Dental Asia Jan/Feb 2019

Show Review DENTAL ASIA JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019 70 e xocad Insights 2018 kicked off in Darmstadt from 19 th – 20 th November, with more than 550 dental technicians, dentists and open systems partners from over 40 countries attending the sold-out event held by exocad, the renowned software company. The first-rate program featured internationally recognised guest speakers, 24 leading industry partners and exocad’s own team of experts. The event focused on the latest developments from exocad, special software presentations and the myriad possibilities of digital technologies, including how these can be future-proofed via exocad’s open architecture software platform. “It is overwhelming to see that we are reaching users in every corner of the globe, who are both actively and enthusiastically involved in this growing community. Here in Darmstadt, we welcome participants from over 40 countries, including Iceland, China, Russia, the USA, and even from Chile and Australia. We really appreciate many of our guests for travelling a long distance to be with us here,” said Mr. Tillmann Steinbrecher, CEO of exocad. Knowledge, inspiration and partners exocad Insights presented state-of-the-art hardware from partners in the fields of scanning, milling, 3D printing, and materials. First of all, Mr. Larry Bodony, President of exocad America, presented various exocad solutions, applications, and new business models. Deeper discussions on the digital process were facilitated by renowned guest speakers such as Mr. Waldo Zarco Nosti, founder of the Facebook group exocad Experts, Mr. Uli Hauschild, Mr. Michael Anger and Dr. Jan Hajtó. At the end of the first day, brain researcher and neuro-science entertainer Dr. Henning Beck explained the functioning of the human brain. Partner sessions by Amann Girrbach, Align, Medit, Shining 3D, CIM Systems, Elos Medtech, imes-icore, Nobil-Metal and smart optics were scheduled for the second day, which saw each of them presenting their new developments, and vision for the future. One of the highlights was how there were solutions that aim to combine same-day dentistry with open systems. Renowned speakers Mr. Paul Weigl, Dr. Ingo Baresel, Dr. Anoop Maini and Dr. Armen Mirzayan demonstrated the impetus for modern treatment options and the “single-visit dentistry” of the future. At the same time, visitors joined exocad specialists in various software sessions covering selected user areas and case studies. At the end of the event, guest speaker Mr. Vanik Kaufmann introduced users of digital technologies to the myths and reality of 3D printing. Combining digital technology with an open system platform exocad delivers a unique open platform solution that makes it easy to integrate 3 rd party products and services, providing a future-proof platform. The perfectly integrated and easy-to-use software solutions are characterised by maximum flexibility, robustness and design freedom. “What makes our software platform unique is its seamless and flexible integration with a wide variety of 3D scanners, milling machines and printers from leading manufacturers. This approach makes our software products future-proof by ensuring access to the latest and most innovative devices from different providers in the open market.” The advantage is clear according to Mr. Maik Gerth, CTO of exocad who said,”If you want to make changes to your workflows, equipment, or services, you can customise the connectivity of our software. The basis for this is the open architecture of the exocad software platform.” exocad Insights 2018: A Global Community Discusses Digital Future with Open Systems