On October 23-25, 1,000 dental professionals came together at the Palazzo dei Congressi in the coastal town of Riccione for the Italian Nobel Biocare Symposium. During three eventful days, the participants attended inspiring lectures and master classes hosted by renowned clinicians, acquired new skills during hands-on sessions and had the chance to network with colleagues from the entire country.
The Italian Nobel Biocare team made sure that the scientific program offered classes for every taste – and for every member of the treatment team. Clinicians and dental technicians alike could choose between a broad selection of challenging sessions, and, perfectly in line with Nobel Biocare’s belief that good teamwork is paramount to providing the patient with the best possible care, many treatment teams attended the symposium together.
3D videos and competitions
Other than the sold-out master classes and hands-on sessions, the lectures on patient communication proved to be popular with the attendees. During these sessions, experienced clinicians shared their advice on how to make patients feel comfortable about the treatment plan to gain patient acceptance.
Another crowd-pleasing feature was the extensive use of 3D videos. During several of the lectures, the attendees were provided with 3D glasses and, as a consequence, didn’t miss one single detail of the clinical case in question.
In order to engage the attendees in the symposium, the Italian Nobel Biocare team had organized several competitions. For the first time in Nobel Biocare history, the participants at the Italian Symposium had the chance to rate the speakers, which spurred friendly competition between the presenters. It was a tight race that ended with not just one, but two winners: Professor Pier Francesco Nocin, who gave a lecture on the rehabilitation of the atrophic maxilla with zygomatic implants, and Doctor Marzio Todisco, who hosted a master class on the prosthetic implant rehabilitation of NobelActive in the esthetic zone.
The younger participants also had the opportunity to prove their worth. On Saturday afternoon, dental professionals under the age of 40 competed to become “the best young speaker”. Each participant gave a seven-minute speech and took part in a three-minute discussion round. Based on these performances, a panel of judges selected the winner. The prize, a ticket to the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium in New York in 2016, was awarded to Doctor Giuseppe Polimeni.
The Italian Nobel Biocare team greatly enjoyed the chance to meet with customers from the entire country and thank everyone for coming.