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CDA Presents goes virtual Sept. 10-12

September 1, 2020 | News

At the first all-virtual CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, happening Sept. 10-12, dentists and their teams will be able to engage not only with presenters of some of the 40-plus continuing education courses but also with exhibitors in the convention’s first-ever interactive exhibit hall.

2021 Midwinter Meeting is going virtual

August 27, 2020 | Events

CHICAGO, U.S.: The Chicago Dental Society announced in an email today (Aug. 27, 2020) that the 2021 edition of its annual meeting will be conducted entirely online. “In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and after thoughtful deliberations, the Chicago Dental Society Board of Directors has decided that the 2021 Midwinter Meeting ‘Heart of Dentistry’ will be a virtual event,” meeting organizers announced.

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Covid won’t stop America’s ToothFairy

August 21, 2020 | News

2020 was shaping up to be a stellar year for America’s ToothFairy. As a resource provider for safety-net dental clinics that treat underprivileged children across the country, the organization was making a profound impact. With only half of its fiscal year complete by January 2020, America’s ToothFairy had already doubled its annual goal by procuring more than $1.1 million in donated products for the organization’s Dental Resource Program (DRP) members.

ADA responds to World Health Organization: Dentistry is essential healthcare

August 12, 2020 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In a news release issued today (Aug. 12, 2020) the American Dental Association (ADA) said that it “respectfully yet strongly disagrees with the World Health Organization’s recommendation to delay ‘routine’ dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19.”

Henry Schein One forms business relationship with eAssist Dental Solutions

August 10, 2020 | News

AMERICAN FORK, Utah, USA: Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein Inc. and Internet Brands, announced an exclusive sales and marketing relationship with eAssist Dental Solutions (eAssist), developer of a fast-growing virtual dental billing outsourcing service.

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OSAP association announces new board of directors

August 7, 2020 | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), an association advocating for infection prevention and safety practices, has announced the members of its 2020-2021 board of directors.

‘40 Under 40’ pays tribute to America’s best young dentists for 10th year

August 5, 2020 | News

PITTSTON, Pa., USA: For a 10th consecutive year, Incisal Edge dental magazine is recognizing brilliant achievers, aged 40 and under, with its signature award. Among this year’s Incisal Edge “40 Under 40” honorees, announced today (Aug. 5, 2020), are 40 women and 42 men from 27 states.

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.

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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.

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.”

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.

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