Dental Check-up

FDI World Dental Federation

Dental Check-up puts the spotlight on current and emerging topics in dentistry and health. Listen to prominent voices from around the globe and stay up to date with the latest oral health-related news and knowledge. Brought to you by FDI World Dental Federation, these thought-provoking mini-series and one-off episodes aim to inform, inspire, and educate. Tune-in! read less
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New Year's resolutions: What's next for oral health?
23-01-2023
New Year's resolutions: What's next for oral health?
In this first Dental check-up episode of 2023, we look at the year ahead from an oral health perspective. FDI’s Executive Director and Communications and Advocacy Director highlight the opportunities and events throughout the year that dentists and dental teams can leverage to help educate themselves or their patients on key oral health matters. The host of this episode, Tony Johnston, and guest speakers, Mr Enzo Bondioni and Dr Charanjit (Chaz) Jagait, discuss some important upcoming events such as the WHO Executive Board meeting starting at the end of January, World Oral Health Day on the 20th of March, the WHO Oral Health Action Plan in May, and the World Dental Congress in September, in Sydney, Australia. In this episode, you will also learn about FDI’s wealth of resources that are available to use freely to support knowledge building or advocacy efforts. Visit FDI's website to learn more.Are you an oral health professional with an interest on advocacy and global oral health? Share your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: communications@fdiworlddental.org  In this episode:1.       Make a new year’s resolution to dedicate some time to continuing education opportunities in 2023 to benefit you and your patients. Listen to some of the new year’s resolution from our listeners from around the world.2.       Mark your calendars early and learn about the various learning opportunities and resources available to you through FDI in 2023, to help you educate your patients and yourself.3.       Listen to our guests discuss some very exciting developments on the global oral health agenda over the last couple of years, which will continue into 2023 and beyond. 4.       Learn how these could impact your work and what dentists and dental teams can do to help shape government’s oral health policies. FDI stands ready to support in these efforts.Share your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: communications@fdiworlddental.org
The beauty of scars and difference – Improving cleft care with digital technology
22-02-2023
The beauty of scars and difference – Improving cleft care with digital technology
Comprehensive Cleft Care for those born with a cleft lip and/or palate (cleft) can require a range of care, including nutrition support, surgery, speech therapy, orthodontics, dental care, and psychosocial support. Treatments such as the development of multiple prosthetic appliances can be extensive and tiring. They are, however, essential to help babies and children swallow, eat, grow, and learn to speak. Digital technologies are key to improve universal access to cleft care, especially in remote areas.In this episode, host Tony Johnston welcomes Ashley Barbour and Prof. Juan Pablo Gomez Arango to discuss about the potential of digital technology to increase access to cleft care. They also delve deeper into how growing up with cleft and receiving treatment throughout life can help people have successful, meaningful, and impactful lives.   Are you an oral health professional with an interest on digital cleft care? Share your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: communications@fdiworlddental.org   In this episode:1.       Learn how providing empathetic care is essential in ensuring the psychological safety of patients2.       Listen to the experience of a patient with cleft and discover how receiving comprehensive cleft care  is essential to help people with cleft thrive.3.       Understand how digitalization could help improve access to care for people born with cleft.Share your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: communications@fdiworlddental.org
Let's celebrate World Oral Health Day!
16-03-2023
Let's celebrate World Oral Health Day!
