FDI World Dental Congress offers aworld-class array of learning opportunities 


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FDI World Dental Congress 2023
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With 200+ hours of CPD on offer, delegates will be able to learn from the very best presenters from Australia and overseas, all of whom are leaders in their respective fields.

This year’s FDI World Dental Congress, to be held in Sydney from 24-27 September at the International Convention Centre, will feature a high-quality main scientific programme offering more than 200 hours of valuable CPD content over four full days of unparalleled professional learning. Major areas of content to be covered include cutting-edge digital innovations, and what the Chair of the Congress Scientific Programme Division, Dr Hugo Sachs refers to as “the bread-and-butter aspects of dentistry”, all presented by a highly credentialed array of presenters from Australia and around the world.

Among the impressive roster of talent on offer are four highlighted speakers who will lend their considerable expertise and experience to the high-quality main scientific programme (accessible via world-dental-congress.org/).

Professor Purnima Kumar (USA)

Professor of Periodontology at The Ohio State University, Dr Purnima Kumar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr Kumar maintains an active research program in human microbial ecology that is funded through the NIH and oral healthcare corporate partners, and she has authored over 100 papers and book chapters.

Professor Bill Scarfe (USA)

Based at the University of Louisville, Professor Scarfe is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology who has published extensively on cone beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging including recent consensus statements on general, implant, endodontic and orthodontic use guidelines. He has presented internationally as well as nationally and is active in research on the clinical applications of CBCT imaging.

Professor Tara Renton (UK)

A specialist in oral surgery dentist with a particular interest in trigeminal nerve injuries and pain, Prof. Tara Renton has, in collaboration with IoPPN KCL and Imperial College, Tara established an international leading programme of trigeminal nerve injury and orofacial pain research. Tara leads the Kings Health Partners Orofacial Pain Service seeing over 2000 OFP patients a year and she co-edited the BDA clinical manuals for Oral Surgery Books I and II.

Dr Filippo Cardinali (Italy)

An active member of the Italian Society of Endodontics, Dr Filippo Cardinali is engaged in private practice, concentrating mainly in endodontics and restorative dentistry and author of publications on journals of national and international sector. He is also the co-author of and contributor to several endodontics books.

Professor Frauke Müller (Switzerland)

Professor and Chair for gerodontology and removable prosthodontics at the University Clinics of Dental Medicine at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Professor Frauke Müller co-edited the ITI Treatment Guide no. 9 on ‘Implant therapy in the Geriatric Patient’ and the 1st Edition of the textbook Oral Healthcare and The Frail Elder. She serves on the editorial review board of several other Journals. In 2013 she received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award and in 2019 an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

Professor Jonathan Clark (Australia)

The inaugural Lang Walker Family Foundation Conjoint Professor and Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Sydney and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Professor Clark AM is the Director of Head and Neck Cancer Research at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and the Director of Translational Research at the Royal Prince Alfred Institute of Academic Surgery. Professor Clark is one of Australia’s leading academic head and neck cancer surgeons. 

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