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Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Vista Dental Products introduces Elasti-Vac™ a cost effective alternative to the popular Ultradent®* brand Capillary Tip.

This narrow, flexible tip easily navigates curved canals. Intended for endodontic evacuation, though not limited to, this luer lock tip is easily attached to a luer HVE adapter. This allows for connection to high or low speed suction valves.

Micro-evacuation allows for quick and easy removal of moisture from endodontic canal systems, minimizing the need for paper points. Designed in a translucent material, the tip allows for visualization of the suction path.  

Available in packages of 20 and 50 tips. Save 20% or more by switching to Elasti-Vac™ today!

Vista Dental Products offers a full line of quality tips and syringe for varaious applications, at competitive prices.   

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Grinning for Golf: Kid Smiles Celebrates Five Years of Fundraising for Oral Healthcare for Children

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Philadelphia, PA – On October 2nd, philanthropic golfers and guests will gain exclusive access to a premier member’s only club during Kids Smiles’ “Open Wide” Golf Classic and Cocktail Party. Celebrating the 5th anniversary of the event, Kids Smiles invites guests to a day on the links at Huntington Valley Country Club, voted by Golf Digest as one of Pennsylvania’s top private golf courses. After the outing, golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to celebrate their charitable efforts with food, drink, and a silent auction during the Cocktail Party sponsored by BDO. All proceeds from the event will directly support Kids Smiles’ mission to provide oral health care and health education for Philadelphia’s children in need.

Last year, generous support from sponsors and guests of the “Open Wide” Golf Classic & Cocktail Party helped raise $90,000 for the organization. The funds raised enabled Kids Smiles to provide preventive and restorative dental treatment to more than 18,000 Philadelphia children in need, while reaching an additional 20,000 children and parents with health literacy programming in the community.

“We are so grateful to everyone who supports this event, as it’s our only fundraising event of the year”, said Cheryl Janssen, Kids Smiles CEO, “This year, funds from the outing will impact our Sweet Sixteen Capacity Building Campaign. Through this campaign, Kids Smiles will be enabled to meet the growing demand for our services through education program expansion, and crucial upgrades to our facilities and technology, which will allow us to reach 3,400 more children.”

This year, Kids Smiles has enhanced the player experience by partnering with Golf Genius to provide live scoring during the golf tournament. The organization is grateful for the generous support from the following top sponsors: BDO, DentalEZ, Highpoint Dental, Jenkintown Dental, Smilestone Dental, Ballard Spahr, BB&T, Cheryl and Paul Janssen, Healthcare Management Solutions Inc., Keller Williams: Pugliese Davis Team, Keystone Property Group, Navigate, and St. Clair CPA Solutions. For information on how to sponsor or attend the event please visit,



About Kids Smiles

Kids Smiles is a 501(c) (3) non-profit dental care organization with centers in Southwest and West Philadelphia, PA. It provides preventive and restorative dental care to children in underserved communities, and offers health empowerment education programs focusing on the prevention of dental disease and the development of positive, personal health behaviors. Kids Smiles treated 19,300 patients in 2016, with an 86% patient return rate, and has been serving children and their families since 2001. For more information, visit


Aspen Dental on the Importance of Having the Right Support

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Syracuse, N.Y. – In an industry where advertising is wrought with white lab coats, dental chairs and perfect smiles, Aspen Dental-branded practices are breaking through the sea of sameness with a new recruitment marketing campaign featuring Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 Aspen Dental Ford Fusion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

The campaign, which features four 30-second videos, uses Patrick’s own racing career as a metaphor for what dentists experience on their career journeys, highlighting the importance of knocking down obstacles and surrounding oneself with the right support.

The spots – “Mentors,” “Don’t Go It Alone,” “Career Hurdles,” and “Family of Support” – are currently being deployed online through programmatic display and social media advertising, as well as on television in select markets.

