MELVILLE, NY April 19, 2016-- 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, recently hosted its 10th annual Special Markets National Sales Meeting at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Jacksonville, Florida. The meeting brought together more than 200 Team Schein Members and 100 representatives from 60 supplier partners to celebrate this year’s theme, “Sales Wars: The Power of the Past, the Force of the Future.”
The National Sales Meeting featured dozens of breakout sessions, facilitating discussions about best practices and providing opportunities to meet with supplier partner representatives. The meeting was also an opportunity to look back at the success achieved by the Special Markets team, which has grown from a $100 million business in 2004 to $500 million today.
“Henry Schein is a company committed to new ideas and the Special Markets team has been the key to Henry Schein’s reinvention,” said Hal Muller, President, Special Markets Division, Henry Schein, Inc. “Through niche markets, we drive reinvention and with dental service organizations (DSOs) being the fastest growing channel in dentistry today, we are in the right place at the right time.”
During the meeting, Mr. Muller led a Q&A session with Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc. to discuss trends driving changes in health care, as well as the Company’s secret sauce that has helped sustain the Company’s unique culture for more than 84 years.
“We are moving into a far more connected world than ever before and everything we do for customers will be tied to interoperability,” said Mr. Bergman. “As trusted advisors, we remain committed to serving as change agents for customers looking to embrace digital solutions that benefit the practice, dental team and patients. “As for Team Schein, it is important for us to stay connected as well by emphasizing our Company's commitment to giving back to society, which is the secret sauce of our growth.”
Since 1995, Henry Schein Special Markets has been serving DSOs, dental schools, federal government agencies, institutional organizations and community health centers.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the NASDAQ 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs nearly 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, NY, Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
Perio Protect President and Chief Scientific Officer Duane C. Keller, DMD will be speaking on Friday, May 13, from 8am to 10:30am on Perio Tray® usage, with a presentation to dental professionals entitled "Kill 'em Quick, Dead, and Often." The meeting will be in room 304 in the Anaheim Convention Center.
Highlights of the presentation: Kill 'em Quick, Dead and Often: Managing Biofilms for a Firm Gingival Foundation
Gum disease is hard to manage because patients can’t do a good job maintaining their health at home. Toothbrush, rinse, and floss just don’t get deep enough to address the bacterial regrowth that occurs minutes after professional treatment is completed in the dental office. The Perio Tray® from Perio Protect can help. The sealed tray delivers oxidizing and oxygenating agents deep into periodontal pockets, and patients use it for just minutes each day. Research shows statistically significant reductions in bleeding and pocketing when prescription tray delivery is combined with scaling. Case studies explain how the special delivery is incorporated into treatment plans.
Learn the science behind this technique to help your patients get better results. When you treat the cause of the disease not only do you get better results, you also have faster, more comfortable future cleanings; fresher breath; whiter teeth; and beautiful pink, healthy gums.
If you plan to attend CDA this May, be sure to register for Dr. Keller’s course. You will be ready to put your new knowledge to work immediately after the presentation.
About the presenter:
When Dr. Duane C. Keller discovered how well the Perio Tray® delivery of medication worked with his own patients, he originally thought the antibiotics delivered in the custom trays were at least as effective as the peroxide gel he prescribed. After all, science clearly showed that antibiotics were the answer to bacterial infections. Except….when they weren't. Antibiotics placed in pockets without peroxide rarely healed as well.
Dr. Keller studied the problem from a microbiology perspective and collaborated with leading specialists so that dental microbiology became the basis of his periodontal treatment protocols. The results speak for themselves.
Dr. Keller graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine and has maintained a successful private practice in St. Louis, MO since 1976. In addition to general dentistry, Dr. Keller works with physicians and physical therapists to provide non-surgical treatment for TMD patients in chronic pain.
As the Chief Scientific Officer for Perio Protect, LLC and a former educational officer for the I.A.O., Dr. Keller has been lecturing to national and international audiences for over twenty years. He has published more than 35 articles in professional journals, most recently an article in Cardiovascular System, and has patented numerous dental appliances and treatment methodologies. In 2004, the FDA cleared his Perio Tray® for the placement of solutions in periodontal pockets.
CHICAGO, April 19, 2016– In response to a growing number of AO members seeking distinction in the field of implant dentistry, the Academy is launching the AO Certificate in Implant Dentistry. This Certificate represents the highest standards of excellence in implant dentistry, and distinguishes practitioners’ continuing education efforts and knowledge to patients and colleagues around the globe.
