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FDI World Dental Federation: Summary of Mid-Year Meetings

Dr. Jack Cottrell, Canadian dentist from Port Perry ON, is Treasurer at FDI World Dental Federation. Dr. Cottrell attended the recent FDI mid-year meetings and agreed to tell us about them. 

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Highlights

  • 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 defines oral health as follows: Oral health is multi-faceted and includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease of the craniofacial complex.
  • FDI World Dental Federation is the largest membership-based dental organization in the world. It is the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. FDI’s membership comprises approximately 200 national member dental associations and specialist groups in some 130 countries.

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