International award for smart Orewa dentist

At the award presentation, from left, Fraunhofer IAO executive director, Dr Wilhelm Bauer, recipient Dr Ginal Bilimoria and Susanne Schmidinger of Dentsply Sirona.

Orewa dentist Dr Ginal Bilimoria recently joined a relatively small group of female dentists, when she received an international award in Germany.

The Smart Integration Award honours exceptional treatment concepts in a number of categories and was open to female dentists worldwide – Dr Bilimoria was one of only 24 recipients.

Dr Bilimoria, who works at Lumino The Dentists, won in the category of Digital Workflows. She says the ideas she presented are now under wraps, as they are being prototyped into future equipment and product development by Dentsply Sirona.

“This is very exciting, as the company is at the forefront in dentistry for innovative digital technology,” Dr Bilimoria says. “Even their dental chairs, which are called ‘smart integration treatment centres’, are fully computerised and considered the Ferrari of dental chairs.”

She says her submissions around patient education and empowerment also contributed to the win.
Dr Bilimoria has been a dentist for 21 years.

“I am amazed at how much there is still left to learn in the field of dentistry, which is constantly changing,” she says. “The use of smart integrated digital technology has revolutionised the way we practice and experience dentistry.”


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