Welcome to ISDH 2024!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene 2024 (ISDH 2024). ISDH 2024 will take place on 11-13 July at COEX in the vibrant city of Seoul, South Korea.
ISDH 2024 is a collaborative effort between the prestigious International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) and the Korean Dental Hygienists Association (KDHA). It aims to unite dental hygienists from across the globe, providing an unparalleled platform for the exchange of cutting-edge research, technological advancements, and invaluable experiences.
Under the theme "Dental Hygienists, the Center of Oral Health," the symposium emphasizes the pivotal role dental hygienists play in optimizing oral health outcomes. Your dedication and expertise are instrumental in promoting comprehensive patient care and oral health. Throughout ISDH 2024, we will explore into various dimensions of dental hygienists' responsibilities, with a focused exploration of Collaboration, Optimization, Reimagination, and Equality.
The Organizing Committee is fully committed to creating an exceptional symposium that encourages the exchange of knowledge, fosters professional growth, and facilitates meaningful connections. Your active participation and valuable contributions as dental hygienists will undoubtedly enhance the overall success of this symposium.
Moreover, South Korea, known for its captivating natural landscapes, rich history, and cultural heritage, offers an ideal setting for this remarkable assembly. Participants will have a unique opportunity not only to engage in scholarly endeavors but also to immerse themselves in the vibrant diversity of Korean culture. There’s never been a better time to visit the Seoul - Korea’s postcard-perfect playground that remains the country’s premier tourist destination.
We are grateful to all colleagues who have consistently supported the continuous growth of the dental hygiene profession. Together, let's build long-lasting partnerships and create unforgettable experiences that will shape the future of dental hygiene.
We are very honored and excited to welcome you to ISDH 2024 at the COEX in Seoul, South Korea.
With warmest regards,
ISDH 2024 Organizing Committee Chair
I am personally inviting you to the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in Seoul, Korea July 11 to 13, 2024.
It has been almost 30 years since we gathered in an Asian country and we are very excited to once again experience their culture and hospitality. The Korean Dental Hygienists will be your hosts and they are very excited to meet you.
Our theme “The Dental Hygienist…The Center of Oral Health” demonstrates our position in the pursuit of improved oral health. The Scientific Committee is actively developing a robust and diverse program to expose us to the leading-edge oral health research being conducted globally.
The Local Organizing Committee is giving special attention to each detail to make your visit and symposium experience second to none. We want you to leave Seoul with many fond memories, new relationships and a portfolio full of evidence-based practices to support you.
I have had the honor to attend the 2023 Korean Dental Hygienists’ Association conference and was suitably impressed by the convention facility – COEX Seoul. You will find the setting is an ideally placed and state of the art center. As much as the COEX was impressive, I found the Korean Dental Hygienists to be an amazing group of welcoming and efficient conference hosts. Your every wish will be met from exquisite landscapes, to amazing food, and beautiful people.
I have made this point in the past, but I feel it deserves repeating. Over our isolation through Covid, we relied on flat screens to communicate and interact with one another. Flat screens can do the job but they lack enthusiasm and connectivity. The buoyancy and contagious enthusiasm you feel when immersed in a group of like-minded professionals can never be perfectly described. You need to feel it. Once you attend an international gathering you will want to go to every one.
Meeting dental hygienists from all corners of the globe and hearing their stories along with hearing global researchers will send you home totally motivated to be the best dental hygienist.
As President of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists I am looking very forward to meeting dental hygienists from our member countries and beyond. Coming together in a spirit of collegial respect to demonstrate to the world that we are a profession grounded in evidence-based practice, ethics and prevention. Dental Hygienists are the Center of Oral Health.
The Covid restrictions have been lifted, travel is open and Seoul awaits you…
I hope to see you there!
Wanda Fedora, RDH
President IFDH, 2022-2024