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As an internationally active organisation, there is always something happening at FDI World Dental Federation. Stay up to date with the latest news from around the world here.

Seuls quelques pays permettent aux dentistes d’administrer les vaccins contre le SARS-CoV-2

March 28, 2021 | News

GENÈVE, Suisse : Comme les autres professionnels de la santé bucco-dentaire, les dentistes font partie des catégories professionnelles les plus exposées à la Covid-19 qui fournissent un service de santé essentiel. En conséquence, de nombreux pays les ont inclus dans les groupes de vaccination prioritaires. Mais qu'en est-il de l'autorisation donnée aux dentistes d'administrer les vaccins contre le SARS-CoV-2 ? Une enquête récente menée par la Fédération dentaire internationale (FDI) a révélé que seul un tiers des pays ayant répondu autorisait les dentistes à procéder à la vaccination. À la lumière de ces résultats, la FDI a exhorté davantage de pays à permettre aux dentistes d'administrer les vaccins.

Dental disaster: Dentists evaluate consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic

March 20, 2021 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: In light of World Oral Health Day (WOHD), which is being celebrated today on 20 March, FDI World Dental Federation has released a statement that sums up how oral health behaviours have deteriorated during this time. One year into the pandemic, FDI councillors and members say that they are seeing first-hand the catastrophic aftermath of the virus on the health of people’s teeth and gingivae in dental practices around the globe.

FDI survey: Only a few countries enable dentists to administer SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

March 17, 2021 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: Like other oral health professionals, dentists are front-line workers who provide an essential healthcare service. Accordingly, many countries have included dentists in priority vaccination groups. But what about allowing dentists to administer SARS-CoV-2 vaccines? A recent survey conducted by FDI World Dental Federation revealed that only one-third of the responding countries permitted vaccine administration by dentists. In light of the results, FDI has urged more countries to enable dentists to administer the vaccines.

Celebrating World Oral Health Day in 2021

February 12, 2021 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: With less than two months to go until World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on 20 March, FDI World Dental Federation has some tips and tricks for you to be #MouthProud, have fun and celebrate safely.

FDI shares vision of oral healthcare delivery until 2030

January 21, 2021 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: For 120 years, FDI World Dental Federation has focused its mission on the goal of improving oral health worldwide. In a recently published report, titled Vision 2030: Delivering Optimal Oral Health for All, the organisation shared how it plans to continue to go forward with that goal in the foreseeable future.

What to consider when caring for partially dentate patients

September 30, 2020 | Education

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 a few of their natural teeth still intact. During this first webinar of a two-webinar series, experts Prof. Finbarr Allen, Prof. Angus Walls and Dr William Cheung will present the literature and scientific evidence supporting the pretreatment, treatment and maintenance options specific to partially dentate patients.

FDI webinar to discuss oral health in comprehensive cleft care

September 25, 2020 | Education

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 of caries, periodontal disease, and other oral health and well-being issues as they grow. These children require regular dental care to ensure adequate monitoring, education, support and treatment in order to prevent oral disease and achieve the highest possible quality of life. FDI World Dental Federation has joined forces with Smile Train, with funding and crucial support from GSK Consumer Healthcare, to provide essential resources on the standard of oral health and dental care for children with clefts. The first deliverable for the two-year project is the Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines, which will be presented in a free webinar on Tuesday, 29 September. In an interview beforehand, the project collaborators together spoke with Dental Tribune International about the initiative.

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

September 22, 2020 | Education

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 impact of athletes’ oral health on their general health. It will feature eminent dental experts and elite athletes and will be the first time that the topic will be addressed in such a format. The event is part of the programme for the Virtual Dental Exhibition, which is being hosted by the organisers of the Central European Dental Exhibition from 24 to 26 September. Ahead of the debate, Needleman shared some insights with Dental Tribune International.

FDI celebrates 120th anniversary

August 18, 2020 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: This past Saturday, 15 August, marked the 120th anniversary of the founding of FDI World Dental Federation (FDI). In celebration of the occasion, FDI President Dr Gerhard K. Seeberger shared an anniversary statement in which he called this milestone a monumental day for FDI and revealed a short preview of an upcoming video that will detail the history and achievements of the organisation.

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