Dental Products Report-2012-09-01

Dental Products Report

The Top 25 Women in Dentistry

September 20, 2013

It is no secret that the number of women in the dental industry continues to grow. Now in its third year, the Top 25 Women in Dentistry feature is one way Dental Products Report seeks to recognize not just the power of the contributions women are able to make to dentistry, but also the richness of diversity in the ways they choose to make a difference.

REVIEW: Tray distortion eliminated with Quad-Tray Xtreme, Affinity InFlex and Light Body

March 05, 2013

It’s great to have variety; it’s what makes every new day different from the last and every impression uniquely challenging. Let’s face it, we have many challenges in performing our job and taking impressions is certainly one of them. Because everyone practices differently it is nice to have options to make our tasks easier whenever possible. Impression taking is one of the more challenging tasks but the people at Clinician’s Choice are doing their best to make it easier.

An inside look at 4 more of The Pride Institute's "Best of Class" winners

October 15, 2012

The Pride Institute "Best of Class" panel explains why they chose this year's winners. This month: Ultradent's VALO Cordless, DENTCA CAD/CAM Denture, KaVo's COMFORTdrive, and Schick Technologies' CDR Elite WiFi.  

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Dr. Antonia Kolokythas

October 12, 2012

Dr. Antonia Kolokythas strives to give her patients a sense of understanding and hope through her work as a maxillofacial surgeon. She works with patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, and it’s a job she finds very rewarding.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Jana Berghoff, Technology Marketing Manager for Patterson Dental

October 12, 2012

Jana Berghoff is a registered dental hygienist who has worked in both the practice management and clinical sides of dentistry. Currently she is working on the technological side as the Technology Marketing Manager for Patterson Dental, and she attributes her success to the tools she took advantage of during her education and the new learning opportunities she seeks out every day.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Pamela McClain, President of the American Academy of Periodontology

October 12, 2012

Pamela McClain believes people go into dentistry because they’ve had a good experience at their dentist in the past, and that good experience is what she works hard to give her patients. “You have to do what you’re happy doing,” she said. “I see too many people who are unhappy in whatever career path they’ve chosen, and I think it’s really sad.” But she didn’t grow up with dreams of dentistry, though it was strong in her blood.

September new dental products roundup

October 10, 2012

As always, it's been another busy month of product introductions in September. The new items range from materials, imaging systems and polishing devices to cements, aligners and safety glasses For your conveniences, here's a roundup of all the products that debuted on this month..   

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Wilma Peterson, Manager of Education for Glidewell Laboratories

October 03, 2012

Wilma Peterson has been working in dental technology for 55 years and has always loved the field. Her journey has been an adventure, taking her all over the world and making her the strong and knowledgeable woman she is today. “I wasn’t afraid to take chances, and get the knowledge I needed and do anything I needed to advance my profession,” she said. “When I started in dentistry, so long ago, there was one woman in the lab, and it was me.”

Weekly new dental products roundup

September 27, 2012

Need composite in pre-loaded tips? A multi-purpose imaging system? Perhaps a portable x-ray unit? Or some topical anesthetic? Maybe colorful ortho kits for your patients? If any of these are of interest to you, then you're in luck because they're all part of the weekly new dental products roundup for the week of Sept. 24, 2012.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Ariana Feldberg, Founder of Ideal Dental Laboratory

September 27, 2012

Ariana Feldberg is the founding laboratory technician at Ideal Dental Laboratory in Aquinnah, Mass. Feldberg’s talent is only matched by the passion she has for her job, so it may come as a surprise that she started her adult life as a marine biologist.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Andrea Hegedus, CDT

September 26, 2012

Andrea Hegedus is a certified dental technician and owner of Great Lakes Smile Design Studio of Muskegon. She recently received the award for second place in best Digital Documentation at the 34th International Dental Show in Germany.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Jean Spinell, Territory Sales Manager for Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.

September 24, 2012

Jean Spinell is the Territory Sales Manager for Ivoclar Vivadent Inc., a recognized leader in high quality esthetic dental materials for both dentists and dental technicians. In this position, she creates a personalized, professional relationship with her customers to satisfy their individual needs. By providing tailored troubleshooting solutions for dental professionals throughout her territory, Jean’s customers know they can count on her for immediate full support, whenever needed.

Weekly new dental products roundup

September 21, 2012

Need a wireless intraoral camera in five colors to choose from? How about the latest sectional matrix system? Or perhaps clear aligners marked for easy identification? A special and large issue catalog? Maybe a complete abutment set? If you were nodding "yes" to any of these, then you're in luck.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Vickie Waitsman VP & General Counsel for DentalEZ Group

September 20, 2012

Vickie Waitsman is the Vice President and General Counsel to the companies in the DentalEZ Group. Waitsman endured many trials throughout her career, both literal and figurative, but through it all she has maintained what she thinks is most important: her sense of self. “You always have to remember who you are, what’s important to you, and to stay true to yourself,” she said.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Terrisa Singleton, Foundation Manager for Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation

September 19, 2012

Terrisa Singleton is the Foundation Manager for Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation, an organization that works with free and low-cost dental clinics and programs. She sees her career and the work she does with Delta Dental as important and fulfilling because she knows she is making an impact in the lives of the people the foundation helps.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Diane Johnson-Krueger, President & CEO, NuSmile Pediatric Crowns

September 18, 2012

Diane Johnson-Krueger is the President and CEO of NuSmile Pediatric Crowns, the largest manufacturer of esthetic pediatric crowns in the country, which introduced its first products in 1991. She is constantly developing new products and improving existing technologies to better serve her clients. NuSmile is currently one of the largest corporate supporters of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and its foundation, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Maureen Knott, VP of Product Advertising, Henry Schein Inc.

