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  • July
  • Dental Laboratory Technology Board Announces Updated Examination References

    Committed to maintaining relevancy in the dental laboratory technology profession, the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) recently announced a new reference list for its Certified Dental Technician (CDT) and Recognized Graduate (RG) examinations as part of the CDT program’s revalidation process.

    “NBC has been working extremely hard behind the scenes in 2015 and 2016 to update our certification programs,” said NBC Chair Heather Voss, CDT. “These updates include modernizing our exam blueprint, enhancing our references, modifying our practical examinations to reflect current practices and technology advancements, re-working our written examination question banks and reviewing eligibility requirements to take the exam.”

    These references will be active for any examinations offered by NBC after January 1, 2017. Most of these references are written by notable industry leaders and can easily be purchased through Quintessence Publishing.


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  • Master Ceramist Peter Pizzi and Jensen Dental to Host Hands On Courses in MN, TX and NY and Virtual Study Clubs in 2016

    Recognizing the importance of improving esthetics while improving profitability in the market, Jensen Dental and Peter Pizzi, CDT, MDT have teamed up to offer several hands-on courses and Virtual Study Clubs in Q3 and Q4 2016. The hands-on courses and virtual study clubs we are offering provide a unique opportunity for dental technicians to expand their knowledge, sharpen their skills and get some great tips and tricks that will help them grow their business from one of the best dental technicians in the country”, said Kevin Mahan, VP Sales & Marketing at Jensen Dental. 

    Attendees of the hands on courses (TX, MN, NY) and virtual study clubs (online) will learn how incorporating communication, material options and selection, photography as an aid in ceramic builds, and color communication into their daily regiment will enable them (and their dentists) to achieve the highest level of predictability and satisfaction. 

    “Digital and material advancements continue to...

    Jensen Dental

    Tuesday at 4:53 pm

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  • GC America Joins America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation as Underwriting Partner

    Dental products manufacturer, GC America, announced today it will further its commitment to improve the health and well-being of underserved children by becoming an Underwriting Partner of America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation. GC America’s support will be used to expand delivery of vital oral health educational, preventive, and treatment services for at-risk children and youth across the country.

    The partnership will kick off with a special promotion for dental hygienists attending RDH Under One Roof in Maryland from July 28-30, 2016. Dental hygienists who commit to become a member of the America’s ToothFairy Esther Wilkins Education Program will receive special incentives from GC America. To learn more, visit GC America’s booth #306.

    Established with a founding gift from celebrated dentist and dental hygienist Esther Wilkins, RDH, DMD, the Esther Wilkins Education Program supports the role of dental hygienists and dental hygiene...

    GC America Inc.

    July 13 at 5:51 pm

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  • Dentistry and Dental Technology Delivered with Passion

    "The Quality of Esthetics": 3rd International Expert Symposium hosted by Ivoclar Vivadent in Madrid.

    Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.

    July 11 at 5:02 pm

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  • Tae Bo Fitness creator Billy Blanks to kick SIROWORLD's health and fitness activities into action!

    Pioneer of the revolutionary total body fitness phenomenon will lead fitness activities during the inaugural ultimate dental meeting.

    Sirona Dental, Inc.

    July 6 at 6:42 pm

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  • Knight Dental Group Acquires Thompson Suburban

    On June 27th, Knight Dental Group, Inc., the fastest growing network of high quality dental laboratories in North America, announced the completion of a 100 percent equity investment in Thompson Suburban Dental Laboratories, Inc., one of the largest full service dental laboratories in the Mid-Atlantic United States and a leader in Dental Implant Solutions. This transaction was completed on June 1, 2016.  

    The recent acquisition will strengthen Knight’s presence in the North Eastern US which began with the acquisitions of Astor Dental Studio, Lema Dental Laboratory and Regal Technologies in the New York area.

    “With the completion of the Thompson Suburban acquisition, we have established a stronger presence in a major dental market in the US eastern corridor. We are pleased to welcome our new Thompson Suburban team and grateful to have the leadership of William (Bill) Grill, CDT in our Senior Management Team” said Warren Rogers, CEO of Knight Dental Group.


    Knight Dental Group, Inc.

