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Henry Schein's 16th Annual Holiday Cheer for Children Brightens The Holidays For More Than 1,000 Children And Families

Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, is brightening the holidays this season for more than 1,000 children and their families with "Holiday Cheer for Children," a flagship program of Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program.

Children and their families participating in the Holiday Cheer for Children program, now in its 16th year, are presented with clothing, toys, games and other gifts, purchased by Team Schein Members, who contribute their own time and money by sponsoring individual children. Food certificates to major supermarket chains are also presented to families in need through the program.  

"Many of our families have participated in Henry Schein's Holiday Cheer for Children program for several years, and the parents' gratitude and the excitement and joy of their children demonstrate just how much they value and appreciate this program," said Lynne Campbell, Volunteer Coordinator at the Nassau County Department of Social Services. "Holiday Cheer for Children continues to bring happiness to families that often face some of their greatest financial hardships during the holiday season. We are all thankful to Henry Schein." 

Each year, Henry Schein partners with local social service organizations at various company locations to help identify children and families who would benefit from participating in the Holiday Cheer for Children program. Henry Schein's largest event takes place at the Company's worldwide headquarters in Melville, N.Y., where Team Schein Members sponsored 615 children from Long Island. The celebration, themed this year around the popular Super Mario Bros. video-game franchise, featured a special dinner, a chocolate fountain, a cotton candy machine, Santa and Mrs. Claus, music and other games and festivities.  Click here to view a video from Henry Schein's Holiday Cheer for Children event in Melville.

"Team Schein Members truly look forward to helping make the holidays a special and memorable time for children and their families," said Gerry Benjamin, Henry Schein's Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. "The enthusiasm that Team Schein Members bring to the program contributes to its tremendous success and underscores the entire Company's commitment to advancing social responsibility through community engagement, giving back and volunteerism."

Holiday Cheer for Children is supported by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that works to foster, support and promote dental, medical and animal health by helping to increase access to care for communities around the world. 

Tony Robbins to Headline CEREC 30

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Charlotte, NC– Sirona Dental Systems, Inc., the company that pioneered digital dentistry, recently signed Tony Robbins, the world-renowned life success and leadership coach and No. 1 bestselling author, to appear on stage during its upcoming CEREC® 30th (CEREC 30) Anniversary Celebration.

Attendees of the three-day CAD/CAM extravaganza held at The Venetian® Hotel and The Palazzo® Hotel in Las Vegas from September 17-19, 2015 will be inspired and motivated as they learn from the master of leadership psychology during his exclusive 2-hour lecture headlining the business and leadership curriculum presented at CEREC 30.

Sirona Dental, Inc. President Michael Augins said, “Sirona is proud to equip dental professionals with the all of the tools needed to succeed in their professional lives. This includes not only great technology but also world-class education and practice management skills. We think that Tony Robbins is the perfect person to present at C30 as he is an expert on delivering ones full potential both in business and in life.”

CEREC 30 will feature the leading clinicians in dentistry and additionally will provide a comprehensive business and leadership curriculum. Robbins will headline an outstanding lineup of dynamic business speakers recruited by Sirona including Fred Joyal, renowned speaker on dental practice marketing, and Bernie Stoltz, CEO of Fortune Management. All speakers within this curriculum will present on topics that combine world-class clinical business education and leadership skills that can be applied directly in the dental practice.

In addition to an impressive lineup of motivational speakers, the CEREC 30th Anniversary Celebration will provide up to 18 CE credits across a comprehensive spectrum of digital dentistry topics and tracks, and feature an exhibit hall showcasing top dental companies and their products and services. 

All dental and dental laboratory professionals are encouraged to visit for additional information as it becomes available.

Valplast: Collaboration, GNYDM a Success

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New York, NY - At the Greater New York Dental Meeting this year, Valplast International Corporation, Master-Touch Dental Laboratories, Inc. and Precise-Fit Services International, Inc. made quite an impression on attendees from the dental industry. With two booths - one in the GNYDM area and one in IDT | ColLABoration - there was no shortage of information and giveaways.

“The Greater New York Dental Meeting is our Home Show, and we’re always thrilled to support the conference and meet our local customers," said Peter Nagy, President and CEO of Valplast International Corp.  "This year we had our largest presence ever, and we are very pleased with the response.”

With two locations this year, the Valplast Enterprises presented their full range of products and services for both clinicians and laboratories. Their latest Digital Technologies for partial dentures were displayed by Master-Touch Dental Laboratories and Precise-Fit Services. Dentists and laboratory technicians had the opportunity to see and use Adjustment instruments for Valplast® and new Finishing and Polishing tools available from The full line of Denture Home Care products was also on display.

Among some of the new products, the best seller of the week was the official Valplast® Chairside Adjustment Kit. Table demonstrations of the product gave visitors the ultimate experience to show the speed and simplicity of the kit. Visitors were also able to gather some goodies including free Val-Clean® samples and samples of the Green Mounted Stone.

Down the hall, at the IDT | ColLABoration booth, and Precise-Fit had giveaway bags, special samples, and table demonstrations of their finishing and polishing instruments and new super-fast techniques.

