Dentsply Sirona World 2018’s Opening Day Hits All the Right Marks

After much anticipation, Dentsply Sirona World 2018 has officially begun! Thousands filled the hallways of the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort to begin their three-day journey of learning, laughing and socializing with the best minds in the dental industry.

The first day started with an inspiring Opening General Session. It set the perfect tone for the industry’s only educational festival. After taking their seats, attendees were greeted with a hilarious nature documentary-style video about “the migration of dentists” to Dentsply Sirona World 2018. As the room filled with laughter and smiles, the day’s host Dr. Sameer Puri took the stage to welcome the nearly 5,000 attendees.

The Opening General Session continued with an engaging speaker lineup addressing some of the industry’s best and most cutting-edge practices. Dr. Stephen Sterlitz, Dr. Dan Butterman, Heidi Arndt, Jennifer Chevalier and Brian McCarthy each took the stage and delivered captivating speeches that left those in attendance excited to put what they just learned into use. During this time, Dr. Ross Enfinger also provided a truly visual learning experience by performing a live procedure on the trade show floor while the audience watched via live stream.

The end of the first General Session made way for the opening of this year’s trade show floor and its top-notch exhibitors. Excited guests flooded the room, knowing the Dentsply Sirona World trade show is the place to find the latest and most innovative dental technologies, products and services.

After lunch, guests headed to their first round of Breakout Sessions. Dentsply Sirona offered a record-setting 12 educational tracks, allowing attendees to personalize their class schedules. Nowhere else can those in the dental field listen to this many high-level speakers or find this much variety in their continuing educational opportunities.

As day shifted to night, the Welcome Reception, sponsored by VITA North America, allowed guests the chance to enjoy a drink and some food while networking and socializing with their peers. This reception was full of handshakes and hugs, as old friends and new friends alike got the chance to mingle and catch-up with each other.

The good times and laughter continued after the reception, as Grammy-nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan took the stage to perform his standup. Gaffigan had the crowd rolling with his sidesplitting jokes on dentists, horses and travel. His performance re-energized the crowd with the start of day two just right around the corner.

Attendees can expect even more entertainment and quality education at the Ultimate Dental Meeting on the second day. Stay up to date on daily activities, course schedules and more with the Dentsply Sirona World app, available for iOS and Android devices.

Dentsply Sirona World is located at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando and runs from Thursday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Sept. 15. To learn more about this event, please visit