About Indian Dental Association (IDA)
The Indian Dental Association (IDA) is an autonomous, prestigious and authoritative voice of dental professionals in India. The association is devoted to development of dental professionals, public oral health care, ethical practices and science through its initiatives in research and development education and advocacy of standards.
Founded and Formed in 1946, this dental professional Association is headquartered in Mumbai, India. However, IDA serves globally throughout the nation with its experienced and skilled dentists. Currently it possesses 90,000 members and more than 1000 staff and aspires to expand bigger and further adding more young and talented minds.
The IDA being a recognized authority of oral health in India endeavors to meet the public needs and expectations.
Oral health is undoubtedly an integral part of basic health and well- being. And a dentist is a true professional if they are not only competent enough to tackle a particular dental issue but also delivers the guest patients/patients with the most reliable and relevant information about their dental condition, causes, scope of treatment and its potential results.
At IDA, professionals aim is lead the nation to superlative oral health. The association and dental professional are known to be truly pledge to devote their expertise, knowledge, skill development and experience for the advancement of dental professionals as well as patient’s oral health and towards dental excellence.
IDA’s key people representing the dental profession includes-
Founder- Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmed
President- Dr. Vishwas Puranik
President Elect- Dr. Deepak Makhijani
Hon. Secretary General- Dr. Ashok Dhoble
IDA stands a mission to improve the oral health of the public by innovation in technology, research and education, training, advocacy and other related programs. This translates IDA into commitment for dental excellence. Therefore, IDA is devoted towards dental professionals in their practice by updating, enhancing knowledge and skills.
Mission of IDA for optimal oral health for all includes:
- Reinforcing updated and new scientific innovations to meet the diverse needs of people and encouraging the general health and well-being of the nation.
- Intercepting oral diseases by encouraging oral health awareness and circulation of related relevant information.
- Executing Continuing Dental Education (CDE) and professional development plans to guarantee a sufficient number of talented, experienced, skilled and upgraded dental care professionals.
- Synchronizing, assisting and fostering research and scientific - related practices among all sectors of the dental community.
- Boosting of well-timed publicizing of knowledge gained from research to improve public oral health by educating policy- makers and oral health professionals.
National and international Events and Meetings by IDA
Indian Dental Association organizes events and activities for dental professionals, public and students. These events offer a great opportunity for knowledge exchange, learning the latest and upcoming professional techniques and networking. The association has an online event planner who keeps updating on all events in advance such as-
- International Events
- World Dental Show
- Educational programs
- Annual Conference
- PG Convention
- Student Conference
- Public awareness program
IDA has obtained innumerable laurels for conducting the 13th Asian Pacific Dental Congress in 1988 and 18th Asian Pacific Dental Congress in 1996, the Commonwealth Dental Congress in 1998, and the World Dental Congress (FDI) in 2004 in New Delhi, India- a convention par excellence.
World Dental Show (WDS) - Mumbai
World Dental Show - Mumbai is an initiative by IDA. It is regarded as Asia's largest annual dental exhibitions, particularly designed and focused as a dental business event. The dental Show- Mumbai exhibited the comprehensive array of state-of-the-art dental devices, services and innovative technologies for the dental profession from all across the globe.
World Dental Show (WDS) serves as a great platform for international exhibitors to showcase their products and launch their new and innovative products and techniques for oral health practices in the Indian market. It is an excellent opportunity to connect with overseas manufacturers and related entities for joint ventures in manufacturing dental instruments, equipments and materials.
WDS provides 1-on-1 discussion meetings with manufacturers, distributors and other linked bodies to have easy access to the latest products, innovative instruments and materials. This is a huge exposure to the world’s best and latest dental and medical materials and equipments.
WDS is a premier platform for its members to take part in scientific deliberations of illustrious national and international speakers and enlighten themselves on the upcoming dental inclinations, theories, techniques, processes and technologies in dentistry and sharing of experience to cater to emerging needs and expectations of the society.
As IDA conceives that a dental degree is the starting point of a commitment to continuing dental education throughout an individual’s professional life, therefore, IDA realizes to be a source for lifelong learning and their primary purpose is to support and encourage the practitioner in their research and learning through scientific seminars, sessions and educational learning programs.
