Henry Schein And Quintessence host first international symposium on digital dentistry

The first international symposium, "Technologies That Enhance Clinical Outcomes," will provide in-depth educational experiences for dentists and dental laboratory technicians and owners on the clinical benefits of digital technologies and open platform workflows.

Oct 23rd, 2014
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Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC), a provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, and Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., an independent publisher of scientific and clinical information about oral health, will host the first international symposium on digital dentistry. The conference, entitled "Technologies That Enhance Clinical Outcomes," will provide in-depth educational experiences for dentists and dental laboratory technicians and owners on the clinical benefits of digital technologies and open platform workflows. The conference will take place Oct. 23-25 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.

"This Symposium will be a terrific opportunity for dental professionals to better understand the digital workflow and the significant patient benefits that digital technology provides in terms of increased accuracy, speed, comfort and appearance," said William Hartman, Executive Vice President for Quintessence Publishing. "From achieving superior esthetics to managing complex reconstructions to incorporating CAD CAM in the process, attendees will hear from leading experts in the fields."

Conceived as a pathway into digital dentistry for dental professionals, the conference will focus on procedure planning and treatment, highlighting the ways digital tools can facilitate the clinical and esthetic results of tooth restorations and implants. Participants will learn from specialized, experienced digital dentistry users, who will discuss the many advantages of digital dental technology.

"The future of dentistry is digital," said Tim Sullivan, president of Henry Schein Dental, North America. "The change that digital technology is having on the profession is as profound as the change that personal computers had on society in the 1980s. Similar to the exponential computer technology advances we have witnessed for over 30 years, dental digital solutions will evolve increasingly fast in the years to come."

The Symposium will take attendees through patient treatment approaches ranging from the simple to the most complex, educating participants about the most current digital techniques. Workshops and lectures will cover topics including: selecting CAD CAM systems; esthetics in CAD CAM; digital workflow and working collaboratively with a digital ready dental laboratory; educational applications; implant planning or commercial milling; optimal CAD CAM materials; digital prosthodontics; and advanced digital applications, such as those for complex maxillofacial reconstructions.

"Digital technology is at the forefront of dentistry, enhancing the accuracy, speed, comfort and appearance of dental treatment for patients," said Jonathan L. Ferencz, DDS, FACP, and scientific chair of the symposium. "Participants at this conference will learn that they do not need to feel overwhelmed by the changes happening in dentistry; instead, they should embrace these changes as an exciting frontier of possibilities for their practices."

Manufacturers will be on-site at the conference for product exhibitions, offering hands-on demonstrations for a range of technologies, including CAD CAM, cone beam CT, cloud-based communications, and practice management integration. Conference participants can earn up to 17 continuing education (CE) credits for attending.

For more information, visit http://www.quintpub.com/dd/.

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