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Dr. Adekemi Adeniyan is a rural dentist breaking down barriers to oral health for underserved communities to ensure equitable access for all in Nigeria. She is the founder and executive director of Dentalcare Foundation which promotes oral health equity in underserved communities through free dental services. She is an Alumna of the Young African Leaders Initiative RLC, West Africa; an associate fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, United Kingdom; a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity based at the George Washington University and a Senior Fellow of the Aspen New Voices Fellowship. She is the 2019 winner of the Nigerian Her Network “Woman of the Year” award for healthcare and was listed among the 2020 Leading Ladies Africa “100 most inspiring women in Nigeria.” Adekemi also won COVID-19 Intervention Award at the 2021 Ekiti Future Awards and the 2022 female most exceptional changemaker in healthcare award by the Humanitarian Awards Global. She is a finalist of the Universal Women's Network Women of Inspiration Award. Adekemi is the Author of the first oral health story book in Nigeria "The Girl Who Found Her Smile" and producer of the Oral Health Animation Series "Anita Says." She earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Ternopil National Medical University, Ukraine and MSc in Medical Leadership at Lancaster University, United Kingdom under the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship.

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