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Pediatric Airway Solutions: "Early Intervention is Prevention"

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019

PAANNY (Pediatric and Adult Airway Network of New York)’s 2019 Educational Event: Pediatric Airway Solutions: Early Intervention Is Prevention" is being held May 9th at the Fox Hollow in Woodbury, NY

The following afternoon “Ted Talks” (3pm-5pm) will be given:

Paula Fabbie RDH BS: Oral Facial Myology

Michael Gelb DDS: Airway And Tmj - Cbct Connecting The Dots

Scott Seigel MD, DDS, FACS: Releasing Frenums

Steven Lamberg DDS, DABDSM: Non-Anatomic Contributions To OSA

Umakanth Khatwa MD: Pediatric Airway And Sleep Screening

Steve Acker DDS: Airway In The Restorative Practice

Ben Miraglia DDS: Early Orthodontic Intervention

Cocktail Reception and Dinner 5-9 pm with the main event presentation by Marianna Evans, DMD on "Rational Orthodontic Solutions For Pediatric Airway/Sleep Deficiencies -The Argument For Early Intervention” will be given.

Registration information here

Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019

The Oral Reconstruction Foundation is pleased to announce the theme and venue for the 2020 Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium. With a world-renowned lineup of speakers from all dental disciplines, the Symposium themed – 20/20 Vision – will cover a wide range of contemporary issues in implant dentistry and tissue regeneration. The Symposium will take place April 30 to May 2020 at the iconic New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

A joint European-American scientific committee consisting of well-known experts such as Dr. Edward P. Allen, Prof. Dr. Fernando Guerra, Dr. Craig Misch, Dr. Myron Nevins, Prof. Dr. mult. Robert Sader, and Prof. Dr. Irena Sailer, will head the Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium 2020.

Diverse program

A multitude of breakout sessions and hands-on exercises on topics such as digital workflow, immediate full-arch treatment, L-PRF® applications, hard and soft tissue grafting, immediate placement and temporization, prevention and management of peri-implant diseases, business practices, and many more are planned. The Symposium will include lectures on extraction site management, tissue regeneration, digital workflow, long-term sustainability, and experts' discussions of challenging cases.

The Global Symposium offers a great opportunity to stay abreast of the latest treatment options while enjoying time with colleagues in the heart of Times Square.

Attendance will be limited to maintain an environment conducive to learning. Early registration is recommended.

Please visit for further information. 


AADSM Ensures Quality Patient Care Through New Educational Standards

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019

Lisle, Ill. (February 2019) – As more patients turn to their dentists for help with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is establishing rigorous educational standards for the dentists who practice dental sleep medicine.   

“It is about ensuring those dentists who desire to treat patients with OSA or snoring are properly trained, so their patients are safely and effectively treated”, said David Schwartz, DDS, D.ABDSM, and President-Elect of the AADSM. His editorial explaining the organization’s position appears in the most recent issue of the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine.

The AADSM recently launched the AADSM Mastery Program to provide standardized education to dentists who want to provide oral appliance therapy for OSA and snoring. The program consists of three levels of training comprising 65 hours of continuing education. To ensure that more dentists have access to this training, the AADSM has reached out to all U.S. dental schools, inviting them to offer an accredited AADSM Mastery Program. The AADSM recently approved the first dental school to receive this designation.

Establishing minimum standards for training protects patients and dentists as well. “The inherent risk to the patient coupled with the professional liability risk the dentist is assuming is far too great to be fooled into thinking that no additional training is needed,” said Schwartz. “High-quality care is an absolute must, and proper education and training are the only pathways to ensure quality care.”

In addition to protecting patients and dentists, the AADSM believes that standardized education based on a core curriculum is essential for the growth of the field.  “I firmly believe that dentists will play an increasingly larger role in preventing medical diseases and treating illnesses such as OSA, snoring, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. There simply are not enough physicians, but to do so, we need to demonstrate that we are competent to provide optimal care,” said Schwartz.

Establishing educational standards addresses a topic that was not covered in the recent American Dental Association (ADA) Proposed Policy on the Role of Dentistry in the Treatment of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders. That policy does not specify educational requirements for dentists to provide oral appliance therapy. It is in this context that the AADSM has taken on the responsibility of defining and providing the education necessary for dentists who want to practice dental sleep medicine at the highest level.

The full editorial is available at

Premier Dental Launches "Vac Attak" GREEN

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Premier® Dental, a global privately-held developer, manufacturer and distributor of dental products with sales in over 75 countries, announced today the launch of Vac Attak™ GREEN,’ a new high-performance evacuation system cleaner that’s safe, effective and compliant with the EPA’s new 2020 regulations in support of the U.S. Clean Water Act.

