American Association of Dental Office Managers launches OHA giving campaign with Patterson Dental

March 24, 2015

The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) and Patterson Dental have launched a yearlong initiative to raise funds for Oral Health America’s (OHA) Smiles Across America® (SAA) program. SAA coordinates dental care and prevention services for underserved children and promotes oral health in underserved communities.

Brasseler unveils new brand identity at CMW

March 05, 2015

Brasseler USA®, a premier dental instrumentation company in North America, recently introduced a new branding initiative to be implemented throughout 2015 and beyond. The company unveiled some of the components of its recent efforts, such as a refreshed logo, at an exclusive reception held for members of the media at this year’s Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting. 

Straumann introduces comprehensive solution for treating edentulous patients

March 04, 2015

By the year 2020, it is estimated that some 38 million adults in the U.S. will be in need of one or two complete dentures. Traditionally, people suffering from severely damaged, "hopeless" dentition had little alternative than to have their remaining teeth removed and replace them with traditional dentures. The functional limitations and low self-esteem associated with unanchored dentures are well known and well documented.

Convergent Dental partners with Benco Dental

March 01, 2015

Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental equipment and technology company, announced it has partnered with Benco Dental, the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting and equipment services in the United States.

New study finds periodontal disease most prevalent among ethnic minorities

February 27, 2015

Sixty-three percent of Hispanic adults in the United States has periodontitis, an advanced form of periodontal disease. This finding comes from an updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in the Journal of Periodontology.

Hu-Friedy debuts XT Triple Bend Insert

February 27, 2015

Hu-Friedy announced the introduction of the XT Triple Bend to its ultrasonic insert product line. Joining the popular XT insert, the XT Triple Bend is another “extra thin, extra tough” design that gives clinicians the necessary access required for effective scaling procedures.

DENTSPLY Tulsa introduces TRUShape 3D Conforming Files and Orifice Modifiers

February 27, 2015

Dentists and researchers have long known that retaining the natural dentition is an undeniable part of long-term oral health. However, clinicians equally recognize that a significant amount of dentin is inevitably lost in the process of removing infected pulp and debriding canal walls.

Tetra Dynamics introduces VisiClear partial dentures

February 26, 2015

Tetra Dynamics is pleased to introduce VisiClear™ Partial Dentures. VisiClear™ is a new partial denture framework material that offers dentists and their patients higher performance advantages over traditional flexible and metal framework options.

Carestream Dental announces release of Logicon Caries Detector 5.1

February 26, 2015

This week at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Carestream Dental announced the release of the latest Logicon Caries Detector 5.1, which reportedly further automates the detection process and produces improved displays of caries sites.

Sirona introduces new SIDEXIS 4 software

February 26, 2015

This week at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Sirona  introduced the SIDEXIS 4 software, which reportedly improves practitioners' ability to diagnose, plan treatments and communicate their findings with patients.

PerioLase® has new enhanced graphic user interface

February 26, 2015

At this year's Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Millennium Dental Technologies is exhibiting the company’s all-new enhanced graphical user interface (eGUI) for the PerioLase® MVP-7™. The company’s CFO, Patrick McCormick, will be on-site and available for interviews and product demos at Exhibit #3831.

RAY Co., Ltd, announces new initiative and products, relocation to USA

February 26, 2015

RAY Company (“RAY”), formerly a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has announced a new initiative to become an independent manufacturer of market-leading dental imaging technologies. In addition, RAY is debuting a new digital radiography system at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting.

Convergent Dental announces upgrades to Solea Dental Laser

February 25, 2015

Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, announced the addition of a new extra-coarse cutting 1.25 mm-XC spot size to Solea, the first FDA-approved CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard and soft tissue.

How the ADA, the leader of a field historically dominated by men, came to be governed by women

February 24, 2015

The American Dental Association (ADA) is soon to make history again with its presidential elections by having two women serve as presidents of the organization for two years in a row. Dr. Maxine Feinberg is serving for the 2015 year, and president-elect Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays is preparing to take over in 2016. Before Dr. Feinberg, only two women had served as the president of the ADA.

Patterson Foundation, Patterson Dental help expand access to dental care

February 24, 2015

The Patterson Foundation recently awarded a grant of $53,795 to Operation Grace MN, a charitable organization that provides essential dental services to low-income individuals and families through mobile dental clinics in Minnesota. Operation Grace MN will use the funding to support the work of the dental professional volunteers who staff the clinics and provide care to those in need.

