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  • Sean Sexton Joins Wieland Dental Technical Sales Team

    Ivoclar Vivadent announces that Sean Sexton has accepted the position of Wieland Dental Technical Sales Representative. At Wieland, Mr. Sexton will focus on sales specific to Wieland's Zenotec CAD/CAM brand. Sean will also develop and consult on digital laboratory production environments on behalf of Ivoclar Vivadent and Wieland customers.

    A Chicago native, Mr. Sexton holds a Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurship from Columbia College and also completed additional courses at Florida Southern College. With more than 11 years of dental sales experience focusing on dental furniture and laboratory design, Mr. Sexton previously served as South East Regional Manager for Dental EZ in Atlanta, GA. "Mr. Sexton's knowledge, experience, and positive attitude will be valuable assets as part of the Wieland Sales Team," said Stanley N. Maragos, Vice President and General Manager for Wieland Dental.

    Mr. Sexton also becomes parts of the larger Ivoclar Vivadent Technical Sales Team. Ivoclar Vivadent acquired...

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    December 18, 2013

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  • Sirona Announces CEREC® 30 Room Block at The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Hotel Fully Booked

    Sirona Dental, Inc.’s CEREC 30th Anniversary Celebration, scheduled Sept. 17th through Sept. 19th, is fast approaching and hotel rooms are filling up quickly. The block of rooms reserved at a special rate at The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Hotel for CEREC 30 attendees is full, and the hotel is no longer accepting reservations.

    There is good news for registered attendees who have not yet booked a hotel room: Sirona secured another block of rooms for a special rate at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, located directly across the street from The Venetian and The Palazzo Hotel. It is highly recommended to book a room(s) as soon as possible due to the influx of reservations and the limited number of rooms. Rates at The Mirage start at $159 per night (plus applicable taxes and fees).

    All rooms in the Sirona room block are available on a first-come, first-served basis, are subject to availability and may sell out at any time. To reserve a room at The Mirage, contact the call center at...

    Sirona Dental, Inc.
    August 24 at 3:48 pm

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  • Sirona Dental Inc. Announces Keurig™ Coffee Maker Give-Away

    Sirona Dental, Inc. is pleased to announce a special incentive for all commercial dental laboratories that complete an in-house demonstration of Sirona’s full line of inLab® CAD/CAM solutions.

    Specifically, Sirona will reward all dental laboratories that complete a full Sirona inLab system demonstration between June 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014 with a Keurig® K145 OfficePRO® Brewing System.  Participants will also receive a bonus 12 Count K-Cup® variety box that includes 12 different delicious blends of coffee. 

    Dental laboratories can register for inLab CAD/CAM demonstrations two ways:

    Visit and click on the “Register Now” button.  After completing the registration form, participants will have the option to choose a preferred demonstration date and time. 

    Contact your local Sirona inLab sales representative to schedule a convenient time and date by calling (855) InLab4U 

    The Keurig K145 OfficePRO Brewing...

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  • Sirona Expands National Accounts and Institutions Business Team

    Sirona Dental, Inc. announced the expansion of its national accounts and institutions business team to address significant demand for its products in dental schools, group practices, and governmental institutions. Doug Clarke was named west coast sales manager, Jay Novak was named east coast sales manager, and Ryan Hollenbeck recently joined the team as a 3D & CAD/CAM specialist.

    “I am thrilled to announce that Doug and Jay, who were with Sirona in other sales roles, joined the national accounts and institutions business team as sales managers, where they will be instrumental in driving national business growth,” said Linda Ruggiero-Gehringer, vice president of national accounts and institutions. “Their proven sales skills combined with a deep understanding of our products, applications, and markets will help Sirona move into the next phase in our company’s history of aggressive growth while continuing to exceed the expectations of our customers.”


