Every year, France is host to many dental conventions, conferences and meetings. Some of which are amongst the best of the World (as is the case for the ADF Annual Convention). Dentists ( Geoallo Garde Dentiste ), dental assistants, dental technicians and various other professionals of the dental industry can expect to attend to master classes, workshops, exhibitions and lectures that demonstrate the latest techniques and discoveries in the field, as well as the most innovative tools and the best solutions to day-to-day challenges.

France, mother to the first dental school in the world, is the chosen host of preference for some of the best conferences that will be held in 2018 and 2019.

In this article, we will present you with the various choices of Dental Conferences that you can attend to (if you are a professional of the Dental Industry) or read about if you are not.

The ADF Annual Dental Conference

The Congrès de l’ADF is one of the most renowned Dental Conventions of the Industry. Possibly, its greatest feat is to combine a Scientific Programme with over 600 speakers and more than 400 exhibitors. This year’s conference will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Paris and it is expected to receive over 25 thousand dentists and various other members of the dental industry from all over the world.

The aim of the ADF Convention is to present solutions to everyday problems that dental practitioners have to face. Throughout the duration of the convention, dental specialists can expect to attend and listen to various lectures (both live and/or interactive) as well as master classes and demonstrations.

The ADF Annual Convention in Paris will start on November 27th and it will run until December 1st. You can find more information on ADF’s official website about how to enroll for the Convention.

If you are attending the Annual ADF Convention and you are a healthcare professional, admission to the exhibition is free of charge if you are registered to the Conference with the Conference Attendee Pass.

There are several admission passes and all of them give you access to the lectures and live demonstrations, as well as the exhibition. However, if you are hoping to attend to the workshops, hands-on, the dissections and the masterclasses, you should bear in mind that these are limited sessions and have an additional fee charge.

Passes from previous years are still admitted and if you kept yours, you can use it to enter this year’s convention. All you need to do is show your pass at the terminals provided for that specific purpose and update it (you will also need to pay a 5 EUR fee).

Passes for the Healthcare Professionals vary in price and will depend on your area of expertise. We have gathered all the pertinent information about the costs for your personal reference.

