Official: New Delhi venue for 2014 FDI congress

Geneva and New Delhi: FDI is pleased to announce that its 2014 Annual World Dental Congress will be held in New Delhi, India, from 11 to 14 September. It will be organized jointly by FDI and its national member, the Indian Dental Association.

This will be the second Annual World Dental Congress to take place in India. The first was held in New Delhi in 2004.

“We are delighted that FDI has once again chosen India for its landmark event – it is a wise choice,” said IDA President Dr Pramod Gurav. “Today, India is a land of opportunity in dentistry: awareness of oral health is on the increase and access to care is widening rapidly. This is good news for the country’s dentists, its burgeoning dental industry and for the success of the 2014 congress.”

FDI President Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva echoed Dr Godshay’s comments, adding: ”FDI’s mission is to lead the world to optimal oral health – and where better to pursue that mission than in one of the world’s largest economies and most populous countries? The New Delhi 2014 Annual World Dental Congress is good for India and good for FDI!

FDI New Delhi 2014 will follow on from the already record-breaking 2013 Annual World Dental Congress to be held in Istanbul from 28 to 31 August and the highly-successful celebratory 100th anniversary congress in Hong Kong in 2102.

More from: FDI: Christopher M. Simpson / Communications Manager / / Call +41 22 560 8134, Fax +41 22 560 8140. IDA: Ashok Dhoble / IDA Communications / / Call + 91 22 236 1515 / Fax +91 22 2368 5613.

FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. Its Annual World Dental Congress, held every year in different locations around the world, provides a unique opportunity for professionals and all other sectors related to oral healthcare to meet and learn from one another. FDI’s mission: leading the world to optimal oral health.

The Indian Dental Association (IDA), operating through 28 State Branches, more than 350 local branches and one defence branch, has a combined membership of over 50,000 dedicated dental professionals. It works to secure the dignity and honour of its members as well as to enhance the image of the profession. IDA’s aim – optimal oral health for every Indian by 2020.