Dr Hiroshi OGAWA acquired his dentist qualifications at the Nihon University in Japan, his Masters in Public Health Dentistry at the University of Sydney in Australia and his PhD in Preventive Dentistry at Niigata University in Japan. He has been Head and Professor at the Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University.
Dr Ogawa has been working with WHO (World Health Organization) since 2003 in different capacities. Between 2014 and 2017, Dr Ogawa has served as Responsible Dental Officer to work with the WHO Oral Health Programme in Geneva Headquarter. Currently, He is a Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Translation of Oral Health Sciences at Niigata University, and also a member of WHO Clinical Consortium on Healthy Ageing.
Dr Ogawa has well known to contribute oral health promotion in a global perspective and has assisting oral health capacity development in several countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia and Palau etc. Since 2018, He has serving FDI as a member of the Public Health Committee. Dr Ogawa also works for clinical research to explore the integration of oral diseases and general diseases (NCDs) that supports for implementation of the common risk factor approach such as tobacco cessation.