Introduction: The purpose of this initiative is to build a group of young leaders globally that will apply innovative thought processes and actions throughout their careers to improve oral health in many regions that do not have access to proper care. We trust that continued development of these young leaders early in their careers will support exponential growth for access to oral health worldwide.
This nine month elective includes virtual presentations, meetings with global health and oral health research mentors, and networking with previous AOHAB alumni. All members will be guided through the year toward presenting a project at an academic healthcare conference.
Applicants are expected to apply with a project proposal which impacts the oral health of some part of their own community. This proposal should already have an initial outline written with a literature review completed. Our lectures and committee members will help you refine, refocus, and then move through data collection and presentation.
Alumni of the program will be prepared to have a significant impact on the future of their communities.
General information about the course:
- The course will be taught in English. You will need to be fluent in English to get the most out of the experience.
- Must have secure and reliable Wi-Fi connection.
- Review of Harvard Tool Kit and other preparational materials before the course.
- Each required lecture webinar will be two hours and taught Tuesday of each month at 12PM EDT. Schedule to be announced mid-August.
- There will be a required one hour “office hours” session on scheduled Tuesday’s for review of the webinar and individual project work. Attendees will be divided into small groups and mentored with dedicated leaders in the oral healthcare industry.
- Scholarships to attend may be available on a selected basis for students with the most impactful projects.
- Completion certificates will be given to students who attend a minimum of 70% of the scheduled classes.
- The online component of the program is free, however, participants should consider the costs associated with applying for their visa the cost of entry to the program, which will be paid regardless of whether they are selected to attend the in-person program or not.
Student Leadership in Global Oral Health
2025 Program Registration:
Dr. Matt Holder, AOHAB Board Member and Past President of AADMD and
Dr. Cesar Sabates, President of ADA give inspiring presentations.
“Student Leadership in Global Oral Health” Committee
In Partnership With: