Sonendo, Inc., a leading dental technology company, developer of the GentleWave System and the parent company of TDO Software Inc., the leading endodontic practice management software developer, announced today that its Annual TDO and GentleWave User meeting will be transformed to an all virtual event scheduled for Oct 8-10. The virtual meeting will be presented in conjunction with Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation (PERF).
"Every challenge presents an opportunity to grow. This year will be the first ever virtual PERF/TDO/Sonendo Scientific Session and Annual User Meeting. We look forward to the opportunity to expose the wider endodontic community to the highest quality continuing education available" said Dr. Gary Carr, DDS, founder and director of PERF and founder of TDO Software, Inc.
The meeting will offer thought-provoking lectures from industry leaders, in real-time and on-demand, making it an enriching educational event for endodontists around the world. With CE credit courses, virtual exhibition, and opportunities to interact with the experts through state-of-the-art digital platforms, the event will bring an in-person experience to the virtual attendees, anywhere in the world. The agenda will include presentations on not only the TDO Software and the GentleWave Procedure but also other appealing topics in dentistry. Many presenting clinicians will be local at Sonendo Sound Science® Academy, the new state-of-the art training center at Sonendo's headquarters in Laguna Hills, CA, to present live, socially distanced, and answer your questions just like an in-person meeting.
"Sonendo is committed to engaging the endodontic community and providing opportunities for peer-to-peer learning. We are fortunate to have a world-renowned faculty participating in this year's event. I am confident that the program will provide an enriching experience to all attendees through interactive discussions with presenters, their peers and exhibitors," said Bjarne Bergheim, President and CEO of Sonendo. "The virtual event will also allow residents, clinicians, assistants, staff and many more to participate from anywhere and learn about the latest research and trends. And we promise to showcase some really exciting advances in endodontics!"
The specific details and agenda of the TDO and Sonendo virtual user meeting will be announced in the coming weeks.
ABOUT SONENDO AND TDO
Sonendo, Inc. is a privately held company developing innovative technologies to transform dentistry by Saving Teeth Through Sound Science®. The GentleWave System shows significant improvements in clinical efficacy and practice efficiency when compared to standard root canal treatment1,2,3. The System produces virtually no aerosols4 as it is closed-loop and the procedure is performed with a single-use, sterilized instrument, which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination. For most patients, the procedure can be performed in a single visit5, which reduces the risk of exposure to virus and improves convenience, with minimal to no pain post-procedure6.
Sonendo is also the parent company of TDO Software, the developer of the most widely used endodontic practice management software in the world, designed to simplify practice workflow. TDO software seamlessly integrates practice management, imaging, referral reporting, CBCT imaging, and offers built-in communication with the GentleWave System.
For more information about Sonendo visit www.sonendo.com. For information about TDO visit www.tdo4endo.com
The GentleWave System is cleared for use in the US and Canada and not available in other markets at this time.
ABOUT PACIFIC ENDODONTIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION (PERF)
PERF, or the Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation, is a non-profit teaching and research foundation dedicated to improving the standards of the endodontic specialty. A charitable foundation, PERF has been at the forefront of endodontics since it was founded by TDO founder and director Dr. Gary Carr in 1993. Dr. Carr's development of the technique of ultrasonic root end preparation came out of PERF, as well as his groundbreaking work with a surgical microscope, which resulted in the establishment of the new field of "Microscopic Endodontics."
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Dentsply Sirona is committed to empowering dental professionals to provide millions of patients with better dental care and make people smile. The company is thrilled to introduce its Practice Recovery Barometer, the latest tool providing personalized support and resources to dental professionals throughout the United States and help them on their road to recovery.
The Practice Recovery Barometer helps give dental professionals a clear view of where their local area is in recovery compared to surrounding areas and the overall U.S. Based on this information the tool also provides personalized resources in support of practice recovery efforts. By simply entering a zip code and other basic information, the Practice Recovery Barometer provides dental professionals an easy to understand practice recovery score based on consumer data from Apple®, Google® and internal intelligence notifying them if patient mobility in their area is full, partial or limited. Scores are based on the most up to date information and refreshed weekly enabling dental professionals to compare their own practice to their surrounding area and select personalized programs to best meet the needs of their practice so they can best serve their patients.
Using the Practice Recovery Barometer is fast and easy! Simply head to dentsplysirona.com/recovery and enter your basic information, along with your zip code to get your practice recovery score today.
