COI has been a Non-Profit Social Utility Organization (ONLUS) since 1993, the year of its foundation. The only non-governmental dental organization (NGO) recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2005, it is registered in the list of Civil Society Organizations of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation pursuant to art. 26 of Law n. 125 of 2014 (Decree n. 2016/337/000168/4).
COI is a member of the Consorzio Ong piemontesi – COP
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COI Vision is a World without poverty where cultural diversities, equal rights and opportunities coexist and in which oral health is a right for everyone and not a reality denied or an optional choice.
COI was founded in May 1993 from the experience of a group of colleagues and friends that had collaborated for many years with Medicus Mundi Italia NGO.