Mervyn Druian reflects on Dentistry LIVE
As one of your more senior colleagues (my hair is a little grey and yes, it is mine) I felt it necessary to write to you about a very seriously missed opportunity.
Over a career spanning more than 40 years (I still look forward to going to the practice every single day) I have travelled thousands of miles to attend dental courses, symposia, lectures and meetings. All associated with dentistry.
On May 25th and 26th of this year, a dental event took place that I would have travelled anywhere for. Fifty four speakers, many of them from overseas and many local, all absolutely world class, presented hands-on workshop sessions, a two day implant symposium, team- building lecture, business lectures, marketing programmes and many clinical lectures.
Amongst them were Stanley Malamed on local anaesthetics, Trent Smallwood on Invisalign and veneers, on wealth building and on posterior composites, Raymond Bertolotti on dental adhesion, Amy McCulloch and Kate Ross on marketing your surgery through social networking, Gary Zelesky on the human spark in dentistry. Ashok Sethi on implant, Julian Caplan on CAD-CAM, Wyman Chan and Payman Langroudi on dental bleaching, Simon Cunnington on endodontics, Chris Gross on the business of dentistry and many many others.
Colleagues, in my opinion, Dentistry LIVE 2012 had enough content to be matched against some of the major American Meetings such as the Chicago Midwinter or The Greater New York Meeting. There are only so many hours in a day to attend lectures, these were very full days.
The trade exhibition was excellent and varied providing delegates an excellent opportunity to be introduced to new products and become re-acquainted with some of the older ones (representatives too).
This meeting was attended by dentists and teams in their hundreds, it should have been in the thousands.
There was a great atmosphere at the meeting held at the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre.
It was as if we all knew what a special event this was. As always it was brilliantly organised.
Personally I am going to diarise and register for Dentistry LIVE 2013 right away, a wonderful experience awaits us all, I have had a peek at the programme.
Yours in dentistry,
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