In 2020, Dentsply Sirona quickly transitioned much of its clinical education offering into digital programming to meet the needs of dental professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry responded, as over one million participants joined 7,289 courses. While Dentsply Sirona continues to build its digital catalogue of education programmes, it is also investing in the infrastructure for training courses and events. The culmination of the company’s focus on clinical education in the United States (US) is the annual Dentsply Sirona World, taking place this year as a hybrid event with an in-person programme as well as virtual access.
After a successful, completely virtual Dentsply Sirona World in 2020 in which more than 4,500 dentists, dental technicians and practice teams took part in over 70 courses, participants in the 2021 edition will have the option of once again joining this year’s Ultimate Dental Experience in person.
The event will take place from 23 to 25 September at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. Participants can choose to join in person or via a live stream with special digital programming for those who cannot travel or who would prefer to take part virtually.
This year’s event MC will be Dr Sameer Puri, vice president of Education at CDOCS. Nearly 100 speakers will lead over 100 courses across nearly every area of dentistry.
The educational tracks include: Dental lab, endodontics, implant dentistry, hygiene, clear aligner, restorative, dental assisting, digital impressions CAD/CAM, CEREC CAD/CAM, imaging systems, office design, institutions – school and government, and dental service organisations.
In addition to the first-class educational experience, Dentsply Sirona World is renowned for its unique atmosphere. Participants will have the chance to listen to inspirational speakers such as Mel Robbins, known for her TEDx talk, which has been viewed more than 25 million times, and for books such as The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage.
Attendees will also be treated to three evenings of unforgettable entertainment. This year’s headliners would be the The Chainsmokers, a Grammy-winning electronic music and production duo whose music blurs the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop.
“More than an event, the annual Dentsply Sirona World is an experience connecting dental professionals to share ideas and gain access to the latest education and innovations related to digital workflows. And, as can be expected, all of this will take place in an inspiring venue in Las Vegas. More than any other year, we are looking forward to the opportunity to be reconnected and remind the world that dentistry is essential,” said Eric Bruno, senior vice-president of the North America Regional Commercial Organisation of Dentsply Sirona.
Dr Kristine Aadland of Aadland Dental in Vancouver, Washington, US, stated that Dentsply Sirona World is the event she has always looked forward to every year: “It’s not just a CE course. You can tangibly feel the vibe and energy of the doctors and team members who are excited to learn. The entertainment is fantastic, the exhibit hall is fun, and you can actually take tips from the lectures and apply them as soon as you get home. There is truly nothing like it!”
In order to maximise the opportunities to reconnect with the year’s most exciting educational event, a basic registration to live stream the daily general sessions and live surgery is available for free.
For interested participants who would like to join the full virtual experience and take advantage of the digital networking possibilities, health and wellness sessions, and access educational breakout webinars worth CE credits, tickets are available for purchase.