    Sirona Dental, Inc.
    July 21 at 10:00 am

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  • Sirona Introduces the inLab® MC X5 Disc Milling Unit

    Five-Axis Disc Milling Unit Seamlessly Alternates Between Wet and Dry Milling

    Sirona Dental, Inc.
    January 22, 2015

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  • Sirona's CEREC Featured in the New York Times

    The Science section of the October 9th edition of The New York Times, "The Digital Doctor," profiled a number of high-tech tools in the healthcare field, including Sirona Dental's CEREC System.

    In "A New Tooth, Made to Order in Under an Hour," writer Gina Kolata describes how her dentist used a chairside CEREC system to deliver a crown in one visit. "Maybe you think that dentists are stuck in the technological dark ages, waving pliers and babbling about fluoride," she says. "In truth, the profession has quietly embraced sophisticated technology..."

    Saying that 10% of dentists use chairside CAD/CAM, the article also explains the benefits and limitations of the technology, its applications in implantology and how dentists can also access the technology through laboratories.

    Sirona Dental, Inc.
    November 7, 2012

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  • Sirona's InLab SW 4.2

    Sirona's inLab SW 4.2

    The power of innovation from Sirona continues with its introduction of the new inLab SW 4.2 at this year's LMT LAB DAY Chicago. Come and see how features like virtual articulation, enhanced smile design and expanded in-house implant applications, just to name a few, continue to set you apart from your competition and improve your digital restorative offerings.

    The virtual articulation feature of the new inLab SW 4.2 allows you to set your Bennett angle within a range of 5° to 25° and your Sagittal plane from 15° to 45°, etc. If no data is provided by your dentists, then simply use the average value settings, which still substantially improve the initial fit of your restorations compared to conventional CAD/CAM designs. This reduces your overall finishing time and the finishing time of your dentist-clients, and is particularly valuable for model-free cases through Sirona Connect.

    Users of inLab software are already experiencing the benefits of...

    Sirona Dental, Inc.
    February 7, 2013

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  • Smile to the Max: Ivoclar Vivadent Launches New Patient Website

    Featuring nine real-world patients, Ivoclar Vivadent’s new website tells dental consumers how IPS e.max can give them the smile they’ve always wanted.

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  • Social Media Platforms Ask Dental Patients to Consider "What's in Their Mouths"

    Tallahassee, Fla. Dental patients have more to worry about than flossing and brushing daily—the restorations they put in their mouths have a direct impact on their overall health. As a result, the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is promoting transparency in dentistry and the role and value of trained dental technicians with the release of its new website and social media outlets. NADL will use its new website and social media platforms to serve as the foundation for its ongoing public awareness campaign, "What's In Your Mouth?"

    "It's important for dentists and patients to have a full understanding of where their dental restorations are coming from and what materials are used in the process," said Henry Martin, CDT, NADL President. "Restorations from certified dental labs meet national and industry standards. Problems occur when restorations are not made in certified dental labs."

    Poorly-made dental restorations—whether made in America or abroad—can...

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    September 5, 2013

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  • Solidscape Announces New Vice President of Sales and Service

    Solidscape®, Inc., the leading manufacturer of high precision 3D printers for direct manufacturing applications, announced today that veteran sales executive Paul Maloney has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Service. Paul will be responsible for global field operations driving revenue as well as contributing to business strategy and marketing.

    "Paul brings to Solidscape over 12 years of global sales and channel management experience in the 3D software industry. He understands our customer's needs and has proven his passion for meeting those needs," said Solidscape President Fabio Esposito. "Additionally, Paul has the leadership skills to take our partners and customers business to the next level."

    "I'm incredibly excited to be joining Solidscape as they continue to roll out the next generation of high precision 3D printers and materials," said Paul. "It's a great global team and my experience bringing new products to market will further accelerate Solidscape's rapid...

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  • Sterngold Announces Appointment of Ryan Mansfield As Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Sterngold Dental, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Mansfield as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ryan will work out of Sterngold's corporate office in Attleboro, MA. In this position, Ryan's main priority will be the day-to-day management of the Company's Sales, Marketing and Educational activities. Ryan brings several years of Sales and Marketing experience in partnership development, direct and channel sales, brand strategy and marketing communications both within and outside the dental industry. Ryan will report directly to President and CEO, Gordon Craig.

