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FDI calls for oral health to be addressed in the Zero Draft of the UN HLM on NCDs

29 June 2018
Policy

FDI has analyzed the Zero Draft of the United Nations High-level meeting on NCDs and recommends key oral health priorities to be included.

Brush Day & Night

Brush Day & Night positively impacts toothbrushing behavior of millions of children

27 June 2018
Prevention

Results from 10 countries show that oral health promotion and education through a 21-day school programme had a positive impact on toothbrushing behaviour.

'Time to deliver' WHO report on NCDs

FDI lends the voice of oral health to 200 organizations calling for bold political commitments on NCDs

18 June 2018
WHO

FDI joined 200 organizations to welcome the WHO Independent High-Level Commission Report on NCDs but highlighted the oral health gaps that still need to be addressed.

FDI WDC interviews

Unhealthy cannot be sugar-coated

13 June 2018
Congress

FDI, the NCD Alliance, and the World Health Organization are organizing a joint session at the FDI World Dental Congress 2018 Buenos Aires to highlight the need for common preventative interventions. Featuring four expert speakers, the session, titled ‘Curbing the Sugar Rush’, will focus on how to tackle oral diseases and other NCDs through a unified approach.

FDI WDC interviews

Unhealthy cannot be sugar-coated

13 June 2018
Congress

FDI, the NCD Alliance, and the World Health Organization are organizing a joint session at the FDI World Dental Congress 2018 Buenos Aires to highlight the need for common preventative interventions. Featuring four expert speakers, the session, titled ‘Curbing the Sugar Rush’, will focus on how to tackle oral diseases and other NCDs through a unified approach.

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FDI takes on the challenge of peri-implant diseases through new partnership

06 June 2018
Periodontics

FDI and the International Congress of Implantologists aim to increase global awareness of periodontal health through the Peri-Implant Diseases Project.

Oral health and ageing population

Poor oral health in older persons described as a ‘geriatric giant’ in New Zealand

06 June 2018
Ageing population

A study from the University of Otago highlights the need for ‘urgent attention’ to be paid to frail older New Zealanders' oral health.

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FDI calls for global action on oral health at the 71st World Health Assembly

31 May 2018
WHO

The 71st World Health Assembly reviewed a diverse range of health topics with notable deliberations on issues affecting healthcare professionals and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). FDI delivered statements on the preparation for the upcoming UN High-level meeting on NCDs; using digital applications (mHealth) to enhance public health outcomes; and maternal, infant and young child nutrition.

65th IADS Annual Congress in Taiwan

Attend the 65th IADS Annual Congress in Taiwan this August

24 May 2018
Event

The 65th Annual Congress of the International Association of Dental Students (IADS) will take place from 27 August - 1 September in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

WOHD 17 Senegal

Last call for applications for FDI’s World Dental Development Fund, deadline 15 June

17 May 2018
Grants

FDI strongly encourages member associations to develop oral health promotion projects and apply to the fund by 15 June.