تحت رعاية سمو الشـــيخ حــمــدان بن راشـــد آل مــكـتوم، نائب حاكم دبي، وزير المالية، رئيس هيئة الصحة بدبي
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, President of the Dubai Health Authority

AEEDC Student Competition

Competition is a major factor in education on a global scale. National education systems intend to bring out the best in the next generation, by involving students in educational intellectual competitions and offering them incentives for self-improvement.

AEEDC Student Competition provided a unique opportunity to all dental students. Students in their last academic years can actively interact with their counterparts from different dental colleges and universities through a face-to-face competition, with a vision of exchanging information, knowledge and expanding their horizons on various issues of dentistry. Competing students will be challenged to engage with Dental questions in various subjects ranging from Infection Control and Four Handed Dentistry to Implantology and Oral Surgery.

Objectives

  • To involve dental students in AEEDC Dubai programs.
  • To create interaction among dental students of different institutions.
  • To expand their knowledge in various issues in dentistry by active participation.
  • To support and shape up the knowledge hunting sense of the future dentists.
  • To develop an exciting environment and cohesion among dental students.

AEEDC KNOWLEDGE CHAMPION 2017: King Khalid University

9th AEEDC Student Competition Guidelines & Regulations

It’s our pleasure to conduct the 9th AEEDC Student Competition during the 22nd UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC Dubai, which is scheduled to be held from 6 – 8 February 2018, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. AEEDC Student Competition provides opportunities to all dental students in their clinical practice stage a unique opportunity to interact with their peers, share experiences and get exposed to work in collaboration with other students and under the supervision of faculty members. Generally, the students are challenged to engage with Dental questions divided into two groups: group one will be correlated to AEEDC Conference Lectures, group two will be correlated to Clinical Dentistry submitted by each participating university and as team students will work to answer these questions. Your College is welcome to participate with us through nominating 5 students to be part of the competition,  In this respect the college name will be part of all the promotional campaign related to the competition, its name will be carried in all our e-flyers, newsletters and other advertising materials and campaign. The College logo will be also placed on AEEDC website with a hyperlink to the university website.
General Guidelines and Regulations:
  • No participation forms will be considered after 20th November 2017.
  • Submission of the participation form does not automatically entitle the applicant to participate in AEEDC Students Competition 2018.
  • Incomplete participation form will not be accepted as all required information should be received before the submission deadline.
  • For any withdrawals, the participants should notify the *organiser in writing as soon as possible or minimum of (2) months prior to the event.
  • AEEDC Student Competition is open to all public and private dental colleges.
  • Academic team is made up of (5) students which will be nominated from each university to be part of the competition.
  • Participants must be bonafide students from the representing dental college.
  • Participants must be in clinical practice stage (fourth or fifth academic year)
  • Each team is supervised by one faculty member from the same university.
  • The faculty member supervisor will nominate one team leader (captain) from the five students to be the representative of the team while answering the questions.
  • All the team members and their supervisors must be registered in the conference.
  • A draw process will select the competing teams in the preliminary round and will be announced to the participants of the competition.
  • The student competition teams with the higher scoring points in the elimination round(s) will be qualified for the final round.
  • The winner team will be the team which collects the higher points in the Final round.
Competition Mechanics:
The competition will be composed of three rounds: – Elimination A & B & Final Rounds:
Elimination Rounds(A):
This will be conducted on 6th February from 14:00-15:30 , it will consist of five rounds as the following: (A random electronic draw process had selected the competing teams)
Round 1:Round 2:Round 3:Round 4:Round 5:
Team 1Team 3Team 5Team 7Team 9
Team 2Team 4Team 6Team 8Team 10
Elimination Rounds (B):

This will be conducted on 6th February from 15:30 – 16:00, it will select the five winners from Elimination round (A), together with the highest score from the losing teams, will proceed to this round and the winners will advance to the Final Round.

Round 1:Round 2:Round 3:
Team 1Team 3Team 5
Team 2Team 4Team 6
 

Final Round:
This will be conduct on the 7th of February from 16:00-17:00; teams will face each other at the same time.

Competition Policy:
  1. All (5) representatives of each dental college will work to answer the questions as a group including the captain student, who will deliver the answer
  2. Questions will be related to AEEDC conference program lectures and Clinical Dentistry submitted by each participating university
  3. The conference questions and answers will be from the speakers themselves and they are the only reference
  4. The Clinical Dentistry questions submitted by each participating university will be cross checked by independent academics
  5. The conference questions will be from the respective session previous to each round, i.e.: The morning session of each day.
  6. French Session ( Hall F) and the Digital Dentistry Society Symposium in Collaboration with Digital Dentistry Society – DDS (Hall E) will not be included in the competition questions
  7. Questions shall be in multiple choice forms
  8. Each round will be composed of (10) questions, (5) questions for each team random from AEEDC Conference lectures and questions submitted by each participating university
  9. In case of incorrect answer, the question will not be transferred to the other team
  10. Each question will be worth (1) point
  11. Students have thirty seconds to discuss with each other before the team captain will deliver the answer
  12. In case of tie, each team will have (1) tie breaker question, if both answered correctly, the process will be repeated
  13. Disqualification in case of receiving external assistance is to the organizers’ discretion.
  14. Participating teams members are expected to present their University in a professional manner, any socially unacceptable behavior will result in automatic disqualification of their team from the competition.
Awards:
  1. The best scoring team will be declared as AEEDC KNOWLEDGE CHAMPION 2018
  2. Each member student of the champion team will received 1000 AED
  3. Free registration for AEEDC Dubai 2019 for each member student of the champion team
  4. Certificate of competition participation will be given to all team members
  5. Invitation to AEEDC Dubai Night on 7th of February 2018 for all teams’ members.