BACD Annual Conference postponed until 2021

Due to the challenges posed by Covid-19, the BACD (British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Annual Conference until November 2021. Don’t despair, however, as next year’s event promises not to disappoint with an educational programme that’s bigger and better than ever.

Delegates will be treated to a fresh line up of highly relevant and exciting lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops. These insightful sessions will be presented by world-renowned speakers from 2020’s programme, as well as whole new cast of speakers for 2021, who are keen to share their knowledge and experience.

Besides the outstanding education on offer at the BACD’s 2021 Annual Conference, there will be plenty of networking opportunities, plus the chance to explore the latest dental technologies and materials at an eclectic trade show. The BACD looks forward to seeing you there – you won’t want to miss out!

BACD members benefit from being part of an innovative academy where online education is swiftly released and executed to the exacting standards that would be expected. The BACD has always offered education led by world-class speakers, which is being made available to members across the globe through BACD Online Education, which can be accessed through the online members portal on

Dentsply Sirona will not take part in the International Dental Show (IDS) in March 2021

Taking into account all the different factors for its customers and employees and following intensive discussions, Dentsply Sirona has decided the Company will not attend the International Dental Show (IDS), scheduled to be held from March 9th to 13th, 2021 in Cologne, Germany. This also applies to Dentsply Sirona brands VDW, MIS and Zhermack.

Charlotte/Bensheim, July 28th, 2020. Current estimates indicate that the expected restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2021 will almost certainly not allow the proximity and depth of consultation that Dentsply Sirona and its customers know and value.

In particular, this environment would mean that customer meetings, interactions and consultations would not have their usual quality. Dentsply Sirona also believes that travel conditions will result in significantly fewer national and, especially, international visitors attending the IDS. The company puts the safety of its customers and employees first when making these types of decisions.

Walter Petersohn, Chief Commercial Officer at Dentsply Sirona, says, “It was a difficult decision to make, but much of what makes the IDS and its unique dynamics what they are, will not be possible in March 2021 because of the conditions we expect due to COVID-19. We would not be able to provide our customers and visitors with their usual experience at the show at this time. The same applies to the quality that they expect of Dentsply Sirona. We trust that the situation will change in due course, and we already look forward to taking part in the next IDS.”

IDEX 2020 moved to new dates in September

The 17th International Istanbul Dental Equipment and Materials Exhibition (IDEX), originally due to take place in the Spring, has been postponed until 10-13 September at the CNR Expo Center in Istanbul. The decision to go ahead with the show was made by the Pozitif Trade Fairs and DİŞSİAD (Turkish Dental Bussinessmen Association).

Reaching a business volume of 500 million dollars in Turkey, the dental industry will gather professionals from all over the world at IDEX. The exhibition will display products from more than 1.000 domestic and international brands. With 30,000 visitors expected from 80 countries, the exhibition aims to create a trade volume of more than 150 million dollars.

Organised by CNR Holding subsidiary, Pozitif Trade Fairs, in association with DİŞSİAD, the exhibition is known to draw industry professionals from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Russia and CIS countries, the Far East, North and South America, and Oceania.   

Companies from Russia, Germany, Italy, the UK, Austria, Hungry, India, the UAE, and the USA will be present as the products of more than 1.000 brands from 14 countries will be showcased. State-of-the-art products, from orthodontics to implants, imaging devices, dental equipment, dental cements, and cad/cam, will be introduced across the 35,000m2 show floor.

In addition to the aisles packed with products from around the world, attendees will also have the chance to explore the industry and its challenges on a global scale via the programme of seminars and workshops on offer. Industry developments will be shared as professional international speakers discuss the dental industry’s latest innovations and share their opinions about the future of the sector.

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