25 Jan 2021

Align Technology launches regional e-connect series of webinars in collaboration with CAPPmea

Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), a global medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of the Invisalign system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and the iTero Intraoral scanning systems and services, announced today it has teamed up with the Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP), to launch a series of E-Connect webinars, focused on key clinical topics such as aligner biomechanics, treatment of various types of teeth misalignment with the Invisalign system and the latest product innovations.
Align Technology launches regional e-connect series of webinars in collaboration with CAPPmea

A total of eleven webinars will take place in the first half of 2021 through the CAPPmea digital platform to drive orthodontist and general practitioner awareness and learning of the Invisalign system. These webinars will be interactive courses led by the  Align team of clinical education orthodontists and general practitioners. The topics will include understanding the aligner biomechanics, the management of different types of malocclusion with Invisalign clear aligners, digital treatment planning techniques and clinical protocols.

This virtual format reflects Align Technology’s ongoing commitment to share knowledge with specialist orthodontists and dental practitioners in the region and offer them a platform to exchange best practices and embrace the digital technologies available to help further grow their practices.

Angelo Maura, General Manager of Align Technology for the MEA region, said: “The Middle East region is at a crucial turning point, with unprecedented technological advancements and forward-thinking government visions. Following the strong impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the entire dental community last year, many practitioners have emerged with a greater sense of agility and flexibility towards digital workflows that helped their businesses.

“In a region that is ripe for innovation and open to continued advancement, our collaboration with CAPPmea will serve as a much-needed platform for leveraging the digital technologies that will move us toward the future of dentistry. The digitisation of the dental sector is upon us, and improving digital practices and workflows for patients and dentists is of paramount importance to us in 2021.”

In the last quarter of 2020, four successful webinars in collaboration with CAPPmea, led by Dr. Moustafa Khalil,Clinical iTero Trainer MEA, took place with over 800 attendees per online event.

Dr Dobrina Mollova, Founder & Managing Director of CAPP, commented: “Despite the exceptional global situation of COVID-19, there is a power in people coming together, and especially when the goal is a common cause – to serve our patients to the best of our capabilities. CAPP is very excited to be collaborating with Align Technology in the MEA region, bringing forward a new concept of accredited education in Orthodontics through the recently introduced “Invisalign - eConnect Continued Education” CME (continuing medical education) virtual series. The continuous cooperation will further support clinicians to optimise the use of modern digital technology as we look through and beyond the COVID-19 global pandemic.”

The following E-Connect webinars are planned for the first half of the year 2021. For more details about the E-Connect timing and details about how to participate, please visit www.cappmea.com/invisalign-econnect/speakers.

Principles of Clear Aligner Biomechanics Q1 25.01.21
Opening and Closing Spaces with the Invisalign System - Biomechanics Q1 03.02.21
Invisalign SmartForce Features and attachments Q1 17.02.21
ClinCheck®  Pro 6.0  software and communication with the CAD designers Q1 03.03.21
Transversal discrepancies: Correction of Expansion and Cross bites  with the Invisalign System Q1 17.03.21
Sagittal corrections: Invisalign clinical protocols and features Q1 24.03.21
Invisalign treatment with Mandibular Advancement and Invisalign First Q1 05.05.21
Vertical discrepancies: clinical protocols and features Q2 19.05.21
Chairside procedures: Attachment Bonding and IPR techniques Q2 02.06.21
Monitoring, Auxiliary Techniques and Retention Q2 09.06.21
Extractions: Invisalign clinical features and protocols Q2 23.06.21

A pioneer in dental care innovation, including the Invisalign clear aligner system and iTero intraoral scanners, Align Technology brings the latest advances in digital dentistry with the use of 3D printing, creating the opportunity for trained professionals across the world to straighten millions of smiles in a gentle, non-invasive manner. Align Technology operates across more than 100 markets, including the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.