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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.

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.

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.

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