Within its commitment of “Leading the World to Optimal Oral Health”, FDI’s Vision 2020 has set objectives for the dental profession. In order to achieve these objectives and transform this Vision into concrete actions, the FDI Council has established two priorities for 2013-2014: 1) to organize a systematic and updatable collection of oral health data at the international level (oral health indicators meeting), and 2) to identify successful models of collaborative practice in oral health (collaborative practice meeting).
From left to right: David Williams, FDI Vision 2020 Task Team Member; Michael Glick, FDI Vision 2020 Task Team Chairman; Jean-Luc Eiselé, FDI Executive Director; and me.
Group photo of the Oral Health Indicators Meeting Provisional Agenda. From Left to right: David Williams, FDI Vision 2020 Task Team Member; Jean-Luc Eiselé, FDI Executive Director; Rosalyn Davies, ABM ULHB – Community Dental Service; Orlando Monteiro da Silva, FDI President; Lisa Howells, Senior Dental Officer – Welsh Government and Public Health Wales; Alexander Tolmeijer, from Dutch Dental Association; Daniel M. Meyer, ADA Senior Vice President – Science and Professional Affairs; Nermin Yamalik, FDI Councilor; Michael Glick, FDI Vision 2020 Task Team Chairman; Erica Lynette Wheeler, Technical Officer Human Resources for Health Department of Health Systems Policies and Workforce WHO; Prathip Phantumvanit, FDI Public Health Committee Vice Chairman; Carlos Madrid, University Hospital Lausanne Service de stomatologie et médecine dentaire; Corrie Jongbloed- Zoet, Dutch Dental Hygienists Association; John S. Greenspan, Associate Dean, Global Oral Health University of California San Francisco .
Group photo of the Collaborative Practice Meeting Provisional Agenda. From Left to right: Jean-Luc Eiselé, FDI Executive Director; Poul Erik Petersen, WHO Chief, Oral Health Programme; Sylvia Casagranda, Ivoclar Vivadent AG Head of Marketing Research & Controlling; Habib Benzian, International Public Health Professional – Health Bureau; Orlando Monteiro da Silva, FDI President; Kevin Hardwick, FDI Public Health Committee Member; Prathip Phantumvanit, FDI Public Health Committee Vice Chairman; Michael Glick, FDI Vision 2020 Task Team Chairman; Daniel M. Meyer, ADA Senior Vice President – Science and Professional Affairs; Christopher Fox, IADR Executive Director; Charlotte Ndiaye Faty, WHO Representative to Cameroon; Juan Carlos Llodra Calvo, FDI Public Health Committee Chairman and Oral Health Indicators Project Leader; Denis Bourgeois, Dean of Odontology Faculty-Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France and FDI Oral Health Indicators Project Leader; Virginie Horn, FDI Education and Development Manager; David Williams, FDI Vision 2020 Task Team Member.
We did not expect the three day Geneva FDI Vision 2020 Implementation Workshop to provide immediate solutions to these challenges. However, with those distinguished international team on hand to debate the issues, it set us in the right direction and constitutes the next step in this initiative. See more at: www.fdiworldental.org/home.aspx#president.
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Orlando Monteiro da Silva
President of the National Association of Liberal Professionals.
Consultant in the field of healthcare regulations and policies.
Past President of the Portuguese Dental Association, FDI – World Dental Federation, Council of European Dentists and the European Dental Competent Authorities and Regulators.