The Probe Dental Podcast Presents: Let’s Talk Digital with Steve Campbell

In this episode of Let’s Talk Digital from Dentsply Sirona, Steve Campbell, owner of Nexus Dental Laboratory, discusses when he realised digital dentistry was going to be a game-changer, how it is not ‘exclusive’ technology, how to develop into digital dentistry one step at a time, and more.

 

To learn more about how digital technology can transform your practice or laboratory, tune in to Dentsply Sirona’s upcoming webinars:

– 9 November, 7pm, with Dr Eimear O’Connell and Steve Campbell
– 23 November, 7pm, with Dr Simon Fieldhouse and Jack Gleave
– 7 December, 7pm, with Dr Clive Shmullian and Martin Leca

For more information, visit Dentsply Sirona’s Let’s Talk Digital Transformation Webinar page.

First episode of ‘The Probe Dental Podcast Presents’ launches with Dentsply Sirona

The Probe Dental Podcast is proud to present its first bonus episode, contributed by Dentsply Sirona.

In this inaugural edition of ‘The Probe Dental Podcast Presents’, Dentsply Sirona’s GVP Commercial EMEA, Gerry Campbell, discusses how technology has come to the fore during the pandemic and how now is a great opportunity for dentists to explore the innovations currently available. 

Listen here or search wherever you get your podcasts, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

 

To learn more about how digital technology can transform your practice or laboratory, tune in to Dentsply Sirona’s first webinar on 12 October at 7pm with Dr Nikhil Sisodia and dental technician Steve Campbell.

Subsequent webinars will take place on the following dates:

– 19 October, 7pm, with Dr Martin Wanendeya and Steve Campbell
– 9 November, 7pm, with Dr Eimear O’Connell and Steve Campbell
– 23 November, 7pm, with Dr Simon Fieldhouse and Jack Gleave
– 7 December, 7pm, with Dr Clive Shmullian and Martin Leca

For more information, visit Dentsply Sirona’s Let’s Talk Digital Transformation Webinar page.

Dentsply Sirona announces Let’s Talk Digital events

As dentistry goes through the pandemic, many dental professionals find themselves wondering what the future is going to look like; and crucially what they should be doing to adapt.

The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in a new era of digital possibilities. Contactless, widely accessible and constantly evolving to meet every challenge, it has been video calling, online shopping and on-demand entertainment services that have kept us connected, sustained and entertained.

Dentsply Sirona recognises this and are more convinced than ever that digital is also the answer for dentistry. The company has long championed the innovation in digital dentistry and knows that digital workflows can help both dental practices and laboratories run profitable and future proofed businesses.

Now the Dentsply Sirona team has joined forces with a number of leading dental professionals, who have experienced the transformational effects of digital dentistry first-hand, to bring you a series of five, ‘Let’s Talk Digital’ online events.

The free-of-charge online evenings (7 to 8.30pm) will run during October and November 2020, starting with dentist Nik Sisodia and laboratory owner Steve Campbell, who will talk candidly about their own digital transformation. Find out more and register in the links below.

To find out more about Dentsply Sirona’s extensive range of digital solutions please visit www.dentsplysirona.com

You can visit the online Dentsply Sirona Academy for a wide range of education resources, video tutorials, courses and CPD webinars at dentsplysirona.com/ukeducation.

Dentsply Sirona will not take part in the International Dental Show (IDS) in March 2021

Taking into account all the different factors for its customers and employees and following intensive discussions, Dentsply Sirona has decided the Company will not attend the International Dental Show (IDS), scheduled to be held from March 9th to 13th, 2021 in Cologne, Germany. This also applies to Dentsply Sirona brands VDW, MIS and Zhermack.

Charlotte/Bensheim, July 28th, 2020. Current estimates indicate that the expected restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2021 will almost certainly not allow the proximity and depth of consultation that Dentsply Sirona and its customers know and value.

In particular, this environment would mean that customer meetings, interactions and consultations would not have their usual quality. Dentsply Sirona also believes that travel conditions will result in significantly fewer national and, especially, international visitors attending the IDS. The company puts the safety of its customers and employees first when making these types of decisions.

Walter Petersohn, Chief Commercial Officer at Dentsply Sirona, says, “It was a difficult decision to make, but much of what makes the IDS and its unique dynamics what they are, will not be possible in March 2021 because of the conditions we expect due to COVID-19. We would not be able to provide our customers and visitors with their usual experience at the show at this time. The same applies to the quality that they expect of Dentsply Sirona. We trust that the situation will change in due course, and we already look forward to taking part in the next IDS.”

