The acceleration of dental science. The emergence of dental bio-materials and living tissue implants. New hyper-aware consumers and the emergence of social branding. The velocity of medical knowledge and the discovery of new opportunities All of these future trends were covered on stage by Futurist Jim Carroll for over 500 dentists in his keynote. In addition, he covered the key themes of how to innovate despite volatility and uncertainty during a recession, as well as innovation and creativity strategies for moving forward in a time of relentless change.