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CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS The following authors (listed in alphabetical order) contributed to the coverage of specific topics: Dr. Christopher Fox is the Executive Director of the International and American Associations for Dental Research. He earned a dental degree and a doctorate in oral biology and oral epidemiology from Harvard University. He also completed residencies in periodontology and dental public health. (28 DENTAL RESEARCH) Prof. Jo Frencken lived for 14 years in three African countries as a lecturer, researcher and practitioner. He pioneered the ART approach, lectures and undertakes research in multi-country and multi-cultural settings. He is Director of the Department of Global Oral Health, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. (22 ORAL HEALTH AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE) Prof. Martin Hobdell was Professor, Community & Preventive Dentistry at Trinity College Dublin; Dean, Faculty of Dentistry at University of the Western Cape, South Africa; Chair, Department of Dental Public Health & Dental Hygiene at University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. He is currently Visiting Professor in Dental Public Health, University College London, and Co-Director of the Master’s programme in Dental Public Health, University of Health Sciences, Lao PDR. (17 SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS) Dr. Christopher Holmgren is visiting Professor to the Department of Global Oral Health, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. He works as consultant to international health organisations, including the FDI. He is co-author of Atraumatic Restorative Treatment for Dental Caries and the WHO Basic Package of Oral Care. He is currently working on the promotion of the appropriate use of fluoride for the prevention and control of caries in developing countries and disadvantaged communities, including the development of Arresting Caries Treatment approaches. (19 FLUORIDE, 20 FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE) Prof. Sudeshni Naidoo is a Professor and Specialist in the Department of Community Oral Health, Faculty of Dentistry University of the Western Cape. She is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health. Her main focus of research are infectious diseases and infection control. She is member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa, is President-elect of the SA Division of the IADR and past National Vice-President of the South African Dental Association. (9 HIV/AIDS) Prof. Charlotte Faty Ndiaye is the Regional Advisor for Oral Health in WHO/AFRO. Expert in oral pathology and public health, she was member of the oral health expert group developing the WHO Regional Strategy for Oral Health and is leading the Global WHO Noma programme. (8 NOMA) Ellie Rampton, who has a Master’s Degree from the University of Exeter, UK, divides her time between freelance writing projects and working for the World Lung Foundation, alongside Dr. Judith Mackay, in Hong Kong. She has been involved in the development of three atlases. In this Atlas, she was delighted to contribute research, creative ideas and editing support. Prof. Richard Watt is Professor of Dental Public Health at UCL. He was co-founder and Past President of the Oral Health Promotion Research Group and is the Immediate Past President of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry. He currently sits on a variety of expert working groups for the Department of Health, NICE, WHO and European Union. (3 ORAL HEALTH AND GENERAL HEALTH, 14 COMMON RISK FACTORS, 18 BEHAVIOUR AND CHOICES) Reviewers: Dr. Lois Cohen is consultant to the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health, USA, and the Canadian Institute for Health Research, as well as a number of global health agencies, associations and universities. Named in 2006 as a Paul G. Rogers Ambassador for Global Health Research, she is a research sociologist by education whose most recent position was Associate Director for International Health, NIDCR. Before her retirement in 2006, she also served as the Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Dental & Craniofacial Research and Training. Prof. Wim van Palenstein Helderman is professor in education and research on oral health care for deprived communities at the College of Oral Science, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Previously he was chair for community and preventive dentistry as well as co-ordinator of the establishment of the dental school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He also serves as Co-Editor of the journal Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde; was member and co-chair of the FDI’s World Dental Development and Health Promotion Committee; and was consultant for the WHO and other international and national agencies in developing countries.


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