The Argen Corporation has announced the release of ArgenZ HT+ Pre-Shaded 98mm discs.
The highly anticipated ArgenZ HT+ Pre-Shaded release introduces 16 VITA Classical Shades, three Bleach shades, and two “Light” A shades to complete the HT+ product line. The material allows dental labs to consistently achieve an accurate shade match. With 45% translucency and 1250MPa, ArgenZ HT+ Pre-Shaded discs are suitable for singles up to full roundhouse, for frames or full contour.
“We spent considerable time developing and meticulously testing our pre-shaded HT+ discs to ensure accurate and consistent results. ArgenZ HT+ has been incredibly popular with our customers, and we are excited to now offer all 16 VITA Classical Shades and Bleach shades to make shade matching even easier for labs,” said Anton Woolf, CEO of Argen.
Southern Implants North America announced that the distribution agreement it held with Keystone Dental expired on November 17, 2018.
In 2016, Southern Implants established Southern Implants North America (SINA) as a direct subsidiary in the North America market. At that time, the company held a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Keystone Dental. This agreement ended on November 17, 2018. Southern Implants North America is now the sole provider for all classic Southern Implant manufactured products that were previously available through
Keystone Dental including the popular TRI-NEX™ standard and TRIMAX post extraction molar replacement product lines.
“Since its inception in 2016, SINA has focused on science and education that has led to the commercialization of product innovations that support innovative treatment solutions,” said Lars Janson, President, Southern Implants North America. “We are excited to continue to introduce Dental Professionals to the company’s corporate culture and our innovative, site-specific products for simpler and accelerated dental implant therapy. SINA has introduced numerous new products in 2018 and 2019 promises to be rich in innovation as well”.
About Southern Implants North America
Southern Implants has been a pioneer in the top-end specialist sector of the dental implant market since 1987, servicing maxillofacial and craniofacial surgeons, prosthodontists, periodontists and general dental practitioners. Our continually expanding product range includes both established and state-of-the-art technologies, enhanced by exceptional customer support. SINA is located in Jupiter, Florida. For more information visit http://www.southernimplants.com/
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is seeking nominations for their annual Celebration of Excellence Awards, also known as the Evy.
Since 1988, the AACD has publicly recognized dental professionals who make significant contributions to the field of cosmetic dentistry and those who make a positive and influential impact on the Academy, the profession, and their communities.
Membership-wide award categories include:
• Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Award
• Hall of Fame Award
• AACD Humanitarian Award
• Outstanding Innovation in Cosmetic Dentistry Award
• Outstanding Service Award
• AACD Rising Star Award
Industry-wide award categories include:
• Lifetime Achievement Award
• Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (jCD) Award
Previous Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Ray Bowen, was awarded for his development of dental composites and efforts leading to the creation of BIS-GMA resin among other notable dental materials. Andi Jean Miro, DDS, received the Rising Star Award for being the only NYU undergraduate to have an article accepted and published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Affiliate awards are also bestowed to noteworthy AACD Affiliate Members who demonstrate tremendous dedication to the AACD and its mission and contribute significantly to the growth and leadership of their Affiliate. AACD Affiliate organizations help to extend the mission of the Academy into their local areas, educating the world’s cosmetic dentists and raising awareness for AACD programs and events. A great example of an affiliate fulfilling this mission is AACD Affiliate Member, Mohan Bhuvaneswaran, MDS, AAACD, who successfully designed and executed the first meeting of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry India (ACDI) in 2017. Under his leadership, the meeting garnered great attention and was extremely well attended.
Affiliate award categories include:
• Affiliate Leader Award
• AACD Affiliate Spirit
Past President Dwight Rickert, CDT, FAACD, explained why he believes colleagues within the cosmetic dentistry industry should nominate one another for these honorable awards: “It is precisely this drive for achievement and dedication to professional excellence that sets the AACD apart as a community. No matter where you are in your professional endeavors in cosmetic dentistry, you are part of a living breathing system of knowledge and expertise… This is truly something worth celebrating.”
If you know of a colleague who is making significant contributions to the field of cosmetic dentistry and/or to the Academy itself, please nominate them for one of these distinguished awards. The AACD would like to thank and recognize these outstanding individuals who have made a tremendous impact.
The Evy Awards will be presented during the Celebration of Excellence closing reception at AACD 2019 in San Diego. Nominations are due by Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5 p.m. CT.
For more information and to complete a nomination form, please visit www.aacd.com/evy-awards.
Septodont, the world’s largest manufacturer of dental anesthetics, has always been at the forefront of dentistry, providing a wide range of products and services for dentists. Septdont continues to innovate with the Dentapen, the next generation of electronic syringe.
