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Oral Health America encourages dentists to be aware of signs of child abuse Child abuse is a painful topic for most of us to think about—even for a few minutes—but for children who live in abusive households, that pain and fear is never-ending.  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Oral Health America would like to call attention to the important role that dental professionals play in fighting child abuse.  Nearly 65 percent of all child abuse injuries involve injury to the head, neck or mouth, often putting dental personnel first in line to note abuse of their patients.  
Coming to the rescue Information available at The 6-instrument kit is specifically designed for the quick, simple, sequential and systematic retrieval of a fractured rotary nickel-titanium instrument within the canal.
The tools at hand THE SET-UP “As dentists and endodontists, we all know the importance of proper instrumentation for endodontic success. The following article by Dr. Jeffrey Linden takes a complex subject and explains its many facets in easily understandable terms. With the many file designs and techniques on the market, deciding on one can become overwhelming as well as confusing. Dr. Linden’s article gives a wonderful overview of what is out there, and a systematic method of how to choose the best system(s) for you.”—Dr. Garry Bey, Team Lead
Cookies! Cookies are most commonly baked until crisp or just long enough that they remain soft, but some kinds of cookies are not baked at all. Cookies are made in a wide variety of styles, using an array of ingredients including sugars, spices, chocolate, butter, peanut butter, nuts or dried fruits. The softness of the cookie may depend on how long it is baked.
DentalEZ Group acquires Trimira's Identafii 3000 Ultra Malvern, PA (March 4, 2011) – DentalEZ® Group, a supplier of innovative products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, and Trimira®, a subsidiary of Remicalm LLC, a developer of biomedical and bio-optics technologies, are proud to announce the recent purchase by DentalEZ Group of Trimira’s Identafi® 3000 ultra, a diagnostic device used for the detection of oral pathologies, including oral cancer.
Hu-Friedy holds 8th annual Global Wire Bending Contest CHICAGO, IL , February 10, 2011– Hu-Friedy, a global leader in dental instrument manufacturing, is once again looking for the best and brightest orthodontics skills with the 8th Annual Global Wire Bending Contest.   Open to orthodontic residents and practitioners worldwide, the contest will take place at the Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) taking place in Chicago, IL from May 14 through May 17, 2011.
Heraeus announces extension of bleach shades to its denture teeth line SOUTH BEND, INDIANA—Baby boomers aren’t compromising when it comes to a healthy, beautiful smile; even if that smile comes by way of dentures. Indeed, today’s baby boomers are savvy consumers and they expect denture technology to keep pace with other technology. They want dentures that are esthetically pleasing while providing the utmost in fit and function.
Sir Liam Donaldson, global patient safety leader, to keynote OSAP 2011 symposium ANNAPOLIS, MD—March 14, 2011—The Board of Directors of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announced that Sir Liam Donaldson, Chairman of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) patient safety initiative, will speak at its annual Infection Prevention and Safety Symposium on Friday, June 10, in Plano (Dallas), TX.  The conference runs June 9-12, 2011.
Tom's of Maine Dental Health for All program awards $100,000 to five mobile dental clinic KENNEBUNK, Maine, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom's of Maine announced today the five winning mobile dental clinics of its 2011 Dental Health for All™ (DHFA) program. Determined by public vote, these 501(c)3 non-profit clinics in good standing will split $100,000 to grow and support mobile programs that offer critical, easy-to-access dental care in local communities. This year's DHFA program focused solely on expanding dental clinics in the field so they can bring "goodness on the go" to those unable to afford an exam or coverage.
Modern Dental Laboratory USA named fastest growing private company, best workplace SEATTLE, Wash. – March 8, 2011 – Modern Dental Laboratory USA (Modern USA) is building an industry-leading company on quality products, services and staff. It is due to this commitment to excellence that the lab has been able to grow into one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies and the Best Workplaces in Washington State, as recently awarded by the Puget Sound Business Journal in the small business category.
American Dental Association selects Offcite as first corporate provider of ADA Online Patient Education Industry-leading dental website and Internet marketing expert, Officite, has been selected by the American Dental Association (ADA) as the first corporate provider to offer web-based ADA patient education brochures and Toothflix videos. Through the new collaboration, dentists can educate patients with trustworthy and respected, ADA-branded online educational resources through Officite dental websites.
Liptak Dental Services opens FL location FORT MYERS, FL—Liptak Dental Services has opened a new franchise location in the Fort Myers, Florida area. Owned and operated by Jim Whitelaw, Liptak Dental Services is a dental technology consulting business specializing in computer support and software training exclusively for dental practices. Whitelaw’s business will serve Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and Cape Coral north to south Tampa.
Septodont acquires OraVerse LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, MARCH 18, 2011:  Septodont, the global leader in providing innovative, safe and effective solutions for dentistry worldwide, announces the purchase of OraVerse® from Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of San Diego, California.  OraVerse is a unique anesthesia reversal agent, used when dentists or dental patients desire a quick return of sensation to the lip and tongue following a dental procedure in which a local anesthetic was administered.  
Realistic restorations Information available at With three different opacities, users can build realistic restorations from the inside out to replicate natural tooth structure and achieve a high polish in 15 seconds.
VOCO America's Profluorid L varnish About the review With the combination of the world’s leaders in their field, Contemporary Product Solutions’ dexterous, knowledgeable and experienced leadership team maintains a sharp eye for emerging products in the field of general and restorative dentistry  by providing a “Total Office” perspective of clinical information and application, incorporating photographs and videos to assist chairside procedures for better patient results. CPS ( will continue to evaluate one product at a time with professionalism, integrity and a commitment to excellence.