International Federation of Dental Hygienists

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 global pandemic effects all of us both personally and professionally, including the dental team and the Dental Hygiene profession.

In these extraoradinary circumstances and because the situation differs from country to country, IFDH advises you to follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization, your national governements, your national Dental and Dental Hygiene organizations and the advice of experts.

Patient safety and staff health and welfare must be our number one concern.

Information that we have received to date (US, Canada, Ireland, Australia, United Kingdom) has been posted below and we will continue to add updates as we receive more information from our 34 country members.

Wishing everyone continued good health,

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ISDH 2022: International Symposium on Dental Hygiene

Scientific Content Taking Shape

IFDH and the ISDH Local Organizing Committee of the Irish Dental Hygienist Association continue to prepare the exciting scientific content for ISDH Dublin 2022. As healthcare professionals we continue to deal with the global pandemic effects, both personally and professionally, so having something to look forward to in 2022, will help raise all our spirits.

Stay updated on ISDH 2022 

The International Federation of Dental Hygienists presents the IFDH Global Oral Health Summit, a 4-hour virtual seminar, featuring influential leaders and stakeholders - in Oral Health, Public Health, Education, Research, Policy Makers and Industry - collaborating on the role of the oral health force globally

PART 1 (Virtual):

Saturday, June 26, 2021 (8 am ET, 2 pm CET)
Brochure, Registration and more details coming soon.

PART 2 (at ISDH, Dublin Ireland):

Thursday, August 11, 2022

More info:


On 23 September 2019 a unique new e-learning platform is launched for continuing education for Dental Hygienists.

The purpose of the initiative is to meet the needs of continuous training that exists in this group.

The Oral Health Professional Training platform aims to strengthen the preventive role of the dental hygienist in the work of maintaining good oral health. The training will increase the opportunity for the dental hygienist to move and have an exchange within Europe. It will also generally increase awareness and knowledge of the importance of good oral health in the population.

The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) is a global non-profit organisation committed to fighting against the initiation and progression of dental caries.

UCL Dental Institute (London) would like to introduce MSc in Dental Hygiene distance learning course. To find out more, please follow the link below:  Dental Hygiene MSc