Aspen Dental Expands Patient Implants Offerings

Posted on February 21, 2020

Aspen Dental Management, Inc. makes new technology and training available to doctors at Aspen Dental

More than 50 dentists who provide care in Aspen Dental-branded practices attend a two-day dental implant training program at ADMI’s Chicago-based Practice Support Center (PSC) in advance of the rollout of dental implant therapy as a treatment option. Located at 1040 W. Randolph in Chicago’s Fulton Market District, the PSC opened in 2018 and is the organization’s hub for learning and development and other support functions. (Photo: Business Wire)

Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) announced a rigorous development program, supported by advanced three-dimensional imaging and surface scanning technologies, which is being offered to dentists and support staff in Aspen Dental branded practices. The offering, available to all Aspen Dental offices by the end of 2020, includes web-based, didactic and surgical level courses. ADMI is the dental support organization (DSO) that cares for the dental professionals, who care for patients in more than 800 Aspen Dental offices located in 41 states.

In 2019, the Aspen Dental network saw double digit growth in implant treatment. The increase in patient need mirrors research that shows more than 150 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth (partial edentulism). Over one million of these cases go untreated each year, while over 37 million Americans suffer complete edentulism, a condition linked to serious health, social and psychological issues.

Dentists who own and operate Aspen Dental practices view implant treatment as an attractive option for denture patients and those missing some teeth. Implants become a fixed, durable part of the mouth, helping prevent bone loss, maintain facial structure, promote gum health and support overall well-being. Patients report implants look, fit, feel and function like natural teeth.

ADMI has appointed Dr. Sundeep Rawal as Senior Vice President, Implant Support Services. He will offer support for doctors on implant restoration, treatment planning and case presentation. Dr. Rawal co-founded the Digital Dentistry Institute and was a private practice prosthodontist at Florida Prosthodontics, PA. He completed his dentistry training at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and his prosthodontics training at the University of California San Francisco.

The customized development content available to Aspen Dental practice teams will be offered as a three-tiered program that is supported by technology:

     • Education for doctors on consultation and case presentation and complementary training for managers, assistants and lab techs on consultation, coding and componentry to address implant restorations

     • Roll-out of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), a radiographic imaging method that allows accurate, three-dimensional (3D) imaging and supports cloud-based image sharing

     • Supporting coursework on 3D image interpretation, diagnosis, case selection and single implant and over-denture restorations; defined case work thresholds to ensure quality of care standards

Aspen Dental offices will also be offered CBCT 3D imaging technology to elevate the level of implant treatment. Today, 140 Aspen Dental offices have CBCT and nearly 200 will adopt CBCT in 2020. ADMI plans to procure Carestream’s new next generation 8200 3D for Aspen Dental branded offices. The technology gives dentists an expanded field of view, offers high resolution and low dose modes, and metal artifact reduction. In addition to implants, the refreshed technology can help diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorder (TMJ) and sleep apnea, allowing care teams to help address a patient’s broader oral health issues.

“Aspen Dental patients will benefit from having many implant treatment options, because they can choose a better long-term solution to benefit their overall oral health,” said Dr. Rawal. “Every tooth is shaped and shaded to match real teeth, giving patients more confidence every time they smile.”

About Aspen Dental Offices

Aspen Dental branded offices are committed to breaking down the barriers to oral care, getting patients the care they need today. Dentists and team members across the Aspen Dental network believe everyone has the right to quality, affordable oral health care. In more than 800 offices, covering 41 states, these dentists supported 5.5 million patient visits in 2019. Each location offers patients a safe, welcoming, judgment-free environment to address their dental challenges, including comprehensive exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings, periodontal treatment, whitening, oral surgery, crown and bridge work, and denture services.

About Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI)

ADMI helps streamline and consolidate business support services across more than 800 Aspen Dental branded practices, allowing offices the benefit of shared infrastructure, technology and benchmarked care. Most importantly, offering consolidated support services, from location selection, leasing, outfitting each practice with state-of-the art equipment, accounting and marketing, allows the dentists and support staff in every Aspen Dental network practice to focus on what they do best: practice dentistry with clinical autonomy, while delivering the quality of care that patients expect in today’s changing healthcare landscape.

