It’s not through the creation of The Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously brushing their teeth. (Though, that record-breaking event in Poland was once attended­ by over 250,000 pre-schoolers!)

In September, for the first time, FDI World Dental Federation will present its Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) in the 6th most populous member of the European Union.

Between September 7 and 10, Poznan, the capital of Wielkopolska (one of the provinces of Poland) will serve as host city. Two interconnected, but distinct events: International Congress with a first-rate scientific program, and the annual assembly of the World Dental Parliament, will take place.

According to Dr. Patrick Hescot, FDI President, Poland is an excellent choice because, “with a resilient economy, demand for dental services is growing rapidly, with growth in the private dental sector estimated between 20 and 30% per year.”


Honorata Shaw


Bartłomiej W. Loster

In a welcome message Bartłomiej W. Loster, President of Polish Dental Society and Honorata Shaw Chair of International Cooperation for the organization discussed the event location:

“The city of Poznań was chosen to host the 2016 FDI Congress not only for its experience in organizing numerous international meetings for more than a century but also for its charm and hospitality. Situated in the centre of the country it has a lively business, industrial and academic life with 120,000 students, making up one fifth of the city’s population.”

New this year at the AWDC:

Plenty of reasons to smile, or show some Zęby (pronunced Zemby), the Polish word for teeth.

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