Jo Frencken serves as an Associate Professor in Minimal Intervention Dentistry and Head of the Department of Global Oral Health at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He obtained an M.S. degree in Dental Public Health from the University of London and a PhD degree from the University of Nijmegen. He has been employed as a Private Practitioner, Researcher, University Lecturer, and Policy Maker in three African countries for 13 years between 1977 and 1997. He also served as an Epidemiologist/Researcher at The Netherlands Institute for Preventive Health Care for 3 years. His current interests cover minimal intervention dentistry c.q., prevention and minimal intervention techniques, in particular the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment approach for managing dental caries, and oral health services in deprived communities. He has published extensively with colleagues from many nations. The Academy of Dentistry International awarded him the title of International Dentist-of-the-Year (1998-99) for his international leadership in the dental profession.
Biography Updated on 12 July 2010