On 29 and 30 January 2021, “Dentology – powered by Henry Schein” set stage on a new era of educational and informative live online events around the digitalisation of dentistry, to be followed by four weeks of access to on-demand digital education.
Henry Schein´s first fully virtual symposium was a wealthy source of content offering comprehensive insights into the fast-changing world of digital dentistry. A renowned selection of 14 international experts delivered cutting-edge educational content on topics ranging from the digital workflow, digital implantology and orthodontics, to the recognition of digital pathology. Answers to questions like how to best start with digital, how to make the most of the intraoral scanner, and how to use digitalisation for customer communication are only few samples of the variety and focus of topics discussed. After the presentations, participants and experts continued the conversation by engaging in live discussions and questions and answer sessions.
Keynote speakers included Prof. Dr. Irena Sailer (Switzerland) and Dr. Simon Chard (UK). In their lectures, they explained the impact that digitalisation has had on dentistry and gave an outlook on the future of digitalisation in dentistry as well as inspiring inputs on possibilities in patient communication with social media. In addition, 12 experts from eight countries shared their extraordinary expertise with the participants. Among them were Wouter Reybrouck (Belgium), Dr. Jacques Vermeulen and Dr. Christian Moussally (France), Dr. Ole Schmitt and Dr. Andreas Kurbad (Germany), Stefano Negrini and Dr. Mauro Fazioni (Italy), Prof. Dr. Guillermo Pradiés and Dr. Ferran Llansana (Spain), Prof. Dr. Daniël Wismeijer (The Netherlands), Dr. Ian Buckle (UK) and Dr. Katya Archambault (USA).
Dentology’s Special Guest was Randi Zuckerberg, daughter of the dentist, Edward Zuckerberg, and former director of market development and spokesperson for Facebook, a company her brother Marc co-founded. She was named as one of the “50 Digital Power Players” by “Hollywood Reporter”. With her lively and inspiring speech with anecdotes from her own career and the resulting incredible successes, she provided informative input on topics such as business optimisation and efficiency in practice.
Final agenda item of the two event days was the highly informative and interesting live panel discussion, led by Dr. Simon Chard – surely one of the highlights of the event. Dr. Chard was joined by Prof. Dr. Markus Blatz, Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dr. Kyle Stanley, voted among the Top Ten Young Educators in Dentistry by the Seattle Study Club.
In the impressive 3D walkable Dentology world, participants were also able to visit the exhibition area that featured latest innovations from leading dental manufacturers and business partners and provided opportunities for participants to discuss their clinical, digital, and business ambitions with Henry Schein’s local specialist teams in real time so that they got answers questions about how the acquired knowledge can be implemented into the customers individual daily practice and what tailored digital solutions might best fit their future aims.(*)
“A big thank you to all the participants, who joined us at our first Dentology Symposium, to our fantastic speakers as well as to Team Schein for organising this cutting-edge event that underlined Henry Schein’s expertise in digital dentistry and that our customers can Rely on Us,” said Willem Kortland, Vice President of Marketing of Henry Schein’s EMEA Dental Distribution Group. “Based on the positive feedback from the participants, our expert speakers, as well as our specialist team at the exhibition stands, Dentology 2021 kicked off really successfully.”
All keynote, breakout sessions and, the panel discussion are available in English on-demand in the Dentology world until 27 February 2021. The exhibition area *) can also be visited to see a range of digital solutions offered by Henry Schein. Dental professionals who have not had the chance to join the live event will have the chance to purchase an on-demand only ticket via www.dentology.world with access until 27 February 2021.
(*) available for participants from EMEA countries with Henry Schein affiliates and operations