The Institute of Digital Dentistry

The Institute of Digital Dentistry (iDD) is New Zealand’s first CAD/CAM and Digital Dentistry specific training centre, and online training platform. iDD stands for advanced, innovative and cutting-edge training in digital dentistry. 

We want to bring together dental professionals that are passionate about digital dentistry and its possibilities. One of our aims is to promote and teach the many facets of digital dentistry and how it can revolutionize your practice and make dentistry more enjoyable and insightful for you and your patients.

The team at iDD are general dentists and multi-practice owners with a passion for digital dentistry. We were early adopters of CAD/CAM and first invested in this technology over 10 years ago. As some of the few in the world with knowledge and experience of all scanners on the market, this gives us a unique position which as been recognized by industry and dental professionals globally. 

Across our clinics we own and have used a range of scanners including CEREC Primescan, TRIOS, Medit, Itero, Planmeca, Runyes, WOW, Heron and the list goes on and on. We also have advanced experience with all CAD software including CEREC, Inlab, 3Shape Design Studio and exocad. On top of this is our range of milling machines and 3D printers all in-house. All of this technology has been purchased without sponsorship, and we remain unwaveringly committed to being an unbiased and trustworthy source of information. 

Our goal is to help our colleagues within the dental profession to take the first steps into the digital world. iDD Online has evolved from the Institute of Digital Dentistry. Through our work with dental professionals and our ever-growing global online community, we’ve learned it’s prohibitively difficult to source unbiased, up-to-the-minute information about digital dentistry. What has become clear over the years is that we cannot rely on sales reps and KOL's for objective information. 

Enter iDD Online. Our mission is to ensure everyone globally, has easy and affordable access to the best digital dentistry training possible. To achieve this, we’re providing dental professionals from all corners of the world with the knowledge and confidence to use digital dentistry effectively and efficiently. The digital workflow is revolutionizing the dentistry profession, and those who embrace these techniques will go far.

It’s important to us that our dental colleagues have fair, objective information about scanners and CAD/CAM technology. With this, they can make informed decisions and build knowledge specific to their needs and priorities, without the pressures of sales reps or brand-orientated content.

Meet the Founders

Dr Hamid Al-Hassiny

Founder of iDD, Multi-Practice Owner, Digital Dentist and CAD/CAM Educator

Dr Hamid Al-Hassiny has been practising dentistry in New Zealand for over twenty years. He runs a multiple practices in Wellington, New Zealand, including a state of the art 8-chair dental practice. Across all the practices the philosophy is simple; utilising the most advanced dental technology, to provide the best patient experience.

Dr. Hamid is an early adopter of CAD/CAM technology and has been using this technology for over 10 years, completing thousands of restorations. He has advanced experience in three of the latest CAD/CAM systems (CEREC, 3Shape TRIOS and Planmeca) and uses them daily in his practice in many fields of dentistry including single tooth dentistry, cosmetic makeovers, full mouth rehab and dental implantology. He has an infectious drive for mastering digital dentistry, helping teach his associates the many facets of CADCAM dentistry and its benefits.

During his career Hamid has completed hundreds of hours of CPD focusing on the digital work flow. He is very experienced in the most up to date techniques and technologies, establishing iDD with his son, Dr Ahmad, as a way to help dentists master CAD/CAM. Having been to hundreds of courses in the past, Hamid knows what makes an excellent courses and has taken this insight to establish successful hands-on and online focused digital dentistry and CAD/CAM courses.

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

Digital Dentist, KOL, CAD/CAM Trainer and International Speaker

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny is the Director of The Institute of Digital Dentistry (iDD), which is a leading and future focused online learning facility, with a mission to ensure dentists globally have easy and affordable access to the best digital dentistry training possible.

Having graduated from the University of Otago with First Class Honours and being awarded many clinical and research prizes, Dr Ahmad has continued his pursuit of excellence in dentistry. He has seen first-hand through his own work how CAD/CAM and digital dentistry can positively change daily dental practice. He has carried out many aspects of complex digital dentistry including CAD/CAM full mouth rehabilitation and smile design.

Dr Ahmad is a global leader in digital dentistry and intraoral scanners, carrying out lectures as a KOL for many companies and industry. He is one of the few in the world who owns and has tested all mainstream scanners and CAD/CAM systems in clinic.

As the director of iDD, Ahmad is happy to see dentists around the world develop the confidence and perspective of adopting modern techniques and reap the many benefits that CAD/CAM and digital dentistry can have on their career/practice. IDD’s vision is “a world where more people have access to cutting-edge dentistry.” Better procedures from better dentists and better technology… for as many people as possible!

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