Dentsply Sirona’s Clinical Education Program results in strong attendance worldwide – three times higher than pre-pandemic

Dentsply Sirona is recognised as one of the largest providers of comprehensive clinical education programs in the dental industry. Education and training are core to the mission of Dentsply Sirona’s Academy, with the goal of providing dentists, team members and dental technicians with training on dental procedures, latest dental technology as well as inspiration to develop themselves and their practices. In 2019, more than 470,000 dental professionals participated in nearly 15,000 courses organised by the Dentsply Sirona Academy and supported by leading clinical experts and organisations. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dentsply Sirona Academy team quickly transitioned from in-person courses to webinars and on-demand learning and provided timely education and support during this global health crisis.

The statistics prove it: Dentsply Sirona has its finger on the pulse of important educational topics in dentistry. In 2019, more than 470,000 dental professionals in 97 countries participated in one or more courses. More than three-fourths of participants were dentists, four percent were hygienists, and nearly 20,000 were dental technicians. Also, the number of participating students grew to more than 41,000. Altogether, they took part in almost 15,000 courses, including live lectures, product trainings, train-the-trainer sessions, self-instructional courses, webinars and hands-on workshops.

Covid-19: A catalyst for digital dentistry and education
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many traditional workflows and procedures in dental practices are currently being evaluated, largely due to the enhanced hygiene requirements brought by the pandemic. The digital workflow and single visit dentistry are becoming increasingly important as it enables more contactless work processes and communication and can limit the number of office visits needed for dental treatment. While dentists may have been hesitant to go digital in the past, they can see the value of adopting digital solutions in their offices.

Thanks to its many years of leadership and innovation in digital dentistry, Dentsply Sirona offers the state-of-the art digital solutions for a wide range of dental procedures, perfectly adapted to the current needs of dentists and dental technicians. And since the introduction of the Primescan intraoral scanner, the interest in digital dentistry has increased noticeably in the market. Dentsply Sirona has organised comprehensive Clinical Education programs and resources specifically designed to support customers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Like many other aspects of the dental industry, in-person clinical education and workshops were no longer possible during the Covid-19 outbreaks throughout the world, so many dental professionals have been using the time to improve their knowledge about various dental fields including infection prevention, endodontics, and implant dentistry using the Dentsply Sirona online courses. Since the start of the corona pandemic, more than 377,000 people around the globe registered for 636 Dentsply Sirona Academy live webinars over a ten-week period. Enrollment and completion of the on-demand courses are also rising – with almost 10,764 new program enrollees in the last couple of months. Attendance peaked in late April and has steadily declined since then, as dental professionals turned their attention back to resuming dental services. Even so, Dentsply Sirona’s pace of educational offerings remains strong. Webinars are settling in at a “new normal” of up to 48 webinars/week, three times higher than pre-pandemic. And the On-Demand library now contains 154 courses.

The program’s three key course topics remain the same: endodontics, implant dentistry and restorative dentistry, and there is still steady interest in CAD/CAM, preventive dentistry and ultrasonic instrumentation and imaging. However, there is a noticeable spike in program participants for classes on hygiene, infection prevention, risk minimization, and practical implementation during the Covid-19 crisis.

“The past few months have not been easy. Dealing with the pandemic, the massive reduction in the number of treatments in the practice has been an enormous challenge,” summarises Dr Lori Trost, dentist from Red Bud, Illinois, USA. “I was able to make good use of the time for further training and was particularly grateful for the very early information on infection prevention when establishing new practice protocols in the webinars and on-demand courses offered by Dentsply Sirona”.

“The dental profession is globally respected for its commitment to the prevention of oral diseases and to patient safety. Similarly, the profession is recognised for its willingness to adapt to challenging situations, including disease outbreaks, in order to support the public’s health and well-being. I am glad that we have faced the current pandemic together with our customers. We have focused our attention on providing them with helpful clinical resources, including a comprehensive webinar offering and on-demand courses,” explains Dr Terri Dolan, Chief Clinical Officer of Dentsply Sirona. “Supporting the dental profession and the safe delivery of dental services remains a primary focus of these seminars. We see the use of educational technologies as a great way to support our customers, introduce new clinical concepts, and explain procedures and solutions. Providing these educational opportunities, paired with our leading materials and technologies, is key to empowering dental professionals and improving dental care and oral health.”

In developing and providing courses, Dentsply Sirona actively collaborates with clinical and technical experts in all aspects of dentistry. Curricula are developed in collaboration with universities and dental schools, as well as professional dental organisations, to support dental professionals around the world.

More information about webinars and on-demand courses is available on Dentsply Sirona Website: https://www.dentsplysirona.com/education.