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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.

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Calling all hygienists!
Please can you help with this survey #dentalhygienist
Click on the link below: snuss1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1z73bQKd38EnULc
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Calling all hygienists!
Please can you help with this survey #dentalhygienist 
Click on the link below: https://snuss1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1z73bQKd38EnULc

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πŸŽ‰ Congratulations to the winners of the IFDH's social responsibility projects! Your dedication to making a positive impact in oral health is truly inspiring. We can't wait to see your projects showcased at ISDH 2024 in Seoul, South Korea. Keep up the amazing work! 🌟 #IFDH #SocialResponsibility #isdh2024 #OralHealthImpact ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Mother's Day from the IFDH.🌼🌺🌻⚘️πŸͺ» ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Mothers Day from the IFDH.🌼🌺🌻⚘️πŸͺ»

**DEADLINE***
ISDH 2024 Early Bird Registration Closes Sunday May 12, 2024 (KST, GMT+9)
Book now to save $$ at www.isdh2024.com/registration/01.html?sMenu=01
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The Oral Health Working Group (OHWG) of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) in collaboration with the International Federation of Dental Hygienists and the Seoul National University Global Maternal and Child Oral Health Center has launched a global oral health workforce survey to learn about various types of oral health workforce and their functions worldwide.

This project aims to explore and visually represent oral health workforce models, innovative approaches, and challenges globally.
Please help us and participate in this survey by the DEADLINE of May 25th.

All individual information collected in this survey (name, affiliation, email) will be confidential and not disclosed to third parties. Only country level data will be identified in sharing results along with other workforce questionnaire data. In case you have any questions about this survey or the research study, please email Dr. Hyewon Lee (hyewonlee@snu.ac.kr). This survey study was approved by the Seoul National University Ethics Review Committee in January 2024

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The Oral Health Working Group (OHWG) of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) in collaboration with the International Federation of Dental Hygienists and the Seoul National University Global Maternal and Child Oral Health Center has launched a global oral health workforce survey to learn about various types of oral health workforce and their functions worldwide.
This project aims to explore and visually represent oral health workforce models, innovative approaches, and challenges globally.
Please help us and participate in this survey by the DEADLINE of  May 25th.
All individual information collected in this survey (name, affiliation, email) will be confidential and not disclosed to third parties. Only country level data will be identified in sharing results along with other workforce questionnaire data. In case you have any questions about this survey or the research study, please email Dr. Hyewon Lee (hyewonlee@snu.ac.kr). This survey study was approved by the Seoul National University Ethics Review Committee in January 2024
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"Happy Orthodox Easter to all those celebrating this weekend! Wishing you a day filled with love, peace, and joy as you gather with family and friends to mark this special occasion. May your hearts be filled with blessings and your homes with happiness.#IFDH #OrthodoxEaster #eastersunday πŸŒ·βœ¨πŸ™" ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Orthodox Easter to all those celebrating this weekend! Wishing you a day filled with love, peace, and joy as you gather with family and friends to mark this special occasion. May your hearts be filled with blessings and your homes with happiness.#IFDH #OrthodoxEaster #eastersunday  πŸŒ·βœ¨πŸ™

Join Us for the IFDH"S Global Oral Health SUMMIT, at the ISDH 2024,
COEX Soeul, South Korea, July 12th in the Auditorium 1.45- 3.15PM to find out more visit:
ifdh.org/global-oral-health-summit-2024/
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Happy Passover to all our Jewish colleagues . ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Passover to all our Jewish colleagues .

Dental Hygienists we want to hear from you, take part in the survey below
Please click here. project.tolunastart.com/s/Mz57Wg
Survey #9:
ORTHODONTIC HYGIENE
It only takes 2 minutes and is anonymous.
@IFDH@Crestoralbpro
#IFDH#crestoralbpro#OralHealth #OrthodonticCare
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Dental Hygienists we want to hear from you, take part in the survey below  
Please click here. https://project.tolunastart.com/s/Mz57Wg
Survey #9:
ORTHODONTIC HYGIENE
It only takes 2 minutes and is anonymous.
@IFDH@Crestoralbpro
#IFDH#crestoralbpro#OralHealth #OrthodonticCare