Performing the right injection is the first step toward a pain free patient experience
Anesthesia is a first and essential step for most dental procedures. But dentists face a variety of issues when using a traditional syringe such as: adhering to the recommended injection time (1milliliter in 1 minute), variations in pressure, which can damage tissue and cause discomfort to the patient, keeping the quality of injections consistent throughout the day. With the Dentapen, these challenges are greatly reduced.
Dentapen : a new generation of electronic syringe to perform pain free injections
Like most electronic syringes, the Dentapen injection is monitored with a constant flow, at the right pace. This gives the dentist the opportunity to focus more on needle insertion1, leading to better control of the injection and a reduction in pain for the patient. For instance, during a study done on 50 dentists who received a palatal injection, 96% of them preferred injections from an electronic syringe vs. manual syringe and their pain perception was reduced by a factor of two2.
What makes the Dentapen different is that it is a self-contained, cordless, intuitive device that matches the dentists’ habits. There is no console, no foot pads, no tubing or proprietary disposables. It can be held in two different ways – by the wings, like a manual syringe, or pen-like, for a precise injection during special procedures. And dentists can use any local anesthetic cartridge and their favorite dental needle. Patients find the small, modern look to be less threatening and more reassuring, helping them to relax.
For over 80 years Septodont has been a global influence in manufacturing dental materials and local anesthetics for the dental community. Today they are a leader in pain management with a presence in over 150 countries with regulatory approvals to match. Septodont has 8 manufacturing facilities on 4 continents; Canada, United States, India, France (3) Brazil (2). For more information, visit www.septodont.com
Palmero Healthcare, the leader in dental safety eyewear and a Hu-Friedy subsidiary, is proud to announce the addition of three new styles of safety eyewear to its ProVision® line.
Palmero understands the dental professional’s responsibility to protect their practice and their patients. We also understand that those needs vary by patient and circumstance. That’s why Palmero is introducing ProVision® Econo Tilts, ProVision® Rainbow™, and ProVision® Econowrap Mini Bonding™. Available January-2019.
ProVision Econo Tilts is part of Palmero’s Wraparound Collection. It features a lightweight, frame with tilting arms to ensure a great contoured fit for many individuals, as well as an anti-fog polycarbonate. The firm nose pad and soft, rubberized temple tips guarantee comfort and grip while the curved lens provides wraparound splatter protection. The ProVision Econo Tilts block up to 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays, meets the ANSI Z87.1 standard, and is available in 2 colors: Rose Quartz and Blue.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Policy on Patient Safety recognizes safety as an essential component of quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs. The policy emphasizes procedural protocols that protect the patient and minimize opportunity for injury during delivery of care including using protective eyewear.
“We’ve learned that most dental offices are not aware that there are small pediatric sizes of protective eyewear that are ANSI certified,” said Karen Neiner, President of Palmero Healthcare, LLC.
In its effort to help dental professionals avoid the risk of eye injury to their young patients, Palmero Healthcare has designed two new lines of safety eyewear for children: ProVision Rainbow and ProVision Econowrap Mini Bonding.
ProVision Rainbow puts younger patients at ease with fun, brightly colored patient eyewear. Designed to fit smaller faces, these economical options with flexible temples come in packs of 12 with six vibrant colors and make it easy and fun to have pediatric patients wear their safety glasses. ProVision Rainbow safety eyewear feature a scratch resistant, 100% polycarbonate grey tinted lens that has a calming effect for young patients by reducing the effect of harsh operatory lights. This new safety eyewear provides ultimate protection blocking up to 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays and meets the ANSI Z87.1 safety standard of impact protection.
ProVision Econowrap Mini Bonding is part of Palmero’s Wraparound Collection featuring an orange polycarbonate lens for maximum protection to prevent ocular damage, while blocking blue light rays between 385-500 nm which exceeds the blue light wavelengths of 450-495 nm. This mini version of our popular full size sleek, bonding eyewear comes with the same great features and benefits. The distortion-free, wraparound lens offers superior peripheral vision and protection, filtering up to 99.9% of blue, UVA, and UVB rays. Comfortable, lightweight, fog-free, and scratch-resistant, ProVision Econowrap Bonding also meets the ANSI Z87.1 standard.
Dental professionals continually perform tasks placing them and their patients at risk for exposure to blood, saliva, and respiratory droplets. Palmero recommends dental professionals implement an Eye Conservation Program.
“We advise dental professionals to use the four C’s of safety eyewear: Certified, Clarity, Comfort, and Compliance,” said Neiner.
