World Dental Congress 2023: A Photographic Journey

In the bustling heart of Sydney, Australia, a monumental event unfolded from the 15th to the 27th of September 2023. The World Dental Congress (#WDC2023), hosted at the prestigious International Convention Centre (ICC), brought together over 10,000 registered guests from across the globe. This international gathering of dental professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts was a testament to the ever-evolving field of dentistry. To ensure that every moment of this grand event was preserved in all its glory, Event Photos Australia stepped up to the plate. With a team of dedicated professionals and years of experience in event photography, Event Photos Australia embraced the challenge with open mouths arms.

World Dental Congress 2023 Photos

The Scale of the World Dental Congress

As event photographers, our main goal is to capture the essence of the occasion while ensuring every important detail is preserved. We understand the significance of corporate events like the World Dental Congress and the importance of creating lasting memories for both the organizers and attendees.

The World Dental Congress is not just another event however; it’s a colossal gathering of minds, ideas, and innovation. The sheer magnitude of this congress is awe-inspiring, with sessions spanning across multiple rooms, exhibitions, and offsite locations. To provide comprehensive coverage, Event Photos Australia deployed a team of nine photographers, with up to six photographers working simultaneously during the busiest days. This immense effort was essential to capture the diversity of activities and moments that unfolded during the event and insuring all conference sessions were covered. No mean feat when one of the three programmes have 8 rooms running simultaneously in 45 minute sessions.

Why Professional Event Photographers Matter

Covering such an event requires not only technical expertise but also a deep understanding of conference dynamics. We are well-versed in capturing moments that showcase the enthusiasm and intellectual exchange that happens in such gatherings. From the thought-provoking presentations to the engaging discussions, every aspect is told through our photographs.

Experience and Expertise

Event Photos Australia boasts a team of experienced event photographers who understand the nuances of capturing events like the World Dental Congress. Their expertise lies not only in operating cameras but also in anticipating moments and angles that encapsulate the essence of the event.

Our focus is not solely on the people and the speakers, but also on the intricate details that make the experience memorable. We understand that every corporate event has its own unique atmosphere, and we strive to capture those details that reflect the personality of the occasion.

Coverage of Multiple Locations

With sessions held in numerous rooms and offsite locations, coordinating photographers and ensuring every aspect of the event is captured is a complex endeavour. Professional event photographers like those at Event Photos Australia excel at logistics, guaranteeing that every moment is documented.

Planning for #WDC2023 started months out with the logistics mastermind of Event Photos, Director Pat Brunet putting together the different programmes into 1 master document. With his 20 years experience in event photography he was able to to plan how many photographers would be required each day according to the programs and providing an accurate quote based on the photography coverage required.

Quality and Consistency

At Event Photos Australia, we take pride in being entrusted with such important tasks. Our experience in event photography, particularly in the corporate and conference realm, allows us to deliver results that exceed expectations.

Quick Turnaround

In today’s fast-paced digital world, the demand for real-time sharing of event highlights is immense. Event Photos Australia delivered images for social media during the event, ensuring that attendees and the global dental community could stay engaged and updated.

As one of many of the World Dental Congress programmes had finished, the photos from that programme had already been sorted, edited and uploaded for guests to view and download within a couple of days. As for the remaining programmes were still being captured. The photographs from the remaining programmes have now been culled, edited and delivered within 5 business days, with all photos sorted into categories and renamed to be easily found when needed.


Events of this scale require photographers who can blend seamlessly into the background while also interacting with attendees when necessary.

We immersed ourselves in the atmosphere, ensuring to be present throughout every aspect of the conference. From the bustling exhibition to the informative workshops, we were there to capture it all. The professionalism of Event Photos Australia’s team ensured a smooth and unobtrusive photography experience.

Offsite Event Coverage

Group of people lining up for a charity run with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the backgroundPerson poses for a mobile phone at Taronga Zoo with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the backgroundSydney Town Hall Gala Dinner Venue

The World Dental Congress extended beyond the convention centre to offsite locations, including Taronga Zoo and Sydney Town Hall. These offsite events were equally important and required careful planning and execution. Event Photos Australia’s photographers were not only present but also fully immersed in capturing the spirit of these gatherings. Whether it was a lecture in one of Sydney ICC’s conference rooms, a special lunch at Taronga Zoo or an evening of celebration at Sydney Town Hall, the photographers were there to ensure that every moment was preserved for posterity.

Team of professional event photographers

For the Photography Nerds

With a team of 9 event photographers over the duration of the World Dental Congress, not only were there plenty of steps but also plenty of photographs taken.

46,300 photographs taken.
1 full day to sort, rename and select photos.
5 days to edit and upload.

Cameras Used

  • Canon R3
  • Canon R5
  • Canon R6
  • Canon R6II
  • Canon 1DX
  • Canon 5DIV
  • Canon 4DIII
  • Sony A7s (we try not make fun of him)

Lenses Used

  • Canon RF 100-300 f2.8
  • Canon RF 28-70mm f2.0
  • Canon RF 50mm F1.2
  • Canon RF 16-35 f2.8
  • Canon RF 70-200 f2.8
  • Canon RF 24-105 f4
  • Canon EF 24-105 f4
  • Canon EF 24-105 II f4
  • Canon EF 24-70 f4
  • Canon EF 24-70 f2.8
  • Canon EF 16-35 f4
  • Canon EF 16-35 II f2.8
  • Canon EF 16-35 f2.8
  • Canon EF 70-200 f2.8
  • Canon EF 70-200 II f2.8
  • Sigma 120-300 f2.8
  • Sigma 50mm f1.4
  • Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8
  • Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8
  • Sony FE 70-200 f2.8
Camera equipment on table taken from above

World Dental Congress 2023: A Photographic Journey FAQs

What is the FDI World Dental Congress?

The World Dental Congress is an annual dental congress that is held in a different host country every year and offers a unique opportunity to meet with leaders of the oral health profession from around the globe.

Where was the 2023 FDI World Dental Congress held?

In 2023 the host for the FDI World Dental Congress was Sydney, Australia and held at ICC Sydney: International Convention & Exhibition Centre.


As we look back on this remarkable event, it serves as a reminder of the importance of professional event photographers in preserving the moments that define our lives and professions.

The World Dental Congress in Sydney was an incredible event, and we are honoured to have been the chosen photographers. We have captured the energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge that flowed through the conference, ensuring that the memories of this grand event are preserved for years to come.

If you’re organising a corporate event, conference, or any special occasion, we would love to be a part of it and help you capture its essence. Contact us today, and let us make your next event truly memorable through our event photography expertise.