    July 5 at 9:39 am

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  • June
  • Popular Cover Band Hot Property to Perform at SIROWORLD Closing Party in Orlando

    Energetic and dynamic local band set to deliver an exhilarating live performance to help celebrate the close of the inaugural three-day ultimate dental meeting

    Sirona Dental, Inc.

    June 30 at 5:32 pm

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  • IPS e.max Smile Award: Winners celebrated in Madrid

    Awards ceremony with 9 finalist teams in the Spanish capital

    Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.

    June 30 at 5:14 pm

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  • Morse Dental Laboratory, Inc. earns the distinction of being named a Nobilium Certified Dental Laboratory

    Fairport Harbor, Ohio, May 17-  Morse Dental Laboratory in Fairport Harbor, Ohio was recently named a Certified Nobilium Dental Laboratory by the Nobilium Company, a major manufacturer of dental materials and equipment for prosthetic dentistry for over 60 year.

    Morse Dental Laboratory Inc. is a world class dental laboratory  located in Northeastern Ohio that specializes in removable dental products.  Morse Dental Lab offers a wide variety of custom restoration products including Full Dentures, Partial Dentures, CAD/CAM Partial Dentures, Digital Printing, Digital Design, Flexibles Partial Dentures, Mouthguards, Trays and more.  With over 35 years of experience, we guarantee that every case is manufactured in the U.S.A and overseen by a Certified Dental Technician.  We are known for providing predictable and consistent products while building strong and trusted relationships with our clients.

    Nobilium’s Certified Laboratory credential ensures...

    Morse Dental Lab

    June 29 at 2:42 pm

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  • Morse Dental Laboratory, Inc. earns National Board Certified Dental Laboratory Designation.

    Morse Dental Laboratory in Fairport Harbor, Ohio  has earned Certified Dental Laboratory designation from the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology.  This elite distinctions makes Morse Dental Lab one of only 9 Certified Dental Laboratories in the state of Ohio.  There are currently 191 certified dental labs out of  an estimated 7,500 dental labs in the United States.

    Becoming a Certified Dental Laboratory assures “that a laboratory has met specific standards relating to quality assurance, safety, and business and manufacturing practices. By earning and maintaining the CDL designation, a dental laboratory is always monitoring and attempting to improve the quality and efficiency of their services and facilities. The CDL is recognized by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Since certification is voluntary, laboratory certification...

    Morse Dental Lab

    June 29 at 2:41 pm

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  • 8 ways to Bring Content Curation Into Your Social Media

    Curating content is not simply aggregating it and serving it up for your audience to analyze or find answers themselves. It’s about picking the most relevant and useful information on a topic, adding your insights and commentary, and making it easy for your audience to make a decision or enhance their understanding of that topic. To put your own stamp on the content you’ve curated, you can supplement or combine it with an existing post, infographic or video of your own. Curation is taking a lot of good things and packing them into one better thing.

    #1 Build trust, build rapport

    The main purpose of curation in a museum is to deliver educative value. Another purpose is to influence some aspect of the visitor’s attitude or values stemming from his/her discovery of some meaning in the objects on display, a discovery stimulated and sustained by the visitor’s confidence in the perceived authenticity of the content (Lord & Piacente, Manual of Museum Exhibitions,...

    June 23 at 7:30 pm

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  • Jensen Dental Launches New Monthly E-Newsletter 'the SCOOP'

    Jensen Dental is excited to announce the launch of its latest e-newsletter: the SCOOP. the SCOOP will keep readers up to speed on everything NEW they need to know; from upcoming continuing education opportunities and new products and events, to valuable industry news and insider tips and tricks. the SCOOP will also provide readers with the opportunity to enter contests, voice their opinions, and take advantage of exclusive product specials and promotions. Plus, it allows Jensen to consolidate all of its messaging into one monthly blast so they don't overwhelm inboxes. It's free, it's open, and anyone can receive it. 

    Watch or Read this month's issue. Receive future issues here! 

    What's in a name? The concept of the SCOOP is simple; each month, Jensen deliver a digital package to its valued customers with new and relevant inside scoop that will enhance their education, business, and industry knowledge, saving them from spending precious time seeking out new information and education...

