The ACFF Goals are central to everything we do. Striving to meet each individual aim moves us further towards achieving our stretch goal:
Goal 1 – Every child born in 2026 and thereafter should stay cavity-free during their lifetime.
Goal 2 – ACFF and its Chapters will work towards ensuring that ninety percent of dental schools and dental associations accept the philosophy behind the “new” approach of “caries as a continuum” in order to improve dental caries prevention and management.
Goal 3 – ACFF and its Chapters will work collaboratively with a broad range of organisations to achieve a reduction in caries inequality within and across countries, in the context of both oral and general health.
Goal 4 – ACFF and its Chapters, members and partners should work to promote integrated, comprehensive and locally appropriate caries prevention and management systems and monitoring approaches.
In order to achieve these goals, we believe that global leaders, organisations and individuals– such as country and community leaders, health and dental health professionals, public policy and education communities, and the public – need to collaborate to learn more about caries, and take the required action in order to influence change in behaviour, education and policy on a local, regional and global level; this is reflected in the ACFF Declaration.