Patient Care and Digital Dentistry Workflow in Focus at 3Shape Dental Advisory Board Meeting

The 3Shape Dental Advisory Board held their second annual meeting at the 3Shape headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmarkon August 27 to 28, 2015. Following their chosen theme, Digital workflow optimisation and its impact on patient care, the group discussed ways to innovate the digital dentistry workflow that would eventually lead to the improvement of patient care.


 The group comprises 14 dentists and one dental laboratory owner. Board members are from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, South Korea, Spain, Switzerlandand the US. Leading digital dentistry advocate and practitioner, Dr. Jonathan Ferencz, DDS, 3Shape Advisory Board Chairman from theUS, chaired the two-day meeting.

“3Shape’s goal is to improve patient care. To do so, we need to make the workflow for dental professionals more efficient. That means making the digital workflow the first choice for all practitioners because of its reliability, predictability and increased comfort for the patient,” says Flemming Thorup, CEO for 3Shape.

He added, “The 3Shape Dental Advisory Board brings together experts from every continent. Although each has their own way of working, the members share a collective goal towards improving patient care. Because of this, this year’s meeting was a huge success. The clinical skills of participants were not in focus. Instead, members came loaded with real practice challenges and needs. As a result, we were able to identify several innovative steps to improving patient care and tremendous opportunities for 3Shape.”

“Last year, many of the advisory board members told me that the two-day meeting was the highlight of their careers. I think we topped that at this year’s meeting. There was such a strong feeling of intellectual stimulation and camaraderie in being a part of the next “Apple”, so to speak. For a board member, it’s very rewarding to know that you have a real influence on how products gets delivered to the end-user and that you are helping to shape the future of patient care,” said Dr. Ferencz.