Prof. Ihsane Ben Yahya
Professor Ben Yahya assumed position as FDI President in September 2021, she is a committed advocate for oral health, particularly in the African region. She is the president and a founding member of the Moroccan Dental Association (Association Marocaine de Prévention Bucco Dentaire – AMPBD). Under her leadership, AMPBD has become a leader in promoting preventive strategies and offering continuing education opportunities to ensure better oral health outcomes in the country.
As a professor at the dental university in Casablanca, Morocco, Professor Ben Yahya has trained generations of dentists in Morocco. She is also the chief physician at the Center for Dental Consultations and Treatments at the CHU Ibn Rochd Hospital in Casablanca. She has also served on numerous committees, commissions, juries, and boards throughout her career in dental medicine.
Prof. Peter Mossey
Prof. Peter Mossey, is the Associate Dean for Internationalization at University of Dundee Dental School, and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Craniofacial Anomalies. He is the Leader for the Craniofacial Anomalies theme in the WHO Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Birth Defects Initiative. He was appointed Honorary Secretary of the Craniofacial Anomalies Group of the IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network (GOHIRN) initiative in August 2012. He is also an expert on Smile Train – FDI World Dental Federation project which aims to create oral health and dental care guidelines and training programs for community dentists, cleft teams and families affected by cleft worldwide.
Dr. Omolola Orenuga
President of the Nigerian Association of Paediatric Dentistry (NAPD), Paediatric Dentist, University of Lagos. A Public Health Professional and Certified Clinical Research Associate. Involved in undergraduate and postgraduate educational (academic/ clinical) and mentoring commitments at the Faculty level and with professional NGOs. Her research interest has centred around dental anomalies, caries and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life with a recent focus in Oral Health in Cleft Care
Prof. M.S Muthu
Prof MS Muthu is the Chair of the Centre for Early Childhood Caries Research (CECCRe), Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, India and Adjunct Research Associate at Centre of Medical and Bio-Allied Health Sciences Research, Ajman University. He has 70 publications including 14 systematic reviews. He is the Chair of Global Task Force on “Cleft Without Caries”
Dra. Monica Dominguez
Monica joined Smile Train in 2012 to help manage programs in Mexico and has grown within the organization since. Monica currently serves as Smile Train’s Director of Global Oral Health Programs where she sets the vision and oversees the global growth of oral health treatment, education and research programs. These programs include Smile Train’s new dental care and current orthodontic initiatives.
In her previous role, Monica worked as the Area Director for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. During this time she focused her efforts to create a strong network of local partner professionals who not only offer quality treatment, but also a model of interdisciplinary care. The network provides reconstructive surgeries, psychological therapy, speech and language therapy, orthodontics, dental care, and nutritional support to Smile Train patients as they reach each developmental stage.
Monica studied odontology at the Universidad Latinoamericana and received a specialization in craniofacial orthodontics at the General Hospital Dr Manuel Gea González, Mexico City.
Monica believes that by bringing together the best talents and wills of local professionals, we can change the world, one smile at a time.