembly (WHO-WHA), and through correspondence with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The World Dental Congress continues to go from strength to strength. This is not so much due to the raw statistics: these, though excellent in 2015, vary according to location and circumstances.

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Annual Report 2016

Annual Reports

FDI has seen many successes in 2016 in pursuit of its goals in continuing education, membership growth, knowledge transfer, international campaigning, advocacy, as well as effective project implementation. The high point of the year was undoubtedly the adoption by the General Assembly of FDI’s new definition of oral health.

Advocacy has proved to be a real area of growth, now consolidated under the umbrella of Vision 2020. This enables us to pro-actively ensure the oral health dimension on the global health agenda and reinforce our relations with intergovernmental partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Our input and expertise has been much appreciated in the context of current discussions on the Minamata Convention on Mercury and its specific provisions for the phase-down of dental amalgam. At the international level, we have reinforced our advocacy capacity through joining forces with strategic partners such as the Noncommunicable Disease Alliance and have strengthened collaboration with other medical professions.

World Oral Health Day is going from strength to strength with an increasing number of organizations participating globally and a growing campaign reach. We can also look with satisfaction on the positive outcomes from FDI’s major project partnerships in areas such as prevention and oral health literacy, especially among children, oral health project innovation and sustainability as well as caries management and societal issues such as oral health and ageing populations.

Our World Dental Congress was a well-attended, truly international event and our Continuing Education (CE) Programme grows apace. Finally, we can welcome the new focus of IDJ on becoming the reference for international oral health, oriented towards practice-related research, international public health and inter-professional education and practice.

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Dental Restorative Materials and the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Guidelines for successful implementation
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These Guidelines for Successful Implementation are designed to:

  1. Equip members of national dental associations (NDAs) with the necessary knowledge about the contents and provisions of the recently-agreed Minamata Convention on Mercury for their meetings with politicians, government officials, the media and other stakeholders; and
  2. Advise NDAs about the obligations and opportunities for the dental sector derived from the commitments and provisions of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
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FDI African Strategy for Oral Health

Addressing the specific needs of the continent
Journal Articles

FDI World Dental Federation has defined a strategy for the development of oral health in Africa during the 'African Summit' held in Cape Town, South Africa. The summit gathered presidents from 16 African FDI National Dental Associations, FDI stakeholders, the World Health Organisation and government delegates. The outcomes of this summit were stated in a Declaration, defining the functional principles of the African strategy as three priorities:

  1. To establish and reinforce the credibility of NDAs
  2. To acquire and develop leadership and management skills
  3. Effective peer-to-peer exchange of information
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Sugars and Dental Caries

Toolkits

This practical guide provides useful information on sugars and its effects on oral health. It aims to reduce sugars consumption and curb the epidemic of dental caries.

White Paper on Dental Caries Prevention and Management

A summary of the current evidence and the key issues in controlling this preventable disease
White Papers

The FDI-Colgate Caries Prevention Partnership (CPP) was formed in 2015 to enhance caries prevention through information, education and other activities targeting dental health professionals, patients and the public in general. This White Paper aims to provide the information that is necessary to understand why change is important, and how it can be initiated and conducted.

Caries Prevention and Management Advocacy Toolkit

Toolkits

The FDI-Colgate Caries Prevention Partnership (CPP) was formed in 2015 to enhance caries prevention through information, education and other activities targeting dental health professionals, patients and the public in general. This Advocacy Toolkit assists national dental associations (NDAs) in shaping initiatives focused on policy implementation for the prevention and management of dental caries, also referred to as tooth decay.

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Tobacco or Oral Health

An advocacy guide for oral health professionals
Toolkits

This Guide, developed jointly by FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and the World Health Organization (WHO), provides tobacco facts, highlights the involvement of the FDI and the WHO in tobacco control initiatives, discusses the role of dentists and other oral health professionals in tobacco control, examines the role of advocacy, and provides a number of wide ranging recommendations to move the tobacco control agenda forward.

It is now accepted that helping tobacco users to quit is part of the role of health professionals, including dentists and other oral health professionals. It is also formally recognised that tobacco cessation is part of the practice of dentistry. In addition, oral health professional organisations have a responsibility to engage in tobacco control initiatives, including supporting political processes that lead to an environment favourable to health.

The guide is divided into 5 main chapters including:

  • outline of the dangers posed by tobacco consumption
  • role of health professionals in tobacco control
  • actions required to reduce the disease, suffering and premature death which directly results from tobacco use
  • advocacy should be part of all oral health professionals’ toolkit
  • recommendations to oral health organizations at the global, national, and local levels

Oral Health Worldwide

White Papers

Developed for World Oral Health Day 2015, this report outlines the burden of oral disease and its impact on general health. It also included tips for patients on how to improve oral health.

Dental Ethics Manual

Manuals

The FDI Dental Ethics Manual is the result of FDI's involvement and active promotion of dental ethics over many years. It emphasises the importance of professional ethics and the need for professional ethical values as part of the dental education curriculum. It offers itself as a textbook that can be used in both graduate and post-graduate dental programmes.

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