Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 23 June 2010 13:09
Dallas, TX – (June 21, 2010) – CADapalooza ’10 certainly lived up to its reputation and delivered an exceptional program this year in Dallas, Texas! Hundreds of dental professionals attended the 3-day event held at the Gaylord Texan Resort, Cowboys Stadium and D4D Technologies’ world headquarters to see the future of dentistry firsthand. The event began with a "Millin' Around” Welcome Reception in the scenic Main Atrium at the Gaylord Texan Resort where registered attendees, manufacturers and sponsors gathered for an evening of camaraderie and celebration. D4D’s Social Media representative mingled among the crowd with her Apple iPad and invited them to follow and join our social networking sites, www.facebook.com/e4dsky, www.twitter.com/e4dsky and www.youtube.com/user/d4dtechnologies.
On Friday, attendees were shuttled to the new, $1.4B Cowboys Stadium for a full-day lecture program covering current state-of-the-art systems and materials to the incredible capabilities of leading edge integrated dental technologies that are under development. Special video messages from profession leaders Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Pete Dawson were played for the crowd on the HD screens in the Main Club Level, where attendees were also treated to a live patient demonstration by CAD CAMbassador Sherri White, RDA, CDD featuring E4D’s DentaLogic software’s newest features.
Other notable MVP’s (Most Valuable Presenters) included Dr. Paul Child, Jr., CEO of CR Foundation sharing his perspective on CAD CAM systems currently on the market; Dr. Colin Norman of 3M ESPE; Dr. Santine Anderson of THE DENTAL ADVISOR; Dr. Don Deems, The Dentist’s Coach; Lee Culp, CDT; Dr. Curtis Jansen and D4D Software Engineer Rakesh Lal introducing the revolutionary E4D Compass software; Dr. George Tysowsky of Ivoclar Vivadent; as well as Dr. David Reznik and Rick Willeford, CPA/CFP providing a fresh perspective of the business side of dentistry.
Midway through the day, lunch was served and attendees were invited to step in front of an HD camera to have their video image projected onto the massive 60-yard JumboTron. Photos were captured as souvenirs to commemorate their experience on the world’s largest high definition screen.
After the break, the D4D Marketing team prepared a series of amusing viral videos that the crowd could watch on either the JumboTron or back in the Club Level. Following the laughter, lectures were back underway as the E4D DentaLogic and E4D Compass software demonstrations continued to display on the JumboTron.
The program closed that afternoon and all participants were led up seven stories for an evening reception at the Dr. Pepper Star Bar overlooking the football field. Guests were greeted with hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails as they arrived, and all had the opportunity to tour the 3,000,000 sq ft stadium, including a behind-the-scenes look at the Cowboys’ and Cowboys Cheerleaders’ locker rooms, as well as a free-for-all run of the field itself. Many took photos in the Cowboys star at the center of the field and others took advantage of the opportunity to go all the way and run for a touchdown!
On the final day, all participants had the opportunity to participate in the Build-a-Crown™ and Advanced Design Workshops at D4D Technologies’ world headquarters in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas. Bringing models of their own, they attended their pre-arranged times to sit with CAD CAMbassadors to see their own crown being scanned, designed and then milled right before their eyes in a matter of minutes! Ivoclar Vivadent, Premier Dental and 3M ESPE’s technical specialists were on hand to make sure each crown left with proper esthetic control – with stain and glaze, characterization, crystallization and polishing centers. “The support of our partners is unparalleled, having Henry Schein Dental, Ivoclar Vivadent, Premier Dental, Imaging Sciences International and 3M ESPE all pulling in the same direction has made this a tremendous success and paved the way for the future of digital dentistry,” said Dr. Gary Severance, VP of Marketing and Clinical Affairs at D4D Technologies. MVP’s were also on-hand at the Advanced Design Workshops to highlight upcoming software releases and revealing the Top 10 Steps to Restoration Design, taking their restorations from Ordinary to Extraordinary™, lead by Lee Culp, CDT. Over 200 restorations were completed and given to the participants, and every attendee was able to “Experience the Experience” of what E4D can do for them, their practice and especially their patients.
If you attended this year’s event, we sincerely thank you for your participation and we hope you found the experience as rewarding as we did. Be sure not to miss next year’s event as it promises to exceed even the greatest expectations for the future of dentistry!
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