DentalEZ Launches Intelligent Aeras Technology

Posted on February 21, 2020

DentalEZ® is launching a new IoT product platform called Aeras™ that supports the company’s mission to address real, everyday challenges in dentistry. Simply put, DentalEZ is redefining what smart means in the practice of dentistry by leveraging technology to allow the dentist and staff to provide truly superior patient care through practice efficiency and new standards of care.

Focused first on restorative care, DentalEZ will continue innovation moving forward.

The new Aeras 500 Elite dental handpiece offers unprecedented power and is the only air driven handpiece capable of cutting through the latest high-strength ceramic materials with confidence, safety and ease. This is essential to the dentist and patient who want to minimize the amount of time and discomfort involved in dental work. Additionally, the Aeras 500 Elite holds exclusive patent-pending RFID technology that unlocks new possibilities for complete practice interconnectivity that reduces the burdens of traditional record keeping, thereby, enhancing productivity for the entire staff.

DentalEZ President Heather Trombley is proud to be leading this change in direction for the Company. “DentalEZ has always been known for reliable products, but I knew our team could do more,” she states, “We set out to make it easier for oral health care professionals to deliver better patient outcomes, and the launch of Aeras starts to fulfill this mission.”

The new Aeras dental compressor is enabled with the latest cloud-based technology that offers active monitoring with data streaming from embedded sensors relayed to the right persons at the right time. This can prevent unwanted downtime and also enables control of the compressor remotely. This means the dentist and staff need not worry about its operation and patients won’t be inconvenienced by an unplanned issue. Trombley states, “When technology can save energy, reduce waste, and minimize disruptions for more focus on patients, that’s smart. DentalEZ is committed introducing technology that translates into a better experience the moment the patient sits in the dental chair. That is what we are striving for.”

About DentalEZ®

The company stands as industry staple with over 100 years of experience. With top-level customer service and support, the company has securely established itself as a trusted partner in dentistry by providing a full line of front-to-back office solutions from well-known brands including Star, Ramvac, Forest®, Nevin™ and Columbia Dentoform®. Visit dentalez.com for more information.

Open Dental Does More When You Buy It From Benco Dental

Posted on February 20, 2020

Open Dental by Benco Practice Solutions adds value, convenience and rewards to the powerful, trusted, innovative and robustly supported Open Dental platform.

Open Dental's do-more dental practice management software (DPMS) does even more when practices purchase it through Benco Dental:

• Benco uses Open Dental as the engine to power a seamless, integrated—and growing—software suite that can be bundled with potent functionality from the likes of Dental Intelligence (the #1 analytics software for practice building) and Practice Mojo (the leading automated dental patient communications solution).

• Benco customers can earn BluChip rewards points on their Open Dental purchases, and will soon be able to redeem the points they already have toward Open Dental.

• Open Dental will soon be available with Benco-designed features and add-ons that deliver unique functionality especially useful for Benco Dental customers.

• It's convenient—your Friendly Benco Rep will be happy to help coordinate an Open Dental demonstration, and you don't need to create an account with Open Dental to purchase it; simply include it with your regular Benco order and get it all on one bill.

• It's open and affordable—unlike other providers, Open Dental gives Benco customers choice. The price through Benco is exactly the same as buying from Open Dental direct, but with all of the added value especially for Benco customers.

"Benco Dental's product portfolio is based on our strong belief that open is better than closed, because consumer choice helps spur innovation," said Ryan Rinaldi, Product Manager for Benco Solutions Software. "Open Dental by Benco Practice Solutions is the perfect option for our customers who have grown accustomed to choosing from a range of best-in-class, innovative solutions rather than restrictive exclusives."

“Open Dental is built on the idea that dental providers should have access to the best software and to their own data," said Nathan Sparks, CEO of Open Dental. “Partnering with Benco Dental expands the reach of our open-source solution and gives dentists more options by making our product available directly to Benco’s customers, who demonstrate a strong preference for innovative solutions.”

