Raman Bedi (UK)

Chairman of the Global Child Dental Fund
Professor Emeritus at the King’s College London


Dr Raman Bedi was Chief Dental Officer – England from October 2002 to October 2005.

He is Chairman of the Global Child Dental Fund. In 2005 he was asked to establish the Global Child Dental Health Taskforce. The mission of the taskforce was to support governments on how they can improve children’s oral health. In 2009 it was working in 13 countries. The Taskforce underwent a significant change in 2008 when it became a charity focused on the dental care of the most disadvantaged children around the world. Professor Bedi is based at King’s College London and also holds an honorary chair at University College London where he was the co-director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre at the Eastman Dental Institute from 1998 to 2008. He also has an honorary “Extraordinary Professorship” in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa (2007-2010). He has examined and lectured in over 40 countries.

He was past President of the British Society for Disability and Oral Health in 2002, President of the Education Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) from 2002 to 2004 and chair of the IADR Regional Development Programme Committee from 2002 to 2004. He has published over 190 scientific papers and five books.

Since 2012, he has been the Chair of the WFPHA Oral Health Working Group.

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