PITTSTON, PA — August 5, 2020 —For a 10th consecutive year, Incisal Edge dental magazine recognizes brilliant achievers, ages forty and under, with its signature award. Among this year’s Incisal Edge “40 Under 40” honorees, announced today, are 40 women and 42 men from 27 states.
The magazine, published by Benco Dental since 1997, will celebrate them through a series of informative profiles in its fall "40 Under 40" editorial coverage. Fewer than 500 of America’s best young dentists have earned this prestigious designation, including the 2020 inductees, featured below, and at: IncisalEdgeMagazine.com.
Honorees in the General Dentist category include:
Dr. Christine Altrock Fabb, San Diego, California
Dr. Marina Ambridge, Peoria, Arizona
Dr. Alex Barrera, Houston, Texas
Dr. Jonny Brennan, Chandler, Arizona
Dr. Shanthi Cariappa, Stonington, Connecticut and East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Dr. Joshua Coussa, Coral Springs, Florida
Dr. Anna Cowdin, Dallas, Texas
Dr. Dimple Desai, Newport Beach, California
Dr. Sodabeh Etminan, Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Liany Farinas-Han, Midland Park, New Jersey
Dr. Michelle Farnoush, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dr. Shalom Fialkoff, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Dr. Tiffanie Garrison-Jeter, Nashville, Tennessee
Dr. Lee Gary and Dr. Wendy Lewis, Flowood, Mississippi
Dr. Hadi Ghazzouli, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Dr. India Gibson, Sugar Land, Texas
Dr. Steven Hippeli, Kingston, Pennsylvania
Dr. Hillary Homburg, Charleston, West Virginia
Dr. Paul Hung, Dallas, Texas
Dr. Jaclyn Johnson, Kingwood, West Virginia
Dr. Alan Jurim, Woodbury, New York
Dr. Joyce Kahng, Costa Mesa, California
Dr. Jay Kansal, Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Parsia Koleini, Bradford, Massachusetts
Dr. Andrew Lyons, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr. Joya Lyons, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr. Andrew Martin, Gainesville, Florida
Dr. Charmaine Ng, Oakland, California
Dr. Jeffrey Ng, Garden City, New York
Dr. Gabriela Nwobu, Greensboro, North Carolina
Dr. Simon Oh, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Dr. Sunny Patel, Lenexa, Kansas
Dr. Heidi Reuter, Wadena and Perham, Minnesota
Dr. Stacey Rogers, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Dr. Kianor Shah, Palm Desert, California
Dr. Matthew Sheldon, Melbourne, Florida
Dr. Diana Tadros, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Dr. Katie To, Katy, Texas
Dr. Amy Tongsiri, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dr. Matthew Wimmer, Centennial, Colorado
Dr. Abdulla Zoobi, Astoria, New York.
Honorees in the Dental Specialist category include:
Dr. Rose Amable, Ardsley, New York
Dr. Femme Ambrosio, San Diego, California
Dr. Eva Anadioti, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Milad Azadi, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Dr. Brooke Berson, Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Dr. Anita Bhavnani, Yorba Linda, California
Dr. Daniel Bienstock, Oceanside, New York
Dr. Aaron Bloom, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Dr. Rachel Bresler, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Tracey Heiken Bresler, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Christian Cabello, Laredo, Texas
Dr. Matthew Dahar, Simpsonville, South Carolina
Dr. Lou Forrester, Marlton and Northfield, New Jersey
Dr. Julee Gil, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Dr. Cameron Howard, Cumming, Georgia
Dr. Andi Igowsky, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Dr. Erin Issac, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dr. Jarod Johnson, Muscatine, Iowa
Dr. Mary Kang, New York, New York
Dr. Jeremy Kay, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Joo Kim, Syosset, New York
Dr. Roberto Loar, Austin, Texas
Dr. Erick Lund, South Jordan and Providence, Utah
Dr. Casey Lynn, Apollo Beach, Florida
Dr. Shawn Lynn, Livingston, New Jersey
Dr. Valerie Martins, Beverly, Massachusetts
Dr. Ngozi Okoh, East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Dr. Shreena Patel, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Dr. Robert Peterman, Somerville, New Jersey
Dr. Noel Rodriguez, Jacksonville, Florida
Dr. Aaron Scheps, Lakeland, Florida
Dr. Amit Shah, Huntington Beach, California
Dr. Raj Shenoy, Austin, Texas
Dr. Leanna Shetler, Simpsonville, South Carolina
Dr. Robert Slauch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Nidhi Taneja, Stockton, California
Dr. Matt Tillman, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Dr. Shamik Vakil, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr. Blake Warner, Bethesda, Maryland
Dr. Meggan Wehmeyer, Claremont, New Hampshire.
