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DentalForum Europe 2018

DentalForum Europe 2018

November 12-13, 2018

Melia Sky, Barcelona

Melia Sky, Barcelona | November 12-13, 2018

Advances in technology and an evolving focus on the patient experience have raised the bar for clinicians, as they hustle to stay at the forefront of an industry marked by lightning-speed growth.  In 2018 OpenRoom Events will be opening up its DentalForum brand to the European market, connecting senior decision makers from Dental Chains with manufacturers and solution providers.  

The 2 days provide a platform to build relationships, identify new opportunities and explore solutions.  The focus of the event is a program of one-to-one meetings, which allow for meaningful discussions to take place in a neutral environment away from the distractions of the office.

Networking is at the heart of the 2 days: the meetings, conference sessions, lunches, drinks receptions and dinners provide multiple opportunities to spend time with peers and meet key international suppliers to help move your business forward.

Tom Riall
CEO, IDH Group (mydentist)

Keynote, Tom Riall, CEO, IDH Group (mydentist)

The Future of Dentistry: a UK perspective

Tom Riall is the CEO of Integrated Dental Holdings (IDH) – the UK’s only fully integrated dental services company, with annual sales of circa £600m and more than 7000 employees and associates. IDH is made up of mydentist, which operates a network of 635 NHS funded and private pay dental practices across the UK; and Dental Directory, a dental services and supplies business.

Tom, who was appointed to IDH on 8 May 2017, has significant international experience across the US, ME and Asia with positions at Priory Group, Serco Group Reliance Secure Task Management, Onyx UK and the armed services. 

Jörg Preuss
Partner, KPMG Global Strategy Group

Speaker, Jörg Preuss , Partner, KPMG Global Strategy Group

On the edge of disruption: dental care in Germany

In his speech, Jörg reflects upon his previous project experience in Europe’s largest dental care market, Germany, to address the exciting opportunities and challenges which come along with the fundamental market transformation currently taking place – consolidation, digitalization and a redefined customer journey – to name a few. His key message – no matter if you are engaged as a patient or dentist, dental chain or lab, investor or supplier, insurer or regulator, chances are that sooner than later your daily business is going to change. So why not be an innovator instead of a laggard?

Phillippe Salah
CEO, Dental Monitoring

Speaker, Phillippe Salah, CEO, Dental Monitoring

The Virtual Clinic. How AI Transforms Dentistry?

Phillippe Salah holds an MS in Bioinformatics and a PhD in Biophysics from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. Phillippe is the founder and CEO of Dental Monitoring, who developed and launched the world's first remote monitoring orthodontic system and pioneered the use of artificial intelligence in the field of dentistry. 

Petra Rumpf
Executive VP, Straumann Group

Workshop Leader, Petra Rumpf, Executive VP, Straumann Group

How Digital Technologies can Drive the Performance of Dental Groups

DSOs are changing the dental care delivery model and are becoming a leading force in providing innovative dental care worldwide. Digital workflows and new technologies allow DSOs to enhance the patient experience and drive efficiencies across their clinics. In her lecture, Petra Rumpf, member of the Executive Board of Straumann Group and Global Head of the Straumann DSO Business Unit, will explain the risks and opportunities of new technologies, how they can improve the clinical and business performance and/or drive new patient engagement models like the "virtual clinic". Participants can request tailored digital exploration days to understand better their specific value creation opportunities following the lecture.

Julian Perry
Group Commercial Director, mydentist

Round Table Chair, Julian Perry, Group Commercial Director, mydentist

A private dental practitioner with over 31 years' experience, Julian has expertise in dental implants, adult and child orthodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Until 2002, he ran a group of 12 cosmetic treatment centres in and around London and in 2007, was nominated as one of the top 50 influential dentists in the UK from a pool of 31,000.  After 6 years with Oasis/BUPA, he has recently joined mydentist as Group Commercial Director.

Paul Ebert
Managing Director, Tabeo

Ignite Session, Paul Ebert, Managing Director, Tabeo

What we can learn from Deliveroo?

Demand is very local. Use data to identify gaps in the market. Acquire practices with more confidence. Recruit, or move, talent to where it will be valued most.

Paul founded Tabeo with the mission to simplify payments in healthcare. Tabeo is a software that helps veterinarian and dental practices create a new customer experience.

Previously, Paul helped build a platform for business loans that was acquired by Funding Circle. He started his career in investment banking at Credit Suisse in London and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He is a proud father and happily married.

Jens Hendrén
Area Export Manager Planmeca

Workshop Leader, Jens Hendrén, Area Export Manager Planmeca

Turning data into efficiency with the intelligent Planmeca solution

Planmeca’s intelligent solution helps DSOs to make business decisions based on facts, access their data from any location and at any time, track their instruments and materials with RFID technology, and improve their operational planning and quality assurance.

With 15 years of experience in the dental industry in several markets, Planmeca’s Area Export Manager Jens Hendrén has seen the rise of software-driven digital dentistry and gained a clear understanding of its impact on clinical treatments and clinic chain operations

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Straumann Group

The Straumann Group is a global leader in tooth replacement solutions. It unites global and international brands that stand for excellence, innovation and quality in tooth replacement and esthetics, including Straumann, Instradent, Neodent, and Medentika, etkon and other fully/partly owned companies and partners.

Planmeca Group

Planmeca Group is a global leader in health care technology. We believe that innovation is the key to better dental care. DSOs worldwide face challenges related to material handling and traceability. The LM Dental Tracking System™ is the first commercially available system to track dental materials using radiofrequency (RFID) technology. We help you to turn your data into efficiency, safety and savings.

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