Global Chief Dental Officers

The Chief Dental Officers/Dental Public Health Section uses the term Chief Dental Officer (CDO) as a generic term that describes the one person in a country that is currently officially appointed as the senior civilian federal government policy authority in oral health. In countries that do not have a national CDO, the representative of the organization where the regional CDOs come together nationally is listed. While our Section strives to keep this global CDO list up to date, we realize that periodic changes take place in CDO position incumbents in all countries and that that information may not be immediately available to our Section. For this reason, we welcome FDI Regular and Associate Members to help us continually update this list by contacting the FDI Webmaster when the incumbent of their national CDO position changes.

Africa

Country

Chief Dental Officer

Algeria

Dr Saîbi FARIDA

Angola

Dr Jorge DUPRET

Benin

Dr Jean Guy ADJALLA

Botswana

Dr Louis DESBORDES

Burkina Faso

Dr Rose DRABO

Burundi

Dr Juvénal Point MUYUKU

Cabo Verde

Dr Ozias Cunha FERNANDES

Cameroon Dr Jean MIDOUNGE

Central African Republic

Dr Marthe Augustine KIRIMAT

Chad

Dr Abourma KEFAS

Comoros

Dr Ahamada Said ALIYASSAON

Congo

Dr Bienvenu MAKANGA

Côte d’Ivoire

Dr Marie-Laure TCHERE Yavo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Dr Umba Kazadi MAMY

