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Glidewell Dental to Present 3rd Annual Educational Symposium in Orlando

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., February 28, 2019 ( - Glidewell Dental, a leader in dental education and a technological innovator in restorative dentistry for nearly 50 years, has announced the third annual Glidewell Dental Symposium. Scheduled for Nov. 8–9, 2019, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Florida, the event will provide practical clinical and business education, with a first day of fast-paced presentations, and a second day of in-depth lectures and hands-on programs crafted specifically to help doctors overcome the challenges of everyday dentistry. Attendees enrolled for both days will earn up to 12 hours of continuing education (CE) credits.

“This is an exciting time to be involved in dentistry,” said Dr. Neil Park, scientific chair of the Glidewell Symposium and vice president of clinical affairs at Glidewell Dental. “From innovative technologies to progressive clinical techniques, there are many opportunities to help improve oral health and transform the smiles of patients. The Glidewell Symposium, now in its third year, aims to bring dentists the emerging science, technology and clinical methodologies that will define the future of dentistry. The curriculum is intended to help clinicians learn new tools and techniques to expand their service offerings, overcome challenges, and meet the needs of patients.”

Dentists have conveyed a growing need for practical and hands-on dental education, as demonstrated by last year’s Glidewell Symposium, which more than doubled in size from the previous year and sold out three months before the event. In recognition of this strong enthusiasm, and to accommodate dentists in 2019, the Glidewell Symposium has moved to a world-class location in Orlando and will bring together even more experts from diverse areas of dentistry. During this weekend of networking and education, topics will cover everything from dental implants, restorative techniques and esthetic dentistry, to in-office milling, sleep-related dentistry and practice management. All courses are designed to provide real-world clinical and business solutions so that attendees can achieve immediate, tangible results when they return to their practices on Monday.

“In the general session on Friday, we will have a full day, with 16 fast-paced presentations that eliminate the nonessential information and get right to the heart of the clinical technique or business strategy being presented,” said Dr. Park. “And on Saturday, attendees can choose from nearly 20 focused lectures and hands-on programs that further expand on the topics that matter most to the individual attendee. We are taking the educational format that was so popular last year and making it even better. This structure allows dentists to explore multiple avenues to advance their dental practices and promotes a path to clinical and business success.”

On both days of the event, attendees will also be able to browse interactive exhibits that feature the latest in 3D printing, intraoral scanning, in-office milling, the CAD/CAM workflow, dental implants, and regenerative and restorative materials. There will be live demonstrations, virtual reality tours, and opportunities for one-on-one discussions with the doctors and scientists who develop today’s cutting-edge restorative solutions and the artificial intelligence that informs restoration-design technology.

The 2019 Glidewell Dental Symposium is for dentists, hygienists, and chairside and front-office staff. Tuition for the Friday general session is $195, and to register for sessions on both Friday and Saturday, tuition is $320. Early bird pricing is available for $145 and $270, respectively, when registering by May 1, 2019. Friday tuition includes a complimentary breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception with hosted bar; Saturday tuition includes breakfast. Because last year’s symposium sold out quickly, attendees are encouraged to register early to secure their seats. For the complete symposium agenda and to register, visit or call 866-791-9539.

About Glidewell Dental

Glidewell Dental is among the world’s largest providers of custom restorative services and is recognized as an industry-leading materials and devices manufacturer. Established in 1970 in Orange County, California, Glidewell continues to build on its storied history of technological innovation and continuing education, committed to making comprehensive, high-quality treatment more accessible to patients in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, please visit

Darby to Host 18th Annual SmartScramble Charity Golf Outing to Benefit Give Kids a Smile

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Darby Dental Supply, LLC, one of the largest dental distributors in the United States, is gearing up to host the 18th Annual SmartScramble Charity Golf Outing to support the Arizona Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile. The outing will take place in Paradise Valley, Arizona, located at the CW Marriot Camelback Golf Club.

Founded in 2002 by Phoenix-based SmartPractice, the annual SmartScramble golf tournament supports charitable organizations in Phoenix and surrounding communities. Re-named the Darby SmartScramble in 2018 after Darby acquired the dental supply division of SmartPractice, this year’s event marks Darby’s first time hosting this event. Last year’s event was the most successful to date, raising $85,000 for Give Kids a Smile. Darby, along with their generous list of sponsors and participants are set to surpass that number this year.