“One of the reasons we teamed up with Danica three years ago is that she’s the embodiment of a focused, passionate professional who doesn’t let anything get in the way of her dreams, much like the dentists who join Aspen Dental practices,” said Mike Petrosillo, senior director of marketing at Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI). “In this campaign, she helps shine a spotlight on some of the benefits of joining Aspen Dental, like having a mentor and the unparalleled support that comes along with having a team that removes the hurdles that stand between you and your dreams.”

Dentists, particularly recent dental school graduates, are increasingly choosing to join group practices supported by dental support organizations (DSOs) like ADMI that offer opportunities for practice ownership, more time with patients, and peer-to-peer professional development. According to the American Dental Association, 7.4% of practicing dentists currently operate with DSO support, a choice that is even more pronounced among new dentists – 16.3% of dentists under the age of 34 are affiliated with a DSO, and an estimated one in four new dental school graduates join DSO-supported practices.

“Along with the dentists who own and operate Aspen Dental-branded practices, we’re committed to doing whatever it takes to make it easier for dentists to achieve their dreams,” said Dr. Arwinder Judge, chief clinical officer at ADMI. “It’s why we invest so heavily in best-in-class learning and development programs, formalized mentorship, and working with dentists to map out a career that meets their long-term goals and aspirations.”


Gene Kirtser Appointed President of Affordable Dentures and Implants

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Raleigh, North Carolina, July 24, 2017 --  Affordable Dentures & Implants announced today that Gene Kirtser has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of its dental support organization, Affordable Care. Mr. Kirtser previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ROi (Resource Optimization and Innovation), a division of Mercy Health, a healthcare supply chain organization.

“Gene is a proven leader with a history of driving growth and operational execution," said Doug Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Affordable Care. "Gene’s track record of delivering sustainable performance and his deep expertise in healthcare make him a perfect fit for the organization as Affordable Dentures & Implants continues to provide leading products and services to its patients and expands its market presence, and as Affordable Care continues to support our affiliated dentists with value added services. We are delighted to welcome Gene to the team.”

Mr. Kirtser has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. After joining ROi in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer, he was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011.  While at ROi, Mr. Kirtser was responsible for developing and launching a strategy to transition ROi from a supply chain department of Mercy into an innovative company servicing healthcare systems across the country. Previously, Mr. Kirtser held positions at SRI Surgical, Maxxim Medical, ChoicePoint Health Systems, and Baxter/Allegiance.  Mr. Kirtser holds a B.S. in finance from Miami University.  

“I am honored to join Affordable Care at this exciting point in Affordable Dentures & Implants’ growth,” said Gene Kirtser. “This team has developed an impressive model for delivering innovative, high-quality care to patients at a compelling value.” 

Sleep Group Solutions and SomnoMed Partner-up to Train Dentists in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sleep Group Solutions has expanded its partnership with SomnoMed to include SomnoMed's products and devices in Sleep Group Solutions' 2017 seminar schedule beginning with the Chicago and Houston seminars on September 8-9, 2017. This partnership of the two largest organizations in Sleep Breathing Dysfunction (SBD) represents a huge step forward in industry cooperation.

Rani Ben-David, President and founder of Sleep Group Solutions (SGS) says, "We need to educate the public that it is their dentists who can provide them with the most comfortable and effective treatment modalities- the intra-oral appliances SGS presents Dental Sleep Medicine training seminars for dentists every weekend in two different cities. Several hundred eager bright Dentists receive 16 CE credits and are trained each month to screen and treat the many victims of Obstructive Sleep Apnea."

SomnoMed is the supplier of SomnoDent oral devices for the intra-oral treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The SomnoDent device is one of the most comfortable, high-quality and effective devices for patients.

In Houston, Dr. Srujal Shah, a highly respected authority on sleep disorders will be the principle presenter. His practice is limited to the treatment of sleep disorders and snoring. He is the President of Spark Sleep Solutions with five locations in the Bay Area.

