Countdown to annual FDI World Dental Congress
FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) looks forward to welcoming all attendees to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the 2018 FDI World Dental Congress (WDC) from 5 to 8 September 2018. FDI is proud to host this year’s Congress together with the Argentinian Dental Association (CORA - Confederación Odontológica de la República Argentina). Five sessions will be made into webinars for those who wish to view the sessions after the Congress:
- the Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP) Symposium
- the World Oral Health Forum on healthy ageing
- the Science Committee Forum, the NLO Forum, and
- the FDI – NCD Alliance – World Health Organization joint session on the global escalation of sugar consumption.
The WDC is a flagship event for FDI, strengthening ties and fostering collaboration within the global oral health community. Held under the theme ‘A passion for many, a commitment for all’, the WDC offers a unique opportunity to meet with leaders within the oral health profession from around the globe. To advance the art and science of dentistry, this annual event delivers a cutting-edge scientific programme, interactive forums and a dental exhibition attended by the most prominent figures in the dental industry.
The Congress will be held at La Rural, the most polished and prestigious convention centre in the country. Built in 1878, La Rural is a unique and exclusive site, thanks to its prime location in the heart of the city of Buenos Aires. Here, exhibitors will be able to display their equipment, products and services in a country known for its excellence in dental care.
The dental profession and the dental industry are essential partners in delivering oral health to populations around the world. Bridging the gap between the two is even more important today, as new materials and technology are developed to accommodate the latest treatment philosophies.
The dental industry exhibition is free and open to all Congress attendees.
The dental exhibition offers an important opportunity for international manufacturers to enhance their visibility in the South American dental market. The exhibition is expected to hold 250 booths from national and international manufacturers and suppliers in 5,500 square feet of exhibition space.
As they tour the exhibition, attendees are also encouraged to visit the FDI pavilion to learn more about FDI’s latest oral health projects, from Smile Around the World, which recently promoted good oral health among schoolchildren in rural China, to reinforcing the link between oral health and healthy ageing through the Oral Health for an Ageing Population partnership.
At the pavilion, visitors are welcome to learn more about FDI’s oral health advocacy activities and browse FDI’s recently released publications, which cover topics from the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases to oral cancer. Details about the 2019 World Oral Health Day campaign and next year’s Congress destination will also be made available here.
In addition to the industry dental exhibition, the Congress will feature a diverse scientific programme, with close to 100 speakers from around the globe leading sessions on trending oral health topics. Special events like the World Oral Health Forum will address the importance of good oral health for healthy longevity, and a joint session organized in partnership with the World Health Organization and the NCD Alliance will debate the alarming escalation of global sugar consumption.
Every element is in place to deliver an event that serves to strengthen ties between oral health professionals, industry innovators and committed stakeholders to raise the voice of the oral health community and advance the practice of dentistry worldwide.