Dubai hosts dentists from 155 countries at world’s largest dental conference
Dubai: The 25th edition of the United Arab Emirates International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai) opened at the Dubai World Trade Center on Tuesday. Until July 1, the world’s largest annual international scientific dental conference and exhibition brings together more than 55,000 visitors and participants from 155 countries.
Organizers said holding the event in person “reflects the growing momentum of Dubai’s post-pandemic economic recovery, which is creating new opportunities for a range of sectors.”
Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, inaugurated the silver edition. He visited the exhibition area, accompanied by Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA); Helal Saeed Almarri, Managing Director of the Dubai Tourism and Business Marketing Department and CEO of the Dubai World Trade Center Authority; Dr Alawi Alsheikh Ali, Deputy Director General of DHA; Dr Nasser Khalifa Al Budoor, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Health and Prevention and Director of Dubai Medical District; Dr Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of AEEDC Dubai and Global Scientific Dental Alliance, and Chairman of INDEX Holding; and other prominent participants in the dental community.
Guest of honor
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is this year’s guest of honor, in recognition of the country’s key role and contribution to the success of AEEDC Dubai over the past 25 years.
Dr Al Madani said: “Over the past 25 years, AEEDC Dubai has had a strong impact on the global dental community by fostering the exchange of new ideas and knowledge on cutting-edge advances in dentistry.
“AEEDC Dubai has also provided a high-level platform to showcase the latest technologies in dentistry and created opportunities for 2,372 sought-after speakers to share their ideas and perspectives with the global dental industry. The AEEDC presented more than 584,449 registered visitors, 38,128 participating companies and a total of 326 specialized workshops ”, he added.
Dr Nasser Al Malik, President of AEEDC Dubai, said: “This year’s edition marks a major milestone in the journey of AEEDC Dubai. This year’s science agenda has been carefully crafted to address key topics, highlight recent advances in oral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide a platform for specialists to discuss the latest findings and developments of the year 2021 in all areas of dental care. “
A total of 173 scientific sessions, six workshops and over 160 poster presentations are included in the 25th AEEDC Dubai. There are pavilions from 18 countries, the largest of which are the United States, Italy, Germany and South Korea.