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Interview: “The true human factor cannot be replaced”

August 29, 2018 | Interviews | News

At the annual meeting of the Channel3 group of key opinion leaders, held this year in June in Bologna in Italy, the fourth P-I Brånemark Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry was given to Dr Michael Cohen, founder of the Seattle Study Club. Recognising lifetime achievement in dentistry, it is presented yearly in honour of the late Prof. Per-Ingvar Brånemark, whose research on osseointegration revolutionised implantology and introduced safe and effective implant treatments. At the event, Dental Tribune International’s Nathalie Schüller spoke with Dr Cohen about Seattle Study Club, the two textbooks he compiled and his concept of digital analogue hybridisation.

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) names Michelle Lee executive director

August 27, 2018 | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a community of clinicians, educators, consultants, researchers and industry representatives who advocate for the “Safest Dental Visit,” has announced that Michelle Lee, CPC, is the new executive director.

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Dentsply Sirona Academy opens in Charlotte, N.C.

August 23, 2018 | News

Dentsply Sirona, “The Dental Solutions Company,” celebrated the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art training facility, the Dentsply Sirona Academy, Charlotte (DSAC), with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 24.

Why just using a normal toothbrush is not enough

August 20, 2018 | Advertorial | Interviews

When we think about keeping our teeth and gingivae healthy, what comes to mind for many of us is a gentle toothbrush, a good brushing technique and some fluoride-containing toothpaste. True, these are the main ingredients in keeping the largest part of our teeth and gums healthy. However, as our understanding of the oral flora progresses, we have come to realise that conventional brushing methods still fail to access a neglected part of the mouth: the interdental space.

Dentsply Sirona holds first EPIC Women’s Dental Meeting

August 20, 2018 | Advertorial | Business | Events

CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S.: Dentsply Sirona welcomed a group of female dentists and CEREC owners to the first EPIC Women’s Dental Meeting, held in Charlotte on July 27 and 28, at the new Dentsply Sirona Academy. EPIC (Educate, Practice, Innovate and Connect) combined clinical breakout sessions, organizational and product insights, and a keynote address by a best-selling female author and entrepreneur. The event aims included the fostering of camaraderie among like-minded professionals in an encouraging environment.

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Henry Schein launches 2018 Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program

August 17, 2018 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. has announced the launch of its 2018 Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities (HLHC) program, an initiative that supports community health centers in their efforts to provide medical and oral health screenings at free health events held in underserved communities across the U.S.

Academy of Osseointegration to hold Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

August 16, 2018 | News

With a focus on multidisciplinary evidence-based implant dentistry and the latest surgical, prosthetic and laboratory technologies, the Academy of Osseointegration’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will feature AO member presenters from leading university programs along the East Coast.

AAOMS to mark 100th anniversary during its annual meeting in Chicago

August 15, 2018 | Events | News

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) will celebrate its centennial anniversary during its 100th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition from Oct. 8 to 13 in Chicago.

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Forward Science licenses cold sore drug from EPI Health

August 10, 2018 | Business | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: Forward Science and EPI Health, a wholly owned subsidiary from EPI Group, have entered into an exclusive agreement licensing Sitavig to Forward Science in the dental market. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sitavig on April 12, 2013. It is indicated for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in immunocompetent adults.

ADA commends efforts to update Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health

August 6, 2018 | News

The American Dental Association (ADA) has commended the federal agencies that announced an update is in the works to the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. In a press release, the ADA said it looks forward to taking part in the public process as the updated report is developed.

Dentsply Sirona Endodontics employees prepare to deliver donations to Youth Services Tulsa

August 3, 2018 | News

TULSA, Okla., USA: Each year, Youth Services of Tulsa (YST) awards an organization or individual donor who has gone above and beyond to support youth in need with its coveted Youth Champion Award. The organization’s 2018 award was recently presented to Dentsply Sirona Endodontics at Blank Canvas, the signature event for Youth Services Tulsa.

ADA Foundation challenge: Raise $125,000 in August 2018

August 1, 2018 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: This August, the ADA Foundation is rallying the dental community to raise at least $125,000 to improve access to oral health care for people with special needs. Funds raised during the ADA Foundation Challenge will be matched dollar for dollar up to $125,000 by Henry Schein Cares. The goal of the campaign is to secure at least $250,000.

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ADHA supports white paper on importance of oral healthcare as a benefit of Medicare

August 1, 2018 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: With the release of Oral Health America’s white paper, An Oral Health Benefit in Medicare Part B: It’s Time to Include Oral Health in Health Care, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association released the following statement:

Registration is open for AO’s Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting

July 25, 2018 | News

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., USA: Heralding the home of the first modern root form dental implant placed and restored in the United States, the Academy of Osseointegration’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will be held in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 14 to 15.

Webinar: Expert to offer a deep dive into digital dentistry

July 13, 2018 | Education | News

Creating occlusal guards and splints in-house is easier than ever, and 3-D printing and intraoral scanning are increasingly becoming the norm. Dental offices and labs are producing these types of appliances in-house with one click, minimizing labor and significantly reducing turnaround time. In a webinar presented by the Dental Tribune Study Club on July 26, an expert will teach participants how to create occlusal guards and splints in-house with 3-D printing technology.