“The AO Certificate challenges dedicated implant clinicians to attain their personal best,” said Dr. Amerian Sones, chair of the Fellowship and Certificate committee, which includes both general dentists and specialists. “Certificate qualifications will guide clinicians on an organized and clear path to achievement.”
The application, along with a Q&A and supporting resources, is available on AO’s Website at osseo.organd members can now begin the application process.
“This recognition will be appreciated by many entities – patients, staff and colleagues – and will impact the clinician’s practice for years to come,” added Dr. Sones.
All awardees will receive recognition at a special ceremony at the 2017 Annual Meeting, being held in Orlando, Fla., March 15-18, 2017,where they will be presented with the certificate and lapel pin. Photographs of each awardee will be featured in Academy News, announced to industry media and recognized on AO's website.
“This Certificate can also help patients to select their clinician with the knowledge that they are not only members of AO – the premier implant organization globally – but have also been recognized by the Academy for their continuing education and practice in the field of dental implants,” said Dr. Michael Norton, Board Liaison to the Fellowship & Certificate committee.
To qualify for the Certificate, applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Continuing Education and Core Knowledge– Applicants must present evidence of verifiable CDEs (CERPS, CPD, etc.) over a three-year period, on implant-related material, totaling 200 hours, to include 85 hours of “core knowledge” continuing education hours. The continuing education training (lecture and hands-on) that emphasizes surgical and/or restorative protocols must be obtained from ADA-CERP recognized providers.Applicants will need to provide a digital copy of the certificate of training.
Case Reports – Each applicant is required to submit four case presentations to be evaluated, using the Case Presentation Template (CPT) and covering these categories:
- single tooth
- fixed partial denture (fixed bridge)
- full-arch fixed reconstruction
Members may select the application that best suits their training, with a focus on surgery, restorative, or both surgery and restorative aspects of dental implant treatment. One of the cases presented should fulfill an immediate temporization/loading protocol. Each case presentation will require a witnessing signature.
Commitment to AO – At the time of application, each applicant must have been an AO member for three consecutive years and have attended a minimum of two Annual Meetings during that three-year period.
Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an issue of Advances in Dental Research on the International Caries Consensus Collaboration’s (ICCC) recommendations for carious lesion management and related terminology, developed from evidence-led consensus. Jo Frencken, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands; JDR Associate Editor Nicola Innes, University of Dundee, Scotland; and Falk Schwendicke, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, served as guest editors of this special issue.
Although the prevalence of dental caries has decreased in many countries over the last three decades, it remains one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide, burdening billions of people and generating significant global healthcare costs. The management of carious lesions should be guided by evidence-based, patient-centered recommendations founded on agreement between professionals, easing clinical decision-making.
Various terms are used to describe the clinical management of carious lesions, which has contributed to a lack of clarity in scientific literature. The Advances article titled “Managing Carious Lesions: Consensus Recommendations on Terminology” by Nicola Innes et al presents ICCC recommendations on agreed terms and definitions. A comprehensive list of terms to encompass the full spectrum of carious tissue removal options are presented in the article.
The Advances article titled “Managing Carious Lesions: Consensus Recommendations on Carious Tissue Removal” by Falk Schwendicke et al expounds upon the ICCC’s recommendations that avoid the restorative cycle as long as possible. The first line of treatment to control the disease in carious lesions should be methods aimed at biofilm removal or control (brushing, fluoride, diet). Restorative interventions are indicated only when cavitated carious lesions either are noncleansable or can no longer be sealed to stop the progress of the biofilm-mediated lesion. When a restoration is indicated, the priorities are as follows: preserving healthy and remineralizable tissue; achieving a restorative seal; maintaining pulpal health; and maximizing restoration success. Carious tissue is removed purely to create conditions for long-lasting restorations. Bacterially contaminated or demineralized tissues close to the pulp do not need to be removed. In deeper lesions in teeth with sensible (vital) pulps, preserving pulpal health should be prioritized, while in shallow or moderately deep lesions, restoration longevity becomes more important.
The evidence and, therefore, these recommendations support less invasive carious lesion management, delaying entry to, and slowing down, the restorative cycle by preserving tooth tissue and retaining teeth long-term.
“It is believed that if general recommendations around less invasive and more contemporaneous management of carious lesions could be drawn up, they could be tailored to all types of patients, countries, healthcare remuneration settings, dental care professionals and dental education systems,” said Guest Editor and JDR Associate Editor Nicola Innes. “Understanding that we do not need to remove all carious tissue to achieve an optimal outcome is a big change for the profession. The recommendations and terminology publications in this special issue address the lack of international guidance on carious lesion management that is causing considerable uncertainty for the dental profession.”
