Hanoi hosts nation’s largest dental event

Thursday, 2017-08-24 11:07:33
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The 10th VIDEC opens in Hanoi on August 23. (Credit: NDO)
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NDO – The 10th Vietnam International on Dental Exhibition and Congress (VIDEC 10) opened in Hanoi on August 23, offering a range of updated and advanced techniques in the field of dentistry.

Titled “Innovation in Dentistry”, VIDEC 10 is the largest international annual dental event in Vietnam with internationally-recognised prestige, co-hosted by the Vietnam Odonto-Stomatolo Association (VOSA), the National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology (NHOS) and the FDI World Dental Federation.

At the event, more than 80 reports by prestigious international experts have helped local dentists and staff to update their equipment with new technologies in the dental field. Some specialised areas discussed at VIDEC 10 include dental implants, odonto-stomatolo surgeries and cosmetic dentistry.

VIDEC 10 also focused on providing participants with knowledge and background to deal with future challenges, as well as offering scientifically based treatments to serve the community.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien stated that the conference is of special importance to dental care for the Vietnamese people. It offered an opportunity for Vietnamese dentists to exchange with scientists around the world, while bringing about opportunities for manufacturers to introduce oral care products to dentists.

The deputy minister expressed his hopes that the conference would create opportunities for Vietnam to have a network of qualified dentists to meet the needs of locals’ medical examination and treatment.

Participants visit booths at VIDEC 10. (Credit: NDO)

Prof., Dr. Trinh Dinh Hai, Chairman of the VOSA cum Director of the NHOS stated that thanks to updated and the application of advanced technologies in recent years, the dental industry in Vietnam has constantly improved with increased quality of medical examination and treatment.

With a variety of updated and selective topics and modern techniques, the VIDEC would help improve the quality of domestic oral and maxillofacial caring network, offering local communities with easier access to dental services and treatment.

It is expected to facilitate facio-orthodontic facilities in assisting patients to be treated in the country with advanced modern technologies, rather than going abroad for costly treatment, while strengthening preventive work to improve oral health for children and the community.

According to Dr. Hai, dentistry is among singular fields that Vietnam is now leading in the region; for example, oral-facial implant surgery has been in operation in the NHOS for about ten years, but neighbouring countries such as Thailand and Singapore have just deployed these aspects recently.

There are about 2 to 3 facial implants per week performed at the NHOS and so far 500 patients have had jaw surgeries. Each operation lasts for about 13-15 hours, helping cure deformed faces in patients with facial injuries and facial jaw cancer, at a cheaper cost of about 1/10 if patients undergoing treatment abroad.

In addition, the hospital also receives foreign patients to treat facial diseases and implants due to implant costs being cheaper in Vietnam, equalling to one fifth of the cost in foreign countries, added Hai.

Along with the scientific conference, the three-day event also featured a dentomaxillofacial rom with the participation of leading dentist from around the world to share their experiences and cooperation for communities’ health.

In addition, an international dental exhibition with over 280 booths of more than 110 participating companies also introduced advanced and modern dental products from leading manufacturers around the globe.