Our Core Values
Meet Our Orthodontic Educators
Our Educational Principles
IFDE™ educational programs are developed and maintained by highly qualified dental educators and clinicians who demonstrate the highest standards of professional knowledge and practice. Sensitivity and respect for the orthodontic needs and dental practices of the host country guide professional and personal behaviour.
Programs will vary according to the orthodontic educational needs of the countries. However, there are certain principles that apply across all programs offered:
- Protection of the public by providing clear information as to the level of training achieved
- Improved access to orthodontic specialist training by general practitioners
- Improved orthodontic care by teaching dentists the appropriate skills and knowledge necessary to meet the varying levels of treatment complexity, as well as considering the relative needs and demands of local patients.
Whenever possible, we will focus on preparing dental professionals from emerging countries to assume the roles of educator and provider.
The IFDE™ is dedicated to improving the online and onsite availability and quality of dental education and knowledge in all parts of the world, particularly in emerging countries.
Our mission is to be recognized as a global leader in the design and implementation of online and online/onsite education for dental professionals and their assistants.