STRATEGIC PLAN 2013-2018
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FOREWORD

The department of Periodontology/ Community and preventive dentistry is one of the four departments that constitute the School of Dental Sciences. It houses two divisions namely: division of Periodontology and Periodontics and the division of Community and Preventive Dentistry. During the period 2008-2013, the department performed well guided by the strategic plan that covered the same period.  

The need to review the departments’ Strategic Plan was informed by national and global changes that have occurred since the beginning of the plan period, 2008. The emerging policies, challenges and critical institutional and environmental changes, including those internal and external to the department, the School of dental sciences, the College of Health Sciences and the University of Nairobi as a whole needed to be accommodated. Highly notable is the publication of the new long-term country’s development blueprint, the Kenya vision 2030, covering the period 2008 to 2030, as well as the enactment of the new constitution of Kenya, 2010. This strategic plan also responds to the global issues which either directly or indirectly affect the department. Inevitably, the strategic plan had to be aligned with these changes.

This Strategic Plan 2013 – 2018 summarises the department’s priorities  and sets out a series of activities that the department proposes to implement during the next five years to realise our full potential. Through the implementation of the new strategic plan, the department will fulfill its mandate of training professionals to manage periodontal diseases as well as control and prevent dental diseases for the individual and the community at large.

 

 

 

DR. REGINA J. MUTAVE

CHAIRMAN, DEPARTMENT OF PERIODONTOLOGY, COMMUNITY AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY.

 

 

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