Navigating through the Pandemic Together
Planmeca Founder and President Heikki Kyöstilä shares his thoughts during this time:
As the 2019 coronavirus disease has turned into a pandemic as declared by the WHO, companies, nations and people around the world have been forced to face a new temporary reality.
The health and wellbeing of our employees, partners, customers and their patients has always been of paramount importance to us. Therefore, we have taken preemptive measures to guarantee their safety and reduce the risk of the disease spreading in the wider community.
For now, our day-to-day work will continue as close to normal as possible, although as a precaution many of our employees are now working remotely from their homes according to local guidelines.
Due to our strong sourcing operations, our supply chain is secure and we have all the needed components in stock. Our production process has remained uninterrupted so far, but in this uncertain situation we must also prepare for possible delays.
As a family-owned and stable company, we are uniquely positioned to remain patient and monitor the recommendations of leading experts. We are also ready to make any needed adjustments to our operations and plans based on them.
In accordance with all the current social distancing guidelines, we have postponed our Digital Dentistry World Tour 2020 events. We will continue to actively track the situation and are looking forward to hosting the events when the time is again right.
In addition, we have put visits to our headquarters in Helsinki on hold for the time being. We have moved face-to-face meetings online as much as possible, both internally and externally.
To benefit our distributors and equipment users, we will soon introduce a new #timetolearn online training concept, which will include training videos and webinars, both live and on-demand. You can follow our social media channels or website to keep track of these training materials, or subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of them directly.
Despite the demanding circumstances 2020 has so far offered, we will continue to work hard and push digital dentistry to the next level – while also listening to experts and following all recommended guidelines.
We hope everyone stays safe in this time of distress and continues to take care of their colleagues, family and friends.