13th CAD/CAM attendance record over 2,500 delegates
Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) Events recently concluded the 13th edition of the CAD/CAM Conference and Exhibition. Over 2,500 dental professionals, trade visitors and students from the MENA region, Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe congregated at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre in Dubai from 4 to 5 May to share in the latest developments, innovations and ideas that have transformed the field of dentistry. The event was held in conjunction with the Digital Orthodontics Symposium (4 May) and the Dental Technician International Meeting (5 May) and featured various activities, including the scientific conference (4–5 May), multidisciplinary pre- and post-event hands-on training courses (2–12 May), round table training and an exhibition (4–5 May) with 26 free continuing medical education (CME) training sessions in special training zones.
The scientific programme, chaired by Dr Munir Silwadi, provided speakers with a platform to discuss advancements in digital dentistry, the digital workflow and innovative practices, while sharing their cases and research with over 1,875 conference delegates. Topics covered the digital workflow, CAD/CAM chairside and in-laboratory applications, digital and conventional impressions (intra-oral, laboratory and face scanners, new materials in digital dentistry and 3-D printing), laboratory and clinical options, digital and conventional restorations, digital imaging, computer-guided implantology, practice software, one-day restorations and CAD/CAM software. The main aim of the conference is to provide a practical overview of digital dentistry; to be a stimulus for improved adoption of the areas that have been proven and to aid the integration of new technologies that benefit dental professionals.
One of the main highlights of the event was that it provided dental professionals with the opportunity to earn up to 84 CME credit hours over the course of 11 days. The CME accreditations provided for these courses included Dubai Health Authority, Health Authority Abu Dhabi and CAPP, which is recognised by the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) as a provider of CE credits. Apart from this, visitors had the opportunity to attend free CME training sessions that were conducted by sponsors and exhibitors during the exhibition, thereby facilitating networking and the exchange of ideas and providing exhibitors with the opportunity to showcase their latest technological advancements and innovative solutions in digital dentistry.
CAPP has always been committed to encouraging innovative research and advancements in the field of dentistry that not only revolutionise dentistry, but also advance patient health. Therefore, according to tradition, dental professionals and students from across the world were invited to present their outstanding research and findings to be reviewed by academics and industry experts at the poster presentations event.
The plethora of innovations and a multidisciplinary approach have always played a key role in ensuring that CAPP’s conferences, scientific programmes and courses are among the most sought-after learning opportunities for dental professionals. Dr Dobrina Mollova, founder and Managing Director of CAPP, said: “Such events encourage the implementation of best practices, the integration of new technologies and the adaptation of the latest innovations in dentistry due to continuous research and development in close collaboration with dentists and input from across the dental profession, as they are delivered by some of the world’s most renowned dental experts in a quest to contribute positively to maintaining and improving patient health.”