The Sri Lanka Dental Association hosted 42nd Asia Pacific Dental Congress from 18th to 22nd May, 2021 themed ‘Concepts and Critique; a vision for excellence in oral care’. This was the third APDC hosted by SLDA having hosted previous Asia Pacific Dental Congress in 1997 and 2010. The 42nd Asia Pacific Dental Congress was held as a virtual congress and was transmitted from BMICH, Colombo, with the collaboration of the Asia Pacific Dental Federation (APDF). This was the first ever virtual Asia Pacific Dental Congress to be held. As you are aware organizing the APDC was initiated in preparation for it to be hosted in 2019. However, on the request of the APDF, South Korea was awarded the hosting rights in 2019 and we were to host in 2020. The onset of the COVD-19 pandemic impacted all global events and it was inevitable to postpone the congress to 2021. Thus it was a long and tedious process of organizing this event from 2018 with a considerable strain on finances.
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