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Digital, Smart, Patient-Oriented: Global Trade Fair Reaches New Dimensions

Posted January 31, 2020

The International Dental Show (IDS) opened its doors recently in Cologne, Germany with a record high for trade visitors of around 155,000 delegates from 157 countries. This Fair is recognised as the world’s leading global trade fair for the dental industry.

Visitors experienced more innovation and a wider product range than ever before as they toured an exhibition location which covered a massive 157,000 square metres, making this the largest fair of its kind ever.

IDS also achieved new records in terms of the number of exhibitors as 2,199 companies from 59 countries presented the latest developments and trends in the Dental industry, which covered a wealth of innovations, products and services.

Here at Duchenne Dental, we believe that a visit to an International Dental Show is a must for our dentists, dental laboratory technicians and practice technicians. It enables us to keep up with the latest developments in our industry which is vital in achieving our goal of providing the best possible care for our patients.

The focus of IDS 2017 was on digital production and diagnosis methods, intelligent networking solutions for practices and laboratories, and smart services for dentists and dental technicians. There was also an emphasis on the further improvement of patient care, and therefore oral health, worldwide.

Latest developments in dental products included Handheld Dental X-Ray Machines, the latest 3D printing and scanning, and the use of more advanced milling machines and materials all aid in moving the industry forward.

It’s the Duchenne philosophy to always be at the forefront of technology in our field of expertise. Investing in digital dentistry is the way that we lead the world in denture solutions. It has been our experience that gains in technology provide patients with the best of results. Fit and accuracy of dentures proves to be the biggest benefit for our patients. Scanning is highly accurate and so eliminates the inaccuracies of fluid breakable dental materials. Not only this but with a smarter and more efficient construction process, with printers and mill, helps to speed up the process and appointment times for patients. And because scanning is a digital process, all elements can be saved and archived for later use if and when required.

Our patients are always at the forefront of our treatment processes so that the fit is comfortable, the look is natural and the smile is confident.

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"Kia Ora Tristan. Thank you! My experience with you and the Duchenne team has been exceptional. As a first timer with full top/bottom dentures, your exceptional people skills, informative pre and post care guidance and delivery really made my experience all the more reassuring, comfortable and enjoyable. Total professionalism and brilliance of finished denture product. And my dentures? OMG! STUNNING! I've got my massive smile back again - woo hoo. Front and Back of house team - Thank you also."


"I would like to say a very big thank you to Tristan for the truly expert job that he did by making my partial denture. He is truly a professional, has great empathy and listens to your concerns. Above all else is an artist in his work and I would recommend him 100% to any future clients."

Peter. Rolleston

"Duchenne Technicians and staff are AMAZING people!!
I had lost so much confidence because of missing teeth, I would try and hide them as much as I could, I'd talk with my hand close to my mouth, and wouldn't smile for people or even family photos. My new dentures fit perfectly and the process was fast and efficient. Thank you so much Tristan for giving me my smile back, you've been an amazing."


"I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to Tristan at Springfield Road for my teeth, they are amazing! And I have noticed all the detail put into them and I feel amazing. Thank you for giving that back to me you are an artist. 😉🙏"

Misty M. Christchurch

"I cannot speak highly enough of Rob and his understanding manner with listening and helping me through this process. I have wanted to do this for years and they have finally accomplished this goal is just life changing to me"

Jean S.

"John & Nic from their Invercargill Clinic are absolutely awesome !!! Left with the biggest smile I’ve had in years today. Best decision I made to get my partial with this team.
Very friendly & very informative. The process from consultation to my final appointment was a breeze !! Thank you so much John & Nic extremely grateful for you giving me my smile back again.
I definitely recommend this team from Duchenne Dentures to everyone !!!!"

Megan T. Invercargill

"John and Nicki, thank you so much for my new teeth. They are amazing. Not only is it a pleasure to visit for my dental care, I now have the confidence to smile again!"

Marie F.

"Thankyou to Robert Courtier for his outstanding work on my new teeth. He made the whole process so easy. My teeth are very natural looking and I'm very happy with the outcome. This was a nerve wracking decision to have teeth out but now I've got the new denture and they don't look false I'm thrilled."

Lynne Hartly

"Thoroughly recommend the work of John and Rob. Excellent service and teeth fit like a glove"