Learn about FDI’s Young Dentists Forum aimed at empowering future leaders in dentistry

In this interview with FDI Education Committee Chair, Dr William Cheung, learn about the Young Dentists Forum tailored for young dentists around the globe.

To engage with aspiring dental professionals and students, FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) has launched the Young Dentists Forum (YDF). This half-day programme has been thoughtfully tailored to cater to the needs and interests of young dental professionals and students, featuring captivating presentations and a stimulating panel discussion led by distinguished international speakers alongside industry and emerging voices.

An exceptional educational and networking opportunity for young dentists

Due to take place during the World Dental Congress (WDC) in Sydney, Australia, YDF promises to be an event unlike any other, engaging young dentists from around the globe.

Dr William Cheung, Chair of the FDI Education Committee and the visionary behind this initiative, explains the forum's mission: “Our aim is to provide young professionals with a platform where they can learn about the latest developments in dentistry, explore various career paths, and foster connections with peers.” By creating a dynamic environment that nurtures the exchange of knowledge and ideas, FDI is dedicated to equipping young dentists with the tools they need to excel in their early careers.

Beyond being a mere educational event, Dr Cheung underscores the transformative nature of the forum: "It's a unique opportunity for young dentists to gain invaluable exposure to the inner workings of FDI. Understanding the role of a global organized dentistry body like FDI is vital in shaping the future of our profession. By encouraging active involvement within our organization, we can collectively address critical issues affecting dentistry worldwide."

Additionally, YDF plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap between experienced professionals and emerging talent in the field, providing a common platform for them to exchange knowledge, ideas, and best practices.

YDF is a significant opportunity for young dental professionals and students, as they will be granted access to industry leaders and the chance to present on an international stage, an experience that can be truly transformative and spark innovative thinking.


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