April 21, 2020
by Nobel Biocare
With dental clinics around the globe reducing their patient flow or shutting down temporarily, it was clear for the Symposium organizers at Nobel Biocare that this was an opportunity to deliver first-class implant treatment educational content for the dental community.
With more than 10,000 unique registrations, the online edition of Nobel Biocare Global Symposium brought by Envista was not only an extraordinary educational event but also an example of how remote teams can quickly adapt to unprecedented circumstances.
“I was looking forward to meeting our participants in person in Las Vegas, however, when the circumstances changed for all of us, it was more important than ever to turn obstacles into opportunities. I am incredibly grateful to our speakers, and impressed by our team who quickly transformed this year’s symposium into our most successful ever online event”, says Patrik Eriksson, President, Nobel Biocare Systems.
With several health services and dental clinics around the globe reducing their patient flow or shutting down temporarily, it was clear for the Symposium organizers at Nobel Biocare that this was an opportunity to deliver first-class implant treatment educational content for the dental community.
Nobel Biocare has a long tradition of helping dental professionals’ continuous growth. Progressive educational courses and events at any stage of the implantology journey, from being a beginner to an expert, are provided through various learning platforms around the world. Courses are delivered by industry-leading experts, covering everything from diagnosis, treatment planning, and surgical and prosthetic processes.
In the scope of the currently required shift to online education Dr. Alessandro Pozzi explained, “This digital experience proves that implantology professionals are extremely keen to learn. Maybe we should see it as an advantage that they have time to attend educational webinars when normally they would be inundated by patient appointments.” Pozzi, a specialist trainer in digital dentistry solutions, continued, “In my own sessions, hundreds of clinicians have been building their skills in the DTX Studio suite implant and prosthetic software, and increasing their confidence in its daily use. These are valuable tools for clinicians and hygienists at every level, to treat more patients better.”
Looking to the future of dental education after the COVID-19 pandemic, speaker Sascha Jovanovic, who was one of the first to provide web-based dental training programs back in 2003, commented: “It is a very tough time, but we will get out of it, and hopefully the world will be a better place. Looking at online education and training, a lot of us will reevaluate it. We are going to test how much of the training and education, and the transfer of research, will be possible online. I think it’s going to go far. I do webinars, and we have an online education library and use it constantly for our students. I think our world will be different, our training and education will be different and meetings between doctors will be different.”
The previous Global Symposium was held last summer in Madrid, with more than 1,000 participants. For the 2020 virtual edition, the program was shortened and included seven live sessions and several on-demand webinars* over two science-focus days. Participants had the opportunity to raise questions and further discuss with experts several topics including guided and navigated treatment planning, implant treatment success in the esthetic area, soft tissue grafting, and management of treatment complications. Thanks to the on-demand viewing, more dental professionals and associates can benefit from these learnings.
As Irin Maier, Director Clinical Affairs & Education, at Nobel Biocare explained; “Our mission is to advance side-by-side with dental professionals. Their interest and their active participation, excellent feedback on clinical and product topics, show that there is growing interest to advance in the implant treatment journey, with better patient outcomes. The interactive comments and remarks we have received will guide us in our efforts to continuous improvement, science-based innovations and first-class educational tools.”
About Nobel Biocare
Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations. The company’s portfolio offers solutions from single tooth to fully edentulous indications with dental implant systems (including key brands NobelActive® and NobelParallel™ and ceramic implant NobelPearl™*) a comprehensive range of high-precision individualized prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems (NobelProcera®), digital solutions for treatment planning and guided surgery (NobelClinician® and DTX Studio™ suite) as well as biomaterials. Nobel Biocare supports its customers through all phases of professional development, offering world-class training and education along with practice support and patient information materials. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Production takes place at four sites located in the United States, Sweden and Japan. Products and services are available in over 80 countries through subsidiaries and distributors.
*Distributed by Nobel Biocare. Manufactured by Dentalpoint AG
Envista is a global family of three companies and more than 30 trusted dental brands, united by a shared purpose: to partner with professionals to improve lives. Envista helps its customers deliver the best possible patient care through industry-leading dental consumables, solutions, technology, and services. Our comprehensive portfolio, including dental implants and treatment options, orthodontics, and digital imaging technologies, covers an estimated 90% of dentists’ clinical needs for diagnosing, treating, and preventing dental conditions as well as improving the esthetics of the human smile. The Envista companies KaVo Kerr, Nobel Biocare Systems, and Ormco, partner with dental professionals to help them deliver the best possible patient care.Envista separated from Danaher in September 2019. We brought with us the proven Envista Business System (EBS) methodology, an experienced leadership team, and a strong culture grounded in continuous improvement, commitment to innovation, and deep customer focus to meet the end-to-end needs of dental professionals worldwide. Envista is now one of the largest global dental products companies, with significant market positions in some of the most attractive segments of the dental products industry. For more information, please visit www.envistaco.com.