Karachi: The conference formally started today with more than 13 international speakers and many distinguished speakers from Pakistan. The guest of honour of the event was Dr Farhat dean Aga Khan University with conference patron renowned orthodontist Dr Arif Alvi, Member National Assembly who is also the founder president Pakistan Orthodontics Association.
Dr Farhat welcomed the delegates and emphasized the need for such academic events for the exchange of knowledge. He told the delegates to visit Northern part of Pakistan for its beauty and also roam around in Karachi which is a much safer city now.
The patron of the conference Dr Arif Alvi appreciated the efforts of the organizers and stated that PAO has organized itself well with flawless working and specially mentioned holding of timely elections without fail. Talking about Orthodontics, he said it is more challenging and focus is always to revent relapse. Drawing comparison with prostho, he said that even though Ortho is his passion but he feels that prostho is more precise.
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He hope that the dentists of the future will have the relapse issue on top of their minds. He lauded the efforts of the organizers and urged the need for continuous flow of knowledge using modern technologies like Video conferencing and also self learning, he added.
Earlier the conference Chairman Dr Mubassar Fida in his opening address welcomed the participants and shared the aims and objectives of the conference, He highlighted the presence of 13 international speakers and thanked them for attending the event.
Dr Mubassar thanked his team and sponsors of the event special GSK, HenrySchein, CDS, 3M, Pfizer, Clearpath, Shield and others. He also appreciated the efforts of Dental News the media partners of the conference.
The participants of the conference appreciated the efforts of the organizing committee comprising Dr Mubbasar, Dr Attiya, Dr Syed Shah Faisal and Dr Abdullah Kamran who worked against time to make it happen.
The conference especially the workshops have had an overwhelming response with organizers having to change the venue to accommodate ever increasing number of participants.