"Growing 40 Under 40 into the preeminent recognition for dentistry's highest young achievers and up-and-coming game-changers has been one of our proudest accomplishments in the history of Incisal Edge," said Terry J. Barrett, chief marketing officer for the magazine's publisher, Benco Dental. "It inspires all of us to watch these highly driven innovators, entrepreneurs and boundary-pushing clinicians lead dentistry's ongoing transformation through cutting-edge technology and new business models. Judging by the remarkable achievements of past honorees, we're equally excited to see what their futures hold."
Incisal Edge focuses on helping readers get an edge—and keep it—in the fast-changing worlds of healthcare and business. The magazine, which also publishes “The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry,” includes columns and features packed with sharp advice, expert success tips on everything from marketing to operations, and the latest clinical advances and essential tools for practicing and living smarter.
The final “40 Under 40” list includes innovative and passionate young professionals in dentistry across the United States. Hundreds of individuals are nominated by industry experts from around the country and vetted by an independent panel to select the final 80. Whether renowned for their medical innovations, volunteer work and philanthropy, or simply a commitment to outstanding patient care, these 80 honorees represent the best of dentistry today, and the promise of even better dentistry tomorrow.
In 2019, the volume of nominations resulted in an expansion of the awards to two categories, General Dentists and Dental Specialists. Visit IncisalEdgeMagazine.com, where previous year’s winners are spotlighted.
To learn more about Incisal Edge, visit: incisaledgemagazine.com
1. IE40_40_10th_logo.jpg: Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge, the leading magazine for dental professionals nationwide, honors America’s finest young practitioners for the 10th consecutive year.
About Incisal Edge
Knowledge. Success. Life. Those three words, printed on the cover of every issue, guide editorial content for Incisal Edge magazine. Published by Benco Dental since 1997, Incisal Edge is focused on helping readers get an edge—and keep it—in the fast-changing worlds of healthcare and business. Known for its “40 Under 40 — America’s Best Young Dentists,” which highlights the country’s brightest rising stars, the magazine’s content includes “The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry,” plus columns and features packed with sharp advice, expert success tips on everything from marketing to operations, and the latest clinical advances and essential tools for practicing and living smarter. Incisal Edge magazine’s print edition reaches 130,000 readers quarterly via a direct mail distribution package with Dentaltown magazine. Digitally, incisaledgemagazine.com, leads with dynamic visuals and follows with exclusive web content, an improved mobile experience, and a centralized nomination hub for the magazine’s signature awards: the aforementioned 40 Under 40, the Lucy Hobbs Project Awards for Exemplary Women in Dentistry and the Incisal Edge Design Competition for interior design, architecture and space planning within the dental profession.
About Benco Dental
Benco Dental is Driving Dentistry ForwardSM with innovative solutions and our caring family culture. Our industry firsts include Painless® electronic ordering, automated supply management, BluChip® customer loyalty rewards, CenterPoint design/equipment superstores and OneVisit™ open architecture CAD/CAM. Independent since 1930, our over 1,500 dedicated associates serve customers at locations nationwide including 400+ sales representatives and 300+ factory-trained service technicians. Benco Dental is one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma and among Pennsylvania Best Places to Work® for 12 of 15 prior years.
As a special incentive, Aurident will help dental laboratories battle the current pandemic by offering The Aurident Rewardz Program. Each time you purchase any Aurident alloy, Delta Zirconia Aurident Zr, or Shining 3D scanner, you will automatically be credited with Aurident Rewardz Points. Points can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards. The amount of points will be determined by the product and quantity purchased. It could not be any easier. There are no strings attached and no minimum purchase. For more information call Aurident at 800-422-7373 or visit aurident.com.
Gum disease, especially the kind that is irreversible and causes tooth loss, may be associated with mild cognitive impairment and dementia 20 years later, according to a study published in the July 29, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
“We looked at people’s dental health over a 20-year period and found that people with the most severe gum disease at the start of our study had about twice the risk for mild cognitive impairment or dementia by the end,” said study author Ryan T. Demmer, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis. “However, the good news was that people with minimal tooth loss and mild gum disease were no more likely to develop thinking problems or dementia than people with no dental problems.”