Dentists, prospective dental professional and dental students are given education and training to practice optimally and optimistically. The programs are held all across the country to cater dental professional scatter in different geographical locations. These educational events are held to keep the dental professionals are up-to-date with the latest and innovative scientific and technical advances. For members benefit, IDA a little while back has also added a range of new online offerings "E-education" making learning easily accessible and comfortable than ever.
Annual MeetingsIDA Annual Meeting is one of the pre-eminent dental conferences, where more than 10,000 dental hygienists, dental professionals, dental assistants, medical representatives from dental manufacturers, retailers and distributors and laboratory technicians actively participate.
Delegates around the globe attend the scientific consultations of academicians, researchers and prestigious speakers from all over the world, which enlighten them on the transpiring oral health trends, techniques, theories and concepts,.
IDA Annual conference also offers both national and international forum for the deliberations and review of the advancement of oral healthcare and other related subjects, which establishes cordial the relations between dental professionals and public of interest.
Dental Trade Exhibition
Dental Exhibition is conducted in conjunction with the conference where exhibitors present their latest products and techniques and delegates discuss the attributes and functioning of products and set comparison with other products. A welcome ceremony, presidential banquet and vibrantly colorful evening event are the highlights which one can look forward for during Dental Trade Exhibition. Up till now, IDA has managed to organize 65 conferences that have all created success stories and is not a bad number either.
PG Conventions held by IDA is like a golden chance to Post graduate (PG) students to meet and interact with the interdisciplinary experts face-to- face. These PG conventions provide a varied and present day selection of ongoing dental education programs. Hands-on courses cover topics associated to clinical excellence, personal development and practice excellence for PG students to emerge as dental leaders of the future of India.
IDA conducts national and state level conference and forums for students, a participation platform for discussion and exhibition of clinical knowledge, skill and experience sharing.
Student delegates actively attend the scientific deliberations of academicians and illustrious speakers. Apart from this, they also attend and participate in different cultural activities held in the premises. Along with students’ conference, the trade exhibition offers exposure to the latest and next gen techniques and products available.
Public Awareness Programs
IDA as a pledge taker for better oral health and quality of life of the nation’s as well as people all over also conducts public awareness programs on routine basis. The association for all through 'optimal national oral health' organizes society events from time to time to spread awareness amongst the masses about dental conditions, undetected dental problems, cure, causes and advancement in dentistry for oral treatments. Community events directed by IDA provides a platform to significantly invest in the oral health of the people. Events are committed to spread awareness about preventative oral health care measures and to help the community understand the importance and role of the dental professionals in dealing with any kind of oral health issues.
Public events offer an opportunity for dental professionals to share knowledge, exchange information, connect with colleagues, and learn the latest professional techniques. For more information on IDA community events on oral health, people can use their online calendar to plan participation in their forthcoming events. These are actually awareness programs enriched with conferences, networking, discussions, competitions and other activities.
Latest events of IDA
The Maharashtra State Branch of Indian Dental association (IDA) hosted and conducted the IDC 2017 in the month of February 2017 at Cidco Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai, India. The venue boasts a large area of 74,000 sq. meters, fully air conditioned enclosed centre, for organizing the trade exhibition subsequently with the scientific sessions. It is considered that the trade partners, members and attendants largely appreciated the IDC event and till now the memories of the success of the Conference and the business that took place during the events is relished.
The trade Exhibition of the IDC Conferences is the most successful events so far. For the IDC 2017, the estimated registered delegates were around 7000 and another 2000 Dental Surgeons who visited the Trade area alone as entry to the Trade area has been made absolutely free for IDA Members only.
This national Conference has registered to be a grand success in the history of IDA for the delegates as much as providing a massive business opportunity for dental devices and material for manufacturers, dealers, distributors, representatives and pharmaceutical companies. The organizers have maintained a world class Security system along with the 24 hrs CCTV surveillance for the safety and interest of all.
IDA wholeheartedly welcomed offers of sponsored scientific programs, Pre Conference Courses, deliberations and Lectures on priority basis specifically those received well in advance.