The IFDH Mission

The International Federation of Dental Hygienists is an international non-profit association uniting national dental hygienist organizations, by fostering leadership and collaboration.

About IFDH

The International Federation of Dental Hygienists was officially formed on June 28, 1986 in Oslo, Norway. The forerunner of the IFDH, The International Liaison Committee on Dental Hygiene, was established in 1973, by some European countries (including the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK), the USA, Canada and Japan.

The IFDH is an international non-governmental organization, free from any political, racial, or religious ties. It is incorporated and registered in the United States as a 501(c6) non-profit organization. It unites dental hygiene associations from around the world in their common cause of promoting dental health.

IFDH UPDATES

IFDH President Report

December 2022

December 1, 2022

CONTACT eNews

December 2022 Issue

December 1, 2022

ISDH 2022 Ireland

A Success!

September 15, 2022

Second Joint Statement

to WHO

September 12, 2022

Research Grant Applications

DEADLINE: Dec. 15th

Sustainability in Dentistry

Survey Results

August 10, 2022

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Member news:
International Dental Hygienist Day in Scandinavia!

In October 2022, the Danish Dental Hygienists in cooperation with the Swedish and Norwegian Dental Hygienist organizations marked the day of Dental Hygiene.

Read more here:
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Member news:
International Dental Hygienist Day in Scandinavia!
In October 2022, the Danish Dental Hygienists in cooperation with the Swedish and Norwegian Dental Hygienist organizations marked the day of Dental Hygiene.
Read more here:
https://www.ifdh.org/ifdh-enews-december-2022-member-news/

Click on the link below to find a new series of patient information leaflets.
www.bsperio.org.uk/patients/infographics

They're free to download and provide helpful information for patients on a range of important topics.Take a look at our new series of patient information leaflets, designed by members of our Early Career Group: www.bsperio.org.uk/patients/infographics
They're free to download and provide helpful information for patients on a range of important topics.
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Click on the link below to find a new series of patient information leaflets. 
https://www.bsperio.org.uk/patients/infographics 
Theyre free to download and provide helpful information for patients on a range of important topics.

Busy IFDH Directors Board Meeting tonight... lots of exciting 2023 projects coming soon ! ... See MoreSee Less

Busy IFDH Directors Board Meeting tonight... lots of exciting 2023 projects coming soon !

We want you to remember: Have fun this weekend! 😊
#weekend #havefun
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We want you to remember: Have fun this weekend! 😊
#weekend #havefun

Reminder!
2023 membership fees now due. Visit www.ifdh.org/membership/
For more details.
Individual membership available.
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Reminder!
2023 membership fees now due. Visit  https://www.ifdh.org/membership/
For more details. 
Individual membership available.

Improving Women’s Oral Health

Person using a tablet digitally viewing In Focus magazine.
NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D., Dr. Webster-Cyriaque, and other NIDCR leaders highlighted the institute’s efforts to improve women’s health in a recent cover story for In Focus, a publication from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health. These efforts include research on sex and gender differences in dental, oral, and craniofacial (DOC) disease, determinants of oral health during pregnancy, DOC health of sexual and gender minority populations, as well as initiatives to foster a diverse research workforce. The issue also featured a guest editorial by Dr. Webster-Cyriaque on improving oral health equity.

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Improving Women’s Oral Health
Person using a tablet digitally viewing In Focus magazine.
NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D., Dr. Webster-Cyriaque, and other NIDCR leaders highlighted the institute’s efforts to improve women’s health in a recent cover story for In Focus, a publication from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health. These efforts include research on sex and gender differences in dental, oral, and craniofacial (DOC) disease, determinants of oral health during pregnancy, DOC health of sexual and gender minority populations, as well as initiatives to foster a diverse research workforce. The issue also featured a guest editorial by Dr. Webster-Cyriaque on improving oral health equity.
https://orwh.od.nih.gov/about/newsroom/orwh-quarterly-publication?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Global oral health status report: towards universal health coverage for oral health by 2030

The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first-ever global oral health report. Global Oral Health Status Report provides a comprehensive picture of oral disease burden with data profiles for 194 countries, offering unique insights into key areas and markers for oral health.

www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240061484
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Global oral health status report: towards universal health coverage for oral health by 2030
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first-ever global oral health report. Global Oral Health Status Report provides a comprehensive picture of oral disease burden with data profiles for 194 countries, offering unique insights into key areas and markers for oral health.
https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240061484

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Off duty, relax.
Have a great weekend! 👍🏻
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Off duty, relax.
Have a great weekend! 👍🏻

Read more member news about how member countries have organised preventive care events.

