This event is organized under the aegis of the International Dental Federation which is the main representative organization of more than a million doctors dentists in the world. It was established in 1900 and it counts among its members approximately 200 national dental associations and groups of specialists in more than 130 countries.
The FDI develops sanitary policies and continuous training programs, it is the spokesman of the dental medicine at the international level and supports its member associations in their oral health-promoting activities all over the world.
Over the years, the FDI developed programs, initiatives, campaigns, politicies, organized the congresses, and it developed its own activities and those of its members at the national and international levels. It also establishes official relations with the World Health Organization (OMS) and it is a member of the World Alliance of Health professions ( AMPS).
" To lead the world to an optimal oral health “is the vision of the “FDI” which recognizes that the oral health is an integral part of the health and the well-being.
The FDI is governed by a Council elected by a General assembly.
Missions of FDI
To be the world spokeman, authorized and Independent from the Dental profession and supports its member associations in their oral health-promoting activities all over the world.
Lead the world to an optimal oral health thanks to the promotion of an optimal oral and general health for all the people.
Encourage the interest of the member associations and their members. Make the progress of ethics, the art, the science and the practice of the odontology
Develop and spread declarations of principle which explain the current reflections on various questions concerning the oral health, the oral dental health policies and the dental profession.