The work of the ACFF relies completely on a committed team of supporters around the world. Each Chapter is supported locally by practitioner groups, universities, public health organisations and more, as well as by the commitment of its individual members.
At a Global level, the ACFF is grateful to the following organisations for their continued support in our mission.
King’s College London is one of the top 35 universities in the world (2021 QS international world rankings) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King’s has more than 25,000 students (of whom more than 10,000 are graduate students) from nearly 140 countries, and more than 6,500 employees.
The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences is the largest, most influential centre of excellence in the UK for oral and dental research, with an outstanding record for quality assurance in learning and teaching. The Faculty (FoDOCS) is one of the top centres of excellence for dental education, research and oral healthcare provision in the world, ranking first in the 2020 QS international world rankings for Dentistry. The ACFF sits within the Dental Innovation and Translation Hub within FoDOCS. The purpose of the Hub is to spearhead a new focus on dental innovation and the translation of research into clinical practice, public policy, and new products in order to improve health and healthcare.
The Global Collaboratory for Caries Management
The Global Collaboratory for Caries Management, led by King’s College London and its International Partners, now provides an “umbrella” under which the work of CariesCare International, the ICDAS Foundation and the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) come together synergistically to make an impact in caries prevention and management.
The Alliance has an excellent, longstanding relationship with the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD). The IAPD holds a seat on the ACFF Global Expert Panel and shares its expertise in promoting children’s oral health throughout the world.
The International Association of Dental Students is the only worldwide association for dental students comprising more than 200,000 members from more than 40 countries. The association was formed in 1951 to unite dental students globally and allow them to exchange knowledge and experiences about dentistry on an international level. The group advocates for good oral health globally and became involved with the ACFF in 2017, with a view to collaborating on research and promotion.
The International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) became a partner with the Alliance in 2015 in formal recognition of the shared goals and mission of the ACFF and the need for a global strategy to eliminate dental caries. The IFDH has presented on behalf of the Alliance in addition to sharing Alliance resources and tools with their broader membership and is represented on the ACFF Global Expert Panel.
The ACFF would also like to say a special thanks to all our local partners and link organisations, and to the events at which we have been supported and hosted over the years, including, but not limited to the following:
Association for Dental Education in Europe
Association of Nigerian Dental Deans
Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association
Bangladesh Association for Oral Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (BAFOHPP)
Brazilian Dental Association,
Brazilian Education Dental
Brazilian Federal Council,
Brazilian Pediatric Dental Association,
Brazilian Preventive Dentistry Association
Children’s Dental Health Project
Collège National des Enseignants en Odontologie Conservatrice
Colombian National Dental Schools’ Association (ACFO)
Czech Association of Paediatric Dentistry
Dental Association of Attica
Dental Association of Thailand
Dental Hygienists Association of Australia
European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
European Association for Dental Public Health
European Dental Hygienists Federation
European Dental Students Association
FDI World Dental Federation
Greek Dental Association
Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry- Delhi Chapter
Indian Dental Association
International Association for Dental Research
International College Of Dentists- Indian Chapter
Malaysian Association of Public Health Specialists
Malaysian Dental Association
Malaysian Ministry of Health
Mexican Dental Association
National University Medical Centre, Malaysia
Nigerian Dental Association
Oral Health Association of South Africa
Philippine Association of Dental Colleges
Philippine Pediatric Dental Society
Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe
Santé Orale, Handicap, Dépendance Et Vulnérabilité
São Paulo Dental Association
SESPO, Spanish Dental Association
Turkish Dental Association
UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition
Union Francaise pour la Santé Bucco-Dentaire
The work of the ACFF is supported globally by a foundation grant from Colgate-Palmolive.
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world. Over several decades, Colgate has had a strong commitment to providing oral health education programs, such as Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, which reaches millions of children teaching proper oral health messages around the world.