This fall, the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED) launches an unprecedented project: the IFED World Challenge. Drawing inspiration from tournament-style competitions, this event will see member societies and academies from around the globe compete in the field of Esthetic Dentistry.
The winner of this challenge will be determined during the next IFED World Congress and will receive the DAVID KLAFF IFED AWARD.
Each participating academy will field two contestants, all under 40 years of age, to represent them in this sporting competition. The challenge, initially proposed by the Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the late IFED Secretary-General Dr. David Klaff from London, will progress through elimination rounds, culminating in a grand finale. Following Dr. Klaff's passing, the event was postponed by a year, but now it's set to make its much-anticipated debut.
Seven countries will compete over four rounds, including academies from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, South Africa, and Turkey. The first round is scheduled for late October/early November, with subsequent rounds in December and February. The grand finale is set for the IFED World Congress in Istanbul from April 25-27, 2024.
Upcoming IFED World Challenge Matches - 2nd Round Schedule
Please note the following schedule for the second round of the IFED World Challenge:
Czech Republic vs. Germany: Scheduled for January 17, 2024, at 9 PM CET.
Japan vs. Turkey: Scheduled for January 21, 2024, at 12 PM CET.
The winners of these matches will advance to the third round in March 2024, competing to
determine the final opponent for Team Italy in the grand finale on April 26, 2024, in Istanbul.
It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our esteemed Executive Committee Secretary and cherished friend, David Klaff. David's departure has left a deep void in the International Federation of
Esthetic Dentistry (IFED) family.
David Klaff was not just a member of our committee; he was a visionary leader and a mentor to many. His contributions to the field and our organization were immense and transformative. David's legacy of excellence and dedication will continue to inspire us.
David will forever be remembered for his kindness, wisdom, and unwavering commitment to our community. He will be deeply missed, but his spirit and contributions will continue to guide us in our ongoing endeavors.
In honor of his remarkable life and enduring impact, we are proud to introduce the David Klaff IFED Award. This newly established award, created in his name and memory, celebrates excellence and innovation in esthetic dentistry, values that David fervently championed.