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The 7th Dental Facial Cosmetic Int’l Conference (#DFCIC) 2015 in Dubai closed with a total of 2463 participants. The event built on the success of last years conference and added several significant new values. Several significant events took place during the 5 Days of Continuing Dental Education (#CME) including 4th American Academy of Implant Dentistry Global Conference, 3rd Dental Hygienist Day (#DHD), 19 (#CME)Hands-On Courses, Election of Emirates Dental Society, 25th Annual Meeting of #ICD and the Excellence #Dentistry Awards 2015 in Aesthetic. Next to that, the event welcomed all newcomers, providers and experts from 34 countries that gathered during the five conference days at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.

The organizers, #CAPP and Emirates Dental Society with the exclusive partnership of Saudi Dental Society and Lebanese Dental Association achieved for the 7th time a great record of attendance and established a reputation as the industry’s leading international conference and proving the popularity of the event.

43 Sponsors / Exhibitors
53 speakers
2463 participants internationally
High satisfaction rate among
delegates, exhibitors and visitors
THE SPEAKERS 53 International speakers from USA, Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil, UK, Switzerland, Chile, Greece, Italy, UAE, Denmark, Germany, Singapore, South Africa, Costa Rica presented the latest in #AestheticDentistry.
Topics included #Ceramic Veneers, abutment solutions, essence of shades, Invisible Aligners, Oral prophylactics and more were presented in the three days scientific program.

Dr. Shanker Iyer Dr. Shaide Choonara Dr. Carlos Sabrosa Dr. Asim Al-Ansari
Dr. Cheryl Pearson Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos & Dr. Fokion Iatridis Dr. Gaetano Paolone Dr. James Lozada
Dr. Julian Gutierrez & Dr. Munir Silwadi Dr. Mario Besek Dr. Roderick Stewart Dr. Samar Mashabi
Dr. Stavros Pelekanos Dr. Stuart Orton-Jones Dr. T.C. Phua Dr. Markus Balkenhol

Prof. Paul Tipton

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A total of 2,463 international and regional delegates from different specialties attend to the conference and hands on courses.

There were 41 different countries represented within the two day conference.

Australia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, United Kingdom, USA, Yemen and the UAE.

The exhibition provided great business opportunities for all parties – delegates, visitors and trade. The companies benefited from meeting new clients in a relaxing and exclusive environment with delegates having the opportunity to see latest novelties in the market. As usual, this interaction was an excellent source of information ideas, new services and products.

16 Sponsors – Sirona, Ivoclar Vivavent, 3M ESPE, Kerr, Oral-B, KaVo, MAC International, Heraeus Kulzer, Carestream, Coswell, VITA, Philips Sonicare, Henry Schein, Southern Implants, Invisalign, Shofu.

22 industrial Players – EMS, Hu-Friedy, NOBLE, Bicon, PharmaLink, Al Thanaya, SMS Medical & Dental Supplies, Drs. Nicolas & Asp, Castle General Trading, Astral, Scorpions, Sapling, Curaden, MDent, Dubai Medical Equipment, Horani, Qualident, Inman Aligner, Operation Smile, FABNOS, JCI Medical Solutions, High Technology Lab.

5 Media Partners – Dental Tribune Middle East, Dental Tribune International, Dental News, Dental Medium Journal, International Dentistry Magazine.
3rd Dental Hygienist Day included hot topic presentations on oral care, prevention, evidence-based dentistry, oral prophylaxis, early childhood caries prevention, how diets effect oral health, periodontal disease, diabetes, magnification and ergonomics as well as probiotics from an oral and dental perspective. 9 International Speakers gave their best interpretations of what is best for the Dental Hygienist profession.
The full day iTOP hands-on course was given by Dr. Franka Baranovic-Huber from Switzerland. A further Periodontal Instrumentation hands-on course (14 November) provided by Mary Rose Pincelli Boglione, Italy on miniaturized instruments in non-surgical periodontal therapy and further how polishing will brighten the smile.
4th AAID Global Conference
Joint Meeting with 7th DFCIC
This 7th edition of our DFCIC features a joint meeting with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). During this session, the AAID shared their vast knowledge and experience as well as the latest in the field of Implant Dentistry.


