Dentsply Sirona will not take part in the International Dental Show (IDS) in March 2021

30-07-2020


Taking into account all the different factors for its customers and employees and following intensive discussions, Dentsply Sirona has decided that the company will not attend the International Dental Show (IDS), scheduled to be held from 9 to 13 March 2021 in Cologne, Germany. This also applies to Dentsply Sirona brands: VDW, MIS and Zhermack.

Current estimates indicate that the expected restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2021 will not allow the proximity and depth of consultation that Dentsply Sirona and its customers know and value.

In particular, the environment would mean that customer meetings, interactions and consultations would not have their usual quality. Dentsply Sirona also believes that travel conditions will result in significantly fewer national and, especially, international visitors attending the IDS. The company puts the safety of its customers and employees first when making the decision.

"It was a difficult decision to make, but much of what makes the IDS and its unique dynamics will not be possible in March 2021 because of the conditions we expect due to COVID-19. We would not be able to provide our customers and visitors with their usual experience at the show at this time. The same applies to the quality that they expect of Dentsply Sirona. We trust that the situation will change in due course, and we already look forward to taking part in the next IDS," explained Mr Walter Petersohn, chief commercial officer at Dentsply Sirona.