ADI Seminar at Greater New York Dental Meeting 2017
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ADI presents half-day seminar at the GNYDM 2017. Course 3635

When: 11/26/2017
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
11th Ave B/W 34th & 39th Street
New York
United States
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ADI Seminar at Greater New York Dental Meeting 2017

Course 3635 – 3 CEUs – Registration Required

Sunday, November 26, 2017 9.00am - 12.00pm

Addressing the Global Burden of Disease and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals: Dental Volunteerism and Professional Social Responsibility

The 2015 Global Burden of Disease studies reported that oral diseases rank among the highest of 291 studied diseases and conditions, highlighting caries in adults as the single most prevalent condition on the planet, severe periodontal disease as the sixth most prevalent and caries in children as the tenth most prevalent. Many countries and communities have little or no access to preventive or reparative oral health care services despite widespread need. Many dental professionals participate in voluntary service at home and overseas, others contemplate doing so and may not always fully understand the personal and professional commitments and benefits. A panel of many diverse backgrounds and experiences will address the need for dental volunteerism and present thought provoking information both or those contemplating becoming a volunteer and for seasoned volunteers.

This seminar will review:

·         the burden of oral diseases and the role of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to achieve good health and well-being, including oral health

·         the personal, emotional, cultural and professional aspects of becoming a dental volunteer,

·         factors to consider in identifying a suitable NGO / project to join, project design and evaluation

·         relevant clinical and communication skills and techniques for primary and secondary prevention

Presentations and Speakers:

The Global Burden of Oral Diseases and Sustainable Development Goals: The case for social responsibility.  David C. Alexander, BDS, MSc, DDPH, FADI, Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health, and Vice President for International Affairs, Academy of Dentistry International. Green Brook, NJ.

Addressing the Need: Serving the Under-Resourced – the why and how of portable dentistry. Bob Meyer, DMD, MAGD, ABGD, FADI, Full-time dental volunteer and Executive Director, Christian Dental Society. Colorado Springs, CO.

Appropriate Oral Health Promotion and Preventive Dentistry for Volunteering Projects.      Ramon J. Baez, DDS, MPH, FADI, Professor and Former Director of Multicultural Affairs, and Head WHO Collaborating Center, UTHSC, San Antonio. Immediate Past President, Academy of Dentistry International. San Antonio, TX; Carolina Diaz Guillory, DDS, MPH, FADI, University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Dentistry, TX.

Essential Factors for Success – oral health, general health and the Sustainable Development Goals. Gerhard K. Seeberger, DDS, FADI, President-Elect, Academy of Dentistry International. Private Practice, Cagliari, Italy.

Presiding: Maxine Feinberg, DDS, Past President, American Dental Association, Cranford, NJ.

Course fee: $35.00

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About the Academy of Dentistry International The Academy of Dentistry International (ADI) is a global network devoted to the advancement of dentistry throughout the world and the improvement of the oral health of citizens of every nation. The six principles and ideals through which these goals are attained can be found at Founded in 1974, headquartered in the USA and registered in California, ADI comprises approximately 2500 fellows spread across 78 counties and five continents. ADI is an affiliated NGO with the United Nations Department of Public Information and is one of 1600 NGOs working toward the achievement of the SDGs.

The Academy of Dentistry International is always seeking new Fellows and Student members. Visit for information. 


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