The Evolution and Development of Dental Outreach in Rural Uganda
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As the founding member and executive director of KIHEFO, Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo has worked tirelessly for continued development of rural regions of Uganda. He is committed to his mission of fighting the cycle of disease, ignorance, and poverty in southwest Uganda while promoting economic development through an integrated and sustainable approach.
KIHEFO distinguishes itself from other organizations through its unique community approach. The team travels to nearby villages bringing services to community groups that would otherwise be neglected. These outreaches allow KIHEFO to work with needy communities, schools, and people living with HIV/AIDs. Projects are inspired by the needs of the nearby communities, ensuring community support and effectiveness.
During this lecture, Dr. Anguyo will be joined by Dr. Elahe Behrooz and Caroline Szymaniak – Outreach Alumni and executive board members for Build Your Smile Dental Foundation – to discuss the Canada-Uganda connection, the evolution of the dental program and its various components as well as share the future plans for the expansion of the Foundation.
*All proceeds will be donated to KIHEFO
Administration Division Manager, Prosthodontic Associates
Caroline has worked with and in support of dental professionals in administrative and managerial roles for over 15 years. Caroline is a graduate of the Dental Office Management program at the University of Toronto – Faculty of Dentistry and received her certification as a Dental Treatment Coordinator from George Brown College. Over the years, Caroline has undertaken a vast number of continuing education and certification programs to expand her knowledge in both dentistry and business.
Caroline is a firm believer in openly sharing knowledge, skill and experience with the dental community to help empower others in their respective careers. She is an engaging public speaker presenting at various conferences, study clubs and continuing dental educations centres. Caroline has lectured to diverse audiences across Canada, United States and recently Uganda on successful practice management topics such as effective communication, team building, traditional and digital practice marketing techniques as well as policy, process and procedure strategies.
Caroline is a content director and a regular columnist for a number of dental publications. She is a member of two Advisory Boards - Spectrum Young Dentist Journal and Women In Dentistry Work:Life:Balance Dental Journal where she holds positions of associate editor and columnist. She has authored and co-authored various publications for renowned dental fellowships including International College of Dentists, Academy of Prosthodontics, Global Prosthodontic Coalition and Journal of the Academy of Dentistry International.
Very passionate about philanthropic endeavours, Caroline volunteers her time both locally and internationally with various humanitarian initiatives. She is a Chief Operating Officer for the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation – a non-profit organization providing dental care to impoverished communities both locally and abroad. Caroline is a co-founder of the Foundation’s local initiative a non-profit dental program serving underprivileged women residents of Toronto shelters. She has also participated in multiple outreach and educational programs, traveling to Uganda, Africa as a volunteer and an educator with Bridge to Health Medical and Dental and the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation. Caroline is committed to progressive professional development and is currently studying towards a certification in Management of Non-Profit and Volunteer Sector at George Brown College in Toronto where she also holds the position as Ambassador of Alumni Relations. Caroline received The Annual Alumni Leadership Award from George Brown College and is the 2019 nominee for the Ontario Colleges Premier’s Award. Caroline also holds a position on the Board of Directors with the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.
D.D.S., M.B.A., D.D.S., Cert. Prostho.
Dr. Elahe Behrooz obtained her first DDS degree in Iran and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. She obtained her second DDS degree from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto with honors in June 2016.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards and has authored and co-authored multiple publications both in Iran and Canada.
She holds fellowships of multiple organizations including the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and the OKU honorary dental society.
In addition to her passion for prosthodontics, she enjoys playing the guitar, socializing and traveling to underserviced areas to provide dental care.
Wednesday October 2nd, 2019, 06:00pm - 09:00pm
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