International role for CRC Board Member

Thursday, August 2, 2012

 

Associate Professor Neil Hewson, Independent Oral Health CRC Board Member, has been elected as Speaker of the General Assembly at the FDI World Dental Federation.

The FDI World Dental Federation is a federation of approximately 200 national dental associations and specialist groups representing more than one million dentists worldwide. The organisation's vision of "leading the world to optimal oral health" acknowledges that oral health is an integral part of general health and well-being.

As part of his new role, Associate Professor Hewson will play an influential role in the development of world oral health policy.

Associate Professor Hewson is an Independent Board Member with the Oral Health CRC, providing a valuable practitioner perspective based on his distinguished career as a practising dentist.

He is the immediate past President of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), was Victorian Branch Chairman of Professions Australia, is an Australian Dental Council Director and is a Clinical Leads for the National E-Health Transition Authority