Sunday 4th February 2018 saw the launch of the 27th ACFF Chapter in Japan.
A symposium attended by 150 local dental professionals, policy makers and other health workers, as well as some representatives from industry, introduced the Chapter to the dental landscape in Japan, and promised to push caries prevention up the agenda.
Professors Mikako Hayashi and Nobuhiro Hanada, co-chairs of the Japan Chapter, arranged the symposium along with the inaugural meeting of the Japanese Chapter members. Professor Nigel Pitts was in attendance, presenting the journey of the ACFF on a Global level to the willing audience, and welcoming the Japanese Chapter to the ACFF family.
The Chapters core local goals will be:
- To combat inequalities and reduce the prevalence of caries in children by enhancing the education of pregnant women and
mothers through local health organisations and schools
- To accelerate biological management of caries by campaigning for adoption of ICCMS™ throughout dental education in Japan.
- To overcome the frequent incidence of root caries amongst the elderly, seeking to look into effective methods of prevention of root caries by conducting nationwide research.
For further information on all the ACFF Chapters, please visit www.acffglobal.org/acff-chapters/