Welcome to the SDECon 2018.
We’re very excited to welcome you to our second Saudi Dental Society Conference. After the outstanding success of the first conference in 2017, we recognized the need for a venue for educators to learn, discuss, and share expertise in the field of dental education. From the initial beginnings of the society, we have planned to be an inclusive society for dental education and instructor/faculty development for all dental education institutions in the region, therefore, this year, we are proud to be joining forces with an a newly announced University with an excellent track record in dental training and education: Riyadh Al-Elm University. We have also collaborated with the IADR- Saudi Section, as it our belief that research and education go hand in hand.
The SDES has grown quickly within its first couple of years, presenting several workshops and meetings, and growing its membership of likeminded educators, interested in setting the standards for dental education in Saudi Arabia and the region. This second conference serves as a national and international venue for educators to meet and come together to discuss important issues in education and its implementation in our dental schools, institutional educational settings, and multiple dental postgraduate training centers in Saudi Arabia.
Our conference will host international and national speakers and experts to discuss teaching philosophies and methodologies, assessment, teaching with technology, accreditation and more. In addition, we will have panel discussion to discuss the most pending issues currently related to dental education.
We invite you to participate in the conference and the share your expertise and cutting-edge research in the field with our colleagues for the betterment of the education of the next generation of dentists.