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FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programmes

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Policy Statement toolkit
FDI Policy Statement Toolkit (Spanich)
Toolkit
FDI Vision 2020_a blueprint for the profession_journal article
FDI Vision 2020: a blueprint for the profession
Journal article

Executive summary of FDI Vision 2020 publication.

FDI Vision 2020_brochure
Oral health and general health
FDI Vision 2020: Shaping the future of oral health
Brochure

Focuses specifically on how oral health can be improved through changes to national legislation and regulation. Paves the way for a new model of oral healthcare led by dentists in collaboration with a wide range of other stakeholders

FDI white paper_The essential role of the dental team in reducing antibiotic resistance
FDI white paper: The essential role of the dental team in reducing antibiotic resistance
White paper

This white paper presents a framework for dental teams seeking to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs—when you need them, you need them to work. Antibiotic resistance is a global problem and growing rapidly due to widespread misuse of antibiotics, putting patients at risk for ‘superbugs’ that are difficult (and sometimes impossible) to treat with antibiotics. 

Global Periodontal Health Project 2019 NDA_survey
Periodontal (Gum) disease
Global Periodontal Health Project 2019 NDA survey
Survey

In 2019, 69 NDAs from 67 different countries across Africa, America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe responded to the survey, compared to 61 NDAs from 59 countries in 2017.

Global periodontal health_Challenges, priorities and perspectives_proceedings
Periodontal (Gum) disease
Global periodontal health: Challenges, priorities and perspectives
Proceedings

Periodontitis is closely linked with general health and major NCDs, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Even though it is one of the most common diseases worldwide, it seldom receives the attention it deserves. This consideration has led FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) to launch the GPHP to tackle the burden of periodontal diseases.

Guideleness for amateurs_brochure
Sports dentistry
Guidelines for amateurs
Brochure

This guideline provides information on the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth while playing sports, how a healthy mouth affects athletic performance, and how to maintain and protect oral health when playing sports.

Guidelines for dentists and sports medicine physicians_brochure
Sports dentistry
Guidelines for dentists and sports medicine physicians
Brochure

This comprehensive guide provides information for clinicians on how oral health impacts sports performance and vice-versa, along with recommendations for prevention, screening, treatment, and dental recall intervals.

Guideleness for elite athletes_brochure
Sports dentistry
Guidelines for elite athletes
Brochure

This guideline provides information on maintaining a healthy mouth when competing at the elite level and how poor oral health effects performance. This guide also provides details on how to protect your mouth during sports and training.

Introducing the Whole Mouth Health Project_proceeding
Introducing the Whole Mouth Health Project: Oral health literacy, behaviour change, and empowering patients to improve their oral health
Proceedings

These proceedings give an introduction to the Whole Mouth Health project introduced at the FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco, United States on 5 and 7 September 2019.

Istanbul DEclaration
Oral health and general health
Istanbul declaration
Declaration

Oral health and general health: a call for collaborative approach

Key learnings from the GPHP follow-up survey on periodontal health_infographics
Periodontal (Gum) disease
Key learnings from the GPHP follow-up survey on periodontal health

Conducted between February and May 2019, the survey asked FDI National Dental Associations the same 19 questions developed in 2017 on periodontal health relating to: national health policies; health information systems; education and workforces; and national prevention and promotion efforts by NDAs.

Key learnings from the GPHP survey on periodontal health
Cleft lip and/or palate
Key learnings from the GPHP survey on periodontal health - COPY
Dental caries (Tooth decay)
Key lessons from the evaluation of the caries prevention and management chairside guide
Infographic
Managing older adults_Chairside guide
Oral health for ageing populations
Managing older adults: Chairside guide
Chairside guide

This chairside guide provides recommendations based on the Lucerne Care Pathway to support targeted service-delivery strategies that avoid under- and over-treatment and foster a life-course approach to oral health.

Civid 19 vaccination
New FDI World Dental Federation global survey reveals that two-thirds of countries are not allowing dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines
Press release

Survey also shows that half of the responding countries have agreed to include dentists in their priority vaccination groups.

No health without oral health_proceedings
Oral health and general health
No health without oral health: How the dental community can leverage the NCD agenda to deliver on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Proceedings

These proceedings are based on the FDI-NCD Alliance joint session that took place during the FDI World Dental Congress in Madrid, Spain on 30 August 2017. The session focused on leveraging the NCD movement to advance oral health, with a particular focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Oral cancer_Chairside Guide
Oral cancer
Oral cancer chairside guide
Chairside guide

This chairside guide advises oral health professionals on how to screen for the most common sites of oral cancer: tongue, insides of cheeks and floor of the mouth.

Oral cancer_Prevention and patient management_toolkit
Oral cancer
Oral cancer: Prevention and patient management
Toolkit

Oral cancer is a type of head and neck cancer and is any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity. This guide focuses on oral cancer, which dentists can detect by observing the oral mucosa, as it is both superficial and accessible.

Oral health and the United Nations Political Declaration on NCDs_toolkit
Oral health and general health
Oral health and the United Nations Political Declaration on NCDs
Toolkit

The purpose of this Guide to Advocacy is to assist national dental associations (NDAs) in the followup to the United Nations (UN) Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), adopted by the 193 Member States present at the UN High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (19-20 September 2011 in New York).

Oral health for an ageing population_Results of a survey on oral conditions in the elderly_survey
Oral health for ageing populations
Oral health for an ageing population: Results of a survey on oral conditions in the elderly
Survey

FDI conducted a survey among its 140 regular members on oral conditions in the elderly and found that, from the 62 National Dental Associations (NDAs) who took part, only 39% collect data.

Oral health in comprehensive cleft care_chairside guide
Cleft lip and/or palate
Oral health in comprehensive cleft care
Chairside guide

Oral health in comprehensive cleft care guidelines seeks to empower local cleft teams with training and resources to improve oral health.