High Resolution Nonin Wrist Pulse Oximeter with ProFox Software System

Posted on March 21, 2019

 

Whip Mix is pleased to introduce the Nonin Pulse Oximeter with ProFox software system for the accurate and comfortable monitoring of patient oxygen levels and pulse rate. This high resolution pulse oximeter offers variable sampling rate options of one, two, or four seconds. The compact design, with its large display screen, helps to evaluate the effectiveness of the patient’s sleep appliance, it helps with the titration of sleep appliances, and the unit offers three different sizes of sensor probes to fit patients from children to adults.

The patient-friendly ProFox software provides a variety of graphic and tabular reports with statistical summaries. The reports are chart-ready, can be printed in color, and sent by FAX directly from the computer. It also satisfies the latest Medicare guidelines for both supplemental oxygen and BiPAP.

Founded in 1919, Whip Mix manufactures dental supplies, lab equipment and the Whip Mix®, Denar® and Hanau™ occlusion product lines to dental professionals worldwide. In addition, Whip Mix distributes and supports CAD/CAM technology to dental laboratories. Whip Mix sells its products through distributors in over 80 countries and holds an office and distribution center in Germany. Whip Mix maintains ISO13485:2003 and ISO9001:2008 certifications. For more information visit www.whipmix.com.

 

inLab SW 18.1 Updates Available

Posted on March 21, 2019

inLab users can now download service packs for inLab Model 18.1, inLab Splint 18.1, and inLab Partial Framework 18.1 by clicking here. inLab 18 users can also download inLab CAD 18.1 and inLab CAM 18.1 if they declined or did not receive the autoupdate that was sent out last month. You can read the inLab Apps 18.1 overview of what has been updated here

 

 

 

Ivoclar Vivadent Offers Course “Beauty with IPS e.max Prime” with Yuki Momma, RDT

Posted on March 21, 2019

One of the greatest challenges in modern restorative dentistry is how to balance the seemingly conflicting needs of high durability in our restorative materials with the ever-increasing esthetic demands of our patients. On September 16-17, Yuki Momma will present a course in which he demonstrate his masterful approach in designing dental restorations that not only beautifully integrate into the oral environment, but also exhibit the robustness needed for long-term stability in function. 

Starting with a demonstration of the functional design concepts, IPS e.max ZirCAD frameworks will be developed as a canvas for the ceramic artistry. A combination of IPS e.max Ceram and Ivocolor will be used to give life to the restorations.

Topics covered will include:

• Shade analysis and photo adjustment

• Infiltration techniques for creating the perfect color background

• Advanced layering concepts

• Internal shade adjustment using stains and ceramic modifiers

• Creating natural contours

• Perfecting the surface texture

• Glazing and polishing techniques

Date:  September 16th & 17th

Time:   8:00 – 5:00 PM

Cost:    $699.00

Location:  

ICDE Sarasota

7307 Merchant Court

Sarasota, Florida

Contact Jo-Ann Levins to reserve your spot at 716-264-2154 or Jo-Ann.Levins@Ivoclarvivadent.com

** Prior experience with zirconia processing as well as ceramic layering is highly recommended.

Nobel Biocare Global Symposium in Madrid to open new chapter in implant dentistry

Posted on March 21, 2019

A new and revolutionary chapter for implant dentistry will open this summer in Madrid. At the upcoming Global Symposium, the first of three international events hosted by Nobel Biocare, outstanding developments in the field of implant design and site preparation will be unveiled. Supporting these groundbreaking innovations will be new advancements in implant surface technology as well as long-term implant care. 

Leading international clinicians, all experts in their field, will be onsite in Madrid to share their experiences with the new solutions. They will also demonstrate how these can help clinicians to further shorten time-to-teeth and to improve long-term clinical results. Participants will be able to further explore the innovations and more through a number of dedicated hands-on sessions and product demonstrations. 

Held at the Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center from 27-29 June, the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium in Madrid is kicking off the new global event series which was announced last year to extend the originally planned Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2019 in Las Vegas. Following the meeting in the Spanish capital are two additional Global Symposia in Las Vegas in 2020 as well as in Tokyo in 2021. Through this unique event concept, more dental professionals than ever will be able to experience this new wave of innovations by Nobel Biocare first hand. 

Commenting on the upcoming events and launches, Hans Geiselhöringer, President of Nobel Biocare said: “We are excited to welcome dental professionals from all over the world to Madrid in June where we will present the next revolutionary steps in dental implant care with host of new and forward-thinking innovations. With two more events to come, it will be a once-in-ageneration opportunity to experience true game changers in implant dentistry.” 

