3M to showcase innovation excellence at International Dental Conference

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3M ESPE will be partnering with SLDA for the forthcoming international conference and SLDA 80th anniversary annual sessions to be held in Colombo from 27 June to 1 July 2013. The event, which is the first of its kind, is organised by Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA) jointly with the World Dental Federation (FDI) and Commonwealth Dental Association (CDA). Conducted on the theme ‘New Challenges in Dental & Oral Health Care,’ the conference is expected to bring together experts in the industry from Sri Lanka and abroad making it a common platform to share experience, knowledge and the latest scientific developments in dentistry. The conference will cover broader areas in dentistry including dental implantology, fixed prosthesis, aesthetic dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, ceramics, advances in periodontology, oral diseases and minor oral surgery. The agenda of the five-day session will include a line-up of lectures, symposia, seminars and workshops conducted by world reputed experts in the field to ensure sharing new knowledge and techniques with participants. Sanjaya Rekawa – Division Manager, Healthcare, 3M Lanka Ltd., commenting about the conference, said: “This international conference is a significant event for the dental profession as a whole. The knowledge and experiences shared during scientific sessions, no doubt, will lead to the advancement of professionals involved in dentistry.  We are an organisation committed to our consumers and the worldwide dental community by manufacturing and marketing a range of dental products recognised for its superior quality and innovation. Therefore, we are happy to partner with SLDA, FDI and CDA for this important event and extend our support for further advancement of dentistry.” Dr. Suresh Shanmuganathan, President – Sri Lanka Dental Association said: “This is the first-ever FDI/CDA/SLDA Joint International Conference to be held to coincide with the SLDA 80th anniversary annual sessions to be held in Sri Lanka. It is very significant not only to us but also to the whole of dentistry as the knowledge imparted by the experts from around the world will have a direct impact on overall quality, knowledge and clinical practice of participants. We are happy to see 3M partnering with us for this international conference. 3M has contributed much to the development of professional dentistry worldwide with their quality and innovative products. 3M’s partnership for the international conference affirms its commitment to the improvement of dental profession.” 3M ESPE will be hosting Dr. Arvind Shenoy (BDS Mumbai University, MDS Mumbai University India) to speak at the conference on ‘Smile Designing – Restorative Management of the Anterior Dentition’. He will also be conducting a full day pre conference workshop under the same topic. Further, dental professionals who are participating at the conference will get an opportunity to experience some of the latest innovations of 3M dental products showcased during the sessions. 3M ESPE has a worldwide reputation for bringing exciting new ideas to dentistry. It was recently named as the most innovative dental company in the world for the eighth consecutive year. Their wide range of products and services includes restorative, crown and bridge, implants, preventive, infection control and cosmetic dentistry. In addition, their Digital Oral Care department integrates advanced digital technology and materials science through CAD/CAM and digital impressions. 3M ESPE has brought a number of amazing firsts to the dental industry, including the first self-adhesive universal resin cement, the first nano ionomer, the first malleable, preformed temporary crown, the first automated mixing of impression materials and the first universal bonding solution.