our purpose

FDI Partnership: promoting oral health during cancer treatment


It is estimated that more than 30-35% of patients undergoing cancer treatment will suffer from painful mouth conditions – like mouth ulcers, dry mouth, and oral bleeding – as side effects of those treatments. Working with FDI World Dental Federation, we are committed to promote effective management of oral health before, during and after treatment. We aim to help patients cope with the side effects and support them in their journey to wellness.

The expert panel

  • Prof. Ihsane Ben Yahya (FDI President-elect)
  • Prof. Jean-Christophe Fricain (Professor of Oral Cancer and Surgery, University of Bordeuax)
  • Prof. Mark Lingen (Professor of Oral Pathology, University of Chicago)
  • Dr. Riccardo Caccialanza (Director of Clinical Nutrition, IRCCS Foundation National Cancer Institute, Italy)
  • Prof. Paulo Bossi (Associate Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Brescia)
  • Dr Barry Quinn (Senior Lecturer in Team-based Clinical Education, King’s College London; President, IADR Education Research Group)
  • Prof. Sana Bensouda (Professor of Higher Education, University Hasan II Casablanca)