What we do
As a convener of the oral health community, FDI fosters exchange and develops a common vision to advance the science and practice of dentistry. FDI delivers innovative congresses and campaigns to address the global oral disease burden and improve oral health.
FDI also develops initiatives and projects to promote the prevention and control of oral diseases at the local level. Among others, FDI develops educational initiatives to empower children and adults to make good oral health decisions and take care of their mouths and bodies.
FDI strives to achieve our vision of leading the world to optimal oral health by working at both the national and international level. FDI transforms this commitment into action through active engagement with the World Health Organization, as well as other United Nations agencies, health organizations, governments, and global partners to ensure that oral health is recognized as an essential component of general health and well-being.