Developing a dental leadership programme

GCDFund consultant Dr Valerie Wordley and Chairman Prof Raman Bedi have just published an editorial in the British Medical Journal Leader raising awareness, to the medical and wider healthcare profession, of how our Senior Dental Leadership Programme is an example of successful leadership training.

Our flagship Senior Dental Leaders (SDL) programme celebrated its 13th year in 2019. Since 2006, SDL has allowed senior dental professionals to develop their leadership skills and learn how to deploy them effectively to improve child oral health worldwide.  

SDL has successfully trained over 200 Senior Dental Leaders in 46 countries and has been attended by dentists from every continent. The programme is attended by the most senior dental policy makers, NGO figures and dental health academic faculties from across the globe and strives to further their understanding of strategic change, dental health policy and dental economics. Oral health capacity building through collaborative approaches is encouraged, with delegates strengthening their ability to deal with regional crisis and anticipate and plan for future demands of their country.