Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: His Excellency Amb. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean Ambassador-at-Large for the GCC and Executive Chairman of the 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry, officially opened the 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry Conference and Exhibition. for the first time in its history in the MENA region. Accompanying His Excellency throughout the opening ceremony were Professor Jaime Gil, President of IFED; Dr. Esam Tashkandi, IFED 2022 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry Conference Chair; Dr. Wael Att, President of the Arabian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry; and several members of the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED) and the 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry.
The conference and exhibition will run for three days until the 29th, with 17 world-renowned experts as guest speakers and more than 65 international brands on display from 18 participating countries.
HE Amb. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Ambassador-at-Large of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean Region to the GCC and Executive Director of the 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry, stated: “The 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry is an incredible achievement of dedicated professionals, stemming from years of committed international collaboration across the globe. After much planning and preparation and unexpected delays caused by the Covid pandemic, we are very pleased to welcome everyone to Abu Dhabi to kick off this event with our partners at the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry, the Arabian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and our deepest thanks to the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism for their support.”
IFED, which was founded in 1994 by the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the Japanese Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, now has a significant number of participating countries that are also participating in this year’s meeting, such as the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Italy , South Korea, Iceland, China, France, Portugal, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain, Denmark and Italy. More than 2,500 visitors are expected in the exhibition hall, and there are 65 international brands in the exhibition hall. The conference includes 17 expert speakers who will hold 12 scientific sessions and four workshops covering the latest scientific knowledge in aesthetic dentistry.
Professor Jaime Gil, President of IFED, stated: “It is my duty as President of IFED to express my gratitude to the Arabian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and Dr. Esam Tashkand for organizing this wonderful congress in the superior city of Abu Dhabi. I must also express our gratitude to HE Amb. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani and the entire INDEX Holding organization, as we have been working with them for over two years and they have proven to be experts in organizing incredible events. We thank you all for coming and we welcome you all to enjoy the exhibition and the conference as there is much to learn.”
After the opening ceremony, the organizing members toured the exhibition halls to see the remarkable exhibition of international brands and organizations and saw the latest technological improvements in the industry.
Dr. Esam Tashkandi, IFED 2022 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry Conference Chair, stated: “What a pleasure to finally welcome everyone to Abu Dhabi, where we aim to make it the capital of esthetic dentistry. We invite everyone to the IFED 2022 conference programme, which includes a great line-up of world-renowned speakers presenting on a variety of esthetic dentistry topics. Attendees will be MOH accredited with 17 CPD- for study hours, 14.5 continuing education credits for ADA certification, and 16. ICHS CME credits. Thank you all for joining us today.”
The conference will cover many topics in the fields of Aesthetic Dentistry, Oral Implantology, Prosthodontics, CAD/CAM, Digital Dentistry, Orthodontics and Periodontology, including special sessions on Advances in Digital Dentistry; Demystifying Occlusion in Esthetic Dentistry; Face-centered, multidisciplinary digital therapy; Advantages of digital workflows for smile design and rehabilitation; Avoiding technical complications with appropriate treatment planning; and so much more.
The International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry IFED 2022 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry is organized by INDEX Conference and Exhibitions Organization Est., a member of the Arabian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry INDEX Holding, and supported by the Abu Dhabi Chapter. Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau.