CEO and Bestselling Author to Deliver Keynote Speech at AAE19

Posted on February 26, 2019

Futurist Mike Walsh, CEO of innovation consultancy Tomorrow and award-winning, bestselling author of Futuretainment, is delivering the keynote address at the American Association of Endodontists’ annual meeting known as AAE19 in Montréal, taking place April 10-13.

Walsh will kick off the gathering of endodontists from around the world at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. His speech will touch on the importance of adapting dentistry, practices and small business for the 21st century. Walsh will summarize trends currently shaping the future of business and consumer behavior, and the lessons learned from successful Fortune 500 companies on leveraging disruptive innovation, adopting a data-driven mindset and leading change through digital transformation.

Walsh was recognized as one of Australia’s “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30”. He then spent five years in senior strategy roles at News Corporation, where he helped shape the digital strategy for both their Australian newspaper and Asian TV divisions. Directly engaged by the CEO of Star TV to provide the company with a digital roadmap for their operations, he began his in-depth research into the fast growth markets of Asia, which became the inspiration for his first book, Futuretainment.

The bestselling book won an Art Directors Club of New York award. Walsh’s latest book is The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, a collection of the most challenging concepts facing business leaders at the dawn of the 21st century. Each week, he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, “Between Worlds”.

The AAE19 events also include the Association President's Breakfast, the AAE award ceremony and a variety of hands-on, educational opportunities for dental professionals. To view the entire meeting schedule, visit aae.org/AAE19.

About the American Association of Endodontists

The American Association of Endodontists, headquartered in Chicago, represents more than 8,00 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication, and service.

Henry Schein, Inc. Named One of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies By Ethisphere

Posted on February 26, 2019

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental and medical practitioners, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies.

This is the eighth consecutive year that Henry Schein has been recognized, and it is the only honoree in the Healthcare Products industry, underscoring the company's commitment to delivering the solutions health care professionals rely on to improve the performance of their practice so they can improve the lives of patients.

In 2019, 128 honorees were recognized, spanning 21 countries and 50 industries. The 13th class of honorees profoundly illustrate how companies continue to be the driving force for improving communities, building capable and empowered workforces, and fostering corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose.

"Throughout our 87-year history, Henry Schein has been committed to pursuing our business goals with integrity while also serving the needs of society," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. "We are honored to once again be recognized as one of the Ethisphere Institute's World's Most Ethical Companies. This recognition reinforces our commitment to the concept of enlightened self-interest and our 'higher ambition' model of deep, trust-based partnerships. I am honored to share this award with the more than 18,000 Team Schein Members around the world."

"Henry Schein has demonstrated that corporate success and positive societal impact go hand-in-hand when an organization aligns its strengths as a business with the needs of society," said Ethisphere's Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "Congratulations to Team Schein for once again being named a World's Most Ethical Company."

Ethics & Performance

Ethisphere's annual practice of tracking how the stock prices of publicly traded honorees compare to the Large Cap Index found that listed 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies outperformed the large cap sector over five years by 14.4 percent and over three years by 10.5 percent.

Methodology & Scoring

The World's Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company's performance in an objective, consistent, and standardized manner. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance, and ethics.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), governance (15 percent), and leadership and reputation (10 percent). All companies that participate in the assessment process receive their scores, providing them with valuable insights into how they stack up against leading organizations.


The full list of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees.

Best practices and insights from the 2019 honorees will be released in a report and webcast in March and April of this year. Sign up to receive the report.

Christian Brutzer Named President of Ivoclar Vivadent North America

Posted on February 26, 2019

Ivoclar Vivadent has announced that Christian Brutzer has been appointed President of Ivoclar Vivadent North America, effective July 1, 2019. Currently a Vice President of Ivoclar Vivadent N.A., Mr. Brutzer will be responsible for leading the North American subsidiaries (US and Canada).