ifdh.org/enews/ifdh-enews-december-2022.html
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Read more member news about how member countries have organised preventive care events.
https://ifdh.org/enews/ifdh-enews-december-2022.html

Thats a wrap for 2022!
The #IFDH held its December Board meeting, even though President Wanda Fedora had 1 ½ feet of snow and no power in CBI Canada! Now that’s dedication!! #Upward #snowday
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Thats a wrap for 2022!
The #IFDH held its December Board meeting, even though President Wanda Fedora had 1 ½ feet of snow and no power in CBI Canada!  Now that’s dedication!! #Upward #snowday

The New Web Site is Here!!! 🎉🎊😍
IFDH kicked off its new branding program with a new logo in August. Following right behind this is our new website. Click here to see just a few of the improvements.
www.ifdh.org
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The New Web Site is Here!!! 🎉🎊😍
IFDH kicked off its new branding program with a new logo in August. Following right behind this is our new website. Click here to see just a few of the improvements. 
www.ifdh.org

Cavities? #Notoke
Member news from Holland.
They have set up a big autumn campaign to raise awareness for oral health and the benefits to go to the dental hygienist.
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Cavities? #notoke 
Member news from Holland. 
They have set up a big autumn campaign to raise awareness for oral health and the benefits to go to the dental hygienist.

Member news from Slovak Republic.

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www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada
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Member news from Slovak Republic.
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https://www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada

Exciting new IFDH website coming soon!
www.ifdh.org
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Exciting new IFDH website coming soon!
www.ifdh.org

Have a wonderful weekend! Do what makes you smile and be happy! ... See MoreSee Less

Have a wonderful weekend! Do what makes you smile and be happy!

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Have a relaxing weekend.

🇧🇻Member news from Norway🇧🇻

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www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada
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🇧🇻Member news from Norway🇧🇻
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https://www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada

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Hello weekend, Im so happy to see you ! 🥳

🇦🇺 IFDH eNews: October 2022
Member news from New Zealand! 🇦🇺

www.nzoha.org.nz/nzoha-2022-launch/
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🇦🇺 IFDH eNews: October 2022
Member news from New Zealand! 🇦🇺
https://www.nzoha.org.nz/nzoha-2022-launch/

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Make your weekend shine with smile and happiness!

🇯🇵Member news from Japan ! 🇯🇵

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www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada
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🇯🇵Member news from Japan  ! 🇯🇵
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https://www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada

EXPERT CONSENSUS DOCUMENT - Periodontitis and Cardiovascular Diseases.
Consensus Report

The present review reports the proceedings of the workshop jointly organised by the EFP and the World Heart Federation (WHF), which has updated the existing epidemiological evidence for significant associations between periodontitis and CVD, the mechanistic links and the impact of periodontal therapy on cardiovascular and surrogate outcomes. This review has also focused on the potential risk and complications of periodontal therapy in patients on antithrombotic therapy and has made recommendations for oral healthcare professionals, physicians and for patients visiting both the dental and medical practices.

www.ivasc.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Sanz-et-al_global-heart.pdf
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EXPERT CONSENSUS DOCUMENT - Periodontitis and Cardiovascular Diseases. 
Consensus Report
The present review reports the proceedings of the workshop jointly organised by the EFP and the World Heart Federation (WHF), which has updated the existing epidemiological evidence for significant associations between periodontitis and CVD, the mechanistic links and the impact of periodontal therapy on cardiovascular and surrogate outcomes. This review has also focused on the potential risk and complications of periodontal therapy in patients on antithrombotic therapy and has made recommendations for oral healthcare professionals, physicians and for patients visiting both the dental and medical practices.
https://www.ivasc.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Sanz-et-al_global-heart.pdf

Don’t stress yourself, the weekend is finally here, it’s time to relax, free your mind, and come out energetic. Have a wonderful #weekend! 👍🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t stress yourself, the weekend is finally here, it’s time to relax, free your mind, and come out energetic. Have a wonderful #weekend! 👍🏻

Member news from Israel ! 🇮🇱

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www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada
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Member news from Israel ! 🇮🇱
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https://www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada

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🙂 Have a great weekend! 🙂

🇮🇪Member news from Ireland! 🇮🇪

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www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada
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🇮🇪Member news from Ireland! 🇮🇪
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https://www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada

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Have a great day! 🙂

Happy World Smile Day .😁😆😀😃😄 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy World Smile Day .😁😆😀😃😄

Member news from 🇨🇦 #canada 🇨🇦!

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Member news from 🇨🇦 #Canada 🇨🇦! 
Read more:
https://www.ifdh.org/newsletter/ifdh-enews-october-2022-member-news.html#canada
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