World Dental Forum 2012 Enlightens US Dentists on International Trends

Posted on July 12, 2012

SEATTLE, July 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/—Modern Dental Laboratory USA (MDL USA) assembled a group of 570 pioneering dentists from all over the world to come together at their second-annual World Dental Forum in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China from May 31 to June 3, 2012. Seven different countries were represented at this prestigious event including: USA; Netherlands; Germany; Australia; France; Hong Kong SAR; China.

With a shift in the dental industry toward international integration, the World Dental Forum gave U.S. dentists an opportunity to meet with world-renowned dentists, opinion leaders, and suppliers from around the world.

This year's event featured a remarkable array of distinguished international speakers and topics. Speakers included: Prof. Markus Haapasalo; Prof. Bart van Meerbeek; Prof. Jack Ferracane; Mr. Jozef Ludovic Beckers; Prof. Niklaus Lang; Dr. Paul Miara; Dr. George Freedman; Dr. Joseph Kan; Dr. Ken Zhang; Dr. Michael Burrow; Dr. John O. Burgess; Dr. Daniel Edelhoff; Dr. Joerd van der Meer; Dr. Jack Gerschman. Topics included advancements in: Endodontics; Operative Dentistry; Implant Dentistry; Esthetic Dentistry; Oral Hygiene; Prosthodonics; Digital Dentistry; Oral appliance therapies.

The US Delegation was also led by Dr. Howard Farran (Owner, Founder and CEO, of Todays Dental & Farran Media), Dr. Rhonda Savage (CEO, of Miles Global, formally known as Linda Miles & Assoc.) and John Christensen (Founder and President, of chrisad inc.).

The World Dental Forum included an educational excursion to Modern Dental Laboratory in the world-class manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, China. This excursion allowed dentists to see first-hand how international integration is reaching dentists and patients across the world today. After the tour of the largest dental laboratory in the world, MDL USA hosted a US Delegation semi-formal dinner where Farran, Savage and Christensen addressed the Delegation on practice management techniques and the future of dentistry.

"It was truly a life-altering experience" said Farran.

This year's event was held at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong and co-organized by The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Dentistry and Modern Dental Laboratory. The World Dental Forum was particularly special as the World Dental Forum was taking place in conjunction with the 100 year anniversary of The University of Hong Kong and the 30 year anniversary of The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Dentistry.

About Modern Dental Laboratory USA:

Modern Dental Laboratory USA is a certified Medical Device Manufacturer that provides premium dental restorations to dentists and patients across the United States, with award-winning service centers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. It is headquartered in Seattle. Its dental laboratory, Modern Dental Laboratory, is based in Shenzhen, China, has been a pioneer in the global dental business since 1976 and is also the largest dental laboratory in the world. It is one of the only dental laboratories to obtain the highest level of certification in the dental lab industry, the ISO 13485:2003 certificate, which is the most stringent quality standard in the world for medical device manufacturing. This manufacturing standard exceeds even the standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Modern Dental Laboratory USA maintains this level of certification because its goal is to eliminate variability in its processes so that its dentists can always provide their patients with consistent, safe and high-quality restorations. For more information, visit

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