Certified: Safety eyewear should incorporate a wraparound design for full coverage and meet industry standards and guidelines for lens, cornea, and retina protection (ANSI Z87.1, OSHA, and CDC). It must be manufactured from high impact resistant materials to protect from flying debris and projectiles and encompass a special bonding lens to filter out damaging blue light (400 nm- 500 nm) levels to the retina.
Clarity: Anti-fog coating, scratch resistant technologies, and superior lens designs provide excellent optics for visual acuity.
Comfort: There are many styles with a broad range of frame, temple, and nose bridge designs. Individualized fit provides all day security and optimal comfort.
Compliance: All practitioners should be willing to use safety eyewear for everyone in every procedure, every day.
Palmero’s New Provision Safety Eyewear meets the four C’s and protects all patients and dental practitioners against spray, splash, and splatter for infection control; eliminates blue light exposure; and protects from high impact flying projectiles that can cause permanent damage to the eye.
Protect your eyesight and the eyesight of your patients with Palmero’s full line of safety eyewear, the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and affordability.
About Palmero Healthcare
Palmero Healthcare has been committed to bringing a wide range of infection prevention products such as hospital-level disinfectants, barrier products, and safety products to the dental community since 1957. With quality and reliable dental products, Palmero’s goal is to become the recognized leader in infection prevention and safety products. We take pride in knowing that our legacy will continue to expand and flourish as a Hu-Friedy subsidiary where our MISSION is to provide infection prevention and safety products that protect clinicians, patients, and the practice.
DentalEZ® Integrated Solutions is proud to present the 430SWL ® Torque Flex Lubefree Handpiece from StarDental® available November 25, 2018.
Combining the power of the StarDental 430 Torque with flex coupling, the 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece provides convenient, powerful performance for your practice. With 31 watts of power, the 430SWL Torque Flex has the power you need for all of your highspeed procedures.
Made in the United States, the 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece is dependable while maintaining features similar to the 430SWL Torque. The small, 11.1 mm diameter head and the fiber optics are ideal for operative site visibility. The 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece is backed by a 1-year limited warranty.
For more information about the 430 Torque Flex Lubefree, visit www.dentalez.com or contact your local DentalEZ sales rep.
DentalEZ Integrated Solutions is committed to providing real solutions to everyday challenges in oral healthcare by uniquely combining innovation focused on simplification and efficiency in value-based products and outstanding customer service and support. DentalEZ manufactures a full line of products and well-known brands, including StarDental®, DentalEZ® Equipment, RAMVAC®, NevinLabs™, and Columbia Dentoform®. For more information, please visit www.dentalez.com.
On Friday, November 16, 2018, Nobel Biocare hosted a full day of education for New York City College of Technology’s Restorative Dentistry Department, in collaboration with dental school students from Touro College of Dental Medicine. This fantastic day of education was filled with valuable multi-disciplinary educational components, as well as a facility tour encompassing digital dentistry, implantology, and all of the unique and robust equipment available through Nobel Biocare, Danahaer corporation. This unique experience provided both clinical and technical students with an opportunity to engage in stimulating conversations and learning experiences. The Restorative Dentistry Department at NYCCT is incredibly grateful for Nobel Biocare’s continued support of the future of the profession.
Picture from Left to right: Anthony Sena (Faculty, NYCCT), Daniel Alter (Faculty, NYCCT; Exec. Editor IDT) Renata Budny (Chair, Faculty NYCCT), Nicholas Manos (Faculty, NYCCT), Joe Bruno (Nobel Procera Specialist, Nobel Biocare), Arjun Sarof (Global Product Manager, Nobel Biocare)
Created with practice management professionals in mind, the free online community is dedicated to improving dental practice production by increasing the number of new patients who go to the dentist and accept treatment.
Positioned as ‘The New Patient Destination for Dentistry,’ Dentistry.com’s main purpose is to maximize practice production by building stronger relationships between dentists and patients. It features a search engine for patients that supports filtering by a number of criteria, including insurance network – one of the top ways patients choose a dentist. Additionally, the site offers a comprehensive directory of dental practices across the country and provides patients with the ability to schedule appointments online.
The website capitalizes on the shift of consumers to making booking decisions based on consumer reviews and the ability to make an appointment online. "People live and conduct all their business on their phones today. Dentistry is challenged because it has not embraced this new mobile-centric reality. Complicating things is the fact that consumers don't value dentistry as they do more trendy healthcare pursuits like yoga and meditation," said Brian McCarthy, Executive Vice President of Dentsply Sirona's subsidiary Futuredontics and leader of the Dentistry.com project team. "Dentistry.com is the online destination where the industry can band together to elevate the perception of dentistry to its proper place in healthcare."
