IDEM 2024 wraps up its 13th edition with record breaking success

Back for its highly anticipated 13th edition, the International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM 2024) successfully concluded on 21 Apr 2024 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre with record breaking success. From 19-21 Apr, IDEM 2024 welcomed 8917 attendees from 74 countries and regions, exceeding the record number of participants and countries.

The event offered a showcase of cutting-edge dental innovations and expertise, spanning over 17,000sqm2 of exhibition space, with the conference theme of ‘Exceptional Dentistry: Techniques, Technologies, and Trends’, providing a platform for dentistry professionals to learn from experts and improve their practice.

The 13th edition of IDEM set new heights with a record number of participants and countries

“The success of IDEM 2024 was based on the reputation and the credibility we have developed here in Singapore for over 20 years. The feedback from the exhibitors and the delegates has been excellent. We will build on what we have achieved this year here at IDEM and continue to emphasise quality, high-level scientific programme and bring the latest technologies and innovations to future editions of IDEM,” said Mathias Kuepper, managing director and vice-president of Asia-Pacific, Koelnmesse.

The exhibition floor hosted 500 exhibitors showcasing 629 exhibiting brands from 35 countries and regions as they presented their latest solutions and products, covering prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, paediatric dentistry, and more. This year, among the participation of 12 national pavilions — Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the US — the event also welcomed the first-time participation of the Spain pavilion, adding to the diverse representation of global dental industry players.

Formlabs, an exhibiting brand under Eye-2-Eye Communications, seized the opportunity to showcase its newly launched Form 4 and Form 4B 3D printers at IDEM. IDEM 2024 saw exhibitors presenting their newly launched products and unveiling the latest technologies, further highlighting IDEM’s role as a go-to launchpad for dental brands in the Asia Pacific region.

“It was the biggest exhibition we had for the overall region, and being here in Singapore, it was an important place for exhibiting our products and most importantly to educate our customers about the importance of our health. For us, IDEM 2024 was the perfect platform to showcase our brand. I am very happy with the organisation and the scope of the events we have here,” said Maik Walther, president of GC Asia Dental, one of the exhibiting brands and a platinum sponsor.

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IDEM 2024 visitors were treated to an array of the latest and innovative dental solutions from 500 exhibitors showcasing 629 exhibiting brands

In addition to the exhibition, IDEM 2024 featured a comprehensive scientific conference programme and hands-on workshops, comprising a total of 44 speakers and 42 scientific conference sessions split among ‘Scientific Conference’, ‘Interactive Workshops’, ‘Dental Hygienist & Therapist Forum’, and the inaugural ‘Asian Speaker Series’. The conference sessions covered a wide range of topics across 3 tracks of conference running concurrently, with the most popular ‘SDA Masterclass: The Black, White and Gray of Crack Management’ conference session hosting 904 delegates, making it the most attended session of the conference programme.

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Dr Davey Alleman, DMD, a general dentist who currently practices biomimetic dentistry in Utah, US, presenting his ‘SDA Masterclass: The Six Lessons Approach to Biomimetic Dentistry’ lecture
A comprehensive conference programme of 44 speakers and 42 scientific conference sessions showcased the leading trends and knowledge from dental experts

Dr Brina Ho, a dentist at Sunshine Dental, spoke of her experience as a delegate at IDEM 2024. “I wanted to see the latest developments in equipment, technology, and information, and I think IDEM was the best place to be. There are a lot of advancements in a short while in the whole industry, and IDEM has brought all of that together.”

The activities at the Innovation Arena were also a standout feature, offering networking and educational opportunities for dentistry professionals and aspiring dentists. The Innovation Arena hosted informative talks by exhibitors, including ‘A New Trend in Root Canal Treatment – ROOT ZX3’ by MORITA and ‘Oral Health Matters to the Heart’ by Xepa-Soul Pattison. Additionally, the Student Programme, themed “Crafting Bright Smiles, Shaping Future Dentists,” provided a platform for dental students to connect with industry leaders and build valuable connections with mentors.

“I attended the IDEM 2024 because I wanted to represent the Asia Pacific Dental Students Association (APDSA) organisation. However, I felt like this event gave me more than that. I gained valuable experiences and met different companies and professors. I also joined the conference, so it was a great opportunity, especially for a third-year dental student like me,” said Punyisa Pintola, a third-year dental student and APDSA representative from Thailand.

Additionally, IDEM360+ usage statistics revealed a significant increase in downloads and usage levels of the digital platform, further enhancing the attendees’ experience and engagement throughout the event. With IDEM 2024 core offerings streamlined into the app and the addition of the Trade Visitors’ e-badges, the IDEM360+ platform recorded 2,681 connections made and 106 meetings arranged, 2/3 and saw a significantly reduced number of printed materials, marking a significant step towards reducing the overall carbon footprint.

After setting new heights for this year’s event, IDEM looks forward to welcoming attendees to the next edition, which will take place on 17-19 April 2026 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, promising even more innovation, education, and collaboration.

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