Using a combination of powerful enzymes with innovative surfactant chemistry to effectively clean evacuation systems with even the most challenging bio-burden, prophy paste and fluoride gels, Vac Attak GREEN’s environmentally-friendly formula meets the ADA’s best management practices. Its neutral pH, non-foaming and non-corrosive formula, and absence of chlorine or oxidizing agents make it safe and gentle for everyday use with all amalgam separators.

“As we all begin to take greater steps to protect our environment, Premier is proud to offer dental professionals a safe and effective way to clean their lines with a product that’s already compliant with the upcoming 2020 EPA guidelines. We encourage all dental professionals who want to take an additional step to help protect our water supplies to consider making the switch to Vac Attak GREEN,” said Bill McHale, Senior Vice President of Product Development at Premier.

Introducing Vac Attak™ GREEN

Safe, Effective & EPA-compliant

-Powerful enzymatic, EPA-compliant cleaner

-Compatible with amalgam separators

-pH neutral

-No chlorine

-No oxidizing agents



-Up to 80 cleanings per jar

-Economical, easy-to-use powder

-Fresh citrus scent

Packaging Options

Vac Attak GREEN is sold in a case of six 800g jars with a suggested retail price of $399.24 per case or about

$66.54 per jar.

About Premier® Dental

Premier Dental is a global privately-held business with sales in over 75 countries. Dental professionals have turned to Premier for over 100 years to improve their daily procedures and practices. A leader in bringing innovative products to the worldwide market, Premier is dedicated to inspired solutions for daily dentistry. Premier stands behind all of its products with the Premier Promise, its promise to make it easy to do business with them, provide innovative, standard-setting solutions, be your Product Concierge—for knowledge and service, and make it right if they fall short. To learn more, visit:

Two Philadelphia area prosthodontists to receive prestigious AO Certificate in Implant Dentistry

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Arlington Heights, Ill., March 14, 2019 — Two Prosthodontists, both from Philadelphia, PA, became the latest recipients of the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) Certificate in Implant Dentistry today during the Opening Symposium of the Academy’s 34th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. They are:

Harry Randel, DMD

Leslie Stone Hirsh, DDS

Drs. Stone Hirsh and Randel will receive this prestigious certificate — which represents the highest standards of excellence in implant dentistry, and distinguishes practitioners’ continuing education efforts and knowledge to patients and colleagues around the globe – during the Opening Symposium of the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) 2019 Annual Meeting on March 14, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Dr. Randel, a prosthodontist in private practice dedicated to advanced restorative dentistry stated, “The Academy of Osseointegration is the premier dental implant organization in the United States. The qualifications for the certificate program are rigorous which make it a privilege to have been accepted. This credential recognizes to the AO membership and to the dental community the achievement of a high level of proficiency in implant dentistry. I am honored to have been granted this prestigious certificate as I always strive, both personally and professionally, to provide to my patients the highest level of quality care.”

“I am deeply honored to receive the Academy of Osseointegration’s Certificate in Implant Dentistry, which represents the outstanding collaborative and interdisciplinary care we can offer patients and dedication to the highest standards of excellence in Implant Dentistry,” said Dr. Stone Hirsh is a clinical associate professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and in private practice of restorative, implant and esthetic dentistry.

To achieve the Certificate, applicants are evaluated on three criteria: continuing education and core knowledge, clinical skills, and commitment to AO. As part of the application process Drs. Stone Hirsh and Randel submitted four case presentations covering the following categories: single tooth, fixed partial denture (fixed bridge), full arch fixed reconstruction, and over denture, as well as immediate loading. They have also met the requirement of membership in AO for three consecutive years and attended at least two Annual Meetings during that time.

Since 2016, AO members from around the globe have been achieving the AO Certificate in Implant Dentistry as a key way to demonstrate the

ir education and experience that verifies core knowledge and clinical skills in the field of implant dentistry.

Dr. Amerian D. Sones, AO Treasurer and board liaison to the Fellowship and Certificate in Implant Dentistry Committee said, “The certificate is attainable by all. Considering the accolades one will receive from the community, peers and patients, why wouldn’t you apply? Make 2019 your year to submit the requirements for the AO Certificate in Implant Dentistry!”

For questions, please refer to the FAQ list ( for answers to the most commonly asked questions. Additionally, please contact AO at or at 847-439-1919.



About Academy of Osseointegration

With nearly 5,000 members in more than 60 countries around the world, AO is recognized as the premier international association for scientists and professionals interested in osseointegration and implant dentistry. AO serves as a nexus where specialists, generalists and scientists can come together to evaluate emerging research, technology, and techniques; share best practices; and define optimal patient care using timely science and evidence-based methods. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @AcademyOsseo, @AcademyofOsseointegration on Linkedin and subscribe to us on YouTube.

