Our vision is children everywhere living healthy lives with healthy smiles.
The FDI (Fédération DentaireInternationale) or World Dental Federation defined oral health as a multifaceted health state and a fundamental component of overall health and mental well-being, reflected by the physiological, social, and psychological attributes which are essential forquality of life.1
We operate in the field of Global Oral Health which aims for optimal oral health for all people and elimination of global health inequities through health promotion, disease prevention, and appropriate oral care approaches that consider common determinants and solutions and acknowledge oral health as part of overall health.2
We support establishing guidelines and developing best practices for academic global oral health programs, policies, and practices that aim to achieve a goal of oral health globally.
We envision a world, in which people take ownership of their health, and in which suffering caused by oral disease is minimized. In this world, dentistry leads the promotion of oral health and the prevention of oral diseases regardless of peoples’ socio-economic status, age, religion, gender, nationality, or geographical location. Even in the most remote areas of our planet, children have the option to live healthy lives and to go to school without oral health burdens.
2. Brittany Seymour , Zak James , Deepti Shroff Karhade , Jane Barrow , Alessio Pruneddu , Nina Kay Anderson , Peter Mossey & Task Force for the Definition of Global Health (2020) A definition of global oral health: An expert consensus approach by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s Global Oral Health Interest Group, Global Health Action, 13:1. https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2020.1814001