A six-day conference, the Senior Dental Leaders Programme, took place at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London and was sponsored for the 14th year by Henry Schein.

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Attendees included representatives from five countries and featured management development training delegates could apply to help address oral health challenges in their local communities.

First conceptualised in 2007 at King's College London by Professor Raman Bedi, DDS, the Programme is organised by the Global Child Dental Fund, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and this year's host, the King's College London Dental Institute. Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility programme, has supported the event, together with co-sponsor Colgate-Palmolive, since its inception.

The conference was an opportunity for participants to share, examine, and develop strategies to meet oral health challenges. They also gained greater insight into effective team leadership and change management, scenario planning and public health innovation, and the potential impact system change can have on transforming oral health for people in need.

Speakers included Dr Sara Hurley, Dr Bruce Donoff, Professor Jenny Gallagher, Dr Marsha Butler, and Mahesh Verma.

Professor Raman Bedi, Chair of the Global Child Dental Fund and Former Chief Dental Officer for England, said: 'We were delighted to finally hold the 14th Senior Dental Leaders Programme in London. After a couple of difficult years facing the coronavirus pandemic, we were fortunate to be able to convene a wonderful group of leaders from the USA, UK, Mexico, Taiwan, and Malawi'.