It’s been a flurry of activity in the land of the Long White Cloud as the Kiwi members of the Academy host their Study Day, launch a new website, and gear up for their annual conference. Here, SPDNZ Chair Dr Arun Natarajan gives an update on the progress happening in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The recent IAPD meeting in Maastricht saw our members receive several prestigious prizes at the event for their scientific research. Here, each of the winners talks to their research and experience in attending the IAPD conference in the Netherlands.

The 29th Congress of the IAPD was held in the cobble stoned university city of Maastricht in the Netherlands. The town with picturesque medieval architecture and canals hosted over 1,400 paediatric dentists from 77 countries for four days of high calibre scientific symposiums and a packed social program.

Several Academy member are making ongoing contributions to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) initiative to establish a specialist training program based within health services in New Zealand.