Kettenbach recognized as TOP 100 Innovator for 2018

July 12, 2018 | Business | News

At the 5th German Mittelstands-Summit (SMEs summit) on June 29 in Ludwigsburg, Kettenbach GmbH & Co. KG was recognized as a TOP 100 innovator for 2018. The company and its 160 employees were recognized in the category “Innovative Success.” The president of the company, Jens Kuhn, accepted the award directly from the TV moderator and science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar.

105th annual National Dental Association meeting being held July 11 to 15

July 11, 2018 | Events | News

The 105th Annual Convention of the National Dental Association (NDA) is being held July 11 to 15 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The NDA, one of the oldest professional associations in America, is the premier dental organization for ethnic minorities representing more than 10,000 oral health professionals.

Remembering Dr. R. Chester Redhead

July 9, 2018 | News

Dr. R. Chester Redhead peacefully passed away this past December. He was an energetic, omnipresent and charismatic young man. Graduating from Howard University Dental School in 1954, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving more than two years. He then served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Oral Health America announces $500,000 commitment from Ivoclar Vivadent

July 5, 2018 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Oral Health America (OHA) is the recipient of a three-year, $500,000 commitment from Ivoclar Vivadent, including an annual $50,000 grant as well as a commitment to provide $117,000 of dental product to OHA’s Smiles Across America Program Partners to help them serve more children by lowering their operating costs for supplies.

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In a joint venture, Henry Schein and Internet Brands form Henry Schein One

July 3, 2018 | Business | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. and Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company, have announced the completion of a joint venture to form Henry Schein One. The new company is designed to deliver integrated dental technology to help the profession improve practice management and marketing as well as patient communication. The transaction was announced on April 3, 2018.

Survey respondents wary of robot dentists

June 28, 2018 | News

An online survey regarding patients’ perceptions of robotic dentistry was one of many Embry-Riddle research projects to be presented during the 2018 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare conference, March 26-28 in Boston.

ADHA holds 95th Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio

June 22, 2018 | News

COLUMBUS, Ohio, USA: The American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s 95th Annual Conference is jam-packed with activity. With more than 1,500 dental hygienists from across the United States gathered around the Greater Columbus Convention Center to check out the latest in cutting-edge education and the best new products in the industry, there is no better place to be if you are looking to enhance your skills in the hygiene profession.

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Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care receives third annual Henry Schein Cares Gold Medal

June 19, 2018 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. has announced that Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care — a Washington, D.C.-based humanitarian organization — received the Gold Medal in the oral health category of the third annual Henry Schein Cares Medal program.

American Academy of Periodontology and SUNSTAR award research grants

June 14, 2018 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., US: The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) recently announced that members Hsun Liang Chan, DDS, MS, and Jeff C.W. Wang, DDS, DMSc, are the 2018 recipients of the SUNSTAR Innovation Grant. They will each receive $30,000 for their research projects as part of the AAP’s partnership with oral health and technology company SUNSTAR, which has committed to awarding scientific grants to AAP members whose investigations show significant potential to advance the specialty periodontics.

Meeting review: AGD 2018 in New Orleans

June 11, 2018 | Events | News

NEW ORLEANS, La., USA: The Academy of General Dentistry is known for “education tailored to your needs,” which was good for those who gathered at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, site of AGD2018. Educational offerings at the meeting, which was held June 7 to 9, included a wide range of courses, learning labs, poster presentations, “The 360 Experience,” a “Wine” down with the experts, and much more.

Meeting review: AAPD’s 2018 Annual Session in Honolulu

May 29, 2018 | Events | News

HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s 2018 Annual Session was held May 24 to 27 at the Hawaii Convention Center, offering attendees the opportunity to learn, grow and prepare to bring many “pearls” home with them. Educational offerings included “String of Pearls,” 15-minute sessions on topics such as soft-tissue lasers, knocked-out permanent teeth, eliminating the “pirate tooth look,” eating disorders, anterior crossbite and more.

Microcopy: Singular focus sets burs as market leaders

May 25, 2018 | Business | Events | News

ANAHEIM, Calif., USA: Paul Tucker, five months into his new position as the CEO of Microcopy, is focused on increasing the company’s global presence by emphasizing what Microcopy has been doing best for 29 years: developing thoughtful, efficient and affordable products for single-patient-use dentistry.

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Meeting review: 2018 CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim

May 23, 2018 | Events | News

ANAHEIM, Calif., USA: A giant set of teeth, a huge toothbrush and what might be the biggest video display ever to be seen as a booth backdrop were all on display at CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry, held May 17 to 19. But biggest of all were the deals to be had throughout the exhibit hall.

Towards a healthy mouth with [BE YOU.]

May 16, 2018 | Business

Most of us know that proper brushing with toothpaste containing fluoride is the first step in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Despite this, biofilm‐related oral infections such as dental caries and periodontitis are still among the most prevalent health problems. Recently, interest has been growing around another factor that helps prevent these diseases: enzymes that occur naturally in saliva and perform an integral role in protecting and repairing the oral cavity. By using glucose oxidase for healthy oral flora, CURAPROX’s new toothpaste series helps maintain optimal oral balance.

quip announces acquisition of Afora to open access to affordable dental care plans

May 16, 2018 | Business | News

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: quip, an oral health company known for making oral care more simple, accessible and enjoyable with its ADA-accepted electric toothbrush, has announced the acquisition of Afora, the New York-based dental care membership plan. Afora is the first company to join the newly launched quip Labs, a venture studio created to foster innovation and development for emerging oral health products, platforms and services.

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