The eighth Vietnam International Dental Exhibition and Congress kicked off in Hanoi on August 19, attracting over 1,500 delegates from 18 nations around the world.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien said that Vietnam’s odonto-stomatology sector has made important contributions to preventing and treating dental diseases.

The congress offers a chance for Vietnamese dentists to access the world’s latest expertise and techniques in this field, Tien stated.

According to President of the Vietnam Odonto – Stomatology Association Trinh Dinh Hai, up to 90 percent of the Vietnamese population have dental diseases. Among them, tens of thousands of children with cleft palates need special care and surgeries.

Therefore, updating to advanced technology is essential to the country, he added.

During their three-day sitting, participating experts will share knowledge on 42 subjects ranging from dental surgeries, teeth implants and therapy for children with cleft palates to preventive dentistry.

In parallel with symposiums, a dental exhibition is also taking place with 130 booths introducing advanced dental equipment and materials.-VNA