On behalf of the Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (AAAD) I would like to welcome all delegates to our 15th Biennial Scientific Meeting which is being hosted by the Aesthetic Dentistry Society, Singapore (ADSS) in conjunction with the ADSS biennial scientific meeting, the Dental Aesthetics Meeting in Asia (DAMA).
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the AAAD. The Academy has grown from strength to strength with a total of 12 country members including founding members Japan, Korea and Singapore. In addition, the AAAD is also a member of the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry.
Aesthetic Dentistry is fast growing into a discipline of its own right with several Universities worldwide implementing their own postgraduate programmes and Masters’ programmes. At AAAD we recognise the importance of continuing education and training of dentists in the practice area of aesthetic dentistry. To meet these demands we will continue to work with member academies to provide speakers from Asia opportunities to share their experience and grow.
This edition’s scientific programme will prove to be an exciting and educational one with many hands-on workshops, lectures and keynotes for the participants to choose from. I would like to thank ADSS for hosting this wonderful meeting and working so tirelessly. Our appreciation goes out to the chairman Dr. Jeffery Seow and his very able committee for all the hard work.
Please enjoy the meeting and I hope to catch up with as many of you as possible.
Dr. Ronnie Yap