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International Symposium on Dental Hygiene

See the commitment & dedication by the representatives at our 2016 IFDH House of Delegates Business Meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland!

The International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) is held every two (2) years (starting after 2022) under the auspices of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) to provide a forum for the understanding and discussion of issues pertaining to dental hygiene.

Symposium attendees include Dental/Oral Hygienists, Medical/Dental Practitioners and Allied Healthcare Practitioners. The official language of the symposium is English with simultaneous translation into other languages, depending on the location.

House of Delegates vote on which Full Association Member country will host the event.

The event encompasses three IFDH elements:
  • Board of Directors: 2- day meeting.
  • House of Delegates: 2-3 day meeting for IFDH HoD members only.
  • Symposium: 3 day symposium with over 1,500 attendees from around the world.
2019: Brisbane, Australia (see the video!)

House of Delegate Business Meeting: August 12-14

ISDH: August 12-14

Read the latest News Release

Visit the 2019 ISDH website

Future ISDH Locations

  • 2022: Dublin, Ireland; August 10-13, 2022
  • 2024: Seoul, Korea
  • 2026: To be determined at 2019 HOD Business Meeting,
    based on presentations made by Full Association Members.

Past ISDH Locations

  • 2016: Basel, Switzerland - read the article and see photos
  • 2013: Cape Town South Africa - read the article and see photos
  • 2010: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2007: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2004: Madrid, Spain
  • 2001: Sydney, Australia
  • 1998: Florence, Italy
  • 1995: Tokyo, Japan
  • 1992: The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1989: Ottawa, Canada
  • 1986: Oslo, Norway

2019 IFDH Sponsors
Platnium Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Colgate Curasept
Silver Sponsor
Bronze Sponsor
Pierre Fabre
International Federation of Dental Hygienists