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The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry Held its 24th Biannual Congress in Seoul, Korea

November 2013 Volume XLIX Number 6

 The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) organized a very successful Congress in Seoul, Korea, June 15-18. The IAPD is the global organization that gathers together the most important dental associations of pediatric dentistry worldwide. As an example, the AAPD is part of IAPD. The main objectives of the IAPD are to create a forum for the exchange of international information concerning pediatric oral health, to contribute to the progress and promotion of children's oral health, to encourage research in pediatric oral health and to arrange scientific meetings. The IAPD publishes the world renowned journal, the International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry


The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) holds a Congress every two years in different parts of the world to promote oral health for children worldwide. Since its founding in 1969, the Association has held 23 congresses, and this year the IAPD 24th Congress was hosted by the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Years of planning, and the extensive efforts by the Local Organizing Committee, produced a Congress that was a memorable success.


The 24th Congress was titled "New Visions for Paediatric Dentistry." An extensive range of programs was planned for the four day meeting, Pre-Congress workshops held the day before the official opening of the Congress included a full day course: "Contemporary Sedation in Paediatric Dentistry;" a workshop: "Oral Hygiene Instruction and Monitoring Caries Activity;" a hands-on seminar: "Clinical Application of Resin Infiltration;" and a hands-on instruction workshop: "Anterior and Posterior Ceramic Pediatric Crowns." These sessions were followed by a total of 774 presentations: 95 invited lectures, 126 oral presentations, and 553 poster presentations.


Prizes were awarded for winners in three competitions: The Jens Andreasen Award, the Morita Prizes for clinical and research posters, and the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Awards.


More than 1800 delegates from 66 countries participated in the Congress. It was a great opportunity for interaction among pediatric dentists all over the world.


The next Congress will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, July 1-4, 2015. Save those dates for what promises to be another very successful Congress in a city and a country that will be a pleasure to visit. Information about IAPD can be found by visiting the Association web page,, where you will find descriptions of the programs, meetings and activities of IAPD.