The study involved 8,275 people with an average age of 63 who did not have dementia at the start of the study. The participants were assessed for mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Participants received a full periodontal exam that included measuring gum probing depth, amount of bleeding and recession.
Then participants were put into groups based on the severity and extent of their gum disease and number of lost teeth, with implants counting as lost teeth. At the start of the study, 22% had no gum disease, 12% had mild gum disease, 12% had severe gum inflammation, 8% had some tooth loss, 12% had disease in their molars, 11% had severe tooth loss, 6% had severe gum disease, and 20% had no teeth at all.
A total of 4,559 people was assessed at the end of the study, when they had been followed for an average of 18 years.
Overall, 1,569 people developed dementia during the study, or 19%. This was the equivalent of 11.8 cases per every 1,000 person-years. The study found that of the people who had healthy gums and all their teeth at the start of the study, 264 out of 1,826, or 14%, developed dementia by the end of the study. For those with mild gum disease, 623 out of 3,470, or 18%, developed dementia. For participants with severe gum disease, 306 out of 1,368, or 22%, developed dementia. And 376 out of 1,611, or 23%, developed dementia in the group that had no teeth. This was equal to a rate of 16.9 cases per 1,000 person-years.
When looking at both mild cognitive impairment and dementia, the group with no teeth had about twice the risk compared to participants with healthy gums and all their teeth. People with intermediate or severe gum disease, but who still had some teeth, had a 20% greater risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or dementia compared to the healthy group. These risks were after researchers accounted for other factors that could affect dementia risk, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking.
“Good dental hygiene is a proven way to keep healthy teeth and gums throughout your lifetime. Our study does not prove that an unhealthy mouth causes dementia and only shows an association. Further study is needed to demonstrate the link between microbes in your mouth and dementia, and to understand if treatment for gum disease can prevent dementia,” Demmer said.
A limitation of the study is the fact that initial gum examinations were made when the participants had an average age of 63, and it is possible that cognitive decline might have been begun before the start of gum disease and tooth loss.
Learn more about dementia at BrainandLife.org, home of the American Academy of Neurology’s free patient and caregiver magazine focused on the intersection of neurologic disease and brain health. Follow Brain & Life® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
When posting to social media channels about this research, we encourage you to use the hashtags #Neurology and #AANscience.
The American Academy of Neurology is the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with over 36,000 members. The AAN is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.
For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit AAN.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation that affects all of us. To confidently navigate through these difficult times, HeyGears has enhanced collaborative innovation with its global partners and customers across industries. Together, they have been exploring a range of possibilities and accelerating the digital transformation into industries like digital dentistry, hearables, O&P (Orthotics and Prosthetics), and healthcare.
At TCT Asia 2020, July 8th -10th, HeyGears introduced more than 50 types of dental appliances and custom 3D printing solutions for a variety of consumers. From a user-friendly chair-side solution and a validated clear aligner workflow to a mass customization solution for dental labs, HeyGears enables its customers to maximize efficiency and to scale up their businesses.
HeyGears' chair-side 3D printing solution empowers Chongqing West China Dental Hospital to produce a variety of surgical guides for dental implants, exploring 3D printing applications in digital dentistry together. “We have been using UltraCraft DS (HeyGears’ Desktop 3D printer) to print different types of surgical guides. The whole process has been easy and smooth, making it such a great experience,” said Dr. Chuanshu Li, the vice president at the hospital.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, HeyGears has been collaborating with universities, hospitals, and leading companies to provide much-needed medical devices and PPE. From 3D Printing "RapidVent" portable ventilators (courtesy of the University of Illinois), mask strap extenders, hands-free door openers (courtesy of Materialise) to Nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs, it spared no effort to fight against the spread of the pandemic.
At HeyGears, they believe that through collaborative innovation, we can fight this pandemic together. View the 360-degree tour of HeyGears’ booth at TCT Asia: https://lnkd.in/gvv7chK
America’s ToothFairy will host their annual fundraiser with a special focus this year. Bid For Smiles, an online auction benefiting children in need of dental care and preventive services, will shine a light on products and equipment that help dental offices operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s no secret that the Coronavirus has made life more difficult for businesses, but dental offices have been hit quite hard,” said Jill Malmgren, Executive Director of America’s ToothFairy. “Not only were they required to shut down for months, but now they’re challenged to provide care while protecting their staff and patients from infection. On top of that, the nonprofit dental clinics we support are also experiencing an increase in demand for services as more families face financial hardships.” Bid For Smiles raises funds safely online to provide aid to these organizations, and offers an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase their products—especially those that are needed to treat patients during the pandemic—to dental professionals across the country.
