Welcome to the website of the Association of the German Dental Industry (VDDI e.V.)

The dental industry in Germany invents and develops innovative technologies, materials, processes and devices needed by dentists and dental technicians to maintain or restore the dental health of millions of people across the globe.

As a result, it makes an essential contribution to improving quality of life and physical and aesthetic well-being.

Furthermore, the dental industry in Germany is ... 

  • active worldwide and represents an outstanding example for product quality and reliability "Made in Germany"
  • flexible, customer and service oriented
  • a research-based industry which cooperates closely with dental science and dental laboratories
  • a reliable partner for dentists, dental technicians and the dental trade
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IDS 2023: Gala evening to mark the anniversary of "100 years of IDS" at the Flora in Cologne

Quelle: Koelnmesse Bilddatenbank

Quelle: Koelnmesse Bilddatenbank

"Ribbon Cutting" officially opens the 40th IDS

On the eve of the International Dental Show IDS, the industry celebrated the 100th anniversary of the leading global trade fair for the dental sector. In the exclusive, historic ambience of the Cologne Flora, national and international decision-makers from industry, trade, media and politics met at a gala evening.

At the beginning of the gala, the 40th IDS, which starts today, was officially opened with a "Ribbon Cutting".

From left to right:

Wolfgang Bosbach, German politician CDU and lawyer

Dr. Markus Heibach, Executive Director of the Association of the German Dental Industry (VDDI) and the GFDI Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH, the commercial enterprise of the VDDI

Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH

Prof. Ihsane Ben Yahya, President FDI World Dental Federation

Mark Stephen Pace, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of the German Dental Industry (VDDI)

Henriette Reker, Mayor of the City of Cologne and Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Koelnmesse

Dominik Kruchen, President of the Association of German Dental Technicians (VDZI)

Jochen G. Linneweh, Managing Director of the Dental Bauer Group and President of the Bundesverband Dentalhandel e.V. (German Dental Trade Association)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Benz, President of the German Dental Association (BZÄK)

Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH

Your contact:

For details and information on the dental industry:
VDDI/GFDI - Press Office
Burkhard Sticklies / Agnes Plümer
sticklies@vddi.de / pluemer@vddi.de

Your contact for IDS:
Volker de Cloedt
Communications Manager

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln
Tel. +49 221 821-2960
Fax +49 221 821-3544
Email: v.decloedt@koelnmesse.de
Internet: www.koelnmesse.com

Annual Report 2022 / 2023