align_shanghai_instituteAlign Technology Inc, San Jose, Calif, recently opened the Align University Training Institute in Shanghai, China. This is Align’s second training facility in China. According to a press release, the state-of-the-art facility represents the company’s commitment to clinical education and support for doctors in China. It is intended to be a major training facility that will allow Align to educate doctors and showcase the company’s latest product and technology innovation in orthodontic treatment and digital dentistry.

“We see enormous potential in China with a growing demand for Invisalign clear aligners,” said Julie Tay, Align Technology senior vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific. “As consumer demand grows, we want to ensure we provide our doctors with the latest innovation and training to deliver great outcomes for Invisalign patients, and ultimately more beautiful smiles. This is another important investment we are making in China to provide localized training and support to our doctors, as we continue to lead the industry in clear aligners and digital dentistry.”

The Align University Shanghai Training Institute features state-of-the-art technology, including iTero intraoral scanners and dental simulation equipment. It has three training rooms, including a multiple training room, a ClinCheck workshop room, and a demonstration lab for iTero intraoral scanners and dental simulation equipment. According to a press release, the training institute will provide training, clinical education programs, and the tools and process demonstration needed for doctors to adopt this technology and treatment options in their practices.

China is the second largest market for Align. It opened its first office in Shanghai in 2011, and its first training facility in Chengdu in 2017. The company now has more than 1,200 employees in seven offices across China.