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Sneak Peek at Cape Town, IAPD 2025 Host City!

Captivating Cape Town Awaits You in 2025!
Congress Dates: 22-25 October 2025

Mark your calendars for a transformative experience at the 30th Congress of the IAPD in 2025, hosted in the breathtaking city of Cape Town! Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of innovative ideas, groundbreaking research, and unparalleled networking opportunities, all against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities on Earth.

The Venue: The event will be held at the state-of-the-art Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), a cutting-edge venue renowned for its world-class facilities and breathtaking views. Experience comfort and sophistication as you engage in dynamic discussions, attend insightful workshops, and witness groundbreaking presentations in this iconic setting.

Interested in exploring the venue? Take a virtual tour right here!

Take a Sneak Peek at Cape Town with Our President

Professor Figen Seymen made a special appearance at the SADA Oral & Dental Health Congress & Exhibition from August 25th to 27th, 2023. She took centre stage during a dedicated session on Paediatric Dentistry, generously hosted by SAAPD. In anticipation of the 2025 IAPD Congress, she seized the opportunity to explore the remarkable CTICC venue and the beautiful host city of Cape Town.

Cape Town is a city that will capture your heart and imagination. Join IAPD in 2025 to explore a city that seamlessly blends natural beauty, cultural diversity, and modern infrastructure.  

Start planning your trip to South Africa NOW!

Ravena Naidoo (Provincial Branch manager of SAAPD), Gqobisa Kate (Provincial Branch manager of SAAPD), Nicoline Potgieter (SAAPD Scientific Programme Chair), Tshepiso Mfolo (SAAPD), Figen Seymen (IAPD President)

Highlights from IAPD's Participation at FDI WDC23 in Sydney, Australia

IAPD had a significant presence at the FDI World Dental Congress (FDI WDC23) in Sydney, Australia, from September 24th to 27th, 2023, hosted by the Australian Dental Association. Prof. Richard Widmer, a dedicated IAPD member and past president, delivered a well-attended session on Paediatric Oral Pathology during the event’s rich scientific program.

Our President Elect, Dr. Soni Stephen, represented IAPD at the 2023 Parliament and General Assembly. 

Our pride swells to see prominent IAPD members and volunteers take part in the World Dental Congress of the FDI. The President Elect embraced the opportunity to engage with committee members like A/Prof. Dimitris Emmanouil (Greece) from the Finance Committee and Prof. Nakano Kazuhiko (Japan), who wears many hats including the IAPD Awards Committee, JSPD International Affairs Committee, and Kansai Branch President in Japan. As we look ahead, with the 2027 IAPD Congress set for Osaka, Japan, the wheels of planning and discussion are already in motion. This event also provided a platform for enriching discussions with other prominent IAPD members such as Prof. Christopher Vernazza, the BSPD Editor and Dean of Newcastle Dental School in the UK, Dr. Anne O’Connell, a Past IAPD Editor and member of the IAPD Education Committee among other remarkable individuals.

IAPD hosted lecture by Richard Widmer at the FDI Congress 2023

A/Prof. Richard Widmer (IAPD Past President) & Dr. Soni Stephen (IAPD President Elect)

Richard Widmer, Christopher Vernazza, Mihiri Silva, Anne O'Connell, Soni Stephen

Richard Widmer, Christopher Vernazza, Mihiri Silva, Anne O’Connell, Soni Stephen

Spotlight on IAPD Consensus Recommendations

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This is a free IAPD Resource

Did you read the IAPD Consensus Recommendation on Management of Ankyloglossia yet? This is a free resource developed by the IAPD Science Committee, available in English, French and Spanish and Italian! 

Tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, is a condition where the lingual frenulum (tissue beneath the tongue) is abnormally short or tight. It can affect speech and feeding in children. Diagnosis involves assessing the frenulum’s structure and function, ranging from a visual check to a detailed classification system. Ankyloglossia occurs in 0.1% to 11% of newborns, with male gender and family history as risk factors. It can cause breastfeeding difficulties and maternal nipple pain. Recently, focus has shifted to improving breastfeeding through frenotomy (simple incision) instead. This procedure, however, has potential complications, including bleeding, airway obstruction, and scarring. Read the full IAPD Recommendation on this topic now!

Hungry for More? Join IAPD

IAPD Members have access to 300 past lecture recordings in the IAPD Video Lecture Centre. See two videos on the topic:

  • Tongue Tie from a Paediatric Dentist-IBCLC (By Dr. Camila Palma – 2023)
  • Feeding, speech and Tongue ties: A contemporary approach to a common problem (by Dr. Angus Cameron – 2020)

IAPD  members in good standing can access all the material in the Video Lecture Centre. Renew your membership or Join us now!

Join Us for the Next IAPD Webinar

Join us for the next IAPD Webinar with Dr. Juan F. Jepes on Sunday 29 October at 12:00 UTC. 

The biggest, unique benefit of joining a live webinar is the way in which content is explained: unlike recordings or other online educational material, the presentation of a webinar is more intimate. It almost functions like a personal tutoring session with feedback, questions, and engagement between the audience and the presenters.

Register for this webinar today!

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This Webinar is Free

Upcoming IAPD National-Member Society Events

46th Congress of HSPD 2023 | Volos, Greece

29 September - 1 October
Hellenic Society of Pediatric Dentistry (HSPD)
Language: Greek
Hellenic Society of Pediatric Dentistry (HSPD) organizes on 29/9-01/10 its 46th Congress at Volos, one of the largest and most beautiful Greek cities, located at the centre of the country, with a port that is among the busiest in Greece. Built at the innermost point of the Pagasetic Gulf, it lies at the foot of Mt. Pelion, where the fresh and salty sea breeze is mixed with the scented mountain air of the homeland of the mythical Centaurs. 🤩Invited speakers are some of the best clinicians in the world! The scientific program is interesting and versatile.

29th International Congress of Turkish Society of Paediatric Dentistry | Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Conference Center, Ankara-Türkiye

12-15 October 2023
Turkish of Paediatric Dentistry
Language: English
Children of the Republic - We Grow Together

39° Curso Magno | Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, México

18-21 October 2023
Mexican Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
Language: English
Key Speakers: Dr John Featherstone (EUA), Dr Ahmed Shawky (EGYPT), Dr Yasmi O´Crystal (EUA), Dr Monty Duggal (INDIA-UK). Dr Paulo Nelson (BRAZIL) and Dr Sophie Doméjean (France)

ANZSPD 21st Congress | Ōtautahi, Christchurch, New Zealand

27-28 October 2023
Language: English
Australia & New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry
After a long hiatus, we would like to invite you to the ANZSPD 21st Congress on 27 - 28 October 2023 at the restored Christchurch Town Hall in Ōtautahi. We are delighted to announce that Professor Jorge Casian, has accepted our invitation to be the Keynote Speaker for this congress. Prof Casian has a degree in Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. His special interest is dental developmental defects and MIH: From science to clinical practice. We are creating an exciting program with a variety of speakers.

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