The Swiss Dental Hygienists will, for the first time, welcome the IFDH
and dental hygienists from around the world for the 2016 ISDH.
Also as result, IFDH may soon have a new association member, as the
I am looking forward to welcoming Nepal as a member of IFDH.
One of these recently forged IFDH alliances is with the World Health Organization (WHO).
1) IFDH was officially formed on June 28, 1986 in Oslo, Norway.
IFDH promotes professional alliances with its association members as well as with other associations, federations and organizations that hold similar objectives, such as its relationship with ADHA.
Communication issues frequently complicate the work of organizations such as IFDH, according to the organization's president, Marjolijn Hovius, RDH.
She pointed out, in particular, the growth in importance of dental hygienists in countries such as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines, which are not yet members of IFDH.
The forerunner of IFDH, the International Liaison Committee on Dental Hygiene, was established in 1973, by European countries that included the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the UK, the U.
and Marjolijn Hovius, RDH, president-elect of IFDH presented the award to each winner.
IFDH Vice President Perno Goldie, from the United States, served as moderator for the panel discussion, "Positioning Dental Hygiene in Health Care," with Wayne Powell, BA, MA, and Kathy O'Loughlin, DDS, from the United States and Kenneth Eaton, DDS, from the United Kingdom.
On Saturday, the last day of the symposium, I attended the "Vision for the Dental Hygiene Profession" panel, which included IFDH President Aldenhoven as the moderator and panelists Marjolijn Hovius, RDH (Netherlands), JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD (United States), Christine Nathe, RDH, MS (United States) and Kerstin Ohrn, PhD, RDH (Sweden).