For a demonstration or to learn more, please contact your Friendly Benco Rep, call 1.800.GOBENCO or visit benco.com.


20_Open_Dental_Infographic (1).jpg: Open Dental by Benco Practice Solutions uses Open Dental as the engine to power a seamless, integrated software suite with unique features for Benco customers.


Open Dental is the fastest growing dental practice management software with thousands of users because it puts the doctor in charge, not the software provider. Designed to fit any practice size, packed with sensible features, and heavily influenced by dental professionals and users just like you, Open Dental is a powerful, flexible, and affordable Dental Practice Management Software that proudly supports dental health professionals in communities all over the world. Founded in 2003 by Dr. Jordan Sparks, Open Dental was made by a dentist, for dentists.


Benco Dental Drives Dentistry Forward℠ through innovative solutions and a caring family culture. Company firsts include CenterPoint design/equipment superstores, OneVisit™ open architecture CAD/CAM, Painless® electronic ordering and automated supply management. Independent since founded by Ben Cohen in 1930, Benco has grown to become the country’s largest family-owned dental distributor. Over 1,400 dedicated associates serve customers at locations coast-to-coast including 400+ sales representatives and 300+ factory-trained service technicians. Benco is one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for three consecutive years, a NAFE Top Company for Executive Women for two consecutive years, and among Pennsylvania Best Places to Work® for 12 of 14 prior years.

For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.


Easy Denture®, Benco Dental Put Affordable, One-Visit Dentures Within Reach of Millions

Posted on February 20, 2020

Innovative dental startup aligns with the nation’s largest independent dental distributor to deliver a solution as simple as boiling water.

Forty million people. For the 14 years since they began practicing dentistry, that number has motivated Drs. Misael and Lindsey Otero to innovate.

According to the Center for Disease Control, in the United States, approximately 40 million people are edentulous – without teeth. This Wilmington, North Carolina-based dental duo resolved to create a solution and today, with Benco Dental, present one that’s a simple as boiling water: Easy Denture.

To address what he describes as a void in the health care system, Dr. Otero said they created this new category in custom dentures. How does it work for a dental patient? Dip Easy Denture in boiling water for 60 seconds. Cool for the same amount of time. Align in the mouth and create a seal for 90 seconds. Place denture in cold water to set for 30 seconds. That’s all there is to it. One visit and done.

“What keeps me motivated is to think that with Easy Denture we could potentially be responsible for putting more smiles on more faces than any other dentist or company or institution,” said Dr. Misael Otero.

Currently, the process to obtain custom dentures can include three visits to a dental office, three weeks of wait time and upward of $3,000. Easy Denture removes the hurdles with a five-minute process at one tenth of the cost – just several hundred dollars.

“Easy Denture is not a replacement for a high-end cosmetic set. It’s an amazing, perfect solution for an immediate denture, a great replacement for an economy denture.” He also recommended Easy Denture as a transitional or backup denture and as an option for caregivers of those limited by transportation and time constraints.

Reheat. Reform. Reinvent. ™ is the concept behind the Oteros’ company, Sonrisa, which aligns with Benco Dental, the nation’s largest independent dental distributor to share this solution.  Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest independent dental distributor in the United States, driving dentistry forward through innovative solutions and a caring family culture. Benco delivers a full array of supplies, equipment, technology and services to dentists nationwide.

“Easy Denture breaks down insurmountable barriers to care for potentially millions of patients worldwide. Until now, the choice was too often traditional dentures or nothing at all in cases where people cannot afford them, or cannot make the multiple office visits necessary to get them. Easy Denture offers a next best thing: an effective, practical alternative that brings treatment within reach,” said Mike DePietro, Benco Dental's Marketing Product Manager for Easy Denture.

Realizing the gap in adequate health care access is a global problem, Dr. Otero takes heart in the far-reaching possibilities for Easy Denture as a change agent. “I think there is a huge opportunity to help here with mission trips. With Easy Denture all you need is boiling water. Hot water, 10 minutes, and every dental patient can walk out with teeth,” said Dr. Otero.

