FDI World Dental Federation

FDI World Dental Federation

FDI is the global voice of the dental profession and works with its member organisations to improve the oral health of people worldwide.

FDI is working to integrate oral health into the broader noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) agenda. Oral health and NCDs do not exist in isolation from one another. All major NCDs, including most oral diseases, share the same social determinants and some common risk factors namely poor diet (especially diets high in sugar), tobacco and alcohol.

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About FDI World Dental Federation

FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programmes, speaking as a unified voice for dentistry in international advocacy and supporting member associations in global oral health promotion activities.

FDI membership comprises some 200 member dental associations in about 130 countries. It works at national and international level through its own activities and those of its member dental associations. It is in official relations with the World Health Organization and is a member of the World Health Professions Alliance, and a partner of the NCD Alliance.

FDI was founded in Paris in 1900 and its headquarters are currently located in Geneva, Switzerland.

FDI's work on NCDs

FDI is the leading global body committed to oral health and develops educational programmes, awareness campaigns, congresses and initiatives aimed at progressing the field of dentistry. It also advocates for oral health to be prioritised in global health and development agendas and pushes for their integration in chronic disease prevention programmes.

To accelerate action on oral health and NCDs, FDI works closely with our members and network of established partners. In particular, FDI prioritises collaboration with other health areas so that together we can accomplish common goals by tackling cross-cutting issues (such as co-morbidities and common risk factors) to improve oral health and reduce the NCD burden.


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