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Richard Law Research Awards 2019 In honour of the late Richard Law, the Global Child Dental Fund (UK) offered awards for the sixth consecutive year to dental students in India. Post-graduate dental students from all over India who took up the...
Our SDL alumnus and dear friend of GCDFund, Dr Mahesh Verma, has been appointed as Vice Chancellor of Indraprastha University. He was previously director of the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) and has been recognised nationally for...
On 17-19 June 2019 Chief Dental Officers from East & Central Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DR Congo, Sudan) convened in Addis Ababa to strategize how to end the barbaric practice of Infant Oral Mutilation (IOM) within 10 years....
Global Dental Ambassadors Return to Zambia Global Child Dental Fund-Senior Dental Leaders alumni, Dr. Nalumino Sayela (SDL-7) and Dr. David Okuji (SDL-10) , collaborated on a second academic exchange program between the Global Dental Ambassadors, the...
Applications are now open. Each year we award one established dental professional with the esteemed Tony Volpe Award, offering them a place on the prestigious Senior Dental Leaders Programme (SDL). SDL 14 will be held in March 2020 in London, UK. The...
In March, Professor Raman Bedi (Chairman of GCDFund) attended the mid-year meeting of the International Association of Dental Students (IADS) in Strasbourg, France. He spoke at the Panel Discussion "Developing and Training the New Generation of...
Dr Dorjan Hysi receives the Promising Leadership Award 2019 The Center for Oral Health partners with GCDFund in offering this award to a qualified oral health leader. Young professionals from various disciplines (public health, dentistry, social work...
The recently held Senior Dental Leaders conference, now in its 13th year, has once again been a resounding success. The six-day conference organised by the Global Child Dental Fund, King’s College London, and this year’s host, the Harvard School of...
Tony Volpe Award 2019 The Tony Volpe Award is given annually to a dental professional, offering them a place on our prestigious Senior Dental Leaders Programme (SDL). The award covers all tuition, travel and accommodation costs. This year’s award was...
In honour of the late Richard Law, an accountant who tragically died from oral cancer, the Global Child Dental Fund offers awards of Rs 50,000 (in total) to postgraduate dental students in India willing to submit a research proposal and take up the...
Success for Dr Ashwin Jawdekar and "Team YMT” at the Global Summit of International Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, Bangkok 2018 Among more than 110 presentations, Dr Ashwin Jawdekar, Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at...
In October, Dr Jack Dillenberg accepted an award from The Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, Inc. at an event in Philadelphia, USA. Dean Emeritus of Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health - A.T. Still University, Dr Dillenberg was honored...
Senior Dental Leaders alumni hold successful workshop in Melbourne Global Child Dental Fund Senior Dental Leaders alumni Dr Rachel Martin, and Dr Irene Adyatmaka held a very successful workshop on 1 October at La Trobe University, Melbourne,...
In June, Professor Raman Bedi (Chairman of GCDFund ) and Professor Arthur Kemoli (Chairman of the Paediatric Dentistry Association of East Africa) visited schools in rural parts of Kenya to examine children for IOM, meeting teachers and local elders....
Richard Law Research Award 2018 for Postgraduate Dental Students in India In honour of the late Richard Law, an accountant who tragically died from oral cancer, the Global Child Dental Fund (UK) is offering awards of Rs 50,000 (in total) to...
In a recent article in Dentistry magazine, Valerie Wordley, GCDFund consultant, spoke to Dr Khin Maung, chief dental officer for Myanmar, about the oral health problems Myanmar faces. I sat down with Dr Khin Maung at the 12th Senior Dental Leaders...
Dear Colleague, We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the Tony Volpe Award for our Senior Dental Leaders (SDL) programme in Boston, USA, March 2019. The award covers all tuition, travel and accommodation costs for SDL...
Infant oral mutilation (IOM) is a dangerous and sometimes fatal traditional dental practice undertaken in children that can have very serious health consequences. This is undertaken by many indigenous African tribes, mainly from East and central...
12th ANNUAL SENIOR DENTAL LEADERS PROGRAMME LONDON, 4-9 March 2018 First conceptualized in 2007 at King’s College London by Professor Raman Bedi, DDS, this year’s SDL-12 programme was organised by the Global Child Dental Fund, the Harvard School of...
After nearly a year of planning, SDL-alumni Dr. Callum Durward and Dr.David Okuji successfully led a collaboration between the University of Puthisastra and the Global Dental Ambassadors (GDA), which provided an international exchange of oral health...
Our Oral Health Booklets have reached the Brazilian Society of Pediatric Medicine! The Global Child Dental Fund would like to thank the Brazilian Society of Pediatric Medicine (SBP) for hosting us at their national congress. The SPB is considered to...
We would like to say thank you to Ivoclar Vivadent AG for their contribution of £1,500 in Cention N materials for our project in Lusaka, Zambia. Their support is a great vote of confidence in our mission. You can follow Vivadent AG's work via it's...
The Global Child Dental Fund (GCDFund) and the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) have accredited an online comprehensive course for Future Dental Leaders - an enterprise we believe will equip STUDENTS CONSIDERING APPLYING TO...
A call to action to end Infant oral mutilation (IOM) - an East Africa campaign initiative Infant oral mutilation (IOM) is a dangerous and sometimes fatal traditional dental practice undertaken in children that can have very serious health...