Behind the scenes with the best minds in the dental industry

January 31, 2013
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More than most healthcare professions, product development in dentistry plays a major role in empowering top-quality patient care. And getting to speak with brightest minds in the dental industry is one of the true pleasures of working at Dental Products Report. While dental professionals frequently look to other dentists as thought leaders, it is easy to overlook the role that dental manufacturers play in driving dentistry forward.

More than most healthcare professions, product development in dentistry plays a major role in empowering top-quality patient care. And getting to speak with brightest minds in the dental industry is one of the true pleasures of working at Dental Products Report.

While dental professionals frequently look to other dentists as thought leaders, it is easy to overlook the role that dental manufacturers play in driving dentistry forward.

In DPR’s “10 Questions” features, our editors pose thought-provoking questions to some the top executives in the dental industry so we can bring you their unique insight on where we are going as an industry and a profession.

Here’s a selection of the best of our one-on-one Q & A sessions:

10 Questions with Soren Rieger, CEO and Owner of Renfert USA | Click here to read

“We’re not looking for the quick sale; we are focused on building lasting relationships.”

 

10 Questions with Dr. David Gane, VP of Dental Imaging for Carestream Dental | Click here to read

“The importance of deciding which imaging systems to use and how to best implement them cannot be overstated.”

 

10 Questions with Anne Steinbock, Whip Mix Corp. VP of Sales and Marketing | Click here to read

“Most labs’ processes are a hybrid of both analog and digital workflow, so we have to be knowledgeable in all processes.”

 

10 Questions with Isolite's Tom and Jim Hirsch | Click here to read

“Nothing is ever perfect, and if we can make a minor change and improve our product by even 2 percent, then we do it.”

 

10 Questions with Scott Parrish, President of A-dec | Click here to read

“When you work in this industry, you learn that relationships are so important.”

 

10 Questions with Andy Molnar, executive Vice President of Straumann North America | Click here to read

“Factors such as technology, socio-economic influences and treatment demand will significantly impact dentistry between now and 2020.”

 

10 Questions with Craig Rodriguez, VP of Marketing for DENTSPLY Implants North America | Click here to read

“The way we look at it is, no two patients are alike-so why should their treatment solution be?”

 

10 Questions with Flemming Thorup, President and CEO of 3Shape | Click here to read

“3Shape envisions the age of the full digital dentistry from the dentist’s clinic all the way through manufacturing.”

 

10 Questions with with Rich Motto, President of CADBlu | Click here to read

“The interesting thing is that there is not any other industry that uses scan data to design in the proportions that the dental industry does.”

 

10 Questions with Nick Azzara, VP of The Argen Corporation, Director of Captek Division | Click here to read

“I was fortunate to be exposed to high-quality metal ceramics and metal-free alternatives early in my career.”

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