To learn more, please contact your Friendly Benco Rep, call 1.800.GO.BENCO or visit benco.com.


1.19_Easy Denture_Benco_1: Reheat. Reform. Reinvent. ™ is the concept behind the company, Sonrisa, which created Easy Denture (upper front, shown) and aligns with Benco Dental, the nation’s largest independent dental distributor to share this solution with their dental customers. Sonrisa founders Drs. Misael and Lindsey Otero established this new category in custom dentures to break down the cost barrier for access to care.

2. 19_ Easy Denture_Benco_2: Reheat. Reform. Reinvent. ™ is the concept behind the company, Sonrisa, which created Easy Denture (shown in comparison to a porcelain denture). Its founders, Drs. Misael and Lindsey Otero, align with Benco Dental, the nation’s largest independent dental distributor to share this solution with their customers. This dental startup established a new category in custom dentures to break down the cost barrier for access to care.

3. 19_BENCODENTAL_home office: Benco Dental aligns with Sonrisa and its founders, Drs. Misael and Lindsey Otero, to deliver their unique offering, Easy Denture, to dentists nationwide. Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, shown, is the largest independent dental distributor in the United States. Benco drives dentistry forward through innovative solutions and caring family culture, while delivering a full array of supplies, equipment, technology and services to dentists nationwide.

About Sonrisa

Founded by Drs. Misael and Lindsey Otero, Sonrisa aims to fundamentally and forever change how oral care products are manufactured and delivered to consumers. The company is based upon the idea that every person–regardless of their socioeconomic status–should have access to oral care solutions that improve their life.

About Benco Dental

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest independently-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained focused on its mission to drive dentistry forward through innovative solutions and caring family culture. The company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms, one at the company’s headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas. Benco has been named one of Fortune's Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for three consecutive years, one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women for two consecutive years, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 years. Over 1,500 dedicated associates serve customers nationwide, including 400+ sales representatives and 300+ factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.


ARM & HAMMER™ Launches New Essentials Toothpaste to Dental Professionals

Posted on February 20, 2020

“The Right Amount of Natural”—ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Toothpaste is Made with 100% Natural Baking Soda and Clinically Proven Benefits

For more than 170 years, ARM & HAMMER™ (Church & Dwight Co., Inc.) has been the original baking soda toothpaste brand for professionals and consumers alike. Now, they are extending their purity standard once again by adding new Essentials Toothpaste to their existing Essentials product line.

In addition to cleaning and cooking, baking soda has always been the go-to ingredient for healthy oral care. To prove just how powerful its clinical benefits are, The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) published research on baking soda toothpaste. JADA confirms “the results of the literature show that baking soda-containing dentifrices are ideal candidates to be considered as a universal dentifrice.”1 Further clinical studies support that ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda Toothpastes remove up to 5X more plaque in hard-to-reach areas versus a non-baking soda toothpaste2; neutralize plaque acids fast with a pH of about 8.43; and have greater stain reduction versus a non-baking soda toothpaste4*.

New ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Toothpaste is the latest oral care solution from the iconic brand and is made with just the right amount of natural. This means it has all the great benefits of 100% natural baking soda combined with clinically proven benefits. This includes fluoride for caries prevention and naturally sourced calcium for repair of the enamel surface: the essentials. It is also free of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), peroxide, preservatives, parabens, artificial sweeteners, and dyes. The new toothpaste variety offers two options for dental professionals: ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Whiten & Strengthen Fluoride Toothpaste and Essentials Healthy Teeth & Gums Fluoride Toothpaste.

Dental professionals can stop by booth #2802 at Chicago’s 2020 Midwinter Dental Meeting on Thursday, February 20th—Saturday, February 22nd to learn more about ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Toothpaste, or visit www.armandhammer.com.

About Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care, household and specialty products, under the ARM & HAMMER™ brand name and other well-known trademarks.

1Myneni SR. Effect of baking soda in dentifrices on plaque removal. JADA. 2017;148(11 Suppl):4S-9S.

2Data on file.

3Zero DT. Evidence for biofilm acid neutralization by baking soda. J Am Dent Assoc. 2017; 148(11S):10S-14S.

