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All systems Goa – 2015 Symposia program begins in India

by: Michael Stuart

With renowned speakers, hands-on learning and great activities, the sold-out Nobel Biocare Symposium in Goa, India, was an event to remember.

The Grand Hyatt Hotel facing Goa’s stunning Bambolim Bay served as the backdrop to one of the largest private dental events India has ever seen. The 550 attendees were privy to lectures from both established and up-and-coming speakers as well as practical learning opportunities. These included a hands-on session with animal jaws that Dr. Sascha Jovanovic conducted with 85 participants over the two days (April 17-19). Presentations and panel discussions featured globally recognized speakers including Dr. Palo Malo, Dr. David Gelb and Dr. Sree Koka, also proved extremely popular.

The scene was set for a colorful symposium from the beginning, with a captivating light show to start proceedings. The event was also a chance to celebrate ten years since the opening of our subsidiary in India, and to again recognize 50 years since the very first implant treatment. This particular anniversary was marked with a retro ‘everything 1965’ celebration.

Celebrating a history of innovation

While heritage was a key theme, so too was innovation. Attendees were introduced to our very latest products and solutions, including the wide-platform NobelActive and the NobelProcera FCZ (full-contour zirconia) Implant Crown – important elements in our new complete posterior solution.

Participants looking for innovation also found it in the program format too. Five hands-on sessions, three master classes, two days of dental technician sessions and practice management lectures came together to form a very special experience. With 34 speakers from around the world covering topics ranging from social-media practice marketing to guided bone regeneration and dental photography, the Nobel Biocare India team catered for all attendees, as reflected by the participant feedback below:

What the attendees said

"I must congratulate the entire Nobel Biocare team for a very successful meeting in Goa. It was good to see the entire team working hard and I am sure the participants must have had a lot to take home from the meeting."
Dr. Ratnadeep Patil, Mumbai, India

"I truly believe in Nobel Biocare's implants and their commitment to innovation. That is why they are on top. My hat’s off to the Nobel team for running such a wonderful conference. It was extremely well run and a joy for me to participate. "
Dr. Robert Schroering, Louisville, USA

"It was a great meeting and I so much enjoyed the attendees and your Nobel Biocare India staff. Party, food, speakers, topics, camaraderie – all very special! "
Dr. David Gelb, Connecticut, USA

"This is a note of thanks to you and your team for a superbly arranged meeting at Goa. Your hospitality and attention to detail was impeccable."
Dr. Vijailakshmi Acharya, Chennai, India

"There was lot to take home for everyone especially the beginners. It gave me great satisfaction when I could do a bone augmentation case exactly the same way that Sasha demonstrated on the second day of my return. There was a lot to take home in Dr. Gelb's lecture too. Overall it was a great experience for all of us. "
Dr. Sanjay Kalra, Chandigarh, India

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Goa Symposium and found it very stimulating. I am confident that Nobel Biocare will scale tremendous heights in the months to come, especially with such a dedicated India team!"
Dr. Gunaseelan R. Chennai, India

"I attended the symposium in Goa and was duly impressed by the arrangement and the lectures.” 
Dr. Debadeep Chakravarty, Kolkata, India

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