While at the show, Justin S. Marks, CDT, of Master-Touch Dental Labs, and Apeksha Pole, DMD, gave a compelling presentation about combining digital impressions with RPDs. Valplast Innovations offers services and provides education and consultation on implementation of digital technologies with RPD fabrication.

“It was pretty excellent to be able to talk about other dentists and technicians and describe to them how digital dentistry is moving forward right now and how we were able to collaborate to make many different types of partial dentures using digital impressions” said Dr. Pole.

The lecture consisted of a presentation highlighting the benefits of digital dentistry for the dentist-laboratory communication and workflow, and how the use of this technology gives patients a more enjoyable experience. Both Marks and Dr. Pole expressed how this is the future of dentistry and encouraged those in attendance to research how to use this technology to their advantage. Valplast provides courses and webinars on the use of digital technology in partial and denture fabrication.

“It has made a pretty big impact on both of our businesses.” said Marks.  “Obviously everything that we do in restorative dentistry starts with a good impression. If we can use digital to streamline that and have more accurate results that’s really what we are aiming to do and I think we both accomplished that.” 

DentalEZ Expands Institutional Sales Team

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Malvern, PA – DentalEZ® Group, a supplier of integrated products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, has announced a newly formed Institutional Sales Team. Specifically, the company’s Institutional and NevinLabs sales teams have joined forces to form a newly expanded Institutional Sales Team that will be in full effect by January 1, 2015. 

Remarked VP of Sales & Marketing Lisa Lee, “This recent merging of two key internal teams will help DentalEZ better penetrate and serve all customer segments, including dental labs, across the institutional channel. Our Institutional Sales Team can now focus on smaller geographic areas that will in turn allow increased frequency to better serve existing customers and the opportunity to manage a robust pipeline for future business.”  

Moreover, the new Institutional Sales Team model now enables sales representatives to better provide all DentalEZ and NevinLabs products while allowing for a more balanced selling emphasis through a single point of contact.    

All sales team members have received an abundance of cross training to ensure that they are extremely knowledgeable and prepared for a seamless progression. The new Institutional Sales Team features a number of outstanding DentalEZ sales team members, including:

·       Ed Schmitt, Senior Institutional Sales Manager, Southern Region

·       Jason Hodowski, Senior Institutional Sales Manager, Northern Region

·       Gina Verkamp, Institutional Sales Manager, Western Region

·       Mark Hayde, Institutional Sales Manager, Western Region

·       Deb Bridges, Institutional Sales Manager, Northern Region

·       Scott Rothschild, Institutional Sales Manager, Southern Region

CAP, Amann Girrbach Partner

Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

CAP officially announced a partnership with Amann Girrbach in North America on Monday.

"This combination of industry leaders will further bolster our comprehensive team of digitally seasoned dental professionals," CAP's Rob Nazzal and Bob Cohen said in a statement. "Together, CAP and AG will continue to provide the expert advice and high-quality digital solutions, all backed by the world-class customer support and education, that you are accustomed to."

The rest of the statement, sent to CAP customers, read:

"For CAP, simply stated, working with our customers to ensure their success is and will always be our mission, and AG mutually shares this vision. You can be confident that the level of quality and support you have always known will remain constant.

"Effective January 5, you will have access to AG’s lines of products, innovations, materials and tools, all from CAP. Additionally, in the event of any AG CAD/CAM equipment service problems or interruptions, you will have access to CAP's milling center which will manufacture for you, at cost, until your machine is functioning properly.  We will also be combining our order fulfillment function and sales forces.  AG’s Charlotte office will remain the hub of their corporate presence in North America, including US marketing, product service/repair functions, administrative and other functions, while all other services will be transferred to CAP’s headquarters in Stoneham, MA.

"I believe we have now assembled an even stronger world-class team that that will continue to provide you industry leading service and support to ensure your future success. With this strategic move, CAP is more committed than ever to our customers to fulfill our mission to provide you with the best experience when doing business with us. We sincerely look forward to our continued partnership and mutual success with you."

3D Systems Expands ProJet 1200 Suite

Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – 3D Systems has announced the expansion of its ProJet® 1200 suite with the arrival of five new materials engineered specifically for the desktop printing capabilities of its micro-SLA 3D printer. These five new materials join the previously introduced VisiJet® FTX Green material, expanding the capabilities of jewelers, dental labs, manufacturers, engineers, and 3D artists in the creation of casting patterns, small end-use parts, figurines and presentation models.

ProJet 1200 – Jewelry

Advancing the production capabilities and throughput of jewelry designers, the ProJet 1200 now has an advanced FTX Cast material, a wax/resin hybrid material developed specifically for compatibility with a wide range of jewelry casting methods and materials, and FTX Gold and FTX Silver for stunning jewelry samples and presentation models. 

Jewelers can easily integrate FTX Cast, which casts much like traditional wax, into existing workflows with the added benefits of 3D printed parts. Combined with the precision and fantastic surface quality of micro-SLA from the ProJet1200, FTX Cast can be used to create exquisite, detailed pieces from rings to pendants. With glimmering gold and silver particles embedded in the materials, FTX Gold and FTX Silver provide the wow factor that brings customer presentation models and counter samples to life.