In Chicago, Dr. Barry Freydberg, a consummate teacher of dental sleep medicine, will present an A to Z course on DSM, giving anecdotes and case examples from his own dental sleep practice.

Cooperative seminar schedule for 2017:

9/8-9/9: Chicago, IL

9/8-9/9: Houston, TX

9/22-9/23: Seattle, WA

10/27-10/28: Atlanta, GA

11/3-11/4: Philadelphia, PA

11/10-11/11: Phoenix, AZ

11/17-11/18: Toronto, Canada

12/1-12/2: New York NY

12/8-12/9: Dallas, TX

12/15-12/16: Portland, OR

About Sleep Group Solutions 

For over ten years Sleep Group Solutions has trained Dentists worldwide on how to properly implement a Dental Sleep Medicine program in their practices. Pioneers in Dental Sleep Medicine Education, instrumentation and in-office training SGS offers the industry's most comprehensive selection of CE seminars. With over 75 dental CE courses every year SGS is the world's largest provider of dental sleep medicine continuing education.

Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders. Sleep Group Solutions offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring and sleep apnea. SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice. Sleep Group Solutions offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances, online directory and online marketing for CPAP Intolerant patients. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer, and offers Home Sleep Testing devices. To be a partnering dental lab with Sleep Group Solutions and present during their 2-day lectures, call 954-606-6960 Ext 2008.

About Somnomed 

SomnoMed provides treatment solutions for Sleep-related Breathing Disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and bruxism. SomnoMed was commercialized on the basis of extensive clinical research. Supporting independent clinical research, continuous innovation and instituting medical manufacturing standards has resulted in SomnoDent becoming the state-of-the-art and clinically proven medical oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). More than 300,000 patients around the world have treated their mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with SomnoDent oral device therapy. Worn during sleep and fitted by a dental sleep specialist, the SomnoDent line of oral appliances are customized to offer superior comfort and quality to each individual patient.

Eaglesoft & CareCredit Provide Faster and Easier Check-Out for Patients

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CareCredit, a leading provider of promotional healthcare financing, is now integrated using the latest version of Patterson’s Eaglesoft practice management solution. The enhanced functionality makes it even easier for teams to help patients use the CareCredit health, wellness and personal care credit card to get the care they need.

For over three years, practice teams who accept CareCredit could use their Eaglesoft solution to quickly and efficiently submit CareCredit patient applications. With the newest upgrade, teams can now also seamlessly integrate with CareCredit to run a transaction that will automatically post to the patient ledger and can look up a CareCredit account number if the patient does not have their card with them – all without leaving their software. This newly expanded integration saves teams valuable time and facilitates a faster check-out for patients.

“We understand that every second counts in a busy dental practice. The latest version of Eaglesoft further streamlines and simplifies how teams use CareCredit within their practice to help patients,” said Doug Hammond, senior vice president and general manager, CareCredit.

“With each software upgrade, we incorporate valuable new features that benefit practice teams and ultimately, their patients,” said Cecile Schauer, vice president of marketing, commercial software, Patterson Dental. “Providing integrated access to CareCredit’s offerings can make it easier for teams to share financial options with patients. Which, in turn, makes it easier for patients who have an out-of-pocket expense to choose to move forward with recommended treatment.”

Practice teams who have already upgraded to the new Eaglesoft version and who accept CareCredit can use the new functionality, including the CareCredit transact feature, immediately. Teams on Eaglesoft Service Club who have yet to upgrade can upgrade to Eaglesoft 19 for free by contacting Patterson Technology Services at 800-475-5036. Dental teams who have yet to add CareCredit as a payment option for their patients can call 800-300-3046, option 5 to get started.



Sterngold Receives U.S. Patent for the Stern Snap® Angled Attachment

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sterngold has announced that their Stern Snap® Angled Attachment has been issued a U.S. patent. As part of their effort to provide solutions to the complications faced by doctors, Sterngold has introduced a product to fix the basic problem of implant misalignment—and the negative effect that produces on patient satisfaction.

