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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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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

๐ŸŒโœˆ๏ธ Join us at the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in Seoul, South Korea, July 11-14th! ๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Let's learn some Korean together.
Today's lesson: Yes and No ( formal and informal )
๐ŸŒŸ Embrace new cultures while enhancing your dental knowledge #IFDH #isdh24 #dentalhygiene #oralhealth #dentalhygienist #oralhealth #isdh2024_ํ•™์ˆ ์œ„์›ํšŒ #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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๐ŸŒŸ Happy World Health Day! ๐ŸŒ 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.

๐Ÿ’ก 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.

๐Ÿฆท 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! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฆท
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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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๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท 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.
๐Ÿ’ก Practice these words and stay tuned for more Korean language tips every week to make your trip to Korea even more memorable and enjoyable! ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทโœˆ๏ธ
#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. ๐Ÿ’™ 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

๐ŸŒŸ A huge thank you to the major sponsors for #isdh24! ๐ŸŒŸ 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! ๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿ’ซ #dentalhygiene #sponsorlove #gratitude #isdh2024 #dentalhygienistawards ... See MoreSee Less

๐ŸŒŸ A huge thank you to the major sponsors for #ISDH24! ๐ŸŒŸ 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! ๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿ’ซ #dentalhygiene #sponsorlove #gratitude #isdh2024 #dentalhygienistawards

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Happy Easter.  ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฃ

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! ๐Ÿฆท

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! ๐Ÿ˜

#WorldOralHealthDay
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Happy World Oral Health Day! ๐Ÿฆท
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! ๐Ÿ˜ 
#WorldOralHealthDay

๐Ÿ’ฅSave $$$๐Ÿ’ฅ
Registration Deadline for the Early Bird Discount is Today!
Don't Delay, scan the QR code or visit www.isdh2024.com to register..
See you in Seoul, South Korea
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๐Ÿ’ฅSave $$$๐Ÿ’ฅ
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.
๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š
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Happy St Patricks Day. 
๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

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.
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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
๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿต๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€โš˜๏ธ๐Ÿชป
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For our UK and Irish colleagues that are celebrating Mothering Sunday #IFDH 
๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿต๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€โš˜๏ธ๐Ÿชป

Happy International Women's Day
๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฉต๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅฐ
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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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Thanks to all our member countries that have submitted their social responsibility projects.The winner will be announced at the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in Seoul, #socialresponsibility #oralhealth #dentalhygienistawards #IFDH #dentalhygienist #prevention ... See MoreSee Less

Hey there, buddy!
Just wanted to send some positive vibes your way for an amazing weekend ahead.
Relax, recharge, and have a Happy Weekend!
#weekendvipes
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Hey there, buddy! 
Just wanted to send some positive vibes your way for an amazing weekend ahead. 
Relax, recharge, and have a Happy Weekend!
#weekendvipes

IFDH Board of Directors topic meeting was held yesterday. Looking forward to our annual in person meeting in New Orleans . When there, we will represent the IFDH and attend the 2024 ADEA International Women's Leadership Conference.#IFDH#dentalhygiene #oralhealth#leadership ... See MoreSee Less

IFDH Board of Directors topic meeting was held yesterday. Looking forward to our annual in person meeting in New Orleans . When there,  we will represent the IFDH and attend the 2024 ADEA International Womens Leadership Conference.#IFDH#dentalhygiene  #oralhealth#leadership

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โค๏ธโค๏ธ Happy Valentine s Dayโค๏ธโค๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

International Federation of Dental Hygienists, Past President, Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet and Ellen Bol are representing the IFDH and the EFDH in the EU Parliament today. There will be a presentation and launch of the EOHP Manifest. ... See MoreSee Less

International Federation of Dental Hygienists, Past President, Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet and Ellen Bol are representing the IFDH and the EFDH in the EU Parliament today. There will be a presentation and launch of the EOHP Manifest.

โ˜† SAVE $$โ˜†
International Symposium of Dental Hygiene.
Early bird discounted rate deadline is the
โ˜†"20th of March,2024"โ˜†
Plan your trip this weekend!!
Visit www.isdh2024.com
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The International Federation of Dental Hygienists Social responsibility committee met this week, and the number of projects submitted was revealed: 16 social responsibility projects from around the world ๐ŸŒŽ
Well done to everyone that has taken the time to participate..
ifdh.org/programs/social-responsibility-overview/
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The International Federation of Dental Hygienists Social responsibility committee met this week, and the number of projects submitted was revealed: 16 social responsibility projects from around the world ๐ŸŒŽ
Well done to everyone that has taken the time to participate..
https://ifdh.org/programs/social-responsibility-overview/

The International Federation of Dental Hygienists board of directors had a busy week of meetings reviewing and updating the bylaws, policies and procedures. (Top left to right) Vice-President, Fouzieh Eliassy, Secretary, Sharon Friedman Yaniv, President, Wanda Fedora.( Bottom row) President-Elect, Jill Rethman
and Treasurer, Donna Paton.
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The International Federation of Dental Hygienists board of directors had a busy week of meetings reviewing and updating the bylaws, policies and procedures. (Top left to right) Vice-President,  Fouzieh Eliassy, Secretary, Sharon Friedman Yaniv, President,  Wanda Fedora.( Bottom row) President-Elect, Jill Rethman 
and Treasurer, Donna Paton.

โญ๏ธSunstar's World Dental Hygienist Awardโญ๏ธ
Vote for your favorite Dental Hygienist video presentation by liking the video on the official Sunstar YouTube platform.
The winner will be awarded at the IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in July 2024. Voting ends March 31st. Watch the videos and cast your vote here: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5uLvIsyvVSlofu70j5yansPE7R4BXxFo&si=figjEbLNVoQX3wDG
Let's support and celebrate excellence in dental hygiene! ๐Ÿฆทโœจ #DentalHygienistAwards #ISDH2024 #VoteNow
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โญ๏ธSunstars World Dental Hygienist Awardโญ๏ธ
Vote for your favorite Dental Hygienist video presentation by liking the video on the official Sunstar YouTube platform.
The winner will be awarded at the IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in July 2024. Voting ends March 31st. Watch the videos and cast your vote here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5uLvIsyvVSlofu70j5yansPE7R4BXxFo&si=figjEbLNVoQX3wDG
Lets support and celebrate excellence in dental hygiene! ๐Ÿฆทโœจ #DentalHygienistAwards #ISDH2024 #VoteNow
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International Federation of Dental Hygienists

This weekend the IFDH board of Directors and the membership committee met. Thanks to Kelli, Diane, Chica and Rhiannon. ... See MoreSee Less

This weekend the IFDH board of Directors and the membership committee met. Thanks to Kelli, Diane, Chica and Rhiannon.
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