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Message from our President (22 September 2014)

President2An exceptional congress
Dr Tin Chun Wong, FDI President

For FDI members and colleagues who attended the 2014 Annual World Dental Congress in New Delhi, I hope you all had a comfortable trip back. I trust you will all agree that it was, in many ways, an exceptional congress, with 19,437 participants, including several hundred onsite international registrations.

Our World Dental Parliament was particularly productive: we made a number of extremely important decisions, elected new FDI officials, councillors and committee members and moved forward in a several key areas. However, if I were asked to enumerate four or five principal absolute achievements, I would focus, first, on the adoption of the FDI 2014-2017 Strategic Plan. This will guide our work over the next few years, starting with the 2015 budget, so the level of consensus among members was most encouraging.

Second, I would cite the media launch of the FDI Data Hub for Global Oral Health, which, first reports suggest, has been well covered in major Indian and regional press; our launch partners have told us that they are equally optimistic about international coverage. We can be very proud of the Data Hub, which has broken new ground in the field of collection, collation and comparison of information on oral health and related issues, including other noncommunicable diseases.

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FDI launches Data Hub for Global Oral Health
FDI launched its Data Hub for Global Oral Health at a special media event, held 12 September, at the 2014 Annual World Dental Congress in New Delhi (Greater Noida).


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SEP
Oral health on show at FDI 2015 Bangkok
In his address on 13 September during the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in New Delhi, the Thai Ambassador to India highlighted the importance of the upcoming 103rd Annual World Dental Congress to oral health in his country and to the Asia Pacific region in general.


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SEP
FDI publishes the brochure Dental Restorative Materials and the Minamata Convention on Mercury
FDI has published a new brochure Dental Restorative Materials and the Minamata Convention on Mercury targeting national dental associations and individual dentists seeking more information.


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SEP
FDI unveils WOHD 2015 ‘Smile for life’ campaign in New Delhi
FDI unveiled its World Oral Health Day (WOHD) 2015 campaign in New Delhi on 10 September, first at a luncheon, where campaign posters and other materials were on display, then at a special forum of FDI National Liaison Officers (NLOs).


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SEP
FDI y S.O.C.H. unen fuerzas para ‘Las Américas 2015’
La FDI junto con su miembro asociado, la Sociedad Odontológica de Chile (S.O.C.H.), se han unido para organizar su primer congreso regional 'Las Américas' en Santiago, Chile, del 26 al 28 marzo de 2015.


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SEP
FDI adopts its Strategic Plan 2014-2017
Members adopted the FDI Strategic Plan 2014-2017 during General Assembly B, held 13 September 2014 in New Delhi. Considered both realistic and visionary, it contains a programme of activities designed to ensure respect priorities and commitments laid down.


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SEP
FDI adopts six Policy Statements
The FDI General Assembly, meeting in New Delhi on 13 September, adopted five Policy Statements with little comment. A sixth Policy Statement on ‘Dental Implants’ inspired a lively debate, but was finally adopted subject to certain amendments.


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SEP
Exceptional participation at Annual World Dental Congress
The final tally for the FDI Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) comes out at 19,437 participants and 1,836 accepted abstracts. The exhibition space at the World Dental Show covered 4,405 square metres, with 220 exhibitors.

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