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About the Nordic Association for Disability and Oral Health (NFH)

 

Dedicated to improving the oral health of those with disabilities in the Nordic countries and worldwide.

NFH was established in 1974, and has national sections in each of the Nordic Countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland).  NFH attracts health personnel and dental health personnel who are interested in oral health and oral function in persons with disabilities and chronic diseases. Our mission can be concluded in 3 bullet points:
 

  • Increase the understanding of oral health and oral function for persons with disabilities and chronic diseases in the society.

  • Increase the knowledge of these challenges in health personnel and dental health personnel

  • Encourage and support clinical research in matters that concerns oral health and oral function for persons with disabilities and chronic diseases.
     

Each national section arrange yearly courses, seminars and clinical education, and biannually the Nordic Association calls for a 2-3 day congress or meeting in one of the countries. Due to the Covid-pandemic in 2021, the planned Nordic meeting in Oslo was postponed to 2023.
 

iADH
 

All members of NFH are also members of our international umbrella organisation iADH (International Association for Disability and Oral Health)

iADH has over 8000 members worldwide actively working to achieve better outcomes for oral health in people with disabilities. Their members are drawn from all areas of health and social care including general dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists and nurses, allied healthcare professionals, researchers, educators and patient advocates The society aims to advocate for and promote equitable access to high quality oral healthcare by facilitating exchange of good practice and encouraging and disseminating appropriate scientific research worldwide.

For more information, see www.iadh.org

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