World Dental Congress 2021: The latest in dentistry and oral health

23 September 2021

Whether it’s the growing use of artificial intelligence, Covid’s effects on dentistry or new trends in oral diseases, the World Dental Congress starting this weekend has huge relevance for anyone interested in oral health.

The four-day FDI World Dental Federation - Special Edition one-of-a-kind virtual event hosted by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) runs from Sunday September 26 to Wednesday September 29.

It will explore new frontiers in dentistry in over 200 scientific sessions from dentists, dental academics and oral health experts from around the globe. Delegates from over 70 countries have registered to attend.

Some of the hottest topics to be covered include:

- vaping – a panacea to ceasing nicotine addiction or medical disaster waiting to happen,
- Covid and its impact on oral health,
- the latest on the use of digital technologies in dentistry,
- the many issues surrounding oral cancer, the seventh most prevent cancer worldwide,
- antibiotic resistance and its threat to public health,
- dental phobia and latest treatments to address it.

From a packed programme of talks and demonstrations, other topics of interest include the role of the Human papillomavirus vaccine in oral cancer prevention, computer-assisted surgery in facial reconstruction, and teeth grinding in your sleep.

Hosted by ABC news anchor Juanita Phillips, the WDC’s highly technical multi-layered programme brings together leaders in dental practice, research, academia and industry in prerecorded and live-broadcasted sessions from a bespoke studio at Sydney’s iconic International Convention Centre.

The event also features a virtual exhibition showcasing the latest products and services with dedicated individual interactive zones allowing organizations to display information and engage with participants interactively via chat and video. There are also pre-recorded or live virtual exhibitor symposiums to demonstrate products and services.

“Like most industries around the world, the last 18 months has profession,” said Dr Mark Hutton, the ADA President.

“This four-day virtual event out of Sydney provides an opportunity for members of the profession from all corners of the globe to exchange the latest research and best practice techniques, while also sharing stories of survival, innovation and resilience.”

WDC Fast Facts:

- one-of-a kind virtual event with scientific content across 9 channels,

- delegates are attending virtually from over 70 countries around the world,

- 120 speakers presenting 200 sessions accessible to attendees for 90-days post Congress,

- 95 exhibitors in the virtual exhibition featuring the latest in dental technology.

- See the programme
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