Senior Dental Leaders programmesOur flagship leadership programme develops the strategic leadership skills of the world's senior dental professionals.

Collectively the global dental community already has the clinical knowledge and skills to prevent dental disease. What it lacks, however, are leaders who can implement the strategies that will put the resources, knowledge and skills to work.

The SDL programme, which has now held twelve annual conferences in London and the USA, is designed to create these leaders. During the 5 days of training, delegates develop their leadership skills and learn to use them effectively to advance oral health agendas and improve the dental health of children.

For information about SDL13 which will be held in Boston, USA click here. If you are interested in attending please email your application to Noorie Beeharry at


Over the years delegates have attended the SDL Programmes from a range of countries including: China, India, Malawi, Tanzania, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Solomon Islands, Zambia, USA, UK.

Attendees of the SDL-5 programme, 2011 conference - Boston, USA

Attendees of the 2011 SDL-5 programme in Boston, USA



Professor Bruce Donoff, Dean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine“Harvard University has an illustrious history in training individuals from all walks of life. Through our collaboration with the Senior Dental Leaders Programmes, we can upscale our work in the dental field. I am excited about the possibilities this collaboration can bring and the improvements we can expect in the oral health of our global society."

Professor Bruce Donoff
Dean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine