The World Dental Congress (WDC) is a flagship event for FDI, strengthening ties and fostering collaboration within the global oral health community. To advance the science and practice of dentistry, WDC delivers a cutting-edge scientific programme, interactive forums covering the most relevant topics in dentistry, and a dental exhibition attended by the most prominent figures in the dental industry. The FDI World Dental Congress, held in a different country every year, offers a unique opportunity to meet with leaders of the oral health profession from around the globe.
As president of FDI World Dental Federation, I am honuored to welcome all attendees to Shanghai, China, for the FDI World Dental Congress 2020 (WDC) from 1 to 4 September 2020. We are delighted to host the 2020 Congress together with the Chinese Stomatological Association (CSA).
As you know, the WDC is a flagship event for FDI, strengthening ties and fostering collaboration within the global oral health community. Held under the theme ‘Share vision, shape the future of oral health’, the FDI World Dental Congress 2020 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 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 exhibition offers an important opportunity for international manufacturers to enhance their visibility in the Asian dental market.
As they tour the exhibition, attendees are also encouraged to visit the FDI booth to learn more about our latest oral health projects. I am especially proud of our Smile Around the World initiative, which promoted good oral health among schoolchildren in rural China in 2018 and 2019.
At the FDI booth, we invite visitors to learn more about our 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.
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.
It is my pleasure to meet you in Shanghai!