Ji-hua Chen, DDS, PhD
Department of Prosthodontics, College of Stomatology, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an,
P. R. China
The Preparatory Meeting of the 3rd International Congress on Adhesive Dentistry (IAD) and Symposium on Prosthodontic New Technology was held at Lijiang, Yunnan province from July 8 to 10, 2006, more than 20 distinguished scholars from the Fourth Military Medical University, Peking University, Wuhan University, Tongji University, and other areas attended the meeting. Professor Ji-Hua Chen, Director of the Department of Prosthodontics, College of Stomatology of the Fourth Military Medical University resided the meeting.
The preparatory meeting reviewed the first and second IAD held in Tokyo, Japan in 2002 and 2005. The great contributions and excellent organizing work of the last two congresses were highly appraised. It was decided that the 3rd IAD would be held in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China from September 26 to 28, 2008. The theme has been confirmed as “Adhesive Foundation and Clinical Durability”. Professor Ji-Hua Chen was elected as the congress president, and some distinguished international professors will be invited as the co-presidents of the congress in future. Some renowned scholars will also be invited as the advisors. The preliminary organizing committee was formed and the subsequent work was discussed. The detailed organizing work would be conducted by the College of Stomatology, the Fourth Military Medical University. The congress invites the attendance of the scholars and clinicians from universities, medical institutions and scientific research organizations both all over the country and the world to exchange their significant research works, to communicate and promote the advances in this area.
With fast developing of adhesive technology in China, it is becoming one of the most commonly used methods in dental treatments. In recent years, remarkable contributions have been achieved in both basic researches and clinical treatments. Therefore, in order to present the progresses to the colleagues of the world, to exchange the opinions and discuss with renowned overseas scholars, the 3rd IAD will act as a bridge into the world, which should be greatly contributed to the development of adhesive dentistry in China.
The preparatory meeting was sponsored by 3M ESPE, China Corporation. The work had been done by 3M ESPE Corporation was hereby highly appreciated.
Contacts for the information of the 3rd IAD congress should be addressed to the following.
Dr. Ji-hua Chen, Professor and Head
Department of Prosthodontics, College of Stomatology, The Fourth Military Medical University
145 Changle Xi Road, Xi’an, 710032, P. R. China
Phone; +086-29-8477-6329: Fax; +086-29-8477-6329: E-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
(Int Chin J Dent 2007; 7: 48.)