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Charter

We gather together today, August 3, 2011, in mutual respect and recognition at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., as a group focused on promoting peace and well-being through oral health. All professionals in the field of dentistry speak a common language—the language of health.

We believe that oral health professionals can indeed serve to bring people of diverse backgrounds together to collaborate in order to overcome political conflicts and continue to build “Bridges to Peace.”

We are committed to the vision of promoting peace and well-being among people all over the world through oral health, by creating a common understanding of the social, political, economic, and geo-environmental issues among students, educators, researchers, and all health professionals.

The Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders will serve as a coordinating group that promotes, nurtures, and sponsors collaborations among oral health and health-related schools, companies, and organizations worldwide to achieve the following goals:

  • Promote peace through oral health as part of total health and the reduction of disparities;
  • Improve oral health by nurturing engagements among health professionals in order to develop an understanding of the myriad 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; and
  • Promote and facilitate international collaborative research among members of the Alliance.

I hereby agree and support the vision and goals of the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders and recognize the formation of its non-profit organization registered in the state of New York, U.S.A.

August 3, 2011 • Temple University • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Founders

Christopher Peck
Dean
Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Sydney
Australia
Vanio Mitev
Rector
Faculty of Stomatology, Medical University – Sofia
Bulgaria
David Mock
Dean
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
Canada
Olivier Schiller
Chief Executive Officer
Septodont Holding
Canada
Michael Tenenbaum
International President
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
Canada
Tao Xu
Dean
School of Stomatology, Peking University
China
Nuo Zhou
Vice President and Dean
School of Stomatology, Guangxi Medical University
China
Verma Mahesh
Director Principal
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences
India
Ilana Eli
Head of School
The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschlager
School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Israel
Adam Stabholz
Dean, Faculty of Dental Medicine
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel
Founding Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors
Umberto Romeo
Associate Professor
Department of Oral Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
Italy
Yzuru Kaneko
President
Tokyo Dental College
Japan
Jawad Behbehani
Dean
Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait University
Kuwait
Musa Bajali
Vice President for Student Affairs and Services
Al-Quds University
Palestine
Founding Member, Board of Directors
Oleg O. Yanushevich
Rector
Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Russian Federation
Nawarat Wara-aswapati Charoen
Dean
Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University
Thailand
Ferda Tasar
Professor
Faculty of Dentistry, Hacettepe University
Turkey
Founding Secretary, Board of Directors
Nairn Wilson
Dean
Dental Institute, King’s College London
United Kingdom
Elifuraha G.S. Mumghamba
Dean
School of Dentistry
United Republic of Tanzania
Stanley Bergman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Henry Schein, Inc.
United States
Gary Charlestein
Chief Executive Officer
Premier Dental Products Company
United States
Alan Cohen
Director, Global Corporate Social Responsibility
Henry Schein, Inc.
United States
Executive Director
D. Walter Cohen
Board of Trustees
Drexel University College of Medicine
United States
Lois K. Cohen
Consultant & Paul G. Rogers Ambassador for Global Health Research
National Institute of Dental and
Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health
United States
Jack Dillenberg
Dean
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University
United States
Bruce Donoff
Dean
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
United States
Founding Member, Board of Directors
John D. B. Featherstone
Dean
School of Dentistry, University of California San Francisco
United States
Allen Finkelstein
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bedford HealthCare Solutions
United States
Michael Glick
Dean
School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo
United States
Jerold S. Goldberg
Dean, Case School of Dental Medicine,
Case Western Reserve University
United States
Founding Member, Board of Directors
Louis Guellnitz
Director of North American Dental Sales
Air Techniques
United States
Amid Ismail
Dean
Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University
United States
Founding Chairman, Board of Directors
Steve Kess
Vice President, Global Professional Relations
Henry Schein, Inc.
United States
Founding Treasurer, Board of Directors
Dan Perkins
Chief Executive Officer
AEGIS Communications
United States
Leo E. Rouse
President
American Dental Education Association
United States
Avishai Sadan
Dean
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
United States
Irvin B. Silverstein
Director & Advisor
Pre-Dental Society & Student Run Free-Dental Clinic
University of California San Diego
United States
Philip Stashenko
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Forsyth Institute
United States
Andrew G. Whitehead
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Crosstex
United States
Ray C. Williams
Dean
School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University
United States
George Wolfe
President
DMG America
United States