NewsBriefs

  • May
  • Great Lakes Orthodontics Named 2016 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award Winner

    Great Lakes Orthodontics was recently named as the winner of the 2016 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association (BNBEA) Award in the large business category. The BNBEA recognizes Buffalo Niagara companies that exemplify the highest standards of ethical behavior and business practices.  

    Great Lakes President James R. Kunkemoeller stated, “I am ecstatic for all of our employee owners who made this designation possible. It is a testament to the commitment and dedication from every employee who ensures that Great Lakes maintains the highest level of ethical business conduct, and is steadfast to our stringent Quality Process. The respect we have for each other, and all our valued customers worldwide, is integral to our success.”

    Great Lakes, an employee-owned company, was founded in 1967 and provides products, laboratory services, and both in-house and online appliance fabrication training to members of the orthodontic, prosthodontic, restorative, and general dental professions...

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  • Rickert Awarded AACD Accredited Fellowship

    Congratulations to Dwight Rickert, CDT, FAACD, who is now an AACD Accredited Fellow. He’s the fifth Accredited Fellow Laboratory Technician in the history of the AACD. “Becoming an Accredited Fellow means that all of the continuing education and time away from the lab and family was worth it,” says Rickert. "Having another goal to attain kept me motivated to learn . . . I would never have accomplished Accredited Fellow status without the never ending encouragement from my clients and friends.”

    In addition, Rickert is currently President-Elect of the AACD Board of Directors and will be President in 2017.

    LMT Communications, Inc.

    May 13 at 10:27 am

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  • Register Now for the 10th International KunstZahnWerk Competition

    Register now for the 10th International KunstZahnWerk competition and face the new challenge.

    The CANDULOR KZW competition has been conducted with great success since 1999. Dental technicians from all over the world meet regularly at the International Dental Show (IDS) to face the challenge of removable prosthetics. This gives participants a platform to demonstrate their skills to a broader audience.

    For the 10th edition of the KZW competition CANDULOR has again entered a cooperation with CAMLOG to provide an exciting competition at the IDS 2017 in Cologne.

    The challenge is to fabricate a combination consisting of a mucosa-supported full denture for the mandible and an implant-supported restoration for the maxilla. Plus an additional special feature: participants can decide which set-up technique they want to use and display.

    After binding registration, CANDULOR will send you the detailed information on the complete case free of charge, as well as the corresponding plaster casts and prosthetic...

    Candulor USA

    May 11 at 10:36 am

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  • CAP Declares May 2016 "Zirconia Awareness Month"

    CAP, provider of end-to-end solutions for dental laboratories, today announced that May 2016 is the inaugural Zirconia Awareness Month to fight the scourge of misinformation about zirconia in the market.

    "The types of zirconia that are on the market are constantly proliferating and changing," said Bob Cohen, president of CAP. "Many of our partner labs contact us to make sense of these new and different products, so we're responding with a host of educational initiatives that we've set up for this month."

    While education has always been core to the CAP mission to help labs thrive, this special focus on zirconia is and will consist of a variety of tools, such as videos, blogs, webinars, and ebooks. "Our educational focus this month will be on selecting the right zirconia, mill, sintering furnace, tools, and how to achieve best-in-class post-processing -- the entire end-to-end process to produce a superior result that doctors and patients alike will love," said Mr. Cohen.

    To take advantage...

    CAP

    May 2 at 11:38 am

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  • April
  • Finalists Confirmed for the IPS e.max Smile Award

    The finalists for the IPS e.max Smile Award 2016 have been selected. Nine teams have every right to be excited to see who will emerge as winner for the best IPS e.max project.

    The panel of experts has decided: for each of the three regions represented in the contest, they have selected three teams whose work they found particularly exciting. Hundreds of teams, each consisting of a dentist and dental technician, submitted their case presentations accompanied by written and photographic documentation. Now the panel only has to decide who will be awarded first, second and third place. The final results will be announced at the award ceremonies in Madrid/Spain. The ceremonies will take place on 10 June 2016, on the eve of the 3rd International Expert Symposium organized by Ivoclar Vivadent.

    Anticipation grows for announcement of the winner

    The following teams have been shortlisted for the IPS e.max Smile Award 2016: Asia - Pacific: Dr Jineel Ham and HaSeong Yoo (Korea), Dr Baijun Sun and Benhui...

    Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.

