Iranian General Dentists Association (IGDA) was established in March 2000. There are around 30,000 Dentists in our country which 20,000 of them are general practitioners and the rest are specialist in 10 different dental fields. IGDA is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
This Association has two trends based on scientific and professional identities .The scientific orientation of association is holding several congresses, symposiums, short term and long term comprehensive courses, continuous educations, practical workshops…
Trade orientation is defend of rights of dentists in all governmental and non-governmental institutions.
Iranian General Dentist Association ( IGDA ) managed by nine – member board of directors and two member inspectors and the chief president of IGDA DR.Bagher Shehnizadeh
Board of directors contain of : Dr.Bagher Shehnizade, Dr.Naser Akhondan,Dr.Leila Sedghi,Dr.Leila Ataei,Dr.Sanambar Yazdani,Dr.Mohammad Ali Mohammadzadeh,Dr.Ali Valesheida,Dr.Jamshid Zaman, Dr.MohammadHossein Argani and two Inspectors : Dr .Hamed pedram and Dr.Ali Varasteh
We currently have an “executive advisory council “ which consists of central board , city department heads or their representatives to the board , staff and the executives board is responsible for carrying out all the duties of the holding congresses and symposiums
The IGDA comprised 19 province branches representing more than 12000 general dentist member i.e over 50 % of all licensed practicing dentists in IRAN.IGDA is the voice of dentistry focused in dental education advancement .It has always been a patient – centered , science based and ethically-driven association .It is the leading source and advocate for dentists and patients dedicatory a unique set of oral health information and resources by distributing the elevating professional skills , standards and significant know – how of new educational and scientific issues in dentistry.
The president and the board of directors have been selected in an election by over 10000 general dentists voters and the election have been awarded by the iran’s ministry of health and medical education . The president , Dr.Bagher Shehnizadeh directs and supervises the management of the business and affairs of the Association focused on continuing education opportunities.IGDA has the most active and responsible executive team of the dental associations in IRAN .
Till now IGDA has been held eight successful dental scientific congress and the ninth congress will be held on January 13, 2015 due to the wide variety of its members , who soon finds himself obligated to provide oral health projects at the national level is also put on the agenda of the forum.IGDA has been published a newsletter since its inception. the l00th of it has published recently. IGDA has also a professional journal called “ Dentists Massage “ which is published as a chapter
Message of president
We are very honored to inform every one that our mission is to lead, promote, protect, improve and support our members through serving them by initiatives in education and setting professional standards and commitments of assure excellence for dentists and thus attainment of optimal oral health care of society.
The IGDA’s vision is to improving the oral health quality of the public and generating strong, updated, professional dentists.
For this sake IGDA provide and organize dental comprehensive courses with the best valuable scientific load
Bagher Shehnizadeh D.D.S
President of IGDA
(Iranian General Dentists Association)