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  • Writer's pictureEllis Juan

UCHU Abroad, Part 1: The IADR Conference in Vancouver, Canada

Updated: Jul 14, 2019

   Here at UCHU we recently participated in the IADR (International Association of Dental Research) Conference in Vancouver, Canada! It was a great opportunity for us to get our name out in the public and heard amongst some of the top researchers and companies in the field. This yearly conference is dedicated to innovative and noteworthy research and developments within dentistry. It features exhibits by: Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever Oral Care, GlaxoSmithKline, as well as other companies and a group of the world’s leading dental institutions.

   One of the highlights of our experience was presenting to both GC America and Colgate, two heavyweights within the industry who provided us with invaluable insight to the commercial and R/D aspects of global dentistry. No to mention – each conversation and dialogue provides us with the experience needed to create the perfect product for our clients and partners. Throughout this three day event we were also able to talk to colleagues from Intertek and the Forsyth Institute. Again, an invaluable experience when dealing with the future of product testing and dental/craniofacial research.

    Every meeting- however short or concise- is bringing us closer to understanding how UCHU is going to fit within the global dental industry; something that we can’t just learn in a lab! In addition, our CEO and COO , Dan and Noah, were also able to talk to countless dental students in various stages of their own research. These students, and their faculty, range from such universities as Hokkaido University in Japan to Tufts University here in Boston. Interesting fact: both Dan and Noah studied at Tufts, the wondrous home of the beloved Jumbo. However, on a more important note, what we realized is that engaging with dental students and knowing what they think of the product as future dentists and researchers helps us cement key future relationships within the industry. After all, we want UCHU to be as accessible and useful to universities as it is to patients. Many of the future users and testers of UCHU will without a doubt hail from these universities and institutions.

   All in all, we felt that we were able to spread the word about UCHU and really engage with a global audience in Vancouver. On top of getting all this insight and experience we also forged key connections as we continue to develop and build out our unique product. Stay tuned for what we do – and where we go – next!

Here’s a photo of us (Dan and Noah) meeting with a student researcher from Tufts University, Lily Razavi D21. Her research was on craniofacial disorders – perhaps a future avenue of investigation for our own device here at UCHU!

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