Mr. Douglas Avoka
Mr. Douglas Avoka is the first and Current President of OHPAG. It was a vision he conceived to have middle level Oral Health Professionals put together under one umbrella where their dreams and aspirations could be championed that eventually gave birth to OHPAG in 2015. He was unanimously elected to lead the association though he didn’t contest any position but he declined. However, after a lot of persuasions from peers and close associates, he picked up the challenge and led the association as interim President. Today under his leadership and supported by his executives, OHPAG is successfully registered and have middle level professionals namely: Dental Clinic Assistants, Dental Surgery Technicians, Dental Laboratory Technicians, Dental Laboratory Technologist, Dental Radiologist, COHO’s and Dental Therapist duly incorporated into the association.
He led the Association to hold its first zonal meetings in Accra, Cape Coast, Tamale and Kumasi in 2018, and the first ever national congress in 2019 at Korle-Bu Accra.
He has successfully overseen the election of regional executives in the former 10 regions of Ghana.
OHPAG through his leadership Joined in the celebration of World Oral health Day in 2019 that led a new passion to broaden the scope of the celebrations beyond Accra.
Born on 17th March, 1987, and a former Student of Zebilla Senior High/Technical School, Mr. Douglas Avoka currently works at Bawku Presbyterian Hospital as a Dental Surgery Technician. He has held several positions including; Vice President of Ghana Nurses and Midwives Association (GNMTA), Assistant to the National Chairperson of Community Health Nurses Group-Ghana and the President of Oral Health Students Association of Ghana.
He currently holds position as the Divisional Youth coordinator of Deeper Life Bible Church, Bawku Division where he is influencing hundreds of young lives.
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