IDA extends support to Make in India for dental technology

At its 8th Annual World Dental Show, the association had latest technology displayed at over 350 stalls, of which around 35 stalls belonged to international exhibitors

The Indian Dental Association this year announced its support to the Government of India’s Make in India campaign in the dental healthcare sector by giving an opportunity to foreign manufacturers.

The announcement was made at its 8th Annual World Dental Show (WDS), the biggest three-day dental event of the year, held between October 7 and 9, in Mumbai. Along with this, the association also launched ‘Smoke-Free Home’ campaign, under the Tobacco Intervention Initiative (TII).

 Members of the Indian Dental Association at the 8th World Dental Show held in Mumbai between October 7 and 9
Members of the Indian Dental Association at the 8th World Dental Show held in Mumbai between October 7 and 9

WDS had over 350 stalls this year, of which around 35 stalls belonged to international exhibitors from South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Czech Republic, Russia, Germany, Malaysia and China. WDS is considered as a prestigious platform for trade as well as knowledge sharing forum wherein the visitors are introduced to the latest technologies and dentistry techniques to meet the growing demands of dental science.

The programme was attended by Federation of Dental Institutes (FDI) president Dr Patrick Hescot, IDA president Dr TN Tilakraj, secretary general of IDA Dr Ashok Dhoble, WDS chairman Dr L Krishna Prasad. The show was held at MMRDA Ground, Bandra Kurla Complex.

“I strongly believe that IDA’s initiative in organising this premiere dental event has set in motion forces that will bring about an oral health care revolution in India. In fact, the first signs of ‘billion smiles’ are already visible” said Dr Hescot

The annual event is a one-stop solution for all aspects of dental business and is a platform where all relevant groups from the global dental world come together.

“We wish to see IDA to spread the message of oral health to one and all. I am extremely happy to launch Smoke Free Home campaign, which will definitely impact the present and future of India” said Dr Dhoble.