4/2005 FERNEY communiqué Contents THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Dear colleagues and friends, 2005 is an important year for the FDI in many ways. Above all, whether it is symbolic or real, it is a Friends of the FDI ........................2 year that enables us to recognise our achievements of the past and move Tobacco or Oral Health ................2 forward at a steady pace. Throughout the FDI’s 105 year Meeting with history the organisation has made Director-General Dr Lee ..............2 many outstanding achievements that all who have been involved can be Continuing Education rightly proud of. Some of those are programme 2006 ........................2 mentioned further along in this issue of the Communiqué in the 10th Anniversary of WHO recollections of Past President Dr Collaborating Centre ....................3 Ruperto Gonzalez-Giralda, Spain. confident that with her commitment, Should someone ask what we have done resolve and passion she will raise the FDI FDI Mission Statements and the for the FDI and the advancement of Global to the next level of growth. role played by the Canadian Oral Health, I believe we can confidently This is my last President’s message since I Dental Association ........................3 say that among other things we have will leave as President in Montréal. worked together, as a team, to plan for the Montreal Congress........................4 future and lay the foundations that we I want to thank my fellow councillors and believe will further develop the role and especially the President Elect for having Obituary ......................................4 status of the FDI and as an extension to supported me during the two years of my the advancement of Global Oral Health. Presidential term and also to re-affirm that we have been able to move forward with We have during the last couple of years our collective wisdom and a common goal focused our activities and efforts on global - as a team - in the best interest of the oral health development projects through FDI. Furthermore I would like to thank the the World Dental Development & Public Executive Director JT Barnard, the Health Committee and through continuing managers and all the staff at the Head education. We are constantly improving Office in Ferney-Voltaire for all their hard the Scientific Programme at the Annual work and commitment to the FDI. Their World Dental Congresses and expanding help has been invaluable to me. the Continuing Education Programme. Sincerely yours, Furthermore we have increased our collaboration with the WHO and our aim is to support governments in the development and implementation of www.fdiworldental.org policies that address oral health and highlight the link between oral and general health. FERNEY communiqué As I pass on the baton of the FDI Dr. Heung-Ryul Yoon President Sponsored by Presidency to my successor, colleague and friend Dr Michèle Aerden, I am absolutely FDI World Dental Federation FERNEY communiqué 4/2005 Page 2 FRIENDS OF THE FDI Congress so, please, check for more During the past two years Dr Lee information on the web site within has shown his commitment to oral approximately six weeks and also in health matters and his support to the Montréal of course! FDI in a very tangible manner - by http://www.fdiworldental.org/friends giving up his most valuable time to TOBACCO OR ORAL HEALTH meet with FDI representatives. Many individuals have indicated their desire to belong to the FDI and be involved in its activities in a closer way than is presently possible. A further purpose of the Friends of the FDI is to provide interested individuals from the dental community a means by which they can contribute to the development WHO Director General JW Lee, FDI President Dr H-L Yoon, Dr Brian Mouatt, chairman of the WDD & PH Committee, of dentistry and oral health – and be members of the committee and Head Office staff. kept informed of how their This advocacy guide for oral health donations are being utilised. professionals has been developed On open letter was officially handed over So who can join? Friends of the FDI is jointly by the FDI and the WHO and to Dr Lee and in this letter the FDI open to dentists, dental auxiliaries, it was launched on World No welcomes the newly established WHO stakeholders from the dental trade and Tobacco Day 31 May. Commission on Social Determinants of industry as well as to anybody else Health and expresses its hope for interested in being a part of the activities of The guide provides tobacco facts, highlights recognition and consideration of oral health. the FDI. the involvement of the FDI and the WHO in tobacco control initiatives, discusses the In his address to the Committee Dr Lee When you become a member of the role of dentists and other oral health recognised the important link between oral Friends of the FDI you will be able to professionals in tobacco control, examines and general health and expresses his contribute to FDI’s oral health the role of advocacy, and provides a distress about the lack of affordable and development projects in developing number of wide ranging recommendations appropriate oral health services in many countries and