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Centre for International Child Oral Health

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“Our overall mission is to ensure that children born in and after 2026 do not experience dental cavities in their lifetime”

Chairman Professor Raman Bedi

The Global Child Dental Fund is a UK-based charity chaired by Professor Raman Bedi (former Chief Dental Officer for England and presently at King’s). Its mission is to improve the dental health of the most disadvantaged children worldwide.

The charity builds on the achievements of the Global Child Dental Health Taskforce (GCDHT), which was established in January 2006 in response to the Declaration on Child Oral Health, which was signed by 40 senior dental advisors and chief dental officers along with representatives from the World Health Organization.


The declaration called for a global taskforce to raise the profile of the worldwide crisis of dental decay among disadvantaged children. Initial funding for the taskforce was received from the UK government, and the Global Child Dental Fund now drives forward all the activities of the GCDHT.

Please see the links on the left, and the GCDF website for further information.

Senior dental leaders 8 programme 9-14 March 2014 View brochure
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