Intrommune Selected for Two Presentations at Global Oral Health Technology Conference
Intrommune Therapeutics, a New York-based biotechnology company developing a patient-friendly treatment platform for peanut and other food allergies, will present at the prestigious Forsyth dentech 2021 oral health technology conference on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
Forsyth dentech 2021 is the world’s leading conference focused specifically on dentistry and oral health technology development. The conference is presented by the Forsyth Institute, with its 111-year history of oral health innovation, and will feature thought leaders from research, industry, academia, venture capital, and more. This annual event aims to accelerate innovation and launch new ventures in the oral health space. To register for the event please visit: http://forsyth.org/dentech2021/
“We are very excited to be selected as one of only 18 companies for a podium presentation at the 2021 Forsyth dentech 2021 meeting,” said Michael Nelson, CEO, Intrommune. “We are also presenting a poster at the conference. We look forward to discussing our innovative oral immunotherapy toothpaste for peanut and other food allergies with dentech’s attendees.”
Intrommune will provide an overview of the company and its oral mucosal immunotherapy technology. Michael Nelson’s oral presentation, entitled: “A Revolutionary Toothpaste Based Approach to Food Allergy Immunotherapy,” will take place at 2:10 pm on Thursday, September 23, 2021. In-person and virtual attendees will have access to Mr. Nelson’s slides after the meeting.
Michael Nelson will also present his poster: “Oral Mucosal Immunotherapy (OMIT): A Patient Adherent Platform for Food Allergy Treatment.” Poster presentations begin at 5:30 pm on September 23, 2021. In-person and virtual attendees can access Michael’s poster after the meeting via a virtual poster platform.
“It is an incredible opportunity for Intrommune to address such a prestigious group of international oral health experts,” said Sergi Trilla, MD, MBA, President & CEO, trifermed, Adjunct Professor, The Forsyth Institute. “Intrommune’s significant presence at the 2021 dentech conference is a strong signal of the company’s commitment to the oral health community, and to the successful development of its oral immunotherapy technology.”
INT301 – Innovation Against Peanut Allergy
Intrommune’s lead product, INT301, is an oral mucosal immunotherapy (OMIT) product under development for the treatment of peanut allergies. INT301’s unique formulation is designed to desensitize an individual with peanut allergy using a toothpaste delivery system, protecting them in the event of accidental peanut exposure. More than 6 million people, including an estimated 1.7 million children, have a peanut allergy in the U.S. If approved, INT301 has the potential to be the first allergy immunotherapy treatment that easily integrates into a person’s daily routine as both first line and long-term maintenance therapy for peanut allergy.
“It is a privilege to invite Intrommune to participate in our 2021 dentech conference,” said Dr. Wenyuan Shi, PhD, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Science Officer of The Forsyth Institute. “We are excited to learn more about the role of the oral mucosa and its potential in the management of food allergies – an area with such high unmet medical need.”
AvaDent, the leader in digital removable dental solutions, today announced the hiring of Devon Howe as General Manager of the U.S. operations. His primary responsibilities include overseeing the manufacturing and operations of AvaDent's full line of digital dental solutions.
Devon brings nearly 40 years of experience expanding portfolio offerings and global market reach through product innovation, IP development, M&A, regulatory and licensing. He is an entrepreneur, author and thought leader with seven product and method patents.
"Devon comes to us from National Dentex where he was General Manager of the NDX Sarasota, Florida facility, one of the largest facilities in the NDX network. We are thrilled to have him as a member of our team. His vast and multidisciplinary experience and leadership are crucial to our continued growth in the digital dental prosthetic space. We are looking forward to Devon's taking AvaDent and our customer experience to the next level in the Digital Denture market," said Tim Thompson, CEO of AvaDent.
