22 February 2023, Singapore – The Association of Orthodontists Singapore Congress (AOSC) celebrated a successful return to in-person events with its first physical edition out of the pandemic. The congress took place from 17-19 February 2023, followed by post-congress workshops on 20 February 2023, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The congress drew a total of 707 attendees from 37 countries, once again solidifying its reputation as the go-to event for orthodontists in the Asia-Pacific.
Dr. Koo Chieh Shen, Chairperson of the Association of Orthodontists Singapore Congress 2023, commented on the successful event. “We are delighted with the outcome of the AOSC 2023. The congress was designed to provide delegates with opportunities to learn, explore and network in an enriching environment. As we look back at the event’s success, we extend our gratitude to all our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors and look forward to providing more opportunities for dental professionals to reconnect in the future. We are pleased to know that the AOSC 2023 was an event worth smiling over.”
The AOSC provided an excellent platform for orthodontists, researchers, and industry experts to learn from one another and to share their expertise. The event included a wide range of educational and enrichment opportunities, including keynote speeches, panel discussions, and scientific poster presentations. The scientific conference featured a total of 21 sessions including post-congress workshops.
The AOSC scientific poster competition was another highlight of the event, with 38 poster submissions accepted and 10 finalists shortlisted for poster judging. Dr. Mei H’uah Chin was the Research category winner with her poster titled “Efficacy of Mandibular Advancement Appliances at Different Mandibular Protrusions for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – A Randomised Controlled Trial”. Dr. Pongsakorn Warin won best poster in the Case Report category with his submission “An Overcoming of Class III Skeletal Anterior Open Bite by Whole Arch Distalization and Intrusion Using an Indirect Palatal Mini-screw Anchorage and Distalization Appliance and Buccal Shelf Mini-screws With Tongue Posture Reprogramming Using Bonded Shark Tooth-Like Spurs”.
The Trade Exhibition was a thriving success, with 17 exhibitors and over 100 exhibiting brands showcasing the latest trends, clinical products, and innovations in the orthodontic industry. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the latest technologies and tap on existing knowledge, to update their clinical practice.
“As an exhibitor at AOSC, we were thrilled to see the return of in-person events and the opportunity to connect with orthodontic professionals from around the world,” said Vida Lau, SE Asia Commercial Director, Straumann Group & ClearCorrect Singapore. “The enthusiasm from attendees was infectious and we were able to make valuable connections while showcasing our latest products.”
Attendees of the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress were not only able to attend informative sessions and engage with exhibitors, but they were also able to participate in fun and engaging social events. The AOSC Welcome Reception was held at Hopscotch Gardens by The Bay on the first night and the AOSC Gardens by The Bay Run on the second day morning were particularly popular, with all slots fully subscribed. These events provided ample opportunities for attendees to network and socialize, rounding up their conference experience with fond memories and new connections.
Dr. Bryce Lee, President of the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore), added, “The AOSC was an excellent event that provided a platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge amongst dental professionals. We were thrilled to see the high level of engagement and participation from the delegates. This is a testament to the importance of continuing dental education. We also had a great opportunity to network amongst fellow professionals, after a lapse of 4 years. This event augurs well for our profession and we look forward to the next edition of the AOSC in 2025.”
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