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Ian pulls teeth faster than anyone else in Africa (allegedly)! After qualifying in 1987 from Edinburgh University, Ian was a Dental Associate with a number of NHS dental practices in the UK. He took part in several dental visits to developing nations during the 1990s - including Tanzania - where he met his wife Andie. Ian co-founded Bridge2Aid with Andie in 2002 and is the principal dental surgeon at Hope Dental Centre and the Clinical Director for Bridge2Aid’s dental training programmes. He is passionate about addressing the problems of access to Oral Urgent Treatment (OUT) and providing pain relief for remote communities, initially in Tanzania but encompassing other developing nations. He and Andie have four children and have lived in Mwanza, Tanzania since 2002.