Practice management professionals are invited to claim their dentist’s profile for free on Dentistry.com’s directory of dental practices. Practice managers can manage their dentist’s page on the site where they can list information about their staff, their practice, and other relevant information that would assist patients regarding their search. Dentistry.com’s time-saving ”set it and forget it” design is so easy to use that practice profiles can completed and “live” in just five minutes.
Dentistry.com offers access to national and local audiences, improves website SEO, and helps dentists connect with more new patients by listing services, insurance plans, business hours and more. Most importantly, the site enables patients to schedule appointments online which is a proven way to keep practice schedules full.
In the near future, Dentistry.com will roll out more features, including treatment plan acceptance tools and enhanced practice profiles. For more info, please visit www.dentistry.com or go to Claim My Practice to complete a free profile.
Dentistry.com is an all-new, free online platform that’s dedicated to improving the state of dental health in this country by increasing the number of new patients who go to the dentist and accept treatment. It is a sister brand of 1-800-DENTIST® and part of Futuredontics®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsply Sirona. Dentistry.com’s goal is to elevate dentistry to its proper place in healthcare as a valuable tool in preventive medicine by helping consumers find a trusted dentist who can help be their health advocate.
In recognition of Cosmedent’s support, the UIC College of Dentistry recently dedicated the Cosmedent Innovation Learning Space on October 29th. The dedication was hosted by the Dean, Dr. Clark Stanford and Mark J, Valentino, the Associate Dean for Advancement plus the faculty who recognized the gift of Cosmedent’s co-founders, Dr. Buddy Mopper and Michael O’Malley. Cosmedent stands behind UIC’s mission of Changing the Future of Oral Health. This new, intimate learning space fosters the sharing of knowledge, creativity, innovation among students and inventive teaching by the faculty. Cosmedent is happy to contribute to fostering the growth of dental students and looks forward to a long partnership with UIC ahead.
The AAE is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of its most prestigious awards, to be presented at the Association’s annual meeting in Montréal this April.
“We are honored and thrilled to announce the winners of our top awards and to celebrate their achievements in the endodontic specialty,” said AAE President Dr. Patrick E. Taylor. “These five AAE members stood out as leaders within the research, education and service communities, and we are incredibly proud to be presenting them with these awards.”
The award winners, listed below, will officially be recognized during the AAE’s annual meeting, known as AAE19. Guests of the award recipients and others who plan to attend the meeting —April 10-13 — can register online now at aae.org/aae19. Early registration is encouraged, and the deadline is March 1.
Louis E. Rossman, D.M.D. (pictured), will receive the Edgar D. Coolidge Award, AAE’s highest honor, in recognition of his extraordinary leadership and exemplary dedication to dentistry and endodontics. Dr. Rossman is a clinical professor of endodontics and overseer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
Known to his friends as “Luigi,” Dr. Rossman is never one to back down from a challenge —from complicated root canal treatments to mountain climbing. He is a past president of the AAE, the Foundation for Endodontics and the American Board of Endodontics, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine specialty program in Endodontics.
Markus Haapasalo, D.D.S., Ph.D., is the winner of the Louis I. Grossman Award for cumulative publication of significant research studies that have made an extraordinary contribution to endodontology. Dr. Happsalao is active in various dental organizations and has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. He served as head of the Department of Oral Biological Medical Science at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Haapasalo has served as an editor on several endodontic and dental journals, including the Journal of Endodontics.
Glenn R. Walters, D.D.S., B.D.S., is the winner of the Calvin D. Torneck Part-Time Educator Award, recognizing his contributions to endodontics through his dedication as a part-time educator. He currently teaches at The University Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio and he has held dozens of leadership positions on various boards and at a variety of academic institutions.
James D. Johnson, D.D.S, M.S., is the winner of the I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award, presented to an individual whose contributions to endodontics in the field of education have demonstrated excellence through selfless commitment to full-time educational pursuits, and whose contributions have instilled in students the desire to pursue excellence in their careers. Dr. Johnson is professor and chair of University of Washington’s School of Dentistry and a past president of the American Board of Endodontics. He received his D.D.S. degree from Northwestern University and served in the U.S. Air Force as a dental officer.
Avina K. Paranjpe, B.D.S, M.S., Ph.D., M.S.D., is the winner of the Edward M. Osetek Award, which is presented to a full-time educator with less than 10 years of teaching experience, who has earned the esteem and respect of students and faculty associates. She is an associate professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Washington and a part of the 2018-19 American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute.
To learn more about the AAE, AAE19, or for a complete biography of any of the award winners, please contact the AAE by phone at 800-872-3636, by email at email@example.com or visit aae.org. The AAE also maintains social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
About the American Association of Endodontists
The American Association of Endodontists, headquartered in Chicago, represents more than 8,00 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication and service.