🌏✈️ Join us at the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in Seoul, South Korea, July 11-14th! πŸ¦·πŸ‡°πŸ‡· Let's learn some Korean together.
Today's lesson: Yes and No ( formal and informal )
🌟 Embrace new cultures while enhancing your dental knowledge #IFDH #isdh24 #dentalhygiene #oralhealth #dentalhygienist #oralhealth #isdh2024_ν•™μˆ μœ„μ›νšŒ #dentalhygienelife #dentaltherapist #ifdhglobalsummit #dentalhygiene
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Wishing our members who celebrate a joyous Eid filled with blessings, happiness, and cherished moments shared together with their friends and family. Eid Mubarak!

#IFDH #eidmubarak #eid2024 #dentalhygienist
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Wishing our members who celebrate a joyous Eid filled with blessings, happiness, and cherished moments shared together with their friends and family. Eid Mubarak!
#IFDH  #eidmubarak #eid2024 #dentalhygienist

Learn how to ask Do you speak English in Korean
#IFDH,#isdh2024 #dentalhygiene #dentalhygienist
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🌟 Happy World Health Day! 🌍 Today, we celebrate the importance of good health, and did you know that oral health is a crucial part of overall well-being? As we focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle, let's not forget the significance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

πŸ’‘ Dental hygienists play a vital role in educating and supporting us in achieving optimal oral health. Let's give a shoutout to all the dedicated dental hygienists and the International Federation of Dental Hygienists for their commitment to promoting oral health worldwide.

🦷 Remember, a healthy smile is not just about looks - it's a reflection of our overall health. So, let's prioritize regular dental check-ups, proper brushing and flossing, and mindful eating habits to keep our smiles bright and our bodies healthy.

#WorldHealthDay #oralhealth #overallwellbeing #dentalhygienists #healthysmile #preventioniskey

Let's spread awareness and empower each other to prioritize our health, starting with our smiles! 😁πŸ’ͺ🦷
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Part 2, Learn to say Thanks, Thank you and, You're Welcome in Korean
#isdh2024#IFDH#dentalhygiene#dentalhygienist
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πŸ‡°πŸ‡· Let's kick off our Korean language learning journey for the dental hygienists attending the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in Seoul, South Korea! #isdh2024
Today, we'll start with some essential words and phrases to help you communicate during your visit.
πŸ’‘ Practice these words and stay tuned for more Korean language tips every week to make your trip to Korea even more memorable and enjoyable! πŸ‡°πŸ‡·βœˆοΈ
#dentalhygiene #oralhealthforall #IFDH #dentalhygienistawards #kdha
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"Today we celebrate World Autism Day, a day to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals with autism. πŸ’™ Did you know that the International Federation of Dental Hygienists is dedicated to promoting oral health for all, including those with autism? Let's work together to ensure everyone has access to proper oral care. #WorldAutismDay #IFDH #OralHealthForAll" ... See MoreSee Less

🌟 A huge thank you to the major sponsors for #isdh24! 🌟 Your support is invaluable in making this event a success! Special shoutout to The International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) and the Korean Dental Hygienists' Association (KDHA) for their dedication to advancing dental hygiene worldwide. Together, we are shaping the future of oral health! πŸ¦·πŸ’« #dentalhygiene #SponsorLove #gratitude #isdh2024 #dentalhygienistawards ... See MoreSee Less

🌟 A huge thank you to the major sponsors for #ISDH24! 🌟 Your support is invaluable in making this event a success! Special shoutout to The International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) and the Korean Dental Hygienists Association (KDHA) for their dedication to advancing dental hygiene worldwide. Together, we are shaping the future of oral health! πŸ¦·πŸ’« #dentalhygiene #sponsorlove #gratitude #isdh2024 #dentalhygienistawards

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Happy Easter.  πŸ₯šπŸ£

Please help and take our
Survey #9:
ORTHODONTIC HYGIENE
It only takes 2 minutes and is anonymous.
Please click here. project.tolunastart.com/s/Mz57Wg
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Please help and take our 
Survey #9:
ORTHODONTIC HYGIENE
It only takes 2 minutes and is anonymous.
Please click here. https://project.tolunastart.com/s/Mz57Wg

