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Dentistry gets its own 3-D printer

February 25, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Planmeca used the 2019 Midwinter Meeting to launch its Creo C5 3-D printer, offering demonstrations of the technology in its booth. The 3-D printer is custom-engineered for dental professionals to enable delivery of same-day appliances, including surgical guides and dental models.

Benco Family Foundation celebrates 1 millionth toothbrush donation, introduces new vendor partners

February 23, 2019 | Business | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: At a press conference at the 2019 Midwinter Meeting, the Benco Family Foundation announced its donation of PRO-SYS toothbrushes to every Chicago Public School elementary student in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month as well as its contribution of an additional 40,000 toothbrushes to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry community service programs.

America’s ToothFairy holds its annual Celebration of Smiles event

February 22, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, volunteer treatment provided by individual care providers and organizational support from America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, countless numbers of children from low-income homes now have healthy smiles.

Step into the Henry Schein One theater

February 21, 2019 | Business | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Do you enjoy going to go to the movies? Most people do. And with the annual Academy Awards ceremony taking place less than two days from now, there’s perhaps no better time for Henry Schein One to unveil its blockbuster, which features “Agent Bonding” in a slick feature about his “license to drill.” It’s not to be missed.

Brazil aims for the big leagues

February 19, 2019 | News

Brazil has long been a dental market powerhouse. The large number of research articles published annually and the great production of its dental industry have positioned this South American economic colossus at the forefront, in a country where it is estimated that there are 290,000 dentists to serve a population of 207 million inhabitants , which is equivalent to 4.29 dentists per 3,000 inhabitants, more than double the amount in the United States.

Incisal Edge seeking ‘40 Under 40’ best young dentists

February 19, 2019 | News

Incisal Edge, a nationally distributed lifestyle magazine for dental professionals, will honor America’s finest young practitioners for the ninth consecutive year. Nominating is open through Feb. 25 at, where last year’s honorees also are featured.

Midwinter Meeting in Chicago offers more than 200 courses, plus lots of fun

February 18, 2019 | Events | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The 154th annual Midwinter Meeting, presented by the Chicago Dental Society, will be held from Feb. 21 to 23 in Chicago’s McCormick Place West Building. The theme of the event this year is “A Midwinter Mardi Gras: Celebrating Innovation, Camaraderie and Diversity.”

‘A Midwinter Mardi Gras’ in Chicago celebrates innovation, camaraderie and diversity

February 18, 2019 | Events | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Attendees in the walkways near general registration at this year’s Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be able to walk away sporting more than a badge on a lanyard: Souvenir Mardi Gras beads also will be distributed.

Meeting Review: 2019 Yankee Dental Congress

February 6, 2019 | Events | News

BOSTON, Mass., USA: The 2019 edition of the Yankee Dental Congress was held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Hundreds of courses were offered, and the meeting also featured a number of special events for attendees. In the exhibit hall, companies showcased the latest in products and technology. The theme of the meeting was “Inspiring Innovation.”

Oral Health America (OHA) ceases operations, cancels annual gala

February 5, 2019 | Events | News

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Oral Health America (OHA), an organization that for many decades has helped improve access to oral care, helped improve oral health literacy and advocated for public policy that helps vulnerable Americans, has ceased operations and canceled its annual gala.

Yankee Dental Congress is the place to learn

February 1, 2019 | Events | News

BOSTON, Mass., USA: With its abundance of colleges and universities, there is perhaps no greater city than Boston for expanding one’s knowledge. And with hundreds of continuing education opportunities for dental professionals, the Yankee Dental Congress is carrying on this learned city’s reputation as a center of higher education.

Could a tooth infection be the source of chronic sinus problems?

January 31, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: According to Dr. Michael J. Lewis, a root canal specialist, chronic sinus infections are sometimes caused by an underlying tooth infection. “In short, sometimes the roots of one’s teeth become infected, and that infection can spread to their sinuses,” Lewis said.

Henry Schein to showcase wide array of solutions and courses at Yankee meeting in Boston

January 30, 2019 | Events | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. will offer an extensive lineup of solutions and educational offerings at the 2019 Yankee Dental Congress, being held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Visitors to the meeting will have the opportunity to learn how Henry Schein can help oral health professionals operate successfully and deliver quality patient care through its expansive portfolio of solutions and educational offerings.

Meeting review: 2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention in Denver

January 29, 2019 | Events | News

DENVER, Colo., USA: The Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, held Jan. 17-19, attracted more than 8,000 dental professionals from throughout the region to the Colorado Convention Center.

Hinman 2019 offers exclusive exhibit hall hours March 21 and 22

January 29, 2019 | Events | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting — known as a comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry — is offering exclusive exhibit hall hours on Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22. Dental professionals are invited to visit Hinman’s exhibit hall on Thursday, March 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. and Friday, March 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. to take advantage of dedicated professional networking and shopping time.