Mr. Brutzer joined Ivoclar Vivadent AG in 2006 as Director of Sales for the Asia/Pacific Global Region and Vice President of Alloy Sales for North America. He was appointed to the Ivoclar Vivadent AG Corporate Management Board in 2011. Until July 1st, Mr. Brutzer will continue in his current role in North American operations and work with current Ivoclar Vivadent President and CEO, Robert Ganley, toward an effective and seamless transition. He will also maintain his position on the Corporate Management Board responsible for the Asia/Pacific Global Region.

"Mr. Ganley has enjoyed a storied career with Ivoclar Vivadent," said Brutzer. "Under his leadership, the company has experienced tremendous growth. He was responsible for jump-starting the Esthetic Revolution and many of his accomplishments still serve as industry benchmarks. In this position, I look forward to continuing his legacy."

Following graduation from law school and a post-graduate program in Japan, Mr. Brutzer began his career in the dental industry by holding several executive management positions in Europe, Japan, South East Asia, Australia, China, and the US. An Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, Mr. Brutzer also served as President of the Association of International Dental Manufacturers (IDM) from 2014 until 2016, and is currently Vice President of the Academy of Dentistry International Foundation.

“Moving forward in a rapidly changing environment, our goal will be to provide the dental profession with comprehensive materials and technology solutions that result in quality, esthetic dentistry," added Brutzer. "We are committed to helping dentists, dental laboratories, and patients realize true value and successful outcomes."

America's Toothfairy Presents Educational Grant to the University of Illinois College of Dentistry

Posted on February 26, 2019

As part of its mission to support oral health education for underserved communities, America’s ToothFairy awarded a $5,000 grant to the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. The presentation, which took place at their annual Celebration of Smiles event held February 21st during the Chicago Dental Society’s MidWinter Meeting, was part of America’s ToothFairy’s Chicago Smiles Initiative.

In Chicago 63% of third graders have cavities and more than half go untreated. The initiative, which is sponsored by GC America, supports service delivery and caregiver education and reinforces the importance of oral health for the entire family. Last year, the initiative helped 19,298 children and 11,583 caregivers in and around Chicago receive oral health education.

“The Pediatric Dentistry Clinic provided clinical services and oral health education for 9,692 children last year and is training tomorrow’s dentists as part of the University’s College of Dentistry," said Jill Malmgren, Executive Director of America’s ToothFairy, during the presentation. “We are so pleased to support their work in the coming year with the help from GC America!”

GC America’s Director of Regulatory and Academic Affairs, Dr. Mark Heiss, was on hand to participate in the presentation. “GC America works closely with Chicago-area schools to promote oral health education,” Dr. Heiss said. “We are very proud to serve our community as Title Sponsor for this important initiative and partner with America’s ToothFairy to meet the oral health needs not only for kids living in and around Chicago, but across the country.”

The grant was received on behalf of the University of Illinois by Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Marcio de Fonseca.

About GC America

GC America Inc., located in Alsip, Illinois, is a leading private manufacturer of innovative dental products, committed to excellence, and dedicated to quality and customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.gcamerica.com.

About America’s ToothFairy

As a resource provider, America’s ToothFairy increases access to oral health care by supporting nonprofit 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. America’s ToothFairy is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, visit AmericasToothFairy.org

The ADHA Institute for Oral Health Gearing Up for 2019 In Motion 5K: Run, Walk, Fun

Posted on February 25, 2019

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health (IOH) is gearing up for this year’s In Motion 5K: Run, Walk, Fun. The 5K will take place on Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Louisville, KY during ADHA’s 2019 Annual Conference.

The In Motion 5K is the premier national fundraising event for IOH, the only foundation for the important work of dental hygienists. For the last three years, the IOH has raised funds through 5K registrations and donations to advance the dental hygiene profession. This year, the foundation is aiming to raise $70,000 for scholarships, research and community service grants.

“Our increased fundraising goal this year will help even more dental hygienists advance our profession through scholarship, service, and research,” said 2018-2019 IOH Chair Tammy Filipiak. “By expanding our reach, through the generous support of donors, we are improving oral healthcare throughout the country.”

In honor of ADHA 2019 being held in Louisville, the IOH has announced that the In Motion 5K and After Glow Party will be Kentucky Derby-themed. Winners will be chosen for the best team costume, the top runner and walker, and the team and individual that raised the most funds for the event at the After Glow Party immediately following the race.

