Dr Rob Witton, Director of Social Engagement and Community-Based Dentistry at University of Plymouth Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Director of Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise is just one of two UK representatives to attend the Senior Dental Leaders Programme at Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine this March.

Rob, along with Chief Dental Officer, Sara Hurley, is attending the programme with dentistry leaders from around the world. The week long programme develops the strategic leadership skills of the world’s senior dental professionals to enable them to drive forward progressive agendas and spearhead systemic change at local, national and global levels to achieve the aim of eradicating preventable dental disease.

Dean Bruce Donoff, Harvard School of Dental Medicine says “Now in its 13th year, the Senior Dental Leaders program has brought together dental leaders from around the world to solve oral health problems using 21st century solutions.”

Rob adds “It is a privilege to have been chosen to represent PDSE, and the UK, at the Senior Dental Leaders Programme and to be able to discuss, plan, and on my return, ultimately implement some of the learnings back at PDSE in the months and years to come.”

On successful selection to attend the programme, dental supplies organisation Henry Schein sponsored Dr Witton’s registration fee. The Senior Dental Leaders Programme, held this year at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is hosted by the Global Child Dental Fund (GCDFund) and King’s College London is in the thirteenth year of the programme.