September 17, 2012

Maureen Knott is the Vice President of Product Advertising at Henry Schein Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to dentists, physicians and veterinarians. Her position is a role she worked very hard to achieve since she started as an administrative assistant in 1986. She attributes her success to many different factors of her life, one being her excellent communication skills, especially with Henry Schein’s supplier partners.

How to lease office space without getting cheated

September 17, 2012

With the current economic uncertainty, dentists are questioning their commercial office space needs. According to Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, who has been a practicing facial plastic surgeon for 13 years at the Boston University of Medicine, leasing has advantages including increased flexibility, tax benefits and reduced responsibilities. Dr. Spiegel opened a new office in a Boston suburb and has been in his new space for roughly a year and a half. After much searching he decided to lease the space.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Susan Hollar, DDS

September 13, 2012

Susan Hollar is a cosmetic dentist who also serves as visiting faculty with the Pankey Institute and Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. She believes cosmetic dentistry is a field that requires active continuing education, and any young woman looking for a career in the field should always be seeking higher levels of education.

Weekly new dental products roundup

September 13, 2012

Strong luting cement, falvored fluoride varnish, universal cleaning paste and laser safety glasses are what's new in the weekly dental products roundup for the week of Sept. 10, 2012. 

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Claudia Patch, DMD

September 13, 2012

Claudia Patch had a vision and a goal in dentistry before she set foot in her first dental class; she had her sights set on a specific dental practice and once she found her direction, she made each decision accordingly.

How DenMat's Snap-On Smile benefits dental patients

September 13, 2012

How often does a new patient come into your practice for an emergency appointment with a specific concern, such as a toothache, and with this excruciating pain the patient’s self diagnosis is the tooth must be extracted?

An inside look at Microflex's XCEED exam gloves

September 13, 2012

Dr. Sabine Purps wasn’t necessarily looking for a new exam glove when she ran into an old friend and colleague at least year’s ADA annual session in Las Vegas, but she’s glad she took his advice and gave the XCEED exam gloves from Microflex a try.

Recognize outstanding female dental professionals in our midst

September 11, 2012

The September issue of Dental Products Report is easily my favorite issue of the year. We spend so much time year-round dedicated to our coverage of products that the opportunity to step back and profile people who create, use, sell and market those products is a real treat. Add to that the focus on outstanding women in these roles, and I can barely contain my excitement.

Weekly new dental products roundup

September 10, 2012

Looking for a strong permanent cement? A multi-use retraction paste? Perhaps some composite? Or maybe an abutment for an implant case? If so, then your in luck because all of these items are part of the weekly new dental products roundup for the week of Sept. 3, 2012.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Jamieé Morgan, DDS

September 10, 2012

Jaimeé Morgan practices dentistry in Midvale, Utah where she concentrates on cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Even as a young woman, Morgan was interested in dentistry, but her journey into the serious educational arena didn’t begin until she was married, in her late 20s and busy raising two children.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Jean Nordin-Evans, DDS

September 07, 2012

Jean Nordin-Evans is a dentist who focuses on holistic dentistry and healing. Though she knows her specialty is unknown to many patients and dentists alike, she and her staff are working to make an impact. “Growing up, my parents opened every opportunity for me. There was never a limit as to what I could achieve,” she said. “If the world is your oyster, so to speak, you grab what you can and you envision bigger and better and you just keep going.”

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Deborah Borden-Dunker, DMD

September 06, 2012

Deborah Borden Dunker sold her practice after retiring from orthodontics and now spends her time on Christian and dental-related missions. She has traveled to Guatemala, Brazil, Peru, Liberia, India and Thailand in order to train and help those in need of dental care, where there are often no dentists.

3Shape to introduce TRIOS digital impression system at NY live event

September 06, 2012

3Shape, maker of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, will host an event on Sept.13 at 101 James Doolittle Blvd, Long Island, NY from 6:30pm-9:30pm. 3Shape will introduce the TRIOS digital impression solution system to dental professionals in preparation for its release later this year.

Get to know TRIOS® intraoral scanner from 3Shape

September 06, 2012

3Shape showcased the TRIOS® intraoral scanner at the International Dental Society’s (IDS) meeting in Cologne, Germany last spring. Editors from Dental Products Report were present and recounted the crowds standing around to watch live demos in action.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Susan Maples, DDS

September 05, 2012

Susan Maples has been in private practice as a dentist for more than 27 years and through each year and each patient she’s found passion and her niche in the world. She attributes that passion to her leadership mindset as well as her ability to stay engaged and open to new knowledge.