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ADA NSW and ADIA team up to host new SIDCON22 conference and expo


World-class speakers, cutting-edge industry exhibitions and a stellar line-up of social events will all feature as part of a new landmark event for the Australian dental profession.

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) and the Australian Dental Association New South Wales (ADA NSW) have joined forces to deliver Australia's largest oral health and networking event of 2022.

Bringing together the flagship ADX Sydney exhibition and the inaugural Sydney International Dental Conference (SIDCON22), this blockbuster combined event will take place from March 16-19, 2022 at the International Convention Centre Sydney.

Thousands of dental professionals, including dentists and their practice teams, hygienists, prosthetists, therapists, dental students, recent graduates and industry representatives are expected to attend the event, which will connect all aspects of dentistry for the first time.

Three-time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley AO will be among the line-up of leading Australian and international speakers featured in the SIDCON22 program, which will present the latest developments across a range of oral health and other topics, including business administration, science and health and well-being.

Delegates will then head over to the ADX Sydney Exhibition, which runs from March 17-19, to explore the latest in dental technology and innovation.

ADA NSW President Dr Kathleen Matthews said SIDCON22 was an unmissable event for the Australian dental profession. "We are hugely excited to unite with ADIA for this event, which will help further empower dental professionals and improve the delivery of oral health in Australian," Dr Matthews said. "Dentistry plays a critical role in the overall well-being of Australians and SIDCON22 will allow dental practitioners and their teams to unite, share ideas and discover a wealth of new innovations to advance the profession.

"With our current membership levels at a 15-year high, ADA NSW continues to lead the way in supporting our members. This event further underlines our commitment to delivering the best possible value and services for them."

With free childcare onsite, delegates will be able to connect with friends and colleagues through a host of social and networking events on offer, including the popular 2022 Australian Dental Industry Awards and Women in Dentistry Breakfast. Other events will include the SIDCON22 gala event cocktail party at the Big Top in Sydney's Luna Park, a recent graduates' party at Darling Harbour's Madame Tussauds and the SIDCON22 Golf Day.

"The combination of ADX Sydney and SIDCON22 underlines our commitment to delivering the best possible value for our respective members," ADIA CEO Kym De Britt said. "I expect the combined event will bring more than 10,000 delegates through the doors and over the next six years grow to be one of the largest oral health events in the Asia-Pacific Region."

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