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IDEM 2018

IDEM 2018 celebrates almost two decades of clinical excellence in dentistry

08 January 2018
Event

The International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) will take place in Singapore from 13-15 April. Register before 31 January and save.

Dr Marcel Noujeim

Radiology and radiological procedures in everyday dentistry

13 December 2017
Congress

Dr Marcel Noujeim, Professor and Graduate Programme Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, describes why it's important for dental professionals to perform and interpret radiographic procedures.

Dental inequalities in London, UK (2012)

Barriers to oral health create regional divide among England’s rich and poor

07 December 2017
Healthcare

A recent report reveals an existing a divide in good oral health between northern and southern England, as well as rich and poor

Patient responding to the FDI Oral Health Observatory survey

Costa Rica, India and Italy complete recruitment of dental practices for Oral Health Observatory

07 December 2017
Research

National Dental Associations in these three countries are leading the way in the data collection for the Oral Health Observatory (OHO)

Man getting a dental checkup

FDI and Sunstar will deliver guideline on prevention and management of oral cancer

06 December 2017
Oral cancer

The guideline will be a tool for oral cancer risk assessment at the dental practice and will be released at the 2018 World Dental Congress

2nd FDI Middle Eastern Dental Congress

FDI Regional Congress in Tehran will focus on contemporary clinical practice

30 November 2017
Congress

The FDI Middle Eastern Regional Congress will gather world-class speakers from the dental professional in Tehran next 17–20 April 2018

©WHO/Q. Mattingly

FDI continues to represent the profession at global event on antimicrobial resistance

17 November 2017
Antimicrobial Resistance

Attended by Dr Susie Sanderson, FDI was once again the only organization present to represent the oral health profession at a global event to accelerate action on tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Designed as a global call to action to fight AMR, the meeting aimed to build consensus around priority areas, research to address knowledge gaps, and further collaboration across all sectors.

WDC Interviews: Hande Sar Sancakli

An important source of continuing education

07 November 2017
Congress

Dr Hande Sar Sancakli, Vice-Chair of the FDI Education Committee, describes the FDI World Dental Congress as "an important source of continuing education" and outlines her view of a well-presented abstract.

GPHP survey

Survey shows less than half of NDAs monitor and evaluate periodontal disease

01 November 2017
Periodontics

While some National Dental Associations (NDAs) have a national monitoring and evaluation plan of periodontal disease, survey highlights gap.

©American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)

Dentists can help provide oral healthcare for displaced persons from their own communities

25 October 2017
Healthcare

While there is much work still needed to strengthen health systems so they can meet the growing needs of displaced and host populations, dentists can play their part from their own communities by helping disseminate information on access to oral healthcare.