On 10th- 13th October 2019, Tooth Fairy Foundation, a non- profit organization, successfully arranged ‘International Symposium on Academic Based Clinical Dentistry (ABCD)- 2019’ where more than 400 Dental Surgeons from across the globe participated.
Renowned international speakers like – Dr. Abdelrahman Ahmed Tawfik Ali (from Egypt), Dr. Sudin Shakya (from Nepal), Dr. Leena Rawal (from Chandigargh, India), Dr. Dhruv Arora (from New Delhi, India), Professor Dr. Mallika Sethi (from New Delhi, India), Dr. Pareedhi (from New Delhi, India) and legends of Bangladesh Dentistry like – Professor Dr. Mostaque H Sattar, Professor Dr. Gazi Shamim Hassan, Dr. Tariqul Islam Razib, Dr. Abdullah Al Masud, Dr. GKM Rifatullah & Dr. Nabanita Chakraborty delivered their valuable clinical presentations on this symposium.
There were 5 different day long clinical hands-on-workshops covering latest innovations of Dentistry, namely- Smile Design, Rotary Endodontics (RCT), Laser, Orthodontics & Implantology.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Dental Society- Professor Dr. Humayun Kabir Bulbul, Director (Dental) of DGHS- Professor Dr. Umme Salma Abdullah, Ex- treasurer & Ex- Dean of BSMMU (Faculty of Dentistry)- Prof. Dr. Md. Ali Asgor Moral, Director of Pioneer Dental College- Dr. Md. Raquibul Hossain Rumi, Principal of Pioneer Dental College- Professor Dr. Rakiba Sultana, President of Bangladesh Academy of Dentistry International- Professor Dr. Motiur Rahman Molla, Consultant Dental Surgeon General (DGMS)- Maj. Gen. Dr. Golam Mohiuddin Chowdhury along with prominent Dental Surgeons of Bangladesh like- Professor Dr. Shamsul Alam, Dr. Abdul Quader Rubel, Professor Dr. Jalal Uddin Mahmood, Dr. Anupam Podder, Dr. Mahmood Sajedeen, Dr. Helal Uddin, Professor Dr. Labuda Sultana, Professor Dr. AKM Azizul Haque, Dr. Shahed Jahan Babu, Dr. Md. Mohsin Bhuiyan, Dr. Shakhawat Hossain, Dr. Taib Bin Badsha, Dr. Mamunur Rashid and Dr. Gazi Jased Ahmed were present.
President of Tooth Fairy Foundation, Dr. Alvee Rahman said that – “This kind of academic symposiums can enlighten our Dental Surgeons to newer treatment techniques thereby helping Bangladeshi citizens to receive better treatments in our country. Dental Surgeons now learns & practices all the latest treatments from Bangladesh. They do not need to go abroad for training. Also, patients don’t need to go abroad for Dental treatments as the same treatments are now made available in Bangladesh. Even foreigners are preferring Bangladesh for their Dental treatments now-a-days.”
Leading members of Tooth Fairy Foundation like- Dr. Tanmoy Saha (Vice President), Dr. Sajib Kumar Barai (Secretary General), Dr. Sk. Rijwanur Rahman Himel (Finance Director), Dr. Farhana Bushra (Director- PR), Saima Nur (Admin Secretary), Dr. Rawfun Nahar Era (Secretary- MIS), Dr. Tasnuva Hossain (Secretary- PR), Dr. Rubayat Jahan Mou (Secretary- HR), Dr. Samiul Hasan Sumit (Secretary- Events), Dr. Muhammad Abdul Ahad, Dr. Aumiya Mitra Niyogi, Dr. Urboshi Debnath (Asstt. Secretary- Media), Dr. Manila Anzum (Asstt. Secretary- Finance), Dr. Khadija Islam (Asstt. Secretary- PR), Dr. Washiul Chisty Asif (Asstt. Secretary), Dr. Yasir Arefin (Asstt. Secretary), Dr. Nusrat Jahan (Asstt. Secretary- PR), Dr. Meher Naznin (Admin Secretary), Dr. Liliya Saha (Asstt. Secretary), Dr. Shovon Karmakar (Secretary- Rural Affairs), Dr. Zakia Sultana (Asstt. Secretary), Dr. Mehnaz Sharmin Chowdhury, Dr. Amanullah Sarker, Dr. Atique Mehdi and ABCD representatives from all dental colleges gave thanks to the participants, speakers, chairpersons & sponsors for making this program a grand success.
On a separate note, Tooth Fairy Foundation announced – November 20, 2020 as expected date for ‘2nd International Symposium on Academic Based Clinical Dentistry (ABCD)- 2020’.