Better Oral Health for All Leading the implementation of the World Health Organisation’s Action Plan for Oral Health.
The global burden of oral diseases and conditions is an urgent public health challenge which disproportionately affects vulnerable and marginalised members of society.
The WHO Action Plan for Oral Health sets goals and a framework with clear measurable targets to be achieved by 2030. Now it is time for us as Deans to consider how we will play our role in delivering those goals: we will start by working together to create our action plan for this. This will be an interactive, action-focused session, drawing on Deans’ experiences and knowledge as we work together to plan how to implement the plan.
During this time we will:
- Explore how people experience change, and our role in that as leaders
- Stimulate out of the box thinking using creative thinking tools
- Generate, then select the best ideas for us to have maximum impact
- Build action plans to lead dental schools towards successful implementation
- Practice on how to best communicate and engage with others to build momentum
The annual session of the Forum of European Heads and
Deans of Dental Schools (FEHDD) kindly supported by Colgate.
|12:30||Lunch available on arrival|
|13:00-13:30||Welcome and Introduction: Set the context for the workshop by highlighting the significance of the WHO Action Plan for Oral Health and its implications for dental schools.|
|13:30-14:00||Mapping the Current State - Understanding the WHO Action Plan for Oral Health: The workshop chairs will provide a brief overview of the WHO Action Plan for Oral Health approved by the World Health Assembly - key goals, objectives, and priorities of the Action Plan. Reconfirm together potential challenges and opportunities in the context of dental schools to structure breakout work.|
|14:00-14:45||Change Management and what it takes to drive change: The workshop facilitators will anchor participants in key concepts regarding driving change to set appropriate mindset to enable effective implementation of actions to be discussed.|
Breakout Groups - incl. coffee break: Divide participants into 8 groups of 8-10 people based on common themes or areas of interest. Each group will brainstorm and discuss potential strategies and actions specific to Dental Schools to align with the WHO Action Plan.
Breakout Themes - as agreed by FEHDD members in previous webinars
1. Oral Health Curriculum Enhancement:
2. Community Outreach:
3. Advocacy and Policy influencing:
4. Research and Data Collection
5. Capacity Building and Training:
|16:45-17:00||Workshop Wrap Up: Summarize the key action points and commitments made during the workshop. Establish a plan for ongoing communication and collaboration among dental schools to track progress and share best practices|
|17:00-17:30||Session Feedback, Certificates pick-up, Deans Networking|