underserved populations to move the tobacco control agenda countries and deprived communities. while receiving a series of benefits and forward. One copy of the guide was sent a "WHO can count on the expanded opportunities for involvement in FDI month ago to all regular members. workforce of 3 million oral health activities. It is guaranteed that 40 % of each professionals, led by a million dentists, to membership will be donated to the World The guide is also available for downloading address the growing disparities in health and Development Fund. Everyone will have the (English only) from the web site: oral health status" said Dr Brian Mouatt, opportunity to make further donations to http://www.fdiworldental.org/ Chairman of the WDDHPC on the the Fund. public_health/assets/Tobacco/ occasion. Tobacco_or_Oral_Health.pdf As a member you will receive the We are grateful for the wonderful International Dental Journal (6 issues per MEETING WITH WHO DIRECTOR- opportunities that we have had since year), Developing Dentistry (2 issues per GENERAL DR LEE Dr Lee’s appointment to meet with him year) and the Ferney Communiqué and to share matters relating to oral health Newsletter (6 e-issues per year) and 10 % During May this year the World with him. Credit for this should go to off all items sold at the FDI Pavilion during Dental Development and Health FDI President Dr Yoon, for coordinating the Annual World Dental Congress. Promotion Committee had the these meetings. privilege of enjoying breakfast with Friends of the FDI will be launched in late WHO Director General, Dr JW Lee. August around the time of the Montréal FERNEY communiqué 4/2005 Page 3 CONTINUING EDUCATION 10th ANNIVERSARY OF WHO FDI’S MISSION STATEMENT AND PROGRAMME 2006 COLLABORATING CENTRE THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE The WHO Collaborating Centre for CANADIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION Oral Health Care Planning and The Head Office has received a Future Scenarios, which is part of letter from Past President Dr the College of Dental Science in Ruperto Gonzalez-Giralda - Spain, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, will on the significant role played by the celebrate its 10th Anniversary on 23 Canadian Dental Association in the September. A seminar Inequalities in initial stages of the elaboration of the Oral Health: Tools that make a Mission Statement which was Difference will be organised in approved in 1991. The following is a conjunction with the celebrations. It shortened version of Dr Gonzalez- will bring together key players in Giralda’s recollections. global oral health policy, research and practice. Among the speakers A Task Force that, under Dr J. Bomba, are: Dr Habib Benzian, FDI USA, had analysed the structure and Development & Public Health function of the FDI presented its report to the General Assembly in Buenos Aires in Manager and Prof Wim van 1987 and it was well received. So well that The 2006 Continuing Education Palenstein Helderman, member of the President, Dr Carlton Williams, USA, Programme is now printed and will the FDI World Dental Development and Treasurer, Dr William Thompson, be included in the congress bags in & Health Promotion Committee. Canada felt that the time had come to take Montréal, the majority of the another leap forward. It was decided to programmes are in English If you are move forward with a position document not attending the congress, please, and the development of a Corporate contact the Head Office, Strategy for the FDI. Work on this project firstname.lastname@example.org and we will was carried out by a small group in 1988 send you a copy. The information and 1989 and thanks to the hospitality of the Canadian Dental Association, its on each programme can also be President Dr J.W. Niedermayer, its found on the website. Executive Director Mr Jardine Neilson and The provision of continuing dental the generous sponsorship of Elida education is an activity through which the Gibbs/Unilever UK a three day meeting FDI promotes oral health worldwide and could be held at the CDA Head Office in supports our members and dentists all over Ottawa. A draft document "Mission the world. This is done through the Statement" was developed and presented Scientific Programme at the Annual World at the General Assembly in 1989. Dental Congresses and also through the And in 1990 the final version was presented CE-Programmes. The 2006 programme to the General Assembly by President Dr C includes programmes in Africa for the first Ross and Executive Director PÅ Zillen. It time; both in French and English. was unanimously approved by a special The FDI is rightfully proud of the continuing session of the General Assembly. After this, education programmes. In 2006 the FDI the Executive Committee was empowered will be involved in a CE programme to develop an "Action Plan" which would The provision of continuing dental provide activity to what, up to that moment somewhere in the world on average every education is an activity through which the 16th day of the year. The calendar for the had only been a semantic discussion. After a FDI promotes oral health worldwide and lot of work by all involved the Action Plan programmes can be found on: supports our members and dentists all over http://www.fdiworldental.org/federation/4_ was presented and approved in Milan in the world. This is done through the 1991. 