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IDEM Singapore 2014: Earlybird registration open - don't miss out!


If you were one of the dental professionals who missed out on attending the last IDEM Singapore meeting because it was a sell-out, then register now! Registration has opened for IDEM Singapore 2014 to be staged on April 4-6, 2014 and full registration is less than $400 (SGD 420) for all three days if booked before January 31.

"IDEM Singapore 2014 offers a tremendous opportunity for clinicians and technicians to participate in a world class 3-day educational event at a price that seems too good to be true,' said Joseph Allbeury, publisher of Australasian Dental Practice and organiser Koelnmesse's media partner for Australia and New Zealand.

"When we helped promote this event two years ago, we concentrated on promoting the value of attending to hear such an outstanding speaker line-up and the tremendous new entertainment options Singapore has to offer, like Universal Studios and the Marina Bay Sands casino complex.

"However, we never realised what truly great value IDEM Singapore 2014 represents as the registration cost to hear such a phenomenal speaking line-up is so low. Because the majority of attendees at IDEM Singapore 2014 are international visitors from countries with varying economic demographics, the conference fee, by Australian and New Zealand standards, is very low.

"In 2012, we had over 200 Australians attend IDEM but many more missed out because the 2000 participant ceiling was reached more than a month before the event, making it a sell-out.

The speaker line-up for IDEM Singapore 2014 again includes a veritable smörgåsbord of world-renowned presenters including Gordon Christensen, David Bartlett, John O. Burgess, Barry Freydberg, Ken Hargreaves, Samuel Low, Chatchai Kunavisarut, Chun-Pin Lin, Will Martin, John Molinari, Dean Morton, Young Guk Park, David Paquette, Nigel Pitts, Benoît Philippe, Derrick Setchell and Ray Williams.

2 levels of exhibition

With over 16,000 square metres of exhibition space and close to 450 exhibitors, IDEM Singapore is set to be over 30% larger in 2014. Organized by Koelnmesse and the Singapore Dental Association, the 8th edition of the event will feature a total of twelve national pavilions groups from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and USA; plus two new pavilions from China and Japan.

NEW: Round table innovation

The world renowned Ray Williams will be moderating IDEM Singapore's first ever round table symposium entitled Dental Implants at the Forefront - 2014 and Beyond.

The Round Table symposium at IDEM Singapore 2014, will see Ray Williams joined by three international experts:

  • Dean Morton, Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry;
  • Will Martin, Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Prosthodontics at the University of Florida's College of Dentistry; and
  • Dr Chatchai Kunavisarut, ITI Co-ordinator and the Assisting Program Director at Mahidol University, Thailand

The panel will examine current understanding about implants in the aesthetic zone, immediate implant placement and loading and management of implant complications.

The audience will have the opportunity to join in the discussion by asking questions and sharing opinions with the panel.

New Dentist Forum

IDEM Singapore 2014 will also host the inaugural edition of the New Dentist Forum as part of its Scientific Conference program. This forum is geared towards new dentists of up to 7 years post-graduation and final year dental students from any country, with the content and meeting format specifically geared towards their needs.

Technicians, Hygienists, Therapists

Other firsts for 2014 include the new Dental Technicians Forum and the new Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapists Forum, which will see focused conference streams with topics customized for these two specialized groups held in parallel with the main scientific conference.

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