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) 2023 marks the final year of the 3-year Be Proud of Your Mouth Campaign. It is an empowering call-to-action urging people to value and take care of their oral health. This year, we focus on the importance of caring for your mouth at every stage of life, calling upon people to: Look after your oral health for a lifetime of smiles. WOHD was launched by FDI in 2007 and is the culmination of year-long activities dedicated to raising global awareness on the prevention and control of oral disease. FDI is spearheading WOHD in efforts to bring together the global oral health community to achieve optimal oral health for all. On 20 March every year, we ask the world to unite to help reduce the burden of oral diseases, which affect individuals, health systems and economies everywhere.In this podcast episode, you will listen to voices from around the globe, who share their experiences of leveraging WOHD to help improve oral health. We highlight encouraging and inspiring collective efforts, that help the campaign reach different audiences and spread oral health messages far and wide.Are you interested in WOHD and want to get involved? Share your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: communications@fdiworlddental.org  How to get involved:Get involved for World Oral Health Day, whatever you decide to do, however big or small, contributes to improving the oral health of populations globally:Use the campaign materials to support your WOHD activities and events; most are available in English, French and Spanish. All assets are free to download and use, and with a wide range on offer, you can get involved in a way that best suits you. The campaign materials can be downloaded from: worldoralhealthday.org/resources Join the movement, take part in the #MouthProud challenge (https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/mouthproudchallenge) and tell others what your mouth means and why it is important to you.Put yourself on the map of activities (https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/map-activities) and tell us and others what you are planning to do.Mark your calendars for the launch of our new Advocacy toolkit, arming national dental associations (NDAs), people with lived experience of oral disease, and other strategic partners with the knowledge and information to support governments to develop and implement ambitious national oral health policies. Enter the World Oral Health Day Awards. After 20 March, submit your activity report by 15 May at wohd.org/activity-report-2023. Get a chance to get your hard work recognizedAdditional  resources: Visit the WOHD page: https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/WOHD resources: https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/resources  Mouth proud challenge: https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/mouthproud-challenge Supported by: Unilever – Dentsply Sirona – Haleon – Smile Train https://www.worldoralhealthday.org/partners Share your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: communications@fdiworlddental.org
Oral Health Access: Insights and Solutions
30-05-2023
Oral Health Access: Insights and Solutions
Oral health is recognized as a basic Human Right and a fundamental aspect of overall health and well-being. Despite all the evidence, oral health services are not included in the benefit coverage of Universal Health Coverage programs in many countries. In countries where some coverage exists, essential preventive and clinical services show large gaps, especially for vulnerable, disadvantaged, rural, or poorer populations.In March 2023, FDI organized a full-day roundtable to review existing evidence on the challenges of universal access to oral care. Participants discussed what constitutes appropriate access to oral care, and reviewed replicable best practices for expanding access to oral care through integration into primary health care systems, including underserved populations. This podcast covers the perspectives of three experts representing different fields of practice (clinical practice and service management, policy analysis, and advocacy and academia). Tony and guests’ discussion provides a robust picture of the key elements of appropriate access to oral care.Read all about it in our recently published White Paper: Access to Oral Healthcare.Are you interested in Universal Access to Oral Healthcare? Share your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: communications@fdiworlddental.org  In this episode:1.       You will learn about the importance and the meaning of universal access to oral healthcare2.       You will listen to the different perspectives of experts in the fields of policy analysis, advocacy, academia, and clinical practice3.       You will learn about what is needed to achieve universal access to oral healthcareShare your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: communications@fdiworlddental.org
How to build networks that matter at the FDI World Dental Congress
07-08-2023
How to build networks that matter at the FDI World Dental Congress
The new Dental Check-up series on networking highlights the importance of developing and maintaining a professional network to build partnerships and advance your career. The FDI World Dental Congress (WDC) presents the ideal opportunity to do just that by forging meaningful connections with professionals from around the world.  This first episode of the two-part series puts a special focus on the advantage of building a network at an early career stage. Host, My Kelly Hoey, who is also the author of “Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World”, engages in a conversation with two dental students, Mr Konstantin Lennart Schrader from Germany and Mrs Sanika Shorey from Australia, who will be attending the 2023 WDC to discuss how they can leverage this opportunity nurture professional relationships.  Konstantin and Sanika, who will also be participating in FDI’s inaugural Young Dentists Forum at the 2023 WDC urge their peers to make the most of this opportunity to engage with their peers and experienced professionals in the field. Listeners can learn from panelists about best practices to efficiently prepare, act and follow-up on their networking activities.  In this episode: Learn the importance of building meaningful professional networks Learn handy tips on how to approach someone at a networking event Learn how you can leverage the Young Dentists Forum to forge new connections Share your thoughts with us via text or audio recording: communications@fdiworlddental.org