Welcome to London, the latest addition to the global network of Dentsply Sirona Academies
The ribbon has been cut and the new Dentsply Sirona Academy London, based in Weybridge, was officially declared open for business by (above from left to right) Gerry Campbell, Vice President and General Manager, Dentsply Sirona UK and Ireland, Dr Terri Nolan, Chief Clinical Officer, and Thomas Scherer, Group Vice President.
Dentsply and Sirona joined forces in 2016 to become the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products, and the numbers are truly breathtaking. Worldwide it employs some 15,000 people and enjoys an annual turnover in the region of $4 billion. Its research and development platform is driven by 600 engineers and scientists. It is also recognised as a global leader in dental education, covering an extensive range of clinical, technical and practice excellence programmes and training more than 350,000 dental professionals every year across 11,000 online and face to face courses in over 80 countries. Its commitment to providing the highest quality and broadest scope of education has been further demonstrated by the opening of its latest, purpose-built facility to form part of the Dentsply Sirona Academy network.
On June 7th at Dentsply Sirona’s UK Headquarters in Weybridge, more than 100 invited guests, including key distributors, dentists and technicians, representatives of UK dental schools and a host of VIPs, gathered to celebrate the opening and experience the state-of-the-art facilities. In his welcoming speech Gerry Campbell said: “Knowledge and skills are building blocks for every successful dental professional and, as techniques and materials advance, the need to keep pace with change is increasing the demand for high quality teaching and learning. We have created the Dentsply Sirona Academy London in the belief that through training and education, we can best help all our customers to gain maximum value from the technology in which they have invested.”
Get the most from the latest digital technology
The Dentsply Sirona Academy has been created to meet the educational needs of dental professionals by providing worldwide access to evidence-based, scientifically sound, theoretical and practical content. The aim in providing this educational platform is simple − to help ensure clinicians and technicians have all the necessary skills they need to get the most from the latest digital technology, skills that will help drive their businesses forward while also consistently providing patients with better, safer, faster care.
The new multi-use facility will showcase the latest Dentsply Sirona products and equipment in the ideal clinical setting for customer training, while also providing a UK base for the company’s extensive in-house clinical and technical education programmes that enable dentists and technicians to not only hear about how an integrated solution can improve their workflow, but to experience it first-hand.
The specially designed facility incorporates a clinical skills suite featuring an 8-station simulation clinic complete with phantom heads. Its showroom spotlights Dentsply Sirona’s latest technology including treatment centres, handpieces and digital radiography, including fully functioning examples of the Galileos cone beam imaging system and Orthophos XG3D. By having this equipment on-site visitors can be invited to appreciate the streamlined efficiency that can be achieved by adopting an integrated workflow. These efficiencies are exhibited across a number of dental disciplines including, restorative dentistry, implants, endodontics and orthodontics.
A 30-seat lecture room can be rapidly transformed into a theatre that can accommodate more than 60 delegates, providing a flexible resource that can accommodate almost any training or education requirement. Dentsply Sirona believes its state-of-the-art audio visual equipment makes these facilities amongst the finest in the UK.
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