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consultant , Dental educator

Gladys Nabubwaya Opinya, Kenyan dental educator, consultant. Diplomate Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board. Recipient award Fulbright Hayes United States Cultural Exchg., 1981, International Scholars award Boston University, 1983. Member Kenya Dental Association (treasurer 1985-1987, secretary 1990-1991), Kenya Medical Women's Organization (vice chairman 1987-1990), Third World Organization.

Background

Opinya, Gladys Nabubwaya was born on November 25, 1952 in Kenya, Kenya. Daughter of Tom Wanjusi and Fridah Nang'Oni (Wamukota) Wanjala.

Education

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University Nairobi (Kenya) Dental, 1978. Certificate Of Advanced Graduate Studies, MSD, Golman School Graduate Dentistry, Boston, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nairobi Dental, 1993.

Career

Tutorial fellow Department Dental Surgery, Nairobi, 1980-1984. Lecturer and division head Paediatric Dentistry Orthodontics, 1984-1987, senior lecturer and division head, 1987-1991, associate professor and division head, 1991-1995, associate professor and chairman, 1995-1996, professor, since 1996, chairman, 1996—2001. With Kenya Medical Supplies Agency, since 2000.

Coordinator international elective students Dental School, Nairobi, 1984-1987, chairman syllabi development postgraduate & undergraduate, 1988-1993. Consultant Paediatric Dentistry Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, since 1984. Director Imani Dental Center Ltd., Nairobi, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Diplomate Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Kenya Dental Association (treasurer 1985-1987, secretary 1990-1991), Kenya Medical Women's Organization (vice chairman 1987-1990), Third World Organization.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Studying bible, charity athletics, cooking, watching nature.

Connections

Married Harun Walumbe Opinya, December 3, 1977. Children: Jonathan Wamukota, Joel Quentin Wanjala, Noel Caleb Manyasi, Rachael Jael Namwaya.

father:
Tom Wanjusi Wanjala

mother:
Fridah Nang'Oni (Wamukota) Wanjala

spouse:
Harun Walumbe Opinya

child:
Jonathan Wamukota Opinya

child:
Joel Quentin Wanjala Opinya

child:
Noel Caleb Manyasi Opinya

child:
Rachael Jael Namwaya Opinya