Dr. Shanker Iyer, USA

Dr. Cheryl Pearson, USA

Dr. Roderick Stewart, Canada

Dr. James Lozada, USA

Dr. Stuart Orton-Jones, UK
Inman Aligner Academy Symposium
- Joint Meeting with 7th DFCIC

#Inman Aligner Academy had a pleasure to host their annual symposium 2015 is DUBAI as a joint meeting with the 7th Dental Facial Cosmetic Int’l Conference (#DFCIC). The event brought together a line-up of excellent speakers and international delegates from across the globe.

IA Hands-On Courses
13 & 15 Nov 2015

The New Concept of Alignment… (Inman Aligner) – Certification |Dr. Tif Qureshi
The New Concept of Alignment… (Inman Aligner) – Advanced| Dr. James Russell
IA UPDATE COURSE | Dr. James Russell & Dr. Tif Qureshi

Poster Presentations
14 Nov 2015

Year after year delegates from across the region travel to #DFCIC in Dubai to present their latest scientific cases, studies and novelties through poster presentations. Poster presentations allow the author to meet and get introduced informally with interested viewers, facilitating greater exchange of ideas and networking opportunities. This is an important introductory for investigators at important scientific meetings such as the #DFCIC. This year was no different with a total of 5 winners with each receiving appreciations not only from the organizers but as well as sponsored awards from Philips Sonicare. The winners were categorized by an experienced jury led by Dr. Aisha Sultan – President of Emirates Dental Society together with Dr. Nabeel Al Nahhas, Faculty of Gulf Medial University Ajman and Dr. Nadim Aboujaoude, ICD Member, Lebanon.
The Winners:

Dr. Shobha J Rodrigues

Dr. Julieta Tavares

Dr. Fawaz Dhafer Alshehri

Dr. AbdulAzm

Dr. Al-Salem
Excellence Awards 2015
in Aesthetic Dentistry
13 Nov 2015

The #AestheticsAwards brought together the regions very best & most committed dental clinicians in Aesthetics Dentistry. The Award has been designed to recognize the winners for their outstanding commitment to aesthetic dentistry and their ongoing pledge to provide their patients with the highest possible healthcare. On behalf of the organizers we would like to extend our special thank you to the winners.

25th Annual Meeting of ICD
14 Nov 2015
The event took place on 14th November at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, sponsored by Sirona and hosted by CAPPmea. This marked the 25th milestone Annual Meeting of the ICD with its topic focusing on “Achieving Optimum Esthetics”. The event featured speakers such as Prof. Richard Simonsen, USA, Dr. Munir Silwadi, UAE, Dr. Ali Al-Ehaideb, Dr. Ninette Banday, Dr. Nadim Aboujaoude, Dr. Naser Al Hamlan, Dr. Georges Tawil and Dr. Khalid Said.

ICD ME Officers include: President: Dr. Ali Al-Ehaideb; President Elect Dr. Georges Tawil; Vice President Dr. Aisha Sultan; Past President Dr. Riad Bacho; Registrar Dr. Nadim Aboujaoude; Treasurer Dr. Ibrahim Nasseh; Councilor Dr. Cedric Haddad; Deputy Treasurer Dr. Zuhair Salamoun; Regent D1 Dr. Andre Sacy and Regent D2 Dr. Emtiyaz Turkistani.
Election of Emirates
Dental Society

