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IFDH Education Academy

Education Academy

The IFDH Education Academy is an international continuing education resource for dental hygienists. Free courses are offered on the IFDH Education Academy webpage or at discounted rates for IFDH Individual Members and members of IFDH Association Members.

International Organization Oral Health Strategies

Global Oral Health Summit 2021 Videos

IFDH Global Oral Health Summit

Introduction to the first Global Oral Health Summit of IFDH

  • Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet, RDH
  • President, International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH)

The Global Burden of Caries and Cavities - including the Economic Impacts

  • Nigel Pitts, FRSE, BDS, Ph.D, FDS, RCS, FFGDP(UK), FFPH
  • Global Chairman, Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF)

New Ways of Thinking, New Ways of Working

  • Julian Fisher, BDS, MSc, MIH
  • Researcher, Charite-Universitatsmedzin Berlin

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures - Improving Oral Health and Wellbeing for Children

  • Gillian Barclay, DDS, MPH, DrPH
  • Vice President, Global Public Health and Scientific Affairs, Colgate-Palmolive

Working Together to Improve Oral Health Globally

  • Gail Malone, RDH, BS
  • Director, Global Clinical Education and KOL Management, Preventive and Restorative, DentsplySirona

A Dental Hygienist for Modern Oral Health Care - What is that?

  • Yvonne Nyblom, RDH
  • President, European Dental Hygienists Federation (EDHF)

Burden of Oral Diseases and Public Health Response

  • George Tsakos, Professor
  • Chair, European Oral Health Platform (EOHP)

Delivering Optimal Oral Health for All - A Challenge for Teams

  • Gerhard Konrad Seeberger, DMD
  • President, FDI World Dental Federation

Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research and the Global Burden of Disease

  • Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc
  • Chief Executive Officer, International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

The Global Oral Health Agenda in the Post-2021 World Health Assembly - WHO Perspectives

  • Dr. Benoit Varenne, DDS, MPH, PhD
  • Dental Officer Oral Health Programme, World Health Organization (WHO)

Roundtable with all 10 Speakers above

Articles of Interest

100 Years of Chalky Teeth Research: From Pioneering Histopathology to Social Good
D3G’s translational perspective on the past century of chalky teeth research, and where things might head next


Initial Carious Lesions: Protocols for an Effective Remineralization of Tooth Structures

The carious process is a slow, disrupting pathology affecting of hard tissues of the tooth, leading to irreversible damages often requiring at the latest stages invasive restorative treatments, but sometimes the need of tooth extraction.

Curasept Lounge Webinar

Participants to the webinar by Dr. Matteo Basso, DDS,PhD, MSc., will be able to:

  • Learn about the active principles able to remineralize dental tissue and the way they act;
  • The right patient selection and the differential diagnosis of enamel and dentinal reversible lesions;
  • Application protocols of remineralizing agents;
  • Treatment of surfaces before and after remineralizing treatments;

Click here to participate in this FREE webinar.

Caries Care 4D

CariesCare International e-learning Series - English and Spanish

The CariesCare International e-learning series explores the different elements of the CariesCare International 4D system, a patient-centred, risk-based approach to caries management designed to help healthcare teams help patients of all ages to control the caries process and maintain health.

"Interdental Cleaning to Prevent
and Treat Gum Disease

The Sunstar GUM® Virtual Training

The Sunstar GUM® Virtual Training "Interdental Cleaning to Prevent and Treat Gum Disease" reviews the relative efficacy of different interdental cleaning methods (such as floss, interdental brushes and rubber interdental cleaners), in preventing and treating gingivitis and periodontitis based upon the latest evidence from randomized controlled studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

The 4 modules explore the following about the interdental cleaning methods:

  • The "State of the evidence" and their relative efficacy (module 1)
  • How they contribute to "Prevention" in periodontally healthy patients (module 2)
  • How they contribute to "Treatment" in patients with periodontal disease (module 3)
  • The evidence of the role of "Compliance" in interdental cleaning (module 4).

Click here to watch the virtual training

Is Good Dental Health A Benefit
Experienced By All?


1 hour in length & 1 CE

Oral disease is a health issue experienced by children and adults living in the United States. The burden of poor dental health affects a disproportionate number of the population in the United States. Many of these individuals represent diverse ethnic groups. As dental professionals what can we do to address the oral health needs of diverse population groups? will learn:

Colgate Oral Health Network
  • Understand social determinant factors that influence oral health outcomes
  • Describe the population groups that disproportionately experience oral health disparities
  • Explain recommendations to address the oral health needs of diverse population groups

Click for WEBINAR DETAILS & to Register.

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