In June 2000 the first annual conference was held in Skaneateles Falls, New York, where 135 attendees represented 13 countries for the WCMID’s official initiation. This conference was headed various speakers, including Imtiaz Manji, Richard Simonsen, Rella Christensen, Christopher Benz, Luc Martens, Geoff Knight, Graeme Milicich, Kim Kutsch, and Stewart Rosenberg.
Attendees at the conference helped define Minimally Invasive Dentistry (Microdentistry) to provide structure and vision to the Congress. It was concluded that Microdentistry is the evidence-based discipline of dealing with oral hard and soft tissue saving procedures, the goal there being, improved quality of life through lifelong optimal oral health.
The WCMID met for the second conference in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia in August 2001. Again, members were represented from nine countries. The focus of the second conference was on early diagnosis and the early caries process. Speakers for this conference included Greg Seymour, Luc Marks, Rella Christensen, Kim Kutsch, Stewart Rosenberg, Phil Hudson, Geoff Knight, Graeme Milicich, Andrew Brostek, Hien Ngo, Laurie Walsh, and Richard Eilenberg.
Seven members demonstrated proficiency for the Fellowship exam and five members demonstrated their proficiency for the Diplomate exam. In addition, five members stepped forward to contribute more financial support for the organization and were recognized as Life Members.