Align Technology announces new professional education series for GDPs

align technologyAlign Technology has announced a new professional education event: the Itero Digital Masterclass series. It is curated to encourage dentists, orthodontists and their teams to fully delve into the unexplored scope of the Itero intraoral scanner’s restorative, diagnostic and orthodontic workflows.

The first Itero Digital Masterclass ran on Saturday 6 November in London. The second day is scheduled for 20 November. The second masterclass is then on the 3 and 4 December.

Over two full days, participants can gain technical knowledge and hands-on experience from professionals who use the Itero intraoral scanner.

Speakers include Dr Paul Abrahams, cosmetic and restorative general practitioner, current president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). And Dr Jan Einfeldt, UK representative for the orthodontic committee of the International Digital Dental Academy (IDDA).

Utilising the Itero scanner

Dr Abrahams will guide attendees on how to ‘Build a digital practice through restorative efficiencies’. And also how to ‘Master their restorative capabilities with the use of Itero scanners’.

He will showcase a demo of an end-to-end restorative workflow, share the benefits of scanning from his clinical perspective. As well as troubleshooting issues the dental team might come across.

Dr Jan Einfeldt will present a masterclass to help his peers grow their Itero utilisation. He will explain how to get the most out of the, a cloud-based portal and its capabilities.

He will share some tips and tricks to help navigate through most situations that doctors may come across. As well as highlight the crucial role team members play in a digitised practice to improve the patient experience that may potentially also increase practice revenue.

Both speakers positioned their Itero intraoral scanners at the core of their dental practices.

Empowering patients

Dr Abrahams explains: ‘Over a decade has elapsed since I changed my practice set up. I have learnt that no matter what stage of your career you’re at, the Itero scanner makes a difference to your dentistry offering and helps grow your business.

‘Some doctors might think the Itero intraoral scanner only as an open door to treating patients with the Invisalign system. But there is so much more!

‘I take digital impressions for all my implant and restorative cases. For me, the Itero scanner is a significant device also for implant treatments.’

His co-presenter Dr Jan Einfeldt says: ‘Today my practice is equipped with two Itero scanners. These also include the latest Itero Element Plus Series 5D mobile configuration.

‘In terms of patient engagement, the Itero scanner takes the practice to new levels. When you take patients on a visual tour of their own oral environment and discuss tooth wear, crowding and other issues, they can see with their own eyes. Patients therefore feel empowered and prompt you to offer them solutions like tooth alignment. Even though it was not on their mind in the first place.’

There is more to discover at the upcoming Digital Masterclass in terms of first-hand experiences of the Itero scanner’s features, software and inter-connective technology.

Events are filling up fast. To book one of the remaining limited places per session and for the full agenda, please visit

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