Buenos Aires – This year the 106th FDI World Dental Conference (WDC) is being hosted by Argentina, to where WDC has returned after 30 years! FDI collaborated with Confederación Odontológica de la República Argentina (CORA) for this year’s programme, which will extend from September 5th to 8th, 2018, and is being conducted at the La Rural Congress Centre, a cultural landmark for Argentina.
September 5th– The FDI World Dental Congress is providing a scientific programme, a trade exhibition, and an international forum for the review and discussion of the advancement of oral health. FDI WDC 2018 is accessible to certified dental professionals, associated press, industry representatives and other stakeholders in the dental equipment management and prevention of dental diseases. Registered participants will have access to all official sessions, industry sponsored exhibition.
Professor Dr. Fazal Ghani, Head of Prosthodontics Department, Dean Postgraduate Dental Sciences and Coordinator International, Peshawar Dental College (Pakistan), who was recently awarded the FDI’s Travel Grant’18 is present at the event as the representative of PDA, Pakistan.
Speakers from all over the world are participating in the conference, and lectures are being delivered in English and Spanish languages. Among the many speakers to speak on Day One were Prof Papa Ibrahima Ngom from Senegal who discussed the Orthodontic Management of Missing Tooth in Developing Countries; Dr Paulo Kano from Brazil who talked about Aesthetic Dentistry, and use of CAD/CAM; Prof Ece Eden from Turkey lectures on ‘Early Childhood Caries: Problems of the very Young and Role of the Family’. The subjects that were touched during the Hot Topic Session were Future of Dental Materials, Minamata and the Impact on Dental, New Material & New Challenges in Reconstructive Dentistry, and Bioactive Dental Materials.
Two Meet the Expert sessions were held by Dr Daniel Paesani from Argentina and Dr Uğur Ergin from Turkey, respectively. The topics were ‘All You Want to Know about Bruxism’ and ‘Update on Cement’.
Several renowned brands were seen holding symposiums at the WDC, among which were IAPD, Oral B, GSK, Curaden, and Colgate. Oral B’s symposium focussed on subjects relevant to oral challenges, the responsibilities of oral health professionals, and the fluoride content in different dentrifrices. Colgate addressed dentine hypersensitivity; its various aspects and clinical management.
The workshops for the first day were conducted by Ultradent, 3 Shape, Clear Smile, and Dental Medrano that continued from 10am to 6;30pm local time. These workshops focussed on the subjects including ‘Clearing Myths & Realities’, ‘Introduction to Digital Printing, 3 Shape Clinical Cases & Integrations’, ‘Virtual Planning of Digital Design of Smile 3d/Motivational Mokup-Dental Alignment’, and ‘Aesthetics with Composite Resin: Strategies to Achieve Success’, respectively.
Dental News, the Media Partner of FDI has set up its booth at the event where its publications are being showcased. The DN stall had several distinguished visitors on the opening day. Many Pakistani faces were also seen in attendance.