Innovation comes to life at the 2016 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium

More than 2,000 people are attending the third Nobel Biocare Global Symposium in New York. (Photograph: Claudia Duschek, DTI)
Dental Tribune International

By Dental Tribune International

Thu. 23. June 2016


NEW YORK, USA: Yesterday, the 2016 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium opened its doors to dental professionals from all over the world in the heart of New York. Held for the third time, the event promises to be the implant dentistry event of the year. A continuous increase in demand for dental implant treatments as a result of growing consumer awareness, the ageing population, growing accessibility, as well as greater product availability and other influencing factors, has accelerated the demand and need for education in this field over the past decade.

Nobel Biocare has established its reputation as a provider of top-level education through the development and refinement of dental therapy concepts. With its global symposium in particular, the company stages a truly expectional event by inviting dental professionals to join its high-class educational program at the legendary Waldorf Astoria in the world metropolis New York.

With more than 150 world-class speakers, and a total of over 50 master classes, and about 40 hands-on courses for dentist and dental technicians, the event promises to be an incomparable experience for everyone attending.

At the symposium opening on Thursday morning, Nobel Biocare president Hans Geiselhöringer said: “We are today continuing the journey to innovation we started in 2010 with the first global symposium. Over the past three years, we have invested in developing innovations that help dentists treat their patients better and will continue to do so. In this approach, the well-being of the patient is always our priority. We challenge ourselves every day to think about how we can be more successful in treating patients—this is the DNA of Nobel Biocare.”

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Since the announcement of the symposium dates, dental professionals have eagerly registered. The event was sold out well before the registration closing. Overall, Nobel Biocare will be welcoming more than 2,000 participants over the course of the four symposium days, with about one-third of the people attending from North America, one-third from Europe, and a considerable number of attendees from the Asia-Pacific region as well as the Middle East and Africa.

The program of the symposium is divided into three main themes: Treatment enhancement and refinement—evidence counts; Reaching excellence in esthetics by joining the journey of digital dentistry; and Achieving clinical excellence in challenging situations. Each theme has a complete line-up of its own, from lectures and master classes to hands-on sessions.

For the first time in the history of the symposium, registrants had the opportunity to influence the symposium program by voting for various topics, formats and speakers in advance. Through a crowdsourcing model, visitors to the event website selected the topics they would like to see featured. Those that received the most votes were incorporated into the program. The chosen sessions were two case studies—one on soft-tissue management and the other on immediate loading protocols—and a keynote lecture on the true benefits of digital dentistry.

On behalf of the members of the organizing committee, scientific chairperson Dr. Peter Wöhrle welcomed attendees during the kick-off session on Thursday morning. “Many of the people joining this third global event of Nobel Biocare have travelled long distances from all over the world, which reminds us how important this conference is,” Wöhrle said.

In addition, Nobel Biocare prepared an exciting array of forums, including an innovation assembly on Saturday, at which the company will be exclusively previewing its upcoming innovations, and a full-day forum on Sunday that will be focusing on comprised patient treatment.

Under the slogan “Where innovation comes to life”, Nobel Biocare is unveiling a number of innovative new products and solutions at the event, including the On1 restorative workflow concept that bridges the gap between the surgical and prosthetic workflows, a new NobelProcera Crown in a new high-translucency multi-layered full-contour zirconia material, and the new NobelZygoma implant that provides greater surgical and prosthetic flexibility when treating severe maxillary resorption without grafting.

“The innovations we are presenting at the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2016 have all been created to address the specific needs of today’s dental professionals as they strive to improve care for patients. Informed by studies confirming the possibilities and advantages offered by immediate placement and provisionalization, many of these new products and solutions are so unique that they are either patent-protected or in the patent process,” Geiselhöringer said.

More information about the program is available at