Dentsply Sirona World 2020 will provide localized in-person and globally available virtual events, expanding opportunities for continuing education credits and feature speakers across 12 unique tracks, according to the company.
The original program, scheduled for October 1 through October 3 in Las Vegas, will be postponed to a later date.
“The current circumstances prevent an event the size and quality of Dentsply Sirona World to take place in person,” said senior vice president Eric Bruno.
“Though we are postponing the event in Las Vegas, the localized in-person programs and the new and expanded virtual event will be packed with the same great content expected of the ultimate dental meeting presented in a new, innovative forum,” said Bruno.
“We are taking a stand that dentistry is essential and that digital dentistry is the future, so we are doubling down on our digital efforts for Dentsply Sirona World and complementing those with localized in-person programming in collaboration with our industry partners,” he said.
The online event will feature a full program with a general session and cutting-edge breakouts tailored to individual needs, with introductory to expert-level courses ranging from specialties such as implantology to laboratory courses and hygiene topics, the company said.
The Dentsply Sirona World 2020 localized in-person programs and virtual event will bring an exceptional experience to attendees, with our continued commitment for delivering healthy smiles through healthy practices,” Bruno said.
“The virtual and local in-person programs will allow attendees to interact with our speakers, products, and latest technologies in an entirely new way while continuing to shape the future of dentistry,” he said.
Specific dates and details of the localized in-person programs and the virtual Dentsply Sirona World event will be announced in the coming weeks.
Everyone already registered for Dentsply Sirona World 2020 will be automatically registered for the virtual program. Current registration for the in-person Denstply Sirona World 2020 also will automatically transfer to the new in-person 2021 date when it is announced.
Meanwhile, Dentsply Sirona has announced that it will not attend the International Dental Show (IDS), scheduled for March 9 to March 13 in Cologne, Germany.
Current estimates indicate that the expected restrictions due to COVID-19 almost certainly won’t allow the proximity and depth of consultation that Dentsply Sirona and its customers know and value, the company said.
“It was a difficult decision to make, but much of what makes the IDS and its unique dynamics what they are will not be possible in March 2021 because of the conditions we expect due to COVID-19,” said Walter Petersohn, chief commercial officer.
“We trust that the situation will change in due course, and we already look forward to taking part in the next IDS,” Petersohn said.