Mr. Howe is an author of the Handbook of Business Valuation (published by John Wiley & Sons, 1992.) He received his MBA in marketing and finance from Washington University, his BS from West Virginia University, and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions offers a broad range of digitally designed dentures, overdentures, and implant-supported prostheses to help dentists deliver improved oral health to their patients. It is our mission to exceed both patient and clinician satisfaction, while helping our doctors achieve practice profitability with high-quality, affordable products and proven practice development services and referral development solutions. Ultimately, we are driven to serve the needs of the underserved patient population with high quality dentures at an affordable price.
As a global leader in oral health, Dentsply Sirona is committed to drive change towards sustainable dentistry. Demonstrating this commitment, Dentsply Sirona announces sustainability goals, publishes its inaugural sustainability report and new dedicated hub on its website, outlining its strategy and 2020 performance.
Dentsply Sirona announced today its updated sustainability strategy, the release of its inaugural sustainability report, and new sustainability hub on its website. Dentsply Sirona’s disclosure is aligned with the guidelines from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
“Sustainability is fundamental to our mission and vision. We strive to create long term value for all our stakeholders by supporting our customers to provide world-class dental care, while integrating sustainability and lifecycle thinking into everything we do,” said Jorge M. Gomez, Chief Financial Officer, Dentsply Sirona and chair of the Dentsply Sirona Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee.
Aligned with 10 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), Dentsply Sirona’s sustainability strategy focuses on three strategic pillars: “Healthy Planet”, which strives to mitigate the environmental impact of our operations; “Healthy Smiles”, which focuses on improving oral health quality and access globally, supporting our customers and fostering a healthy company culture; and, “Healthy Business”, which ensures our business is built via responsible and transparent practices and the effective integration of sustainability principles across all aspects of our business.
2020 sustainability highlights and the next milestones:
Healthy Planet highlights:
Established a robust baseline for Scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and implemented a range of on-site emissions reduction initiatives
Set out to reduce Scopes 1 and 2 GHG Emissions Reduction ≥ 15% by 2025, and to achieve net zero carbon emissions (scopes 1-3) by 2050
6% YOY decrease in total waste (solid and hazardous) per measure of net sales, and set out to reduce total waste ≥15% by 2025
Established a goal to reduce water withdrawal for manufacturing/warehouse operations by ≥15% by 2025.
Healthy Smiles highlights:
Trained more than 1 million dental professionals in 2020
Nearly 7,300 Clinical Education and training courses conducted in 80 countries
Set goal to achieve 25 million smiles by 2025
Working to achieve gender parity and gender pay parity by 2025
More than $10 million provided in cash and in-kind donations to philanthropic and community initiatives
Healthy Business highlights:
50% of Board members are gender and/or ethnically diverse, with average tenure of 5 years
60% of Board committees chaired by women
91% of Board is independent (all except Chief Executive Officer)
Joining forces to achieve more
Dentsply Sirona is partnering on a series of initiatives designed to move the dental industry forward towards a more sustainable future. Dentsply Sirona is a Founding Partner in the FDI World Dental Federation’s “Sustainability in Dentistry” initiative, joining GSK, Procter & Gamble, Colgate and TePe to create a Code of Good Practice, which will provide guidelines and objectives for achieving a sustainable procurement and supply process throughout the dental industry.
“The world is facing major environmental, social and economic challenges, and all sectors need to step up and play their part,” says Don Casey, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsply Sirona. “As a global leader in dentistry, Dentsply Sirona has a responsibility to go above and beyond to create a more sustainable future – empowering not only our employees, but our customers, partners and peers to take action with us.”
In July 2021, Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc., under President Satoshi Yamaguchi and with a Head Office located in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, entered into a patent-license agreement with B&D Dental Corp., which is based in West Valley City, Utah. The agreement includes patented zirconia applications (device and methods), under a license of B&D Dental Corp.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,936,848 and 12 related patents owned by B&D Dental Corp. Through this agreement, B&D Dental Corp. and Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. aim to further develop the companies’ respective zirconia businesses.
SprintRay, a dental 3D printing company focused on developing innovative, efficient and synergistic digital dentistry products, will attend International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany, on September 22-25, and be a platinum sponsor of Dentsply Sirona (DS) World in Las Vegas on September 23-25. SprintRay's attendance at two of the largest trade shows in the dental industry is a testament to the company's growing investment in and dedicated focus on dentistry.
