IFDH President’s Report – December 2022

IFDH President’s Report: December 2022 Reflections and Wishes As we approach the end of 2022, we find ourselves reflecting on the successes and challenges of the past year. We had hoped to see the Covid virus put to rest, but unfortunately, we are still faced with the day to day reality of providing oral health […]

IFDH President’s Report – September 2022

IFDH President’s Report: September 2022 IFDH: Helping You Be the Dental Hygienist You Know You Are Hello from Cape Breton Island on the east coast of Canada. I have returned from a successful ISDH, House of Delegates Business Meeting and Board meeting in Ireland and I am looking forward to a life-altering term as President […]

IFDH President’s Report – June 2022

IFDH President’s Report: June 2022 The Future in Our Hands International Symposium on Dental Hygiene: ISDH2022 Finally, a Meeting in Person!After two years full of challenges and not being able to meet in person, we are all very much looking forward to gathering and catching up with colleagues and friends during the International Symposium on […]

IFDH President’s Report – April 2022

IFDH President’s Report: April 2022 Should I Attend ISDH in Dublin in August? Dear Colleagues; The invasion in Ukraine has affected everyone profoundly and our thoughts are now with the people in Ukraine. Due to this situation, I know that many of you are wondering whether to attend our International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH […]

IFDH President’s Report – Dec 2021

IFDH President’s Report December 2021 Establishing & Keeping IFDH at the Forefront of Ensuring the Viewpoint of the Dental Hygienist Dear Colleagues; Although we expected to be able to travel and represent IFDH during conferences, symposia and summits and meeting each other in person in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2021, due to the […]

IFDH President’s Report – Sept 2021

IFDH President’s Report September 2020 IFDH Takes the Lead to Bring All Groups Together To start its 35th Anniversary activities, the IFDH organized a “Global Oral Health Summit,” featuring 10 influential, worldwide leaders and stakeholders in Oral Health. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions unfortunately, we changed to a virtual event, with a combination of prerecorded […]

IFDH President’s Report – June 2021

IFDH President’s Report June 2020 The IFDH Global Oral Health Summit Is a Historic Event for Dental Hygienists In a few weeks, the first IFDH Global Oral Health Summit will take place! We are very delighted that so many international organisations and world leaders from the: World Health Organisation (WHO), World Dental Federation (FDI), International […]

IFDH President’s Report – March 2021

IFDH President’s Report March 2021 Discussing Oral Health for All Now that the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has begun, there is new hope to fight the pandemic. Nevertheless, all major events like the International Dental Show (Germany) and EuroPerio10 (Copenhagen) have been cancelled for 2021 and the symposia of IADR and FDI are replaced […]

IFDH President’s Report – Dec 2020

IFDH President’s Report December 2020 Discussing Oral Health for All When I accepted my position as President of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) in August 2019, Brisbane, Australia, I had a clear vision of what to do and how to represent and propagate not only IFDH and its goals, but also the main […]

IFDH President’s Report – Sept 2020

IFDH President’s Report September 2020 COVID-19, IFDH Summit and Leadership Conference, Periodontitis Clinical Practice again Guidelines, World Cavity-free Future Day Once again, the world and our profession was engulfed by COVID-19. Although the World Health Organisation (WHO) published guidance advocating that ‘Oral health care involving aerosol generating procedures should be avoided or minimized and minimal […]