4Yiming L. Stain removal and whitening by baking soda dentifrice: A review of literature. J Am Dent Assoc. 2017; 148(11S):20S-26S.

*From baseline using ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White Extreme Whitening Toothpaste vs a non-baking soda toothpaste.

KaVo Imaging Releases New KaVo IXS™ Sensors, the Next Generation of Gendex™

Posted on February 20, 2020

KaVo Imaging unveiled an all-new addition—KaVo IXS –  to its sensor portfolio at the 2020 Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting.

KaVo IXS intraoral X-ray sensors come to fruition after years of product development and customer feedback. “We incorporated the successes from our line of Gendex sensors and added customer requested enhancements,” said Jordan Reiss, Director of Product Management, KaVo Imaging, North America. “We are proud that the new KaVo IXS sensors are more durable, automated, and reliable than many other sensor options available today.”

KaVo IXS size 1 and size 2 sensors feature KaVoTough™ engineering in both the sensor and the cable which were thoroughly tested to surpass Gendex GXS-700 sensors in both strength and durability*:

     • KaVo IXS sensors are 3 times more resistant to damage or functional failure than GXS-700

     • KaVo IXS can withstand double the biteforce without cosmetic damage than GXS-700

     • The KaVo IXS cable can withstand over 240,000 bend cycles

     • The KaVo IXS cable can also withstand 22 lbs. of force without functional failure

Like Gendex GXS-700, KaVo IXS sensors have open architecture software capabilities. Seamlessly integrate KaVo IXS, without the need for a bridge or any additional modules, into the most popular imaging and practice management software, such as: DTX™ Studio, DEXIS™, VixWin™, Cliniview™, Dentrix Ascend, Eaglesoft® Advanced Imaging, and Apteryx.

KaVo IXS also includes automatic software updates, direct-download calibration files inside the sensor, and IoT capabilities for proactive sensor health monitoring.

With exceptional image quality, two ergonomically designed sizes, and a no-questions-asked, unconditional replacement warranty, KaVo IXS is guaranteed for quality. To learn more or see a demonstration in your office, please visit kavo.com or call 888-ASK-KAVO.

About KaVo Kerr

KaVo Kerr is a premier dental solutions provider committed to exceptional customer experience. Established in 2016, KaVo Kerr combines two global leaders with a long history of innovation and commitment to Dental Excellence and a common purpose of enabling healthy, beautiful smiles.  The KaVo Kerr portfolio of dental diagnosis and treatment solutions includes restoratives, digital imaging solutions, treatment units, rotary instruments, laboratory equipment, infection prevention and practice education. For more information, visit www.KaVoKerr.com, like us at www.Facebook.com/KaVoKerr, and follow us at www.Instagram.com/kavokerr.

Georgia School of Orthodontics Expands Role of President and Board Chairman

Posted on February 20, 2020

Esteemed academician Dr. Randy Kluender now full-time at Atlanta campus

Randy Kluender, DDS, MS has assumed a full-time position at Georgia School of Orthodontics' Atlanta campus. Dr. Kluender currently serves as president and chairman of the Board of Trustees at GSO. In his expanded role, he will continue to lead the board and serve as onsite liaison and support to GSO's orthodontic residents and faculty. Dr. Kluender has played a crucial role in the development and success of the school since before its inception in 2016.

Randy Kluender, DDS, MS, an esteemed academician, expands role of President and Board Chairman of the Georgia School of Orthodontics

Dr. Kluender brings more than 40 years of clinical, educational and administrative experience to his position at GSO. He previously was the Associate Dean for Admissions, Student Affairs and Advanced Dental Education, along with serving as the Director for Continuing Dental Education and Information Technology at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. During his tenure as a faculty member and administrator at the university, he secured more than $2.5 million in grant funding, the majority of which was used to initiate programs to help people in need. For three years, he was the regional consultant for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists' Dental Home Initiative that linked Head Start children with dental homes.

