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Bergman receives the National Network for Oral Health Access President’s Award

October 23, 2019 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein Inc., received the National Network for Oral Health Access President’s Award for his support of NNOHA as well as his personal, professional and humanitarian accomplishments.

Yankee Dental Congress ‘Advancing the Vision’

October 22, 2019 | News

BOSTON, Mass., USA: Yankee Dental Congress is New England’s largest meeting for professionals seeking the highest quality dental continuing education, as well as dental products, services and resources. With 26,000 dental professionals in attendance encompassing all member of the dental team, Yankee Dental Congress is the fifth largest dental meeting in the United States.

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Remembering Dr. Mort Divack

October 21, 2019 | News

“Anyone here from the Bronx?” It was a question that changed his life, and the lives of others. Dr. Mort Divack asked that question as he entered an apartment to attend a social event many years ago.

Zest Dental Solutions names Conner director of clinical affairs

October 17, 2019 | News

CARLSBAD, Calif., USA: Zest Dental Solutions, manufacturer of the LOCATOR Family of Attachment Systems and a provider of clinician-trusted dental materials and small equipment, has named Len Conner its new director of clinical affairs.

Webinar examines issues surrounding noise-induced hearing loss

October 2, 2019 | News

Noise-induced hearing loss is a significant occupational work hazard in dentistry. To help address this issue, Sam Shamardi, DMD, will present at live webinar, “Dentistry’s Deafening Silence,” on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7 PM EST (New York City time).

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American Association of Endodontists announces Advocacy Action Center

October 2, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: To amplify the voice of endodontists, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has rolled out a new, robust web-based advocacy center called the AAE Advocacy Action Center.

Meeting review: 2019 AAOMS meeting in Boston

September 24, 2019 | News

BOSTON. Mass., USA: New research and its impact on oral and maxillofacial surgery and patient care oral and maxillofacial surgery and patient care was the focus of the 2019 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) 101st Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition. More than 4,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, faculty, residents and allied staff are estimated to have attended the meeting, which took place Sept 19-21.

Darby Dental Supply donates to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas

September 23, 2019 | News

JERICHO, NY, USA: Darby Dental Supply, one of the nation’s largest dental distributors, is donating thousands of supplies to support disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The powerful hurricane ravaged the Bahamas in late August, leaving a rising death toll and widespread destruction in its wake.

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AO 2020 meeting preview: ‘Evolving Technologies in Implant Dentistry’

September 13, 2019 | News

“Evolving Technologies in Implant Dentistry” is the theme of the Academy of Osseointegration’s 35th Annual Meeting, taking place March 18 to 21 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Kess is named an honorary member of ADA

September 10, 2019 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Steven W. Kess, vice president of global professional relations at Henry Schein Inc., was named an American Dental Association honorary member for his dedication to improving oral health and access to care. Kess accepted his membership at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress 2019 in San Francisco on Sept. 6.

Osstell Beacon is now available in the United States

September 4, 2019 | Business | News

Osstell, developer of the proprietary diagnostic technology Osstell ISQ (Implant Stability Quotient), has announced that the Osstell Beacon is now available in the United States after receiving clearance from the FDA. The Osstell Beacon is described as a new, innovative and highly intuitive tool designed to assess dental implant stability.

Patterson Foundation awards more than $187,000 in grants

August 27, 2019 | News

ST. PAUL, Minn., USA: The Patterson Foundation recently announced $187,460 in grant funding to 11 non-profit organizations in the oral and animal health fields. These organizations were selected based on the foundation’s focus of providing dental care to disadvantaged communities and assistance dogs to veterans and people with disabilities.

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When the Benco Dental Tooth Fairy talks, preschoolers listen

August 22, 2019 | News

PITTSTON, Pa., USA: Unless it’s during a visit to the dentist, people rarely volunteer details on their toothbrushing and flossing habits. Not the case with the 5-and-under crowd at Building Blocks Learning Center in Dallas, Pa. This summer, 26 students were more than willing to express their enthusiasm for dental hygiene, as well as love and admiration for the Benco Dental Tooth Fairy.

Meeting review: ICOI World Congress XXXVII in New York City

August 20, 2019 | News

NEW YORK, N.Y. The global crossroads known as Times Square — home to ICOI World Congress XXXVII, held Aug. 15 to 17 — is among the most famous of all international locations. It’s therefore a fitting backdrop for an organization that boasts world-class educational offerings not only in the Americas, but in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia as well.

Webinar: ‘Laser Assisted Crown Lengthening’

August 16, 2019 | Education | News

Dr. Robert A. Lowe will present a live webinar, “Laser Assisted Crown Lengthening – Gingival and Bony Corrections for Better Restorative Outcomes,” on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7:00 p.m. EST. To learn more about the webinar and to register, visit the Dental Tribune Study Club website.

New study shows root canal treatment’s bad rap may become a thing of the past

August 13, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Have you ever heard the phrase “worse than a root canal?” Chances are you have, but thanks likely to modern advancements in technology and the advanced training of root canal specialists, it turns out that cliché analogy may not ring as true as you think.

