Thu 09-02-2023 12:02 PM
DUBAI, 9th February, 2023 (WAM) -- H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, today attended the 27th annual edition of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai 2023), which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
During the largest annual scientific dental conference in the world, Sheikh Saif bin Zayed was briefed on the advancements, solutions, and breakthrough research pertaining to oral health and dentistry as he toured the exhibition halls while accompanied by Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of AEEDC Dubai and Global Scientific Dental Alliance, and Chairman of INDEX Holding.
They visited the Republic of Korea pavilion – this year's Guest of Honour Country, in addition to multiple international pavilions that included Brazil, Türkiye, Germany, Russia, and many others that showcase the most advanced technology and innovative products in the industry.
The annual event is witnessing a large turnout of doctors, specialists, and members of dental associations worldwide, including several professors and students from prestigious dental universities.
The exhibition showcases more than 4,800 brands from 3,600 companies related to oral and dental health, including 22 designated international pavilions and a total of 155 participating countries.
The second's day activities included the 20th annual meeting of the Global Scientific Dental Alliance - GSDA, which includes more than 334 members representing more than 167 international medical organisations from hospitals, academic institutions, dental unions, international medical ministries, and several public and private sectors.
GSDA is a non-profit and non-political body affiliated with the International Congress for Health Specialties. Members of GSDA strive throughout the year to implement and activate all recommendations and decisions to increase education and scientific research by organising training courses that develop professional standards in the dental and oral health sector.
Among the most prominent recommendations discussed by the members this year are the promotion of the integration of oral health with primary health, the development of treatment methods and medical care for people of determination by providing the necessary training, and the determined efforts of all member bodies and organisations of GSDA towards a common goal to develop and enhance the quality of public health at the global level.
Professor Abdullah Al Shammery, Scientific Chairman of GSDA and Chairman, Board of Trustees at Riyadh Elm University, commented, "The 20th meeting of the Global Scientific Dental Alliance proved that there are no limits to the development of the dental and oral health sectors, so they remain to be the most advanced and distinguished. This annual meeting seeks to emphasise the importance of this global event that supports continuing education and scientific research."
The second day of AEEDC Dubai 2023 continued to host several scientific lectures presented by some of the most prominent names in the dental field. The lectures discussed many key and important topics such as restorative dentistry and facial cosmetic procedures, and how artificial intelligence contributed to moving the world of dentistry into the future through new and advanced technologies that ensure the ease and flexibility of the patient's treatment journey.
The world of dentistry has officially entered the realm of Virtual Reality as Dentaverse was introduced at AEEDC Dubai 2023. Dentaverse is dedicated to helping the dental industry transform towards the next internet generation – Web3. Dentaverse utilises Web3 technology, blockchain, and metaverse to connect the dots within the global dental industry and help transform dental care. Dentists are now able to see and communicate with each other and their patients from around the world through a metaverse platform.
Martin Ravets, Founder and CEO of Dentaverse, stated, "The excitement and genuine curiosity displayed by all the guests here at the exhibition is truly remarkable. The partnership between Dentaverse and AEEDC brings a fresh and innovative approach to dentistry. Through the AEEDC platform, we can make a meaningful impact together."