13 Nov 2015
The event was hosted by CAPPmea. The Dental Society of the Emirates Medical Association held its dental board election to elect a new board on November 13, 2015 as part of the 7th Dental Facial Cosmetic Int’l Conference. EDS and CAPP have enjoyed a long lasting strong collaboration over the last 10 years and this event is an example of the partnership between the two institutions. All members of the EDS were invited to attend this important election which supported the EDS in its mission to improve the standard of dentistry in the region. Throughout the period of Dr. Aisha Sultan as the President of the EDS, one of the most memorable achievements was her election as the President of the Asia Pacific Dental Federation for the period 2014-2015 and to successfully host the Asia Pacific Dental Conference in Dubai for the first time outside of Asia and in the Middle East. It is important to continue the strong progress and evolution of the dental profession in the United Arab Emirates.
What did they say

“Totally worth coming”

“Excellent Diversity of speaker”

“Thank you so much for being so welcoming, I had a great time and really enjoyed lecturing. Ninette, you were so gracious and professional! Hopefully the attendees enjoyed my lecture. Thank you for the evaluation feedback, it always helps to know what the audience is thinking. Anytime you need a speaker please call, I would love to present again.”

- Dr. Cheryl Pearson, AAID Speaker

“On behalf of GMU, I would like to Thank you for your kind hospitality during the 7th Dental Facial Cosmetic Conference conducted in Dubai and for the mutual partnership showed.”

- Dr. Nabeel Safwat Al Nahass, HOD Prosthodontist and Implant Consultant, Gulf Medical University

“It is always refreshing when you see an engaged audience, people nodding their heads and really listening. ”

- Dr. Samar Mashabi, Speaker

“Good speakers”

“I am grateful to be invited to this conference, I am impressed with the level of speakers and was grateful to be given the platform to give my point of view”

- Dr. Sahide Choonara, Speaker

“Tipton course: I just wanted to thank you for such an amazing workshop... it was an honor meeting you. Send my greeting to the pink lady Lisa :).”

- Dr. Omar Alhinti

What did they say

“What a good day”

“Are you so kind to forward my congratulations to Dr Mollova for the quality of the speakers and the high level of the lectures we had this year! It was really a great pleasure and a no-waste-of-time to attend. Hope she will continue on the same way.”


“Excellent conference”
“I am amazed with the event and organization, very multinational, many people around, interactive audience. It is fantastic to be for the first time in Dubai, it was very interesting”

- Dr. Carlos Sabrosa
Keep up the good work”

“I especially want to thank you for your hospitality in the Emirates. It made me feel welcomed and relaxed. I look forward to an opportunity to return the favor. Once again, thank you for this opportunity.

- Dr. Roderick Stewart DDS
“It was very impressive, very impressive to see the auditorium, the participants and I really enjoyed the support.”

- Prof. Dr. Markus Balkenhol

“It was great being here”

“Excited to be part of the DFCIC and I think you guys doing a great job in terms of putting the group together. I am very happy to be part of this organization. I am proud to be a part of the speaker line up.”

- Dr. Shanker Iyer, AAID

Charity Initiative at the 7th DFCIC

During the 7th Edition of the Dental Facial Cosmetic Int’l Conference CAPP had an honor to host Operation Smile UAE (OSUAE). OSUAE is an international children’s charity committed to saving lives and allowing children with clefts to smile properly for the first time.

We do this by providing free surgeries and after care to those affected. Since our founding in 1982 we have provided more than 200,000 free surgeries to children and young adults around the world and over 2 million comprehensive healthcare evaluations.

The organization had a great opportunity during the conference to recruit many new medical volunteers.
Thank you to all involved
for the continuous support

For more information on the OSUAE can be found at:

Thank you

Looking forward to seeing you in 2016 at the 11th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Int’l Conference & 8th Dental Facial Cosmetic Int’l Conference in Dubai!

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04 - 05 Nov 2016

2016-11-04 8:00:00 2016-11-05 18:00:00 Asia/Dubai Dental - Facial Cosmetic International Conference, 8th Edition - 04-05 November, 2015 The conference will bring together one more time the leading experts, practitioners and industry in this fields and provide again an excellent opportunity for networking and sharing experiences in the application of Digital Dentistry technology. Jumeirah Beach Hotelm, Dubai, UAE CAPP

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