Sterngold says that their mission is to “…provide our customers with consistent, superior products, components, and accessories at competitive prices on time.”

The Stern Snap Angled Attachment is engineered to deliver versatile angulation and improved durability. The Stern SnapAngled two-piece design can perform True Angle correction of up to 20˚ on divergent implants without the need to rely on a hinging attachment. It’s compatible with all popular implant systems, it has a low profile of 2.5mm in height, and its new Maximum Durability Retention Caps come in three levels at 1lb (yellow), 2lb (green), and 3lb (brown). 

Ron Appel and Jeremy Ross Participated in UPS’ Women’s Business Resource Group 10th Anniversary Meeting

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Ron Appel, Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Repair Business Group and Global Handpiece and Small Equipment Solutions Group, Henry Schein, Inc. and Jeremy Ross, Director of Business Operations & Development, Henry Schein, Inc. recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by UPS at its Women’s Business Resource Group (Women’s BRG) Meeting. The “Customer View Point” panel addressed overall customer experience and how to change the conversation among UPS customers from price to value. 

“We are thrilled to have been invited to address the Women’s BRG of UPS and share feedback among attendees from various market sectors who share a common goal of providing an optimal customer experience that impacts business success,” said Mr. Appel. “At Henry Schein, we are always looking for ways to reinvent our business model and improve the customer experience, and appreciate the platform UPS gave us to share some of the company’s successes as a result of our ongoing evolution and transformation in health care.”

Attended by nearly 60 UPSers at all levels from administrative to senior management and from all departments, including finance, business development and operations, the event served to help UPSers better understand how they can improve the customer experience, as well as change the perception of UPS as a valued partner among customers, and not just a transportation carrier.

Smart Training: Low-Cost ‘Essentials’ Compliance Package

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Smart Training, the nation’s leading provider of OSHA and HIPAA compliance training for dental practices, has introduced the first DIY compliance solution for dental offices.  “Smart Training Essentials is a revolutionary new product,” says Smart Training CEO Josh Matheney. “It’s unique because we’ve added leading edge technology to the compliance process, a component that the ADA and other offerings lack.   Essentials also provide up-to-date documentation, policies, and procedures, and is very affordably priced.”

Essentials clients are assisted by Smart Training compliance specialists who help dentists implement the various components.  Essentials helps dental offices fulfill several OSHA requirements, including mandates for staff training, OSHA Lead training, Job Hazard Analysis, Written Safety Programs, and monthly Safety Meetings.

Smart Training Essentials also offers HIPAA compliance necessities, including required staff and Privacy Officer training and a unique DIY Risk Assessment process.  “The HIPAA Risk Assessment process alone was four years in development,” says Matheney, “and we support the process with up-to-date HIPAA policies and procedures, patient documents and required monthly Security Meetings.”

Smart Training Essentials employs various methods to ensure that these tools are implemented, including email notifications, escalation notifications, and a new Smart Training ‘Compliance Wizard.’  Clients have 24/7 access to Smart Training’s Learning Management System, so training modules can be accessed at any time with training records available online.

Smart Training designed Essentials to be affordable for even small dental offices.  “Smart Training Essentials is priced at just $750 per year.  If clients prefer a monthly payment option, it’s available at $79 per month,” says Matheney.

Dental offices can access additional information on Smart Training Essentials here:

Cold as Ice Endo Spray by Dental Creations, LTD

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017

Cold as Ice Endo Spray by Dental Creations LTD is perfect for on the spot testing of pulp health. The spray causes a rapid pupal response in vital teeth due to its low liquid temperature of -26.2°C (-15.2°F).  Net weight 10 oz., includes directional spray extension.


  • Produces Fast Response

  • No Dripping

  • Includes Directional Spray Extension

  • Environmentally Friendly

  • Easy to Use

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