A companion podcast interview with Nicola Innes, Falk Schwendicke and Jo Frencken is available at http://jdr.sagepub.com/site//misc/Index/Podcasts.xhtml. Please visit http://adr.sagepub.com to read the May issue of Advances in Dental Research.
Many of the world's foremost experts on oral cancer recently gathered at the Global Oral Cancer Forum, a first-of-its-kind event held March 4-5, 2016, at New York University's Kimmel Center. The Inside Dentistry media team was on site to capture their thoughts on this extraordinary event and the next steps to help reduce the global incidence and impact of the disease.
For more information on the Global Oral Cancer Forum, including the whitepapers, poster winners, and the list of intellectual partners, please visit www.globaloralcancerforum.org
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 19, 2016)- Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, confirms list of Periodontic/Hygiene specialists speaking during new breakout track at SIROWORLD in Orlando, Florida.
Hosted at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort from Aug. 11-13, SIROWORLD is a three-day educational festival where thousands of dental professionals are expected to gather to gain invaluable training and education during content-rich general sessions and breakout sessions, network with peers and visit the 95,000 square-foot trade show floor featuring the best products and services within the dental industry, all while earning 18+ Continuing Education (CE) credits.
SIROWORLD: The Ultimate Dental Meeting offers 12 educational tracks with more than 100 breakout sessions available for attendees to customize their ultimate educational experience. This year, Dentsply Sirona introduced a new track: Periodontics/Hygiene.
Periodontics/Hygiene speakers presenting at SIROWORLD include (subject to change):
Heidi Arndt, RDH- Arndt is the founder and CEO of Enhanced Hygiene, a coaching and training organization that helps foster the growth, development and profitability between dental hygiene teams and the dental practice. With more than 18 years of dental experience, Arndt worked as a dental assistant, a treatment coordinator and practice manager before graduating from dental hygiene school in 1999.
o Session topic: “Hygiene Business Rule #1: Know Your Numbers”- monitoring key metrics in the hygiene department
o Session topic: “Grand Slam Hygiene Exam”- executing a productive, efficient and patient-centric hygiene exam in three simple steps.
Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, BS, RYT- Co-founder and director of Educational Designs, a company dedicated to providing consultation services to major dental companies, Menage Bernie is a nationally recognized speaker and recently celebrated her 30th year in the hygiene industry. She has served on editorial boards for state and national publications, and also serves as an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco.
o Session topic: “Paradigm Shifts in Periodontal Therapy: Implementing Evolving Protocols”- new methods to prevent and manage periodontal disease.
o Session topic: “Paradigm Shifts in Caries Management: Implementation of CAMBRA”- CAMBRA (carries management by risk assessment), a research-based, systematic method to prevent and treat caries.
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS- Known for her leadership and vision, DiGangi is a highly sought-after presenter in the industry. DiGangi holds publishing and speaking licenses with the American Dental Association (ADA) for Current Dental Terminology 2016 and Systematized Nomenclature for Dentistry (SNODENT) diagnostic coding. Invited by ADA to write a chapter in CDT 2017 Companion, she is a respected writer and authored the DentalCodeology series of easy-to-read, bite-size books for busy people.
o Session topic: “Connecting the Dots: Coding to Care and the New 2017 Gingivitis Code”- changes to 2017 coding procedures, specifically those for gingivitis.
o Session topic: DiGangi’s second breakout topic will be announced as the information becomes available.
Maria Goldie, RDH, MS- Goldie is recognized worldwide for her seminars through her company, Seminars for Women’s Health and Sex-Based Medicine, and is a noted researcher, author and speaker. A member of many associations and editorial boards, she has won numerous awards, formerly served as the editor-in-chief of Modern Hygienist and is currently editorial director of Pennwell’s RDH eVillage Focus. Goldie served as the 1997-98 President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), and aided an advisory panel to develop “The Future of Dental Hygiene Report”, and is the immediate past president of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH).
o Session topic: “Risk Assessment and Supportive Therapy for Implants”- protocols for implant maintenance and ensuring healthy implants.
o Session topic: “Oral Cancer and HPV: What’s Sex Got to do With It?”- oral cancer detection, risk factors and prevention strategies and the complications presented by HPV.
Early Bird pricing is now available for those who register for SIROWORLD through May 31. Registration for doctors is just $1,695 (regularly $1,995). Staff/spouse/guest/technician registration is only $995 (regularly $1,195) plus buy three, get one FREE!
