Official: Bangkok to host 2015 FDI Annual World Dental Congress
Bangkok will be hosting the 2015 FDI Annual World Dental Congress from 22-25 September 2015. The contract between FDI and the Dental Association of Thailand was signed at a brief ceremony on 27 August in advance of the official opening of FDI 2013 Istanbul.
Present at the signing were: on behalf of the Dental Association of Thailand: Dr Adirek S. Wongsa, President, and Lt Gen Phisal Thepsithar, President-Elect (2013-2015) ; on behalf of FDI: President, Dr Tin Chun Wong, Immediate Past President, Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva and Executive Director, Dr Jean-Luc Eiselé.
Commentators point to the wisdom of the choice given the rapid growth of dentistry in Thailand. According to recent estimates, today the country has a workforce of some 12,000 dentists, about 5,800 per head of population (php). This represents a rapid increase in supply from the 2007 ratio of 7,300 php, quoted in FDI’s Oral Health Atlas (2009).