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Attendees play ‘Guess the Price’ in the Ivoclar Vivadent game-show booth. (Photo: Robert Selleck/DTA)

Meeting review: 2019 International Dental Days of Quebec (JDIQ)

By Robert Selleck / DTA
June 20, 2019

MONTREAL, Quebec, CANADA: The 49th International Dental Days of Quebec (JDIQ), the annual conference of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, was held May 25 to 28 (Saturday through Tuesday) at the Montréal Convention Center (the Palais des Congrès de Montréal), right near the heart of the old-world charm of historic Old Montréal.

In the exhibit hall, the stage was set for buying. And show specials were everywhere.

In the Dentsply Sirona booth, where attendees could embrace the future with the intuitive touchscreen and high-definition scans achievable with the Primescan intraoral 3-D scanning system. attendees still on the digital fence could enter for a chance at having Primescan in their office for three months.

In the Designs for Vision booth, attendees could get $200 off when ordering both loupes and an LED DayLite. The special offered enabled dental professionals to immediately start benefitting from the new hands-free infrared technology that improves infection control protocols.

Practitioners who may have earlier tried out the Navident “Trace and Place” dynamic navigation instrument in the ClaroNav booth were likely ready probably ready to take advantage of the technology’s time savings. No stent or guide needs to be prepared, and the entire registration process can be completed in about three minutes.

The meeting presented an opportunity to upgrade dental-photography capabilities and the power of using compelling visual communication with patients. In the Shofu booth (Au-Shaw Dental Productions), attendees could buy an EyeSpecial C-III digital camera. Its preprogrammed settings are designed specifically for ease of use in dental applications. Plus, the camera is water-, chemical- and scratch-resistant and can be disinfected with a sterilizing towelette.

The deals were everywhere, with many attendees taking full advantage of the meeting for hands-on buying.

The meeting is also a C.E. event for Quebec dentists and dental-team members, while also attracting attendees from across the world. With more than 12,000 participants, it is considered the largest dental conference in Canada.

The mission of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, representing approximately 5,300 dentists, is to ensure the quality of dental services through high standards of practice and ethics and to promote oral health among the people of Quebec.

The C.E. courses featured theoretical and practical training presented by renowned speakers from Canada and around the world. The courses and workshops focused on topics related to dental practice, as well as the technical and scientific advancements that influence the current and future practice of dentistry.

JDIQ 2019 marked the third edition of the CÉLABration event. In collaboration with the Order of Dental Technicians of Quebec (OTTDQ), the meeting provided a full day of sessions and clinical tables, as well as an exhibition featuring specialized products and services.

(Source: JDIQ)

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