    April 15 at 4:12 pm

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  • IMILLING Launches New E-Commerce Website

    IMILLING, the production milling center specializing in complex implant prosthetics and now a distributor of affordable premium CAD/CAM equipment and supplies, announces the launch of its completely redesigned website, imilling.com. The new website features a fresh new look, new e-commerce functionality that will give customers the ability to purchase supplies online, as well as additional capabilities designed to enhance the customer experience and improve overall communications with the company.

    Highlighted features include: a responsive design that is mobile-friendly and automatically adjusts for viewing on all other devices; e-commerce capabilities that give customers the ability to purchase materials, tools and implant components online; a new “Request a Quote” feature to facilitate pricing requests for mills, scanners and accompanying accessories; an updated organizational format designed to help lab professionals more easily review the company’s products and services;...

    IMILLING

    April 11 at 2:25 pm

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  • 2016 Illinois Mission of Mercy: Volunteer Registration

    The Illinois State Dental Society Foundation's 4th Mission of Mercy will take place at The Gateway Center in Collinsville on July 15-16, 2016.

    All types of volunteers will be needed in order to make MOM a success! Over 1,000 volunteers will be working together in order to deliver over $1 million in dental care to 2,000 adults and children in just two days at The Gateway Center.

    The 100 chair dental clinic will open at 6:00 am each day on a first-come, first-serve basis to the patients. Several volunteer shift times are available to work. You have the option to choose as many shifts as you would like to work. Meals and beverages will be available throughout the event to the volunteers.

    Volunteers MUST BE at least 18 years old to register. No exceptions.

    If you are interested in volunteering but have additional questions, click here to view frequently asked questions.

    Click here to register!

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  • evident Now a nimbyx Company, Names New CEO

    evident is now part of nimbyx, an online healthcare marketplace that connects dentists, labs and distributors. nimbyx CEO Paolo Kalaw is named CEO of evident, replacing outgoing CEO Rayne Verity.

    “We have acquired evident and are investing a significant amount of capital into the company. Our focus is on accelerating delivery of evident’s new technology innovations to help our customers expand and grow their businesses,” says Kalaw, who has 20 years of industry experience. “We’re committed to not only helping customers achieve maximum business growth but also keeping their information safe. nimbyx is one of the few companies that is compliant with HIPAA, PIPEDA and the standards on privacy and data protection of both Canada and the U.S.”

    The company also announces the formation of the evident New Technology Advisory Board, which aims to develop ways to help laboratories improve business. Board members include Bobby Williams, CDT, Owner of Synergy Ceramics,...

    LMT Communications, Inc.

    April 7 at 10:42 am

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  • Dentsply Sirona Completes Merger

    In February, Dentsply International Inc. and Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. successfully completed their merger to become Dentsply Sirona Inc. “Dentsply Sirona can now focus its efforts on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care. As The Dental Solutions Company™, we will drive long-term growth by being uniquely positioned to deliver innovative solutions and support our customers with the broadest product portfolio and the largest sales and service infrastructure in the industry,” says Jeffrey Slovin, CEO. 

    LMT Communications, Inc.

    April 7 at 10:38 am

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    ModuleWorks

    April 7 at 8:12 am

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    ModuleWorks

    April 7 at 8:10 am

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  • Roland DGA Announces Opening of New East Coast Imagination Center

    Roland DGA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital devices, announced today the opening of its new East Coast Imagination Center in Wilmington, Massachusetts near Boston. The new 3,500 square-foot facility will serve as a product demonstration and application display venue, as well as a training and sample production site for Roland resellers, customers and prospective customers.

    “Approximately 70 percent of our customers are located east of the Mississippi,” noted Rick Scrimger, president of Roland DGA. “This Imagination Center will make it easier for prospective customers on that side of the country to see our newest and most popular digital printing technologies, as well as our advanced dental milling machines, in action. The facility will serve to support our dealers in the Eastern U.S., as well as inspire end users within that region.”

    In addition to serving as a demo facility for Roland dealers, the Imagination...

    Roland DGA

    April 6 at 4:33 pm

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  • Pentron Alloys Now Exclusively Distributed by The Argen Corporation

    The Argen Corporation (Argen), the world’s largest manufacturer of dental gold alloys and a leading innovator in zirconia and digital dentistry solutions, announced that effective immediately, it will exclusively sell and distribute its Pentron Alloys line of products.

    “Dental alloys are the foundation of our company,” said Anton Woolf, CEO. “We have been manufacturing alloys and supporting the dental laboratory for over 50 years and have proudly included Pentron alloys in the mix for the past 12 years. We look forward to continuing to offer customers of Pentron Alloys industry leading products and support.” 

