Greeting from the Malaysian Association of Aesthetic Dentistry (MAAD)! I am truly honoured and humbled to be elected as the President for the term 2022 - 2024.
Since the relaxation of Covid-19 standard of operations (SOPs) on 1st May 2022, we are slowly returning to a sense of normalcy. We have now starting to have more physical conference and workshop which is a good sign.
18th MAAD Scientific Conference
After a hiatus of two and a half years caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, we were back on track again to organise the 18th MAAD Scientific Conference which was held on 17 and 24 July 2022 at The Dental City and Grand Hyatt Hotel. The event was held successfully and we are planning our 19th MAAD Scientific Conference in Jun 2023.
Please note that starting from next year 2023, we need to collect at least 20 CPD points and use these points collected in 2023 to renew our 2025 APC in October 2024. So in 2024 we need to get ready our CPD points collected in 2023 together with our professional indemnity insurance before we can renew our 2025 APC. With such rapid advancements in the field of dentistry, it is of utmost importance that all dental practitioners keep abreast of these current knowledge and advancements. Hence, we should make full use of this conference and always hunger for more.
The landscape of aesthetic dentistry has changed drastically in the last 5-10 years. Rapid onset of digital dentistry, improvements in adhesive dentistry, and the advocacy of minimally invasive dentistry all pose new challenges to the existing and rising aesthetic dentists in Malaysia. Therefore, the MAAD has been at the forefront of bringing new technology and events to address all these changes. In addition, the association has become a platform to learn, to discuss, to collaborate, and to stay connected.
Smile aesthetics is the leading primary concern of the majority of patients seeking dental treatment. Therefore, changing one’s smile is heavily relying on the knowledge and skills of dental practitioners that may bring out different levels of smile aesthetics. A good aesthetic dentist will be able to build an ideal smile design during the treatment planning and improve the patients’ smile aesthetics, subsequently avoid a treatment outcome that falls short of patient personalization and unachievable ideals.
At MAAD, our team strongly believe and advocate that continual learning and education at the highest level is the key to the improvement of standards of aesthetic dentistry. We will strive to continue on our mission to promote excellence in aesthetic dentistry, to set a better standard for aesthetic dentistry in Malaysia by the modernization of our professional services in line with technology amplification for present and future generations in Malaysia.
We will continue to develop the roles of the council members to serve our members even better in the coming years.
I look forward to meeting all our members at the upcoming events. We will keep you all posted through our website and our social media pages. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Dr Schzanne Choo
Malaysian Association of Aesthetic Dentistry