PIPE, a new group formed on social media clearly made a statement last July 1, 2018 that all dentists around the world can share their clinical cases and ideas by bringing their podium from Facebook into a live conference with the theme Convergence of Art, Science and Technology at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City Philippines. A total of 332 delegates attended the conference that was combined with 6 top calibre dentists in the industry namely Dr Marc Lazare (NYC), Dr Sonny Torres Oliva (NYC), Dr Sonny Burias (Philippines), Dr Kimberly Ray Fajardo (Philippines), Dr Niel Echiverre (Philippines) and Dr Jonathan Fandialan (Philippines).
Co-organized by Mr Mike Balani of Fortress Dental Products, a distributor in the Philippines including SHOFU and Premier Dental, the conference kicked off with a line up of speakers, all of whom are known for their dental specialties in Prosthodontics, Esthetics, and Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr Niel Echiverre, President of PIPE first established the group on Facebook as a vehicle to exchange clinical cases among his peers that later on grew to a total number of 1,819 members to date. He says, ” The group became more interesting when people started sharing their cases and sought for each other’s advise. We later on shifted our ideals into a live lecture so that we can also inform other dentists that our group is open to all those who seek for a fresh, non political entity whose advocacy is purely continuing education.”
Together with the Managing Directors of PIPE, Dr Sonny Burias, Dr Sonny Torres Oliva and Dr Kimberly Ray Fajardo, they sought the need to move the social media platform into a live conference that gave birth to its first dental conference in the Philippines.
Dr Marc Lazare, Founder of Cosmetic Innovations, Inc., and New York’s Dentist to the Stars including Liza Minnelli, Gina Lollobrigida, Cindy Adams and Neil Sedaka, graced the inauguration discussing the relevance of Biomimetic Dentistry in today’s dynamic practice. Dr Sonny Torres Oliva is a Filipino Dentist who has a built a loyal clientele in New York Manhattan and was hailed by the New York Times as the Zentist, for his warm, engaging personality, gentle manner and straightforward medical advice discussed about Dental Design to the participants.
“This is a new movement where dentists should open up and share their cases. Don’t be afraid to speak up because that’s the only way for our generation to change things around,” says Dr Oliva.
The conference left the audience with high hopes and expectation for a succeeding feat of PIPE Conference in 2019.
All 6 speakers produced an engaging conference catering to the taste of the Philippine audience.
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