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SprintRay teams with Usain Bolt to improve access to care in Jamaica

October 15, 2021 | News

SprintRay, known as a global medtech pioneer and industry leader in digital dentistry and 3-D printing solutions, has announced a five-year partnership with eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. Bolt and SprintRay are also collaborating with the Jamaican Dental Association to invest in the launch of “Bolt Labs, powered by SprintRay” — an initiative with a mission to make world-class digital dental care accessible in Jamaica.

The Medit i700 intraoral scanner wins 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

October 13, 2021 | Business | News

MEDIT is pleased to announce that its i700 intraoral scanner was chosen as a 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award winner. The i700 was selected by a panel of the most prominent technology leaders in dentistry. This prestigious award is given to select new products that demonstrate groundbreaking technological innovation and the potential to positively change the course of dentistry for the better.

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Ease your aches and pains with better chairs, arm support

October 12, 2021 | Business | News

The phrase “pain in the neck” is probably not just used metaphorically by most dentists. In fact, studies in recent years have shown upwards of 75 percent of dentists say that the profession takes a real toll on the human body.

Medit Smile Design can show patients their future smile

October 12, 2021 | Business | News

Medit, a company known as a leader in 3-D digital solutions, has released Medit Smile Design, part of the Medit Apps collection. Medit Smile Design software helps perform smile design simulation quickly and effectively by working with 2-D images, according to the company.

Expansion brings new innovations at Medidenta

October 12, 2021 | Business | News

Medidenta has been serving dental professionals going on 80 years by innovating and never taking its foot off the pedal, according to the company. Medidenta is proud to announce the integration of the following full-scale products categories.

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ADA holds a reinvented annual meeting, SmileCon

October 11, 2021 | Events | News

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA: The American Dental Association is welcoming dental professionals to SmileCon — a completely re-invented in-person annual meeting, being held Oct 11 to 13 (Monday to Wednesday) at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Henry Schein displays digital technology and branded products at SmileCon

October 11, 2021 | News

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA: Henry Schein Inc. is presenting a selection of digital imaging technology, 3-D printing solutions and branded products at ADA SmileCon, taking place Oct. 11 to 13 (Monday to Wednesday) in Las Vegas.

Dental School implements robot-assisted implant surgeries

September 30, 2021 | News

New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has become one of the first U.S. dental schools to acquire, install and use surgical robotic devices for dental implant surgeries.

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“Dentistry should be recognized as an essential health service”

September 30, 2021 | Interviews | News

James B. Fine, Senior Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Academic and Student Affairs at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, is a tall, elegant man, with a noticeable enthusiasm for dentistry, particularly for the field of Periodontics. He’s in fact co-author of the landmark text “Clinical Guide to Periodontics”, probably the first and most comprehensive source for the management of periodontal diseases, and he has a long experience as a teacher, clinician and researcher. In the following interview, Dr. Fine states an obvious truth for most dentists, but not yet for most patients or governments: that dentistry is an essential health service.

103rd AAOMS annual meeting takes place in Nashville

September 29, 2021 | News

NASHVILLE, Tenn., USA: The 103rd AAOMS Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition is being held Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS). Attendees at the meeting can explore the newest technology and learn from some of the world’s top clinicians.

AO to hold live, in-person Annual Meeting in 2022

September 28, 2021 | News

The Academy of Osseointegration is proud to announce the return of its live, in-person Annual Meeting, to be held Feb. 24 to 26, 2022 (Thursday to Saturday), in San Diego. AO’s 37th Annual Meeting, “Implant Dentistry for All,” will honor the past, treasure the present and shape the future of implant dentistry.

X-Nav achieves a milestone with its navigation system

September 27, 2021 | News

More than 150,000 dental implants have been surgically placed using X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation — a system designed to assist dental surgeons in achieving more accurate and less invasive dental implant results than freehand surgery.

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“The Dental Profession Speaks with One United Voice”

September 23, 2021 | Interviews | News

Dr. Chad Gehani, who in 1975 came to the US from India and in the fall of 2019, just months before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, was elected the 156th President of the American Dental Association, has a remarkably calm demeanor. This character trait was useful to him when he had to navigate without compass the challenge of the pandemic as the leader of the dental profession in the US, which he did mostly remotely from his private practice in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Operation Smile helps to strengthen health systems and elevate global standards

September 17, 2021 | News

Observed annually on Sept. 17, World Patient Safety Day aims to raise global awareness about patient safety and calls for action to reduce patient harm. The theme for this year is “safe maternal and newborn care.”

Most dentists are vaccinated as mandates kick in

September 9, 2021 | News

A recent survey of practicing dentists conducted by the California Dental Association shows that 94 percent of surveyed dentists in the state are vaccinated against COVID-19. The online survey was conducted May 26 to June 8 jointly by CDA and the California Department of Public Health.

CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry gets underway

September 9, 2021 | News

After being canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry is welcoming dental professionals back to the Moscone Convention Center. (And for those who are not here in person, an interactive virtual event is being held simultaneously!)

Three ways you can support CDA Foundation

September 8, 2021 | News

As the COVID-19 landscape continues to evolve, nonprofit organizations, especially those that facilitate access to health care, need support more than ever as they explore ways to deliver essential services to individuals safely ― and typically at an increased financial cost.

Smile Drive campaign provides hygiene products to kids

September 8, 2021 | News

Although they’re preventable, cavities are the leading chronic childhood disease in America. Many low-income families lack basic dental hygiene products in their homes. When kids can’t brush every day to keep their smiles healthy, the pain of tooth decay can keep them from eating, sleeping and attending school. Their poor oral hygiene habits contribute to the vicious cycle of poverty.

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