    Jensen Dental

    June 23 at 4:01 pm

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  • Roland DGA Launches its New Corporate Website

    Roland DGA Corporation has completely redesigned its corporate website (, incorporating extensive changes that optimize the visitor’s overall experience. The revamped site, which launched officially on June 1, 2016, is more visual, content-rich and mobile-friendly than ever before.

    Navigation of the site has been streamlined, enabling visitors to explore and find what they’re looking for more quickly and easily. Among the new navigational features is a “Help Me Choose” option in the “Products” dropdown that allows visitors to find product information based on what they want to do in their business. The home page offers a comprehensive overview of all things Roland DGA, including news, events and social media, while detailed product information and specifications can be accessed through the Products section in an easily digestible format.

    Additional improvements to the Roland DGA website include a new “Industries” section,...

    Roland DGA

    June 23 at 2:22 pm

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  • Panthera Dental Creates Panthera Sleep, a New Division Specialized in Sleep-Related Products and Solutions

    Because of fast-growing demand, Panthera Dental has decided to create a distinct division for its line of sleep products, with dedicated teams of R&D and Marketing. From now on, customers have access to a new web portal at to learn more about our products. Moreover, a new section for patients is now available on the website to inform the public of the benets of the D-SAD , Panthera Dental’s patented CAD/CAM sleep appliance.

    At the same time, Panthera Dental is proud to integrate the compatibility of the D-SAD with 3Shape’s Trios and Align Technology’s iTero scanners. Customers can now use these two intra-oral scanning technologies to order their appliances. This method increases accuracy and creates a more interesting customer experience for the end-user. Using intra-oral scanning technology also reduces the turnaround time required for the production of the nal appliance.

    To add new features to its well-adapted...

    Panthera Dental

    June 22 at 1:32 pm

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  • inLab on Tour Boston is One Month Away!

    Join Sirona Dental at this educational event to learn how you can improve your workflow with inLab and quality CAD/CAM materials. You will see a system of truly unique components, including all-on-four implant solutions and surgical guides, fully open architecture, seamless dry/wet five-axis milling, the fastest grinding of glass ceramics and the only lab software that accommodates any digital impression system.

    You will also learn ways to increase your consistency and throughput and the benefits of selecting quality CAD/CAM materials for your lab.

    Thursday, July 14th, 4-7pmEmbassy Suites by Hilton Boston/Waltham500 Winter StreetWaltham, MA 02451

    Click here to register. 

    Refreshments will be provided. 3 Scientific CE credits available.

    Sirona Dental, Inc.

    June 20 at 11:05 am

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  • Sterngold and Swiss NF Dental announce distribution agreement for the MOR™ mini dental Implant in Canada

    Sterngold Dental, LLC and Swiss NF Dental are pleased to announce a distribution agreement for the MOR™ mini dental Implant in Canada.  Users of the 3M™ ESPE™ MDI, (formerly known as the IMTEC® MDI,) have been informed that the MDI implant will no longer be available as of September 1, 2016, while supplies last.  Many users are now seeking and alternative to the MDI line.  The Sterngold MOR™ implant is equivalent to the MDI, and MDI drills and instruments may be used for the MOR™. This allows the user to begin placing the Sterngold MOR™ implant without additional instrumentation investment.  The MOR™ from Sterngold is available in both the 2.1mm and 2.4mm diameter in the lengths of 10, 13, and 15mm.  The MOR™ has FDA approval for both denture connection and crown and bridge fixation.


    June 16 at 5:36 pm

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  • DWS Systems Appoints Axsys Incorporated as Distributor of its Dental Series 3-D Printers

    Distributor’s Dental Solutions Division Now Offering 3D Printer Products from award-winning DWS Systems.

    Axsys Dental Solutions

    June 15 at 3:44 pm

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  • Participants Learn Custom Techniques to Maximize Profits in the Removable Implant Market

    In the competitive world of aesthetic restorations, details matter. In VITA’s Premium Denture course, participants learned the technical and business side of implant retained dentures from well-known instructor, trainer and author, Dennis Urban, CDT. Urban shared exclusive techniques on waxing, processing and finishing. “One technique I shared is a characteristic wax-up process which makes a wax try-in look exactly like a finished denture,” he says. “Because this procedure creates so much value for the patient and dentist, lab owners can charge a higher price for the final case.”