More information about the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium events series as well as how to register for the kick-off meeting in Madrid can be found online at www.nobelbiocare.com/global-symposia. Dental professionals who already registered for the original Nobel Biocare Global Symposium in Las Vegas will be given the opportunity to transfer their registration to any of the three upcoming events.

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations. The company’s portfolio offers solutions from single tooth to fully edentulous indications with dental implant systems (including key brands NobelActive®, NobelParallel®, Brånemark System® and NobelReplace®), a comprehensive range of high-precision individualized prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems (NobelProcera®), treatment planning and guided surgery solutions (NobelClinician® and DTX Studio™) and biomaterials (creos™). Nobel Biocare supports its customers through all phases of professional development, offering world-class training and education along with practice support and patient information materials. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Production takes place at five sites located in the United States, Sweden, Japan and Israel. Products and services are available in over 80 countries through subsidiaries and distributors.

Henry Schein’s Steven Kess honored for pioneering program for children with disabilities

Posted on March 21, 2019

American Friends of Shalva (AFOS) announced that Steven W. Kess, Vice President, Global Professional Relations, Henry Schein, Inc., and President, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, has received the Spirit of Hope Award at its 29th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The event was held on March 6, 2019 at Guastavino’s in New York City.

Mr. Kess was selected as this year’s recipient because of his role as a visionary partner in establishing the Oral Health for Everyone (OHEV) program at the Shalva National Center in Israel, one of the largest and most advanced centers for disability care and inclusion in the Middle East. The OHEV program is a pioneering program that systematically integrates oral health care and education into the rehabilitative programs and developmental goals of children with disabilities. Utilizing a unique, preventive approach with specially trained staff and a state-of-the-art dental clinic accessible to those with disabilities called The Henry Schein Cares Oral Health Clinic, the program annually provides 400 children at Shalva with oral health check-ups, fluoride varnish treatments, personal guidance, and education. The program receives visits by dentistry students from universities across the globe and serves as an international model for medical and disability care institutions.

“Working with Steve to develop the OHEV program and our continued partnership over the years has been a most inspirational experience,” says Kalman Samuels, founder and president of the Shalva organization. “You quickly learn that his celebrated professional achievements pale in comparison to his care and compassion for others.”

Messrs. Kess and Samuels are both members of the Project Accessible Oral Health Alliance. Mr. Kess has served as a member of the Shalva organization’s OHEV professional board since the program’s inception in 2014 and has instrumentally escorted the program’s development and establishment in 2017.

“Steve’s leadership of Henry Schein Cares’ partnership with Shalva to develop the Oral Health For Everyone program is just the latest example of countless innovative partnerships he has forged throughout his career to advance worthy goals, in this case providing transformative care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families, and promoting social inclusion,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “Steve continues to build on Henry Schein’s commitment to expand access to care for people with special needs by improving health literacy, expanding geographic coverage, increasing cultural competency, and addressing the financial and reimbursement rates for special needs care. On behalf of more than 18,000 Team Schein Members, we salute him.”

Additional awardees at the AFOS gala dinner include the Shalva Band, an Israeli band of musicians with disabilities which was a candidate to be Israel’s representative at the Eurovision competition this year.

Shalva, The Israel Association for Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities provides an all-encompassing range of services for 2,000 individuals from infancy through adulthood and their families. Shalva gives equal access and opportunity to all participants regardless of religion, ethnic background, or financial capability. 

Sonendo® Announces Three Key Hires

Posted on March 21, 2019

The three individuals joining the Sonendo team are: Jacqueline Collins, Vice President, General Counsel; Jane Metcalf, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance; and Sara Wissmueller, Vice President of Information Technology.

Jacqueline Collins spent 15 years as Vice President, General Counsel at Nobel Biocare North America, a Danaher subsidiary, and a leading dental implant and digital dentistry medical manufacturer. Jacqueline holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Oregon, an MA in Political Science from Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute, and a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law.

Jane Metcalf brings nearly 28 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance in the medical device field. Before joining Sonendo, Jane was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Reverse Medical Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of neurological medical devices. She has held Quality and Regulatory Vice-Presidential positions at GE HealthCare and Conmed Corporation. Jane holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from The University of California at Irvine.

Sara Wissmueller has over 25 years of Information Technology experience in various industries. Before joining Sonendo, Sara was VP of IT for Verizon Connect (Telogis), an industry leader in telematics and fleet management. Sara has managed IT departments at DB Schenker, Washington Mutual, and Tricon Global Restaurants. Sara holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Management Information Systems & Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Marquette University.