"As a leader in 3D printing for dentistry, we are excited to participate in, and have a presence at, top industry events like IDS and DS World," said President, Erich Kreidler. "We look forward to the opportunity to share more about SprintRay's product offering, plans for continued innovation and collaboration with the dental community to accelerate the adoption of digital dentistry."
Details of the events follow below.
Date: September 22-25, 2021
Location: Cologne, Germany
IDS is a global trade fair where attendees can experience product demonstrations, new products and innovation and discussions around key industry concepts and technologies.
Date: Sept. 23-25, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
DS World is a dental industry conference that will include speakers, continuing education sessions, and technology presentations. SprintRay is proud to be a platinum sponsor of this year's event.
Industry-leading cloud-tech solution gets new look and powerful new features
tab32, the dental industry's #1 cloud-based, full-service technology platform, today announced a complete overhaul of its dental practice management system (PMS), including a reimagined user experience (UX) and powerful new features to deliver a true, unified patient-first experience. The company also unveiled a new website to enable dental professionals, DSOs, and patients to quickly and easily explore its offerings.
The upgrades come on the heels of tab32 raising a new Series B round in August, marking the culmination of five consecutive years of 100% year-on-year growth. The tab32 platform is now trusted by leading DSOs to manage over 7.3 million patient relationships, including 9.3 million appointments, more than 100 million radiographic records, and over 1 million monthly patient engagements. Already profitable for two straight years, tab32 is rapidly expanding, and recently signed several high-profile new clients including national dental service organizations (DSOs) such as Specialty Dental Brands, Lightwave Dental, and Smile Dental Services.
The new UX and website design reflect tab32's continuing commitment to providing the dental industry with the most streamlined, straightforward, and comprehensive tech solution on the market. The revamped platform includes powerful new workflows designed to efficiently meet the needs of individual practices, regional organizations, and national executives. Some of the most sought-after features include:
Built-in Machine Learning insights and Interactive KPI Dashboards, leveraging best-of-breed AI tools to unlock actionable data insights, broad-spectrum business intelligence, and robust GAAP-compliant financial reporting. With tab32, your entire team gets the smart, connected data they need to make faster, better decisions.
Reimagined, future-proof workflows, with a single comprehensive platform reducing the cost of daily operations, increasing efficiency, and supporting growth. By putting the patient and provider experience at the center of every workflow, tab32 streamlines operations and improves patient outcomes.
Intuitive radiograph annotation and charting tools, enabling charts and X-rays to be read simultaneously, and featuring intuitive editing, enhancement, and measurement tools. Designed by dentists, for dentists, tab32's unique solution even allows practitioners to annotate and draw directly onto a radiograph.
"With these new features, UX, and website we're continuing tab32's patient-first approach to driving growth and improving outcomes in the ever-changing dental retail market," said Kiltesh Patel, CEO and founder of tab32. "Designed from the ground up to serve multi-location, multi-specialty dental practice groups, our cloud-first, future-forward PMS continues to evolve and adapt to not only support DSO's present goals, but also anticipate their future needs as they grow and expand."
Fast and intuitive crown design software integrates with all open hardware
exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, today announced the release of ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway, the next generation of its easy-to-use CAD software for single-visit dentistry, to be showcased at this year's International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany. With this new release, exocad offers dentists design tools for a vast range of indications with a wide choice of integrated devices. The new chairside workflow is highly automated, intuitive and optimized for practice use. Newcomers to CAD/CAM can benefit from fast wizard-guided workflows, while experts can select free design sequences for greater flexibility.
The software includes a step-by-step guide through the design process and a smooth integration with open intraoral scanners, production devices and implant systems. "ChairsideCAD's open architecture means clinicians can pair it easily with their preferred open hardware devices ," said Tillmann Steinbrecher, CEO and cofounder of exocad. "This gives our users real freedom of choice helping to further one of our primary goals at exocad: creating software that's truly future-proof."
