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2017 Global report on the alliance for a cavity-free future ACFF

Nigel Pitts (United Kingdom)
Jaime Edelson (Mexico)
Juan Gabriel Corchado (Mexico)
Svante Twetman (Denmark)
Chris Vernazza (United Kingdom)

Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Room: 101
Language: English
Chair(s): Nigel Pitts (United Kingdom)
CERP: NO

2017 GLOBAL REPORT ON THE ALLIANCE FOR A CAVITY-FREE FUTURE
Nigel Pitts (United Kingdom)

Learning Objectives

After the meeting, participants will be able to understand:
  • > The work and achievements of the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) around the world, including local and global efforts to fight the burden of oral decay.
  • > Case studies on select local ACFF Chapters around the world and their efforts in fighting tooth decay in their communities with programs spanning education, policy, engagement with dental institutions, etc.
  • > The significance of local and global activation and an inclusive collaboration model that engages stakeholders across various domains.

Abstract

The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) is a worldwide group of experts who have joined together to promote integrated clinical and public health action to stop caries initiation and progression and collectively move towards a Cavity-Free Future for all age groups. Since the global Alliance’s launch in 2010, the group has worked to encourage collaborative action and challenge global leaders and other regional and local stakeholders to learn about the importance of caries as a disease continuum, stressing the importance of prevention and early reversal of initial caries lesions. Today, 26 local Chapters have been launched with rich programming spanning education, policy, nutrition, clinical practice, and other appropriate stakeholder groups.

CATALYZING CHANGE: AN EXAMPLE FROM MEXICO
Jaime Edelson (Mexico)
Juan Gabriel Corchado (Mexico)

Learning Objectives

  • > Huge strides have been taken in Mexico to influence change within governmental guidelines to move the country to a preventive mentality.
  • > The “Mandatory Daily Brushing Bill” is a success that has urged an official initiative reaching all school children across the country.
  • > The update will offer participants insights into the process and successes behind several such initiatives, and will highlight how other countries can take a lead from Mexico in their approach to reaching a Cavity-Free Future.

Abstract

Two representatives from the Mexican Dental Association Foundation will offer insights into successful government initiatives to implement good oral health practices at a national level.

CARIES PREVENTION
Svante Twetman (Denmark)

Learning Objectives

  • > Provide an update on the Pan-European Chapter of the ACFF since its launch in 2013.
  • > Discuss the activities of the eight local chapters that have stemmed from this council of experts.
  • > Highlight achievements of the Pan-European chapter during the last four years, and its goals and future plans.

Abstract

Members of various dental associations will provide an update on the ongoing initiatives from the global organization.

THE ECONOMICS OF A CAVITY-FREE FUTURE: POLICY LAB UPDATE
Chris Vernazza (United Kingdom)

Learning Objectives

  • > Preventative strategy in the dental community, leading to a world where teeth are maintained as healthy or with controlled initial caries, but no cavities.
  • > Policy lab update that shows the attempt to assess how best to move to a more preventive approach and demonstrate the economic advantages of caries prevention and management

Abstract

Chris is currently an NIHR Clinician Scientist/Clinical Lecturer in Pediatric Dentistry at Newcastle University, UK, with research expertise in the health economics of oral health. His PhD involved working across both dentistry and health economics and focused particularly on obtaining preferences and valuations of different dental services from members of the public. His current work in economics involves working with NHS England policy makers and commissioners to help them adopt economic tools to aid resource allocation and decision making. Chris is on the specialist list for pediatric dentistry and currently practices at Newcastle Dental Hospital, UK.

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