Equatorial Guinea

Dr Gaudencio Esono NGOMO

Eritrea

Mr Sebhatu BEYENE

Ethiopia

Dr Molla GEDEFAW

Gabon

Mr Honoré MAGANDA MIHINDOU

Gambia

Dr Emmanuel BAMGELU

Ghana

Dr Constance ADDO-YOBO

Guinea

Dr Norbert TRAORE

Guinea-Bissau

Dr Lizandra CABRAL DOS REIS

Kenya

Dr Elizabeth ONYIEGO

Lesotho

Dr Navoneiwa LINJEWILE-MAREALLE

Liberia

Dr M. KANAGASABAI

Madagascar

Dr Eva RANIVOHARILANTO

Malawi

Dr Enock PHALE

Mali

Dr Seydou GUEYE

Mauritania Dr Mohamed ABDALLAHI Ahmed

Mauritius

Dr Basti Rishi KINNOO

Mozambique

Dr Marta Mapengo DOMINGOS

Namibia

Dr Juvenary J. RUTABANZIBWA

Niger

Dr Amadou IBRAHIM

Nigeria

Dr Bola ALONGE

Rwanda

Dr Adolph KARENZI

São Tomé and Príncipe

Dr Milciades Quaresma Dos Santos NETO

Senegal

Dr Awa GAYE

Seychelles

Dr Andre Michel Wix CUPIDON

Sierra Leone

Dr Patrick DON DAVIS

South Africa

Dr Mzimkhulu MCUBA

Swaziland

Dr Happiness N. MABUZA

Tanzania

Dr Ahadiel Raphael SENKORO

Togo

Dr Sama KOSSI

Uganda

Dr Juliet Nabbanja KATUMBA

Zambia

Dr Itone MUTEBA

Zimbabwe

Dr Mandy Sibanda DLAMIMI

Asia

Country Chief Dental Officer

Abu Dhabi

Dr Eissa AL-HOSANI

Armenia

Dr Lazar YESSAYAN

Bahrain

Dr Abbas FARDAN

Cambodia

Dr Tepirou CHHER

Brunei Darussalam

Dr Malissa Abdullah SIKUN

Georgia

Dr Vladimer MARGVELASHVILI

Hong Kong SAR

Dr Wiley LAM

India

Dr Leimapokpam SWASTICHARAN 

Iraq

Dr Fakhri Abed Ali ALFATLAWI

Japan

Dr Nobuhiro TAGUCHI

Kuwait

Dr Yousif AL-DUWAIRI

Malaysia

Dr Nomah binti TAHARIM

Mongolia

Dr Bazar AMARSAIKHAN

Myanmar

Dr Khin MAUNG

Nepal

Dr Shaili PRADHAN

Oman

Dr Salahudeen A. AL BULUSHI

People’s Republic of China

Dr Shuguo ZHENG

Saudi Arabia

Dr Mohammed AL-RAFEE

Singapore

Dr CHNG Chai Kiat

South Korea

Prof. Kee-Wan CHANG

Sri Lanka

Dr. J M W Jayasundara BANDARA

Thailand

Dr Piyada PRASERTSOM

Viet Nam

Dr Nguyen Thi Hong MINH

Europe

Country Chief Dental Officer

Albania

Dr Dorjan HYSI

Austria

Dr Gabriele SAX

Belarus

Dr Andrei MATVEEV

Belgium

Dr Stefaan HANSON

Bulgaria

Dr Lydia KATROVA

Croatia

Dr Hrvoje PEZO

Cyprus

Dr Chrystala CHARALAMBOUS

Czech Republic

Dr Pavel CHRZ

Denmark

Dr Lene VILSTRUP

England

Dr Sara HURLEY

Estonia

Dr Taavo SEEDRE

Finland

Dr Anne NORDBLAD

France

Dr Sophie DARTEVELLE

Germany

Dr Sebastian ZILLER

Greece

Dr Maroulio LEKKA

Hungary

Dr Ildikó PINKE

Iceland

Dr Helga ÁGÚSTSDÓTTIR

Ireland

Dr Dympna KAVANAGH

Israel Dr Shlomo ZUSMAN

Italy

Dr Corrado PAGANELLI

Latvia

Dr Andis PAEGLITIS

Liechtenstein

Dr Hans Jörg MARXER

Lithuania

Dr Alina PURIENE

Luxembourg

Dr Nico DIEDERICH

Macedonia

Dr Elena SOZOVSKA

Malta

Dr Paula VASSALLO

Netherlands

Dr Paul BOOM

Northern Ireland

Dr Simon REID

Norway

Dr Hildur Cecilie SOHOEL

Poland

Dr Elzbieta MALKIEWICZ

Portugal

Dr Rui CALADO

Romania

Prof. Dragos STANCIU

Russian Federation

Prof. Edith KOUZMINA

Scotland

Dr Margie TAYLOR

Slovakia

Dr Neda MARKOVSKA

Slovenia

Prof. Dr Martina DREVENSEK

Spain

Dr José Luis Dopico PLAZAS

Sweden

Dr Mariana NÄSLUND-BLIXT

Switzerland

Dr Peter SUTER

Wales

Dr Colette BRIDGMAN

North America

Country Chief Dental Officer

Anguilla

Dr Lindel BROOKES

Antigua & Barbuda

Dr Gregson WILLIAMS

Bahamas

Dr Hiram Mitchell LOCKHART

Belize

Dr Rafael SAMOS

Bermuda

Dr Celia Musson NZABALINDA

Canada

Dr James TAYLOR

Cayman Islands

Dr John Paul VLITOS

Costa Rica

Dr Nora Chavez QUIROZ

Cuba

Dr Maritza Sosa ROSALES

Dominica

Dr Idaline DARROUX-JOHN

Dominican Republic

Dr Juan José DOMINGUEZ

El Salvador

Dr Ana Vilma Ortega de BLANCO

Guatemala

Dr Samuel COHEN

Haiti

Dr Jean Marius LAFOND

Honduras

Dr Carlos Roberto AGUILAR 

Jamaica

Dr Irving F. MCKENZIE 

Mexico

Dr Heriberto Vera HERMOSILLO

Montserrat

Dr Coretta FERGUS

Nicaragua

Dr Concepcion PALACIOS

Panama

Dr Aminta GALVEZ

Puerto Rico

Dr Augusto ELIAS

St. Christopher (St. Kitts) & Nevis

Dr Randy LIBURD

Trinidad & Tobago

Dr Elizabeth PRAYMAN

United States

Dr Tim RICKS

Oceania

Country Chief Dental Officer

Australia

Dr Deborah COLE

Fiji

Dr Tokasa Ratubalavu LEWENI

New Zealand

Dr Riana CLARKE

Vanuatu

Dr Takeimoa KORINA

South America

Country Chief Dental Officer

Argentina

Dr Javier CANZANI

Brazil

Dr Livia Maria Almeida COELHO DE SOUZA

Chile Dr Soledad CARRASCO Valenzuela

Colombia

Dr Martha JARAMILLO

Ecuador

Dr Ximena RAZA

Guyana

Dr Joanes JEAN

Paraguay

Dr Gloria Medina QUIÑONEZ

Peru

Dr Jim Romero LLOLLA

Suriname

Dr Marcel PANDAY

Uruguay

Dr Pablo Bianco RICCI

Venezuela

Dr Defgren CAMEJO

 

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