New Challenges in oral Implantology, August 6-9, 2009


The 1st Asia Pacific Academy of Implant Dentistry International Congress in MANILA, August 6-9, 2009

Congress Chairman Dr. Joseph Lim lead the opening ceremony of the 1st Asia Pacific Academy of Implant Dentistry Congress.

During his speech, Dr. Lim stated that he never thought his dream of assembling experts in implant dentistry under one roof would ever come true. The realization of his dream was happening before his eyes and he expressed his gratefulness when he told with the audience “all of you helped my dream pass from the realm of thought to the realm of action."

Initially, Dr. Lim explained, the very idea of inviting the world’s brightest minds in implant dentistry to share valuable insight, observations, and knowledge under the same roof seemed impossible at first. With this ceremonial opening, “what then appeared to be unbreakable barriers have been broken!” proclaimed Dr. Lim.

Dr. Lim shared how fascinated he was when he saw the passion with which his colleagues pursued their mission to share their know-how, experience, and wisdom with their peers. "It is heartening to note, that in this age of materialism, selflessness remains the outstanding virtue among those who practice implant dentistry," Dr. Lim exclaimed. "It is a virtue which I hope will survive forever."

To close, Dr. Lim ended the opening ceremony with the following words: “This is the virtue that inspired PCOI and APAID to host the first regional congress in conjunction with the seven leading Philippine dental schools that share the common vision of improving and promoting education; research and training; and international exchanges in Oral Implantology. We will work together to upgrade the profession through worldwide academic exchanges.”