A GLOBAL COMMUNITY
COMMITTED TO END THIS BARBARIC PRACTICE AND SAVE MORE THAN 25 MILLION CHILDREN.
PROFESSOR RAMAN BEDI
Programme Co-Chair / Chairman at GCDFund
Raman Bedi was Chief Dental Officer – England from October 2002 to October 2005. Some notable developments during this period include him leading the team which led to establishment, in law, the Health and Social Care Act (dental clauses) 2004, Water Act (Fluoridation) 2004 and the Section 60 (2005) order reforming the General Dental Council.
He was awarded a Doctor of Science by the University of Bristol (2003) for his contribution to dental research and a Doctor of Humane Letters (2010) by AT Still University (Arizona) for his contribution to the social sciences. He has published over 200 scientific papers Since 2012 he has chaired the World Federation of Public Health Associations oral health working group.
President of the British Society for Disability and Oral Health (2002), President of the Education Research Group (IADR) (2002–2004) and chair of the IADR Regional Development Programme Committee (2002–2004).
dOCTOR miguel stanley
Programme Co-Chair / Founder of White Clinic
Dr. Miguel Stanley is the founder and CEO of White Clinic based in Lisbon, Portugal. He is the clinical director and responsible for a large team of dental specialists focused on complex cosmetic oral rehabilitation.
Dr. Miguel Stanley has been practising since 1998, having graduated from ISCS-Egas Moniz in Lisbon.
He is continuously updating his education, with over 300 hours of ongoing education per year, and has a passion for new technologies in dentistry.
He is a board member of Digital Dentistry Society, the SENAME , South European, North African, Middle Eastern, Dental Society, a Key Opinion Leader for leading dental companies, and has lectured in over 50 countries in the past 20 years.
He is licensed to practice in Portugal, in the U.K. and in Dubai.
Dr. Stanley is the host of the first ever National Geographic documentary made about Dentistry.
He is a passionate advocate for ethics in dentistry with a focus on the future generations of dentists.
Prof. Arthur Musakulu Kemoli, BDS, DGDP RCS (Eng), MSc, PhD.
East Africa Coordinator
Arthur is the current Chairman, Department of Paediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, University of Nairobi, Chairman, Paediatric Dentistry Association of East Africa, Chairman of MiSeDhealth Foundation, a member of the Board of UW Timothy A DeRouen Center for Global Oral health, Seattle, a researcher in Early childhood Caries, Oral health and HIV, IOM and a proponent of increased access to oral health care by underserved children in rural communities. He is also a member of the scientific committee of International Association of Paediatric Dentistry and a Council member of Kenya Association of Paediatric dentists.
He previously served as the Chairman, Kenya Association of Paediatric dentists. Arthur has also worked for the Ministry of Health, Kenya and the Municipal Council of Harare, Zimbabwe. In Harare, he was in charge of the Municipal Dental clinics, some of which he had helped to establish. He has attended and presented to many local and international fora on scientific issues relating to paediatric dentistry, and has authored many scientific papers and contributed to chapters in several academic textbooks.
DR. JONATHAN GOLLINGS BDS(Brist) Dipimpdent (London) mfgdp
United Kingdom Ambassador
Jonathan graduated from Bristol University in 2005, where he was awarded the BDA medal for clinical dentistry and the Claudius Ash prize in restorative dentistry. Jonathan has completed four years of post-graduate training being awarded a certificate in advanced restorative dentistry in 2009, and a post-graduate diploma in Implant dentistry in 2016 at the Eastman Dental Institute, London. Jonathan is principal dentist at Whitehall House Dental Practice in Dorset, England.
Jonathan has represented the board of trustees for dentaid, a world dental charity. He supported them with producing a literature review on IOM, and led an action team that provided health education on this topic in Uganda. In 2004 he carried out research on IOM whilst with Bridge2Aid in Tanzania. In this study over 50% of a rural population showed IOM being carried out on the patient's assessed. It was evident that this cultural practice is very prevalent.
International Development Advisor
Dual degree student of International Relations and Business administration at IE business school. Rebecca has previously worked with partner organizations around the world exploring solutions for global challenges in addition to having engaged in volunteer work for a period of 6 months.
João was born in Portugal and is currently a student of the Bachelor in Communication and Digital Media at IE University, in Spain.
He has been part of several different marketing projects across different sectors, including a clothing brand which he co-founded in 2017 and Leap Conferences, an events non-profit at IE University that he now manages.
Global Assistant Manager
Currently taking a bachelor of comparative law at IE University. Has since a young age participated and hosted Model United Nation conferences around Europe. Previously shadowed at the office of legal affairs of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Actively participating in volunteering projects throughout South America.
Sasha Beznosyuk is a former model with a career expanding more than 20 years. She has travelled extensively and is a passionate advocate for climate change, sustainability and family healthcare. As a mother of a young toddler and being married to Dr Stanley she has been moved by this horrific practice that is IOM, so she has decided to dedicate her time and network to help bring greater social awareness to this noble cause.
DR. ana paz, dds, ms
Dental Advisory Board
Dr Ana Paz, DDS, MS graduated in dentistry from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Ana Paz always had it on her mind to conciliate the clinical activity and scientific research. While attending the university, she was active in the research group. At the moment Dr Ana Paz collaborates with Frankfurt University doing research on the regenerative dentistry and facial aesthetics field.
Dr. Ana completed a Postgraduation in Advanced General Practice at the University of Lisbon, and a Post-graduation in Forensic Medicine in the Criminal Study Center in Madrid, Spain. Currently, Dr. Ana works as a dentist in White Clinic, a high technology advanced dental clinic based in Lisbon, with an interdisciplinary team that treats from simple to full mouth complex cases, most of them planned digitally. She also runs the scientific research and development department, publishing articles in national and international magazines and journals.
One of Dr Ana’s passions is to collaborate in humanitarian projects that can make a difference in our daily society. From a young age, in 2009-2010 Dr Ana was one of the responsible for creating the project ECOESCUELA in Instituto Español Giner de los Ríos, being also set up in other centers around the world, with the objective to regulate the water, paper and electricity consumption, and make recycling at school compulsory. In 2012 Dr Ana Paz participated on the 5th edition of the Moroccan Festival Voix de Femmes in Tetuan Morocco. The association Voix de Femme, with more than 11 years of existence, has the objective to promote woman’s cultural identity.
In 2016-2017 Dr Paz was the responsible for the Young Future and International Relations department of the Academic Association of the University of Lisbon.
The Global Child Dental Fund (GCDFund) is a UK-based charity whose mission is to ensure that the most disadvantaged children, from the most deprived communities around the world, have access to dental care and do not suffer from obvious dental decay in their lifetime.
We pursue this mission by:
Building a cadre of senior dental leaders capable of effecting profound improvements to the provision of dental healthcare at local, national and global levels.
Improving the oral health of the world’s most disadvantaged children through our Smiles & Hopes projects.
Increasing social responsibility in the dentistry profession, particularly in the emerging generation of dentists and dental leaders
“We believe every child can and should have a healthy smile because oral health is crucial for general health and well-being” Professor Raman Bedi, Chairman GCDFund