What you might have missed at IDEM 2018


The 10th edition of the International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) came to a close on 15th April after three intensive days of exhibition, workshops, technical lectures and sharing of best practices. Here are highlights that you might have missed.

At the Gerodontics session on managing dental care for the elderly, Dr. Anthony Mak emphasised that with the silver wave approaching, it is important to understand that this demographic poses many new challenges in general practice, where factors due to “ageing”, can create harsh oral environments that impacts a patient’s dentition.

Dr. Galip Gurel presented a novel concept which involves the creation of a customised personal image expressing a person's sense of identity which is based on the “visagism” VIS concept that helps dental clinicians provide restorations that account not only for aesthetics, but also for the psychosocial features of the created image, which affect patients’ emotions, sense of identity, behavior, and self-esteem.

IDEM 2018 was a success and everyone in the dental industry will be looking forward to what is in store at the 11th edition of IDEM in 2020.