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IFDH eNews: June 2022

Program News

IFDH 2021 Research Grant Awardees

Congratulations to our 3 awardees of the 2021 IFDH Research Grant program. The purpose of this program is to promote experience in the research process and dissemination of findings contributing to the dental hygiene body of knowledge.

Dentsply Sirona
Mind the Gap:
An investigation of oral health outcomes and service access among people with cerebral palsy in Australia.

Karen Lansdown
The University of Sydney School of Dentistry
Karen Lansdown
Presence of fluoride, pH value and buffering capacity of commercially available mouthwashes - an 'in vitro' study.
Bregje van Swaaij
Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Bregje van Swaaij
The effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash on blood pressure. A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Lars S.J. Toonen
University of Utrecht
The Netherlands
Lars S.J. Toonen


IFDH Completes its 6th Survey:
Elderly Patients

The IFDH has completed its sixth survey of its members, with responses coming from 28 countries. This survey helps to better understand global Dental Hygienists' practices regarding elderly patients. We thank P&G for their support of this program.

Click here for a summary of the results.

Crest + OralB

Empowering Women:
Be Inspired with our 3 Top Presentations

Partners in Social Responsibility

The 2021-2022 Social Responsibility Campaign has reached multitudes of women worldwide. The theme, Empowering Women, was embraced by Dental Hygienists from continent to continent. Women in shelters, women in crisis, mothers and babies, women's health, and families were all recipients of voluntary oral health delivery.

Congratulations to the Top 3 Programs for 2022!

1st place
Mandy McGill, Canada:

Maasai Mama Baby Project

2nd place
Israel Dental Hygienists Association:

Oral Health Promotion for abused women and their children in shelters

3rd place
Slovakia Dental Hygienists Association:

A Generation Without Decay

Dentsply Sirona

We would like to thank our generous sponsor Dentsply. With their support we are able to promote and recognize the amazing volunteers in our profession. Our recognition program began in 2019 in Brisbane, Australia at the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene and continues in Dublin, Ireland this coming August.

Please join us Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 pm at ISDH in Dublin, to be inspired by the presentations of our three top programs in our "Empowering Women" campaign. You will head into the closing ceremonies on a HIGH after seeing what your colleagues are doing around the world. See you in Dublin.

2020 IFDH Sponsors
Platnium Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Crest OralB
Bronze Sponsor
Pierre Fabre
International Federation of Dental Hygienists