The FDI 2018-2021 strategy serves as a four-year roadmap to achieve our vision of leading the world to optimal oral health. The strategy defines three areas of action to promote and improve oral health worldwide.

1) Membership

National Dental Associations (NDAs) are FDI’s greatest asset. We strengthen our work at every level when we have access to the wealth of knowledge and expertise of our members and can understand the challenges and resource gaps that they face. Regular consultation with members as well as developing activities tailored to their needs are both essential to help raise the profile of oral health at the national level.

2) Advocacy

Oral diseases affect nearly all of the world’s population. As the leading global advocate for oral health, FDI amplifies the voice of the dental profession and draws attention to the global oral disease burden. Our advocacy efforts aim to increase oral health literacy and achieve political commitment and action on oral health. FDI is committed to ensuring that oral health is recognized as an essential element of overall health, a fundamental right, and is included in policies addressing other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

3) Knowledge transfer

Knowledge is power. FDI is mighty when the oral health community is informed, shares best practices, participates in continuing education programmes and remains well-versed in the latest developments in oral healthcare. FDI further advances the science and practice of dentistry by convening the oral health community in a spirit of knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

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