Registration for the In Motion 5K is now open. Both individuals and teams can register for the 5K. To register or donate, please visit the official 5K website.

About The ADHA Institute for Oral Health:

In collaboration with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, The ADHA Institute for Oral Health provides thousands of dollars each year to advance the profession of dental hygiene through scholarship, research, and service. These monies have been awarded to dental hygiene students for educational needs (Scholarships), to those expanding the field of dental hygiene (Research Grants) and to dental hygienists to provide oral health care and education to those in their communities (Community Service Grants).

The foundation’s mission is to support the charitable educational, research and scientific endeavors of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) which will improve the public’s total health by increasing the awareness of and access to quality oral healthcare.

ADHA Joins AAP in Support of Pediatric Oral Health

Posted on February 25, 2019

Every baby deserves the very best right from the start, including the best oral health. Starting in February, as the oral health community turned its attention to the pediatric population, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) began partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on the Protect Tiny Teeth campaign.

“Early childhood caries (ECC) still affects more children than it should,” said ADHA Chief Executive Officer Ann Battrell, MSDH. “In some cases, mothers unknowingly and unintentionally pass the bacteria that cause ECC to their child. ADHA and AAP want to make sure that all pregnant women and new moms have the information necessary to ensure the best start for their child’s oral health.”

The Protect Tiny Teeth project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its initial phases involved creation of an online toolkit to help oral health care providers educate pregnant women about their own and their child’s oral health.

Educational messages explain the relationship of bacteria to ECC, emphasizing that pregnancy itself does not cause mouth problems and that dental care is both safe and necessary for expectant mothers. Protect Tiny Teeth also teaches mothers how to care for their infant’s mouth before teeth erupt, and that the first dental visit should come before the first birthday. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

ADHA’s contribution to Protect Tiny Teeth involves creation of a companion toolkit specifically for the dental hygienist to use in parent education. ADHA is distributing additional messaging through its social media channels and publications. For more information, access ADHA’s Protect Tiny Teeth toolkit online at www.adha.org/protect-tiny-teeth.

About the American Dental Hygienists’ Association — The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of more than 185,000 dental hygienists across the country. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, licensed in dental hygiene, who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services that support total health through the promotion of optimal oral health. For more information about the ADHA, dental hygiene or the link between oral health and general health, visit the ADHA at www.adha.org.

MouthWatch Launching TeleDent 2.0 During CDS 2019

Posted on February 25, 2019

MouthWatch, LLC a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, will be launching and demonstrating the first major new release of its TeleDent all-in-one teledentistry platform at booth #4243 during the 2019 Chicago Midwinter Meeting.

According to MouthWatch Founder and CEO Brant Herman, “We’ve been adding a lot of enhancements and new features to TeleDent during the past year. Here are some of the new features included in TeleDent 2.0 that are boosting its treatment planning and task management capabilities and optimizing TeleDent-enabled patient encounters overall:

• API Architecture - One of the most significant features included in TeleDent 2.0 is an API architecture that will enable easy connectivity and integration with practice management, digital imaging and EHR systems. “Our open architecture “bolt-on” compatibility will help establish TeleDent as the industry standard teledentistry hub for seamless connectivity and increased scalability.

• Improved Scalability –TeleDent 2.0 supports more locations, larger referral networks plus better controls for internal and external users. “In other words, we’ve made TeleDent stronger to better adapt to rapidly-growing group practices and public health programs across a range of settings.”

• Integration Support - MouthWatch has created a TeleDent Integration Services Team to help its clients connect the TeleDent API with their existing practice management, digital imaging and EHR systems. This ensures proper installation and implementation.

• Calendar Application Synchronization - One of the challenges of using teledentistry for live collaboration is that of accommodating the busy schedule of each clinician on the care team. TeleDent 2.0 now supports appointment management for teledentistry encounters. .

“We’re continuously improving TeleDent to make collaboration and communication more efficient between internal dental teams and external care providers across virtually any public health or private practice application,” says Herman. “We look forward to demonstrating TeleDent 2.0 at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting.”

