IDEM 2024 to be a major dental event for Asia Pacific region

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Excitement builds as IDEM 2024 emerges as the pinnacle event in dental innovation for Asia Pacific

IDEM 2024 attendees will be delighted with a wide variety of learning opportunities in addition to an expanded exhibition offering. (Image: Anton Gvozdikov/Shutterstock)


Wed. 14. February 2024


SINGAPORE: This year’s International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM), the leading dental exhibition and conference in Asia Pacific, is poised to captivate and inspire dental professionals from around the region. This highly anticipated event, happening from 19 to 21 April at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, will offer a comprehensive three-track scientific conference featuring more than 30 speakers from around the world. The exhibition is set to present a well-rounded experience for all participants, and over 500 exhibitors from over 33 countries are expected to showcase their latest products and innovations.

IDEM offers an impressive line-up

“We are delighted to collaborate again with our esteemed partners to present IDEM 2024 to the dental industry. Following the resounding success of IDEM as an in-person event last year, we eagerly anticipate the amalgamation of innovation and expertise that will undoubtedly mould the future landscape of dentistry,” said Mathias Küpper, managing director and vice president of Asia Pacific of Koelnmesse, the event organiser.

Anticipated by dental professionals and enthusiasts alike, IDEM stands as a cornerstone in the dental community where attendees can learn from an impressive line-up of prominent experts. At the 13th IDEM, father and son duo Drs David S. and Davey Alleman will kick off the conference programme with the SDA Masterclass, an established part of the event supported by the Singapore Dental Association, offering a half-day conference session and half-day workshop on biomimetic dentistry.

The over 30 conference sessions and workshops will feature a wide range of topics by notable speakers, such as Dr Alberto Miselli, who will cover the “Umbrella Concept” for the management of soft tissue around implants, and Dr Andrea Bazzucchi, who will share the latest advances in digital workflow synergy. Other conference sessions and workshops will include global expert Dr Roberto Sorrentino’s “Restorative materials and luting agents in prosthodontics” and Dr Paulo Monteiro’s insights and expertise on anterior indirect restorations. The fifth Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum will take place on 20 and 21 April, providing a dedicated platform for dental hygienists and therapists to engage in meaningful discussions and knowledge sharing on an interesting variety of topics, such as oral ulcers, paediatric patient management, digital workflows and oral care for older adults.

Singapore to welcome dental clinicians

Dr Lawrence Yong, president of the Singapore Dental Association, shared: “I am thrilled to welcome dental professionals from around the world to IDEM 2024. This conference is a powerful testament to Singapore’s unwavering commitment to advancing dental science and education. I am particularly enthusiastic about the conference sessions, which will delve into burning topics within our field—offering valuable insights that attendees can readily apply in their practices the next day.”

Attendees can also look forward to the inaugural “Asian Speaker Series”, an innovative platform designed to spotlight diverse talents from within the region. It is a collaborative effort between the regional and national dental associations to offer a more diverse take on the latest developments in dentistry, to explore important industry topics such as treating the paediatric patient and oral care for the dependent older adult, and to delve into complex topics, such as are covered in “The systoles and diastoles of implant dentistry” and “Prognosticating periodontal treatment outcomes using artificial intelligence”.

“IDEM provides a unique platform for industry leaders to connect, share knowledge, and contribute to advancing dental science. We eagerly anticipate the exciting interactions and collaborations that will unfold,”—Kae Moe Wong, marketing leader for the Asian region at 3M

IDEM to offer expanded exhibition this year

The heart of IDEM is its exhibition, and this year, it will span a fully booked 17,000 m2 and host over 500 exhibitors, who will present a diverse range of products and services, showcasing the latest industry innovations. It will host pavilions for China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and the US, underscoring the wide scope of dental industry participation at the event.

Representing the Spanish pavilion, Antonio Garcia Rebollar, economic and trade counsellor at the Spanish embassy in Singapore, said: “We are thrilled to be part of this dynamic and highly acclaimed dental event. Newly supported by ICEX Spain Trade and Investment this edition, our pavilion is a testament to the innovation and excellence within the Spanish dental industry. We look forward to engaging with the international community, sharing our expertise, and contributing to the vibrant exchange of ideas that IDEM 2024 represents.”

This unprecedented gathering of industry leaders and innovators such as GC Asia, Straumann, 3M, imes-icore and many more creates an immersive experience designed to inspire and inform dental professionals. Attendees can expect to engage with the latest industry offerings, witness live demonstrations and explore groundbreaking solutions that have the potential to reshape the landscape of dentistry.

“IDEM provides a unique platform for industry leaders to connect, share knowledge, and contribute to advancing dental science. We eagerly anticipate the exciting interactions and collaborations that will unfold. Attendees can look forward to scientific education, new products, and hands-on demonstrations,” said Kae Moe Wong, marketing leader for the Asian region at 3M, an IDEM 2024 sponsor.

Innovator in digital CAD/CAM production systems imes-icore expressed its excitement at its first participation as an exhibitor at the event: “IDEM 2024 is the epitome of international collaboration and innovation. As a first-time exhibitor, we are thrilled to be part of this gathering, showcasing our solutions of the best possible automated and validated workflows to a diverse audience.”

IDEM 2024 will welcome more than 40 first-time exhibitors at the show. These new companies will bring forth a diverse array of products, covering numerous specialties, including orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics and paediatric dentistry. The inclusion of these innovative companies reflects IDEM’s commitment to staying at the forefront of emerging trends and technologies in the dental field.

IDEM will be easier to navigate than ever

IDEM 2024 will provide an unparalleled platform for networking, fostering connections and gaining exclusive opportunities for meaningful business discussions and relationship building. The event will be complemented by IDEM360+, an all-in-one digital platform and app that enables participants to do business matching, find networking opportunities, schedule meetings, navigate around the event and more. Visitor badges will also be made digital from this edition and will be able to be accessed via the IDEM360+ app.

Online registration is open. Trade visitor registration is free, and conference delegate tickets will be available at a discounted price before 12 April 2024. Visit the official website at for more information.

Impressions from IDEM Singapore 2022


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