Since 2014 the auction has raised more than $600,000 to support nonprofit dental clinics serving kids in need. This year the organization hopes to raise $70,000 to help kids access a dental home and the system of care that is necessary to have a healthy smile and a brighter future.
The online event is widely publicized thanks to the generosity of major dental publications. “We are especially grateful for the relationships we have with the dental media,” Ms. Malmgren added. “The promotional support they provide not only helps raise awareness within the dental community, but also adds value for our sponsors and donors.”
The online auction will be held September 18-25th. To register as a bidder visit BidForSmiles.org. To learn more about becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item, contact Jill Malmgren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-965-2070.
About America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation
As a resource provider, America’s ToothFairy increases access to oral health care by supporting nonprofit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention and treatment services for underserved children. Since its inception in 2006, America’s ToothFairy has distributed more than $21 million in donated products, educational materials and financial grants to improve oral health outcomes for children and youth in need. For more information, visit AmericasToothFairy.org.
Zahn Academy is presenting two upcoming encore webinars from Katana on Thursday, August 13, and Thursday, August 20.
"Katana: Techniques, Tools, Tips, and Troubleshooting for Optimal Results" will take place on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 2 PM EDT. It will be presented by recognized industry expert Jean Chiha, CDT. Attendees will learn the differences and advantages of the various types of Kuraray / Noritake KATANA zirconia. Mr. Chiha will discuss and demonstrate proper design, milling strategies, his choice of ideal tools used throughout the process, correct sintering parameters, and what to check and correct if problems are encountered. Additionally, the demonstration will show the proper finishing techniques and material options available for use with KATANA. Register here.
"Achieve the Next Level of Esthetics with Skeleton Build-Up Technique" will take place on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 2 PM EDT. Mr. Sean Park, MDC, DTG, will present how to achieve a high level of esthetic results by utilizing the “Skeleton Build-Up Technique.” This technique replicates nature in hand layering Noritake EX-3 porcelain veneers to a feldspathic model, and this technique can be followed when applying Noritake CZR porcelain to KATANA zirconia. All manner of case planning, model work, material selection, overcoming challenges, lab workflow, and final finished results, including cementation with Kuraray Noritake Panavia V5, will be discussed. Attendees will receive 1 CE credit. Register here.
This week, ClearCorrect, a Straumann Group brand and a leading manufacturer of clear aligners announced it will elevate its partnership with 3Shape, a developer and manufacturer of 3D scanners and software. The expanded partnership will include seamless integration that will allow for a simplified connection between ClearCorrect and TRIOS, resulting in faster, more efficient results – where providers can create a better patient experience and enable a flexible workflow.
Expansion of services stemming from this partnership include a 3Shape TRIOS Treatment Simulator that will allow for the patient to see their current smile alongside results offered by ClearCorrect aligners and/or whitening treatment. In addition to the new simulator, providers can also now pair their TRIOS scanner to their ClearCorrect account and upload the scans to their patient’s case page.
In addition, a free on-demand learning and continuing education course about the new 3Shape integration functionalities will be available for 3Shape users and their teams.
Apex's PinkWave™ is the next generation of curing lights. Equipped with patented QuadWave™ Technology, this curing light decreases the shrinkage of your favorite composite materials by up to 37%, while simultaneously increasing composite hardness by up to 23% when compared to standard blue light curing. QuadWave technology employs four different wavelengths: UV, Blue, Red and Near-infrared (NIR), making PinkWave the first of its kind.
PinkWave stands out from the competition by having the largest curing area capability on the market at 113m2, allowing you to fully cure any size restoration in a single curing cycle. Due to its’ slim design, PinkWave is easily accessible for posterior restorations, without creating patient discomfort.
Featuring a built-in transilluminator for crack and caries detection, this curing light offers improved diagnostic capabilities. PinkWave features two ergonomically friendly on/off buttons placed on both sides of the handpiece. The light features three modes (standard, ramp, boost). The output of PinkWave is 1640mW/cm2 on standard and ramp and 1865mW/cm2 on boost mode.