    Pentron Alloys, LLC, founded in 1967, offers more than 100 Precious and Non Precious alloys to the dental laboratory. Pentron alloys will continue to be sold under the Pentron label. 

    Argen Corp.

    April 4 at 4:37 pm

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  • March
  • Got Innovative Case Studies? Upload Your Best Work on VITA's New Website

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    VITA North America

    March 22 at 12:27 pm

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  • AvaDent Acquires Prominent Dental Technology Company

    AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions (AvaDent) today announced the acquisition of Supra Solutions BV in The Netherlands. The acquisition gives AvaDent access to key digital dental technology that will enhance workflow with all dental bar manufacturers around the world.“We are excited to be introducing a new Digital Workflow Technology that enables all bar manufacturers to work efficiently with AvaDent,” said Tim Thompson, President and CEO of AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions, “and we are thrilled to have such consummate dental professionals as our partners. Supra Solutions is the Benelux leader in high-end titanium supra structures that are processed into implanted supported dentures.”The former owners of Supra Solutions, Robert van der Meer and Elmer Warning, will continue to work with the company and will fulfill an important role in the development of the next generation of digital dentistry. The talents and technological advancements of the two companies will merge...

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  • The Argen Corp. Acquires Solid Dental Technologies

    The Argen Corporation (Argen), the world’s largest manufacturer of dental gold alloys and a leading innovator in zirconia and digital dentistry solutions, has acquired Solid Dental Technologies located in Midvale, Utah. The merger will allow Argen to deliver an expanded suite of state-of-the-art digital products, industry leading customer and technical support, quicker turnaround times and a more consistent product to Solid Dental Technologies existing customer base.     

    Andrew Maples, owner of Solid Dental Technologies, launched the company 4 years ago with the primary focus of providing digital services to small to mid-size dental laboratories throughout the Midwestern states. They specialize in design services, zirconia, abutments and digital wax.

    Andrew will be joining Argen in San Diego, CA as a senior member of the technical support team. “We are excited to have Andrew join our technical support team. His knowledge of digital design and experience...

    Argen Corp.

    March 2 at 1:40 pm

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  • February
  • ETI Digital Technology Earns Stratasys Award

    ETI Digital Technology, located in Anaheim, CA, was given an award for being the Top Dental Distributor for Stratasys 3D printers in North America for 2015. The award was presented at the annual Stratasys Channel Partners meeting held January 18th - January 20th, 2016 in Park City, Utah. Pictured are (from l. to r.): John Gould - President of Stratasys North America, Steve Young - President of ETI Digital Technology, Valerie Poon - Sales and Marketing Manager of ETI Digital Technology and Eric Bert - Senior Vice President Sales of Stratasys North America.

    ETI Digital Technology

    February 15 at 9:26 am

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  • DATRON Dynamics Opens Midwest Office

    DATRON Dynamics Opens Midwest Office to Support Growing Customer Base in the Dental Industry

    DATRON Dynamics, Inc.

    February 11 at 11:08 am

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  • Custom Milling Center Moves to New Facility

    In order to continue to provide its partner laboratories with premier outsourcing services, Custom Milling Center relocates to a new facility Feb. 8.

    The 25,000 square-foot facility provides CMC with the space to expand and optimize its modular workflow. With a streamlined process, CMC’s partner laboratories will continue to be able to take advantage of split-file technology to provide quick turnaround on all materials.

    The move allows CMC to continue to offer the industry’s largest selection of millable materials, providing partner laboratories the flexibility to confidently meet any prescription without the burden of carrying a large inventory. In addition, the expanded production-area footprint allows CMC to continue to provide complex restorations such as the Pearl Screw Retained Hybrid Bridge and custom titanium bars quickly and cost-effectively.

    “Laboratories need an outsourcing partner with the expertise to meet any need at any time,” Tonya Hampshire Director...

    CMC - Custom Milling Center

    February 8 at 10:10 am

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  • Give Kids A Smile® Celebrates 14 Years of Providing Dental Health Education, Prevention and Treatment Services

    Today marks the kickoff of the ADA Foundation’s annual Give Kids A Smile program, which provides hundreds of thousands of children in need with free oral health education, screening,  prevention and treatment services from thousands of volunteer dentists, dental team members, and others across the country. Give Kids A Smile is an anchor event of the American Dental Association’s National Children’s Dental Health Month.

    Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is hosting this national GKAS kickoff. More than 500 children are expected at today’s event, including children with special needs. All of those kids will receive pro bono dental screenings, examinations, and preventive treatments delivered by more than 500 NSU student and faculty volunteers. NSU’s GKAS program will also include health screenings provided by students and faculty in the school’s optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant,...

