How Align Technology Scales Medical Device Advanced Learning With ON24

About Align Technology

Name: Align Technology

Headquarters: San Jose, CA

Founded: 1997

Employees: 9,500

Funding: Public (NASDAQ: ALGN)

Industry: Medical Technology

Name: Align Technology

Headquarters: San Jose, CA

Founded: 1997

Employees: 9,500

Funding: Public (NASDAQ: ALGN)

Industry: Medical Technology

Align Technology is a global medical device company engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing of both the Invisalign® clear aligners, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero® intraoral scan and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry. Both Align lines of business help dental professionals to achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.

Introduction

Dentistry and orthodontics are shifting from analog to digital. The iTero Element Intraoral Scanner from Align, propels today’s dental practice into the future by enhancing the patient experience and elevating clinical precision. Within the dental and medical device industry, Align Technology constantly brings new and better solutions to dentists and patients. Those advances in technology require similar advances in education and training to continuously build deeper relationships with customers.

Dentistry and orthodontics are shifting from analog to digital. The iTero Element Intraoral Scanner from Align, propels today’s dental practice into the future by enhancing the patient experience and elevating clinical precision. Within the dental and medical device industry, Align Technology constantly brings new and better solutions to dentists and patients. Those advances in technology require similar advances in education and training to continuously build deeper relationships with customers.

Align had to mass-train dental professionals on the adoption and use of intraoral scanners before dental teams could integrate Align’s technologies into their practices. Quality educational services were an obvious value-add for the company’s products. All it had to do is find a reliable and scalable solution.

Problem

Align needed a comprehensive dental education and engagement program to connect with and inform busy dentists and orthodontists. To accomplish this, the iTero training team built a three-phased approach to provide training for the intraoral scanner. Phase 1 focused on self-paced foundational learnings, Phase 2 focused on core clinical trainings hosted one-on-one by instructors virtually and Phase 3 focused on more advanced clinical education, hosted on a limited functionality meeting tool.

Align needed a comprehensive dental education and engagement program to connect with and inform busy dentists and orthodontists. To accomplish this, the iTero training team built a three-phased approach to provide training for the intraoral scanner. Phase 1 focused on self-paced foundational learnings, Phase 2 focused on core clinical trainings hosted one-on-one by instructors virtually and Phase 3 focused on more advanced clinical education, hosted on a limited functionality meeting tool.

While Phase 1 and 2 performed well, the advanced Phase 3 education program lacked in desired outcomes. Additionally, the tool they used to host the advanced clinical education didn’t provide the interactivity, reliability and on-demand functionality that Align needed.

Align quickly recognized it needed a new solution to address its pain points and to scale its training program.

Solution

A scalable webinar tool that conveys visually compelling training in both a live and always-on format

Then Align discovered the ON24® Platform. Through a more robust platform, Align could offer useful training resources for dental teams. For example, it used always-on and simulive features to deliver training and educational resources when its busy audience could consume the content. With a convenient and easy-to-use solution in place, Align decreased the barrier to entry for its sales teams and provided training resources that deliver more relevant content at the dental customer’s learning pace and schedule.

  • Simulive production. A simulive webcast gives presenters the flexibility to both pre-record messages and deliver a live experience, whether through chat or live segments, at a scheduled time. Simulive allows Align to manage and edit content for precise messaging and the ability to work with its key opinion leaders at their schedule, helping Align to streamline how it produces peer-to-peer learning experiences and clinically-relevant content

A scalable webinar tool that conveys visually compelling training in both a live and always-on format

Then Align discovered the ON24® Platform. Through a more robust platform, Align could offer useful training resources for dental teams. For example, it used always-on and simulive features to deliver training and educational resources when its busy audience could consume the content. With a convenient and easy-to-use solution in place, Align decreased the barrier to entry for its sales teams and provided training resources that deliver more relevant content at the dental customer’s learning pace and schedule.

  • Simulive production. A simulive webcast gives presenters the flexibility to both pre-record messages and deliver a live experience, whether through chat or live segments, at a scheduled time. Simulive allows Align to manage and edit content for precise messaging and the ability to work with its key opinion leaders at their schedule, helping Align to streamline how it produces peer-to-peer learning experiences and clinically-relevant content
  • Always-on engagement. Through ON24 Engagement Hub, dentists and their teams can find, engage and watch training on their own time. Customers now have a one-stop shop to access all the educational and training resources needed for success. Since implementing, this program for advanced education on the iTero Element intraoral scanner, Align has seen an increase in always-on viewership over the past year, meaning more dentists learning how to use Align medical devices in complex scenarios, potentially leading to better care in the future for patients.

Results

Since switching to ON24, Align’s iTero Intraoral Scanner team has scaled its advanced education program, increasing the overall number of trainings by 45.75 percent. As a result, Align has engaged and educated more dental professionals than ever before, increased training attendance by 54 percent year-over-year. This is due in part to streamlining always-on viewing, which has increased by 14.5 percent.

Now, the iTero Element intraoral scanner team uses NPS as a powerful indicator to collect engagement information to refine the quality and effectiveness of its programs and identify hot topics for future trainings. Above all, Align, powered by ON24, has created a simplified, visual, engaging way for dentists to learn dental device capabilities. Align is now integrated into dental practice educational initiatives, where digital processes are improving the level of dental care educating patients more than ever

“I love the feedback we receive from our webinar program. Incorporating NPS into the audience experience has become a powerful indicator and feedback loop for us.”

PATRICIA TORRES
ITERO TRAINING ALIGN

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“ON24 gives our presenters and audience members so much flexibility. I love that I can pre-record my webinars with my presenters and the fact that my audience can watch on-demand whenever, wherever they are.”

Patricia Torres , iTero Training, Align

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