FDI World Dental Congress 2023 takes place in Sydney

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FDI World Dental Congress makes remarkable return

This year, the global dental community meets down under in person after a four-year hiatus. (All images: FDI)
Dental Tribune International

Dental Tribune International

Mon. 25. September 2023


SYDNEY, Australia: The World Dental Congress is the flagship continuing education event of FDI and a unique opportunity for dental professionals to strengthen ties and foster collaboration within the global oral health community. After four years, the congress has returned to a face-to-face format and is the first in-person World Dental Congress since the one that took place in San Francisco in the US in 2019. The event last took place in Sydney, the largest city in Australia, in 2003.

The 2023 congress, which opened yesterday and runs until 27 September, has been organised jointly with the Australian Dental Association (ADA). “The ADA and FDI World Dental Federation have worked collaboratively over a journey spanning years of global disruption to bring the dental community this landmark World Dental Congress, the first one held face to face since 2019,” said ADA Federal President Dr Stephen Liew. “We were well into our preparations for the 2021 congress when the global pandemic hit and had to make many tough decisions to delay the in-person event, pivoting to utilise our assets in virtual form. It was a difficult journey, albeit we were incredibly happy with the virtual congress we held for the world in 2021,” Dr Liew remembered.

At the International Convention Centre in the heart of the harbour city, the 2023 congress brings the global dental community together to share ideas, knowledge and experiences. FDI and ADA have compiled a cutting-edge scientific programme that features more than 220 sessions. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with and learn from leaders in the oral health profession from Australia and around the globe.

Attendees can also enjoy the exhibition component of the congress, which features over 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services in the dental industry. The exhibition is open to visitors on all four congress days and is an excellent opportunity for attendees to explore the latest advances in dental technology and connect with industry leaders and experts.

The rich programme is being complemented by various networking opportunities and social events. Looking forward to this year’s event, FDI President Prof. Ihsane Ben Yahya said: “Together, we share a vision to elevate oral health on a global scale, and the World Dental Congress is more than just a knowledge-sharing platform. It is a joyous celebration of the collective achievements of the dental community. Let us revel in the accomplishments we have made and remain united in our pursuit to make even greater strides. Throughout the congress, we have thoughtfully planned various social events and gatherings to foster deeper relations. These moments of connection and celebration are vital for nurturing the sense of community and collaboration that is at the heart of our profession.”

More information about the World Dental Congress can be found at world-dental-congress.org.

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