Dental Asia Nov/Dec 2019

Show Review DENTAL ASIA NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019 66 H eld from 3 rd to 5 th October 2019 in Las Vegas, USA, Dentsply Sirona World 2019 brought together thousands of dentists, dental technicians, and dental experts for three days of innovations, trends, and high-calibre specialist presentations. Aside from a unique mix of clinical training units, presentations by more than 100 renowned dental experts, and a first-class entertainment programme, the highlight was the live treatments streamed into the auditorium. For instance, Dr. Tarun Agarwal performed a full arch restoration using the Smartfix concept with the new Astra Tech Implant EV; Dr. Erin Elliot presented a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea; while Dr. Meena Barsoum shared an orthodontic session with SureSmile with the audience. The live treatments were used as an opportunity for discussions about the topics that practitioners deal with in their practice routines. “It is precisely these interactions that are crucial to us,” said Don Casey, Chief Executive Officer of Dentsply Sirona. “We consistently direct our innovations to what our customers need in practices and labs. This is why we focus on entire workflows and solutions that integrate seamlessly with one another. Underlying these solutions is our commitment to R&D, into which we are investing more than US$150 million this year alone. Over the past several years we invested close to US$1 billion – more than any other company in the dental industry.” Specialist training: Personal and intensive The advanced training programme offered a broad overview with more than 100 intensive workshops on a comprehensive range of topics and lectures in 12 different areas, such as implant dentistry, laboratory and hygiene, and presentations of new products and solutions by Dentsply Sirona. On the podium, dentists such as Dr. Karyn M. Halpern, Dr. Todd Ehrlich, Dr. Sameer Puri, Jasmin Haley, Dr. Tarun Agarwal, and Shannon Pace Brinker, as well as many other well-known names of the industry, spoke about trends and developments. For Dentsply Sirona it is certain: Continuous, professional clinical education is a factor to success for practices and laboratories. In addition, innovative product solutions and a close relationship with customers are part of the common goal, which is bringing healthy smiles to more people through happy and healthy practices. Astra Tech Implant System: Dentsply Sirona World, proved again this year to be an excellent platform for getting first-hand knowledge Dentsply Sirona World in Las Vegas: Ultimate Dental Meeting Impresses Thousands of Guests Don Casey, Chief Executive Officer of Dentsply Sirona