با تشکر از شما ایرانیان عزیز! (Thank you Iran)

This trip for me illustrates more than any other done so far the ‘quiet’ force of FDI, uniting people in a common cause, oral health, transcending borders and transcending politics.

Azadi Monument, in Tehran.

Azadi Monument, in Tehran.

I’ve been in the opening ceremony of the 52nd Congress of the Iranian Dental Association Teaching “The Failures”, Leading to “success”, which was held in Milad Tower.

Milad Tower, the tallest tower in Iran.

Milad Tower, the tallest tower in Iran.

Opening ceremony moment.

Opening ceremony moment.

And the FDI Leading the World to Optimal Oral Health…

And the FDI Leading the World to Optimal Oral Health…

With Gholamreza Ghaznavi, exhibition center on the back.

With Gholamreza Ghaznavi, exhibition center on the back.

I´ve been in touch with an organized profession, a growing market in terms of demand for dental services and a world’s best standards dental medicine delivering care.

In the exhibition, at the Milad Tower Convention Center, (about 6500 m2 international brands cohexist with some local brands and distributors). In some conversation, I was told that although some difficulties, the market is very attractive…

In the exhibition, at the Milad Tower Convention Center, (about 6500 m2 international brands cohexist with some local brands and distributors). In some conversation, I was told that although some difficulties, the market is very attractive…

Tea time at the exhibition.

Tea time at the exhibition.

With Jafar Dadmanesh, former IDA president.

With Jafar Dadmanesh, former IDA president.

Interview with local media with the precious translations of Amir Hashem Shahidi Bonjar.

Interview with local media with the precious translations of Amir Hashem Shahidi Bonjar.

Social dinner.

Social dinner.

A view from Esteghlal Hotel.

A view from Esteghlal Hotel.

On the narrow streets of Tehran south.

On the narrow streets of Tehran south.

I had the opportunity to be in contact with a very cosmopolitan and open minded group of colleagues, young dentists, very keen to “absorb” trends of the profession, specially in terms of post graduation and practice models of the profession in Iran.

Scientific contest between Tehran dental medicine faculties.

Scientific contest between Tehran dental medicine faculties.

Gholamreza Ghaznavi, me, Akbar Fazel, dean of Dental Faculty of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Kaveh Seyedan, president of the Iranian Association of Prosthodontists.

Gholamreza Ghaznavi, me, Akbar Fazel, dean of Dental Faculty of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Kaveh Seyedan, president of the Iranian Association of Prosthodontists.

Induction ceremony of International College of Dentists (ICD).

Induction ceremony of International College of Dentists (ICD).

With Hamid Adeli-Nadjafi, president of ICD in Iran.

With Hamid Adeli-Nadjafi, president of ICD in Iran.

The new ICD fellows.

The new ICD fellows.

Absolute best pistachios on Earth!

Absolute best pistachios on Earth!


Iranian Dentist Association 52nd Annual Congress conference

2 Responses to با تشکر از شما ایرانیان عزیز! (Thank you Iran)

  1. Dr. De Silva,

    Thank you for your commitment to the dental profession and for your concerted efforts to bring oral health to the world.

    Know that you and your colleagues from around the globe are appreciated. I continue to support this effort.

    Sincerely,

    Cathy Jameson, PhD

  2. Sara Barati says:

    Dear Dr. Da Silva,

    I’m really glad you had a pleasure time in Iran and posted your memoirs of Iran on your site

    Hope to see you again in Iran

    Sincerely,

    Sara Barati
    parsdentist.com webmaster