The new release offers improved automatic design proposals. Instant Anatomic Morphing enables efficient adjustments: the anatomy of teeth automatically adjusts in real-time for dynamic occlusion. Smile design with exocad's advanced 2D/3D approach is now faster, thanks to AI-based detection of facial features. exocad's cloud-based data transfer tool dentalshare simplifies the communication and collaboration between clinicians, dental technicians and production centers. ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway seamlessly integrates with exocad's leading lab and guided surgery software programs, DentalCAD and exoplan.
Users of the new ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway can benefit from a system that integrates with their current workflows. Further highlights include:
● Broad levels of automation – dental professionals can finalize a crown design in just a few clicks
● Greater flexibility in the selection and integration of intraoral scanners, 3D printers and milling machines
● Improved abutment design*
● Seamless connection with exocad's guided surgery solution exoplan*
● Simple interdisciplinary collaboration between practitioner and dental laboratory through efficient integration with DentalCAD, exocad's leading lab software
● Highly automated pre-op workflow: dentists can easily recreate the existing tooth anatomy if they prefer to maintain the exact same shape and function of the tooth
In 2021, for the third year in a row, ChairsideCAD was selected for the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award.
ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway is now available in the EU and other select markets. exocad names its releases after current EU "European Capitals of Culture" and selected the Irish city of Galway for the current release cycle.
Additional information is available at exocad.com/chairsidecad
* Product available in selected markets only. Check with your local distributor for availability.
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine this week celebrated the completion of a $115 million, three-year construction project that transformed its existing facility, increasing the building’s size by about 48,000 square feet and expanding clinical spaces by 70 percent.
Two additions were constructed – a seven-story addition on the building’s west side and a two-story addition on the north side – and about 63,000 square feet of existing space was renovated in order to achieve the project’s primary goals: to expand and improve predoctoral clinical spaces, to integrate the school’s preclinical Simulation Learning Center (SLC) into the Albany Street facility, and to support student collaboration and peer-to-peer learning through the creation of a variety of student-focused common areas. The project was designed by SmithGroup, an integrated design firm with a network of 15 offices in the U.S. and China.
“Here at GSDM, we believe we must be ahead of the industry as a whole in order to ensure that we are educating students who will be leading practitioners in the digital dentistry era,” said Dean ad interim Cataldo Leone. “The completion of this transformative project ensures that we have the facilities we need to deliver on that mission.”
The project added 28 chairs to the school’s expanded and renovated predoctoral Patient Treatment Center, for a total of 100 dental chairs split over three floors and five distinct spaces, all outfitted with state-of-the-art dental technology. The Patient Treatment Center also includes cutting-edge laboratories with digital radiography with two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging and robust five-axis milling units; the school has also incorporated 3D printing at a large scale into its treatment center.
The improvement and expansion of the school’s clinical facility ensures that it will be able to provide its patients – patients who often are among the most underserved populations in Boston – with the best oral healthcare possible while incorporating these advanced technologies into its clinical curriculum, maintain the school’s position as a global leader in dental education.
“The importance of the renovations and expansions to the school’s Patient Treatment Center cannot be overstated,” said Leone. “The school’s clinical facility is where our predoctoral students apply what they have learned in their didactic and preclinical courses to actual patient care – it is where they truly learn to be oral healthcare providers – and thus is a critical component of our dental school’s curriculum.”
The construction project also allowed the school to integrate its Simulation Learning Center into its main facility at 635 Albany Street. The new 117-station center, which also includes two teacher stations, is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, including simulators, intraoral scanners, ultrasonic scalers, electric handpieces, curing units for composite restorations, and a high-speed evacuation system. These technologies match what students will use once they enter the Patient Treatment Center, ensuring that students’ preclinical education is a true simulation of what they will encounter in the clinical portion of their experience.
