December 3, 2022

India is hosting the 102nd Annual World Dental Congress 2014

he Indian Dental Association (IDA) will be hosting the 102nd FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2014 in Greater Noida, NCR, New Delhi, which will be attended by more than 10,000 visitors and delegates from 138 countries. The theme of this unique congress is “A Billion Smiles Welcome the World of Dentistry”, which will be inaugurated by President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.

The four day event will happen from 11th September 2014 to 14th September 2014 at the India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida.

According to Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, President, Indian Dental Association (National) & Director – Principal Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, “The Indian Dental Association, of which I am the president, is privileged to play host to the unique event of significance attended by a truly global audience. Really speaking, this is the largest dental congress to be held in the world. And, it’s the second time the coveted congress is being held in our country after a gap of ten years. Needless to say, it is a rare honour for any country, particularly for our country with over a billion population and over 300 dental colleges, to host an event of this universal importance.

With its burgeoning population, poverty and inequality, and a preponderant proportion of the people being socially and economically marginalised, the Congress will assume tremendous importance in improving their oral health. A host of internationally distinguished speakers of erudition and scholarship will be participating in a cutting edge scientific programme jointly developed by the FDI and the Indian Dental Association (IDA). ”

Dr. Ashok Dhoble, Hon. Secretary General, IDA said “The Indian Dental Association is deeply honoured to host the 102nd Congress in India. India with over a billion population is an ideal location for an oral healthcare programme of this magnitude, as the emerging global oral health issues demand immediate attention. I am confident that the deliberations at the scientific conference would pave the way for new policy prescription, showcase a mini global dental market, and contribute towards acceleration of dental industry in India.”

The congress is significant in the context of improving the oral health scenario of the increasingly burgeoning population and the need to bring back the fading smile from the faces of the socially marginalized, in alignment with the government’s ambitious programme for attaining optimal oral health by 2020.

A cutting-edge scientific programme designed in tune with FDI’s social responsibility of leading the world to optimal oral health, will satisfy the curiosity of the participants by discussing on subjects that are of growing importance to the profession. It offers a unique opportunity to share knowledge with the oral healthcare professionals from around the world, while discovering the professional landscape of a different region.

The programme will provide a unique platform for dentistry and oral health with the association of renowned speakers of erudition from diverse specialties of contemporary dentistry across the globe.

Many eminent dental professional of scholarship and researchers from various countries with commendable presence in the field of oral health will be sharing their valuable knowledge and experience. FDI Annual World Dental Congress give the delegates an opportunity to gain knowledge by attending lectures of these luminaries like Prof. Stanley F. Malamed – a name to reckon with in the field of Anesthesia, Prof. Newell Johnson and George Paul on Oral Cancer, Sandesh Mayekar in Aesthetc Dentistry, just to name a few.

Apart from the scientific programme, the dental trade exhibition is a concomitant part of the congress that reflects the entire global dental market in width and depth. It will facilitate world leaders in dental trade and industry to showcase their innovative products and evolving technologies adding value to the congress. A mini global market in dental equipment, products and materials will be on view at the trade fair. Extensive forums on the latest and the most modern treatment methods is a feature of this exhibition. By bringing together the biggest names in global dentistry, FDI congress offers every member of the profession an unrivalled opportunity to meet with the experts and access to the biggest selection of dental equipment, products, technologies and services.

About Indian Dental Association (IDA)

Founded in 1945 IDA is the largest recognized body of dental professionals in India. IDA has a national presence and works with 29 state and 7 union territories and over 360 local branches spread across the country. Its mission is to lead the country to optimal oral health while promoting professional advancement of its own members. IDA is affiliated with distinguished global associations such as the Federation of Dentaire Internationale (FDI or World Dental Federation), Commonwealth Dental Association (CDA) and the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), to name only a few. IDA believes in the importance of oral health and is consistently working towards its aim of optimal oral health for every Indian by 2020.

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