This task force is made up of global leaders. Through their professional and educational efforts they have achieved prominence amongst their peers and their opinions and contributions shape the dental profession. As humble smile ambassadors, they leverage their world-wide recognition to advance the cause of environmentally responsible and socially equitable universal health coverage.
Currently there are 15 Humble Smile Ambassadors in 14 countries.
Dr Miguel Stanley, dentist to the stars, has at the heart of his personal and medical philosophy, positive dentistry. He is founder, owner and CEO of White Clinic in Lisbon Portugal where he has patients from all walks of life.
Moody continues the Alexander family tradition of innovation in orthodontics and sharing the Alexander system with patients as well as orthodontic students and professionals from around the world. He has incorporated his love for serving and giving back into the lifeblood of the practice, specifically through a ministry that serves the dental needs of people in Ethiopia.
Robert has been lecturing, training and organizing courses in all aspects of oral surgery and implantology, for many universities and for many years. He has published research in international medical journals, is the clinical director of the UK’s largest online dental learning CPD, and has a private practice limited to Oral Surgery and Implantology. Rob is a passionate philanthropist, cyclist and musician.
Saint John, Canada
Dr. Peggy Bown received her DDS degree from Dalhousie University at Halifax, Canada in 2001. She is a Premier Provider of Invisalign, presiding over the Toronto Study Club. She recently became Canada’s first Master in Digital Smile Design, is a board member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners, and in 2014 received a Fellowship in Neuromuscular Dentistry from LVI Global. Peggy lectures on Comprehensive Estethics, DSD, and Digital Workflow.
Dentistry is his first love and therefore according to Fadi “it comes with immense joy, fulfillment and sometimes tears”. When Fadi came across the Humble project, “it was like I choked on the handle …I wondered what the planet was doing?”
A private dentist located in the heart of Munich, Mark Sebastian is always traveling around the world lecturing and looking for new innovations in esthetic dentistry and implantology to share with his ambitious colleagues.
Joe is a registered specialist in both Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery and limits his practice to Implant and Restorative Dentistry. His clinical time is spent as a private referral practitioner at the Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre. He is currently a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
In addition to private dental practice in Sao Paulo, Christian founded Digital Smile Design, and spends most of his time sharing his innovative concepts in smile design, esthetic dentistry, and oral rehabilitation, with dentists all around the world.
Laren, The Netherlands
Dr. Barbery is specialized in Prosthodontics and Facial Aesthetics, and is currently studying for a postgraduate masters degree in Aesthetic Medicine at the Queen Mary University of London. Besides running the Barbery clinic, where she uses innovative techniques to bring out the best version of the face and teeth in the most natural way, Houda participates every year in volunteer projects to help children in need.
Eduardo de la Torre
Eduardo has his dental practice in Switzerland and ambitiously supports the Humble Smile Foundation as an Ambassador.
James works in private dental implant practice in Ireland and fell in love with the Humble Smile Foundation and the Humble Brush in 2015. He is a director in Quintess Denta, the UK and Ireland Humble Brush distributor as well as Step Education, a company providing CPD to dentists.
From Castellón de la Plana, Spain, Vicente is renowned for his efforts to improve interdisciplinary approaches in aesthetic dentistry. He is the co-founder of BeCome Sharing Dentistry, a learning academy where international courses are organized.. Dr. Berbís is a Digital Smile Design Key Opinion Leader (DSD KOL), and Affiliate of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.
Besa graduated as a Dental Hygienist in Sweden, has Master degrees in both Oral Health Sciences and Health Management, and lives in Kosovo where she implemented an oral health care project for post-war children and founded the Center for Preventive Dentistry, educating children from different ethnic and social backgrounds.
Cape Town, South Africa
Mark is CEO of Enamel Dentistry his focus is Aesthetic and Complex rehabilitation. He is a KOL for many of the world’s leading dental organizations, he is a Digital Smile Design instructor and lectures internationally on Aesthetic Dentistry with a focus on minimally invasive concepts. He runs many courses through the Implant Aesthetic Academy his most important goal is to leave the planet in better shape for his children’s generation.
Guido has spent years at the University of Southern California where he earned Certificates in Advanced Prosthodontics, Advanced Periodontology, a DDS degree (in addition to the DDS from University of Pavia, Italy), a Master of Science in Education and a Master in Business Administration. He has published in international journals and is co-author of a text book on craniomandibular dysfunctions. Dr Bracchetti maintains a private practice in Milan, a part-time teaching assignment and is an Active Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.
Gogos Give Smiles Ambassadors
Our Gogos Give Smiles Ambassadors are deeply connected with the continent, and when they appear on the international stage, they promote the beauty of Africa and African values – epitomized in the Gogos Give Smiles project.
At the time this report is drafted, there are 4 GGS Ambassadors in 3 countries.
Prof. Khalil Osiris
USA & South Africa
Author, educator and social activist, Khalil is founder of Positive Behaviuoral Interventions & Supports, Circle of Courage Mentoring Program, and the Get Out & Stay Out program offered to South African prisoners based on criminogenic needs research.
Born in a small Eastern Cape village, with wood for energy, a garden for food and a spring for water, Nonzuzo was raised by her beloved Gogo. Today she is an Entrepreneur, a public speaker, a financial consultant, and a training facilitator, passionate about financial literacy, enterprise development and transformation.
Storm is a commercial pilot, mother, wife, and a finalist for Mrs South Africa 2018. With “a deep fire burning within my soul to create a change in our beautiful South Africa” Storm works with a group of public hospitals ensuring children and parents have the financial as well as emotional support needed through trying times.
Speedy is a well-known South African cartoon character, who lives in Happy Township. He has his own comic strip, TV series and educational books. Speedy loves to laugh, and is an excellent role model, particularly to young people.
With is an MBA from University of Pretoria, Sandra’s passion lies in capacity building, training, and uplifting communities and seeing new ideas grow for the betterment of the people at large. Her experience in startup businesses puts her in a great position to see the bigger picture and therefore encourage and train women to make their dreams come true and make a positive impact in the lives of many.
Previously a magistrate, Charmaine’s passion is to teach marginalised communities the rights of the elderly and the rights of children. In addition, Charmaine runs courses on cooking healthy affordable meals and financial literacy for rural women in Eastern Cape.
As a manager for the Social Development Elderly unit in Alexandra township, Busi supports and encourages the Gogos Give Smiles mission in Alex, where she brings her passion and years of experience working with persons with disabilities, the elderly and homeless.
Suzanne (Shiv) Governder Nell
Currently the Prersident of Rotary Club of Sandton Central, Suzanne has volunteered for various community projects that help communities become sustainable , improve gender and racial equalities, reduce poverty and protect public health and human rights, especially for the Gogos , women, and children.
Zandile Nozinle Matiwaza -Denga
Zimbabwe & South Africa
Zandile’s far-reaching efforts to raise the livelihoods of communities throughout rural Africa through sustainable agriculture and technology, have notably awarded her the Winner of the Fin Women award in UAE. As co-founder and VP of Africa Grain & Seed, among other influential roles, Zandile is able to support Gogos Give Smiles’ sustainable food garden projects in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Chef Vusani Nkosi
Chef Nkosi, previously a Premier Chef for Dr Nelson Mandela, has a great passion and love for the gogos whom he reveres as “the cornerstone of the households in Southern Africa”. He believes that the workshops he provides for Gogos Give Smiles could make the world healthier.
Ambassadors in Action