The International Congress of Dental Medicine for Students and Young Dentists, DENTis 2016 took place from the 21st to the 23rd of March 2016, on 23 Gheorghe Marinescu street, in „Iuliu Hațieganu” Hall.

The event was organized by the Organisation of Dental Students of Cluj-Napoca with the support of „Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj-Napoca and the Romanian Dentistry College. The main sponsor of the Congress was Blend-a-Med and other partners were: Colgate, Red International, Stomestet, GSK, Iso X, Ad Sanitatem Farm, Marty, Terra Dent, Dentsply, Nastimed, Marty, Rodna Trans, Pralina, Electro Sistem, Prompt Servit, UBSC, Dent Café, GC, Ortho Shop, Pokka, Centrul Ortodontic, Omnipass.

At the 17th edition, there were 309 participants, out of which 186 were from „Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj-Napoca, 43 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iași, 23 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, 28 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Constanța, 12 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Târgu-Mureș, 4 from Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Oradea, 1 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Chișinău, 1 from Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Arad, 3 from Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Galați, 2 from Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Sibiu, and 6 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova.

The President of the Congress was Prof. Dr. Radu Septimiu Câmpian, and Prof. Dr. Diana Dudea, Prof. Dr. Alexandra Roman, and Associate Professor Dr. Lucia Hurubeanu were part of the Scientific Committee.

The conferences were delivered by lecturers of our University (Prof. Dr. Diana Dudea, Lecturer Dr. Alexandra Botoș, Lecturer Dr. Smaranda Buduru, Assist Prof. Dr. Ștefan Adrian Petruțiu, Prof. Dr. Alexandra Roman, Lecturer Dr. Bogdan Culic, Dr. Cristian Dinu, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ioan Barbur, Lecturer Dr. Rareș Călin Roman, Associate Prof. Dr. Ondine Lucaciu, Dr. Cătălin Balog, Lecturer Aranka Ilea, Assist. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Trancă). Special guests were: Prof. Dr. Sylvie Testelin ( Amiens, France), Prof. Dr. Graziono Montaruli and Dr. Domenico Ciavarella (Foggia, Italy), Dr. Peter Kiefner, Dr. Ghassan Bitar.

The Congress hosted 20 scientific projects presented by students, 7 were from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, 9 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iași, 1 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, 1 from Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Sibiu and 2 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Târgu Mureș.

At the same time, several workshops were organised: “Sutures in parodontology to insure the primary closure”, “Basic surgery skills”, “CAD/CAM systems – reality next to us”, “Dental articulators – hands-on”, “Microscopic endodontics: retreatment techniques”, “Management based on prophylactic proofs of the patient”, “Updates in oral prophylaxis”.

The Opening Gala Dinner took place at the Aroma Restaurant, the party took place at NOA Club, and the Closing Gala Dinner was held at Napoca Restaurant.