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AEEDC opens its doors for 2019 edition

By Dental Tribune International
February 05, 2019

DUBAI, UAE: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, officially inaugurated today the 23rd UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai) this morning. As at previous editions, thousands of participants from around the world are expected at the annual event, themed “Education and innovation transfer”.

The conference and exhibition run until Thursday, 7 February, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and feature a number of intensive scientific activities, including pre-conferences, hands-on workshops, competitions, poster presentations and lectures. With its extensive programme, AEEDC 2019 provides opportunities for visitors to learn, grow and take new knowledge back to their practices. In addition, participants can earn continuing education credits. AEEDC Dubai presents a rich diverse conference agenda touching upon a number of distinct areas of dentistry such as Aesthetics, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Anesthesia, TMD, Laser Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Emergency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Digital Dentistry among others, which will be helpful in enriching the knowledge of everyone attending the event.

The 23rd edition will also witness the launch of AEEDC Dubai Stars. This feature includes a number of panel discussions in which key figures, celebrities, and influencers will participate and share their views and stories. One of the prominent speakers at AEEDC Dubai Stars will be Dr Majd Naji, Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Chairman of Liberty Medical Group and star of Smile Masters—a medical YouTube reality show that has gone viral in the Middle East. The series revolves around celebrity dentist Dr Majd Naji, his wife, Dr Deema Basim, and his younger brother, Dr Mohammed Naji.

Over the course of three days, internationally prominent companies and thriving local businesses will be showcasing their latest innovations, technologies and equipment at the event, which has become one of the largest in dental technology. According to the organiser, INDEX, “The AEEDC Dubai 2019 exhibition is the gateway to the emerging and far-reaching dental market in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region.”

In this regard, AEEDC Executive Chairman Dr Abdul Salam al-Madani said, “Credited as the largest dental event in the MENASA region and the second largest in the world, AEEDC Dubai has served as a benchmark for excellence in dentistry. The event owes its success to the consistent support of the leading dental associations, companies, industry professionals and academicians, who understand the significance of this platform to announce their new initiatives and launch their latest technologies.” Dr al-Madani also mentioned that the scientific activities at the event are as vital as the business side

Commenting on the educational programme, AEEDC Scientific Chairman Dr Nasser al-Malik added, “This year’s edition features many exceptional educational activities and interactive sessions that will be running throughout the three days of the event in parallel to the conference and the exhibition. In addition to our usual lectures, totalling more than 170, and the participation of various regional and international keynote and prominent speakers at AEEDC Dubai, we have made many new collaborations with well-known dental bodies from the region and the world.”

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