Paul, born in Soroti, is one of the youngest on the team, having previously served as the interns representative to the executive. He graduated in 2020 with a BDS from Makerere University. Son to a beautiful angel (he describes) and a now Retired Court of Appeal Judge (Rtd Hon. Engwau S.G), he hails from a family of reputable civil standing; lawyers, doctors, bankers, name it! He also serves as CEO of a transportation business, shareholder in Nick gadgets and electronics as well as Kampala tasty Rolex. Has an eye for business this one!
Dr. Nannozi Mary Juliet Businge - UDA Treasurer
Dr. Julie has served satisfactorily on the UDA executive since 2018 in the same position. She has exhibited remarkable abilities in her duty as Treasurer and as a Dentist. She qualified in 2001 with a BDS from Makerere University; obtained an MPH in 2010 and a fellowship in Continuous quality improvement in 2013. She carries a vast wealth of clinical experience, having worked at two of the highest cadre dental facilities in Uganda; Mengo Hospital from 2001-2016, Pan Dental Surgery from 2016-2018. She has since opened up her own private practice, Galilee Dental Parlour, and continues to work with the Makerere University Department of Dentistry as an assistant lecturer.
Dr. Geoffrey B. Bataringaya - UDA President
Dr. Geoffrey graduated from Makerere University in 1995 with a BDS from Makerere University. He has been in private practice since, and in 2000, started Basil’s Dental Clinic, where he still practices. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is interested in Implantology and Aesthetic Dentistry.
Dr Ssejjanzi Valanta - UDA Journal Editor
Dr Valanta is a newly wed man still beaming with the joy and promise of a fruitful marriage. He currently serves as the chief editor of the UDA Journal, a position he will retain for the next 2 years. He graduated with a BDS in 2020 from Makerere University and after finishing his internship, started working with Cal Dental Clinic Naalya. A staunch Christian, he has centered his life around God, Christianity and his lovely wife Vivian.
Dr. Matovu Muhammad - UDA CDE Coordinator
Dr. Muhammad graduated from the Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine International University of Africa Khartoum in 2016. He did his Medical Internship from Mulago National Referral hospital Kampala in 2018. He worked at Kay's Dental Clinics as a Dental Surgeon in 2019 , He later left and started his private practice called Prime Dental Clinic in 2020 which he still runs to date . He is very passionate about dentistry and is currently serving as a CDE Coordinator on the Uganda Dental Association Executive .
Dr. Trevor Kwagala - UDA General Secretary
Dr. Trevor has served on the executive before, once as the Students representative and once as the Editor of UDA Journal. He is currently in part time Dental Practice at Dino Dental Kampala. Besides Dentistry, he is a writer, having published an online Poetry Anthology in 2020.
Dr. Maria Gorretti Nakyonyi - UDA Secretary for Projects
Dr. Maria has been the UDA secretary for projects from 2018 to date. When she's not doing UDA work, she is practicing her art at Jubilee Dental Limited while also volunteering as an assistant lecturer in Oral medicine at Makerere University Department of Dentistry. She is also a part time dental surgeon at Makerere University Dental hospital. She qualified with a BDS (Makerere) after which she underwent post graduate training in research methods in International Global Health at University of Bergen. At the CEO Global Pan African Awards in the Great Lakes Region, in the category of Most Influential Woman in the Medical Sector, she emerged as the Ugandan finalist. She also won the William Nganwa Best Intern award in 2015/2016.
Dr. Davis Ntulume - UDA Regional Representative
Dr. Davis has been in active clinical practice for 16years and counting. He is based at Nakasero Hospital Dental Clinic, one of the top tier Hospitals in the Country. A Seasoned Lecturer of Human Physiology at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, he boasts of a hefty academic background; from a BDS MUK, MSc in Physiology, Cert in Implantology, Cert in CADCAM Dentistry and counting. He has been instrumental in the past and hopefully future running of the Uganda Dental Association.
Dr. Biren Yajnik - UDA Vice President
Dr. Biren, a Dental Surgeon for over 25 Years was trained in India and earned a BDS in Dental Surgery. He did his fellowship at F.A.G.E India and is a fellow of the Royal Society Of Health UK where he was mentored by world-renowned Dental Professors. He has worked in India, Kenya and Uganda for the last 22 years. He works at Sterling Dental Clinic, a privately owned Practice for the last 22 years and now located at Garden City Mall, Kampala. Sterling Dental Clinic has done a lot of community work in conjunction with Colgate by holding dental camps in many rural areas as well as doing school checkups since 1998. His personal motto in life is to live for the day, and make everyday count.