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FDI shares vision of oral healthcare delivery until 2030

GENEVA, Switzerland: For 120 years, FDI World Dental Federation has focused its mission on the goal of improving oral health worldwide. In a recently ...

What to consider when caring for partially dentate patients

Rates of natural tooth retention are rising globally; rather than losing all their teeth as they age, people are increasingly reaching old age with at least...

FDI webinar to discuss oral health in comprehensive cleft care

Clefts of the lip and palate are the most common birth defect of the face and mouth. Even children who undergo cleft surgery are often at an increased risk ...

FDI presents live debate on relation between oral health and overall health of athletes

Prof. Ian Needleman, who is a member of FDI World Dental Federation’s Sports in Dentistry Task Team, is moderating a discussion on 24 September about the ...

FDI celebrates 120th anniversary

GENEVA, Switzerland: This past Saturday, 15 August, marked the 120th anniversary of the founding of FDI World Dental Federation (FDI). In ...

How COVID-19 has affected online continuing dental education

LEIPZIG, Germany: In recent years, the dental industry’s approach to continuing education (CE) has often been focused on in-person learning opportunities ...

FDI to provide continuing education with own Oral Health Campus

GENEVA, Switzerland: For FDI World Dental Federation (FDI), knowledge transfer is central to its array of activities aimed at promoting the oral health and ...

FDI offers COVID-19 guidance to dental professionals

GENEVA, Switzerland: The SARS-CoV-2 outbreak is causing significant disruption to dental practice worldwide. Oral health professionals, dental associations ...

COVID-19 forces FDI to cancel World Dental Congress 2020

SHANGHAI, China: Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and was first reported in December 2019, most dental ...

WOHD 2020: Is it time for parents to get serious about sugar?

GENEVA, Switzerland: In light of World Oral Health Day (WOHD), which is being celebrated around the world today on 20 March 2020, FDI World Dental ...

Interview: Prof. Katrin Bekes introduces molar incisor hypomineralisation

GENEVA, Switzerland: In the lead up to the FDI World Dental Congress in Shanghai, FDI World Dental Federation spoke to Prof. Katrin Bekes, head of the ...

FDI World Dental Congress 2020—China is shaping future of oral health

SHANGHAI, China: China is a powerful ally in achieving a global community commitment to health. Recognising that health is fundamentally linked to ...

Good oral health as a positive part of ageing process

GENEVA, Switzerland: The world’s population is ageing, and experts predict that, by 2050, 25% of the world’s population—two billion people—will be ...

Children with clefts to receive improved oral healthcare

GENEVA, Switzerland/NEW YORK, US: Orofacial clefts are the most common birth defects in the US. Children with orofacial clefts can be at an increased risk ...

FDI releases new guidelines on treating partially dentate patients

SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.: As dentistry has evolved, so too has the oral health of the aging population. With people now not only living longer, but many also ...