VIP tickets are available for SIROWORLD for an additional $500. VIP tickets include reserved seating, upgraded dining options and special admittance into SIROWORLD entertainment events.
SCAD NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CDT AWARDS
Vita North America Serving as General Sponsor for 2016 SCAD Event
The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) has announced that applications are now being accepted for the prestigious Larsen Chu Award (open to dental technicians with less than 10 years of experience) and the Virtuoso Award (open to dental technicians with more than 10 years of experience). The submission deadline is August 10 and all are encouraged to apply.
Winners will be announced and honored at the annual SCAD event hosted in Chicago in October, where VITA North America is once again serving as the general sponsor. The eighth-annual SCAD conference event will feature high quality, evidence-based information on color-related issues in dentistry presented by some of the industry’s foremost leaders. VITA Zahnfabrik will also organize and pay for a three-day complimentary visit and hands-on training at the company’s headquarters in Bad Säckingen, Germany for both CDT Award winners.
Last year’s SCAD Award recipients included Dr. Natalie Pereira Sanchez of the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, who received the 2015 SCAD VITA Research Award, Mr. Ryan Sungmin Lim, who received the 2015 Larsen Chu Award and Mr. Nori Kawada, who accepted the 2015 Virtuoso Award.
VITA North America has been a provider of innovative dental products since 1985 and is the North American subsidiary of VITA, manufacturer of the internationally recognized Classical Shade Guide, 3D-Master Shade System, Easyshade V, VITA ENAMIC and other quality VITA restorative materials. For more information on VITA, call 800-828-3839 or visit www.vitanorthamerica.com.
SCAD leadership and presenters during the President’s Dinner at the 2015 Annual SCAD Conference: (L to R): 1. Federico Ferraris, 2. Nitzan Bichacho, 3. Panaghiotis Bazos, 4. Stephen F. Bergen, 5. Matt O¹Connell, 6. William M. Johnston, 7. Rade D. Paravina; 8. Branko Bojovic, 9. Ronald E. Goldstein, 10. Dan Nathanson, 11. Sabiha Bunek, 12. Stephen J. Chu, 13. Joe C. Ontiveros, 14. John M. Powers, and 15. Newton Fahl (Photo courtesy Stephen R. Snow, DDS)
Mr. Aki Yoshida, Chair, SCAD CDT Awards, with the 2015 Larsen-Chu Award recipient, Mr. Ryan Sungmin Lim, and the 2015 Virtuoso Award recipient, Mr. Nori Kawada
Dr. William M. Johnston presenting the 2015 SCAD VITA Research Award to Dr. Natalie Pereira of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
The panel of experts has decided: for each of the three regions represented in the contest, they have selected three teams whose work they found particularly exciting. Hundreds of teams, each consisting of a dentist and dental technician, submitted their case presentations accompanied by written and photographic documentation. Now the panel only has to decide who will be awarded first, second and third place. The final results will be announced at the award ceremonies in Madrid/Spain. The ceremonies will take place on June 10th, 2016, on the eve of the 3rd International Expert Symposium organized by Ivoclar Vivadent.
Anticipation Grows for Announcement of the Winner
The following teams have been shortlisted for the IPS e.maxThe panel of experts has decided: for each of the three regions represented in the contest, they have selected three teams whose work they found particularly exciting. Hundreds of teams, each consisting of a dentist and dental technician, submitted their case presentations accompanied by written and photographic documentation. Now the panel only has to decide who will be awarded first, second and third place. The final results will be announced at the award ceremonies in Madrid/Spain. The ceremonies will take place on 10 June 2016, on the eve of the 3rd International Expert Symposium organized by Ivoclar Vivadent.
Anticipation grows for announcement of the winner
The following teams have been shortlisted for the IPS e.max® Smile Award 2016: Asia - Pacific: Dr Jineel Ham and HaSeong Yoo (Korea), Dr Baijun Sun and Benhui Du (China), Dr Tetsuya Uchiyama and Michiro Manaka (Japan). Europe – Middle East – Africa: Anna Giorgadze and Ilias Psarris (Greece), Prof. Dr Petra Gierthmühlen and Udo Plaster (Germany), Dr Ferran Llansana and Juan Sampol Reus (Spain). North America and Latin America: Dr Gabriela Pappaterra and Libardo García Tolosa (Colombia), C.D. Lucio Armando Quevado Hernández und Ramon Sanchez Hernández (Mexiko)and Dr Luis Sanchez and Alic Alen (USA).
