We met again in person at Dental World 2021 in Budapest!
When we founded Dental World 21 years ago, we had no idea what the future of this profession would hold in these fast-paced times! We had hoped and trusted in continuous development, but we could not have imagined the technological changes that have since been brought about by, among other things, digitalisation and the wide range of computer applications.
The constant changes in the profession and the spread of upgrading knowledge have made it necessary to present these developments once a year, as far as we are able, at a large and well-organised exhibition and at the congresses held there. We have managed to do this for 19 years.
Unfortunately, the epidemiological situation caused by the Covid virus, which started in 2020 and became more and more serious, has changed all our lives and plans, and has also had a significant impact on the lives of those working in dentistry.
Last year, we were only able to hold our conferences in a virtual space, and for a long time it was not possible to organise exhibitions and professional meetings in person.
It was not possible to prepare this year’s programmes with certainty, but the evolution of the level of vaccination during the summer allowed us to start preparations for various events. We continued to organise Dental World with great enthusiasm, but we had to follow a different strategy, which had worked well for 20 years.
On 17 September 2021, the 21st Dental World opened its doors, and on the 18th, it welcomed all those interested in the profession!
We succeeded in delivering our planned programmes, with a total of 57 presentations at the 2 day Aesthetics, Endodontics, Implantology and Orthodontics Congresses, and the one day Preventive and Dental Technician Congresses. We were particularly pleased to welcome several national speakers to our events this year, with lecturers from all 4 of our universities giving presentations on endodontics. The participants particularly appreciated the quality and novelty of the topics.
The Live Dental Show, which was held on both days, was attended with great interest, with the opportunity to follow the treatment of a patient in a glass-walled “spectacle”, live surgery, and to see new procedures from the repertoire of implantology, aesthetics and digital dentistry, in addition to routine surgical techniques.
There were also various workshops organised by companies, and on Day 0 there was also training for practice owners, focusing on the possibilities for running practices (such as “paperless practices”) and accounting. These topics attracted the interest of the participants for several days. A full-day surgical, practical course was held by Dr. Attila Bodrogi, which received a lot of very good feedback from the participants.
For the 20th anniversary year, last year, we planned to present the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the opening of the first day of the professional congresses. We were only able to hold this event this year, when the Congress Programme Officers presented the awards in 6 disciplines on behalf of the organisers and the profession:
Implantology – Prof. Dr. István Vajdovich
Orthodontics – Prof. dr. Rehák Gizella
Endodontics – Prof. dr. Árpád Fazekas
Prevention – Dr. Judit Szőke
Dental Technology – Lajos Németi
Despite a risky start and a relatively short preparation period, we think the 21st Dental World was a must! This was confirmed by the participants who said that they had missed the opportunity to meet face-to-face, to talk together about the profession, its present and possible ways forward.
The chairmen at Dental World congresses have praised the programmes, and here are a few thoughts from their comments:
Dr. Benyőcs Gergely
We received a lot of useful information from both the scientific and the clinical side. At the end of the second day, a young colleague came up to me with sparkling eyes. She told me that she had not known what to choose, but after Dental World she had decided that she wanted to become an endodontist. It’s a beautiful and exciting field, you can save your own teeth. I feel I don’t need to say any more than that! It was a wonderful feeling!
Dr. Borbély Péter
Dr. Németh Zsolt
Dr. Radánovics-Nagy Dániel
Dr. Volom András
We received similar feedback from the audience, and here are two of them:
“I would particularly like to highlight the presentations of Attila Bodrogi and Marco Maiolino, because both of them show a comprehensive approach in their designs and in their work. The main message is: if you design something, you have to understand it! This can only be achieved through learning, training and constant re-evaluation of our own work.”
“It was great to see the joy on people’s faces in the exhibition hall, greeting old friends and exchanging conversations and ideas. It was so human, so touching… I look forward to Dental World 2022!”
The Dental World Gala Dinner on Friday evening was attended by a large number of industry representatives, invited speakers and exhibiting companies.
The evening was mainly music themed, with a variety of live music and dance to entertain the large audience. The final programme of the dinner was provided by the Rubor Labii orchestra, composed of Gergely Benyőcs Benyőcs and his fellow dentist musicians Levente Sidó, András Mócz and Csaba Siklósy.
During the evening, prestigious awards were presented to Attila Erdélyi from AlphaBio and Tamás Friss from Flexident in recognition of their support and sponsorship of Dental World over the past 10 years.
The 21st Dental World once again proved that we still need these three days of dentistry, as we originally intended, but unfortunately we were only able to organise 2 days! Despite the changed circumstances, this year’s event was once again a celebration of dentistry and the dental industry and trade that supports patient care!
Dental World Schedule
17-18 September, 2021
Dr. Marco Maiolino
Dr. Mindaugas Kudelis
Dr. Krajcár Károly
Dr. Bodrogi Attila
Dr. Knut Hufschmidt
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