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FDI to release new edition of Oral Health Atlas

August 05, 2015

By David Burger

Cover of FDI Atlas brochure
Geneva — FDI World Dental Federation will release the second edition of its Oral Health Atlas at the organization’s Annual World Dental Congress in Bangkok in late September.

This new edition, titled “The Challenge of Oral Disease — A Call for Global Action,” is an advocacy resource for oral health professionals as well as anyone with an interest in oral health. It presents a summary of key oral health issues including the extent of oral diseases worldwide and reflects on policies and strategies addressing global oral health concerns.

The new edition is targeted at national dental associations, health organizations, industry professionals and the general public to provide them with the means they need to address key stakeholders such as policy makers and governmental agencies.

The first edition was published in 2009 and provided information on oral health and its relation to other factors such as government, health policies, economies, well-being of populations and diseases.

The atlas will be downloadable for no charge from FDI’s website on the day of the release, on or about Sept. 22. For free print copies, people can email