To pursue these objectives, we work closely with impactful professional associations. Here are just a few examples of such partnerships:
FDI World Dental Federation is the largest representative organization for dental professionals in the world with more than one million members. FDI's mission is to bring together expertise from its members in order to optimize oral health for people all over the world. Their activities include the development of health policy, offering accredited continuing education programmes, representing dentistry in international advocacy, and supporting their members in global oral health promotion activities. The partnership between SUNSTAR and FDI has resulted in several projects, such as the Sports Dentistry project and the Oral Cancer guidelines project.
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has 37 national periodontal societies, representing over 16,000 periodontists, dentists, researchers, and other oral-health professionals. As such, it's one of the largest dental associations in Europe. The EFP's guiding vision is “periodontal health for a better life”, and they pursue this vision by promoting evidence-based periodontal and oral health practice, organizing (inter)national events, and running campaigns aimed at both professionals and the general public. SUNSTAR is a proud partner of the EFP, and we have run several projects together. For example, with the "Perio & Diabetes project", we promoted the bi-directional link between periodontal disease and diabetes.
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a non-profit organization, currently counting over 10,000 members worldwide. Their mission is to "drive dental, oral and craniofacial research for health and well-being worldwide". To do so, they are dedicated to driving scientific excellence, pursuing scientific responsibility and supporting the scientific community. SUNSTAR sponsors IADR on a "leadership level".
In 2017, we also worked on a project with with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). With the support of SUNSTAR, the IDF partnered up with the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) in 2017 to discuss the bi-directional relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes. This resulted in a scientific consensus report and guidelines for oral care professionals, healthcare professionals, and patients to improve early diagnosis, prevention, and co-management of diabetes and periodontitis. Moreover, in December 2017, at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress, Abu Dhabi, we presented a virtual reality (VR) educational video "The Perio Link". This video was exclusively created for this event and reflects SUNSTAR’s passion and commitment to fighting Type 2 diabetes.
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Working closely with dentists, hygienists, pharmacists, and other oral health professionals, we play a leading role in furthering knowledge on gum health and its impact on holistic health.