Arab dental expo, UAE int'l conference begin

DUBAI — The UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition — AEEDC Dubai kickstarted yesterday at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, and will continue until March 2.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 1 Mar 2006, 9:53 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:24 PM

The conference and exhibition was inaugurated by Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, and President of the Department of Health and Medical Services.

Shaikh Hamdan toured the exhibition, showcasing the latest developments in dentistry, and was accompanied by the President of FDI, Dr Michele Aerden, and other prominent officials from the Ministry of Health and Dohms.

The conference is supported by Dohms and FDI World Dental Federation, Ministry of Health, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai World Trade Centre, Charite University of Berlin, International Dental Manufacturers and Dental Horizons. About 3,500 doctors and more than 500 international companies are taking part in the event.

AEEDC Dubai 2006 is an important platform for leading manufacturers and newcomers to expand their market in the Gulf and the Middle East region and to create new connections with establishments from around the world.

The conference is being attended by well-known speakers from around the globe who will offer up-to-date knowledge to all dental professionals in the region and make use of the scientific resources that will benefit the dental community.

The conference will also present a comprehensive scientific programme on the latest advances and researches in various specialities of dentistry, including Aesthetics, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Implantology, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontology, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

AEEDC Dubai Exhibition showcases a complete range of the latest dental products and technologies from all over the world.

The largest group of participants came from the USA, followed by Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Finland, Korea and Japan.

This year, AEEDC Dubai has witnessed a 20 per cent boost in the number of exhibiting companies, most of them exhibiting for the first time, and a 10 per cent increase in the number of professional trade visitors as compared to the previous year, said the exhibitors.

Qadhi Al Muroshid, Director-General, Dohms, said that the exhibition obtained the approval of the International Dentistry Federation as the fifth largest conference and exhibition worldwide, while pointing to the presence of more than 500 major companies from the field of dentistry.

On the occasion, Abdusalam Al Madany, Director of Index, said that AEEDC Dubai is continuously growing through the years, as the first AEEDC was held 10 years ago with the participation of 30 companies and 210 doctors only.

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