The new SLC replaced the school’s existing simulation center, which first opened in September 2000 and was located across the street from the dental school at 650 Albany Street. Integrating the SLC into the school’s primary facility will better support the continuum of student learning and strengthen the connections between the didactic, preclinical, and clinical portions of students’ education.
Finally, as part of the construction project, numerous student-centered collaborative and learning spaces were built throughout the building, including a Student & Resident Lounge on the first floor and a flexible, 140-seat lecture hall, which provides a venue for the school’s larger classes, as well as events and symposia. These spaces, which did not exist in the original dental school facility, provide opportunities for students to gather with their peers to study, socialize, and learn from each other through informal interactions. The collaborative spaces will improve dramatically the student experience at GSDM and will strengthen the fabric of the school community. A new academic entrance on East Newton Street leads to student collaborative space for informal learning and social gathering.
In addition to these primary goals, the project also transformed the exterior of the existing facility at 635 Albany Street: the existing mid-century building, constructed in 1970 and first expanded in 1973, was re-clad with a modern façade, bringing the look of the facility into the 21st century and aligning the building’s look with the school’s innovative and cutting-edge reputation.
Planning for this project first began in 2010, and the school broke ground for the project’s first phase in 2018. The project was structured into four separate phases, which allowed the dental school to continue all its educational and patient care operations uninterrupted. This extensive phased planning also allowed for flexibility, which helped when the school needed to adjust construction logistics to adapt to COVID-19 safety protocols. That flexibility enabled the team to reprioritize construction activity after the City of Boston-mandated moratorium to help the school meet milestones in their semester schedule while keeping the project on track for a July 2021 completion.
SmithGroup's Detroit and Boston offices provided integrated design services including master planning, architecture, interior architecture, building enclosure consulting, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering, structural engineering, lighting design, and landscape architecture. Shawmut Design and Construction (Boston) served as the general contractor and Compass Project Management, Inc. (Norwood, Mass.) as the owner’s project manager. Other key design team members include Nitsch Engineering (Boston) providing civil engineering.
Across its SLS and SLA platforms Formlabs is prioritizing print speed and affordability, enabling dental labs and clear aligner manufacturers to more efficiently produce models.
Formlabs, the leading 3D printing company, today announced three solutions for high-throughput production of dental models:
● The Fuse 1, the world’s first benchtop industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) printer, has been validated for orthodontic model production and will be shown for the first time at the International Dental Show (IDS)
● The upcoming reformulation of the popular Model Resin will double the speed of restorative model production on the company's flagship dental stereolithography (SLA) printers, Form 3B and Form 3BL
● The validation of Form 3B, Form 3BL, and Fuse 1, by 3Shape for their Clear Aligner Enterprise solution
This suite of new hardware, software, and material solutions for the dental industry enables Formlabs users to increase the speed of their dental model manufacturing while reducing costs.
“Dental manufacturing demands a high degree of customization, and 3D printing is the key solution to enabling that customization at scale without sacrificing cost, speed, or quality,” said Dávid Lakatos, Chief Product Officer at Formlabs. “With more than ten dental-specific resins powering our SLA line of printers, we are disrupting the dental market with high-speed resins for dental practitioners and labs to create high-quality, patient-specific dental products. Now with the Fuse 1’s validation for dental manufacturing we are expanding our dental offerings to our SLS line of printers and enabling even greater speed, versatility, and affordability for our dental users.”
The Fuse 1 reduces costs and labor by enabling large dental manufacturers to produce more than 150 dental models for clear aligners in a single print. Compared to other SLS 3D printers, the Fuse 1 offers a more accessible price and easier workflow while delivering high quality parts. When compared to already-affordable SLA costs, the Fuse 1 enables laboratories and clear aligner manufacturers to reduce the cost per part by 50 percent, while simultaneously increasing production volume. This enables more efficient model production.
