13th Asian Pacific Dental Congress – 1988

A commemorative postage stamp on the 13th Asian Pacific Dental Congress, New Delhi :

1119 Asian Pacific Dental Congress [India Stamp 1988]Issued by India

Issued on Jan 28, 1988

Description of Designs : The stamp depicts a smiling rural youth, conforming to the slogan of the 13th Asian Pacific Dental Congress that “Healthy teeth mean a healthy body”. The design of the stamp is prepared by Shri M. D. Sharma. The first day cover depicts dental treatment and the cancellation is the logo of the Indian Dental Association, for which the material was given by the Association and final design is by Smt. Alka Sharma.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Watermark : No

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 400 Paise

Stamps Printed : 15,00,000 in sheets of 35

Printer : India Security Press

About : 

  • The Asian Pacific Dental Federation is the regional organisation of the Federation Dentaire Internationale (FDI) which was founded in Paris in 1990. In eighty seven years, the federation has acquired a standing respected by other such international organisations.
  • In February, 1954, during the 8th Annual meeting of All Indian Dental Association, Professor Seiichi Matsumiya of Tokyo proposed a plan to hold a Joint Conference of Asian countries to promote mutual understanding, friendship and interchange of scientific knowledge. The 1st Conference of Asian Pacific Dental Federation was held in Tokyo during 1955. Today (i.e. 1988) 14 countries of the Asian Pacific region are members of this Federation – Australia, Burma, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore and Thailand. The aim of the Congress is to meet every three years in an Asian country; with the following objectives:-

    To establish closer co-operation amongst the national dental organisation of the region in the fields of education, research and public health, to stimulate progress in dentistry, to establish close cooperation with international bodies in order to make a positive contribution to world health and to carry out regional organisation of the FDI.

  • At the Tenth Congress held in Singapore in 1981, the Indian Dental Association extended an invitation of APDC to hold its 13th Congress in New Delhi. The Indian Dental Association was proud to host this prestigious Congress for the first time which is scheduled from 28th January to 1st February, 1988. About 3000 delegates from all over the world were expected to attend the Congress, the theme of the Congress being “Esthetic Dentistry” and sub-theme “Public Health Dentistry in Developing Countries”. There was 40 Scientific Sessions spread over a period of 5 days with three sessions being held simultaneously. A special feature of this Congress was the introduction of three one-day preconference courses on porcelain & partial denture. A trade fair exhibition was also being arranged where 75 traders participated from all over the world displaying the latest dental equipments, instruments and materials.
  • Text: Courtesy Indian Dental Association.

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