IFED 2022 wraps up 3-day event in Abu Dhabi

  • 17 specialized speakers, 65 international brands, 18 participating countries, 4 workshops

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The 12th World Congress of Aesthetic Dentistry, organized by the International Federation of Aesthetic Dentistry – IFED, concluded in Abu Dhabi over the weekend and saw nearly 2,500 visitors and attendees s Engage in meaningful dialogue and business interactions at luxury Conrad Etihad Towers. The event was organized by INDEX Conference and Exhibitions Organization Est., a member of INDEX Holding, and the Arabian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

The conference and exhibition took place over three days and brought together 17 world-renowned specialist speakers in the field of cosmetic dentistry, and more than 65 international brands were exhibited in 18 participating countries. About 53% of the visitor attendance came from the region while the remaining 47% came from an international audience. IFED 2022 also featured four workshops that included hands-on training to give experience in guided surgery in implant dentistry using printed positioning guides.

HE Amb. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of the 12th World Congress of Cosmetic Dentistry and Chairman of INDEX Holding, said, “Bringing together cosmetic dentistry specialists in Abu Dhabi from all over the world to share their expertise and the scientific information that they have developed over the years. of research and practice was amazing in itself. Dentists have an important role in our lives, helping us to feel confident in our smiles, so it was important that we provide an exclusive gathering of some of the top professionals in the field to pass on their knowledge to our area.

HE continued: “We strive to provide the best healthcare practices in the UAE by investing in continuous training and development. This conference and exhibition, along with the workshops that have been provided free of charge by leading industry authorities, truly proves that we have unlimited opportunities available to us when collaborating with each other.

IFED organizes this global scientific meeting every two years in a different city which is hosted by a member academy and attended by thousands of dentists and delegates from around the world. This year’s meeting, IFED 2022, was hosted by Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Arab Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, marking the first time the congress has convened in the MENA region.

Professor Jaime Gil, President of IFED, said: “It is my duty as President of IFED to express my gratitude to the Arab Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and Dr Esam Tashkandi for organizing of this magnificent congress in the overwhelming city of Abu Dhabi. I must also express our gratitude to HE Amb. Dr Abdul Salam Al Madani and the entire INDEX Holding organization, as we have been working with them for over two years and they have proven to be experts in the field of organizing amazing events.

Many innovative topics were discussed during the last day of the conference including Digital Workflow for Full Arch Implant Dentistry 2.0 as presented by Professor Wael Att, current President of the Arabian Academy of Aesthetics Dentistry; Strategies for Success with Dental Implants in the Aesthetic Zone, presented by Dr Franck Bonnet, President of the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry; Flap or no Flap Elevation in Immediate Post-Extraction Implant, presented by Professor Giovanni Zucchelli, member of the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry; Implant disaster restoration. Full mouth restoration when it all went wrong, presented by Dr. Luca Cordaro, member of the Italian Society of Osseointegration and member of the International Implantology Team (ITI); and Avoiding Technical Complications with Appropriate Treatment Planning, presented by Professor Bjarni Pétursson, ITI Fellow and Editorial Board Member of Clinical Oral Implants Research, European Journal for Oral Implantology.

Dr. Esam Tashkandi, Conference Chair at IFED 2022, said, “We had the pleasure of finally bringing everyone together in Abu Dhabi, a city where we aim to make cosmetic dentistry the capital. The 2022 IFED conference program featured some of the world’s foremost specialist speakers who presented on various topics on cosmetic dentistry topics, and attendees received Ministry of Health accreditation for 17 CPD credit hours, the ADA certification for 14.5 continuing education credits and 16 ICHS CME credits. We thank everyone for helping to make this Congress a great success where we all learned and developed our profession.

Dr. Wael Att, President of the Arab Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, delivered an inspiring lecture in which he highlighted how cutting-edge technology is helping to improve standards in every clinic. Dr. Wael emphasized how important it is for all cosmetic dentists to keep abreast of the latest practices in digital technology to ensure they perform at their best for the comfort of their patients.

Dr Wael said: “There are millions of people losing their teeth who need treatment and we need workflows such as digital technology that make things easier, faster, less headaches and time consuming for patients, where we ultimately provide a better service for them.

He continued; “IFED is an important organization for our industry and the 12th World Aesthetic Industry Congress was filled with great scientific information that helps us all stay up to date with relevant information. We couldn’t be happier to gather here in such a wonderful city as Abu Dhabi, as this meeting has excelled in providing such an incredible experience for all of us.

The conference also covered many topics throughout its three days in areas related to cosmetic dentistry, oral implantology, prosthodontics, CAD/CAM, digital dentistry, orthodontics and periodontology, including dedicated conferences on advances in digital dentistry; Unraveling the mystery of occlusion in cosmetic dentistry; Face-focused interdisciplinary digital processing; Benefits of digital workflows for smile design and rehabilitation; and more.

IFED was founded by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the European Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Japanese Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and now has an exceptional number of participating countries present at this year’s meeting, such as United States, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Iceland, China, France, Portugal, Spain, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Denmark and Italy.

The 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry of the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry – IFED 2022, was organized by INDEX Conference and Exhibitions Organization Est., a member of INDEX Holding, the Arabian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and supported by the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and European Academy of the Esthetic Industry.


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