    "I am very pleased that Ryan Mansfield will play a key role in Sterngold's growth initiatives," commented Gordon Craig, President and CEO. "The addition of Ryan further enhances the strategic focus of Sterngold and he will provide valuable leadership in achieving our long term vision and goals."

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    November 27, 2013

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  • Sterngold Announces Promotion of Gordon Craig to President & CEO

    Sterngold Dental, LLC is pleased to announce that Gordon Craig has been appointed President and CEO of the company. In his new capacity, Gordon will lead the strategic vision of the company and oversee day-to-day business operations. "Sterngold has a strong history within the industry and I look forward to continuing growth and further development of Sterngold. We will be implementing changes with respect to how we market and our strategic vision in providing additional value to our customers. Over the next year, I will focus on aligning the various aspects of the organization around a renewed mission with focus on sales and revamped educational programs and initiatives," stated Mr. Craig.

    Gordon has over nineteen years of business development and management experience. He has been with Sterngold since 1997, most recently serving as Vice President and General Manager where he demonstrated strong executive and leadership skills. Prior to this he was Director of Marketing & E-Business...

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    November 5, 2013

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  • Sterngold Donates $10,000 to FDLT

    Sterngold Dental has committed to a $5,000 cash donation and another $5,000 donation in products to the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT). The donation is intended to help advance our profession by developing a body of knowledge and programs for technicians and other members of the dental team. For more information on the FDLT, visit For more on Sterngold, visit

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  • Sterngold's New TRU Implant System Approved by the FDA

    Sterngold Dental, LLC, is pleased to announce that they have received FDA Market Clearance for the New TRU Implant System. The TRU Implant System implant body design promotes self-tapping and initial stability during placement. Its simple and predictable surgical process makes it ideal for all fixed and removable indications. The TRU Implant is substantially equivalent to the Nobel Biocare® Internal Conical connection. For more information, call 800-243-9942.

    LMT Communications, Inc.
    July 29 at 3:50 pm

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  • Stratasys 3D Prints 14-Foot-Tall Giant Creature for Comic-Con 2014

    Stratasys Ltd. has collaborated with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts,  Legacy Effects, Condé Nast Entertainment and WIRED to create a 14-foot tall giant creature which will be showcased at the Comic-Con International 2014 conference. The conference takes place July 24-27 in San Diego, California. 

    The giant creature was designed by artists at the Stan Winston School. Engineers and technicians at Legacy Effects — the studio that brought to life Iron Man, Avatar, Pacific Rim and RoboCop characters — worked closely with Stratasys to build dozens of 3D-printed parts to create the character.

    “Everything about the giant creature project was ambitious, including size, weight, delivery schedule and performance requirements,” said Matt Winston, co-founder of the Stan Winston School. “Without the close involvement of our partners at Stratasys, whose 3D printing technologies are, in our view, revolutionizing not only the manufacturing industry...

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  • Stratasys Appoints Axsys Incorporated as Distributor of its Dental Series 3-D Printers.

    Wixom, MI, June 16, 2014: Expanding its solutions portfolio, Axsys Incorporated, a leading supplier of CAD/CAM and manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has entered into a Reseller Agreement with Stratasys, Inc.

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  • Stratasys Introduces Objet Eden260VS for Digital Dentistry

    Stratasys releases the Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage 3D Printer that delivers expanded solutions for digital dentistry.

    Axsys Dental Solutions
    January 25, 2015

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  • Stratasys Reports Record Financial Results For the Second Quarter of 2013

    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) announced record financial results for the second quarter of 2013.

    Q2 Financial Results Summary:

    • Non-GAAP revenue of $106.7 million for the second quarter of 2013 represents a 20% organic increase over the $88.7 million pro forma revenue recorded for the same period last year after giving effect to the Stratasys-Objet merger as though it closed on January 1, 2011.

    • GAAP revenue for the second quarter was $106.5 million.

