International dental conference, exhibition opens in Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, today inaugurated the 18th edition of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

A number of regional and international officials, heads of delegation, representatives from 130 countries, and more than 1,400 companies are participating in the event.

Following the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, Sheikh Hamdan toured the exhibition area, and explored the latest medical devices, technologies and equipment displayed by specialised companies from around the world. He was delighted by hearing from the exhibitors about the latest technologies and accomplishments that the manufacturing companies had reached in the field of dentistry.

AEEDC Dubai 2014 features a number of intensive scientific activities which include the GCC Preventive Dentistry Conference, AEEDC Advanced Specialty Courses, 17 specialised courses and workshops, Poster and Oral Poster Presentations, the 5th AEEDC Student Competition with the participation of 6 universities, the Global Scientific Dental Alliance Meeting, and the AEEDC Dubai Awards.

Dr. Tariq Al Khoury, Honorary Chairman of AEEDC Dubai, said, "Every year the team of AEEDC Dubai does its best to achieve scientific developments in the field of dentistry, and this had been made clear in this edition of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition. This conference had always been a great platform for reputed speakers to share valuable and up to date knowledge and exchange information in dental specialty. The conference had proved to have a great potential in enhancing participants’ practical clinical experiences."

AEEDC Advanced Specialty Courses will be running parallel to the conference and will provide advanced and updated theoretical and methodological approaches. Courses will provide systematic and comprehensive knowledge on different current theories, enhance the practical expertise of the dental specialists, and build a knowledge platform among qualified specialists across the globe.

AEEDC 2014 also presents the Global Scientific Dental Alliance Meeting which will take place with the participation of 22 Arab countries from the Arab Dental Federation to discuss the latest techniques and the most important topics that relate to oral health. The conference programme will include more than 110 lectures delivered by 96 speakers to cover various topics that include the diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer, updates in surgical techniques, anaesthesia for special care dentistry, and several other topics.

"AEEDC Dubai plays an effective role in the professional development of dental care in terms of displaying the latest technologies and the rich scientific content. I believe that involvement of the speakers, delegates and exhibitors together creates an environment of interaction which will help share the knowledge amongst them and is one of the main goals of the event," added Dr. Khoury.

The AEEDC 2014 Exhibition features 19 national pavilions from Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, United States of America, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

The event is organized by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority.

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