The company plans to “reimagine” the event into localized in-person and globally-available virtual events amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dentsply Sirona announced the postponement of its in-person Dentsply Sirona World 2020 event and plans to reimagine the event into localized in-person and globally-available virtual events. As the company puts it, the new formats will offer expanded opportunities for earning continuing education credit and feature dental professionals presenting educational sessions across 12 unique tracks.
The in-person program was originally scheduled for October in Las Vegas.
According to the company, the online event will feature a full program with a general session and breakouts tailored to individual needs, with introductory to expert-level courses ranging from specialties such as implantology, to laboratory courses, to hygiene topics.
Specific dates, and more details about the localized in-person programs and virtual event, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Everyone already registered for Dentsply Sirona World 2020 will receive registration for the virtual program; no action is required on registered attendees’ part to register for the virtual program, according to the company. Current registrations for the in-person Dentsply Sirona World 2020 will automatically transfer to the new in-person 2021 date when it is announced.
“The current circumstances prevent an event the size and quality of Dentsply Sirona World to take place in person,” said Eric Bruno, senior vice president. “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. 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.”