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED!
www.isdh2024.com
#IFDH #isdh2024 #oralhealth #dentalhygienistawards
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Happy World Oral Health Day! 🦷

Today is a reminder to all of us about the importance of maintaining a bright smile and a healthy mouth. Whether it's brushing, flossing, or visiting your dental hygienist and dentist regularly, let's commit to taking better care of our oral health. After all, a healthy mouth is a gateway to a healthy body. Let's spread the word and encourage our loved ones to join in on celebrating the power of a healthy smile! 😁

#WorldOralHealthDay
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Happy World Oral Health Day! 🦷
Today is a reminder to all of us about the importance of maintaining a bright smile and a healthy mouth. Whether its brushing, flossing, or visiting your dental hygienist and dentist regularly, lets commit to taking better care of our oral health. After all, a healthy mouth is a gateway to a healthy body. Lets spread the word and encourage our loved ones to join in on celebrating the power of a healthy smile! 😁 
#WorldOralHealthDay

πŸ’₯Save $$$πŸ’₯
Registration Deadline for the Early Bird Discount is Today!
Don't Delay, scan the QR code or visit www.isdh2024.com to register..
See you in Seoul, South Korea
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πŸ’₯Save $$$πŸ’₯
Registration Deadline for the Early Bird Discount is Today! 
Dont Delay, scan the QR code or visit www.isdh2024.com to register.. 
See you in Seoul, South Korea

Happy St Patrick's Day.
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Happy St Patricks Day. 
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That's a wrap in New Orleans! The board finished off their in-person board meeting in style by attending the IADR & AADOCR Presidents induction reception.
We had the pleasure to meet with
Mr. Christopher Fox, IADR Chief Executive Director.
Dr. Benoit Varenne, WHO Dental Officer.
Prof. Brian O'Connell, IADR Immediate Past President and current President of ADEE . Also,
Prof. Liran Levin, professor of periodontology at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada.
Jill, Sharon and Fouzieh met with
Ms.Rangina Hamidi, former minister of Education in Afghanistan at the IWLC.
A very productive and successful few days #IFDH .
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Thats a wrap in New Orleans!  The board finished off their in-person board meeting in style by attending the IADR & AADOCR Presidents induction reception.
We had the pleasure to meet with
Mr. Christopher Fox, IADR Chief Executive Director.
Dr. Benoit Varenne, WHO Dental Officer.
Prof. Brian OConnell, IADR Immediate Past President and current President of ADEE . Also, 
Prof. Liran Levin,  professor of periodontology at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada.
Jill, Sharon and Fouzieh met with 
Ms.Rangina Hamidi, former minister of Education in Afghanistan at the IWLC.
A very productive and successful few days #IFDH .

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Thanks to Jill, Sharon and Fouzieh that attended the 2024 International Women's Leadership Conference over the last 2 days. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Jill, Sharon and Fouzieh that attended the 2024 International Womens Leadership Conference over the last 2 days.
2 months ago
International Federation of Dental Hygienists

The International Federation of Dental Hygienists board of directors have a busy few days in New Orleans where we will hold our annual in-person 2 day board meeting.
We will be attending the ADEA International Women's Leadership Conference. The IFDH will be represented at the 2024 IADR conference and the full board have been invited to the 2024 IADR & AADOCR Presidents' Induction Ceremony. Keep watching for all our photos. #IFDH #dentalhygiene #dentalhygienistawards #isdh2024 #oralhealth #prevention#ADEA #IADR
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For our UK and Irish colleagues that are celebrating Mothering Sunday #IFDH
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For our UK and Irish colleagues that are celebrating Mothering Sunday #IFDH 
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Happy International Women's Day
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The IFDH's International Symposium on Dental Hygiene Seoul, South Korea 2024
Early Bird Registration deadline date is the 20th of March!
Visit www.isdh2024.com to register now!!
Here's a peek of just a few of the highlights with the invited speakers and social programme.
#IFDH #isdh2024 #dentalhygienist #dentalhygienistawards #SocialResponsibility #oralhealth #kdha
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Happy Spring, the 1st of March. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Spring, the 1st of March.
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