His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, DHA, officially inaugurated today the 22nd UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC Dubai 2018, that is held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. AEEDC Dubai, the largest dental conference & exhibition in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia and the second largest in the world, is organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, member of INDEX Holding, a leading national company, in cooperation with a number of local and international organizations.
Following the opening ceremony, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid along with a number of VIP’s, dignitaries and senior officials in the industry, toured the exhibition area, and learned about the latest cutting-edge dental technologies and equipment, showcased by the leading local and international companies in the dental world.
Following his tour, His highness praised the remarkable development of the conference and exhibition and the increase in the interest of different countries in the event, in addition to the participation of local and international companies from all over the world. His Highness expressed his happiness with the great number of visitors that was evident from the beginning of the 1st day, which confirms the success of this edition, wishing everyone more success in the coming years.
Commenting on the significance of hosting AEEDC Dubai yearly, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of AEEDC Dubai and Global Scientific Dental Alliance, GSDA, said: “AEEDC Dubai is firmly committed to providing the very latest in the field of dentistry in order to provide professionals and practitioners with a unique opportunity to learn about the most recent scientific innovations and technologies, introduced in the industry.”
He added, “We are very pleased with the higher turnout received at AEEDC Dubai Conference and Exhibition yearly. In its 22nd edition this year, AEEDC Dubai occupies an overall space of 77,500 square meters. AEEDC Dubai is witnessing a consistent growth in the number of new visitors and participants every year, who aim to keep themselves up to date with the most trending topics in their respective fields and in order to fulfill their expectations, we will continue our efforts to improve this event even furthur.”
From his side, Dr. Tariq Khoory, Honorary Chairman of AEEDC Dubai said, “AEEDC Dubai, aims to educate dental practitioners about the latest in the field of dentistry while also promote a spirit of innovation, in line with its theme ‘Education and Innovation Transfer’. With a rich scientific agenda supporting AEEDC Dubai, including a number of hands-on dental workshops, scientific meetings and discussions on key trending topics by world renowned speakers, AEEDC Dubai will continue to be a global hub for the dissemination of scientific knowledge, particularly in the dental industry.”
He added: “We are very confident that visitors and participants attending AEEDC Dubai will find the information very useful and will implement it in their clinic practice.”
AEEDC Dubai represents an ultimate platform for top-notch speakers to share their knowledge, to exchange experience in the dental field, and to gain CME points. The conference agenda includes more than 170 lectures delivered by 150 speakers covering various topics. On its first day, AEEDC Dubai features a number of scientific lectures that will focus on a number of topics including ‘Laser in Dentistry: Are Dental Diode Lasers Similar or Not? And Laser Biostimulation: Newer Paradigms in Regenerative Dentistry and Dental Traumatology among others. Additionally, a dedicated symposium related to Endodontics: : The Truth about Endodontics……Away”.
Meanwhile, Stomatologie Aujourd’hui, a dedicated dental session in French language, will run for 3 full days from the 6th to the 8th of February.In addition to the ‘Dental Education Session’ under the theme ‘Student Assessment: Theoretical Knowledge vs Clinical Competency’ will discuss the importance of student’s assessment and various tools required to measure their practical knowledge.
Moreover, AEEDC Dubai will feature the 9th AEEDC Student Dental Competition, that will commence with the elimination round on the first day of the conference. The face-to-face competition, will see students of 11 universities and colleges in the UAE and abroad, vying for the coveted “AEEDC Knowledge Champion” title, who will be quizzed on a host of topics in dentistry, including Four Handed Dentistry and Implantology.
Running parallel to the AEEDC Dubai 2018 conference, the exhibition covers 9 halls and include 16 country pavilions from Brazil, Italy, Germany, Turkey, China, Japan, South Korea, UAE, Finland, India, Switzerland, Pakistan, Spain, UK and the USA. The exhibition will be open for visitors and participants every day, from the 6th to 8th of February, 10 AM to 6 PM.
AEEDC Dubai is organized by INDEX conferences and exhibitions – member of INDEX Holding and is being held in strategic partnership with the Ministry of Interior Naturalization and Residency Administration, Dubai. AEEDC Dubai has also gained the support of Dubai Health Authority, Global Scientific Dental Alliance, Arab Dental Federation, Executive Board of the Health Ministers Council for Gulf Cooperation Council States, GCC Oral Health Committee, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Arab Academy for Continuing Dental Education, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and UAE India Business Council.