IFDEA Names Dr. Fahad Al-Harbi and Dr. Julian Fisher to Board of Directors

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The International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA) has named two well-respected dental educators to its board of directors.

Dr. Fahad Al-Harbi and Dr. Julian Fisher bring years of professional experience and leadership in the field of oral health and education.

The International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA) has named two well-respected dental educators to its board of directors.

Dr. Fahad Al-Harbi and Dr. Julian Fisher bring years of professional experience and leadership in the field of oral health and education. IFDEA’s board is composed of representatives from around the world working together to support the association’s goals.

“IFDEA is proud to welcome Dr. Fahad Al-Harbi and Dr. Julian Fisher to our board of directors,” said Dr. Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., president of IFDEA. “Their professional perspectives, knowledge of global oral health issues and experience in education will help us raise standards of dental education and improve oral health around the world.”

Fahad Al-Harbi BDS, MSD, FACP, DScD, currently serves as Dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia. He received his Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) and Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass.; and his Bachelor Degree of Dental Surgery (BDS) from King Abdulaziz University College of Dentistry in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Harbi has significant experience in dental education through roles as a teacher, researcher and clinical instructor. He holds Board Certification from the American Board of Prosthodontics and is a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontics. He has conducted and published extensive research on various implant materials and prosthodontics.

Julian Fisher BDS, Msc, MscIH, is an independent policy advisor specializing in public health and the environment based in Geneva, Switzerland. He also holds a teaching and research position at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Lyon, France. He earned a BDS from the University of Birmingham in the UK, a MscIH from the Charité University in Germany and a MSc in HIV/AIDS from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He has more than 30 years of experience in dentistry and public health. As a clinician, he has practiced in private practice and government facilities, mobile community health units, specialist hospital departments, adult and juvenile prison services and the military.

IFDEA is a nonprofit global community of dental educators who have joined together to improve oral health worldwide by sharing knowledge and raising standards. IFDEA contributes to improving global health by improving oral health by serving as an axis of information, best practices, exchange programs, news and professional development for the many regional dental education associations and individual academic dental institutions worldwide.

Dedicated to making quality resources available at no cost to dental educators around the globe, the association’s online library of articles, educational modules, teaching tools and more is constantly growing. For more information, visit http://www.ifdea.org.

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