New GantGuard™ Bibs

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New GantGuard™ Dental and Surgical Bibs keep patient clothing stain-free, while eliminating sterilization and cross-contamination from costly, alligator clips and chains. Also disposable and self-adhering, their patented non-toxic, non-irritating adhesive leaves no residue. Made in Georgia. For more GantGuard bib details, contact

BIOLASE, TeamSmile and Los Angeles Chargers to Host Oral Health Fair for Students from Los Angeles Public Schools

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

 BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, TeamSmile, the nation's premier advocacy group that supports life-changing dental care for underserved children, and the Los Angeles Chargers will be hosting an oral health fair in which nearly 300 students throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District will be given free access to advanced dental care. The event will take place on Friday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with special appearances by WR Geremy Davis, RB Justin Jackson, and the Charger Girls.

This event is part of a greater series of events that BIOLASE has hosted with TeamSmile in an effort to educate families on a more advanced, less invasive dentistry through the use of Waterlase dental lasers. The oral health fair will give children the opportunity to not only receive free screenings, preventive care, radiographs and laser treatments onsite, but will also demonstrate to the children that dental procedures no longer have to be painful or scary.

"These events, which we've coined as 'TeamSmile tailgate parties', have created a fun and exciting environment for children to learn about all the ways they can take oral healthcare into their own hands and create healthy habits as they grow into adulthood," said TeamSmile Executive Director, John McCarthy. "We've had the pleasure of partnering with BIOLASE on several of these events and had the opportunity to witness countless children be pleasantly surprised when undergoing a dental laser treatment with complete comfort."

The organizations have co-hosted several of these events since they launched their partnership in 2018. They plan to continue partnering together on additional initiatives in the future.

"TeamSmile and the Chargers have been invaluable partners as we work towards educating children and families about better oral health habits," said BIOLASE CEO Todd Norbe. "Our unique Waterlase, Laser Dental Technology continues to advance dentistry by replacing many of the invasive dental procedures with gentler, more comfortable procedures."

The event will take place at Dignity Health Sports Park, 18400 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson, Calif., 90746. For more information, please visit

About BIOLASE, Inc.

BIOLASE, Inc. is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, markets, and sells laser systems in dentistry and medicine and also markets, sells, and distributes dental imaging equipment, including three-dimensional CAD/CAM intra-oral scanners and digital dentistry software. BIOLASE's products advance the practice of dentistry and medicine for patients and healthcare professionals. BIOLASE's proprietary laser products incorporate approximately 220 patented and 95 patent-pending technologies designed to provide biologically clinically superior performance with less pain and faster recovery times. BIOLASE's innovative products provide cutting-edge technology at competitive prices to deliver the best results for dentists and patients. BIOLASE's principal products are revolutionary dental laser systems that perform a broad range of dental procedures, including cosmetic and complex surgical applications, and a full line of dental imaging equipment. BIOLASE has sold over 36,200 laser systems to date in over 90 countries around the world. Laser products under development address BIOLASE's core dental market and other adjacent medical and consumer markets.

For updates and information on Waterlase iPlus®, Waterlase Express™, and laser dentistry, find BIOLASE online at, Facebook at, Twitter at, LinkedIn at, Instagram at, and YouTube at

Worldwide Aid for Children with a Cleft Lip and Palate

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Amann Girrbach has started a commitment to the Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe (German Aid for Children with a Cleft Lip and Palate).

The Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe e.V. is committed worldwide to the treatment of children with cleft lips, jaws, and palates. The children come from the poorest backgrounds and are often socially isolated because of their disfigurement. Surgery to give the affected children the opportunity of leading a "normal" life costs the equivalent of EUR 250. In addition to the obvious disfigurement, children with a cleft in most cases suffer from serious health impairments: they cannot eat and drink properly, they have hearing deficiencies, and their language development is impaired. With the aim of providing comprehensive cleft therapy and in addition to financing the operations, the organization promotes the establishment of interdisciplinary teams of physicians and therapists consisting of surgeons, pediatricians, dentists, orthodontists, speech therapists, psychologists, and social workers.

Amann Girrbach has affirmed its belief in the vital importance of corporate social and economic responsibility and is particularly pleased about the great success of the first fundraising campaign, which was organized for the benefit of the Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe at the international AG dealer meeting at the end of October. For this purpose, the AG CHARITY GAMES were organized: points could be accumulated during various skill exercises, and these were then converted into euros by Amann Girrbach. Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of all dealer representatives present as well as the AG employees from almost 60 countries, a total of €11,224.50 was donated.

