I just wanted to give a big and warm "Thank You" to all of you who attended the Ultradent Edelweiss Hands-On Showcase last night here in Kansas City.
I was very honored that all of you chose to make the event and even more flattered that you chose to stay late into the evening. I was also very honored and flattered to have been chosen by my friends at Ultradent to be the one chosen to lead the very first Edelweiss Hands-On Showcase. The company is planning on putting on lots of these events across the country, but my home town was chosen as the place to launch them all. And… my KC dentist friends & colleagues, you made me proud!
Edelweiss is an interesting concept and something that I think will serve our profession well as the profession becomes more and more aware of it. When I discuss it with my peers they all agree that the concept is a good one. However, every one of them has had trouble wrapping their heads around the concept of a non-lab fabricated veneer with an adequate fit.
Yet, once they see the process in a hands-on environment it makes definite clinical sense. The point being, this product really does need to have a hands-on teaching component with it to be truly understood & mastered by the clinician. That is why you're going to see more and more of these events sponsored by Ultradent.
I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical of the product at first. I think the sceptic in me serves me well as Technology Editor of Dental Products Report as I don't enter into product demonstrations without a healthy level of skepticism on board. This helps me maintain my journalistic objectivity.
However, after spending some time with Dr. Stephan Lampl, who is the CEO of Edelweiss, and having him show me the hands-on technique, I walked away with a much better understanding & appreciation of what the product is about & what it is capable of.
For those of you who have yet to experience the product, keep your eyes open for a Hands-on Showcase in your area. You'll be seeing more and more of then and I think after you get your hands on Edelweiss and see the process first hand, you'll quickly realize how it can fit into your practice.