sShapeThe 3Shape Dental Advisory Board recently met in Copenhagen, Denmark, to examine ways to innovate digital dentistry workflow and, in turn, improve patient care.

Chaired by American Jonathan Ferencz, DDS, a digital dentistry advocate and practitioner, the board made digital workflow optimization, and its impact on patient care, the theme for its second annual meeting.

“3Shape’s goal is to improve patient care. To do so, we need to make the workflow for dental professionals more efficient. That means making the digital workflow the first choice for all practitioners because of its reliability, predictability, and increased comfort for the patient,” said Flemming Thorup, CEO of 3Shape.

He added: “The 3Shape Dental Advisory Board brings together experts from every continent, each with their own way of working. Yet, [they] share the collective goal for improving patient care. And because of that, this year’s meeting was a huge success. The clinical skills of participants were not in focus. The members came instead, loaded with real practice challenges and needs. As a result, together we were able to identify many innovative steps to improving patient care and, in turn, tremendous opportunities for 3Shape.”

The 3Shape Dental Advisory Board comprises 14 dentists and one dental lab owner. Board members are from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

“For a board member, it’s very rewarding to know that you have a real influence on how products get delivered to the end-user and that you are helping to shape the future of patient care,” said Ferencz.