Inside Dentistry
October 2005
Volume 1, Issue 1

Industry Scoop


Gaglio Promoted to V.P. of Marketing for Ivoclar Vivadent
Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. recently announced the promotion of Michael Gaglio, DDS, to Vice President of Marketing. Dr. Gaglio will be responsible for technical, clinical, and high-technology marketing functions and personnel for the company’s North American division. Dr. Gaglio joined Ivoclar Vivadent in 1999 after building a successful practice in Amherst, New York. After being promoted to Director of Education, his responsibilities included all education and professional training. Initial success with the company included its international E-Commerce initiatives and, most recently, the newly formed the High Technology Marketing Team, which successfully launched the Odyssey® laser and expanded Ivoclar Vivadent’s market success with the Bluephase® curing light and ProCAD® all-ceramic blocks.

Former Zimmer Dental Director Joins Pro-Dex

Pro-Dex, Inc, whose embedded motion control and miniature rotary drive systems serve the dental, medical engineering, and laboratory and scientific research marketplaces, announced in August the addition of Ajay Kumar to its staff. Kumar, whose diverse background in product development includes a particular emphasis on the dental and medical industries, has been appointed Vice President of Product Development. Kumar previously served as Director of New Product Development for Zimmer Dental, where he led a team of 9 engineers to the development of the company’s next generation implant design.

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