Hi Enrico! We’d like to get to know you a little better, tell us an interesting or funny anecdote about yourself.
I started working with DentQ in October, after having worked for the company in England, at the Birmingham-Nottingham headquarters. I would have never thought of moving back to Italy if not for an intriguing and ambitious project like the expansion of DentQ International. Today I find myself playing the double role of technical coordinator and operator with a lot of enthusiasm and working with a team that I feel like I’ve known for years.
You just told us that you lived abroad. How many languages do you speak?
I speak Italian, English and a little bit of French. I lived in England for five years, mainly in Birmingham. It is a city with which I have had a love and hate relationship for a long time. Thanks to this experience, however, I have matured a lot and gained much more confidence, starting my path in the field of Dental Radiology at the Birmingham Dental Hospital, a place that I will always carry in my heart, made up of special people.
What is the thing you love most about your job?
I love many things about my job. Without a doubt, I love the combination of medicine and technology, two of my great passions. Being able to study solutions to optimize diagnostic processes by improving the quality of the entire process is a mission. A technician is not only the executor of the procedures studied and revised as per protocol, he is above all a professional able to minimize risks and exposures while maintaining high standards of image quality.
Tell us more about your interest in dental technology. Is there anything in this world that you have a particular interest in?
In my experience I have learned several techniques, almost all of them. I find this world fascinating and much more varied than it seems. OPT, CB, Intra-oral, are all methods that I taught to university students in the courses of Dentistry, Radiology and Dental Hygienists. I developed a particular interest for intraoral techniques learned in the UK, which I preferred both from an executive point of view and from a difficulty point of view.
With these premises, advanced techniques such as 3D scanners and products that generate virtual images remain of undoubted interest. If we consider that these techniques can be combined through “Meshmixer” processes, the result is something never seen before.
How do you keep your work-life balance? What do you like to do in your free time?
The truth? For the moment, work takes up the majority of my time. I certainly love spending time at home or going out for long walks in the city, or maybe visiting art exhibitions and traveling, but I am giving absolute priority to this project in which I believe very much. Among other things, I have just returned to Italy (in the midst of the pandemic), but not in my hometown and this has certainly conditioned my choice of focusing on work.
Given your experience in the field, is there any advice you would like to share with the dentists who work with us?
DentQ offers the affiliated professional 360-degree assistance, a complete service. We are able to do this thanks to our constant communication effort. On this premise, my advice is to communicate as much information as possible with your partners. Any comments or feedback can help the counterpart to do their job in the best way and optimize every single step of the collaborative process.
What do you think is the direction of development of the dental radiology sector in the coming years? Is there any particular trend that you think is becoming more and more relevant?
The direction seems rather drawn. Today we have tools capable of producing, through algorithms, real virtual representations of the anatomical structures and morphological details of the single human being.
In the future, we will increasingly have the possibility of combining the different acquisition technologies to obtain models that are increasingly faithful to reality. Even in the dental technicians’ field, for example, education has taken the direction of the “third dimension”. 3D printed models are gradually replacing the invasive techniques of the past. Artificial intelligence is also refining in this sense. New software can store an infinite series of data forming a real anatomy and pathology library capable of generating an automated response based on reading experiences. This software will likely become instrumental in the diagnostic process.
DentQ has proven to be at the forefront and was one of the first to believe in technological development in the dental field. For this reason, among other things, DentQ has started a collaboration with Diagnocat, which is also integrating increasingly advanced diagnostic tools. I hope that this remains the direction of our company, always keeping up with new technologies if not even a step forward.
Thanks a lot Enrico. It is a pleasure to be able to introduce you to our partners and patients!