The DENFAC project is a "teach the teachers" educational program

that has been designed for less wealthy nations as judged by World Bank data and/or the United Nations Human Index. DENFAC is available to IAPD member nations requiring assistance to advance paediatric dentistry teaching in their countries.


A major strategy of DENFAC is to work with the host country to identify their needs and tailor a program specifically for them.

  • A host nation contacts the Secretary General to express interest in participating in DENFAC.
  • A preliminary visit occurs to discuss current teaching needs, assess the facilities, establish goals and determine the methods of evaluation. A workshop plan is designed.
  • The volunteer leaders-speakers hold a one-week workshop. If the workshop is well received, the plan calls for a return visit for the following year.
  • IAPD will cover airfare and hotel expense for speakers

Since its introduction, DENFAC has made good progress. Workshops have been held in Romania, Turkey, Poland, China, Senegal and Peru.

Those interested in participating in DENFAC, to receive the project in your nation, to participate as workshop speakers-leaders, or to gain information about being a corporate sponsor should write or e-mail to the IAPD.


DENFAC in China 2006



The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) is a non-profit organization founded in 1969, with the objective to contribute to the progress and promotion of oral health for children around the globe.

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IAPD has now 64 National Member Societies and represents more than 15,000 dentists.

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