The online forum “Israel: Dentistry 2021”, organized by the Embassy of the State of Israel to the Republic of Belarus with the support of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was held on April 27. Its goal is to present Israeli technologies, developments, innovative products, materials, equipment and organizations in the field of dentistry, as well as to promote dental market of the Republic of Belarus and present educational system of training dentists in our country.
The forum was divided into two parts. The first part was devoted to the dental market of the Republic of Belarus.
The Belarusian State Medical University was presented at the forum by the Rector - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Sergey Rubnikovich. The forum was also attended by Vice-Rector for International Relations - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Vasili Roudenok and the teaching staff of the departments of the Dental Faculty.
The Rector of the university presented the report “Training of dentists at the educational establishment “Belarusian State Medical University”. Professor Rubnikovich told the audience about the history and structure of the leading institution of higher medical education, which celebrates 100th anniversary this year.
Sergey Rubnikovich outlined the main trends in the development of dental education in Belarus, the academic staff of dental departments, educational and methodological, scientific and pedagogical, as well as medical work. Particular attention was paid to the development of international cooperation, joint scientific and educational projects in the field of dentistry, the development of student science. Of course, Professor Rubnikovich also indicated the main peculiarities of training dentists for foreign countries with reference to specific features of medical education of the student’s native country.
The presentation of Belarusian dentistry was continued by Andrey Matveev, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Chief non-staff Dental Specialist of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, Chief physician of the state institution “Republican Clinical Dental Polyclinic”.
The second part of the forum was devoted to Israeli technologies, developments, innovative products, materials, equipment, and management in the provision of dental services.
Presentations were also made by representatives of Israeli companies: Saliwell, MedicNRG, Acetech, CoreBone, Shenpaz, XGate, Meodental, Zeev Implants, Prudentix, Kometabio.
Representatives of the diplomatic corps - Alex Goldman-Shaiman, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to the Republic of Belarus; Evgeny Vorobyov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the State of Israel announced major priorities of the development of bilateral Belarusian-Israeli cooperation.
The Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Ulakhovich and the Head of the Dental Technology Sector of the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute Rafaele Mug made the presentations at the forum, too.
Many projects have been proposed for mutual cooperation and scientific research. The participants of the event had the opportunity to ask questions and establish direct contacts for the implementation of joint projects in the field of dentistry.
Author and translation: Varvara Boika, Head of the Department of international relations;
Photo: Dmitry Zelenkovsky