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Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, in November 2020, CAPP had the pleasure to welcome 30,546 dental professionals from 149 countries at its annual conference which took place virtually. The month-long dental educational programme featured CAPP’s two annual conferences, sub-speciality seminars and 25 multidisciplinary dental hybrid hands-on training courses. As the pandemic continues, CAPP will once again provide this opportunity to all dental professionals interested to attend the month-long free educational programme in November 2021.

Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) was founded in 2005 in Dubai, UAE by Dr Dobrina Mollova with the purpose of delivering excellence in CE in dentistry in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and beyond. CAPP is an American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Programme recognised provider.

Despite global efforts to bring down ongoing COVID-19 infections in 2021, the pandemic continues to bring uncertainty for face-to-face international conferences and exhibitions. Dr Dobrina Mollova commented "With dentistry being a high-risk occupation during the global pandemic, it is of utmost importance that health and safety of our members and attendees remain our top priority. We were hopeful that by November 2021, we would be able to once again host our annual conference face-to-face in Dubai, UAE, but after a survey amongst the dental professionals and partners, we decided to once again provide these conferences on a virtual platform. The conferences will be available on a complimentary basis to anyone interested in high level continuing dental education". CAPP will continue to host numerous face-to-face and virtual hands-on training courses throughout the year at its training facility in Dubai, whilst adhering to all COVID-19 precautionary measures set by the United Arab Emirates government.

Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, CAPP has continuously held weekly complimentary accredited livestream sessions from conferences, seminars to short webinar focusing on various multi-disciplinary topics and welcoming on average around 3,000 attendees a session. Several sessions even included a professional interpretation to serve non-English speaking dental professionals. In 2020 alone, CAPP educated 43,475 international dental professionals. This was a sharp increase compared to previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CAPP November Dental Livestream 2020 - one of the largest scientific online conferences in the entire world attracting 30,546 dental professionals from 149 countries who joined completely free of charge.

In November 2021, CAPP has announced the following accredited continuing dental educational programme: CAPP November Dental Livestream 2021 which will include:

• 05 November 2021: Dental Technician International Meeting

• 11-14 November 2021: 16th CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry International Conference

• 18-21 November 2021: 13th Dental Facial Cosmetic International Conference

• 26 November 2021: Digital Orthodontics Symposium 2021

• 26 November 2021: Dental Hygienist Seminar 2021

• Multi-disciplinary hybrid hands-on training courses 2021

With the news recently announced, several international associations, societies, education leading academies and dental universities have expressed interest to be part of this large international dental virtual gathering in November 2021. The conference will be in collaboration with the Emirates Dental Society, Ministry of Health & Prevention UAE, DHA, SEHA Abu-Dhabi, Saudi Dental Society, Saudi Orthodontic Society, Singapore Dental Association, Kuwait Dental Association, iDentalCourses, International group for Oral Rehabilitation, Lebanese Dental Association, The Lebanese Orthodontic Society, Oman Dental Society, Iraqi Dental Association, Saudi Orthodontic Society (Digital Orthodontics Scientific Partner), Association of Orthodontists (Singapore), AALZ Aachen Dental Laser Center, British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD), British Academy of Dental Implantology (BADI), Tipton Training, International College of Dentists, Emirates Dental Hygienist Club, FDC Academy, Q&M Dental Group and Association for Oral Health.

The CAPP November Dental Livestream is supported by the leading manufacturers in the dental industry including:

Platinum Sponsors: Dentsply Sirona, Planmeca, Aidite, Medica, Align Technology, Invisalign and iTero. Oral-B is the title sponsor of the Dental Hygienist Seminar and Invisalign is the title sponsor of the Digital Orthodontic Symposium. Further sponsors include Crystal Sponsor Megagen and Gold Sponsors Straumann Group, Ivoclar Vivadent, Henry Schein Orthodontics (Asia/Pacific), Shofu, Reveal, Carriere, Philips Zoom, Philips Sonicare, Carestream Dental, NSK, Ormco, GSK, Swiss Endo Academy, Nextdent, Scorpios, Formlabs, FKG, Ultradent, 3D Systems, GC, Dubai Medical Equipment, W&H, Castle General Trading, Middle East Dental Lab and Medit.

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