The ACFF Goals are central to everything the organisation does. Striving to meet each individual aim moves us further towards achieving our stretch goal:
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, which all ACFF Chapters and Members sign up to.
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.
This action should:
- Ensure that primary prevention with appropriate fluoride strategies are in place.
- Promote the preventive control of initial caries lesions through education to change human behaviour and the use of appropriate, evidence-based technologies.
We call upon interested organisations and individuals to join the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future and make a collective commitment to take action and elevate the importance of caries prevention and management as a global health issue.