The Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas, Portuguese Dental Association, 26th Congress took place at Altice Arena on the bank of the River Tagus, from the 16th to the 18th of November.
PDA 26th Congress (2017)
Total congress participants – 3.400
Number of scientific presentations – 107
Speakers – 96
Number of entries at Expo-Dentária – 16.600
The FDI President, Dr. Kathryn Kell, kindly accepted OMD’s invitation to participate at our Congress. See her inspiring speech below.
Official opening of Expodentaria Portugal with the presence of the Portuguese Minister of Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral.
The Secretary of State Assistant of Health, Fernando Araújo, presided the opening ceremony. It was one of the highest moments of the congress once he announced a proposal for the adoption by our National Health Service of a specific professional career for Portuguese dentists.
During the congress, the ceremony to award specialist titles in orthodontics (7), oral surgery (135),paediatric dentistry (63) and periodontology (55) took place.
More than 900 people attended the ceremony.
Saturday at the end of the day. Group photo of organising committee and volunteers. Mission accomplished. A happy end!