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Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in petri dish

FDI experts publish guidance on antibiotic stewardship in dentistry

27 June 2019
Antimicrobial resistance

Dentists should be involved in the development and implementation of national action plans to counter antibiotic resistance, as they prescribe almost 10% of all antibiotics.

President's Letter June 2019

Working together to improve oral health

26 June 2019

We are in the middle of 2019 and I am already in awe of the significant progress made in improving oral health thanks to our members’ tireless efforts.

Refugee Oral Health Promotion and Care

Promoting access to oral care on World Refugee Day to support universal health coverage

20 June 2019

FDI stands in solidarity with refugees and highlights the importance of ensuring their access to a reliable and complete level of oral care.

Congress interviews

Previewing the World Oral Health Forum with Dr Manu Raj Mathur

11 June 2019

A dedicated advocate of universal health coverage (UHC), Dr Mathur says that better engagement of national and regional governments with civil society, NGOs, and the private sector will be essential if oral care is to be incorporated successfully into UHC packages.

Sports Dentistry

Poor oral hygiene severely impacts training and athletic performance

29 May 2019

FDI’s Sports Dentistry project aims to raise awareness on how oral health affects sports performance and offers guidance to athletes, physicians, and sports organizations.

2018 Annual Report

New publication alert: FDI 2018 Annual Report now online

29 May 2019

Read the FDI 2018 Annual Report for full details on our work and vision to lead the world to optimal oral health.

WHA72 attendants

72nd World Health Assembly misses critical opportunity to drive action on oral health

29 May 2019

Member States gathered for the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva to discuss pressing global health issues but failed to take tangible action on oral health.

8th World Workshop on Oral Health and Disease in AIDS

Focus on HIV/AIDS and oral health at the 8th World Workshop in Bali, 13-15 September 2019

29 May 2019

The 8th World Workshop on Oral Health and Disease in AIDS will be held in Bali, Indonesia, from 13 to 15 September 2019 and is open to anyone with an interest in improving the health of people living with HIV.

Apply for the World Dental Development Fund

FDI is offering up to 10,000 CHF to support oral health promotion projects: Apply by 15 June

29 May 2019

The World Dental Development Fund welcomes and encourages a diverse set of applicants. The fund finances innovative oral health projects in limited-income settings.

Dr Kell with FDI Treasure Dr Cottrell and APDC President

Building strong ties from Europe to Asia

29 May 2019

In the Letter from the President for the month of May, Dr Kell reports on the exciting events with colleagues and friends in Italy, Germany, and Korea. She emphasizes her gratitude for our global community.