About Us

About CAPP

Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) was founded in 2005 in Dubai, UAE with the sole purpose of delivering excellence in Dental Continuing Medical Education in the Middle East and beyond. CAPP is an American Dental Association (ADA) C.E.R.P Recognised Provider, specialising in Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) dental education programmes.

CAPP current dental activities include:

  • Dental conferences & exhibitions organiser  
  • Short hands-on training courses organiser  
  • Long-term hands-on courses organiser in Restorative, Aesthetic, Endodontics, Implantology, Lasers leading to Certificates, Diplomas, Fellowships and Master’s Degrees
  • Dental Tribune MEA publisher
  • Corporate marketing & PR events organiser  
  • CAPP Training Institute (dental training centre) owner
  • mCME self-instruction programmes organiser

Quick CAPP facts:

  • Total of 89,736 dental professionals attended in 594 CME programmes (2005-2017)
  • One of largest CME providers in the Middle East. 1,076,832 CME attained during all CAPP’s events (2005-2017)
  • ADA C.E.R.P. Recognised Provider
  • Currently doing business with 89% of the top 100 dental companies
  • Operational in UAE, Singapore and Kuwait
CAPP’s Customers & Partners

CAPP’s clients and partners vary from dental professionals, large multinationals to SMEs that are looking for partners in the Middle East. Amongst CAPP’s customers are Denstply Sirona, Ivoclar Vivadent, GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), 3M, Oral-B(P&G), Colgate-Palmolive, Kerr Dental, KaVo, VITA, Straumann, Neoss, EMS, Mectron, Hu-Friedy, Philips Sonicare, NSK, FKG, Global, Carestream, Planmeca, Invisalign, Shofu, DeguDent, Henry Schein, 3Shape, COLTENE, Heraeus Kulzer, Jordan, Kings College London Dental Institute, Aachen University just to name a few. CAPP also works with local and international dental organisations, associations and academies such as The Saudi Dental Society, Lebanese Dental Association, Qatar Dental Society, Kuwait Dental Association, Singapore Dental Association, International Federation of Dental Hygienists, British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD), British Academy of Dental Implantology (BADI), Aachen Dental Laser Center (AALZ), RWTH International Academy - RWTH Aachen University just to name a few.


For the past 13 years CAPP has facilitated over 594 CME programmes educating 89,736 international participants. Ever since 2005 CAPP has experienced year-on-year growth and in 2017 alone CAPP educated 18,653 international dental professionals.


With the opening of CAPP Asia in 2012, the company’s reach has expanded to the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. CAPP Asia main focus in the region is the Asia-Pacific Edition of the CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference & Exhibition held in Singapore on a bi-annual basis.

Dental Tribune MEA
Dental Tribune MEA

CAPP is the owner of the Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa, print and digital publication. CAPP is delivering six print editions annually to over 21,000 dental professionals (126,000 copies annually) in the Middle East and Africa region and delivers newsletters to over 62,000 active subscribers every two weeks (approx. 1,612,000 e-mail annually). Through its international website, the latest industry news reaches the largest dental community worldwide.

Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa is part of the globally renowned Dental Tribune International Publishing Group – a combined network including more than 100 trade publications that reach more than 1,000,000 dental professionals in more than 98 countries in 29 languages. The unique publishing platform combines print and online media, offering a multitude of marketing channels to reach the largest dental community worldwide


CAPP is the organiser of the two leading dental scientific conferences in the region: CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference & Exhibition (1st edition in 2005) and Dental Facial Cosmetic International Conference & Exhibition (DFCIC) (1st edition in 2009). Both these conferences are annual events.

  • CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference & Exhibition | Dubai & Singapore (CAD/CAM)
  • Dental Facial Cosmetic International Conference & Exhibition (DFCIC)
  • Dental Technician International Meeting (DTIM)
  • Dental Hygienist Day (DHS)
  • Digital Orthodontics Symposium (DOS)
  • Various Dentistry Awards

CAPP offers over 160 days of hands-on training courses per year across a broad spectrum of subjects. Classes vary in length from one-day seminars and short courses to long-term hands-on courses in Restorative, Aesthetic, Endodontics, Implantology, Lasers leading to Certificates, Diplomas, Fellowships and Master’s Degrees. All programmes are certified from the authorised accreditation entities. Most of CAPP’s training courses are taking place at the CAPP Training Institute located in Dubai, UAE.


CAPP together with Dental Tribune provides the opportunity with its mCME - Self Instruction Programme, a quick and simple way to meet your continuing education needs. mCME offers the flexibility to work at one’s own pace through the material from any location at any time. The content is international, drawn from the upper echelon of dental medicine, and also presents a regional outlook in terms of perspective and subject matter.


CAPP offers multi-faceted collaborations with leading brands in the dental industry such as 3M, Oral-B (P&G), Philips Sonicare, Colgate-Palmolive, Wrigley’s and GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) (just to name a few) to engage with the community of dental professionals. CAPP helps the companies to establish accredited year-round programmes for dental professionals – from one day hands-on courses to large scale dental conferences. In addition, CAPP’s database of 62,000 dental professionals in MEA, provides the opportunity to every company to reach the majority in the region.