We are providing support for dental associations / organisations that promote dental public health and oral health research.
We are very proud to be collaborating with the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH). Our funding has helped extend the EADPH's travel grant scheme, provide subsidised membership to 100 dental public health professionals from the lower income countries of Europe, and fund a keynote speaker at its annual scientific congress. More recently support has been provided to EADPH to help establish an oral health section within the European Public Health Association.
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) E.W. Borrow Memorial Award was established in 1992 to recognise and stimulate research in oral health promotion for children, with priority given to caries prevention using fluoride in different forms. The 2021 recipient was Professor Edward Chin Man Lo, The University of Hong Kong, SAR, China.
Support is provided to the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) for the BASCD Borrow Foundation Early Career Poster Award. The award is targeted at BASCD members in their early careers e.g., undergraduates, clinical fellows, trainees and those undertaking Masters or PhD degrees. Applicants are invited to present posters on topics relevant to population oral health including: health improvement, and oral health care and policy. The 2020 recipient was Yasmen Elsadek, Sheffield University, for her poster ‘Assessing community readiness for child oral health improvement in Sheffield’.
Sponsorship has been applied to an ECC Forum that involves representatives from six countries in south-east Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The Forum has provided the opportunity to share experiences, and discuss the challenges faced, in respect of ECC in the region. This collaboration has resulted in a review of the ECC literature, the outcomes of which were published in the Thai Dental Public Health Journal, and inspired actions in several of the participating countries.
In recent years we have been pleased to have the opportunity to co-sponsor two Asian Chief Dental Officers’ meetings (ACDOM). ACDOM serves as a platform for Chief Dental Officers, Directors of Oral Health and Oral Health Academia to discuss issues and challenges in dentistry and the dental profession as well as to strengthen collaboration and networking within Asian countries.