Moroccan Ihsane Ben Yahya Elected Head of World Dental Federation
Ben Yahia has been an FDI Council member since 2013. She will serve a two-year term before assuming the FDI presidency in 2021.
“I will spare no effort to ensure that the FDI keeps its visibility and voice and be inclusive…in order to reduce inequalities in oral health so that the most marginalized populations will not be left behind”, said Ihsane Ben Yahia, FDI president-elect.
Professor Ben Yahya is a committed advocate for oral health, particularly in the African region. She is the president and a founding member of the Moroccan Dental Association (Association Marocaine de Prévention Bucco Dentaire – AMPBD).
Under her leadership, AMPBD has become a leader in promoting preventive strategies and offering continuing education opportunities to ensure better oral health outcomes in the country.
As a professor at the dental university in Casablanca, Morocco, Professor Ben Yahya has trained generations of dentists in Morocco. She is the chief physician at the Center for Dental Consultations and Treatments at the CHU Ibn Rochd Hospital in Casablanca. She has also served on numerous committees, commissions, juries, and boards throughout her career in dental medicine.
Ben Yahya joins newly instated FDI President Dr Gerhard Seeberger as the leaders of FDI’s governing body.