In 2014, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Joerg Strub initiated the idea to found the International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine (IADDM). The founding meeting took place at Rottach-Egern, Germany on July 23, 2014.
The extremely successful 2nd IADDM Meeting in Busan, South Korea is just history and it’s a distinguished honor and a great pleasure that I accept to be the president of this future oriented and visionary Academy. Thank you for the privilege of presiding over our young Academy for the next 2 years and please know what a singular esteem it is for me to work for you all.
It is the goal of IADDM to promote the advancement, to foster convergence towards the highest standard in all facets throughout the dental community worldwide and to disseminate knowledge and understanding of digital dental medicine. Based on these goals the president’s aims are 1) to attract and increase the number of Active and Associate Members to a respectful size, 2) to involve national as well as sponsoring organizations to be part of IADDM and 3) to position IADDM as a brand and as a not-to-be-missed-international-digital-event in the dental community. Our colleagues from South Korea just made an impressive and important step in this direction.
The scientific committee works diligently to prepare for 2017’s meeting and we anticipate having another excellent time together for scientific sessions and to delight in each other’s company. We owe a lot to those who have preceded us – especially our Past President Prof. Dr. Joerg Strub and his Board members – and made us better in our profession. Please take the time to sponsor new members and to continue to mentor them over the years so that they can have the same opportunities that we enjoyed.
I kindly welcome you to participate in our Academy and I am looking very much forward to welcoming you at the 3rd International Annual Meeting of the IADDM in 2017.
Prof. em. Dr. Carlo Marinello