For the first time as a special hybrid event, Dentsply Sirona World 2021 was hosted last week both virtually and live in Las Vegas, drawing in more than 7,000 registrants. Widely known as the ultimate dental experience, Dentsply Sirona World did not hold back as it offered participants opportunities to network with fellow professionals, access to nearly 120 expert speakers across a wide range of dental topics, individualized learning tracks on Dentsply Sirona’s latest connected technologies, health and wellness activities and Grammy-award winning entertainment. Additionally, both virtual and in person attendees had the opportunity to earn CE credits at Dentsply Sirona World, with a total of 159.5 scheduled hours of high-quality clinical education offered across the weekend’s activities. There are still opportunities to join in the action by attending key recorded sessions online, which remain available until October 31.
In keeping with the company’s commitment to empowering dental professionals, Dentsply Sirona hosted its annual Dentsply Sirona World 2021 from September 23-25 with overwhelming success, connecting more than 7,000 world-leading experts, industry leaders, dental practitioners, students and more in one memorable hybrid event.
“The past eighteen months have pushed the dental industry to new heights and challenges. Dentsply Sirona World is our special way to connect with an ever-growing community of practitioners, elevate the future of dentistry and celebrate as a community together,” said Don Casey, CEO of Dentsply Sirona. “On behalf of Dentsply Sirona, we would like to thank all participants and partners who enabled us to come and learn together how to better serve patients and bring them healthier smiles.”
Guests were given the option to join this year’s Dentsply Sirona World (DS World) either in person at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, NV, or virtually via livestreams and special digital programming. To help support the health and safety of DS World attendees, exhibitors, vendors and staff present onsite, the company established a health and safety protocol that aligned with state and local mandates as well as requirements of the venues.
Major announcements on Dentsply Sirona’s groundbreaking technology and sustainability goals released
Dentsply Sirona kickstarted the 3-day fest with its most notable product and corporate announcements of the year. The theme of DS World 2021 was to “connect,” focused on the human connection of smiles and coming together again after more than a year apart, but also the power of the connected workflows of Dentsply Sirona. In front of thousands of participants from across the dental community, Dentsply Sirona announced the re-launch of their implant business to focus on integrating innovative technologies with quality and reliability, offering clinicians connected, seamless workflows that enables dental professionals to take full advantage of digital dentistry and conduct more accurate and efficient procedures that result in excellent patient outcomes.
This was marked by a comprehensive restage of the company’s Implant business, including three signature workflows to provide dental professionals with a completely new way of practicing implantology and the unveiling of DS PrimeTaper, a self-tapping implant with a tapered design that can be inserted with ease.
Other notable product announcements included:
A series of updates to the SureSmile Aligner Software, enhancing the user experience and making treatment planning with SureSmile easier than ever.
• The latest 5.2 upgrades to the Connect and CEREC Software, providing users both new and improved functionalities and even better performance, making Primescan twice as fast.
• The introduction of ProTaper Ultimate, specifically designed for clinicians who frequently perform endodontic procedures and wish to expand the range of anatomical treatment they provide their patients.
• Based on the validation of the Atlantis IO FLO-S scanbody, Primescan is now the first and only intraoral scanner validated for a full digital workflow for full arch fixed implant restorations with Atlantis suprastructures.
“After 18 months of being distanced from colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was extremely exciting to come together with peers and continue learning how to offer the best possible treatments to patients,” said Dr. Shivi Gupta, a dentist from San Diego, CA. “In this industry, it is so important to remain current on new products and technologies, and I am looking forward to putting the noteworthy updates from Dentsply Sirona to use in my practice as we continue to innovate in digital dentistry.”
Beyond product updates, Dentsply Sirona also announced its future-focused sustainability strategy, coinciding with the release of its inaugural Sustainability Report (SASB-aligned) and including a 5-year partnership with Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused nonprofit organization.
World-class education mixed with chart-topping entertainment as guests enjoyed nearly 120 educational speakers and three award-winning entertainment acts
Dentsply Sirona World is renowned for its first-class educational program, in a unique modern atmosphere. This year was no different as inspiring leaders and experts in the dental industry led more than 100 courses across 13 educational tracks offering 159.5 hours of educational content covering nearly every area of dentistry. Other highlights included an inspirational presentation by motivational speaker and international best-selling author Mel Robbins, whose most recent work includes The 5 Second Rule and The High 5 Habit.
Dentsply Sirona was also proud to enable networking across the dental industry, including among top female leaders in dentistry. Women across dentistry gathered for a dinner during DS World to honor their important contributions to dentistry “I was happy to share my clinical expertise with the DS World community, focusing on topics to improve the patient experience and practice efficiency using digital workflows. It was an honor to meet so many powerful and engaging women in one place!” said Dr. Shivi Gupta, a dentist from San Diego, CA.
“I am thrilled to be here in person teaching alongside many industry-leading experts while continuing to deepen my knowledge of the latest advancements in the dental industry,” said Dr. Dan Butterman, a dentist from Centennial, CO. “It truly is a different and more enriching experience to be here in person, and I cannot wait to leverage the new innovations announced at Dentsply Sirona World in my practice.”
More than the educational activities, Dentsply Sirona World is also known for bringing today’s top acts to close each day of the event, and this year was no exception. On the first evening, Emmy award-winning stand-up comedian and writer John Mulaney kept the smiles and laughs going with fresh jokes and witty stories. The next two evenings major Grammy award-winning acts, including Gwen Stefani and The Chainsmokers entertained onsite event guests with their hit songs.
The recorded sessions of Dentsply Sirona World 2021 are still available until October 31, 2021. Additionally, early bird pricing for Dentsply Sirona World 2022 Las Vegas from September 15-17, 2022 is already available. To register for either or both events, please visit: https://www.dentsplysirona.com/en-us/ds-world.html#register-now