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About Us

Established in 1946 by Dr Rafiuddin Ahmed, the founding father of Indian dentistry, the Indian Dental Association is a premier organization of practising dental professionals in the country. Its dual goal is to promote oral health awareness in the country and professional advancement of its members. It is committed to attaining optimal oral health for all in the country as a sine qua non for improvement in the overall health status and quality of life.

Towards this end, it carries out several activities aimed at serving the public and the members. It also helps the government in designing oral health strategy for the country. It is the platform for interaction and implementation of policies for enrichment of the dental fraternity, students of dentistry and the general public and liaises with the government and other institutional agencies like the dental institutions and the corporate sector involved in oral care services. IDA also associates with non-governmental organizations for better outreach.

The IDA Head Office is located in Mumbai, India. By its dedicated approach to promoting dental education and research, IDA has been championing the cause of oral healthcare and hygiene in the country.

The Indian Dental Conference is the flagship event of the Indian Dental Association and since its inception, it has now grown into a premier event and is established as a platform where Indian dentistry converges.

The Indian Dental Conference has been at the forefront of encouraging quality, creativity, and teamwork in oral healthcare for more than 70 years. The conference this year looks to be a significant event, bringing together a wide range of dental professionals, researchers, educators, and business executives to share knowledge, highlight state-of-the-art discoveries, and discover new avenues in oral health.

IDC will offer an intriguing programme of talks, workshops, and scientific sessions that explore the most recent developments in technology, best practices, and trends influencing the future of dentistry. This conference provides an extensive platform for learning, networking, and professional development covering everything from digital dentistry to holistic approaches to patient care.

As an integral part of this esteemed conference, the Trade Exhibition provides a unique opportunity for dental professionals, industry leaders, and exhibitors to connect, collaborate, and explore the latest innovations shaping the future of oral healthcare.

IDC is the representation of the collective journey of dentistry in India.

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