For further information on the organization and for donation opportunities please visit:

New Pacific Dental Services® Foundation Dentists for Special Needs Clinic Opens for Patients

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Today the Pacific Dental Services (PDS®) Foundation Dentists for Special Needs clinic opens its doors to provide high-quality oral health care for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. The new clinic offers patients with special needs sensory-integrated operatories and state-of-the-art technology, as well as specially-trained dentists equipped with behavioral and environmental techniques to ensure successful patient visits. To schedule an appointment with the PDS Foundation Dentists for Special Needs clinic, click HERE.

Among the clinic’s leadership is Jack Dillenberg, DDS, who will serve as the Clinical Director; and Jacob Dent, DDS, a renowned dentist who has been practicing dentistry for more than 15 years. “As a parent of a child with special needs, I understand the stress and anxiety that comes with going to doctors’ visits,” said Dr. Dent, who serves as the clinic’s practicing dentist. “It’s critical to establish trust between the dental team and the patients. This can only be accomplished with patience and understanding.”

4.8% of Arizonans have cognitive disabilities. Nationwide, more than 52 million people in the U.S. have special needs. Unfortunately, less than 10% of dentists treat patients with disabilities because of their lack of training and the patients’ negative reactions to common dental procedures. For this reason, access to specialized care such as dentistry is among the main healthcare concerns for people with special needs.

The PDS Foundation Dentists for Special Needs clinic offers patients comprehensive oral health care including crowns, fillings, hygiene, implants, root canals, and oral surgery, and will also provide emergency care when needed. In addition, the not-for-profit clinic, which was founded by the PDS Foundation, will provide patients and their caregivers with education to help them with their oral health in between visits. The PDS Foundation has been leading the charge to make dentistry more accessible to people with special needs through training and advocacy. The Foundation’s leadership understands that caring for patients with special needs takes not only special training, but also compassion.

Continues Dr. Dent, who also serves as the clinical director of Special Olympics Texas and Special Olympics Louisiana, “We develop individual treatment plans tailored for each person. I treat all of my patients and their caregivers with the same compassion and understanding as I do with my own family.”

The PDS Foundation Dentists for Special Needs clinic is part of the PDS Foundation’s mission to improve oral healthcare for all patients, one person at a time.

About Pacific Dental Services® Foundation

The Pacific Dental Services Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to create opportunities to serve through improving oral healthcare locally, nationally and internationally. By creating opportunities to serve, the PDS Foundation positively enhances the lives of those in need, and in turn, those who serve. The Foundation provides access and advocacy to disadvantaged and underserved communities in four key areas: PDS Foundation Mobile Dental Clinic, Special Needs Advocacy and Training, Oral Health Scholarships, and International Trips. For more information, visit





PDT Releases The Pineyro Arch™ Kit

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Paradise Dental Technologies (PDT Inc.) has released the latest innovation in implant hygiene and maintenance for full fixed implant restorations, The Pineyro Arch Kit. Designed with Dr. Alfonso Piñeyro, DDS, it is the first instrument set of its kind specifically designed for the implant debridement of full fixed implant restorations. The Pineyro Arch Kit allows all hygienists to treat full fixed hybrid patients without removal of prosthesis.

Pineyro Arch Instruments numbers 1-3 have a unique crescent shape and are anatomically designed to fit around locator abutments for removable prosthetic hygiene applications. The Pineyro crescent shape also anatomically fits around standard single-unit implant abutments, and other cylindrical prosthetic designs.

Utilizing the designs of The Pineyro Arch Kit eliminates the tedious and cumbersome nature around removing the fixed prosthesis, as well as potential issues with the loss or breakage of micro-mini screws during the hygiene process.

This kit contains 4 instruments to properly address all the difficulties in access for hygiene for full fixed implant restorations.

The Pineyro Arch™ Ti 1: Anterior Arch used to debride the anterior placed implants for a Full Fixed Hybrid, especially the lingual area of lower anterior teeth where calculus builds up frequently.

The Pineyro Arch™ Ti 2: Posterior Arch used to debride the posterior placed implants for a Full Fixed Hybrid. The special shape of the shank allows for proper access.

The Pineyro Arch™ Ti 3: Mesial/distal arch used to debride the posterior, hard to reach mesial/distal areas on the implants for Full Fixed Hybrids.

The Pineyro Arch™ Ti 4: Specialty arch used for all implants prior to taking impressions. It is also used to clean off abutments for single to hybrid cases prior to cementation.

Dr. Piñeyro received his dental degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He then completed a two-year advanced education in general dentistry before completing his specialist training in prosthodontics at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center. Dr. Piñeyro is currently an affiliate instructor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington. He is the past president of the esteemed Washington State Society of Prosthodontists and is also a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Prosthodontics Society.

Dr. Piñeyro has authored several publications in peer-reviewed dental journals, chapters in textbooks and is currently involved in research focusing on dental implants. Dr. Piñeyro practices full time in a practice limited to fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics.


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