Two Tales about Tolerance – my latest article for the Cranio UK journal.

December 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm Leave a comment

It is a well accepted fact that dentists are individualistic. This seems to apply even more so when it comes to functional orthodontics. The Foundation for Airway Health held a White Flag event, in Arizona, last September, with the aim of forgetting differences and establishing some common ground, with the health of the airway being accepted as an important consideration in treatment planning. Any practitioner doing any kind of orthodontics was welcomed. The Foundation now plans to expand its membership to medical practitioners and body therapists.

In September Awais Ali,  a third year dental student at King’s College London Dental Institute, and his colleague, Shehroze Khan were presented with the prestigious award at the New York Film Festival for young filmmakers. It is presented in collaboration with PLURAL +, an initiative of the United Alliance of Civilisations. The aim is to promote collaboration and tolerance between different cultures. This film demonstrates the shortcomings of the prejudices that we hold about people who, outwardly, seem different from ourselves. It shows how we can be inspired when we step aside from them and how we could behave differently.

The link to the film “Inspire”  is

Awais is also the director of Shirt Makers of London and you might like to see the attributes of other King’s dental students in his other film: “Not the Usual Drill”  A very different set of students!!!

You can also read more about the award on this link:


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