Welcome message from the chairman of the congress
As the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 13th WFLD World Congress, I would like to encourage you to come to Barcelona between 26th and 28th of April 2012. With lots of enthusiasm, we are preparing what is supposed to be the best Congress of the WFLD held until now.
We are aware that the economic crisis hampers the development of any world meeting. For that reason, we are kindly asking for any economic help to minimize the costs of the Congress so that it will become more competitive as well.
Under the slogan “The Art of the Light” we would like to create the pleasant sensation that a Mediterranean city like Barcelona can offer. The light of the city, its architecture, its gastronomy, its people as well its wonderful weather will leave good memories in everyone coming to our meeting.
That is why I think that everybody working in the dental field and interested in the laser technology, should book in their diaries the date in which the Congress is going to take place. At the same time, why not, take advantage of the occasion for taking some time off to visit the magnificent city of Barcelona.
Obviously, the success of any Congress does not only depend on the Organizing Committee, but also on the people participating. For that reason, I encourage you not to leave this opportunity of coming to Barcelona and helping to develop the Congress that the WFLD deserves.
I look forward to seeing you in Barcelona on 26th to 28th of April 2012.
Dr. Antonio J. España
Welcome message from the president of the WFLD
WFLD is, without any doubts, the most important non profit scientific society in the field of oral laser applications. With five divisions (North America, South America, Middle East-Africa, Asian-Pacificand European) its activity is increasing year after year.
Now it's time to join Barcelona for the 12th General Meeting.
First of all many thanks to the Spanish team, our Colleagues Toni Espana and Josep Arnabat as leaders and the Spanish Society (SELO).
We know they did not spare time and we appreciate all the efforts to make this meeting a big success.
All branches of oral medicine and surgery plus clinical and/or basic laser research will be approached. Teams from all over the world will get the opportunity to promote their young searchers as well as their global activity. Individual exchanges or group' discussion, projects in terms of multicentric studies for instance, should be the main goal to reach. Plus friendship.
Enjoy your stay in this wonderful town full up with nice surprises.
Do the right choice and join us, join WFLD General meeting, join Barcelona 2012.
Pr.Dr. Jean-Paul Rocca
Welcome message from the president of the SELO
As the president of the Sociedad Española de Láser Odontoestomatológico (SELO) and codirector of the Master of Laser in Dentistry EMDOLA at the University of Barcelona, I would like to thank the WFLD’s executive comitee and assembly for the trust placed on us by awarding the organization of the 13th WFLD Congress.
Increasingly, there are more dentists who use lasers in dental treatments. Experts and researchers in different congresses show the entire dental community the new techniques and developments that are currently taking place. Thus, the Universities and the Scientific Societies are the ones that should lead the research, so that the dentistry’s techniques in which laser is used could be tested based on scientific evidence. This is what we are looking forward to by working in both SELO and University of Barcelona.
With this world congress we would like to appeal to those dentists who would like to make themselves familiar with lasers in the field of dentistry, as well as those who are currently working with lasers to come and to upgrade their knowledge of the scientific research. We have also tried to encourage the world experts
in different dental specialties to attend the congress too. This is why we believe that this congress is an excellent opportunity to meet the best researchers and clinicians working in the laser field for the last years.
Barcelona is a Mediterranean city with a huge experience in organizing big events and is going to be a worldwide meeting place. Its culture, its monuments, its gastronomy and its people will make this congress a memorable experience to everyone. You cannot miss what will surely be the best world event of laser in dentistry.
We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona.
Dr. Josep Arnabat