Message from Chairperson
It is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Invention and Innovation in Dentistry Exhibition 2021 which will be held virtually. This event which is proudly organized by The Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia is designed to serve as an arena where creative ideas, inventions and innovations are to be presented and where the industry’s keenest minds can discuss and deliberate on the evolution in the dental and healthcare fields.
This year’s exhibition theme, 'Bridging Societies in a VUCA* World through Innovation' *(volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous), is hoped to inspire projects which are revolutionary yet adaptive to current challenging times. It is also aimed at encouraging the development of new solutions which offers significant and valuable contribution to oral healthcare focusing on best research, innovative clinical practice, and community impact.
In light of the current global pandemic situation, it is with regret that we will not be able to host the IIIDentEx2020 in beautiful Penang as planned. However, this year's event will be innovated to be held as a virtual event to abide by the directives from the Ministry of Health Malaysia and Malaysia Security Council which prohibits any form of mass gathering. The virtual platform will feature the invention and innovative projects. Participants will also be able to view other projects and interact with other participants and get constructive input and feedback from fellow participants and the panel of judges. A live webinar with our keynote speakers will also be held on the 5th-6th of October 2021 prior to the announcement of awards.
Even though participants will be missing out on the beauty of Penang this year, and the joys of partaking of laksa and nasi kandar will have to be postponed, I believe participants will still be able to benefit from the intellectual and creative stimulus that the virtual IIIDentEx2021 will provide.
Please do not miss this great opportunity to participate in this international innovation exhibition, share your experiences, generate new ideas, create opportunities and enjoy the wonderful experience that IIIDentEx2021 has to offer as we all adapt to the new norms.
With best regards,
Assoc. Prof Ts Dr. Eddy Hasrul Hassan