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01/09/2006

Diaco launch to global audience at the 18 th Congress of International Association for Disability and Oral Health

Gothenburg Concert Hall, Göteborg, Sweden - August 23-26, 2006

Diaco were proud to be the main sponsors of the 18th Congress of IADH, the International Association for Disability and Oral Health, in Göteborg, Sweden 23 - 26 August 2006. The congress was hosted by the Nordic Association for Disability and Oral Health and organised under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

Diaco demonstrating the diaco® dental chair for wheelchair patients to dental teams and the local press at IADH

IADH Demo

The theme for the congress was, "Oral Health and Disability - Quality of Life", aimed at focusing on how important oral health and oral function is to all human beings and especially to people with disabilities.

Over 700 dentists representing 40 countries attended the three day congress exchanging ideas on ways of improving oral health for people with disabilities and learning about advanced oral treatments and oral motor therapy. The differences were considerable between countries, but the aim of the congress was to work together to cooperate and find new ways to make further progress, especially in countries where persons with disabilities are a low priority.

diaco exhibited over the three days in the central area of the exhibition hall and had enquiries from many countries including Saudi Arabia, USA, Australia and Scandinavia. Steve Campbell presented to the congress 'diaco - future strategies for delivering advanced oral care' explaining how and why the company was formed and the changes that diaco are enabling to the oral health of people with disabilities in the UK.

Steve Campbell from diaco presenting to the congress 'diaco - future strategies for delivering advanced oral care'

Steve demonstrating to the congress

The congress was organized by the Nordic Association for Disability and Oral Health whose president Jan Andersson-Norinder is also the Director of the Mun-H-Center, Sweden. The Mun-H-Center is a Swedish national oralfacial centre of expertise, the aim of which is to collect, document and develop information relating to rare disorders, and to circulate this knowledge as a contribution to ensuring that patients with rare disorders receive better treatment and can have an improved quality of life.

The Mun-H-Center is also a the Swedish national resource centre for oralfacial aids and appliances for the disabled.

Steve Campbell from diaco and the President of IADH Jan Andersson-Norinder

Steve Campbell and Andersson-Norinder

For more information about IADH 2006 please click here www.iadh2006.com

For more information about IADH please visit: www.iadh.org

For more information about the Mun-H-Centre please visit: www8.vgregion.se