    • Non-GAAP net income of $18.6 million for the second quarter, or $0.45 per diluted share, represents a 32% increase over pro forma non-GAAP net income of $14.1 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, reported for the same period last year.

    • GAAP net income for the second quarter was a loss of $2.8 million, or ($0.07) per share, versus a pro forma loss of $6.9 million, or ($0.19) per share, for the same period last year.

    • Non-GAAP gross margins improved to 59.2% for the second quarter from...

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  • Straumann CARES Launches New Zerion Shades, ZrO2 Blank Sizes

    New lighter and more translucent zerion shades, along with larger blank sizes for ZrO2 customized abutments, are now available for CARES laboratories.

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  • Straumann Holds Conference For Laboratory Customers

    Laboratory participants and Straumann employees gather at the company's Laboratory Customer Conference, held in Dallas in October. The program featured two days of strategic business-building activities, best practice sharing, networking and a preview of 2013 product launches. Speakers included Andy Molnar, Straumann's EVP, Head of North America, on Straumann's Vision 2020 which outlined the company's commitment to digital dentistry for the laboratory; Dr. Brody Hildebrand on case presentations and photography tips for documenting cases; Dr. Russell Giordano on material science; and Chris May, CDT, on Straumann's materials and applications at work in the laboratory.

    Straumann USA, LLC
    November 7, 2012

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  • Straumann Launches 9 New CARES Zerion LT Shades

    Straumann extends their CARES zirconia portfolio to feature 9 new CARES zerion LT shades, ranging from pure white to dark yellow.

    Straumann USA, LLC
    September 24, 2013

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  • Straumann Launches CARES® Visual 8.8 Software and New Screw-Retained Bars

    On May 5, 2014, Straumann® released CARES® Visual 8.8 software with new prosthetic options.  Included in the launch are the Straumann® CARES® Milled Bar and the Straumann® CARES® Basic Fixed Bar. These bars offer ideal restorations for fully edentulous patients and provide treatment flexibility on implant level and abutment level restorations and individual customization.The Straumann CARES Milled Bar offers a direct connection to implants and delivers a one-piece solution milled to your specifications.  The Straumann CARES Basic Fixed Bar has a sandblasted surface to save time with no visible metal and is wrapped in acrylic, allowing for reline if desired.  CARES Basic Fixed Bar is a cost efficient alternative to a ceramic veneered bridge and an ideal fixed solution for ongoing tissue management. These new offerings will allow dental laboratories to stay competitive in today’s market by providing innovative implant...

    Straumann USA, LLC
    August 7, 2014

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  • Straumann Opens Its CADCAM System With CARES System 7.0

    Straumann® CARES® System 7.0 is a leading open standard software platform: a major step for digital dentistry.

    Straumann USA, LLC
    March 9, 2012

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  • Straumann® CARES® Launches New CARES® X-Stream™ Material Choices and Zerion® HT Functionalities

    As part of our continuous effort to provide dental laboratories with best-in-class products, we are happy to announce two enhancements to our CARES portfolio that provide laboratories more flexibility

    Straumann USA, LLC
    June 14, 2013

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  • Straumann Reports Stable 9-month Net Revenues

    Straumann reported stable net revenues of CHF 519 million (-1% in local currencies) in the first nine-months of 2012. North America was the key driver throughout accompanied by strong growth in China and Latin America. However, these solid performances were not enough to compensate for sluggish sales elsewhere - particularly in Europe, where the tooth replacement market has suffered from further deterioration in the economic environment. In the third quarter, sales in local currencies were generally slower with the exception of the 'Rest of the World' region. As a result, Group net revenue for the quarter was 2% off the prior year level. In Swiss francs, however, the top line grew 4%, lifted by positive currency effects. In addition to the business results, the Group announced further initiatives in its strategy for digital dentistry. Straumann plans to strengthen its collaboration with Dental Wings by transferring its software development teams and increasing its stake in Dental Wings...

    Straumann USA, LLC
    January 10, 2013

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