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Denis Bourgeois

Denis Bourgeois, professor in periodontology, dean of the oral medicine faculty, University of Lyon, France
Member of the ADF (French Dental Association) Foreign Affairs Committee
President of the GADEF (Federation of French-speaking Dental Associations -32 countries))


PhD in Public Health
PhD in Law with a speciality in Health Economics
Master’s degree in Epidemiology
Master’s degree in Health Economics
Certificate of Studies in Statistics Applied to Medicine with a speciality in Epidemiology
PhD in Dental Surgery (1981)

University Positions
University Lyon: Administrator

University Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, Lyons, France
Vice-President, International Affairs Department (2012-)
Administrator University Lyon 1
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry (2009-2019)
Full-time Professor, Department of Public Health, Dental Faculty
Clinical Officer, Department of Periodontology, Lyons Hospital

Positions in International Organisations

World Health Organization (WHO)
Consultant (1989-1995) and Dental Officer (1999-2004), Noncommunicable Diseases Division,
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Surveillance Department, Oral Health Programme,
Epidemiology Information Systems
Consultant, WHO Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville (2007-2009)
Director of a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Health Systems and Oral Health Education (1993-1998)

European Regional Organisation of the FDI World Dental Federation (ERO-FDI)
Chairman of the Working Group on Prevention (2009-2015)

FDI World Dental Federation (FDI)
Delegate, member of the WHO Delegation (1990-2000)
Delegate, member of the ADF Delegation (2002-2014)
Member (2005-2008) and Chair (2009-2012), FDI World Dental Development and Health
Promotion Committee (now the Public Health Committee)
Director, Continuing Education (CE) Programmes in French for Africa (2005-2009)
Director, Regional CE Programmes for Africa (2009-2014)
Regional Coordinator, Live.Learn.Laugh Programme (2004-2010; 2010-2014)
Contributions to various FDI Projects and Task Teams: Manpower – GCI – Strategy for Africa

Contact Information
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