Impressive standard of entries
The members of the panel were genuinely impressed with the quality of the work they received. "To choose the winners was rather difficult as all the cases showed beautiful parts and details," explains Gonzalo Zubiri (Argentina). Oliver Brix (Germany) confirms: "It was fun and very interesting to see the different workflows and concepts behind the cases." Dr Jiang Shan (China) emphasizes the inspiration involved in many cases: "Because creation begins from perfect imitation, being a member of the panel for the IPS e.max Smile Award was a great opportunity for me to get inspired for my own work, too.”
IPS e.max Smile Award
The IPS e.max Smile Award is an international contest launched to find the best dental cases solved with the IPS e.max all-ceramic system. A panel of experts has been set up to evaluate all the projects submitted with regard to esthetics, complexity and harmony and select the winners. The winners will receive worldwide attention: their works will be presented at professional events and in the dental media.
IPS e.max® is a registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.
VOCO is excited to introduce Admira Fusion x-tra, the world’s first ALL CERAMIC-based direct bulk-fill restorative material. After almost two decades of intensive research and development, VOCO has created the first ever nano-ORMOCER® through the innovative “FUSION” of VOCO’s proven Nano-Hybrid and ORMOCER® (ORganically MOdified CERamic) technologies.
As a nano-ORMOCER® Admira Fusion x-tra’s chemistry base is formed by silicon oxide, making up both the glass fillers as well as the ceramic resin matrix, a first of its kind. This unique “Pure Silicate Technology” offers several remarkable advantages including up to 50% lower polymerization shrinkage (1.25% by volume) than today’s conventional composites, as well as up to 50% lower shrinkage stress; two key physical properties as it relates to bulk-fill restoratives. Admira Fusion x-tra has a 4mm depth of cure for fast and long lasting posterior restorations and is available in one universal shade. Admira Fusion’s nano-particulate amplifies its chameleon effect, enhancing its ability to adapt and blend to surrounding tooth structure compared to conventional composites.
The ORMOCER® matrix used within Admira® Fusion x-tra makes the material highly biocompatible, as it contains none of today’s classic monomers (BisGMA [BPA], TEGDMA, UDMA, etc). With an 84 % (by weight) inorganic filler content, the light-cured, radiopaque Admira Fusion x-tra has excellent strength and wear properties. Additionally it is compatible with all conventional bonding agents and offers homogeneous non-sticky handling.
For more information, visit www.vocoamerica.com, or call 888-658-2584
Great Places to Work® and Fortune name Benco Dental
One of the Top 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care
PITTSTON, PA — Benco Dental is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Health Care, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine.
Benco Dental ranked 20 on the list, based on employees’ assessments of the pride they take in their jobs, the camaraderie they experience with coworkers, and the trust they feel toward Benco Dental’s leaders.
This year’s Best Workplaces in Health Care stand out for creating workplaces that employees say make them feel good about what they do and close to their coworkers. Those feelings come despite employees working in an industry under pressure to implement new regulations, curb rising costs, and absorb technology advances while also caring for patients.
“Employees at the Best Workplaces in Health Care are working in a family-like atmosphere where everyone’s got each other’s back and they’re working toward a common goal of taking care of people,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “And the organizations that foster these inspiring, collegial cultures benefit by becoming talent magnets.”
The family feel creates a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining employees at a time when many organizations in the industry can’t fill jobs fast enough. In 2015, voluntary turnover in health care organizations hit 14.4%,according to CompData Surveys, but best health care workplaces are doing better at hanging onto workers, including in-demand positions such as nursing.
“At Benco Dental, we’re proud of how our associates work together to provide products, equipment and services to our customers, which improves the quality of dental care across the nation,” said George Rable, Vice President, Culture and People for Benco Dental. “Thank you to all the associates for everything they do to make Benco a great place to work,” added Rable.
Health care institutions are hierarchical by nature, and work groups at some must compete against each other for limited resources. At the best workplaces, however, employees say they feel like a cohesive unit no matter what their job, and can count on coworkers to cooperate. The vast majority describe their workplaces are “friendly,” and feel like an equal member of the organization regardless of their position.
To create the list, Great Place to Work® surveyed close to 34,500 employees at health care organizations, including hospital systems, home health care providers, national health care associations, and medical products distributors.
Benco Dental and the other winning companies were selected based on responses to Great Place to Work®’s Trust Index© employee assessment survey. Survey questions assessed co-workers' feelings on camaraderie and pride on the job, as well as how they felt about other workplace issues including management, communication, work-life balance, and compensation.
The Best Workplaces in Health Care ranking is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-certified organizations.