3Shape TRIOS 4 Intraoral Scanner Wins Cellerant “Best of Class” Award

Posted on June 26, 2019

3Shape’s recently-launched TRIOS® 4 intraoral scanner has received the 2019 Cellerant “Best of Class” Award. The win marks an unprecedented seven years in a row that 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner models have won the prestigious industry award.

3Shape originally launched the TRIOS intraoral scanner in 2011. It has since received the Cellerant “Best of Class” award for digital impression solutions every year.

“When we began developing the new TRIOS 4, we committed to changing the paradigm for intraoral scanning. We wanted to create a scanner that did so much more than just replace conventional impressions. We wanted to create a solution that took doctors beyond scanning and would provide them with more actionable data and insight. The TRIOS 4 accomplishes this with ground-breaking features like surface and interproximal caries detection,” says Tais Clausen, 3Shape Co-CEO and Co-founder. He adds, “We’re very excited about winning the award because Cellerant winners are chosen by doctors and industry professionals. Like the panel, we truly feel TRIOS 4 brings real and measurable benefits to practitioners, as well as outstanding value.”

3Shape TRIOS 4 is the world’s first and only intraoral scanner with dual caries detection.* The wireless intraoral scanner is 3Shape’s most powerful scanner to date. It also includes a new generation of TRIOS smart tips that feature instant-heat technology for optimized scanning.

All TRIOS models are recognized for their documented accuracy, scanning speeds, and ease of use. TRIOS intraoral scanners provide professionals with an open and unrivalled ecosystem of workflow and partner integrations with orthodontic, implant, practice management, and sleep treatment providers, as well as open and trusted manufacturing options with 3D printers and milling machines.

“The Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award continues to highlight dental technologies that are shaping the future of our profession. As a seven-time winner, 3Shape continues to impress the panel with its cutting-edge innovation and easy-to-use functionality,” says Dr. Lou Shuman, Best of Class founder and Cellerant CEO.

The 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award is selected by a panel of the most prominent technology leaders in dentistry: Paul Feuerstein, DMD, technology editor for Dentistry Today; John Flucke, DDS, technology editor for Dental Products Report; Marty Jablow, DMD, known as America’s technology coach; Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, editor-in-chief of Inside Dental Hygiene; Chris Salierno, DDS, editor-in-chief of Dental Economics; and Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, founder and creator of the Best of Class Technology Award.

Learn more about 3Shape TRIOS 4 intraoral scanner - https://ww1.3shape.com/en/trios-4

*Caries diagnostic aid for surface caries is not cleared by the FDA for clinical use in the USA. Caries diagnostic aid for interproximal caries detection is not yet available.

Duane H. Beers, DMD, AAACD, Receives Humanitarian Award

Posted on June 25, 2019

MADISON, WI (05-09-2019)— American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Accredited Member, Duane H. Beers, DMD, AAACD, was recently awarded the Humanitarian Evy Award during the 35th Annual AACD Annual Scientific Session’s Celebration of Excellence on April 27, 2019in San Diego.

The AACD honors its most accomplished and dedicated professionals with Celebration of Excellence awards, also known as Evy awards. Evy recipients are first nominated for the award by their colleagues and then are selected by the Awards and Recognition Committee. Evy award winners represent the most exemplary and talented individuals within the AACD who are dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and to the highest standards of ethical patient care.The Humanitarian Award is given to an AACD Member who has made outstanding philanthropic contributions inside and outside of dentistry.

Duane H. Beers, DMD, AAACD, has been an AACD member since the year 2000, and currently maintains a private practice located in Socorro, New Mexico. Dr. Beers graduated from UC-Davis in 1971 with a B.S. in biochemistry. He then attended Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine diploma with honors in March 1975. Duane H. Beers then went on to achieve his AACD Accreditation in 2008.

