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Planmeca and the University of Turku to found Nordic Institute of Dental Education

Press Release   •   Jun 09, 2014 14:21 UTC

One of the world’s leading dental technology companies Planmeca Oy and the University of Turku have founded a joint venture company, Nordic Institute of Dental Education (NIDE). The Finland-based company offers high-quality continued education courses to international dental professionals.

The objective is to export and share the exceptional Nordic know-how in digital dentistry, utilising the academic qualifications of the University of Turku and the high technologies developed by Planmeca, as well as their global dental network.

The courses are organised at the University of Turku and in Planmeca’s headquarters in Helsinki from the autumn 2014. The topics of the courses are related to rapidly evolving dental technologies and their application in modern dentistry, e.g. 3D imaging, prosthodontics, endodontics, biomaterials science, orthodontics and CAD/CAM technologies. The University of Turku admits the ECTS credits and course certificates to the students.

The joint venture company complements Planmeca’s broad range of training activities and university collaboration around the world. The shareholders of the company are UTU Holding Oy, owned by theUniversity of Turku, and Planmeca Academy Oy, a subsidiary of Planmeca Oy.

–The University of Turku is actively participating in the export of education. We have now established a partnership with one of the world's leading companies in dental technology. Together with Planmeca we are a strong operator globally, says Kalervo Väänänen, Rector of the University of Turku.

MSc. (Econ), M.A. Jenni Pajunen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Planmeca Group

Planmeca Group's product range covers high-technology dental care equipment, world-class 2D and 3D imaging devices, comprehensive CAD/CAM and software solutions, mammography systems as well as dental instruments, supplies and services. We operate in over 120 countries employing nearly 2,700 people worldwide. Our headquarters and production facilities are located in Helsinki, Finland. The Group's turnover in 2014 was MEUR 740.

Nordic Institute of Dental Education

Organization founded by the University of Turku together with Planmeca Academy in 2014. Nordic Institute of Dental Education offers a continuing expansion of expertise in the latest topics and technologies in dentistry to international dentists and technicians. The University of Turku admits ECTS credits and course certificates to students of the program.

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