News

FDI 2018 elections

Available Now: 2018 FDI Council and Standing Committee Election Results

07 November 2018
Congress

FDI holds elections each year at the FDI World Dental Congress. This year, 16 members from 13 countries were elected to Council or Standing Committee positions.

Brush Day & Night phase III outcomes

Can Brush Day & Night be replicated in your country? A focus on the methodology and its impact

07 November 2018
Prevention

Brush Day & Night teaches children and adults about the benefits of good oral hygiene and demonstrates how to brush teeth twice-daily with a fluoride toothpaste.

Sugars webinar

Sugars expert Prof. Paula Moynihan talks tooth decay and other NCDs in 12 December webinar

07 November 2018
Sugar

The webinar is based on the most recent evidence related to intake of sugars and the risk of tooth decay and other noncommunicable diseases.

FDI-NCDA Webinar 27 November 2019

Register for the FDI-NCD Alliance webinar on collaborating for better health outcomes

25 October 2018
Noncommunicable diseases

The webinar, taking place on 27 November, will focus on how the oral health and broader noncommunicable disease community can accomplish their common goals by working together.

FDI World Dental Congress 2019 San Francisco

FDI President Dr Kathryn Kell returns home for FDI World Dental Congress 2019 San Francisco

17 October 2018
Congress

Dr Kathryn Kell, FDI President (2017–2019), shares her enthusiasm to host next year’s Congress together with her friends and colleagues from the American Dental Association.

Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health postcard

World Oral Health Day 2019 ‘Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health’ campaign calls for concrete action for good oral health

12 October 2018
World Oral Health Day

Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health encourages people to take charge of their oral health and take action to prevent oral diseases and protect their general health.

FDI Smile Award 2019 applications

Call to all FDI National Dental Associations: Apply by 30 November for the FDI Smile Award

11 October 2018
Caries

FDI is now accepting applications for the FDI Smile Award, awarded to FDI member associations promoting preventive oral care within their communities – apply by 30 November.

FDI Policy Statements - glasses on book

FDI publishes 10 new policy statements, demonstrating global consensus on key oral health issues

11 October 2018
Policy

The FDI General Assembly approved 10 new policy statements at the FDI World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September.

Tooth protesting alcohol consumption

Lancet report ties alcohol use to oral cancer – even moderate consumption is not without risk

11 October 2018
Oral cancer

The Lancet recently published a study titled, Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The study is particularly relevant to oral health, as it links alcohol use to four types of oral cancer.

UN High-level Meeting on NCDs 2018

UN High-level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases falls short on delivering action

11 October 2018
Noncommunicable diseases

On 27 September 2018, Member States convened for the third United Nations High-level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases to review progress and renew political commitments on NCDs. Read the recap of events, FDI’s response and next steps for the oral health community.