Exploring the International Dentistry Show in Cologne

January 9, 2024

Every year, thousands of dental professionals attend the International Dentistry Show (IDS) in Cologne. This is undoubtedly the chance for dentists from around the world to network and learn about the latest innovations in the industry.

Key Figures from the 2023 IDS

This year’s International Dentistry Show spanned five days, ending on March 18, 2023. It included:

  • 180,000 square meters of exhibition space
  • 120,000 trade visitors coming from 162 countries
  • 1,788 exhibitors coming from 60 countries
  • 60% of trade visitors were from abroad

This Year’s Trends

A few crucial trends became apparent during the 2023 IDS. These included improved sustainability where discussions about how to conserve energy, which products were more environmentally friendly, and other ways to improve your office’s carbon footprint were had.  Improved digital workflows and how they helped the overall feel of the office as well as improved the bottom line of practices, were also discussed in depth.  For example, an AI can now turn X-rays the right way if they are taken upside down. This led to discussions on the amount this can save in labor. Or consider the image plate scanner manufactured using methods that are CO2 neutral.


The IDS is just one of many international dentistry conventions. Dentists like Dr. Sharma make it a point to attend these events regularly. This is because they are an opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest techniques, technologies, and other developments in dentistry.


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