SADA Congress 2022

Mr Lesley Sebastian Naidoo

Lesley Naidoo graduated as a dental therapist from the University of Durban Westville in 1996. MBA - MSc Dentistry Ukzn (2021) MPh (2022 UWC). He was active in the Dental Student council as treasurer then chairperson. In 1998 he joined the Dental Therapy Association of SA and served in the KZN branch as a publicity secretary. Between 2001-2004 Lesley Served as Chairman of KZN branch of the Dental Therapy Association of South Africa. He was elected concurrently from 2005 – 2017 as President of the South African Dental Therapy Association SADTA and stepped down in 2018 and was elected as head of Education and Development in SADTA ; he is the Founding Editor of the SADTJ South African Dental Therapy Journal, At the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) serves as CPD accreditor & deputy Chair of the HPCSA CPD accreditors forum and recently appointed as a Board member . Lesley is a National and International Representative and speaker of the Dental Therapy Profession. Member of the SA National Oral Health Consultative / Advisory Committee at the National Department of Health. SA. Founding Chairman of the African Dental Therapy Federation (ADTF) in Africa , Member of the SA Chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ACFF), International co Author, International Speaker on Dental Public Health, A Dental stakeholder of the National Health Insurance (NHI) SA . In 2018 started Fibredontology SA to develop fibredontic training for dental practitioners in SA. He is the founder and Trustee of Teeth on Wheels ( community dental outreach in KZN ) , and in 2016 started a dental preventive program called ToothKeepers and is the Ceo of Denticare Dental Therapy for 23 Years and currently in private practice in Kzn South Africa. In 2019 Lesley joined the World Oral Health and Dental Therapy Association as a representative of Africa and South Africa. His current research interests are in the field of preventative dental care and public health policy development in dentistry.

All Sessions by Mr Lesley Sebastian Naidoo