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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.

Madrid to host 2017 FDI Annual World Dental Congress

June 08, 2015

MADRID, Spain: The Spanish Dental Association (Consejo General de Colegios Odontólogos y Estomatólogos de España – CGCOEE) will be hosting the 2017 FDI Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) in Madrid. The congress will take place from 29 August to 1 September, 2017. Madrid was selected from a number of options, by the FDI Council, during its meeting in Marrakech on 20 April.

Jean-Luc Eiselé bids FDI farewell

April 26, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland: After four years, Dr Jean-Luc Eiselé, Executive Director of the FDI World Dental Federation, will be leaving the organisation to pursue new duties and responsibilities at a Swiss local health organisation. He will be succeeded by Enzo Bondioni.

Tackling poor oral health around the globe

April 12, 2015 | News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have examined the benefits of enhanced oral health promotion combined with a closely supervised toothbrushing programme in schools in southern Thailand. The two-year study aimed to establish an effective model for the fight against the increasing burden of tooth decay among children in Asia.

FDI calls for tobacco-free New Year

January 01, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland: As World Oral Health Day (WOHD) 2015 approaches, FDI World Dental Federation encourages people to make a healthy New Year’s resolution and reduce their use of tobacco—or give it up completely—as part of the 2015 World Oral Health Day’s ‘Smile for life’ campaign. The FDI also asks health professionals to participate in tobacco-prevention activities.

FDI launches World Oral Health Day “Smile for life” campaign

November 10, 2014 | Events

GENEVA, Switzerland: Last Wednesday, the FDI World Dental Federation launched the World Oral Health Day 2015 (WOHD) “Smile for life” campaign to remind people everywhere about the importance of looking after their teeth and gums. WOHD is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March each year with a wide range of awareness-raising activities organised by dentists, dental students, national dental associations and corporate partners.

DTI joins forces with FDI for 2015 World Oral Health Day

October 29, 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland/LEIPZIG, Germany: In order to include the more than two million dental professionals worldwide in celebrating World Oral Health Day (WOHD 2015) next year, FDI World Dental Federation recently signed an agreement with its long-term media partner Dental Tribune International (DTI). Both organisations have joined forces to promote awareness of the importance of oral health on a global scale via DTI’s numerous print and online publications.

UNIDI partners with FDI for joint dental event in Africa

August 10, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal: The Italian Dental Industries Association (UNIDI) has announced that it recently entered into a partnership with the FDI World Dental Federation for the organisation of a joint dental event in Senegal. In November this year, the partners will be holding the first International Dental Exhibition Africa (IDEA), the only dental exhibition entirely dedicated to the African continent, alongside the FDI’s African congress.

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