His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the 21st edition of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition - AEEDC Dubai on 7th February 2017, which was held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum was accompanied by a number of key officials during their tour in the exhibition area, where they were introduced to several key industry leaders.
His Highness was delighted with the great development and growth that the exhibition witnessed year after year, and he praised the increase in the number of participating companies this year that has reached to 4,700 companies, representing more than 2,000 global brands.
The 17th edition of the Dubai World Dental Meeting (DWDM), 4 – 6 February 2017
DWDM runs 3 days prior to AEEDC Dubai main conference, this year around 10 courses with hands-on workshops were conducted by international industry experts. DWDM discussed several topics related to Endodontics, Aesthetic, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Laser in Dentistry, Dental Practice Growth, Implantology, and many more. The meeting hosted over 300 participants from all around the world over the course of three days.
The 2nd edition of the AEEDC Dubai World Orthodontic Conference and the AEEDC Dubai World Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Conference was held from 5 – 6 February 2017
The AEEDC Dubai World Orthodontic Conference attracted 8 top-notch speakers from Australia, Italy, Turkey, UAE and USA. The two-full day conference program presented around 11 specialized topics to over 150 specialists in the field.
The AEEDC Dubai World Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Conference attracted 10 top-notch speakers from Germany, Italy, KSA, Turkey and USA. The two-full day conference program presented around 13 specialized topics to over 150 specialists in the field.
Over the years, the conference has become an integral part of AEEDC Dubai and recognized as the ultimate platform for top-notch speakers and dental professionals to share their knowledge and to exchange experience in the dental field.
AEEDC Dubai 2017 featured many new scientific activities which included Digital Dentistry Society Symposium, Oral / Dental Hygiene Symposium, Endo-Implant: What to Decide? Symposium, Conventional vs. Innovative Restorative Strategies Symposium, and Emerging Speakers Session. In addition to that, AEEDC Dubai 2017 featured also the GCC Preventive Dentistry Conference, AEEDC Advanced Specialty Courses, Poster Displays & Competitions, and the 8th AEEDC Student Competition, the Global Scientific Dental Alliance Meeting, and the AEEDC Dubai Awards.
The number of scientific activities were very significant in attracting huge number of dental specialists, paradental staff, dental students, industry leaders and professionals over the three days of the event. The conference welcomed over 6,000 attendees from Middle East, North Africa and from different parts of the world. The conference program received CME accreditation from various accreditation bodies.
The last day of AEEDC Dubai conference has witnessed also the GCC Preventive Dentistry Press Conference that was presided by 11 heads of dental societies and representatives from the GCC Health Ministries who gathered to discuss the prevention programs and updates of dental diseases in all GCC countries. The conference aims to increase awareness about oral diseases in the region and highlighted the epidemic of dental caries among the GCC countries.