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

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.