‘As future dentists, we believe that it’s our duty to inform ourselves about the future of our profession, and also to reflect on it. It’s our role to maintain this cavity free future in the long term and if with the ACFF we are reflecting on how to implement this, we as future dentists will be the ones who will do it!’Alyette Grieveldinger, president, European dental students association, 2018-19
Dental students are the future of dentistry, and we at the ACFF recognise the importance of ensuring that right from the start of their careers, dentists and other dental health workers are equipped to offer their patients the most effective preventive care.
By bringing the dental student voice into our discussions we aim to ensure that we are offering the most effective and useful tools for dental professionals right from the outset. We work closely alongside the International Association of Dental Students and also the European Dental Students Association, offering opportunities for students such as internships and competitions, and collaborating on sharing the message of campaigns such as World Cavity-Free Future Day.
We encourage dental students and dental students associations from all countries to join the ACFF as members and benefit from access to our inter-professional discussion streams through our members only Facebook group, where questions can be posed to the community of dentists, dental hygienists, academics and public health experts. In addition, our Members will be the first to know about ACFF student focused initiatives, as well as having the opportunity to utilise our extensive bibliography and resource library.