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We are pleased to announce the 2015 Tony Volpe Award! This exciting award is presented annually to two established dental professionals, offering them a place on our prestigious Senior Dental Leaders Programme (SDL). Image shows: Dr Nazik Nurelhuda...
The Senior Dental Leaders Programme (SDL-8) SDL-8 was held in London from Sunday 9th to Friday 14th March. This year 17 delegates attended from around the world, including our largest cohorts from China (3) and Thailand (2). As in past years, the...
Dr. Nazik Nurelhuda recieves the Tony Volpe Award 2014 Image shows: Dr Nazik Nurelhuda receiving the 2014 Tony Volpe award presented by Tony Volpe (Left) (Trustee of the GCDFund) and Stanley Bergman (right) (Chairman and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.) Dr....
Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future launches India Chapter at Indian Dental Conference 2014 VIA: BURSON-MARSTELLER 50% children, aged 5, suffer from cavities in Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad, 22nd February 2014: The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF),...
Late last year, King's College London covered on their website our collaborative dental-care programme with the One-2-One Charitable Trust in Timor Leste. The three-year legacy programme focuses specifically on developing a school oral health...
Dear friends We will be sending you our 2013 Annual Report soon. In the meantime, we would like to bring to your attention the first ever oral health newsletter from the World Federation of Public Health Associations. It was sent out today to all...
Knowledge and attitude of Indian Dentists towards dental indemnity insurance Demand for quality healthcare at affordable costs is the natural outcome of this development. Despite all of the knowledge and understanding, cases of dental treatment...
PATIENT SAFETY ON-LINE SURVEY AMONG INDIAN DENTISTS Patient safety is a fundamental principle of health care, in fact patient safety, medical error and adverse event reporting is becoming a major issue in health care systems across the world. This...
We have developed a new collaboration with the International Federation of Dental Hygienists. The Chair of the GCDFund Professor Raman Bedi met in Dili, Timor Leste, with Mrs Robyn Watson, President-Elect of the International Federation of Dental...
This year we ran the Richard Law Award for dental students willing to enter an essay competition as a part of the Indian Strategy Project. There were three topics to choose from: 1. Approaches for the Prevention of Oral Cancer in India; 2. Oral...
We have established a partnership with One-2-One to realise our goal of building dental capacity in Timor Leste. Led by Dr Fernando Jong, this partnership will be a three-year legacy project incorporating a school oral health programme and improving...
The submission deadline for the GCDFund Award for Best Project on the Dental Student Electives e-Depository website ( www.gcdfund.org ) has now been extended to Wednesday 13th November. The winner will be notified on Friday 15th November and the...
Recently, Professor Raman Bedi, Smitha Kakde and Mahesh Verma published an article in the 'International Dental Journal'. Entitled 'Oral health inequalities: a call for action to improve oral health in India', the article is an analysis of the...
KAPD and GCDFund Symposium: Nairobi, Summer 2013 As part of the African Network Legacy Project, GCDFund and the Kenya Association of Paediatric Dentists (KAPD) collaborated in organizing the first symposium on ‘Paediatric Oral Healthcare in East...
The GCDFund ambassador for Smiles and Hope Tanzania, Prue Preston, has been named Colgate’s Unsung Hero 2012 for her work with orphans and street children in Mwanza, Tanzania. This award comes with a donation of £5000 for Prue’s chosen charitable...
Recently, our Consultant for the Pacific Dental Network, Hyewon Lee, gave a presentation at the University of Nairobi. The talk was organised by Dr Arthur Kemoli , the Chairman of the Kenya Association of Paediatric Dentists . In attendance were...
Today, we are pleased to Announce that Dr Masood Shah has won the second GCDFund Award for the best project uploaded to our E-Depository site! Dr Shah's innovative project, Uplift Kashmir, is a multidimensional effort which initially aims to reach...
Recently our project lead in Afghanistan, Jason Geromette, spoke to the local project administrator, who gave gave the following report: " The schools are saying our work has been extremely beneficial to children, mothers and teachers. Aside from the...
The Pacific Network is a collaborative legacy project which grew out of discussion with delegates at our Senior Dental Leaders 6 conference in 2012. We will be working with local partners to bring back smiles to vulnerable children. Access to timely...
Network Background The African Network was conceived in 2012 during the Senior Dental Leaders meeting in London. The main goals of the network are to create a platform for dentists in the region to share experiences, expertise and resources so as to...
Timor Leste Update We are organising a national conference in Dili, Timor Leste, in November 2013. All stakeholders and the existing oral health workforce – dentists, clinicians, academics and figures from NGO’s – will be in attendance. At the...
We are delighted to announce that our charity Chairman Professor Raman Bedi has been appointed to the inaugural position of International Advisor for the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The Royal College of...
We are delighted to report that the declaration on access to oral health for children was approved by the governing body last Sunday at the WFPHA General Assembly. Chaired by Professor Bedi, the Oral Health working group will consider all aspects of...
An open letter from Bradley Christian, the winner of our first E-depositry prize earlier this year. Hi everyone! The GCDFund’s E-depository provides a much needed forum to highlight your current or planned projects to improve child oral health,...