MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY GENERAL
More than half a century of seeking cooperation with industry in oral health and dental education!
The record-breaking success of the 10th Congress held in Singapore in 1981, lead to the Asia Pacific Dental Congress becoming a major dental event in the Asia Pacific Dental calendar.
Explore the community and reach out to a fellow near you!
On October 13, 1955, a small organization with ambitious ideas held its inaugural session in Tokyo, Japan, attended by 32 delegates from Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya (made up of dentists from Singapore and Malaysia), Thailand, South Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Republic of China. These 8 country representatives decided to form the Asia Dental Congress (the forerunner of the Asia Pacific Dental Federation) and the meeting in Tokyo became the first Congress. Owing to the vision of these 32 founding dentists, the organization grew steadily.