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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

CDC guidance for dental settings echoes ADA guidance

June 1, 2020 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Dental Association welcomed the release of recently updated Guidance for Dental Settings issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), noting it is very similar to science-based guidance issued a month ago by the ADA.

OrthoBanc celebrates 20 years

May 26, 2020 | Business

2020 marks OrthoBanc’s 20th year serving the orthodontic industry. The company’s suite of solutions for the patient financial lifecycle is something that no practice should be without, the company asserts, and that has never been more apparent than during the last few weeks.

Henry Schein offers ‘Recovery Pricing’ for dental professionals

May 21, 2020 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. announced today (May 21, 2020) the Henry Schein Recovery Pricing Plan, offering discounts of as much as 18 percent off existing prices on thousands of popular branded and Henry Schein Brand products.

Foundation for Endodontics is providing COVID-19 relief grant to graduating residents

May 20, 2020 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., U.S.: The Foundation for Endodontics, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), is providing a one-time $500 grant to each resident member of the AAE who is graduating in 2020.

Solmetex is issued three new patents for amalgam separation

May 19, 2020 | News

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., USA: Solmetex announced today (May 19, 2020) that it has received additional patents for its NXT Amalgam Separator System, including one utility pattern on the system and two design patents for its dental amalgam separation collection containers.

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