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News / May 6, 2009

Put a smile on your face

by Guy Hiscott

Enter the FDI World Dental Federation and Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programmes’ (WOHP) photographic competition for your chance to win a trip to an upcoming FDI World Dental Congress.

Submit photos that capture ‘what makes you smile’ and for each entry received the WOHP will donate $25 US, up to $25,000 US in total, to the FDI’s World Dental Development Fund, which supports oral health education and projects world-wide.

This year’s contest, open until 8 July 2009, will recognise six regional winners, one each from Europe, Africa,

Asia Pacific & Oceania, Latin America, the Middle East and North America. Each winner will receive a gift voucher for $1,000 US (or equivalent in pound sterling or euros) to spend on the latest photographic equipment, plus a year’s subscription to the International Dental Journal and a year’s supply of Wrigley’s sugarfree gum*.

From the six regional winners, a grand prize winner will be awarded a VIP all-expenses paid trip to their choice of either the 2009 FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Singapore (2-5 September 2009) or the 2010 FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Brazil (2-5 September 2010). The trip includes round trip airfare for one person to Singapore or Brazil, four nights in a four-star hotel, complimentary Congress registration and $500 US spending money. In addition, the winner will have the choice to upgrade their ticket to business class or to bring a companion to the Congress. 

Members of the dental profession and students who are registered at dental and/or hygiene schools and who are over the age of 18 are invited to enter and upload up to five digital photographs that make them smile at

The photos do not need to be images from their dental practice but can include funny family or reflective photos that bring a smile to their face.

Dr David Alexander, FDI executive director, said: ‘Together we hope dental professionals will show their immense creativity by entering the competition, and at the same time demonstrate their concern for those who suffer low quality of life due to preventable oral diseases.’

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* A year’s supply of gum is approximately 144 packs.