Alliance for a Cavity Free Future Expands Its Reach
The Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ACFF)—an international nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing tooth decay—had a lot to celebrate during its fifth annual summit at the FDI World Dental Congress meeting in September in New Delhi, India.
The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF)—an international nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing tooth decay—had a lot to celebrate during its fifth annual summit at the FDI World Dental Congress meeting in September in New Delhi, India. The alliance, established in 2010, not only commemorated its anniversary, but also the establishment of its 15th international chapter in India. ACFF is now represented in Australia, Brazil, Central America, Central Eastern Europe, China, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Western Europe, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, and Venezuela. “We are thrilled at the progress the alliance has made since launching in 2010,” said Nigel Pitts, FRSE, BDS, PhD, FDS RCS (Eng), FDS RCS (Edin), FFGDP (UK) FFPH, chair of the global ACFF. “Establishing 15 chapters worldwide is a notable milestone in our journey toward a cavity-free future.”
Composed of dental and public health experts, the ACFF strives to implement changes to dental health practices across the globe in an effort to reduce caries prevalence. The organization provides education on its website (allianceforacavityfreefuture.org), lobbies dental schools to integrate caries prevention and management into their curricula, and promotes community-based education and prevention programs to families and communities.
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. October 2014;12(10):14,16.