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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.

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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).

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Clinical evidence reveals unique biological response to Trabecular Metal dental implant

July 9, 2019 | News

Zimmer Biomet has released a clinical compendium demonstrating evidence of the BioBoost Effect, a novel reproducible biological effect following placement of Trabecular Metal dental implants that evidences the acceleration of bone growth, vascularization and wound healing.

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Meeting review: 2019 Florida Dental Convention

July 2, 2019 | News

ORLANDO, Fla., USA: The 2019 Florida Dental Convention (FDC), the official meeting of the Florida Dental Association, was held June 27 to 29 (Thursday through Saturday) at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. With hours upon hours of C.E. credits to be earned during the educational sessions and hands-on workshops, and aisle after aisle of exhibitors’ booths to explore in the exhibit hall, there was a lot to pack in during the event — and that’s not even considering the nighttime events and the networking with friends and colleagues.

Project Accessible Oral Health honors champions in the disability community

July 1, 2019 | News

ALBERTSON, N.Y., USA: Project Accessible Oral Health at The Viscardi Center, a global public-private partnership that aims to improve access to oral healthcare and improve the overall health of the disability community, recently held its annual summit and “First Steps” awards ceremony as it continues to advance the conversation around fostering culturally competent oral healthcare for people with disabilities.

Forward Science and Hygiene Mastery partner to strengthen industry support

June 27, 2019 | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: Forward Science and Hygiene Mastery have recently partnered in efforts to provide enhanced support and education for the dental industry. Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company focused on oral healthcare solutions.

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Solmetex donates amalgam separation equipment to charitable mobile clinics

June 26, 2019 | News

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., USA: Solmetex, a global provider of amalgam separation technology and dental waste management solutions, recently announced its continued support via a product donation for America’s Dentists Care Foundation (ADCF) in equipping Mission of Mercy and other mobile charitable dental clinics.

Annual ADHA meeting cruising into Louisville

June 21, 2019 | News

The 96th Annual American Dental Hygienists’ Association Conference is being held from June 21 to 23 in Louisville, Ky. According to meeting organizers: “The largest, most comprehensive and cost-effective event for dental hygienists in the U.S., (the annual conference) is the only conference entirely focused on dental hygienists, by dental hygienists.”

Dental hygiene education project for Scouts expands

June 18, 2019 | News

High interest among Scout troops across the U.S. has led to quick expansion of the Health Education and Resource Outreach (HERO) Program of America’s ToothFairy, through which Scouts can earn an Oral Health Action HERO patch.

Henry Schein hosts DSOs at education forum in Las Vegas

June 17, 2019 | News

Henry Schein Inc. hosted more than 200 dental service organizations (DSOs) at the third annual DSO Education Forum, which took place recently in Las Vegas. The two-day event, held at The Aria Resort & Casino, brought together more than 700 attendees from the U.S., Canada and Europe, a tenfold increase since the forum’s inaugural year in 2017.

DentalOne Partners joins forces with Forward Science to detect oral cancer

June 13, 2019 | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: DentalOne Partners recently joined forces with Forward Science, the manufacturer of OralID. Forward Science’s flagship product, OralID, is an oral cancer screening device that aids in visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as cancer and pre-cancer.

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Bergman shares life lessons with Meharry graduating class

June 10, 2019 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein Inc., shared lessons learned from his childhood in South Africa to his position today as a global health care industry leader with the 2019 Meharry Medical College graduating class at the college’s 144th Commencement Exercises.

Solmetex names Bill Gerety vice president of marketing & customer experience

May 30, 2019 | Business | News

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., USA: Solmetex, a global provider of amalgam separation technology and dental waste management solutions, has announced that Bill Gerety was recently named vice president of marketing & customer experience, a new position at Solmetex, reporting directly to President Kevin Danahy.

Meeting review: 2019 AAPD Annual Session in Chicago

May 29, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., UA: The 2019 AAPD Annual Session was held May 21 to 24, bringing smiles to the thousands of attendees who gathered to partake in a wide selection of educational offerings, to learn about the latest products and technology and to enjoy fun and camaraderie.

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