1.Abstract submission will be started in December 2019
2.Registration will be started in November 2019

Abstract Submission

WDC 2020 will be the best event in 2020 to publish and showcase your scientific work!
Don't miss the opportunity to submit an abstract and become part of the WDC 2020 scientific programme.

● Important Dates

Abstract Submission
01 December 2019
Abstract Submission
25 March 2020
Abstract Acceptance
01 May 2020
Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstract Authors 31 May 2020

● Publication

Accepted and presented abstracts will be published in the International Dental Journal (IDJ), the main scientific publication of FDI World Dental Federation.

● Presentation Types

Authors can submit abstracts for oral presentations and poster presentations.


Poster format is an e-poster, a paperless poster that will be displayed on screens, not on boards. Poster sessions will be held in the poster area where there will be screens to project e-posters. All presentations will be in English only.

Oral Presentation:

All presentations will be in English only.
Free communication sessions will be held in small rooms.

● Abstract Categories

1. General Dentistry

  • 1.1 Oral Health and Systemic Health
  • 1.2 Digital Dentistry
  • 1.3 Gerodontology
  • 1.4 Special Care Dentistry
  • 1.5 Others

2. Preventive Dentistry

  • 2.1 Caries Prevention
  • 2.2 Prevention and Periodontal Diseases
  • 2.3 Epidemiology
  • 2.4 Interceptive Orthodontics
  • 2.5 Public Health
  • 2.6 Dental Erosion and Non-Carious Lesions

3. Dental Treatment & Restorative Dentistry

  • 3.1 Caries
  • 3.2 Periodontics
  • 3.3 Endodontics
  • 3.4 Pedodontics
  • 3.5 Materials
  • 3.6 Esthetics
  • 3.7 Prosthodontics
  • 3.8 Orthodontics

4. Oral Surgery, Medicine and Cancer

  • 4.1 Implantology
  • 4.2 Oral Surgery
  • 4.3 Oral Medicine
  • 4.4 Oral Pathology
  • 4.5 Oral Immunology

● General Submission Rules

1. Authors can submit abstracts for oral presentations and posters. However, the final presentation type of the accepted abstract is under the discretion of the Congress Scientific Committee.
2. Authors can submit abstracts for original studies or case reports. No literature reviews will be accepted.
3. Authors may submit up to three abstracts but present only one abstract (for example, one abstract as presenting author and two abstracts as author)
4. All abstracts must be prepared and presented in English only.
5. Abstract shall not be longer than 250 words.
6. Abstract shall include specific sections (see below Abstract Content / Sections)
7. Abstract title must be less than 10 words and express the researchers’ essence.
8. Name, last name, title, institution, city and contact details of authors shall be stated clearly.
9. Presenting author shall be stated in the system.
10. Abstract body shall not include any indication of the personal details of authors.
11. Abstract body shall not include any tables, charts or graphics.
12. Abstract body shall avoid reference to institution names, locations, or funding sources.
13. Abstract body and commercial / trade names:
For original studies, abstract body shall not include any reference to commercial / trade names. Only generic names can be used.
For case report abstracts, the trade name may be used but must be accompanied by the generic name.
14. Abstracts of the unfinished researches will not be evaluated.
15. The abstract must not have been submitted and accepted at another national or international scientific meeting.

● Abstract content / sections

Abstract sections for Original Study Abstracts

1. Title
Abstract title must be less than 10 words. The initial letter of the title must be capitalized. It should express the researchers’ essence (concise summary) and should convince the reader that the topic is important, relevant, and innovative.
2. Aim or purpose
In one brief sentence, provide the rational for the investigation and/or the question to be answered, with or without short citation(s). Citations should be listed and provide the name and initials of authors (maximum three), title of the article, title of the journal, year of publication, the volume number and first and last page numbers in full.
3. Materials and methods
The experimental conditions should be reported briefly (i.e. age group, nature of the animals, sex, and approval from the Ethics Committee at the presenter’s institution). The clinical approach should be precise and the studied period of time taken into account in the interpretation. The methods used should also be clearly indicated (i.e. image analysis, biochemical data, histological, immune-histological or molecular probes used for the analysis of the data, statistical significance). 
4. Results
The results should be stated in a maximum of three sentences.
It refers to any conclusion(s) that can be drawn from the presentation. This final statement is crucial because it supports the scientific value of the poster.

Abstract sections for Case Report Abstracts

1. Title
Abstract title must be less than 10 words. The initial letter of the title must be capitalized. It should express the researchers’ essence (concise summary) and should convince the reader that the topic is important, relevant, and innovative. It is not necessary to describe everything about the case in the title.
2. Introduction
The case report abstract begins with a short introduction. It describes the context of the case and demonstrates its relevance or importance.
3. Case Description
Case Reports needs to represent treatment (new or novel) approaches dealing with specific clinical problems. When reporting the case, comply with the essential guidelines of medical/dental communication; describe the medical and/or dental history, physical examination, investigative study(studies), and the progress and outcome in sequence. Product trade names used in the case treatment must be accompanied by a generic term, and followed by the manufacturer in parentheses.
4. Discussion
The principal objective of the discussion is to review why decisions were made and summarize the lesson from the case. Clinical considerations should be included by a brief description of the clinical materials and techniques employed. Not uncommonly, reports from the literature, or their absence, are cited that either directly support or contradict the findings of the case. The best case report abstracts are those that give a small number of learning points in clear and concise language.
5. Conclusion/clinical significance
The clinical importance and implications of the research or clinical technique should be discussed briefly and included, and if applicable, its relevance to clinical dentistry.


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