Madrid becomes the capital of dentistry for the FDI World Dental Congress

29 August 2017 Congress

FDI 2017 Madrid opening ceremony

Thousands of dentists from around the globe are converging in Madrid, Spain, 29 August˗1 September for the 105th FDI World Dental Congress. The congress is taking place at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid and is being organized in collaboration with the Spanish Dental Association (Consejo General de Colegios Odontólogos y Estomatólogos de España).

"We’re very excited to see how rich and rewarding an experience the four days in Madrid will be. The World Dental Congress is evolving into the annual go-to event for dentists, Chief Dental Officers and public health officials, and experts due to the breadth and relevance of subject areas from the purely scientific and technical aspects to the socio-economic and political dimensions."
Dr Patrick Hescot, FDI President 

Held under the theme ‘Bringing the world together to improve oral health’, it features a scientific programme delivered by over 100 national and international experts covering all aspects of modern dentistry. Over 750 free communication and poster sessions on the most recent developments in dental science and newest trends in oral healthcare.

FDI President Patrick Hescot and Consejo Dentistas president Óscar Castro Reino cut the ribbon to the exhibition

The latest technologies, equipment, material and oral hygiene products are on display in nearly 5,000 m2 of dental exhibition featuring well over 200 booths from national and international manufacturers and suppliers. The exhibition also holds six national pavilions – Brazil, People’s Republic of China, India, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, United States – and the FDI pavilion where delegates can gain special insights into the organization’s work and the latest news about its projects worldwide.

A flagship event

For more than 100 years, the World Dental Congress has been FDI’s flagship event to promote exchange of knowledge and experience, challenge preconceived ideas and widen perceptions. This year’s World Oral Health Forum and the FDI Science Committee Forum focus on global periodontal health and antimicrobial resistance, respectively. Both events are open to all congress participants.

FDI will also launch the 2018 World Oral Health Day campaign (celebrated on 20 March) to promote preventive local programmes and activities, and will hold a special joint session with the NCD Alliance on oral health and noncommunicable diseases in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

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