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On July 12th Henry Schein Dental participated in an invite only, all-party Parliamentary group for Dentistry and Oral Health event. This was a unique opportunity to talk to variety of senior figures within government, about the latest advances in dentistry. It gave them a glimpse into what the future looks like, now and in years to come. The theme was ‘Dentistry: Past, Present and Future’ and the BDIA used the occasion to launch the new Dental Innovation Partnership (DIP).
John Maloney, Henry Schein Director of Equipment commented:
“The Parliamentary meeting centred around Dental Innovation and was a great opportunity to meet and discuss some of the modern developments in dentistry with many individuals who can help advance and aid the introduction of these into the UK. Particularly those that move to a more patient focused and digitised treatment protocol, delivering high quality dentistry to more patients through a faster and more accurate process of treatment and fabrication , both for NHS and Private patients.”
A number of MPs, Lords and senior figures from Department of Health, NHS England and dental schools were in attendance. The team showcased and demonstrated the latest in CAD/CAM with CEREC and Trios, chair-side mill and the Waterlase iPlus plus practice management software. Many guests actively participated in demonstrations getting up-close and hands-on with the technology.
Jackie Cooper, Henry Schein European Laser Product manager had this to say:
“The meeting gave the Henry Schein team a great opportunity to showcase all new developments in dentistry to key MP’s who are directly involved in the decision making for public health. The response was very positive with regards to laser dentistry, especially as lasers are so patient oriented with clinical benefits to help patients both save teeth and improve overall general health.”
Many guests stayed in the room for some time asking questions, eager to learn more and were genuinely interested in what the presenters had to say and show. The Henry Schein team were honoured to be there to promote new technology, in hope that our government will support the acceleration and adoption of technology in the dental profession.