  One-Day Pass Five-Day Pass
Dentist €525 €795
Retired Dentist €185
Dental Student €95
Dental Assistant €155 €235
Dental Technician €235
*Cost prices for newly-qualified dentists are the same as for the rest of the dentists. However newly-qualified dentists and all of the graduates who completed their Ph.D in 2015, 2016 or 2017 will need to show proof of their status to be granted admittance to the conference.   *Retired Dentists are those who have retired from the dental industry and receive a pension. They will also need to present proof of their status to be granted admittance to the conference.   *Dental Students who are not yet able to practice (pre-graduates) need to present proof of their status to be granted admittance to the conference (University Certificate of Enrolment or Attendance).   The additional fees for the workshops, hands-on practices, dissections and the masterclasses are as shown in the following chart:     Hands-on Workshops/Emergency Medicine Workshop €120 Radiation Protection Session €180 Masterclasses €200 Anatomical Dissection Workshop €580   Once you successfully register to the ADF Convention, you will get free admission to all the lectures and live demonstrations, a gift attendee bag and various brochures which will be distributed at the ADF Pavilion level 1.   What is more, once you are registered to the program, you will receive a free of charge complimentary transportation service from the Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports and from Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon to the Conference.   Dental Education Conference   In March 2019, Paris will be host to the Dental Education Conference, which will be celebrating its 24th edition. The theme for 2019’s conference is “Innovative dental approaches in creating awareness on oral health“.   The aim of the 24th Dental Education Conference is to provide a setting for the discussion of present and future challenges that the dental industry has to face. Health Professionals from all around the world will be introducing groundbreaking techniques in dental treatments and the latest tools that have come out to the market. There will be an open discussion of the different researching fields that are being studied in the dental field, as well as new possible emerging ones. New approaches to instrumentation and advanced biotechnological availability will also be discussed.   During the course of the Dental Education Conference, dental experts can expect to be part of international attendee workshops, master classes and lectures. In between conferences, there will be a break and gala lunch in a specially designated area.   Professionals of the dentistry industry can join an international member discount upon registration for the conference.   If you are doubting about attending the Dental Education Conference that will be celebrated in March 2019 in France, then do not doubt any longer. It will be one of the most important and biggest conferences about dental health of the year, and you do not want to miss out on it.   The 24th edition of the Dental Education Conference will target dentists, professors, researchers and students from the Healthcare Industry. So if you are part of this niche, you want to make sure your name is on the list.   The main topics that will be approached in this 24th edition are the latest researches and development in the dental healthcare area, as well as the upcoming technologies and trends in the industry. There will be several presentations and events from professionals all over the world presenting their latest discoveries, as well as open panels where everyone will be able to participate and interact with the exhibitors.   The 24th edition of the Dental Education Conference will give you the opportunity to meet other professionals from all over the world and the chance to be the first to hear about the upcoming trends in dental technology, as well as oral care. It is also a great chance for advertisers to introduce their products into new markets, as well as make new international connections.   The 4th World Dental Conference   Also in March 2019, there will be another Dental Conference happening in Paris: the 4th World Dental Conference, which will be centered around the topic of “New Horizons in the field of Oral and Dental Health”.   This convention is focused on raising awareness about the oral health care issues that affect people nowadays. It will host healthcare professionals, fields researchers and scholars, and provide them with the right setting to share their ideas and new findings in the field.   Some of the topics that will be approached during the conference are Dental Hygiene and Oral Care, Periodontal Diseases, Bruxism, Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Surgery, and more.   There will also be some interesting lectures about modern-day topics such as cosmetic dentistry, 3D dentistry, Robotics in Dentistry, Nutrition and Oral Health, Tobacco and Oral Health and Pregnancy and Oral Health.   The Cosmetic Dentistry workshop will be centered around dental aesthetics and the latest techniques and various tools that are used to straighten teeth. Appearances matter and they do so now more than ever, in a time where our personal images are what rule the world of social media.   A major lecture about geriatric dentistry will also be discussed, in which you can expect to hear about how to properly deal with elderly people and the several issues revolving around their dental health.   A conference you will not want to miss is the 3D dentistry lecture. It will be focused on the upcoming trends and the most innovative technology available in the field of dental care. It is the technology of the future and you do not want to miss out on it for the world!   The location for the conference is not yet selected, so be sure to check their official website (https://www.meetingsint.com/conferences/dentalhealth) regularly for updates.   International Dental Congress and Oral Health Care In June 2019, Paris will be host to yet another Dental Convention. This one is called Dental 2019, and it will be their first edition. This Convention is organized by the Syeins Group and it aims to provide an international setting for the discussion and sharing of international research findings in the Dental Industry. It is expected to have an international attendance of dentists, researchers, clinicians, and healthcare professionals alike, all united to share their experiences and research findings in the field, as well as learn from each other to benefit the people.   The Dental Convention will be divided into 16 separate sessions:   Session 1 will be about Advanced Dentistry. Session 2 will be about Pediatric Dentistry. Session 3 will be about Oral Pathology Session 4 will be about Dentistry and Dental Biomaterials Session 5 will be about Orthodontics Session 6 will be about Restorative Dentistry Session 7 will be about Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Session 8 will be about Endodontic Session 9 will be about Prosthodontics Session 10 will be about Clinical Dentistry Session 11 will be about Oral Cancer Session 12 will be about Dental Surgery Session 13 will be about Preventive Dentistry Session 14 will be about Geriatric Dentistry Session 15 will be about Oral Surgery & Infections Session 16 will be about Cosmetic Dentistry   One of the special featured speakers will be Ana Fernanda Leme Taberelli Cocicov who belongs to the Brazilian Federal Council of Dentistry. The remaining featured speakers will be revealed later on.   To register for the event, just head to Dental 2019’s webpage (https://www.dentistrycongress.org/registration.php) and submit a form online. You can select the early bird option that benefits from great discounts. Or if you prefer to wait until later on, you can register for the on spot registration.   The Dental 2019 Convention will take place on Paris Marriott Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel and the conference will run from June 24 to June 26, 2019.  

Closing Thoughts…   France is one of the most renowned countries in the world in regards to Dental Health Care. It has four major dentistry schools throughout the country and it is one of the world’s referents in the area. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that both Paris and France itself would be chosen to be the host for prime conventions of the dental industry. Yearly, France acts as a beacon of dental professionals, researchers, clinicians and other international professionals of the area alike. They make their way to France looking for a common ground in which to share their experiences and gain new ones with their professional colleagues.   Each year, sometimes more than once, France hosts dental conventions that are massively attended to, like the ADF Annual Convention, which has room for over 20 thousand attendees and exhibitors combined.   Some conventions are more prestigious than others, but what they all have in common is the eagerness to share the knowledge and new techniques that are being implemented in the dental industry all over the world.   Lectures, master classes, hands-on workshops, live demonstrations and so much more can be seen and found in these conventions.   Dental professionals come together in an atmosphere specially designed for the mutual satisfaction of professional interests. There is definitely much to be gained from these experiences and it is highly advisable for professionals to attend to one at least once in their lives.   In the article, we covered most of France’s Dental Conventions that are happening in 2018 and in 2019 as well. Some are new and some have been around for a long time. Whichever you choose, you will definitely gain from the experience and become a better professional.