ProJet 1200 – Dental

Dental labs use the ProJet 1200 with FTX Green for the production of highly accurate, casting-friendly wax-ups for a range of small dental prosthetics. The ProJet 1200 prints in 30-micron layers at 585 dpi resolution for the production of up to 12 high-quality wax-ups in an hour, right on the desktop. The ProJet 1200 and FTX Green combine for an accelerated workflow with the exceptional results of traditional methods.

ProJet 1200 – Engineering and Manufacturing

Along with the casting capabilities of FTX Cast, engineering and manufacturing customers can take advantage of the arrival of FTX Gray, a high-contrast gray material that’s perfect for prototypes and accentuating fine features, and FTX Clear, a transparent clear material that can be applied in end-use parts and components. As part of the reimagined engineer’s desktop, the ProJet 1200 and FTX Gray and Clear allow engineers a fast way to locally create precise design prototypes of small assembly or components. Micro-SLA parts in FTX Gray and Clear also combine the strength and precision necessary for end-use applications and final one-off custom components, such as electronic connectors, robotics components and more.

ProJet 1200 – 3D Artists and Designers

Many 3D artists, designers and professional model makers also require strong, precise micro parts for toys, figurines, model aircraft, cars, model trains and more. The expanded ProJet 1200 materials selection provides even more opportunity for creative expression. Precision FTX Gray parts are paintable and they accentuate the fine features for which the ProJet 1200 is known. On top of that, beautiful, transparent FTX Clear parts project a hint of iridescence for stunning clear parts, perfect for a range of sculptures and model components. For artisans creating small cast sculptures, FTX Cast provides a less work intensive way to make accurate casting patterns in the workshop.

“The addition of these five materials represents our commitment to revolutionizing desktop 3D printing and bringing new capabilities to dental techs, jewelers, artists and engineers,” said Buddy Byrum, Vice President of Product and Channel Management, 3DS. “Now a jeweler, for instance, can design a ring, prototype it in FTX Gray, print a customer sample ring in FTX Gold and FTX Silver, and create a final casting pattern in FTX Cast—all from the same machine.”

Ratava Gets Major Canada Approval

Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014

A new Grade 5 Titanium and Chrome Cobalt (Type 4) product line is now Health Canada Approved and available for sale in Canada.

Currently, very few manufacturers of Titanium and Chrome Cobalt have Health Canada approval, and it has been difficult for Canadian dental laboratories and milling centers to find high quality products. German manufacturer Eisenbacher Dentalwaren ED GmbH and their exclusive North American distributor, The Ratava Group, have been working diligently since 2013 to gain Health Canada approval for their non-precious metal CAD/CAM products.

Eisenbacher’s products are made using only the highest quality of materials, which make for a very high strength, easy to mill, and corrosion-resistant product. Discs are available with or without a step ring in a variety of heights. All products are fully stocked and shipped from The Ratava Group in Tampa, Florida. For more information, contact The Ratava Group toll-free at 855-472-8282 or email

Nobilium to Market 'Super Ring'

Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014

Albany, NY – Nobilium has announced that it will market the “Super Ring” from Invent Dental.

This patent-pending device allows users to press multiple units without the worry of a cracked ring. Single or large ingots can be pressed in addition to single or multi-units. The “Super Ring” saves time, investment material and money.

Nobilium Honors Retiring CDT

Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014

Elmer L. Rose, CDT, is retiring from Nobilium after 26 years of service, and the company is naming its technical training center the "Rose Education Center" to honor his lifetime of service to the company and the dental laboratory industry.

Prior to joining Nobilium, Rose spent 21 years in the Navy as a dental technician managing laboratories.

Devon O. Howe, President of Nobilium, commented, "We have been fortunate that Elmer has provided many years of excellent service and look forward to his continued involvement as he will continue to work in a part-time role."

UAB Research Funding Top 10 Among Public Universities

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

University of Alabama Birmingham’s (UAB) research funding has now reached top ten status among public universities after a 20% fiscal year 2014 increase from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The school received $225 million dollars in FY 2014, up from $188 million in FY 2013.

Some of UAB's professional schools rank in the top ten as well. The School of Dentistry is second among dental schools, and the School of Public health ranks ninth. Other UAB schools are seeing significant funding increases as well. The School of Nursing's funding increased 160%, which has the school close to the top 30 in NIH funding.

“Garnering research support at this level furthers our goal of becoming the preferred academic medical center of the 21st century,” says Selwyn Vickers, MD, senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine at UAB. “This vital funding helps us grow our footprint in the fields of genomics, personalized medicine and other key areas and, in turn, provide unparalleled care to patients throughout our state and region.”

Key areas of funding growth include three newly formed research institutes in genomic medicine, personalized medicine, and information sciences. The school claims construction of a new Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building, planned as part of a larger Research and Academic Crescent, could help secure an estimated $48 million in additional NIH funding that could create upward of 580 new jobs and have an economic impact of $100 million on the Birmingham area.


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