Global symposium focuses on ‘patient journey’

'Designing for Life: Today and in the future' was the main theme of this year’s Nobel Biocare Global Symposium, which took place on 20-23 June at the Waldorf Astoria New York hotel.

In an inspirational and compelling event, over 100 globally respected researchers, scientists, clinicians and academics shared their expertise with a packed conference hall filled with thousands of dental professionals from around the world.

The main programme of the Global Symposium centred on the 'patient journey'. All successful dental implant treatment depends on a thorough multi-dimensional clinical analysis. Essential analysis is then enhanced further by making use of adjunctive methods such as digital planning tools, bone regenerative materials, different timing sequences for functional loading, CAD/CAM technology and an awareness of the possible role played by local and systemic health considerations.

As a result, many subtle and frequently overlapping considerations apply to the patient’s proposed treatment journey, and a wide range of different factors need to be taken into account. Through a series of engaging and highly informative lectures the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium addressed many of these factors, while also giving special focus to the most recent additions to the modern treatment paradigm.

Among the highlights of the Global Symposium, on day one Nobel Biocare launched its Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) – a group set up to help develop the knowledge and leadership required to optimise patients’ long-term care.

On day two, Nobel Biocare held a morning press conference to make several important new announcements. These included a new fully integrated digital workflow, plans to establish a regenerative product portfolio and an upcoming NobelProcera Abutment that takes advantage of a new angulated screw channel concept.

The main programme on day 3 of the event explored the patient journey for those missing multiple posterior teeth as well as those with failing dentitions. The day also included a number of dedicated sessions for dental technicians which provided a host of practical hints and tips on how to achieve the best results with the new NobelProcera® 2G Scanner.

After yet another successful and highly engaging event, the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium once again confirmed itself as one of the world’s leading dental conferences. Not only did delegates enjoy a diverse range of scientifically robust lectures, but also left feeling both enriched and inspired by the wealth of cutting-edge science and learning on offer.

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