We are providing support for dental associations / organisations that promote dental public health and oral health research.
We are very proud to be collaborating with the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH). Our funding has helped extend the EADPH's travel grant scheme, provide subsidised membership to 100 dental public health professionals from the lower income countries of Europe, and fund a keynote speaker at its annual scientific congress. More recently support has been provided to EADPH to help establish an oral health section within the European Public Health Association.
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) E.W. Borrow Memorial Award was established in 1992 to recognise and stimulate research in oral health promotion for children, with priority given to caries prevention using fluoride in different forms. The 2020 recipient was Professor Jaime Cury, Piracicaba Dental School, UNICAMP, São Paulo, Brazil.
Support is provided to the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) for the BASCD Borrow Foundation Early Career Poster Award. The award is targeted at BASCD members in their early careers e.g. undergraduates, clinical fellows, trainees and those undertaking Masters and PhD degrees, presenting posters on topics relevant to population oral health, health improvement, oral health care and policy.
Sponsorship has been applied to an ECC Forum that involves representatives from six countries in south-east Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The Forum has provided the opportunity to share experiences, and discuss the challenges faced, in respect of ECC in the region. This collaboration has resulted in a review of the ECC literature, the outcomes of which were published in the Thai Dental Public Health Journal, and inspired actions in several of the participating countries.
In 2019 we were very pleased to have the opportunity to co-sponsor the 11th Asian Chief Dental Officers’ meeting (ACDOM), held in Mandalay, Myanmar. An informal Regional consultation on oral health was held as a side event. An important outcome was a 'call to action' that outlines policy measures and recommendations for all regions.