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.
Another successful IADDM meeting in Berlin is just history. An outstanding scientific program attracted colleagues from allover the world. There is no better place than the annual meeting of IADDM to bring together the generalist, specialist, graduate student, and dental technologist interested in Digital Dental Medicine. Everybody profited from this family-style encounter with great networking opportunities. The strength of the scientific program and by this the strength of IADDM meetings in general is based in the diversity of the themes. Beside an innovative industrial input, fields like prosthodontics, orthodontics, operative dentistry, implant surgery and technology were presented on the highest level.
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.
The Scientific committee works diligently to prepare for 2018’s meeting on December 10-11, in Shanghai, China and we anticipate having another excellent time together for scientific sessions and to delight in each other’s company. 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 to the 4th International Annual Meeting of the IADDM in December 2018.
Prof. em. Dr. Carlo Marinello