President and CEO, Bjarne Bergheim notes, "We are thrilled to add these three talented executives to our leadership team. Jackie, Jane, and Sara will be critical players as we continue to build out the Sonendo opportunity and prepare the Company for future growth."

About Sonendo

Sonendo, Inc. is a privately-held company developing disruptive technology to transform dentistry by Saving Teeth Through Sound Science®. The first commercially available product from Sonendo, the GentleWave® System shows significant improvements in clinical efficacy and procedure efficiency when compared to standard root canal treatment.1,2,3

References

1. Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48.

2. Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-05.

3. Trope M et al. (1999) J Endod. 25:345–50.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements based on management's beliefs, assumptions and expectations and information currently available to management. All statements that address events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future are forward-looking statements, including without limitation our expectations on the timing and progress of research and development activities. Management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made. However, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they speak only as of the date when made. Sonendo does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements publicly, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results, developments or events could differ materially from those disclosed in the forward-looking statements. 

KaVo Kerr Expands Access to Premier Caries Detection Equipment Through VixWin™

Posted on March 21, 2019

 It’s a big day for VixWin Platinum software users. Originally released by Gendex™, the latest version of the VixWin Imaging software (3.6.0) now seamlessly integrates with DEXIS CariVu through its new Image Capture software module.

DEXIS CariVu uses cutting-edge transillumination technology to detect caries and cracks earlier and more precisely than by using radiographs alone. With 99 percent accuracy* in caries detection, CariVu has proven to help dental practitioners throughout the globe improve their diagnostic certainty.

With no ionizing radiation, this portable device is a game changer for any dental practice — especially for cosmetic/restorative dentists, pedodontists, holistic dentists, conservative practitioners or any practice looking for a safe and comfortable caries detection solution for their patients. Easy to read and understand, CariVu images are also a great patient education tool that can help patients play a more active role in their treatment planning.

The Image Capture module allows VixWin Platinum users to easily capture CariVu images and saves them directly to their existing patient charts. Compare CariVu images side-by-side with radiographs, intraoral photos or other CariVu images for a comprehensive look at a patient’s dental health.

The Image Capture module of VixWin comes included with any purchase of DEXIS CariVu as well as complimentary training for dental practices. For more information or to schedule a free, in-office demonstration, visit https://dexis.kavokerr.com/see or call 888-ASK-KAVO.

*Study data on file.

Aspen Dental VIBE Session Brings Together More Than 125 Dental Students for One-of-a-Kind Recruiting Experience

Posted on March 20, 2019

More than 125 dental students from 35 dental schools across the country descended on Dallas over the weekend to participate in a one-of-a-kind Aspen Dental VIBE Session aimed at matching fourth-year dental students with Aspen Dental practice owners looking to hire new dentists upon graduation.

The result? By the end of the weekend, 20 candidates had accepted a full-time position at an Aspen Dental office upon graduation.

Roughly 6,000 dental students will graduate in 2019, and an estimated 25% will begin their career at a practice supported by a dental support organization (DSO). There is an industry-wide race to recruit top talent, which means that DSOs are becoming increasingly competitive to meet the shifting needs and expectations of graduating dental students.

“Now more than ever, it’s important that we continue to evolve in order to meet the needs of millennials and an increasingly diverse workforce,” said Dr. Arwinder Judge, chief clinical officer at ADMI. “Events like these are integral in helping dental students not only learn what Aspen Dental is all about, but also make it clear that dentists who join Aspen Dental are supported by mentors and an organization that will stop at nothing to enable their success throughout their entire career journey."

The VIBE Session took place at the historic Adolphus Hotel in Dallas from March 15-17 and was the first in a series of sessions currently planned throughout the country in 2019. Dental students heard from members of the ADMI leadership team, engaged in a panel discussion with dentists at various stages of their Aspen Dental career journey, and enjoyed remarks from keynote speaker Chip Madera, who encouraged them to build confidence and put exceptional patient experiences at the heart of everything they do.

The session concluded with approximately 250 interviews during a three-hour career guidance and interview period.

Added John Murphy, vice president of talent acquisition at ADMI, "The purpose of the VIBE Session was simple: immerse students in our unique culture, understand their goals and career aspirations, and align them with the right career opportunities. With nearly 20 candidates hired for opportunities across the country, the event was a win-win for participating students and Aspen Dental practice owners alike.”

More information on careers at Aspen Dental can be found at AspenDentalJobs.com.

AACD Charitable Foundation Receives the 2018 Mary Byron Award

Posted on March 19, 2019

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation (AACDCF) received the 2018 Mary Byron Project Celebrating Solutions Award in honor of the work it's done for adults who’ve suffered dental injuries from domestic and sexual violence. The Mary Byron Project Inc. fosters innovations and strategies to end domestic violence. This is the sixteenth year for the annual recognition, which showcases innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of intimate partner violence.