0calendar.html Scientific Programme at the Annual World Dental Congresses and also through the The overall transition that took place within CE-Programmes. The 2006 programme the FDI in approximately two years made it a modern, international organisation better FERNEY communiqué 4/2005 Page 4 able to serve its members and with far issue. The associated problems of Thursday 25th August from 08.30-10.30 in better relations with the dental industry and international licensure, immigration issues, room 525 A. This meeting is open to other stakeholders. and the present shortage of dental invited representatives only. manpower will be discussed. All of this was possible thanks to the Public Health Section: Saturday 27th August generosity and hospitality of among others Each presentation takes 35 minutes with from 10.00-12.00 in room 521 A the Canadian Dental Association which 10 minutes discussion. offered the FDI resources that it did not OBITUARY have on its own at the time. Erratum – Business meetings MONTREAL CONGRESS Please note that there have been slight changes with regard to the following Hotels meetings; meetings in bold are open to all interested. The erratum will be included in If you have not already booked your the Parliament booklets as well: accommodation we urge you to do it as soon as possible. A couple of the hotels are Page 9: already sold out but please contact The Education Committee 3 will be held Tourisme Montréal directly for up to date on Friday 26th August from 09.00 to 12.00 information: reservation@tourisme- in Room 521 A. montreal.org or fax: +1 514 844-6771 or book on line: www.tourisme- Page 10-11: montreal.org/housing/dentist Science Committee Workshops Dr Richard Mascola, member of the Dental Educators Session, Oral Health and General Health will take FDI Council and the FDI Finance 24 August place on Saturday 27th August from Committee passed away 28 May, at 09.00-12.00 in room 525 A the age of 68, six-months after being Dental Education: Future Challenges - diagnosed with cancer. Present Solutions Page 16: PAHO/CDO (Pan American Health Dr Mascola was a past ADA President and 1. Local and Global Dental Education – Organisation/Chief Dental Officers) fought for the rights of dentists in the USA Johann DeVries, Canada meeting will be held from 08.30 to 12.45 to practice without third-party intrusion and and from 14.15 to 17.15 in Room 519 A. he was also a strong advocate for the This introductory session will discuss the Canadian experience in dental education. private practice of dentistry. Page 22: It will be reviewed in the context of the IDM (International Dental Manufacturers) After earning a bachelor’s degree in 1958 recent advances which have occurred in Board Meeting will be held on Thursday Dr Mascola served as a U.S. navy pilot until dental education globally. Future challenges 25th August from 14.15-to 17.15 in Room 1963. He received his dental degree in in dental education will also be addressed. 525 A. 1968 from New York University’s College 2. Harmonisation in Dental Education - of Dentistry, where he went on to Page 22: John Clarkson, Ireland complete graduate studies in IDM General Assembly will be held on prosthodontics. Dr Mascola got involved in Friday 26th August from 08.00 to 12.00 in This presentation will focus on the organised dentistry early in his career Room 525 A. challenge of obtaining harmonisation in the holding a number of posts with the training of dental practitioners within Page 23: Queens County Dental Society and the European countries. It will describe the Women Dentists Worldwide New York State Dental Association before recent experiences in Europe resulting from serving as ADA President in 1999 – 2000. the DentEd Thematic Network Project and Monique Michaud will be replaced by the progress made. Marcia Boyd, Canada. Her title is Dr Mascola was a highly respected "Dentistry? A Fabulous Career!" member of the FDI Council and the 3. Accreditation Update – Raman Bedi, UK Finance Committee who spoke well and Newly announced meetings: was always clear – and sometimes tough – This final presentation aims to examine the when taking a standpoint. He will be process of accreditation in dental education International Federation of Dental Education greatly missed by all of us who were and seeks to find solutions to this complex Associations: Special Session will be held on fortunate enough to know him. Ferney Communiqué is published six times a year by the FDI The editor-in-chief reserves the right to edit all text submitted. and is distributed to all member associations and everyone Please contact us if you have any comments: else who is interested. Ferney Communiqué is published in email@example.com regarding content and English, French, German and Spanish. firstname.lastname@example.org regarding change of address. Editor-in-Chief: Charlotte Nackstad, Communications Manager, Published by World Dental Press Ltd, UK. 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