Dental Conference (NEW)

13 October 2020 | Gallagher Convention Centre

Theme: Decolonising Minds: Plan for Oral Health in Africa

13 - 15 October 2020

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dental Conference NEW

Good oral health is one of the essential building blocks of living well. In the African region, poor oral health causes millions of people to suffer. For example, health studies in 2018 showed that 60% of children in South African primary schools suffered from tooth decay, with 80% of the tooth decay untreated. This has detrimental effects on children’s health and development.

Across Southern African, there is a higher mandate to focus more on providing better oral care and educating the population. With this in mind, the new one-day Dental Conference has been developed to focus on the strategy towards achieving stronger oral health in Africa. Bringing in local and regional experts to discuss the goals and how to achieve them, this conference is a must attend for those invested in the future of oral health and how to improve this for the greater population. 


Conference chair:

Dr Mbulaheni Simon Nemutandani
CEO, Wits Oral Health Centre
Head, School of Oral Health Sciences
Chairperson, African Dental Deans
Johannesburg, South Africa


Key topics:

  • Community oral health outreach projects
  • Impact on oral health with chronic diseases
  • HIV associated oral diseases

Benefits of attending:

  • Review child health and forensic dentistry
  • Discuss how to prevent the African practices of infant oral mutilation
  • Understand the WHO plan and their priorities for African oral health
  • Assess a new oral health training model for the effective delivery of primary dental care priorities

Who should attend:

  • Dentists
  • Dental and Oral Health Faculty/Researchers/Academics
  • Dental/Oral Surgeons
  • Policy makers/health care workers/ministry of health/NGOs


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