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New Zealand Dentists Get Intensive Training on Dentsply Sirona Products

March 21, 2018
by Dentsply Sirona


In mid-February, three technicians of the New Zealand service provider Dental & Medical Equipment Ltd. experienced five days of individual and intensive training for Dentsply Sirona’s products in Bensheim (Germany). Dental & Medical Equipment and Dentsply Sirona cooperate in terms of the Otago University. Dentsply Sirona entirely equips the new building of Otago University’s dental faculty with its dental technologies.

Three technicians of the New Zealand service provider Dental & Medical Equipment Ltd. completed an intensive training program at Dentsply Sirona in Bensheim. Dental & Medical Equipment and Dentsply Sirona cooperate in terms of a project with Otago University. The Otago University’s dental faculty strengthens its leading international role in dentist’s education by having its new building equipped with Dentsply Sirona’s technologies.

Important establishment of new contacts for an ambitious project
In the five-day training, the main focus was on the installation and maintenance of all Dentsply Sirona’s products – in particular the Sinius treatment center. The experienced technicians already knew Dentsply Sirona’s products beforehand. “Thanks to the training in Bensheim, we increased our knowledge and know-how in the latest technologies. In addition, we met our Dentsply Sirona contacts in person. Moreover, the interaction with the technical trainers at Dentsply Sirona’s Dental Academy facilitated valuable personal contacts. Especially in such ambitious projects like the one at Otago University, these direct links are vital”, explains Simon Van Aalst, Senior Technician, Dental & Medical Equipment.

Integrated training schedule with partners
Moreover, the experts from New Zealand got to know all of Dentsply Sirona’s technology partners as well as their products which are relevant for the project. Examples are, among others, equipment by the British manufacturer Design Specific for treating bariatric patients and patients in wheelchairs. At Otago University, this equipment will be installed in a treatment room dedicated to special needs. “Apart from the personal interaction, it is important for us to offer an integrated training schedule compromising all of the products which are implemented at Otago University”, emphasizes Peter Rössling, Director Special Clinic Solutions APAC, Dentsply Sirona. A second training session, including additional five New Zealand technicians, will take place in April 2018.

Installation of 218 Sinius treatment centers in just ten weeks
In February 2018, the first three floors of Otago dental faculty’s new building were already finished as a shell construction. Following the expected completion of all construction works by September 1st, 2018, Dentsply Sirona and Dental & Medial Equipment will install the entire dental equipment by November 8th, 2018. This includes:

  • 218 Sinius treatment centers in eight different configurations,
  • 33 intra oral imaging systems (Heliodent Plus) as well as Orthophos 2D and 3D extra oral imaging systems and
  • 2,000 instruments.

Dental & Medical Equipment – a reliable service partner
Dentsply Sirona chose Dental & Medical Equipment as its service partner because the service company has maintained Otago University for more than 30 years and thus is familiar with all Dentsply Sirona’s products. In addition, thanks to its stock of all important Sinius spare parts, Dental & Medial Equipment holds the potential to carry out all service requests at short notice. Finally, by means of Dental & Medical Equipment, Dentsply Sirona is able to provide a so-called “Embedded Technician”; taking care of all Sinius-related service requests on a daily basis directly on the site of Otago University.


About Dentsply Sirona
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions Company™, Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.

Visit www.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.