• ABR pills
    Preventing AMR and Infections

    Antimicrobial resistance is recognized as one of the biggest threats to global health by the World Health Organization and is expected to be responsible for ten million deaths each year by 2050. It happens when the drugs prescribed to treat…

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    Brush Day & Night

    Tooth decay (dental caries) is the most prevalent form of oral disease, affecting approximately 2.4 billion people worldwide, with 486 million children suffering from caries of their primary teeth.

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    Career Management

    Choosing a profession in the field of oral health care opens up a vast array of career opportunities and pathways. The field offers many options to suit an individual’s aspirations and interests, whether they are related to clinical practice or…

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    Consensus on Toothbrushing

    Toothbrushing stands as one of most straightforward yet highly effective preventive measure to reduce the burden of oral diseases, affecting nearly 3.5 billion individuals.  Alarming statistics…

  • DDD
    Developing & Delivering Dentistry

    In late 2019, a novel coronavirus emerged, later named COVID-19. The transmission of this highly contagious virus was discovered to be primarily through respiratory droplets…

  • Digital Cleft care
    Digital Cleft Care

    Digitalization has been adopted in the three major steps of the conventional patient workflow, resulting in three distinct processes:…

    Educational Module for Other Healthcare Professionals

    In various healthcare settings, non-dental professionals often encounter oral health issues for which, in most cases, they lack training. In other instances, orienting non-dental HCPs to oral health…

  • EHR
    Electronic Health Records in Dentistry

    Integrated Electronic Health Records in Dentistry Integrated Electronic Health Records (EHRs) revolutionize patient medical history by organizing it in a digital format that can be accessed across various health care…

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    Global Periodontal Health Project

    Gum health is often overlooked during daily oral health routines. Periodontal (gum) diseases including gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue around the teeth, often causing shrinkage of the gums and…

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    Health and safety in the dental workplace

    The 2015 Dentist Well-Being Survey Report revealed that most dentists (67%) say they have a moderate level of stress at work. Stress in the dental practice can…

  • OHWB
    Mental Health and Well-being in Dentistry

    Continued efforts towards mental health awareness

    The first phase of FDI’s mental health and wellbeing project ran from September 2021 to September 2022. Given the…

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    Oral health in comprehensive cleft care

    Cleft lip and palate (clefts) are the most common birth difference of the face and mouth. Clefts occur when parts of the lip and/or palate do not fuse together during fetal development, which can lead to difficulties with feeding and even…

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    Oral health for an ageing population

    The world’s population is ageing, and it is predicted that by 2050, 25% of the world’s population – 2 billion people – will be aged over 60 years. A fifth of these – 400 million – will be aged over 80 years. Epidemiological studies show that…

  • Oral Health Observatory
    Oral Health Observatory

    Oral diseases affect half of the world’s population (3.58 billion people), making them the most common noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) globally. Dental caries (tooth decay) in the permanent teeth is the most prevalent oral disease, with an…

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    Oral Health and Cancer: Collaborative Care

    During cancer treatment, there is a risk of developing oral complications: It is estimated that more than 30-35% of patients undergoing cancer treatment will suffer from conditions such as dry mouth, oral bleeding and oral mucositis.[1] …

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    Partially Dentate Patients Project

    Rates of natural tooth retention are increasing globally: rather than losing all their teeth as they age, patients are increasingly greeting old age with at least a few of their natural teeth still intact.

    This has led to a significant…

  • Quality in Dentistry
    Quality in dentistry

    At the same time, as access to information becomes increasingly easy, consumers have become increasingly demanding, whatever they are consuming—and oral healthcare is no exception. Patients no…

  • Oral Health for Refugee
    Refugee oral health promotion and care project

    Some of the most vulnerable people in the world today are those who have been forcibly displaced in the world`s conflict zones. The scale of global forced displacement is increasing worldwide. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for…

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    Role of mouthwash in oral care

    The huge diversity of mouthwashes available vary according to their recommended use, chemical composition and effectiveness, and can have a beneficial or negative effect depending on these characteristics. This project aims to explain …

  • Smile around the world
    Smile Around the World

    Access to adequate oral healthcare remains uneven throughout the world – an estimated 2.4 billion people have little to no access to oral health treatment and care. Many children, especially from low-and middle-income countries, suffer from…

  • Sports dentistry
    Sports Dentistry

    Sports medicine contributes to healthier athletes and better performance. In recent years, sports medicine has evolved into a multidisciplinary field that recognizes sports dentistry as a key element.

    Sports dentistry is the branch of…

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    Sustainability in Dentistry

    The healthcare sector is responsible for around five per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, of which oral healthcare is an important contributor. The Sustainability in Dentistry project aims to provide oral health professionals and their teams with the required resources and tools to play an active role in reducing the environmental impact of their practice.

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    Tobacco Cessation

    Tobacco use is one of the major challenges to international health and all health professionals have an important roleto play in helping to stop the global tobacco epidemic.

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    Universal Health Coverage Implementation: Compendium of Best Cases

    Compendium of Best Cases

    FDI’s Advocacy Task Team is currently developing an advocacy toolkit that provides NDAs with the tools and resources needed to support national advocacy efforts. It is designed to inform discussions with…

  • Whole Body Health
    Whole body Health

    Oral health has often been isolated within health systems in many countries, separating the mouth from the body and underestimating the importance of oral health for general health.

  • Whole Mouth Health
    Whole mouth health

    Health literacy is the ability to understand and take action on health information and make decisions about personal well-being. Health literacy enables people to become autonomous in their health management and engage in informed health choices…

  • Women in Dentistry
    Women in Dentistry

    40 years after the United Nations declared the convention2 for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, it is reported that almost half of dental students and female…