3 interview questions that make sense of your CAD/CAM technology investment

February 08, 2013

We have had the chance to interview some of the most qualified, iconic dentists and dental professionals about the key factors they considered before deciding on a CAD/CAM technology investment and how those investments are helping to elevate patient care in their practices.

Aribex builds 10,000th NOMAD handheld x-ray

November 20, 2012

Aribex Inc., worldwide leader in handheld x-ray technologies, recently welcomed the completed production of its 10,000th NOMAD® handheld x-ray system.  Aribex celebrates the demand of this technology, as dental offices increasingly prefer the versatility and improved patient care offered with the use of the handheld x-ray.

Ultradent Products supports FDA ban of baby products containing BPA

October 01, 2012

South Jordan, Utah, Sept. 27, 2012 - Ultradent Products Inc. supports the United States Federal Drug Administration’s recent ban of products which contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harmful physical and psychological effects in children.

Manufacturing heavyweights 3M, Ivoclar Vivadent settle suit

September 27, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. & SCHAAN, Liechtenstein-- 3M and Ivoclar Vivadent announced today that they have settled a patent lawsuit in Germany involving a processed zirconia coloring technology. As a result of the settlement, Ivoclar Vivadent will license this patented technology from 3M.

4 Great Ways to Improve Your Clinical Skills and Increase Profitability

September 24, 2012

If you want a more predictable, profitable practice you need to start thinking in terms of "complete dentistry." It's time to go beyond the mentality of just fixing holes and focus on improving your diagnostic abilities and understanding the systems you're working with.

Tom's of Maine launches recycling initiative with TerraCycle

September 24, 2012

KENNEBUNK, Maine -- Tom's of Maine, a leader in natural oral and personal care products, has partnered with TerraCycle, a recycling and upcycling pioneer, to give a second life to product packaging with the launch of the Tom's of Maine Natural Care Brigade.

DentalEZ selects Henry Schein as exclusive global distributor of Indentafi

September 24, 2012

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 24, 2012 -- DentalEZ® Group today announced that it has signed a letter of intent to make Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) the exclusive global distributor of the Identafi® Oral Cancer Screening Device, a product of the DentalEZ® Group's StarDental® Division.

Dental company Roland DGA making some staff moves

September 20, 2012

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 - Roland DGA Corp., has announced two new appointments and a promotion that further strengthen the company’s product management, marketing communications and purchasing/distribution teams.

KOMET USA to introduce new look at ADA

September 19, 2012

During the global celebration of the 90th birthday of the renowned Komet® brand dental rotary instruments, Komet USA will unveil its new logo and new look at a press conference/birthday reception on October 19th at the Annual Meeting of the American Dental Association in San Francisco.? ?

Practicon celebrates Its 30th anniversary

September 17, 2012

Practicon celebrates its 30th anniversary on Sept. 13, 2012. The company was founded in 1982 and has worked since then to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and professional success with distinctive products and services.

Experts outline steps for better oral health care for the U.S. Hispanic community

September 13, 2012

BOCA RATON – The Hispanic Dental Association Foundation (HDAF), together with Crest and Oral-B, recently convened a roundtable of leading dental professionals, oral health researchers and policy makers to discuss why U.S. Hispanics lag behind other Americans in many aspects of oral health.

ADEA awarded grant to increase diversity among dental faculty

September 10, 2012

WASHINGTON (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new $200,000 grant has been awarded?to the American Dental Education Association Minority Dental Faculty Development ?(ADEA MDFD) program, to expand the program's existing critical efforts to improve?diversity among populations of dental students and faculty.

Patients can easily find local dentists offering OraVerse

September 07, 2012

Lancaster, Pa. – Sept. 4, 2012 – Dental patients hate leaving the dentist still feeling numb. Their time is precious and the lingering effects of numbness can hinder their ability to eat, drink and speak. OraVerse (Phentolamine Mesylate), the only dental anesthesia reversal agent, cuts this time in half.

Hu-Friedy brings Environdent program online

September 06, 2012

CHICAGO, IL – Aug. 27, 2012 - Hu-Friedy, a global leader in dental manufacturing, announced today the launch of Environdent, the longest running dental instrument recycling program, is moving towards a greener solution for responsibly recycling instruments.

Marketing your CAD/CAM system

September 06, 2012

Frequently, I find I have to convince dentists that their technology plays an important role in their practice marketing. The fact is, technology has huge marketing implications-especially for dentists who have added CAD/CAM technology, such as CEREC® or E4D, to their practice. While these types of devices are on the high end of equipment expenditure, they are also on the high end of consumer appeal. Quite simply, patients are eager to find ways to spend less time in the dentist’s office.

Okon Dental Lab owners balance new technology with timelessness when choosing new products

September 06, 2012

At Okon Dental Lab, every smile is individual; no two are alike. Owners Stan and Shellie Okon are passionate about creating beautiful smiles that work for each patient. Like an artist, they start with a blank canvas and then customize the elements to create unique works of art. There are so many nuances that they consider before creating materials, like what face type a patient has and what kind of smile they want to see. Each creation is a genuine masterpiece.