Dentsply Sirona steps up education offering with London Academy

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Dentsply Sirona steps up education offering with London Academy

Cutting the ribbon during the opening of the new centre (from left to right): Dentsply Sirona UK General Manager Gerry Campbell and Vice Presidents Teresa A. Dolan and Thomas Scherer (Photograph: Daniel Zimmermann, DTI)
Dental Tribune International

Dental Tribune International

Fri. 9 June 2017

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WEYBRIDGE, UK: After the merger in 2016, Dentsply Sirona began significant reorganisation of its business operations in the UK and Ireland. The 12-month transition period was finally completed this week with the opening of its new education centre at DENTSPLY International’s former premises in Weybridge in Surrey near London.

Adding to Dentsply Sirona’s existing training facilities around the globe, it is the first launch of a major education centre by the international dental conglomerate. Attended by Dentsply Sirona Group Vice Presidents Thomas Scherer from Germany and Teresa Dolan from the US, the launch on Wednesday brought together dealers, key partners, such as representatives of UK dental schools, as well as dentists and dental technicians from around the UK and Ireland in order to celebrate and have a first look at the new facility, which showcases products and equipment in a clinical setting.

According to Commercial Manager George Fleeton, to whom Dental Tribune Onine spoke yesterday, the centre will provide a UK base for Dentsply Sirona’s extensive in-house clinical and technical education programmes that enable dentists and dental technicians to not only learn about how an integrated solution can improve their workflow, but also experience it first-hand.

“We have invested significant resources in the project,” he said. “It is a long-term commitment and absolutely in line with Dentsply Sirona’s global strategy in regard to education.”

Dentsply Sirona provides over 11,000 courses annually in more than 80 countries and to almost half a million dentists through the Dentsply Sirona Dental Academy. The new centre in the UK is planned to provide up to 700 courses on-site and online to 10,000 dental professionals a year. It will offer sales and dealer training in addition to clinical training for dentists and dental office staff. Furthermore, it is planned to host special events to raise awareness of various topics that are relevant in dentistry, Fleeton added.

“We see this facility being used to train not just dental professionals but also the people working with them,” he said. “We want all people working with dental professionals to do so in a competent and confident manner.”

 

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