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Welcome

The Alliance for
Oral Health Across Borders
Announces
:
THE ALLIANCE AMBASSADORS
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Foundations of Leadership and Cross Cultural Understanding
to Improve Oral Health Across Borders

Wednesday, December 4 – Friday, December 6, 2013

View the invitation | Registration Form

On August 3, 2011, 41 dental schools and organizations signed a Charter to create the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders. The Alliance is committed to promoting peace and well-being through oral health by building bridges among dental and health professionals around the world, especially in areas of conflict.

The new Alliance will work to achieve the following goals:

  • Promote peace through oral health as part of total health and reduction of disparities,
  • Improve oral health by nurturing engagements among health professionals in order to develop an understanding of the myriad of social, political, and other causes of conflicts,
  • Develop leadership and advocacy programs to promote peace and well-being through oral health,
  • Provide dental students and educators with opportunities for exchange, ultimately familiarizing them with state-of-the-art technology and science in all disciplines of dentistry throughout different parts of the world,
  • Promote and facilitate international collaborative research among participants of the Alliance.

The founders of the Alliance believe that all professionals in the field of dental medicine speak a common language, and that dental medicine can indeed serve as a tool in bringing people together to collaborate and overcome political conflicts. This concept has been seeded in the Bridge to Peace program between Al-Quds University and Hadassah Hebrew University Schools of Dental Medicine. The Bridge to Peace has created collaborations, exchanges, and improved understanding among Palestinian and Israeli dental professionals.