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IFDEA Announces New Educational Resources Available for Oral Health Educators around the World

Posted on June 20, 2012

Dental faculty invited to take advantage of free IFDEA membership and participate in dental educators’ global network.

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

The International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA) announces new resources are now available for oral health educators around the world through its Global Network for Dental Education, a free, online collection of educational materials.

The non-profit IFDEA is dedicated to making quality resources available at no cost to dental educators around the globe. The association’s library of articles, educational modules, teaching tools and more is constantly growing. Topics covered include anatomy, endodontics, implant dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics and health policy.

IFDEA membership offers a wide variety of benefits and opportunities:

  • Join for Free to Access Educational Resources – Educators interested in viewing the resources are invited to register for a free IFDEA membership at

  • Submit and Share Resources with Colleagues – IFDEA invites educators to submit their educational resources through the IFDEA web site at There is no charge for submission and all content will be reviewed by IFDEA in accordance with association policies.

  • Global Directory of Dental Schools – Colleges and universities with dental-related programs are invited to submit their school information to IFDEA’s new global directory of dental schools. The directory will serve as a comprehensive reference guide to schools around the world.

  • IFDEA News and Professional Networking – Find out about the latest developments and events from IFDEA leaders and connect with colleagues on the IFDEA Facebook page.

“We are committed to improving oral health worldwide by making it easier for educators to learn from each other and share resources and tools,” said Dr. Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., president of IFDEA. “We encourage dental educators to get involved in this growing community by sharing their own content and techniques that would be of interest to colleagues worldwide. Educators and administrators at new dental schools around the world, as well as those involved with long-established schools, are invited to join IFDEA and collaborate at a global level.”

The International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA) is a global community of dental educators who have joined together to improve oral health worldwide by sharing knowledge and raising standards. IFDEA contributes to improving global health by improving oral health by serving as an axis of information, best practices, exchange programs, news and professional development for the many regional dental education associations and individual academic dental institutions worldwide.