With the reformulation of its Model Resin for the SLA platform of printers, Formlabs is enabling dental labs and practitioners to slash turnaround times and produce more models each day. The new formulation reduces print speed by 50 percent and overall work time, including post-processing, by 60 percent. The importance of speed in dental manufacturing can not be overstated. When Formlabs released its fast-printing Draft Resin for orthodontic model production last year, it quickly became a staple in labs that rely on digital workflows. David Leeson, EVP of Laboratories Operations at Glidewell, one of the world’s largest dental labs, has shared that "Formlabs' new Draft Resin is the fastest-printing SLA material we've used and has accelerated our throughput by nearly 40 percent.”
3Shape’s Clear Aligner Enterprise solution provides software to clear aligner manufacturers for treatment planning and digital production preparation. The dental scanning and software company has validated the interface between their digital workflow and the Form 3B, Form 3BL, and Fuse 1, confirming that they are suitable for clear aligner model production, demonstrating the value and quality Formlabs robust dental solutions bring to the industry. The Fuse 1 is the first SLS 3D printer validated by 3Shape for production of clear aligner models. Formlabs and 3Shape partnered previously to enable fabrication of surgical guides, splints, and more. This partnership continues both companies’ commitment to make workflows more efficient and drive forward the standard of care in orthodontics.
Sam Wainwright, Formlabs Dental Product Manager, added: “Formlabs Dental is laser focused on making flexible and patient-specific treatment protocols accessible to every dental professional through 3D printing. To achieve this we are constantly looking for partners - 3Shape recognizes the benefits of our printers; they are affordable, easy-to-use, and ultimately fulfill the industry’s need to digitize workflows to optimize the patient experience.”
Team Schein Provides Backpacks, School Supplies, and More to Support Back-to-School Needs
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is helping children around the world return to the classroom through its 24th annual “Back to School” program. This year, Team Schein Members at 22 locations in the U.S., Canada, Spain, and Ireland are donating backpacks filled with school supplies to almost 4,500 children.
Since the program’s inception in 1998, the Company has helped more than 60,000 children start a new school year with confidence. At each Henry Schein location, teams work with local social service agencies to pre-identify participating children and their families. The “Back to School” program is a flagship initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the Company’s global corporate social responsibility program.
“Our ‘Back to School’ program has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic to safely meet the needs of our neighbors, and the spirit of our Team Schein Members is stronger than ever,” said Gerry Benjamin, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Henry Schein. “We are so pleased to help children in need return to the classroom with confidence and ready to meet the challenges of a new school year.”
To see Team Schein in action and past examples of the program’s benefit to children and their families, please watch this video celebrating 24 years of the “Back to School” program.
“Thanks to initiatives such as Henry Schein’s Back to School program, the children of the socio-educational project that we have developed in Puente Vallecas, Madrid, can have brand new backpacks, school supplies, and clothes with which to face the return to school more easily,” said Beatriz Lopez, Social Worker, ICEAS Asociación (The Association for Cooperation and Social Support for School Integration). “Initiatives of this nature favor equal opportunities for boys and girls since it is possible that they can wear new clothes and bring new material to school just like the rest of their classmates.”
“We’re so very grateful to Henry Schein for all their years of service to us and to our families and children,” said Mark Wenzel, Assistant Director of the Long Island, N.Y.-based YES Community Counseling Center. “There’s nothing more important than a young person starting a school year feeling good about themselves and having the tools that they need. Henry Schein has been providing those tools to our children, so we’re very grateful and we just want to say, ‘thank you.’”
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on five pillars: empowering team Schein to reach their potential, advancing health equity and expanding access to care for underserved communities, accelerating environmental sustainability, strengthening and diversifying our supply chain, and maintaining strong ethical governance. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on four main areas: (1) wellness, treatment, prevention, and education; (2) capacity building; (3) emergency preparedness and disaster response; and (4) health system strengthening.
Rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the philosophy of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the purpose-driven vision of Henry Schein Cares is “doing well by doing good.” Our commitment to sustained, long-term economic success while also creating shared value for society is achieved through the work of Henry Schein Cares and our stakeholder model that engages all five constituents of our Mosaic of Success. To learn more about how we are making a difference, please visit: www.henryschein.com/corporatecitizenship.