FDI President Dr Gerhard Seeberger Welcomes Attendees to FDI World Dental Congress 2020
As president of FDI World Dental Federation, I am honuored to welcome all attendees to Shanghai, China, for the FDI World Dental Congress 2020 (WDC) from 1 to 4 September 2020. We are delighted to host the 2020 Congress together with the Chinese Stomatological Association (CSA).
As you know, the WDC is a flagship event for FDI, strengthening ties and fostering collaboration within the global oral health community. Held under the theme ‘Share vision, shape the future of oral health’, the FDI World Dental Congress 2020 offers a unique opportunity to meet with leaders within the oral health profession from around the globe. To advance the art and science of dentistry, this annual event delivers a cutting-edge scientific programme, interactive forums, and a dental exhibition attended by the most prominent figures in the dental industry.
The dental profession and the dental industry are essential partners in delivering oral health to populations around the world. Bridging the gap between the two is even more important today, as new materials and technology are developed to accommodate the latest treatment philosophies.
The dental exhibition offers an important opportunity for international manufacturers to enhance their visibility in the Asian dental market.
As they tour the exhibition, attendees are also encouraged to visit the FDI booth to learn more about our latest oral health projects. I am especially proud of our Smile Around the World initiative, which promoted good oral health among schoolchildren in rural China in 2018 and 2019.
At the FDI booth, we invite visitors to learn more about our oral health advocacy activities and browse FDI’s recently released publications, which cover topics from the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases to oral cancer.
Every element is in place to deliver an event that serves to strengthen ties between oral health professionals, industry innovators and committed stakeholders to raise the voice of the oral health community and advance the practice of dentistry worldwide.
It is my pleasure to meet you in Shanghai!
Dr. Gerhard Seeberger
President of World Dental Federation (FDI)
Welcome address from CSA President Prof. YU Guangyan
As President of Chinese Stomatological Association, I would like to welcome all colleagues and friends from oral health industry, to FDI World Dental Congress 2020 in Shanghai.
FDI World Dental Congress 2020 is honored as 'Dental Olympics', which presents the recent developments and direction of dentistry in the world. It is a conference to conduct academic exchanges and reunion for colleagues and friends from all over the world. On 1-4, September 2020, the 108th FDI congress will be held at the National Exhibition And Convention Center（Shanghai）. On behalf of CSA, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all attendees.
We are very honored that 2006 World Dental Congress and 2012 World Dental Congress were successfully held in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, China, respectively. The FDI World Dental Congress 2020 will come to China again and aims to 'Shaping the Future of Oral Health'. This congress will definitely build a broader international platform for oral health professionals around the world and promote the continuous development of dentistry.
Shanghai is a vibrant city and a combination of Chinese and Western, Ancient and Modern. We believe you will find a pleasant experience in Shanghai.
We are looking forward to your coming in Shanghai on 1-4, September 2020.
Prof. YU Guangyan
President of Chinese Stomatological Association (CSA)