ISDH: International Symposium on Dental Hygiene

The International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) is held every two years under the auspices of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) to provide a forum for the understanding and discussion of issues pertaining to dental hygiene.

Symposium attendees include Dental/Oral Hygienists, Medical/Dental Practitioners and Allied Healthcare Practitioners. The official language of the symposium is English with simultaneous translation into other languages, depending on the location.

House of Delegates vote on which Full Association Member country will host the event.

The event encompasses three IFDH elements:

  • Board of Directors: 2-day meeting.
  • House of Delegates Business Meeting: 2-3 day meeting for IFDH HoD members only.
  • Symposium: 3 day symposium with over 1,500 attendees from around the world.

International Symposium on Dental Hygiene

Seoul, South Korea

July 11-13, 2024

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For ISDH Sponsorship and Exhibit information, contact Peter Anas

Future ISDH Locations

  • 2026: Milan, Italy: July 9-11, 2026
  • 2028: Dubai, United Arab Emirates: June 2028

Past ISDH Locations