    Students learned the most profitable techniques for a variety of restorations, including all-on-4®, all-on-6, implant hybrid cases, implant overdentures and case planning methods. “My goal was to learn more about the all-on-4 denture implant technique,” says Danny Leeseman, MDT, owner of Valley Dental in Chico, CA. “The instructor did an excellent job of explaining...

    VITA North America

    June 13 at 6:54 pm

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  • The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology Announces 2016 Spring Pillar Scholarship Winners

    The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (The Foundation) is proud to announce the 2016 Spring Pillar Scholarship winners:  

    Betty Keller-Zal –Olympia, WA

    Brian Artienda, RG –Chesapeake, VA

    Don Rosales –Pomona, CA 

    Erin Popov, RG –Durham, NC

    Jacklyn Huskey –Garland, TX

    Joel Aviles, RG –Durham, NC

    Maria del Carmen L Otero Duran –Fairfax, VA

    Mitchell Griffin –Colorado Springs, CO

    Oscar Bellamio, RG –Miami, FL

    Priscilla Zal –Olympia, WA

    Thin Sandar Khine –Rosemead, CA

    Wesley Davis –Richardson, TX

    The Pillar Scholarship is designed to allow qualified dental technicians the opportunity to sit for the three examinations that comprise the Certified Dental Technician (CDT) examination process. Scholarship recipients will have their application and testing fees covered for them to take the written comprehensive examination, the written specialty examination and the hands-on practical examination, one...

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  • National Dental Associations Celebrate Dental Technician and CDT Appreciation Month

    The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) and the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) celebrate June as Dental Technician and Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Appreciation Month.


    June 9 at 4:09 pm

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  • Oral Health America Releases State-by-State Analysis of Older Americans' Oral Health

    National report makes the case for policy change.

    Oral Health America

    June 8 at 11:40 am

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  • Additional Seats Available for Nobel Biocare's 2016 Global Symposium, Expected to Fill Quickly

    The initial allocation of seats for Nobel Biocare’s 2016 Global Symposium in New York has been filled. Nobel Biocare will welcome over 2,000 dental professionals to the event, which takes place June 23–26 at the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, US. 

    Given the high demand, a limited number of additional places have been made available, though they are expected to fill up quickly. Those who wish to attend the event should visit or contact their local Nobel Biocare representative as soon as possible.

    Under the banner “Where innovation comes to life,” participants will experience a program that combines lectures and master classes from world-renowned speakers with practical hands-on training in the latest techniques in implant dentistry. Attendees will also discover the new innovative additions to Nobel Biocare’s range of products and solutions.

    The four-day program is divided into three main themes, each...

    Nobel Biocare USA

    June 6 at 10:57 am

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  • Stratasys Announces Retirement of David Reis as CEO

    Stratasys Ltd., the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced that David Reis has decided to step down from his position as the Chief Executive Officer, effective June 30, 2016.

    During his tenure as CEO, David Reis led the successful merger and integration of Stratasys and Objet, and oversaw the strong growth that has established Stratasys as an industry leader. Mr. Reis also initiated the company's recent transformation, as it developed a broad, solutions-based business model that targets new manufacturing applications across key vertical markets.

    While he has announced his plans to retire as CEO, Mr. Reis will remain a member of the Stratasys board of directors as an Executive Director.

    "The board of directors is grateful for David's seven years of service as CEO to Stratasys and Objet," said Elan Jaglom, Stratasys' Chairman of the Board. "David has shown strong dedication to our customers and employees, while guiding the company through a period of...


    June 2 at 2:18 pm

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  • Henry Schein Acquires Custom Automated Prosthetics

    The Addition of Custom Automated Prosthetics to Zahn Dental Strengthens Henry Schein’s Commitment to Digital Solutions for U.S. Dental Laboratories

    Zahn Dental

    June 2 at 10:02 am

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  • DWS Systems Appoints Axsys Incorporated as Distributor of its Dental Series 3-D Printers

    Distributor’s Dental Solutions Division Now Offering 3D Printer Products from award-winning DWS Systems.

    Axsys Dental Solutions

    June 1 at 3:52 pm

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