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Our Advisors

We’re making some exciting new additions to our advisors – watch this space for updates soon’

david-williamsProfessor David Williams

David is Professor of Global Oral Health at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is recognised and respected as an expert in our field.

On being asked to join us David said:

I am very pleased to lend my support the work of Bridge2Aid. The charity undertakes exemplary work to educate – and empowers healthcare workers to relieve the pain of untreated tooth decay in countries where the burden of oral disease and associated health inequalities are growing and where existing resources are insufficient to meet this challenge. Importantly this capacity building work is undertaken in partnership with governments.


karlKarl O’Higgins

With his roots in engineering, Karl entered the dental business via manufacturing and the R&D lab while living in North America. Now with over 20 years experience in dentistry, both in the UK and overseas, Karl is Managing Director of Planmeca UK.

Charity work has always been a focus for Karl and he counts his ten-plus years involvement with Bride2aid as some of the most valuable contributions he’s made. Karl sees it as a privilege to be able to work closely with Bridge2aid as an advisor and a friend.


martynMartyn Green

Martyn was senior partner in an NHS dental practice for 30 years in Tiverton until 2013 having previously worked in Newport, the Diocese of Maseno Dental Unit in Kenya as a volunteer and in Wimborne. He has been a Vocational Trainer, Vocational Training Adviser, Regional Adviser in General Dental Practice and Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean in the South West Region. He was a member of the Fitness to Practise Panel of the General Dental Council for 10 years and one of its Chairs.

Martyn is a member of the Christian Dental Fellowship and one of its past Presidents. Currently he is a lay member of the Fitness to Practise Panel of the General Medical Council Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service; a lay member of the Probate Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; a Fee-paid Member (Dental Practitioner) of the First-tier Tribunal Primary Health Lists, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber and a Non-executive Director of Dentists’ Provident. Martyn is married to Sue, they have 3 adult children and live in Devon.


chrisChris Barrow

Chris and his partner Annie have been supporters of Bridge2Aid for over 5 years and count many of the team as personal friends.

During that time, Chris has had the privilege of working with the leadership team to help forge the direction of the charity, and also with the team at Hope Dental Centre in Mwanza on team training.

Both Chris and Annie were members of the group that summitted Kilimanjaro in 2011 and can both be seen regularly at industry trade shows and conferences, supporting all the great work that Bridge2Aid supporters do.

Chris considers Bridge2Aid as an integral part of both his professional and personal life.


patrickPatrick Allen

Patrick is the Managing Director of Henry Schein Dental in the UK and Ireland.

He has over 20 years experience in the dental industry.

Patrick first became involved with Bridge2Aid in 2008 and sees his relationship with the charity as a real win/win.  Patrick explains:

I have been involved supporting the inspiring work of Bridge2Aid Since 2008. During that time I have run the London Marathon, climbed Kilimanjaro with my eldest son and also had the privilege of leading two separate teams of Henry Schein employees to Mwanza to participate in community development programmes. I have watched people from across the dental industry do incredible things to support the work being done in East Africa. For me, Bridge2Aid is a cause that provides the motivation for people to take on their bucket list. Like I say a real win/win.


advisors-blank-mGraham Stokes

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