MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, and Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., the world's leading independent publisher of scientific and clinical information about oral health, will host the 1st International Symposium on Digital Dentistry. The conference, entitled "Technologies That Enhance Clinical Outcomes," will provide in-depth educational experiences for dentists and dental laboratory technicians and owners on the clinical benefits of digital technologies and open platform workflows. The conference will take place Oct. 23-25 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in Orlando, Fla. For more information and to register, visit http://www.quintpub.com/dd/.
"This Symposium will be a terrific opportunity for dental professionals to better understand the digital workflow and the significant patient benefits that digital technology provides in terms of increased accuracy, speed, comfort and appearance," said William Hartman, Executive Vice President for Quintessence Publishing. "From achieving superior esthetics to managing complex reconstructions to incorporating CAD CAM in the process, attendees will hear from leading experts in the fields."
Conceived as a pathway into digital dentistry for dental professionals, the conference will focus on procedure planning and treatment, highlighting the ways digital tools can facilitate the clinical and esthetic results of tooth restorations and implants. Participants will learn from specialized, experienced digital dentistry users, who will discuss the many advantages of digital dental technology.
"The future of dentistry is digital," said Tim Sullivan, President of Henry Schein Dental, North America. "The change that digital technology is having on the profession is as profound as the change that personal computers had on society in the 1980s. Similar to the exponential computer technology advances we have witnessed for over 30 years, dental digital solutions will evolve increasingly fast in the years to come. For a dental practice or laboratory to thrive in this quickly changing environment, it is essential not only to make the commitment to digital now, but also to choose a long-term trusted advisor who can guide the way through the many digital challenges and opportunities that will arise. This is the role we are eager to play for our dental customers and why it is important to attend this Symposium."The Symposium will take attendees through patient treatment approaches ranging from the simple to the most complex, educating participants about the most current digital techniques. Workshops and lectures will cover topics including: selecting CAD CAM systems; esthetics in CAD CAM; digital workflow and working collaboratively with a digital ready dental laboratory; educational applications; implant planning or commercial milling; optimal CAD CAM materials; digital prosthodontics; and advanced digital applications, such as those for complex maxillofacial reconstructions.