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WDC 2018 Interviews

Envisioning the future of dental materials

11 April 2018
Congress

The future of dental materials is a timely hot topic that will be debated in Buenos Aires. The three participating speakers of the session give their views on the role of amalgam in today’s dental practice – and what’s to come.

WDDF pre-primary schoolchildren in Tanzania

FDI’s World Dental Development Fund to finance initiatives to improve oral health: apply by 15 June

04 April 2018
Grants

FDI is now accepting applications for the World Dental Development Fund, which supports innovative oral health initiatives around the world.

Mouth Patrol

FDI introduces Mouth Patrol to promote oral health among children

03 April 2018
Prevention

Mouth Patrol relies on a series of short, animated videos to communicate oral health prevention and promotion messages for children worldwide.

Smile Around the World kicks off in China

FDI, CSA and 3M Oral Care launch Smile Around the World in China on World Oral Health Day

29 March 2018
Prevention

In partnership with the Chinese Stomatological Association, FDI and 3M Oral Care are teaming up to deliver oral health education and prevention programmes through the Smile Around the World initiative. The launch took place on World Oral Health Day (WOHD), celebrated on 20 March, and was attended by FDI President-elect.

Enzo Bondioni at #NCDAF2017 in Sharjah

FDI joins WHO’s Working Group to address growing burden of noncommunicable diseases

28 March 2018
WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) invited FDI to join its Civil Society Working Group on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

WHPRC 2018

World Health Professions Regulation Conference is one month away

22 March 2018
Event

The World Health Professions Regulation Conference, 19-20 May in Geneva, will provide a global platform for shared learning and discussion.

WOHD 2018 infographic

Global survey shows children are not getting dental check-ups early enough

20 March 2018
World Oral Health Day

A survey carried out in 10 countries found that only 13% of parents with children aged 18 and under took their child to the dentist before their first birthday - the recommended age for a first dental visit.

Marco Ferrari portrait

Keeping up with new technologies in adhesive dentistry

14 March 2018
Congress

Prof Marco Ferrari, Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Materials and Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Siena, discusses the progress made possible by adhesive dentistry and considerations around digital dentistry.

nanotechnology

Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery

07 March 2018
Nanotechnology

Study shows potential reduction of pain and recovery time, following oral surgery, with the aid of specialized nanotechnology.

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Happy World Oral Health Day, celebrate on 20 March and be part of the global movement!

06 March 2018
World Oral Health Day

It’s almost time to ‘Say Ahh’ and tell the world to ‘Think Mouth, Think Health’. Don’t miss a chance to celebrate World Oral Health Day this 20 March! Get all the campaign resources: posters, advertisement, brochure, social media tools, media tips, advocacy guide, and more. Get involved, spread the word, and help raise awareness on the mouth and body connection #ThinkMouthThinkHealth #SayAhh #WOHD18