IDS Cologne

25. - 29. March 2025 | International dental show and world's leading trade for for the dental industry

The IDS is an international dental show, which takes place every two years in Cologne. It is the leading global trade fair and at the same time the industry event for the dental technician craft, the dental traders and the dental industry. At this show, the entire dental market will be reflected in breadth as well as in depth. Here, the dental and dental technical area are merged. Furthermore infection control and maintenance as well as information, communication and organizational systems, including all services belonging to the dental industry are part of the IDS.

The fair is only accessible for trade visitors who are coming more and more from abroad which emphasize the internationality of the fair. Especially keeping in contact with colleagues, suppliers and business partners is paramount for the visitors. In addition, visitors can receive detailed information about the latest technologies and developments in the market and have the possibility to experience innovations from around the world live. The fair is accompanied by a first-class framework program of live demonstrations, performances and presentations. 2015, the exhibition has been extended to the IDS Career Day, which works as information day of the industry for trainees, students, graduates and young professionals and enriches the program of IDS.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 5 days of the fair, from 14. March to 18. March 2023, about 1788 exhibitors from 60 countries and 120000 visitors from 162 countries on the IDS in Cologne.

The 41st IDS takes place on 5 days from Tue., 25.03.2025 to Sat., 29.03.2025 in Cologne.

In 476 days
25.03.2025 - 29.03.2025*
Tuesday - Saturday, 5 days
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Local time:
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Fair location:

Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Fair organizer
GFDI - Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH
Aachener Str. 1053-1055
50858 Cologne, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)221 5006870
Fax: +49 (0)221 50068721
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Past editions:
  • 14. - 18. March 2023
    • 1788 exhibitors from 60 countries
    • 120000 visitors
  • 22. - 25. September 2021
    • 830 exhibitors from 59 countries
    • 23000 visitors
  • 12. - 16. March 2019
  • 21. - 25. March 2017
    • 2305 exhibitors from 559 countries
    • 155000 visitors
  • 10. - 14. March 2015
    • 2201 exhibitors from 56 countries
    • 138500 visitors
  • 12. - 16. March 2013
    • 2058 exhibitors from 56 countries
    • 125327 visitors
  • 22. - 26. March 2011
    • 1800 exhibitors from 56 countries

Fair location:

Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: auxiliary materials for dental purposes, cleaners, compressed air systems, dental aesthetics, dental drills, dental hygiene, dental materials, disinfectants, implantology, oral hygiene, organizational systems, pharmaceuticals, practical furniture, prophylaxis, retention aids, separation systems, suction, tools, treatment equipment, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the IDS taking place?
The IDS fair takes place in Cologne, at the Köln Messe.

When is the IDS taking place?
Visit the IDS from 25. - 29. March 2025.

How often does the IDS take place?
The IDS takes place biennially.

What kind of fair is the IDS?
The IDS is an exhibition for Dental Technology, Dentistry and Dental Technology.