Dr. Kluender also participated in the American Dental Education Association's Leadership Institute and was selected for ADEA's Harry Bruce Legislative Fellowship in Washington D.C. He actively worked on legislative issues impacting oral health, informing legislators about the relationship of oral health and general health, diversity in the healthcare workforce, student indebtedness and financial aid and funding for dental schools in the United States.

"We are privileged that Dr. Kluender is now full-time at GSO. His wealth of experience in dental education has been essential as he helps guide and support our orthodontic residents and faculty," said GSO's Program Director Dr. Ricky E. Harrell. "His vast knowledge of the academic field has also been integral to the establishment of GSO, and he will continue to serve an essential role as we guide our school into the future."

About Georgia School of Orthodontics

Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO), based in Atlanta, GA, offers an advanced specialty education program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. The 36-month residency program is structured to provide collaborative and evidence-based learning for residents while providing quality orthodontic care to patients in the School's two patient clinics in metro Atlanta. GSO's mission is to educate outstanding dentists to be proficient in the clinical specialty of orthodontics, while providing Georgians with the highest level of patient care available. GSO faculty and staff are dedicated to diversity in both education and practice. For more information about GSO, visit GSOrthodontics.org. To schedule a complimentary consultation, visit bracestoday.com or call 770.351.7737.

Convergent Dental Announces New Sleep Application Providing Immediate Relief for Snorers

Posted on February 20, 2020

Convergent Dental, Inc., developer of the industry-leading 9.3 µm CO2 all-tissue Solea® laser, is excited to announce a rapid relief treatment for the 90+ million adults who snore.

“We are thrilled to announce an all-new, easy to administer protocol for dentists who participate in, or are eager to enter, the growing field of dental sleep medicine,” said Michael Cataldo, Chief Executive Officer of Convergent Dental. “Solea Sleep will add even more value to customers who want to offer the latest and best treatments to their patients.”

A unique application of Solea’s advanced technology enables dentists to gently tighten tissue in the soft palate in a simple, 5-minute treatment, reducing vibrations that cause patients to snore and disrupt sleep. The product is currently in limited market release and will be available beginning in May of 2020.

"After 8 years of using an erbium laser to treat patients with airway issues,” said Anthony Bolamperti, DDS, of Omaha Laser Dentistry, “I consider Solea Sleep to be a quantum leap forward, allowing me to accomplish in a single 5-minute treatment what used to require three or four 30-minute treatments. My patients are experiencing immediate snoring relief and better quality of sleep for them and their partners.”

For more information about Solea, please visit convergentdental.com or call 844.GOSOLEA.

About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc. is a privately-owned dental equipment and technology company. Solea® is the only computer-aided, CO2laser system to be cleared by the FDA for all-tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free, and pain-free. Reliably anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures pay huge dividends for patients in the form of a vastly improved dental experience and dentists in terms of significant practice growth. For more information, please visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

Kuraray Noritake Announces New KATANA™ Cleaner

Posted on February 20, 2020

Introducing the All-purpose, Universal Cleaner for Extra-oral and Intra-oral Use on Tooth Structure and Prosthetics

Kuraray Noritake has once again reinvented a dental category by launching its latest innovation: KATANA™ Intra-oral and Restoration Cleaner.

One common problem encountered during the trial fitting of a restoration is the weakening of bond strength after cementation. This happens as a result of contamination from saliva and blood in the oral cavity. With new KATANA Cleaner, this obstacle is virtually eliminated, thanks to its thoughtful formulation. KATANA Cleaner has a high cleaning effect due to its surface-active characteristic MDP Salt, and has a low pH value of 4.5 that enables use extra-orally and intra-orally.

KATANA Cleaner is a true all-purpose, universal cleaning agent indicated for tooth structure, including cavities, abutments, and root canals; and prosthetics, such as ceramics, resin-based materials, metals, and posts. Workflow with KATANA Cleaner is easy and fast, allowing clinicians to use it with confidence in just about any case. All it takes is two steps before cementation: (1) Apply and rub KATANA Cleaner and (2) rise and dry. Additionally, KATANA Cleaner only takes 10 seconds of rubbing time, unlike other cleaners that require more time.

