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Jeffs is now CEO and president of Ultradent; Fischer becomes CEO emeritus

May 18, 2020 | News

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, USA: Ultradent Products, a developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, announced that Dirk Jeffs is becoming CEO. Jeffs is assuming the role while also retaining his current position as company president.

New social media campaign helps dentists keep in touch with their patients

May 14, 2020 | News

ARLINGTON, Va., USA: The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA), in collaboration with Lanmark360, has developed a social media-based campaign that dentists and their staff can use to stay in contact with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thousands of orthodontists participate in a virtual annual session conducted by AAO

May 11, 2020 | News

ST. LOUIS, Mo., USA: The coronavirus pandemic forced the American Association of Orthodontists to cancel its in-person annual meeting, which had been scheduled to take place May 1 to 4 in Atlanta. But that did not stop the 19,000-member organization from offering what it described as an “incredible weekend of learning” — all conducted online.

OperaDDS partners with Benco Dental to provide tools for teledentistry and COVID-19 screening

May 7, 2020 | News

Pittston, Pa., USA: Benco Dental is teaming with OperaDDS, a provider of HIPAA-compliant intra-office communication tools, to provide customers with enhanced access to screening and teledentistry solutions developed specifically to help practices respond more effectively to the changing environment of dentistry amid COVID-19.

MMG Fusion completes integration with Curve Dental

May 6, 2020 | News

PROVO, Utah, USA: MMG Fusion, the all-in-one software suite working to market, manage and grow dental practices, has completed its integration with partner Curve Dental, a provider of cloud-based dental solutions.

AAE announces new president Dr. Alan H. Gluskin

May 5, 2020 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the 8,000-plus-member association representing endodontists, is announcing that Alan H. Gluskin, DDS, will serve as its new president, effective April 30, 2020. Gluskin succeeds Dr. Keith V. Krell. AAE presidents serve one-year terms and are elected by association stakeholders.

Henry Schein launches program to help dentists safely return to providing care

May 4, 2020 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., U.S.: Henry Schein has launched the Henry Schein Thrive Practice Recovery Program, which it describes as a single, cost-effective suite of solutions to help dentists prepare for the re-opening of their practices, reconnect with patients and access a wide range of financial services.

Sterile and yet dirty?
Quality deficiencies of sterile-packaged ceramic and titanium implants

April 29, 2020 | News

In 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two decades of previously unpublished data, including 2.1 million reports of failed dental implants, more than 100,000 of which referred to 2018 alone. Most of these failures related to a lack of osseointegration, raising major concerns among dentists in the U.S. and abroad, as the number of additional unreported losses is likely to be much higher. Comments made by manufacturers regarding these figures focus on patients with unfavorable clinical preconditions and even blame dentists for their lack of experience and training. Is this the whole truth?

Improving restorative outcomes for endodontically treated teeth

April 28, 2020 | Education | News

The scientific evidence demonstrates that endodontically treated teeth fail more often due to restorative errors. In a live webinar, Alan Atlas, DMD, will cover the spectrum of treatment options for the optimal restoration of the compromised endodontically treated tooth.

Online fellowship program in oral implantology

April 22, 2020 | News

California Implant Institute, in collaboration with the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV), is offering an online implant fellowship program. The course was created by expert educators and clinicians. It comprises a comprehensive and modular online program that allows participants to gain foundational knowledge in all the various aspects critical to delivering successful surgical and prosthetic implant dentistry.

As some states consider reopening, ADA offers PPE guidance to dentists

April 20, 2020 | News

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommended on March 16 that dentists restrict their practices to all but urgent and emergency care. This recommendation was later extended until April 30 at the earliest. The intent of the recommendation was to observe social distancing, help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, conserve essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical frontline colleagues, and avoid the need for patients requiring emergency dental treatment to go to overburdened hospital emergency departments.

3-D printed swabs help fill gap in COVID-19 test kits

April 16, 2020 | News

Innovation at the University of Louisville involving multiple departments has led to a promising solution for the shortage of swabs in COVID-19 test kits. In response to a request from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, UofL’s Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science & Technology (AMIST), along with faculty and students in the Schools of Dentistry, Engineering and Medicine, have created a 3-D printed swab made of a pliable resin material.

Dentists report financial impact of COVID-19 on their practices

April 15, 2020 | News

The COVID-19 crisis has caused a significant financial impact on dental practices, with collections for the vast majority of dentists less than 5 percent of what is typical. This is according to a second round of results from an ADA Health Policy Institute poll.

ProHEALTH Dental visits classrooms at Huntington YMCA for National Children’s Dental Health Month

April 13, 2020 | News

HUNTINGTON, N.Y., USA: In ongoing celebration of February as National Children’s Dental Health Month, PRoHEALTH Dental visited the Huntington YMCA to teach children in the pre-school program about the importance of good oral hygiene.

Calif. dentists may register to help with state’s COVID-19 pandemic response

April 10, 2020 | News

Sacramento, Calif. — California health-care providers will be challenged to meet the needs of patients during this pandemic, with active COVID-19 cases expected to surpass the medical capability of the state to respond within its normal workforce. Dentists, with their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and sterile surgical techniques, are invaluable to the health-care worker surge capacity necessary to meet this need.

Coltene SciCan launches COVID-19 information resource webpage

April 9, 2020 | Business

TORONTO — As an infection control specialist, Coltene SciCan remains committed to providing solutions and sharing knowledge to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Endodontists from all three Boston dental schools provide donated care to local patients

April 8, 2020 | News

Last fall, the American Association of Endodontists provided more than 50 endodontic treatments to patients in need in the Boston area. The services were given in collaboration with the endodontics departments at all three Boston dental schools: Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Department of Endodontics; Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Division of Endodontics; and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Department of Endodontics.

Hinman moves 2020 meeting and program to 2021

April 7, 2020 | News

ATLANTA — The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting — one of the nation’s largest dental meetings — has announced it will move the Hinman 2020 educational program, speakers and events to March 11-13, 2021.

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