Working Groups

Task Teams and Working Groups may be established by Council to consider matters that do not fall within the purview of any Standing Committee.

AMR Working Group

The Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Working Group has developed a white paper on the essential role of the dental team in reducing antibiotic resistance, with a supporting online library of resources. Given that dentists prescribe almost 10% of all antibiotics, oral health professionals need to be involved in the development and implementation of national action plans to counter antibiotic resistance. The AMR Working Group reports to Science Committee.

CHAIR
Dr Wendy Thompson
United Kingdom
MEMBER
Prof. Dr Mahesh Verma
India
MEMBER
Prof. David M. Williams
United Kingdom
MEMBER
Dr Susie Sanderson
United Kingdom
AMR expert
Prof. Céline Pulcini
Artificial Intelligence Working Group
CHAIR
Prof. Dr Falk Schwendicke
Germany
MEMBER
Prof. William Cheung
Hong Kong SAR China
MEMBER
Dr Jina Lee Linton
Republic of Korea
Ethics Working Group

The Ethics Working Group monitors the principles of ethical business of FDI, considers any ethical and moral issues raised, and suggest improvements.

CHAIR
Sep 2020 - Sep 2021
Dr Glen Hall
United States of America
MEMBER
Sep 2020 - Sep 2021
Dr John Hunt
United Kingdom
MEMBER
Sep 2020 - Sep 2021
Dr Alexander Tolmeijer
Netherlands
Standing Committee Chairs Working Group

In the interest of continuous improvement of communication between Standing Committees, and to align the work across all structures of FDI, in 2022 the Council formally established the Chairs of Standing Committees Working Group.

Chair
Prof. David M. Williams
United Kingdom
Member
Prof. William Cheung
Hong Kong SAR China
Member
Dr Mick Armstrong
United Kingdom
Member
Assoc. Prof. Elham Kateeb
Sate of Palestine
Member
Prof. Dr Paula Perlea
Romania
Vision 2030 Implementation and Monitoring Working Group

The Working Group guides the effective implementation and monitoring of FDI's Vision 2030, which shows great alignment with WHO's resolution on oral health and resulting mechanisms. The ambition being to ensure the resolution becomes a game changer for the lives of the communities our members serve. The Implementation and Monitoring Working Group reports to the Advocacy Task Team.

Chair
Prof. David M. Williams
United Kingdom
Member
Prof. Richard Watt
United Kingdom
Member
Prof. Manu Mathur
India
Member
Dr Margaret Wandera
Uganda
Member
Dr Rita Villena-Sarmiento
Peru
Member
Dr Chris Vernazza
United Kingdom