FDI and Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programs Partner for International Photo Contest






International photo contest offers participants chance to win a trip to premiere dental meeting


Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programs (WOHP) and the FDI World Dental Federation have joined forces to host the second consecutive FDI & Wrigley Photographic Award offering dentalprofessionals a chance to submit photos that capture “what makes them smile” via a dedicated website, www.PhotoAward.org.

For each entry received, professionals have a chance to win a trip to an upcoming FDI WorldDental Congress, the world’s premium dental gathering, and WOHP will donate $25 US, up to $25,000 US total, to theFDI’s World Dental Development Fund (WDDF), which supports oral health education and projects worldwide.

This year’s contest, open from March 16 to July 8, 2009, will recognize six regional winners, one each from Africa, Asia Pacific & Oceania, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North America, who will each receive a gift voucher for $1,000 US to spend on the latest photographic equipment, a year’s subscription to the 

International Dental Journal and a year’s supply of Wrigley’s sugarfree gum*.

From the six regional winners, a grand prize winner will be awarded a VIP all expense-paid trip to their choice of either the 2009 FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Singapore (September 2-5, 2009) or the 2010 FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Brazil (September 2-5, 2010). The trip includes round trip airfare for one person to Singapore or Brazil, four nights in a four-star hotel, complimentary Congress registration and $500 US spending money. In addition, the winner will have the choice to upgrade their ticket to business class or bring a companion to the Congress.


www.PhotoAward.org/Terms for full terms and conditions.

New in 2009, following the selection of regional winners, 50 names will be chosen at random from the remaining entries toreceive a year’s supply of Wrigley’s sugarfree chewing gum.

“Oral healthcare professionals play a significant role in creating healthy smiles around the world and we are excited to give them the opportunity to share what makes them smile,” said Maureen Jones, Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program Manager. “The FDI & Wrigley Photographic Award is one example of the great initiatives these two organizations have worked on during their long partnership to help bring dentists and their patients’ easy tools for proper oral healthcare.”

Members of the dental profession and students who are registered at dental and/or hygiene schools over the age of 18 are invited to enter and upload up to five (5) digital photographs that make them smile. The photos do not need to be images from their dental practice but can include funny family or reflective photos that bring a smile or grin to their face.

“I want to thank our partners, Wrigley’s, for again helping raise funds for promoting global oral health through this photographic award,” said Dr David Alexander, FDI Executive Director. “Together we hope dental professionals will show their immense creativity by entering the competition, and at the same time demonstrate their concern for those who suffer low quality of life due to preventable oral diseases.”