Chinese market in focus at 2017 World Dental Forum in Beijing

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At the 2017 World Dental Forum, which was held on 30 and 31 October at the China World Trade Center in Beijing, Prof. Yu Guang Yan, Godfrey Ngai and Prof. Thomas Flemmig (from left) participated in a traditional eye-dotting ceremony to kick off a traditional dragon dance performance. (Photograph: Modern Dental Group)

Mon. 4. December 2017

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BEIJING, China: Held for the fourth time in 2017, this year’s edition of the World Dental Forum proved to be a great success for its organiser, dental prosthesis provider Modern Dental Group. Bringing together over 800 dental professionals from around the world in the Chinese capital city, the event increased the exposure of the country’s growing dental market by engaging local market players and dentistry experts.

Complemented by a small-scale exhibition, which was held alongside the congress programme, the two-day forum covered a broad range of topics in lectures delivered by a line-up of international speakers who mainly focused on industry developments in the fields of digital dentistry, implantology and aesthetic dentistry. The opening speeches were delivered by Prof. Thomas Flemmig, Dean of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong, and the President of the Chinese Stomatological Association, Prof. Yu Guang Yan, and were followed by traditional Chinese dance performances.

Commenting on the event’s regional focus, Modern Dental Group CEO Godfrey Ngai said: “Founded in Hong Kong, and being one of the major global players who has strong presence in five continents, it is our obligation to contribute towards the Chinese market through education and introducing international standards.”

Under Ngai, the Hong Kong-based company has extended its services to mainland China, training thousands of dental technicians and driving the development of the dental laboratory industry in China. Therefore, as part of the World Dental Forum’s social programme, attendees had the chance to visit the Modern Dental Laboratory in Shenzhen, which employs over 4,000 technicians and is the largest state-of-the-art laboratory in the world.

According to Ngai, the company will continue to nurture the emerging Chinese market by delivering knowledge, technologies and skills to the country. “We are confident that in the near future, the Chinese market will grow and develop into one of the leading dental prosthetic markets in the world.”

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