Standing Committees

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

Regular Members are invited to submit nominations for candidates to Standing Committees by 31 May 2021. You can access the list of Standing Committee vacancies here :

Access the nominations to Standing Committees

Dental Practice Committee

The Dental Practice Committee monitors and advises Council on issues linked to dental practice. The Committee focuses on quality of care and training standards; practice management; work force; ethics and dental legislation; and technology. 

It consists of six FDI members, plus one liaison Councillor.

CHAIR
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Dr James Zenk
United States of America
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Dr Mick Armstrong
United Kingdom
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Dr Doniphan Hammer
France
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Dr Azamat Baigulakov
Kazakhstan
MEMBER
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Assist. Prof. Kinga Grzech-Lesniak
Poland
MEMBER
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Dr Jina Lee Linton
South Korea
Education Committee

The Education Committee monitors and advises Council on relevant and timely issues within dental education. The Committee also coordinates and implements the Scientific Programme of the FDI World Dental Congress, as well as the Continuing Education Programme.

It consists of six FDI members, plus one liaison Councillor.

CHAIR
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Prof. William Cheung
Hong Kong SAR China
VICE-CHAIR
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Prof. Dr Marzena Dominiak
Poland
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Dr Antonio Estrada Valenzuela
Mexico
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Dr Enrico Lai
Italy
MEMBER
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Prof. Balaji SM
Seychelles
MEMBER
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Dr Hiroyuki Hirano
Japan
Membership Liaison and Support Committee

The Membership Liaison and Support Committee monitors and advises Council on communications and support to FDI members. The Committee monitors member needs, expectations, and performance in advocating FDI's oral health policies and manages the Travel Grant project. It consists of six FDI members, plus one liaison Councillor.

CHAIR
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Dr Mónica Fumero
Costa Rica
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Dr Irene Marron-Tarazzi
United States of America
MEMBER
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Prof. Krishna Prasad
India
MEMBER
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Dr Susan Gorrie
New Zealand
MEMBER
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Prof. Dr Paula Perlea
Romania
MEMBER
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Prof. Dr Yi M Liu
China
Public Health Committee

The Public Health Committee monitors and advises Council on the improvement of oral health and general health in disadvantaged communities and on broader health promotion. The Committee also manages the World Dental Development Fund to further oral health development activities.

It consists of six FDI members, one member from the Chief Dental Officer/Dental Public Health Section, one liaison Councillor, and one member nominated by the World Health Organization (WHO) (without the right to vote).

CHAIR
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Assoc. Prof. Elham Kateeb
Sate of Palestine
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Dr Marco Mazevet
France
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Dr Mahmood Shah
Pakistan
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Prof. Chun-hung Chu
Hong Kong SAR China
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Prof. Dr Hiroshi Ogawa
Japan
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Dr Olabode Ijarogbe
Nigeria
MEMBER
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Prof. Shlomo Paul Zusman
Israel
Science Committee

The Science Committee provides scientific expertise related to oral health and ensures that FDI's work is based on sound scientific evidence. The Committee identifies areas of international concern within dentistry, develops scientific papers and policy statements, and advises Council on the transfer of scientific information to the oral health community.

It consists of six FDI members, one liaison Councillor, one member nominated by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) (with the right to vote), one member nominated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and one member nominated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) (without the right to vote).

CHAIR
Dec 2020 - Sep 2023
Prof. David M. Williams
United Kingdom
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Prof. Dr Falk Schwendicke
Germany
MEMBER
Sep 2018 - Sep 2021
Prof. Dr Mahesh Verma
India
MEMBER
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Prof. Dr Marco Colombo
Italy
member
Sep 2021 - Sep 2024
Dr Wendy Thompson
United Kingdom
MEMBER
Sep 2019 - Sep 2022
Dr Jeffrey Platt
United States of America
WHO REPRESENTATIVE
Feb 2020 -
Dr Benoit Varenne
Switzerland
ISO REPRESENTATIVE
Sep 2020 - Sep 2021
Prof. Dr Gottfried Schmalz
Germany
IADR REPRESENTATIVE
Oct 2020 -
Prof. Helen Whelton
Ireland