In Support of the
WHO Global Strategy on Oral Health
The virtual 2023 IFDH Global Oral Health Summit, again, brings together influential worldwide leaders and stakeholders for 3 hours, to discuss how Dental Hygienists can contribute to reduce the burden of oral health diseases and its economic global impact.
In our third Summit in 3 years, we continue to provide Dental Hygienists with valuable information and tools to understand and implement the WHO Global Strategies on Oral Health, and the Sustainability Initiatives.
Hear an update on the further developments of the World Health Organization Action Plan addressing the resolution on improving global oral health.
Benoit Varenne, DDS, MPH, PhD
Dental Officer – Oral Health Programme
World Health Organization (WHO)
As our impact on our planet continues to cause concern, all sectors of our society must take a role in reducing their energy use, water consumption and waste production. Prevention of oral disease can address these environmental issues in the provision of oral health care. A sustainable future depends on prevention of oral disease to minimize that impact.
Globally, there are estimated to be more than 3.5 billion cases of oral diseases and other oral conditions, most of which are preventable. Learn how Dental Hygienists can promote oral health policy change – by taking the lead on prevention, individually and collectively – to implement the WHO’s Global Strategy on Oral Health.
Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet, RDH
Consultant, Oral Health Strategies
Immediate Past President, IFDH
Environmental sustainability is increasingly important to counter in our own small way the severe consequences of climate change, including increased deaths from heat-related illnesses, cardiovascular diseases, and asthma, as well as the threat of coastal land loss from rising sea levels. Measuring greenhouse gas emissions in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) is crucial, with individuals needing to be aware of their carbon footprint. Prioritizing prevention, sustainable travel, energy efficiency, responsible procurement, and waste reduction is essential for addressing environmental sustainability effectively.
Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin
Learn how Dental Hygienists from around the world have developed and implemented their Sustainability Programs by teaching the best in continuing oral health care to mothers, teachers, nurses, caregivers and other key partners of the care team.
Maasai Mama Baby Project – Capacity Building for a Future of Healthy Smiles
|Mandy McGill, RDHP|
Director of Educational Outreach
World Health Dental Organization
No Cavities Through Sustainable School Oral Health Care: Experiences from Guatemala, Rwanda and Palestine
Louise Munch Thomsen
Senior Manager of International Projects, Dental Health Without Borders.
Oral Hygiene Care for the Frail, Elderly and Dependent Adults
Cooperation Between the Dental Health Service and the School Health Service and Health Center for Young People
Cecilie Yttervik Robertsen
|2023 Deadline Dates & Fees
(In US $)
|Category||On or Before|
|Sept. 1-30||October 1
• Individual Member
• Full or Affiliated Association Member Representative
• Individual member of an IFDH national Dental Hygiene Association member
• Dental Hygienist: Non Member
• Oral & Allied Health Professional
• Oral Health Organization Representative
• Company Representative
The IFDH Global Oral Health Summit series brings together influential worldwide leaders and stakeholders to discuss how Dental Hygienists can contribute to reduce the burden of oral health diseases and its economic global impact.
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