TeleDent 2.0 will be shipping in March and like its predecessor, requires a MouthWatch intraoral camera for best results and can utilize virtually any Windows 10 tablet or laptop for local data collection and image capture. Current TeleDent clients will be upgraded to the latest version free of charge. For more information, download the TeleDent product sheet at https://MouthWatch.co/TeleDent1sheet.

About MouthWatch LLC

Headquartered in Metuchen, New Jersey, MouthWatch, LLC is a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices. The company is dedicated to finding new ways to constantly improve the dental health experience for both patient and provider.

The founders and management team of MouthWatch have relevant backgrounds and successful track records in dentistry, consumer products and communications. Since 2012, this team has pioneered the integration of digital imagery and communications technology in the field of dentistry. Their cumulative experience makes it possible for the company to take the lead in introducing the benefits of telemedicine to the world of dentistry. For more information, visit www.MouthWatch.com.


At CDS 2019: DNTLworks and MouthWatch Join Forces To “Roll-Out” a Fully-Equipped Mobile Teledentistry Cart

Posted on February 25, 2019

DNTLworks Equipment Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of portable, mobile, and self-contained dental systems and MouthWatch LLC, a leader in intraoral imaging, digital case presentation and teledentistry solutions, will be introducing a fully-equipped mobile teledentistry cart during the 2019 Chicago Midwinter Meeting at MouthWatch Booth #4243.

According DNTLworks Owner Steve Knight, “TeleDent MobileOp™ is the perfect addition to our line of self-contained dental systems. By partnering with MouthWatch, we’re providing the dental industry with a modular teledentistry delivery unit of the highest degree of functionality and quality.”

“One way to encourage teledentistry adoption is to make the technology easier to use in a real-world environment,” explained MouthWatch Founder and CEO Brant Herman. “The ability to roll our TeleDent all-in-one teledentistry platform from operatory to operatory and making it easy to transport to off-site clinics ensures it will be used consistently.”

TeleDent MobileOp™ will be sold on both the DNTLworks and MouthWatch web sites and have an estimated base price of $15,000.00 which includes the DNTLworks cart with locking drawers, MouthWatch intraoral camera and a Windows 10-equipped laptop. Newly-released TeleDent 2.0 HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based software user licenses sold separately. TeleDent MobileOp was designed to be a modular teledentistry solution and will have several configuration options and price points when it begins shipping in mid-March.

For more information, including how to order, visit www.DNTLworks.com or www.MouthWatch.com. See the TeleDent MobileOp™ during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting at MouthWatch Booth #4243. 

Photo Caption: Artist’s rendition of TeleDent MobileOp™ showing optional equipment.

About DENTLworks Equipment Corporation:

DNTLworks Equipment Corporation was established in 1986 and is internationally recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of portable, mobile and self-contained dental equipment. Throughout the company’s continuing growth, DNTLworks remains steadfastly committed to providing the dental profession with the proper tools to achieve their goals, whether it be in a traditional office setting or a demanding field environment.

About MouthWatch LLC

Headquartered in Metuchen, New Jersey, MouthWatch, LLC is a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices. The company is dedicated to finding new ways to constantly improve the dental health experience for both patient and provider. For more information, visit www.MouthWatch.comMouth.


vhf and Patterson Dental Announce Sales Partnership

Posted on February 21, 2019

vhf is pleased to announce Patterson Dental as a new strategic partner for the distribution of their high-end milling machines in the US. On the occasion of the 2019 CDS Midwinter Meeting from February 21 to 23, the German milling and grinding machine manufacturer and the prestigious dental supply company will show the Z4, a machine for highest precision and unparalleled ease of use.

Both parties are delighted to announce the new partnership to meet the strong demand for seamless same-day dentistry options. The Z4 is a sophisticated milling and grinding machine that allows restorations to be fabricated from any block material within minutes. Users benefit from previously unattained quality standards, intuitive operation, and validation with established scanners and design software.

