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ADI presents to United Nations

Tuesday, May 24, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephanie Wilhelm
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Academy of Dentistry International presents to the United Nations.

As ADI is recognized by the United Nations, Department of Public Information as an NGO (non governmental organization), ADI representatives will be presenting at the

66th UN DPI / NGO Workshop

Gyeongju, Korea

May 30 17:15 - 18:30    HICO Room 201

‘Oral Health Literacy to Promote Sustainable Healthy Habits’

A D I Presenters:

Dr. Ramon Baez, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Texas

Professor Claudio Fernandes, Fluminense Federal University Nova Friburgo, Brazil

Dr. Robert Fulton, Professor, Northeast Ohio Medical University


The movement towards improving a sustainable and healthy quality of life is currently recognized by leading health and political institutions through out the world as a priority of the 21st century. Oral diseases are also being recognized to have major effects on metabolic diseases of the entire body, leading to serious medical, and socioeconomic consequences. Unlike decades of the past, the effects of sugar are also being recognized as a leading source to oral disease with negative metabolic influences on other systemic diseases.

In this workshop, a panel with international experts will lead a public discussion concerning the worldwide movement to inform and educate the public about current challenges and opportunities to face the burden of oral diseases. New educational techniques, will be discussed that can lead to self awareness as well as the development of critical psycho-social behavioral changes necessary to self cure oral disease preventing its devastating sequela.

 Time Agenda and Speakers
 17:00 -17:15                     Registration at the reception desk
17:15 -  17:30  Workshop keynote lectures
1. Global burden of oral diseases. Ramon Baez. President of the Academy of Dentistry International and Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry, USA;
2. Social practices literacies to promote sustainable healthy habits. Claudio Fernandes. President of ADI Brazil Chapter and Adjunct Professor of the Fluminense Federal University at Nova Friburgo, Brazil.
3.  Health risks of sugary food intake. Dr. Robert Fulton, Editor; Journal of ADI and Professor, Northeast Ohio Medical University.
17:30 - 18:30  Workshop discussion
An open discussion among keynote speakers and the audience will follow, with focus on the role of education to promote health habits.




Academy of Dentistry International
100 Park Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, New York 10017 USA
Tel: +1 212 984 0672 (voicemail for Interim Executive Director)