Our Goals

The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) aims to stop caries initiation and progression and move towards a cavity-free future by working with countries to build on existing initiatives with a new understanding of caries as a disease continuum and to adopt comprehensive strategies for caries prevention and management. Our goals help demonstrate the Alliance’s commitment to achieving measurable success and driving change in the caries paradigm.

Goal 1

Every child born in 2026 and thereafter should stay cavity-free during their lifetime.

Goal 2

Within 3 years of a chapter launch, ninety percent of dental schools and dental associations in the area should have accepted the philosophy behind the “new” approach of “caries as a continuum” in order to improve dental caries prevention and management.

Goal 3

ACFF and its chapters will work collaboratively with a broad range of organizations to achieve a reduction in caries inequality within and across Countries, in the context of both oral and general health.

Goal 4

By 2020, “regional” members of the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future should have integrated, comprehensive and locally appropriate caries prevention and management systems and monitoring approaches developed and in place.

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