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2nd Tri-Regional Meeting - A New smile for Africa, Jan 2019, Kenya

InterContinental Hotel, City Hall Way, Nairobi, Kenya

18 January 2019 - 20 January 2019



Summary
It is our great pleasure to announce the 2nd Tri-Regional Meeting "A New Smile for Africa" of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) will be held on 18-20 Jan. 2019 Nairobi Kenya

Overview
The IAPD Regional Meeting, is the most prestigious meeting for paediatric dentistry in Africa and will be hosted by the Kenya Association of Paediatric Dentists and organized jointly with the Nigerian Association of Paediatric Dentistry and Paedodontic Society of South Africa.
The largest population in Africa is made up of children below the age of 15 years, and this population forms the future of the continent. Surprisingly, of all the dental diseases the world has to shoulder, especially dental caries in children, Africa is increasing joining the world nations with highest dmft/DMFT in children. It is, therefore, very important that Africa takes upon itself the lead to manage this scourge and reverse the trend.
The meeting, will focus on the important topics in paediatric dentistry, and will concentrate on oral health for the African child and strategies on its management. The program will include keynote speakers, invited local and international speakers, panel discussions, hands-on sessions, poster presentations and industry displayed exhibitions.
The emphasis of the meeting will be centered on prevention of dental caries, as this is currently the leading dental disease in the region, and children suffering from dental caries are subjected to untold pains, anxiety, lack of sleep and missed school classes, among others. Consequently, a panel of distinguish speakers will cover different aspects of caries prevention and management in children.
This is an opportunity for you to take a trip to Kenya, a country of contrast and of the world champions in long distance running. From the highest mountain peak of Kilimanjaro on its southern border with Tanzania to the snow capped Mt. Kenya in central Kenya, you will experience the rainy tropical forest, the great Rift valley and the expansive savannah grassland of the Maasai Mara with its exotic wildlife, to the west. The South East of Kenya will spoil you with its sparkling sandy beaches of Mombasa.

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