Glidewell Dental introduces a new oral sleep appliance

August 12, 2019 | Business | News

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., USA: Glidewell Dental has announced the release of a new mandibular advancement device, the Oasys Hinge Appliance. This oral sleep appliance is Medicare and PDAC (pricing, data analysis and coding) cleared under code E0486 to treat patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Forward Science acquires intelligent, high-definition earpieces

August 8, 2019 | Business | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: Forward Science has acquired exclusive rights to intelligent, high-definition earpieces from Dental Innovations, LLC, a company that was founded by a periodontist with hopes of addressing issues confronted by dental professionals during daily practice.

Learning about the coming paradigm shift in 3-D dentistry

August 7, 2019 | Events | News

CBCT imaging has been primarily considered an integral part of the guided implant surgical process. However, with the availability of ultra-low-dose imaging, 3-D radiology is now a fundamental tool for routine diagnostics in general dentistry.

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GC America celebrates grand opening of new, state-of-the-art facility

August 2, 2019 | News

ALSIP, Ill., USA: Dignitaries and distinguished dental professionals from all over the United States came together on Friday, July 26, to celebrate the grand opening of GC America’s new home at 3737 127th St. in Alsip, Ill. The new building is now accommodating more than 200 associates and features a state-of-the-art education center, which consists of an all new seminar hall, training laboratory and operatory.

CNN’s Poppy Harlow to help Lucy Hobbs Project honor six women in dentistry

August 1, 2019 | News

When she’s not co-anchoring the weekday 9-11 a.m. ET edition of “CNN Newsroom,” Poppy Harlow hosts the CNN podcast “BossFiles with Poppy Harlow” with guests such as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and philanthropist Melinda Gates. This fall in Chicago, the Emmy-nominated journalist will join The Lucy Hobbs Project in partnership with Cameo Dental Specialists to honor six outstanding women in dentistry.

Cantel to acquire Hu-Friedy

July 30, 2019 | News

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. and CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Cantel Medical Corp., described as a global leader in instrument reprocessing and innovative infection prevention products and services, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., a 111-year-old global leading manufacturer of instruments and instrument reprocessing workflow systems serving the dental industry.

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Discussion at National Dental Association meeting focuses on bridging the health gap

July 29, 2019 | News

Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein Inc., participated in a panel during the President’s Symposium at the National Dental Association’s 106th Annual Convention. The discussion explored the challenges associated with bridging the health gap in the 21st century.

Military working dog undergoes root canal treatment

July 26, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The military is serious business. So is saving one’s natural teeth — even for four-legged service members, which is why Dr. Melissa Ruff, a captain in the U.S. Navy, 1st Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center Camp Pendleton and an endodontist, recently performed a root canal treatment on a military working dog.

Orascoptic launches its latest innovation: TruColor technology

July 23, 2019 | Business | News

Orascoptic is proud to announce a breakthrough in loupe illumination. TruColor is Orascoptic’s pioneering technology to achieve high-color rendering index (CRI) illumination. With this development, 90 CRI illumination is available for the first time in a loupe-mounted LED headlight, rendering colors much closer to natural sunlight and unlocking a markedly higher level of color accuracy.

Meeting review: AGD2019 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut

July 23, 2019 | Events | News

The Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Conn., was the host site of the Academy of General Dentistry’s 2019 Scientific Session, held July 18-20. The Mohegan Sun has nightclubs, spas, 50 bars and restaurants, 40 shops and a golf club. Nearby are Ocean Beach Park, the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium and other attractions.

Oral Health Foundation announces clear guidelines for denture adhesive use

July 18, 2019 | News

RUGBY, UK: The Oral Health Foundation, a UK charity that aims at improving well-being by reducing the harm caused by oral disease, has announced clear, simple and scientifically backed guidelines on using denture adhesive. In this way, the foundation is providing uniform advice that dental professionals can give to completely edentulous patients who use denture adhesive. The guidelines were developed by a global task force and are part of a research project sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

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Finding a Native American dentist is rare; University at Buffalo program aims to change that

July 16, 2019 | News

BUFFALO, N.Y, USA: Nearly 10,500 students applied to attend dental school in the United States this fall. Just 16 of those students are Native American, according to the American Dental Education Association. The Native American Pre-Dental Student Gateway Program, an initiative between the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and Seneca Nation Health System, aims to reduce the disparity by introducing Native American students to careers in dentistry.

Hinman meeting announces 2020 dates and female fighter pilot as keynote speaker

July 11, 2019 | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting — described by organizers as the nation’s leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry — has announced its 2020 dates. The 108th annual meeting will take place March 19-21, at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta. Air Force Colonel (Ret.) Nicole Malachowski, one of the first women to fly modern fighters in combat, will be the featured keynote speaker on Thursday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m.

ITOP developer Jiří Sedelmayer dies at 73

July 11, 2019 | News

Today, Swiss oral health company CURADEN is commemorating collaborator and friend Dr Jiří Sedelmayer, who passed away last week aged 73, having lived a life richly filled with research, teaching and family. A champion of prophylaxis, Sedelmayer founded the individually trained oral prophylaxis (iTOP) programme, teaching students and dental professionals correct oral care for disease prevention. His influence in dentistry cannot be overstated: together with his beloved wife, Lucie, Sedelmayer contributed to a world where dentists are teachers and patients stay healthy.

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