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IFDH Forum Summit

The International Federation of Dental Hygienists

Global Oral Health Summit

June 26, 2021

The Future Together:

Enhancing the Role of the Dental Hygienist in Oral Health & Total Health

IFDH 35th Anniversary

To start its 35th Anniversary activities, the International Federation of Dental Hygienists presents the 2021 IFDH Global Oral Health Summit, a virtual event, featuring influential worldwide leaders and stakeholders in Oral Health, Public Health, Education, Research, Public Policy and Industry - collaborating on the role of the Dental Hygienist in the "oral health team" and the "multi-disciplinary team."

Considering the burden of oral health diseases and their economic impact globally, we will explore how the Dental Hygienist and our Member Organizations, can contribute to reduce this ordeal.

SCE Credits Certificate Provided

This will be an exciting event, that is sure to leave
a significant and long-lasting impact on the lives of
all Dental Hygienists attending from around the world.

Presented over 2 Sessions

To accommodate our members from 35+ Dental Hygienist organizations around the world & across many time zones, we've made it easier for you to participate:

  • 3.5-Hour Pre-Recorded Session:
    Watch this session on your own schedule (after June 10th)
    • After watching the pre-recorded session of all speakers, send us your questions to be answered during the live session below!
  • 1.5-Hour Live Chat:
    Saturday June 26, 10 am ET USA, 4 pm CET
    • Attend virtually, to watch & engage in the exciting roundtable exchange of ideas and perspectives of all speakers.


FDI World Dental Federation
Dr. Gerhard Seeberger
Gerhard Konrad Seeberger
International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc
Chief Executive Officer
United States
Christopher H. Fox
International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH)
Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet, RDH
The Netherlands
Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet
International Journal of Dental Hygiene (IJDH)
Prof. Dagmar Else Slot, RDH, BoH, BoE, MSc, MBA
Editor in Chief
The Netherlands
Dagmar Else Slot
Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe
George Tsakos, PhD
Professor in Dental Public Health University College London
United Kingdom
George Tsakos
International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH)
Wanda Fedora, RDH
President Elect,
Wanda Fedora
Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF)
Global Chairman
United Kingdom
Nigel Pitts
Charite-Universitatsmedzin Berlin
Julian Fisher, BDS, MSc, MIH
Researcher & Policy Expert
Julian Fisher
Gillian Barclay, DDS, MPH, DrPH
Vice President, Global Public Health and Scientific Affairs
United States
Gillian Barclay
Gail Malone, RDH, BS
Director Global Clinical
Education and KOL
Management, Preventive
and Restorative

United States
Gail Malone
European Dental Hygienists Federation (EDHF)
Yvonne Nyblom, RDH
Yvonne Nyblom
World Health Organization (WHO)
Benoit Varenne, DDS, MPH, PhD
Dental Officer - Oral Health Programme
Benoit Varenne
Topics for Discussion (preliminary)
  • ORAL HEALTH: Who is doing what on improving oral health for Children, Adults and Seniors and where is it headed?
  • EDUCATION: What is the proper education for hygienists and therapists? How do we adapt the role of the hygienist/therapist for national needs, noting the worldwide differences?
  • RESEARCH: What direction is research moving for disease prevention and the link between systemic health and oral health?
  • PUBLIC POLICY: Understanding key oral health policy issues around the world, health economic aspects and the role we all can play.




  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: What initiatives are underway, by individuals, organizations and government, and is it too much or not enough?

Be a part of these unique views on Oral Health!

From this Global Oral Health Summit,
will evolve a multi-faceted statement
on the importance of
the Dental Hygienist's role in one's overall health,
& promoted in all of our 35+ countries.


2021 Deadline Dates & Fees
(In US $)
Category By April 30 By May 30 After June 1
IFDH Member

House of Delegates, Individual Member,
Full Association Representative

$100 $115 $125
Dental Hygienist
Individual member of an IFDH national Dental Hygiene Association member
$125 $135 $145
Other $140 $150 $160
Be a part of these unique perspectives on Dental Hygiene, Oral Health & Total Health!

Click here for IFDH Oral Health Summit Registration Form fillable

Download Summit Brochure

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