Interview: Helping patients achieve optimal oral health

January 22, 2019 | News

In an interview with Dental Tribune, Dr. Barbara Shearer discusses the new Colgate Total SF, its benefits of sensitivity relief and instant odor neutralization, the concept of “whole mouth health” and more.

Kettenbach LP acquires Airway Metrics LLC

January 18, 2019 | Business | News

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., USA: Management from Kettenbach LP and Airway Metrics LLC have announced the acquisition by Kettenbach LP of all business assets of Airway Metrics, effective at the end of business on Feb. 28.

Henry Schein and the International College of Dentists promote oral care in Haiti

January 16, 2019 | News

Henry Schein Inc. and the Global Visionary Fund (GVF) of the International College of Dentists (ICD) have once again joined together to support the oral health of children. This time, products were donated to the Fleur de Vie’s health awareness and education initiative during a back-to-school program.

AO’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.: ‘Current Factors in Clinical Excellence’

January 11, 2019 | Events | News

If you’re interested in the latest evidence-based advances in clinical practice and the science underpinning implant dentistry while networking with dental colleagues across all specialties and corners of the globe, the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) is a must-attend event.

Hinman launches new #MyHinman campaign and unveils new G.O.L.D. Program

January 11, 2019 | Events | News

ATLANTA, Ga., UA: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting — described by event organizers as the nation’s leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry — has launched its new #MyHinman campaign. When someone posts the official hashtag, #MyHinman, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram between now and Hinman 2019, which will be held March 21-23, he or she will help raise money for scholarships and be entered into a monthly drawing for $100 cash.

Grant from Delta Dental funds Columbia University mobile care unit

January 8, 2019 | News

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation recently announced it has awarded Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) a $585,000 grant to purchase a new mobile dental clinic to serve children in Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx through the school’s Community DentCare program.

Orascoptic is granted a U.S. patent for the optical design used in all its headlights

January 3, 2019 | Business | News

MIDDLETON, Wis., USA: Orascoptic, a supplier of vision solutions for dental and medical professionals, was recently granted a U.S. patent for the optical design used in each of its headlights. According to the company, the granting of this patent means that Orascoptic offers customers a highly uniform spot with the least amount of weight in comparison to other solutions on the market.

Benco Dental named one of best places to work in northeast Pennsylvania

December 27, 2018 | Business | News

PITTSTON, Pa., USA: Times Leader Media Group, a collection of print and digital products that provide coverage of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area, recently recognized Benco Dental as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Northeast Pennsylvania.

ADA taps Dr. Chad Gehani, an endodontist, as its new leader

December 21, 2018 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: For Dr. Chad Gehani, the first endodontist to serve as president of the American Dental Association in over a decade, the future of dentistry and root canal treatment is bright.

quip raises $40 million to support upcoming consumer product and professional service launches

December 17, 2018 | Business | News

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: quip, an oral health company that is aiming to make oral care more simple, accessible and enjoyable, recently announced a $40 million venture round of funding through a combination of equity and debt financing off the back of its launch at Target.

CareCredit is now integrated into Henry Schein’s practice management software

December 17, 2018 | Business | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. and CareCredit, a provider of patient financing, have announced the integration of CareCredit’s financing tool into Henry Schein’s dental and veterinary practice management software solutions. The integration offers practices more financing options for their patients and pet owners, while improving practice efficiency.

New law seeks to improve access to oral health care for underserved patients

December 13, 2018 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Dental Association (ADA) commends Congress for passing the Action for Dental Health Act. For years, dentists have worked to improve access to oral health care for underserved Americans and have championed this patient-benefiting legislation.

Meeting review: 2018 Greater New York Dental Meeting

December 7, 2018 | Events

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The 2018 Greater New York Dental Meeting was held Nov. 23 to 28 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. With courses offered in the lecture halls and right on the exhibit hall floor, attendees had plenty of opportunities to increase their knowledge.

Live Webinar: Image Is Everything, High Value Dentistry Redefined

December 3, 2018 | Education | News

Dr. Alex Touchstone DDS, FICOI will present a live webinar, “Image Is Everything, High Value Dentistry Redefined,” on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. EST. During this course, Touchstone will demonstrate how to integrate various forms of digital imaging devices to engage and educate the patient.

Bisco launches Pro-V C&B temporary crown and bridge material

November 27, 2018 | Business | News

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Here at the 2018 Greater New York Dental Meeting, Bisco Dental Products is launching Pro-V C&B temporary crown and bridge material, designed to quickly and easily create durable and natural-looking restorations.

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