Dr. Flucke talks about "how digital dentistry works"

February 23, 2015

With all of the advancements in the field of imaging for the dental practice, now is a great time for any dentist to sit down with his or her team and look at how the practice is using imaging and what upgrades might need to be made.

5 common misconceptions about electric handpieces

February 20, 2015

When it’s time to invest in handpieces, we know you want to get your facts straight. You want to separate the facts from the myths so you can make an informed decision that’s best for your quality of care and practice efficiencies. Thinking about investing in electric handpieces for your practice? Here, we debunk several myths about electric handpieces that no longer hold true in the industry.

7 tips to extend the life of your dental handpieces

February 20, 2015

Your handpiece is a crucial part of your equipment. When it comes to making a handpiece work its best for you, these valuable tips can not only maximize the results you get with your handpiece but give you easy-to-use tips to make them last longer for your practice.

Sea snail teeth are strongest known natural substance

February 19, 2015

Snails may be small, but their teeth pack a huge punch. Limpet teeth, or those belonging to aquatic snails, have strength comparable to those of the strongest man-made fibers, according to a recent study published in Royal Society's journal Interface.

11th annual Mega'Gen International Symposium to be held May 1-2, 2015

February 19, 2015

Integrated Dental Systems' founder and CEO Carey Lyons announced the 11th Annual Mega’Gen International Symposium – This Changes Everything, which is focused on faster, easier and better patient-focused implant dentistry. The symposium will be held May 1-2, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

75 percent of parents miss key milestone of bringing children to dentist by age 1

February 17, 2015

A new survey from Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Dental Medicine found parents in the general population bring their children to the dentist for the first time at the average age of 2.5, while parents who fall under the U.S. poverty threshold bring their children to the dentist for the first time at approximately 3.5 years old.

Things I didn't learn in dental school - but wish I had

February 13, 2015

As crazy as this may sound, I always wanted to be a dentist. At the age of three, I declared my intentions to my family and then worked toward that goal.I never wanted to be a policeman, a fireman or anything else (OK ... maybe for a few days I wanted to be James Bond, but that had more to do with the girls and gadgets than anything else).

Coltene introduces three new products

February 12, 2015

Coltene/Whaledent Inc., the North American division of Global Dental Manufacturer COLTENE Holding AG, recently released three new products to assist dental professionals in improving their practice, procedures and treatment outcome.

Uveneer allows dentists to create permanent composite veneers

February 12, 2015

Uveneer is a direct template anterior facial matrix system that allows dentists to create permanent composite veneers simply use the “press-and-cure” technique with the light-cured composite material of their choice.

How to place ZEST Anchors LOCATOR Overdenture Implants

February 09, 2015

The LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System (LODI) from ZEST Anchors is said to offer a predictable and durable implant retained overdenture for patients requiring an effective, cost-conscious technique for securing their dentures.

Dental professionals, it's time for you to channel your inner Left Shark

February 09, 2015

I’ll admit, I watched every bit of the most recent Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, including the halftime show featuring Katy Perry. Personally, I thought the halftime show was awesome … but it wasn’t long after its conclusion that I saw that an Internet and social media sensation had been born - Left Shark.

New startup offers simplistic, cost-effective toothbrush

February 05, 2015

Quip, a new company that says it believes good design offers more effective solutions to personal care than gimmicks and technology, released a simplistic toothbrush that has both professionals and consumers buzzing.

How to maximize efficiency by using Komet® stainless-steel bur blocks during instrument reprocessing

February 03, 2015

Designed for simplified storage, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of dental burs, diamonds and endodontic and sonic tips, Komet® stainless-steel bur blocks feature silicone plugs that hold the instruments securely in place, preventing them from falling out even in the event of sudden movement. 

Give Kids a Smile teams up with NASCAR, 3M and Jeff Gordon

February 03, 2015

Entering its 13th year, the Give Kids a Smile program (an initiative of the American Dental Association) has brought on a new member of the team: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Jeff Gordon – a champion of the race tracks and of pediatric health.  

America's pediatric dentists ask parents to 'Fight the Mouth Monsters'

February 03, 2015

In honor of February serving as National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, an authority on children's oral health, invites parents and caregivers to fight the leading chronic infectious disease among children in the United States: tooth decay, also known as the Mouth Monsters.