NewsBriefs

All the latest news from vendors in the industry

  • June
  • 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,...

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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

    2 days ago

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  • Roland DGA Launches its New Corporate Website

    Roland DGA Corporation has completely redesigned its corporate website (www.rolanddga.com), 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

    2 days ago

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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 www.pantherasleep.com 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

    Wednesday 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.

    Monday 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.

    Sterngold

    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.

    NADL, NBC, FDLT

    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 nobelbiocare.com/global-symposium-2016 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...

    Stratasys

    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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  • Dentsply Sirona announces launch of the SIROWORLD app

    The ultimate app for the ultimate dental meeting--which provides details on the event agenda, speaker profiles, a trade show map and more--is now available for Apple and Android devices

    Sirona Dental, Inc.

    June 1 at 10:01 am

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  • 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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