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March eNews: SUMMIT Surveys ISDH & More

Written by Stella Pascale on Tuesday, 9 March 2021 09:52

IFDH Newsletter
March 2021
 Board of Directors

Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet, RDH, Epe

President Elect
Wanda Fedora RDH
Nova Scotia

Vice President
Michaela ONeill

Donna Paton
Mullingar, Co Westmeath

Melanie Hayes

 House of Delegates

Executive Director
Peter Anas

Membership Director
Laikisha Jeffries

Membership Coordinator
Clare Karpinski

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  IFDH News & Programs
  International Journal of Dental Hygiene
  Member News
The IFDH President

Discussing Oral Health for All

Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet,
Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet, RDH, Epe

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 by virtual meetings. I sincerely hope that we will be able to meet again in person in the fall of 2021!

Earlier, IFDH encouraged each member country to engage with their government health officials to ensure Dental Hygienists - being frontline health workers - as priority in the vaccination programs. See the summary in the eNews below.

Read the full article, including:

  • US Survey of Dental Hygienists
  • IFDH Global Oral Health SUMMIT (with more details below)
  • WHO Global Oral Health Report
  • FDI's new vision document "Vision 2030"
  • IFDH 35th Anniversary
IDFH News & Programs
Global Oral Health SUmmit, Virtual Conference, June 26, 2021

IFDH Virtual Global Oral Health SUMMIT

The Future Together:

Enhancing the Role of the Dental Hygienist in Oral Health & Total Health

To start our 35th Anniversary year activities, IFDH presents its 2021 IFDH Global Oral Health Summit, a virtual event with pre-recorded sessions, followed by a live chat on June 26th, featuring influential worldwide leaders and stakeholders in:

5CE Credits: Certificate Provided
  Oral Health
  Public Health
  Public Policy and

…all collaborating on the role of the Dental Hygienist in the "Oral Health team" and the "multi-disciplinary team."

Presented over 2 Sessions:

Be a Part of These Unique Perspectives on Dental Hygiene, Oral Health and Total Health!

To accommodate our members from 35+ Dental Hygienist organizations around the world & across many time zones, we've made it easier for you to participate:

3.5-Hour Pre-Recorded Session:
Watch this session on your own schedule (after June 10th)

1.5-Hour Live Chat:
Saturday June 26, 10 am ET USA, 4 pm CET

Come be a part of these unique views on Oral Health!

  Click here for Registration Form (fillable).
  Download Summit Brochure.
  Click for all Summit details on our website.




IFDH Education Academy

New Resources on IFDH Education Academy Web Page

In our continuing efforts to provide educational resources to our members, check the IFDH Education Academy web page for new additions, including:

CariesCare International E-Learning Series

English & Spanish

The CariesCare International e-learning series explores the different elements of the CariesCare International 4D system, a patient-centred, risk-based approach to caries management designed to help healthcare teams help patients of all ages to control the caries process and maintain health.

CariesCare International E-Learning Series

Interdental Cleaning to Prevent and Treat Gum Disease

Interdental Cleaning to Prevent and Treat Gum Disease

The Sunstar GUM® Virtual Training "Interdental Cleaning to Prevent and Treat Gum Disease" (4 modules) reviews the relative efficacy of different interdental cleaning methods (such as floss, interdental brushes and rubber interdental cleaners), in preventing and treating gingivitis and periodontitis based upon the latest evidence from randomized controlled studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

NEW: "IFDH Impact Awards"
For our Top Member Organizations!

The IFDH first-ever Impact Awards, sponsored by Colgate, will be offered annually and open to any Full Association Member country of the IFDH. This is another aspect of the much appreciated IFDH Social Responsibility Program.

Partners in Social Responsibility

There will be a total of 3 monetary prizes awarded in the following categories, based on the size of the association:

  Small: up to 999 members
  Medium: 1000 - 3000 members
  Large: over 3000 members

The program that the awards are based on is "the association's most impactful program that has promoted the improved oral health of your country's citizens during the current calendar year." The specific topic may be narrowed each year based on community, children, seniors, etc.

Sponsored by


The first awards will be based on 2021 programs, and will be presented at ISDH in Dublin, Ireland in August 2022. Watch for more details coming soon!