Make A Dentist (MAD) is a British National Organisation that was initially set up in 2009 under the name of BLUZ by Dentistry students of University of London (Barts and The London).
The campaign was overseen by the Dental President and Dean of Dentistry every year and has been a great success towards its cause. Dental education and clinical goods were collected and sent to Dentistry students in Zimbabwe.
This has had a significant impact on their education. Once started as a Dental Student campaign, it has now re-launched nationally to allow other Dental Professionals to take part in this beautiful act of humanity towards our colleagues in Zimbabwe. We are privileged to work as Dentists in one of the richest countries in the world where we have the power of funding our education and professional development.
However, our colleagues in Zimbabwe are not as fortunate as we are and our pledge is to support them.
1 We will send you a list of education and clinical material and tools needed (also available on our website).
2 Send us what you can from the request list: in most cases these will be either education materials or clinical materials that are un-used, which can be invaluable for someone in need.
3 We will raise funds for shipment of these goods. Click here to contact us and find out how to get involved
In all African countries, it has been established that in the domain of dentistry, the situation has deteriorated dramatically over the past thirty years. According to the World Health Organization, we are witnessing a devastating increase in the number of cavities and gum disease in this area of the world. Various factors such as the unfortunate modification of eating habits which include excessive sugar intake, the lack of knowledge of the mouth and dental diseases and of their prevention, the shortage of health services available including qualified staff and management and lack of equipment, the overall poor health of the general population can often mask or worsen a dental problem. Not to mention the harsh environment with its demographic problems both socio-economic and geographic, can all be attributed to this decline in oral health.
Efforts have been made to set up mobile clinics to help population of Zimbabwe with the oral health needs but the only way to solve this problem long term is to help nationals become educated in the field of dentistry so that they can one day maintain the countries needs themselves.
Coming soon, we are in process of organising academic and social events for dentist with top speakers - watch this space.
If you would like to see your logo appear here and are willing to sponsor us please Contact us today.
Our pledge is very simple:
You are helping to educate dentists who can have a great long term impact on the oral health of one of the worlds most in need countries. The most important part of this campaign is that there is no cost involved in helping, all you need to do is to spend very little of your time to sends us what you dont need.
We give you a list of what we need.
You send us what you don't need.
We send goods collected to students in Zimbabwe.
Pr Fortune is the patron of Make A Dentist organization that was set up in 2009 with efforts of Dental Students at Royal London Hospital. Some of these students are still part of the committee. Pr Fortune oversees the activities of the committee and ensure ethical and precise progression.
I am the founder of MAD in 2009 under supervision of Pr Fortune and wonderful work of dental students at the Royal London Hospital. The organization was formed under the name of BLUZ and has been since re-launched under the name lf MAD. The idea of this organization evolved during my term as Dental President at our university, which was a great success and exceeded the expectations that we initially had. Now we have come together again to launch this organization on a national level and plan to expand to other countries once we are successful in Zimbabwe. I am the founder of a number of organizations in the past some of which nationally recognized. I work as a dentist part time and work on a number of business projects in relation to dentistry.
I am the chair of MAD Charity 2014-15 Committee. My Role is to ensure the smooth running of the management mechanisms associated with the charity. I qualified from Barts and the London, where I was involved with the dental committee responsible for creating MAD. I currently am completing my career development year in Oral Surgery at Kings College Hospital and working part time at Capital Dental. It is an honour to be able to build on the great work with all those attached with this charity and I look forward to helping the charity reach new heights with the help of my wonderful committee.