For more information on how to participate or donate, please

About Darby Dental Supply, LLC

Darby Dental Supply, LLC, is one of the largest dental distributors in the United States, shipping over one million orders each year. Headquartered in Jericho, NY, the company was founded in 1948 and has seven sales offices and three fully-automated distribution centers strategically positioned across the country. With over 45,000 products in stock, Darby services the general practitioner as well as numerous specialties. In addition to Darby’s supply vertical, the company also hosts a technology services division (Darby TechForce®), a capital equipment division, equipment repair services (through an exclusive partnership with Dental Fix Rx), and a full line of private label products. For more information about Darby, please visit

Chicago Mobile Clinic Receives Grant as Part of America's Toothfairy's National Mobile Care Initiative

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019

As part of its annual Celebration of Smiles event held during the Chicago Dental Society’s MidWinter Meeting, America’s ToothFairy was proud to honor Mobile Care Chicago with a $5,000 grant to support their services to underserved children in the Chicago area. The contribution will provide resources for the dental clinic’s mobile program which served more than 7,500 children last year.

Through the National Mobile Care Initiative, sponsored by Patterson Dental, America’s ToothFairy clinical partners overcome barriers to care by providing dental services in mobile units, schools and childcare facilities, community centers and other familiar settings in order to bring dental services to underserved children who live in urban and rural Dental Healthcare Professional Shortage Areas or have limited transportation options.

“Many of the families we serve work multiple jobs or have multiple children to care for. Taking time off of work or away from other caregiving responsibilities to travel across or into the city and waiting for an appointment is particularly difficult for these families,” said Matt Siemer, Executive Director of Mobile Care Chicago. “The generosity of America’s ToothFairy enabled Mobile Care to not only maintain care in the deeply underserved Southern Suburbs of Chicago but to add over 140 new patients last year. We are so grateful for this grant as it will help us treat even more children in the coming year.”

“Thanks to support from Patterson Dental, our National Mobile Care Initiative provided critical resources and support to 42 mobile dental clinics serving 152,641 children last year,” America’s ToothFairy Executive Director, Jill Malmgren announced during the presentation. “We are so pleased to provide these additional resources to Mobile Care Chicago as they provide high-quality services to underserved children in and around Chicago.”

Patterson Dental’s Tim Rogan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, was on hand to participate in the grant presentation. “Patterson Dental has been proud to partner with America’s ToothFairy for many years,” he said. “And we are especially pleased to act as Title Sponsor of this important initiative to help provide exceptional care and essential preventive services to children who might otherwise have to go without.”

About Patterson

Patterson Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) is a distributor serving the dental and animal health markets. Patterson’s Dental segment provides a complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America. To learn more visit

About America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation

As a resource provider, America’s ToothFairy increases access to oral health care by supporting non-profit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention and treatment services for underserved children. Since its inception in 2006, America’s ToothFairy has distributed more than $19 million in donated products, educational materials and financial grants to improve oral health outcomes for children and youth in need. For more information, visit

Align Technologies Adds New Laboratory Business Development Team

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019


Sarah Anders recently joined Align Technology as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Labs in North America. In this role, Sarah will lead a team of business development specialists to support laboratories in closing the digital workflow path. With more than 25 years of experience in the dental industry, including senior level positions with companies such as Dentsply and Ivoclar Vivadent, Sarah brings a wealth of know-how within the dental laboratory and the general dentist restorative marketplaces.  




Kevin Connolly has expanded his role to VP of DSOs and Laboratories, assuming responsibilities for Align Technology’s North America Special Markets DSO Channel as well as North American Laboratories. Kevin has been with Align Technology for more than 7 years, during which he has held increasing roles of responsibility in sales leadership, including Director of Sales for iTero and Vice President of US Field Sales, West, for Invisalign.




Ceramic Bond SingleDose

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

VOCO is pleased to present a single dose version of its ceramic and resin cement coupling agent, Ceramic Bond. Now, in addition to Ceramic Bond’s ability to create a strong and durable bond between ceramic and resin-based cements, practitioners can add an element of speed, hygiene and convenience with the availability of Ceramic Bond in a single dose blister pack. Practitioners must simply pierce the blister pack with the included application brush, apply intraorally, wait for it to take effect, and then dry. It requires no additional devices and does not need to be mixed before use.

Ceramic Bond SD is formulated to be versatile and achieve optimal adhesive levels for a permanent bond between indirect restorations made of a wide variety of materials. This includes silicate ceramics, aluminum oxide, zirconium dioxide, standard composites as well as glass fiber-reinforced resin posts to resin-based cements. VOCO’s Ceramic Bond SD is a practical solution for practitioners looking for a quick and easy, reliable way to bond ceramic and resin-based cements.