The CEO of vhf Inc., Dr. Nicolas Rohde, is excited about the cooperation: “Patterson Dental and vhf share the same passion for digital dentistry, and vhf’s Z4 in combination with Patterson’s experienced sales force and their dedication to industry leading after-sales support will be a very attractive offering for dental professionals in the US.”

Josh Killian, Vice President of Marketing for Patterson Dental, continues: “I’m pleased to have vhf join Patterson’s expanded CAD/CAM portfolio of products with their Z4 open milling unit. vhf’s 30 years of dental CAD/CAM machine manufacturing capabilities will provide our customers another path to creating quality same-day in-office restorations.”

Visitors can get to know the Z4 at the CDS Midwinter Meeting at the vhf booth 4918 and at the Patterson booth 2025.

Henry Schein One Unveils in-booth theater experience

Posted on February 21, 2019

Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), today unveils its in-booth theater experience at the Chicago MidWinter (CMW) Dental Meeting, an entertaining, immersive, exploration of the journey a patient takes with the dental team – inside and outside of the dental office. In addition to the newly designed booth, Henry Schein One will present its expanded portfolio of practice management solutions to help customers attract new patients and improve the patient experience.

Visitors to the new Henry Schein One booth, which includes a fun, short movie about the patient experience in the digital era of dentistry, can learn about new solutions, including:

· a free practice marketing assessment which helps dentists determine their marketing effectiveness, including the accuracy of their online directory listings and online search ranking;

· WebMD Enhanced Profiles for Dentists, an online source that helps patients find top dentists in their area;

· Dentrix Live Chat, a service that amplifies patient engagement via 24/7 online chats, accessible on a variety of platforms - including web, mobile and social media;

· TechCentral OmniCore Lite, an all-in-one network infrastructure solution designed specifically for Dentrix Ascend and other web-based practice management software solutions.

“The launch of our new booth and theater, featuring new solutions to help improve the patient experience, demonstrates the Company’s continued commitment to delivering integrated technology that works as one,” said Jim Harding, Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein One. “Our customers can rely on us to deliver on our promise of integrating practice management solutions to improve the practice workflow and each step of the patient journey.”

Henry Schein One delivers powerful integrated practice marketing solutions that help dentists build awareness for their practice, and generate new patients. These include advanced websites, reputation management, improved search engine results and online marketing, and automated digital communication. Delivered as part of a robust suite of eServices, Henry Schein One’s marketing solutions help practices simplify operational tasks and improve practice marketing.

Throughout CMW, visitors are also encouraged to meet with Henry Schein One’s product experts to learn more about the Dentrix family of practice management systems, including: Dentrix, Dentrix Ascend and Dentrix Enterprise, as well as Easy Dental, Demandforce, Officite and various integrated eServices. Visit the Henry Schein One website to explore connected practice management solutions that simplify each stage of the patient experience.

About Henry Schein One

Henry Schein One, the practice management, marketing and patient communication joint venture formed on July 1 involving the products and services of Henry Schein Practice Solutions, a subsidiary of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), Henry Schein's international dental practice management systems, and the dental businesses of Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company, is a dental technology and services company that delivers innovative software, hardware and services into one connected technology platform that connects practice technology to improve every aspect of practice management, and enhance each step of the patient experience.

The Company’s portfolio includes Henry Schein Practice Solutions' products and services such as Dentrix®, Power Practice, Dentrix Ascend®, Easy Dental®, and TechCentral™, European dental practice management systems, including Software of Excellence®, Logiciel Julie, InfoMed®, Exan®, and Labnet®, and web-based solutions such as Demandforce®, Sesame Communications™, Officite™, and DentalPlans.com™. By integrating the dental practice technology dental teams need to manage the practice, Henry Schein One’s products, services, and solutions will streamline patient communications, marketing tasks, and office workflow to help dental teams become smarter, more efficient business managers.

When dentists partner with Henry Schein One, they can rely on our trusted advisors and support staff to help each member of their team use both technology and business management best practices to improve their business and grow.

Henry Schein One is headquartered in American Fork, Utah. For more information, visit www.henryscheinone.com

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 18,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides over 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.

Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.

A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries. The Company's sales from continuing operations reached $9.4 billion in 2018, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 13% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. 

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