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The African Society of Dentistry and Implantology (ASDI) has organized in partnership with the Dentistry Schools of Rabat and Casablanca in Morocco on the 31st of January and the 1st of February 2014 the first Conference of Deans of Dentals School of Africa (CDDSA).

This conference, under the presidency of Pr. Sana RIDA and directorship of Pr. Amal EL OUAZZANI, has known a great success since it saw the participation of 33 dental schools coming from more than 15 African countries (Algeria, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Ghana, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, … etc.).

This unprecedented continental event also saw media coverage of audiovisual as well as national and international written press. During this conference, the ASDI has been designated by statute as an associate member of the CDFMDA and the AJDI as the partner, and media and scientific support of the conference.

The 33 dental schools currently support the African Society of Dentistry and Implantology and the African Journal of Dentistry and Implantology; their Deans are actually all part of their scientific committees.

The CDFMDA is the representative structure of university and clinical dentistry of the continent. It constitutes a force of reflection, proposal and political decisions in matters of training, health care and research in the field of dentistry within official public instances, private professionals and national and international ordinals.

With the same perspective, one of the resolutions of the first edition of the CDDSA organized on January 2014 in Marrakech was the organization in partnership with the ASDI the first edition of the African Congress of Dentistry and Implantology (ACDI 2016) and also the African Dental Exposition (ADE 2016) from the 26th to the 30th January in Marrakech.

The 2nd edition of the CDDSA was held in Marrakech on the 29th of January in parallel with the ACDI 2016. It welcomed new members and has seen the signing of partnerships between the members of the CDDSA which will strengthen the exchanges and links between the African dental schools.

A new board has been elected presided by Pr. Tarek ABBAS (Egypt) and Cairo, Egypt has been confirmed as the city which will host and welcome the ACDI 2018 and ADE 2018.

1st conference for the deans of schools of dentistry in Africa 2014

2nd conference for the deans of schools of dentistry in Africa