Standing Committees

FDI has five Standing Committees, each with a particular sphere of activity and expertise. They are accountable and report to the Council.

Dental Practice Committee

The Dental Practice Committee contributes to the development of position statements, analysis and transfer of information in relation to the practice of dentistry, the dental profession and others. The work of the Committee has been focused on five broad areas, which are:

  • Quality of Care and Training Standards
  • Practice Management
  • Work Force
  • Ethics and Dental Legislation
  • Technology
Michael Sereny portrait
Chair
Michael Sereny
Germany
Bedros Yavru-Sakuk portrait
Vice-chair
Bedros Yavru-Sakuk
Armenia
Alexis Campos Nuñez portrait
Alexis Campos Nuñez
Costa Rica
Roland L'Herron portrait
Roland L'Herron
France
Haiping Lu portrait
Haiping Lu
China
James Zenk portrait
James Zenk
United States of America
Alvaro Roda portrait
Liaison Councillor
Alvaro Roda
Uruguay
 

Education Committee

The main responsibilities of the Education Committee are the overall planning and monitoring of the Scientific Programme of the Annual World Dental Congress and Continuing Education activities of FDI World Dental Federation, and to address relevant and timely issues within the area of dental education.

Jürgen Fedderwitz portrait
Chair
Jürgen Fedderwitz
Germany
Hande Sar Sancakli portrait
Vice-chair
Hande Sar Sancakli
Turkey
Subramoniam Muthiah Balaji portrait
Subramoniam Muthiah Balaji
Seychelles
William Cheung portrait
William Cheung
Hong Kong SAR
Marzena Dominiak portrait
Marzena Dominiak
Poland
Hiroyuki Hirano portrait
Hiroyuki Hirano
Japan
Simon Ho Kam Yuen portrait
Regional Programme Director Asia-Pacific
Simon Ho Kam Yuen
Hong Kong SAR China
Yolande Koffi Gnagne portrait
Regional Programme Director Africa
Yolande Koffi Gnagne
Côte d'Ivoire
Edward Allan Kalyesubula portrait
Regional Programme Director Africa
Edward Allan Kalyesubula
Uganda
Alexandre Mersel portrait
Regional Programme Director Europe
Alexandre Mersel
Israel
Regional Programme Director Latin America
Mauricio Montero
Costa Rica
Mounir Abdallah Doumit portrait
Regional Programme Director Middle East
Mounir Abdallah Doumit
Lebanese Republic
Li-Jian Jin portrait
Liaison Councillor
Li-Jian Jin
Hong Kong SAR
 

Membership Liaison and Support Committee

The Membership Liaison and Support Committee. The Membership Liaison and Support Committee monitors and advises Council on matters concerning internal and external communications and member relations.

Duygu Ilhan portrait
Chair
Duygu Ilhan
Turkey
Awab Alvi portrait

Vice-chair
Awab Alvi
Pakistan

Monica Fumero portrait
Monica Fumero
Costa Rica
Susan Gorrie portrait
Susan Gorrie
New Zealand
Krishna Prasad portrait
Krishna Prasad
India
Georgios Tsiogkas portrait
Georgios Tsiogkas
Greece
Maria Fernanda Atuesta Mondragon portrait
Liaison Councillor
Maria Fernanda Atuesta Mondragon
Colombia
 

Public Health Committee

The Public Health Committee (previously the World Dental Development and Health Promotion Committee), established in 2001, is the nexus for oral health development activities within the FDI and aims at developing and co-ordinating strategic programmes. It also promotes initiatives and actions for the improvement of oral and general health for disadvantaged populations and is responsible for the management of the World Dental Development Fund. As a result of the Governance Review, the former Special Committees for Tobacco and Oral Health Promotion have been integrated into the World Dental Development and Health Promotion Committee.

Jo Frencken portrait
Chair
Jo Frencken
Netherlands
Paulo Melo portrait
Vice-chair
Paulo Melo
Portugal
Sophie Dartervelle portrait
Sophie Dartevelle
France
Marshall Gallant portrait
Marshall Gallant
United States of America
Elham Kateeb portrait
Elham Kateeb
Palestine
Wensheng Rong portrait
Wensheng Rong
China
Shlomo Paul Zusman portrait
Shlomo Paul Zusman
Israel
Nikolai Sharkov portrait
Liaison Councillor
Nikolai Sharkov
Bulgaria
 

Science Committee

The Science Committee's role and responsibilities are to contribute to the development of position statements, analysis and transfer of scientific information to the dental professions and others.

Harry-Sam Selikowitz portrait
Chair
Harry-Sam Selikowitz
Norway
David M. Williams portrait
Vice-chair
David M. Williams
United Kingdom
Philippe Calfon portrait
Philippe Calfon
France
Thomas Hart portrait
Thomas Hart
United States of America
Reinhard Hickel portrait
Reinhard Hickel
Germany
Ryutaro Kamijo portrait
Ryutaro Kamijo
Japan
John J. Clarkson portrait
IADR
John J. Clarkson
Ireland
Gottfried Schmalz portrait
ISO
Gottfried Schmalz
Germany
portrait of Marcelo Araujo
Advisor
Marcelo Araujo
United States of America
Ihsane Ben Yahya portrait
Liaison Councillor
Ihsane Ben Yahya
Morocco
 

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