The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) is a global non-profit organisation committed to fighting against the initiation and progression of dental caries.
“Global collaborative action is needed to challenge global leaders and other stakeholders- including country and community leaders, health and dental health professionals, public policy and education communities, and the public- to learn the importance of caries as a disease continuum and to participate in action toward the delivery of comprehensive caries prevention and management that can positively influence the continuing problem of caries.”
The ACFF was formed out of this desire to effect change, by a group of like-minded dental professionals joining forces to raise awareness and combat dental caries through promoting clinical and public health action.
Since its formation in 2010, the ACFF has worked to build an international network of dental experts, drawing together representatives from many of the world’s leading dental universities and associations, as well as practitioners, public health professionals.
The ACFF network now spans across the globe, drawing together hundreds of like minded individuals who work collectively at local, regional, national and international levels to help ensure that the future need not bear the unnecessary burden of dental caries.
This collaborative network is central to the mission of the ACFF, sharing messaging to local stakeholders and challenging national and global leaders to learn the importance of viewing caries as a disease continuum whilst actively participating in action toward the delivery of comprehensive caries prevention and management.
Since 2010 the ACFF has influenced, and continues to influence change across many platforms. ACFF Chapters have made links with many of the top dental and public health organisations globally. Dental practitioners, educators, public health professionals, governmental office holders and many others make up the varied Chapter teams, who have seen huge progress in a breadth of areas, including the global advancement of the implementation of revised cariology curricula in dental schools, and working to advise policy change within health systems.