Charles F. Craft, DDS
- "Vietnam/U.S. Relations in the 21st Century"
- Friday, October 28
Dr. Charles F. (“Fritz”) Craft is the Nebraska State Dental Director for the Office of Oral Health and Dentistry at the DHHS Department of Health and Human Services.
He is also the Founder of the East meets West Dental Program in Da Nang, Vietnam. Started in 1995, this international relief organization has provided free and modern dental care to more than 150,000 underserved children living in the post war central provinces while also working with over 1,250 dental volunteers and students from around the world.
A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Craft has received numerous professional awards including the Outstanding Service Medal from the U.S. Surgeon General, the Meritorious Service Medal from the Department of Defense and the Royal Sahametri Medal from the Prime Minister of Cambodia. He was the recipient of the UNMC College of Dentistry Alumni Achievement Award in 2009.