    American Dental Association

    February 5 at 11:35 am

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  • Roland DWX-51D and DWX-4W Dental Mills Receive Certification for VITA ENAMIC®, VITA SUPRINITY® and VITABLOCS® Mark II Prosthetic Materials

    Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of dental milling devices worldwide, announced that its latest DWX-51D and DWX-4W dental mills have been validated by VITA Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) for use with the company’s dental prosthetic materials, including VITA ENAMIC®, VITA SUPRINITY®+ and VITABLOCS® Mark II.

    “Dental materials from VITA, including hybrid ceramic and glass ceramic type materials, are becoming increasingly popular with dental technicians, dentists and their patients due to their superb aesthetic appearance, strength and shortened processing time required,” said Brian Brooks, senior dental product manager for Roland DGA Corp. “The certification provides not only an endorsement for the excellent accuracy and quality of dental prosthetics produced with our milling machines, but also peace of mind to our customers and prospects that our devices meet the high quality standards set by VITA.”

    The certification has...

    Roland DGA

    February 4 at 11:03 am

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  • January
  • County Register Names Roland DGA One of Orange County's Top Workplaces in 2015

    Roland DGA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced wide-format printers, 3D printers, cutters, and milling and engraving machines, has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Orange County Register. This marks the sixth year that Roland DGA has been awarded this prestigious honor by the county’s largest newspaper. 

    The list of Top Workplaces is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

    “The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about...

    Roland DGA

    January 20 at 3:54 pm

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  • DENTSPLY Implants: Our Abutments Have Full FDA Compliance

    There has been a lot of press lately on the issue of FDA’s position on the laboratory’s use of CAD/CAM for in-lab milling of abutments.

    We recognize that this guidance from the FDA can impact the dental laboratories’ options for providing CAD/CAM abutments and would like to assure all dental professionals that DENTSPLY Implants is a fully FDA-compliant abutment manufacturer. With our ATLANTIS solutions for all major implant systems, we will continue to provide FDA 510(k) cleared abutments on all materials and interfaces to provide peace of mind for dental laboratories, their doctors and the patients they care for – because it matters.

    Since 1999, we have manufactured well over 1.5 million abutments globally and respect the need for quality and FDA cleared implant solutions to support reliable, long-term outcomes. We welcome the opportunity to be the provider of choice for patient-specific restorative solutions.

    If we can be of additional support to the dental laboratory...

    DENTSPLY Implants

    January 18 at 10:43 am

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  • Hans Geiselhöringer Appointed President of Nobel Biocare

    As of January 1, Hans Geiselhöringer has taken over as President of Nobel Biocare. The appointment was made to strengthen the organization around its strategic goals.

    Since 2011 Hans Geiselhöringer has served as Executive Vice President of Global Research, Products and Development, shaping a highly competitive product and innovation pipeline. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President Global Marketing and Products from 2010–2011 and Head of NobelProcera and Guided Surgery from 2009–2010. Hans joined Nobel Biocare as Head of NobelProcera in 2008 and was appointed a member of the executive committee in 2009. 

    From 2004 to 2009, Hans acted as a Global Speaker for Nobel Biocare and with this appointment; he becomes the first Nobel Biocare customer and dental expert in the company’s history to take the reigns as its highest ranking executive.   In 1998, he founded DentalX GmbH, a leading dental laboratory chain specializing in implantology, anaplastology,...

    Nobel Biocare USA

    January 18 at 10:40 am

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  • Argen Corporation Promotes Donnie Bridges to Eastern Regional Sales Manager

    The Argen Corporation has promoted Donnie Bridges, CDT, to Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Donnie will oversee Argen’s sales strategy throughout the Eastern United States while continuing to drive sales and promote Argen’s comprehensive line of products and services.

    Donnie previously held the title of Digital Sales Specialist for the Argen Corporation under which he educated customers nationwide on the benefits of Argen’s digital technologies. Prior to joining Argen, Donnie was a Territory Representative with Nobel Biocare from 2009 to 2014 during which he consistently outperformed the market and won multiple Outstanding Sales Achievement Awards. He was appointed to the North American Sales Advisory Board for Nobel Biocare in 2012. Donnie started his dental laboratory career working in his family’s laboratory where he eventually had the role of laboratory manager. He received his CDT in 2002. During his time at the laboratory, Donnie served on the Mississippi Dental...

    Argen Corp.

    January 8 at 5:48 pm

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