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Virtual AAOMS Annual Meeting: Oct. 1 to 10

July 30, 2020 | News

Plans for the 2020 Virtual AAOMS Annual Meeting are underway. Scheduled for Oct. 1 to 10, this meeting will feature both live and on-demand education to allow attendees optimum learning flexibility.

Neocis receives clearance enabling Yomi to assist with full-arch implant treatment

July 28, 2020 | News

MIAMI, Fla., USA: Neocis, a supplier of robot-assisted dental implant surgery, has announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new Yomi edentulous indication.

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OrVance launches aligner pontics solution for patient use

July 27, 2020 | News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., USA: OrVance, a developer of proprietary oral care products, has launched OrVance Aligner Pontics. According to the company, OrVance Aligner Pontics is the first solution that is designed for fast and easy use by the patient and saves substantial time and costs to the practice.

Chicago Dental Society launches campaign to promote the safety of dental offices

July 22, 2020 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The Chicago Dental Society (CDS) has launched a new public awareness campaign called #SAFESMILES to reinforce public confidence in the safety of dental practices and emphasize the importance of maintaining good oral health.

Live Webinar: Immediate implant placement and temporization

July 21, 2020 | Education | News

Scott Bolding, DDS, MS, and Andrew Johnson, DDS, MDS, CDT, FACP, will offer a one-hour webinar on the immediate temporization of the aesthetic zone using Yomi robotic guidance on Thursday, July 23, at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Johnson and Bolding will discuss using static guides, navigation and robotics when placing implants with immediate temporization in the aesthetic zone. The doctors will also present key tips for achieving good anterior aesthetics using robotically assisted surgery.

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Doctors bike coast to coast to give smiles to kids in need

July 20, 2020 | News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., USA: For Dr. Don Montano and Dr. Robert Relle, an orthodontist and a maxillofacial surgeon, respectively, creating smiles is more than a career, it is their passion and their calling. They know first-hand that crooked teeth are the No. 1 target for bullies and can scar a child for life.

Epic Hygiene laser meets guidelines to minimize risk of COVID-19 transmission

July 16, 2020 | News

BIOLASE, a global leader in dental lasers, has announced that the Epic Hygiene dental laser meets recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which recommends not using ultrasonic scalers in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Ultrasonic scalers create a visible water spray that can contain particle droplets of water, saliva, blood, microorganisms and other debris, which can serve as a conduit to spread the virus.

Jim Glidewell describes his experience overcoming COVID-19

July 14, 2020 | Business | News

Jim Glidewell was hospitalized for 12 days recently with COVID-19, and he recounted his experience in Chairside Magazine. “The intubation left me depressed, and the drugs administered left me confused,” the founder and CEO of Glidewell Laboratories wrote in an article titled “My Personal Battle With COVID-19.”

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Dentsply Sirona and ADA collaborate to address practice recovery and patient safety

July 8, 2020 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: As part of Dentsply Sirona’s continued pledge to create healthy practices for healthy smiles and drive practice recovery, the Dental Solutions Company has teamed up with the American Dental Association to provide ADA members access to free patient communication resources based on the ADA’s Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit.

Interview: Biosecurity in the dental office

July 6, 2020 | Interviews

As a pioneer and market leader in sterilization, Austria-based company W&H is renowned for developing high-quality sterilization devices for the dental practice. Dental Tribune Latin America talked to W&H president and CEO, Peter Malata, to find out what are the appropriate sterilization levels now needed in the dental office.

Seeing dentist more important than getting a haircut, survey respondents say

July 2, 2020 | News

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J., USA: Lanmark360, a full-service healthcare agency with deep experience in the dental space, has announced the immediate availability of key consumer insights regarding their desire to see their dentists for a checkup as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in their state or local municipality.

Dr. Ole T. Jensen launches new company and endowed chair

June 30, 2020 | Business | News

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, USA: Dr. Ole T. Jensen, an oral surgeon and businessman, recently announced the launch of a new dental implant company, Ditron Dental, as well as the establishment of the Ole and Marty Jensen Endowed Chair at the University of Utah School of Dentistry.

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AAPD, AAPD Foundation and Henry Schein provide masks to AAPD members

June 29, 2020 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In the largest single commitment in its 33-year history, the AAPD Foundation has allocated up to $1.6 million to provide all AAPD members with one 50-count box supply of KN95 masks, in a joint collaboration between the foundation and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dental students provide free face shields for local dentists

June 25, 2020 | News

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Dental students at University at Buffalo are using 3-D printers to supply local dentists with much-needed protective equipment as local practices return to providing oral health care.

OSAP adds COVID-19 sessions to its 2020 virtual conference

June 23, 2020 | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The continuing COVID-19 pandemic leaves many unanswered questions, especially for those in the dental field. Every year, sessions conducted by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) cover emerging and salient topics in dental infection prevention, occupational health and patient safety.

Michael Rynerson appointed CEO of ACTEON

June 22, 2020 | Business

BORDEAUX, France: Michael Rynerson is the new CEO of the dental and medical technology and device manufacturer ACTEON, which is headquartered in France. The supervisory board of Finapolline, the holding company of ACTEON, appointed him to the position effective on 1 June. The chairman of the supervisory board commented that Rynerson has over 25 years of experience, most notably in the dental industry, and possesses the skills to lead the company out of the current health and economic crisis and through its next phase of development.

With new safety measures in place, Dentsply Sirona World 2020 is a go for Las Vegas in October

June 18, 2020 | Events

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: Dentsply Sirona World 2020 will take place Oct. 1–3 at the all-new Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, Dentsply Sirona announced in a press release issued today. According to the company, this educational symposium exemplifies Dentsply Sirona’s commitment to healthy smiles through health practices by offering dental professionals the chance to discover innovative techniques defining dentistry today.

X-Nav receives FDA clearance for its navigational tool for implant surgery

June 8, 2020 | News

LANSDALE, Pa., USA: X-Nav Technologies — a medical device company that develops surgical products intended to advance patient care while improving doctor productivity — announced on June 4, 2020, that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for X-Mark, a new virtual patient registration technology that advances navigated dental implant surgery.

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