IDEM 2022 returns with exciting, new programmes and initiatives

The biennial International Dental Event and Meeting (IDEM) trade fair and convention returns with its 12th edition this year. Themed “Building Resilience in Dentistry”, the physical event will be held from 7–9 October at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

After the in-person hiatus caused by the pandemic, participants will now be able to come together again to explore more and better business opportunities, and network with likeminded professionals face-to-face to learn about the latest trends and updates in dentistry.

In addition to conferences conducted by renowned speakers, there will also be hands-on and interactive workshops for delegates, showcases and exhibits for visitors to experience and learn about new technologies and the latest innovations in the dental sector.

Participants can look forward to a curated series of programmes:

Full-day SDA Masterclass conducted by leading clinical researcher in periodontology, Dr Maurizio Tonetti, on the topic— “Implants in Stage III and IV Periodontitis Patients: Benefits and Risks”. Dr Tonetti will present key concepts for attendees to understand the importance of appropriate periodontal therapy before implant placements, benefits, and risks of biological complications in Stage III and IV periodontitis patients. He will also share on specific approaches to decrease the risk of peri-implantitis in these high-risk subjects.

Trade Exhibition in a 14,000sqm all-encompassing exhibition hall showcasing close to 500 international exhibiting brands from more than 30 countries. Participants can meet manufacturers and cornerstone brands in person, speak directly with the producer of a product, and learn about the finer nuances of a tool and how it can enhance their business or practice. Participants can also look to build international partnerships with exhibitors from countries such as Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, China, US and more.

AOHTS@IDEM (Association for Oral Health Therapists Singapore Symposium in collaboration with IDEM) brings together the AOHTS’ flagship event with IDEM’s Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum (DHTF) providing hygienists, therapists, and oral health therapists a central platform to network and learn about the latest developments in their field of practice. There will be 10 conferences conducted by notable speakers to cover topics such as dental care for the elderly with neurological diseases, child protection for dental professionals, oral health care responsibility for the dental profession and more.

Singapore Speaker Series is a brand-new programme featuring local speakers who will cover specialised topics on comprehensive, conservative approaches to dentistry. Participants can look forward to learning about a multidisciplinary approach to aesthetic rehabilitation, contemporary techniques on perio-restorative outcomes, patient-centric orthodontics and treating ameloblastomas.

Innovation Arena is a first-of-its-kind initiative curated for young companies and start-ups in the dental and non-dental sectors to showcase the latest innovations and products targeting the dental market. The Innovation Arena aims to bridge start-ups with participants in order to promote cross-sector collaborations between the dental sector and businesses at large.

IDEM360+, a digital community platform supplements IDEM 2022 in providing participants with a holistic experience:

• Watch conference content shared by industry experts after the event has ended

• Preview the latest products and solutions prior to the exhibition

• Shortlist and book meetings with exhibitors before heading down to the event

• Bookmark conference sessions for easier navigation and schedule planning

• Build connections and network with fellow participants

• Access IDEM information 24/7 from anywhere with no additional cost

Delegate registrants will be able to attend all on-site activities and have full access to the digital platform IDEM360+. Registration is ongoing, pre-show rates will be available at a discounted price before 2 Oct 2022.