For the Mary Byron Inc. awards, local and national experts help select programs they believe serve as models for the nation. Each winning program receives $10,000 in unrestricted funds. To date, the Mary Byron Project, Inc. has awarded over $1 million to innovative programs in 30 states across the nation.

The AACDCF was recognized by the Mary Byron Project for the work done by AACD member dentists, dental laboratories, and other dental professionals who have volunteered their time and expertise pro bono to restore the damaged smiles of more than 1,700 survivors of intimate partner violence for a total dollar value of more than $16 million. The AACDCF is honored to receive this award as they celebrate the 20-year anniversary of its Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program.

The GBAS program started its mission because of survivors like Dawn, who after being abused by her partner, woke up in the hospital with a fractured skull, broken ribs, a scarred face, and destroyed teeth. She lost her job, her house, and her self-respect, and spent years trying to rebuild her confidence. She was ashamed of the way she looked until a domestic abuse advocate told her about the Give Back a Smile program. Dawn is now getting her degree in counseling and working towards her dream of advocating for other women trapped in abusive relationships.

"GBAS gave me back the dignity my abuser had robbed me of. I no longer look in the mirror and see a tarnished woman. I see a beautiful smile and light in that woman’s eyes. I have become the selfie queen!” – Dawn, domestic abuse survivor

To ensure the Give Back a Smile program can provide services to survivors like Dawn for another twenty years, consider one of these many ways to support the program:

Donate Online to GBAS

Become a Volunteer

Join the Whitening Challenge 

GBAS Silent Auction - Biding for the 2019 auction will open, April 1!

Learn how to help someone experiencing domestic violence

The AACD Charitable Foundation is also hosting a celebration in The Skybox in San Diego, California, during the 35th Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session on Thursday, April 25, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This event is open to the public and sponsored by Ceatus Media Group. The celebration will include food, live music, and other GBAS supporters who really know how to have a good time for a great cause. Attendees of this event will have the pleasure of taking in the breathtaking 360-degree landscape of the San Diego coastline as well as an exciting aerial view of the San Diego baseball stadium, Petco Park. Tickets are $125 USD/person and are limited to the first 200 people. Event proceeds benefit survivors of domestic and sexual violence through the Give Back a Smile program. For more information about this event, or to register for the 35th Annual AACD Scientific Session, visit www.aacdconference.com.

To learn more about the GBAS program, visit www.aacd.com/aboutGBAS.

One in four women will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime. If you or someone you know could be helped by GBAS - or would like to get involved in the program - please visit the GBAS website at www.givebackasmile.com or call toll-free 800.773.4227 for more information.

Zest Dental Solutions Names David Painter as Chief Strategy Officer

Posted on March 19, 2019

Zest Dental Solutions (Zest), the only manufacturer of the LOCATOR® Family of Attachment Systems and provider of clinician trusted dental materials and small equipment, announces that David Painter has joined Zest as its Chief Strategy Officer. David will oversee the Marketing Department, the company’s long-term Strategic Plan and will also lead M&A initiatives.

David Painter has 23 years of experience in the global dental industry where he has held leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and Business Development within the dental implant, endodontic and orthodontic markets. For the past five years David held leadership positions at Implant Direct, a company within the Danaher Corporation, most recently as Vice President, Global Business Unit Head. Before that David held leadership roles within various Divisions of Dentsply International and Zimmer Dental (formerly Sulzer Medical).

“I am excited to join the Executive team with Zest Dental Solutions,” says David. “Zest has established itself as the leader in the removable full-arch market and I believe that we will build upon the great legacy as we support our implant manufacturing partners, dentists, dental laboratories and the patients that they serve.”

“David brings with him an extensive and rich professional track record of success within leading global dental organizations,” states Tom Stratton, CEO Zest Dental Solutions. “We are confident his leadership and strategy will position Zest for continued growth in both the US and international markets.”

About Zest Dental Solutions

Zest Dental Solutions is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of diversified dental solutions for a continuum of patient care from the preservation of natural teeth to the treatment of total edentulism. The company's product offering consists of a range of solutions including the LOCATOR® Family of Attachment Systems, Consumables and Dental Equipment, with global distribution through Implant Companies, dealer/distributor networks, as well as a domestic retail sales operation. Zest Dental Solutions is headquartered in Carlsbad, California with operations in Anaheim and Escondido, California. Zest Dental Solutions is a portfolio company of BC Partners, a leading private equity firm. For more information, please visit www.zestdent.com.

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