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Second annual Orthodontic World Congress engages capacity crowd

News_OWCFor the second time in as many years, the upstart Orthodontic World Congress (OWC) engaged and inspired a sizable crowd with an eclectic collection of speakers, topics, and unique experiences. Running from January 27 to the 29, the DENTSPLY GAC 2016 OWC played host to a sold-out crowd at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida.

This year’s roster of 16 speakers included a trio of keynote speakers. Having worked with companies such as Starbucks®, Lexus, Nordstrom, and The Ritz-Carlton, entrepreneur and author John DiJulius was first up. His presentation drew upon his considerable expertise to show practices how to craft a world-class customer experience. The next speaker, stockbroker-turned-author and consultant Mark Jeffries, engaged the crowd with an insightful presentation on improving conversation and communication within the orthodontic setting. Former Major League Baseball player Jim Abbott rounded out the roster of keynote speakers in a rousing presentation about his own life story, and how the lessons he’s collected over the course of his life can be embraced by anyone.

The clinical and business elements of orthodontics were also well represented at the conference, with an additional 13 speakers covering these two topics. The business-focused presentations included a “how to” on bulletproofing personal and professional assets, protecting your practice’s online reputation, and the keys to successfully managing multiple locations. The clinical topic touched upon a wide variety of subjects, including managing compliance with Class II cases, embracing clinical advancements in treatment mechanics, and transverse dimension and long-term stability, among others.

“The Orthodontic World Congress continues to bring together today’s top business leaders, industry advisors, and clinical experts to create a one-of-a-kind experience that provides practical insights designed to challenge the way we look at our business, our customers, and our lives,” said Brad Clatt, Vice President Commercial Operations DENTSPLY GAC.

The conference concluded with an evening of dining, dancing, and celebrating on the infield at Marlins Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins. The unique evening included a meet and greet with two of the team’s rising stars as well as a retired player. Everyone shared in a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. Planners from this year’s conference are now investigating ideas for the 2017 OWC.

OrthoEssentials adds new Spore Test Kit

OrthoEssentials has added a new Spore Test Kit to its product offering. You can use the test in dry heat sterilizers, EO gas, and chemical vapor sterilizers. The test kit also includes third-party legal documentation from the largest sterilizer testing lab in North America. Get a 7-day turnaround on test results. Results can be viewed online. 52 weeks per kit. Contact us at 866-517-3257 or 215-396-3803, info@orthoessentials.net to receive an introductory offer.

iPrint 3D Printer

The iPrint 3D® Printer from Motion View Software enables accurate, economical, and quick 3D printing of transfer trays and other orthodontic appliances in your own office

Motion View Software, LLC announced its SLA-based iPrint 3D® printers for use by orthodontists in their own offices and on their own schedules. Motion View’s in-office iPrint 3D® printer eliminates delays and reduces costs compared to contracting out to a lab for 3D printing services. Instead, appliances for indirect bonding and other purposes are made onsite and quickly available to use. Results are extremely accurate, high resolution, and fast. The iPrint 3D® software accepts .STL files for printing models at user-selectable layer thicknesses of 25, 50, or 100 microns. The iPrint 3D® printer is SLA-based, using a laser to cure the printing material in a build area of 7 x 7 x 8 inches. The iPrint 3D® printer can print approximately 15 mm per hour vertically (in Z-axis) or more in some circumstances.

For more information, call 423-475-6914, or visit www.MotionView3D.com, or write to Sales@MotionView3D.com.

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