“Kuraray Noritake has created the ultimate cleaning agent in KATANA Cleaner,” says Dr. Matt Nejad. “Other products I’ve used in the past weren’t as effective and left my bond strengths compromised.” When asked what differentiates KATANA Cleaner from other cleaning agents, Dr.Nejad continues, “KATANA Cleaner has an active ingredient of MDP Salt, and that’s what really makes the difference vs cleaners that use Sodium Hydroxide or Potassium Hydroxide. The MDP Salt gives KATANA Cleaner its high cleaning effect and helps keep bond strengths sturdy and reliable for my peace of mind and patients’.”

“Kuraray Noritake has transformed itself into what it is today: a multidimensional business entity with the high caliber to offer products and technologies to a wide range of industries,” said Dr. Dinesh Weerasinghe, Senior Technical and Marketing Manager at Kuraray Noritake. “We are committed to our partnership with the dental community and will continue to serve them with innovative solutions that help them provide better care to their patients. KATANA Cleaner is yet another solution professionals can rely on for strength, efficacy, and the ability to perform as a true universal cleaning agent in dentition or prosthetic cases.”

About Kuraray Noritake

KATANA™ Cleaner is the latest innovation from Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc., a company formed from the merger of Kuraray Medical Inc. and Noritake Dental Supply Co. in April 2012. Building on the combined strength of these two multinationals, Kuraray Noritake Dental aims to create world-leading synergies across product development, production, and sales. The company benefits from exceptional expertise in organic and inorganic chemistry leading to the development of further high-end dental products—from ceramics to composites and even bio-materials. Kuraray Noritake Dental believes that a patient’s smile is more important than anything else. As such, the company has always sought to inspire the dental profession by introducing minimally invasive and bio-additive solutions, both now and in the future, resulting in patients being able to enjoy their teeth for a lifetime.

Carestream Dental ‘Never Stands Still,’ Reaches Toward Digital Future With Refreshed Brand

Posted on February 20, 2020

Since it became the only freestanding dental technology company that’s 100% digital two years ago, Carestream Dental has delivered digital innovations that help practitioners and partners perform more confidently, more efficiently, more seamlessly and more successfully. In that time, Carestream Dental has evolved beyond just being an equipment and software company to become a data-driven company. In recognition of this evolution, Carestream Dental is introducing a refreshed brand to reflect its commitment to providing the most intuitive digital solutions in the oral healthcare industry.

The updated look and feel of the company represents the Carestream Dental of today—fully digital, providing integrated workflows—but also looks to where dentistry is going in the future, with a focus on data that provides doctors and practice owners greater insight into the health of both their patients and businesses. Oral healthcare professionals will notice a modified logo that’s shadow hints at the depth and dimension that digital dental technology lends to doctors’ diagnosis and treatment. New bold colors that flow and break into pixels mimic the fast pace that information travels on the digital highway.

“We never stand still, especially when it comes to transforming the dental industry,” Greg Marko, chief marketing officer, Carestream Dental, said. “We have a never-ending drive toward innovation; the elements of the refreshed brand represent our constant striving for better, more effective solutions.”

While the pace of digital means oral healthcare is changing faster than ever, there are a few things that will never change at Carestream Dental, namely, its commitment to providing the most intuitive digital solutions in the dental industry, and its promise to support professionals and their patients with passion, knowledge and insights from its global associates and partners.

Carestream Dental invites attendees of the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting to experience the updated brand for themselves in booth #3602, Feb. 20-22, 2020. For those that can’t make it to the show, they can expect to see new elements of the brand rolled out on the website, social media and all other Carestream Dental communications over the coming months. Visit carestreamdental.com to learn more.

About Carestream Dental

Carestream Dental is committed to transforming dentistry, simplifying technology and changing lives. In this pursuit, we focus on providing the latest in high-quality scanning technology, the smartest chairside systems, the most intuitive practice management software, incredibly accurate imaging software and the data intelligence that helps continually refine patient outcomes. And we offer these solutions for the full range of dental and oral health professionals. For more information please visit carestreamdental.com.

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