FDI World Dental Federation has today released a white paper ‘Dental Caries Prevention and Management’ under the banner of its Caries Prevention Partnership with Colgate. The paper outlines strategies to prevent and manage dental caries (tooth decay) through concerted action by oral health professionals, policymakers and the general public.
Dr Patrick Hescot, FDI President, said, “Untreated dental caries affects almost half of the world’s population (44%), yet in many countries there are still no action plans implemented to address this growing disease burden. FDI is committed to protecting populations from the pain, suffering and even tooth loss caused by dental caries through effective prevention strategies.”
The white paper, launched during the Annual World Dental Congress in Poznań, Poland (7-10 September), outlines how dental practitioners can shift from a restorative approach to the management of dental caries to one focused on delivering preventive dental medicine.
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