Greetings to all our delegates and friends!
Let me take this wonderful opportunity to welcome all our local and foreign delegates to our 40th ASIA PACIFIC DENTAL CONGRESS (APDC)
Manila and 109th PDA Annual Convention dated May 7-11, 2018.
It is a great honor and privilege to be the honorary chairman of this 40th APDC Manila since it carries the daunting mission and crucial responsibility to ensure the success of the forthcoming congress by providing the necessary impetus and encouragement to the members of the organizing committee of the APDC Manila headed by Dr. Fernando Fernandez
and the PDA convention led by Dr. Arlene Reyes, PDA President, Dr. Mark Villalobos and Dr. Ariel Go, PDA Speaker and HOD.
I am more than confident that with Dr. Fernandez at the helm, I firmly believe this 40th APDC Manila will be a huge success considering his wisdom, foresight and experience as a president of several dental organizations, coupled with the overwhelming support and teamwork of the tireless and indefatigable members of his organizing committee, thus paving the way to forge ahead and make a difference in holding this milestone event.
The chosen theme for this congress "Intensifying professionalism in synergy with dental science and technology" is the embodiment of the profound and immense dedication of our colleagues to excel in their field of expertise and level up the profession in the midst of recent advances in technology.
It is our pleasure and privilege to welcome the following distinguished people who are stalwarts in their own right and are remarkable pillars in the Asia Pacific Dental Federation/Asia Pacific Regional Organization: APDF/APRO President Dr. Cristina Antonio, APDF/APRO Secretary
General Dr. Oliver Hennedige, Chairman ICCDE Dr. Jeffrey Y S Tsang MBE, Treasurer Dr. Yang Chun- Chieh, the council officers for 2017-2018, members of the list of honours.
I am reiterating this invitation and taking this opportunity to all concerned practitioners to take part and reap the benefits of this congress by widening your horizons through state-of-the-art technologies and breakthroughs to be shared by top-notch and international experts. The
stakeholders in this forthcoming event – the practitioners of various expertise - stand to benefit from this event. The Philippines as well can gain from this event in terms of generating tourism with the influx of participants from countries in the Asia Pacific Region and the rest of the world.
I assure everyone that together with the Organizing Committee and other stakeholders, we will harness our best efforts to ensure that the event will leave them not only a fruitful and rewarding experience worth their time and resources but also a lasting and cherished memory in the tradition of the innate Filipino hospitality known all over the world.
Hosting this event is absolutely a big challenge and a tall order for Dr. Fernandez and his Organizing Committee. I am sure that Dr. Fernandez and his team will leave no stone unturned to make APDC 2018 a resounding success with the staunch back-up of its mother organization, APDF/APRO.
Let’s all look forward to APDC 2018 with bright hopes and aspirations and I wish all of us continued success in our future undertakings.
Dr. HERMOGENES P. VILLAREAL
Honorary Chairman, APDC 2018
PAST PRESIDENT, APDF/ APRO
MEMBER -LIST OF HONOURS