For more information on Ceramic Bond SingleDose please visit


Aspen Hosts Reception at New Chicago Facility

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Aspen Dental hosted a reception and fireside chat for more than 150 people at its new practice support center in Chicago during the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) Chief Clinical Director Dr. Arwinder Judge, Chief Marketing Officer Will Setliff, and Clinical Support Director and Director of Charitable Giving Anita Imadomwanyi were in attendance at the event.

Enjoy the IDS to the Sound of CANDULOR

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CANDULOR, a worldwide exporting dental company, knows that listening to music is a part of life. CANDULOR is now offering specially designed playlists to fit your IDS experience, no matter which mood you happen to be in. They are compiling playlists for the day and the night, for leisure and for work - to feel good, to relax, and to crank up the beat.

The first two playlists are now available online. Follow CANDULOR on Spotify and enjoy music on the way to their stand (C019/D019 in Hall 11.3) at the IDS in Cologne.

Keystone Industries and EvoDent Inc. Announce 3D Printing Collaboration

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Keystone Industries and EvoDent Inc. have collaborated to partner Keystone’s KeyPrint® line of dental 3D printing materials with EvoDent’s line of innovative and cost-efficient 3D printers, offering a premium set of dental solutions to the marketplace.

EvoDent’s line of 3D printers were introduced in 2017, now led by the E120 model DLP printer. EvoDent’s printers are designed for extremely high accuracy, reliability, and production output, at a reasonable price and cost of ownership. Since inception, EvoDent has gathered a loyal group of dental professionals who use the EvoDent technology every day in their workflows.

Keystone has been a trusted dental manufacturer since 1908 and has developed an expertise over several decades in manufacturing photopolymer formulations. The KeyPrint® dental 3D printing solutions are manufactured in the USA at Keystone’s FDA-registered and ISO 13485 certified facilities. The company partners with leading 3D printer companies to validate its state-of-the-art resins and increase its market presence.

“We are very excited to have validated our KeyPrint resins in the EvoDent line of printers,” said Ira Rosenau, president of Keystone’s dental group. “EvoDent Inc. has a unique approach to bringing utmost value and quality to the dental 3D printing industry, and Keystone shares their commitment to excellent and precise printed dental appliances, while doing so at a reasonable cost to the dental end-users.”

EvoDent Inc’s Vice President Chris Niquette said, “Having the KeyPrint line validated in our printers is an exciting next chapter for EvoDent. The Keystone team has a rigorous focus on quality materials and innovative offerings, and to be able to partner those materials with the EvoDent printers is a huge value to our customers.”

EvoDent and Keystone presented the EvoDent printers and KeyPrint materials at the Chicago Dental Society’s Annual Mid-Winter Meeting and at LMT Lab Day in Chicago from February 21-23, 2019. The new E120 printer was on display, as were Keystone’s materials like KeyGuide for surgical guides and KeySpint Soft.

Essential Dental Systems (EDS) Expands with EZ-Fit Translucent Post

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

EZ-Fit Translucent is new dimension in fiber post technology. Unlike other "dowl" and “wedge” shaped fiber posts,EZ-Fit has a second tier to prevent "Bottoming Out". This exceptional feature eliminates the high apical stresses under function common to other passive posts. The proven second tier actually compensates for the natural anatomical flare of the canal for optimum dentin-to-fiber contact, even distribution of stresses and maximum retention. The result is a more intimate and secure dentin-to-cement interface. This highly translucent post provides the ability to optimally light-cure cements and core materials. EZ-Fit's radiopacity can be easily seen on a radiograph.


Curaprox USA has launched the new Hydrosonic Pro Toothbrush

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Swiss brand Curaprox is now offering Hydrosonic Toothbrush with innovative brush-head technology. Even hard-to-reach areas are easily cleaned thanks to CURACURVE® ergonomics. Gentle and effective with the finest CUREN® filaments, plus the extra pleasant rubberized back preventing unpleasant vibrations. The innovative water drop-shaped design of the” sensitive” and “power” brush heads envelops each individual tooth. Seven intensity levels for 22,000 up to 42,000 per/minute with simple one button for switching on and off, and changing levels. Two-minute timer and 2-week battery life and includes 3 brush heads.

Curaden AG is a Swiss-owned company based in Kriens near Lucerne. Under the brand name CURAPROX and together with dental professionals in teaching, research and practice, we develop tools that serve one purpose only: to keep teeth healthy for a lifetime.

For more information, visit – 800.919.0120


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