During Dr. Beers career, he has been involved in over 35 humanitarian efforts in 23 countries. He has become known for his ability to rebuild a tooth, restore a smile, and change a life for those who previously had no hope. He has seen patients in war-torn countries where every patient had a heart-wrenching story of escape from ISIS, including the brutal death of family members, and the loss of their homes. He brings his own dental unit, dental chair, and supplies to perform necessary dental procedures and has performed cosmetic bonding in countries with no electricity or running water. For these reasons and for his passion for helping others the AACD selected him to be the recipient of the Humanitarian Award.

For more information about AACD Celebration of Excellence awards, visit http://www.aacd.com/evy-awards.

About the AACD


The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care, combining art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 5,000 cosmetic dental professionals in 70 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting the respected Accreditation and Fellowship credentials, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.

Henry Schein Dental Hosts 24th Annual National Sales Meeting

Posted on June 25, 2019

Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), hosted its 24th annual National Sales Meeting at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado. The Meeting brought together more than 1,700 attendees, including Team Schein Members (TSMs) and supplier partners who exhibited their products and solutions to the sales team. The theme of this year's meeting was "The Extra Mile."

Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and Jimmy Breslawski, Vice Chairman of the Board opened the meeting with a corporate overview, highlighting the successes of the past year and reviewing Company strategy. Following the corporate overview, Jon Koch, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Dental Group, AJ Caffentzis, President, North American Dental Group, Tim Sullivan, Executive Advisor, Global Dental Group, and Dave Steck, Vice President and General Manager, Dental Sales, led presentations that motivated the team to go the ‘extra mile' in helping customers adapt to the pace of change accelerating in today's dental marketplace, while also helping to advance their efforts in delivering high-quality patient care.

"The National Sales Meeting is a dedicated time for Team Schein and our supplier partners to come together and harness the skills needed to go the extra mile for our customers," said Mr. Caffentzis. "Through presentations and breakout sessions, sales consultants receive the necessary education and encouragement to thrive in this time of transformation, while still upholding Henry Schein’s firm belief that relationships and trust are the foundation of customer care.”

Mr. Koch’s and Mr. Caffentzis’ presentations about the importance of culture, working as a team, and managing change were further enforced by motivational breakout sessions that covered various topics, from learning about the latest equipment and technology to implementing best practices as a trusted advisor to practitioners. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Steck built on this momentum during their presentations, encouraging the team to celebrate their successes and embrace new challenges to strengthen their collective ability to enable customer success.

During the meeting, awards recognizing 2019's top performing TSMs in the following categories were presented: Total Solution Provider, Rookie of the Year, Henry Schein Financial Services “Big Kahuna,” Henry Schein Cares, Field Leadership, Region of Excellence, and the McHugh Award.

For the second year in a row, Dental TSMs also participated in the We Care Global Challenge, a company-wide initiative in which TSMs at 15 Company locations in four countries assemble comfort kits for people fighting cancer around the world. At the Dental National Sales Meeting, nearly 5,000 kits were assembled to support the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge program. These kits will then be distributed to over 30 Hope Lodge locations throughout the U.S. Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Partnering with Heart to Heart International - to handle the logistics of the We Care Global Challenge kit building events and management of all shipments of the completed kits - the Challenge embodies the Henry Schein Cares mission to "help health happen" for people living in underserved, at-risk, and remote communities.

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 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 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. 

DenMat Introduces Implant Services Offerings

Posted on June 25, 2019

DenMat Holdings, LLC (“DenMat”) has expanded its line of high-quality, end-to-end laboratory services to include custom implant abutments and screw-retained crowns and bridges. The addition of implant services enables oral health professionals to prescribe a custom-tailored restorative solution for virtually any patient – be it simple or complex – from DenMat Laboratory.

“For more than 30 years, DenMat has led the industry in esthetic innovation by consistently designing beautiful smiles for practices and their patients worldwide,” says David Casper, DenMat Chief Executive Officer. “As the leader in anterior esthetic case design, specializing in complex cases, we are uniquely qualified to offer implant services that are ideal for intricate combination cases,” he adds.

When oral health professionals partner with DenMat, they work in unison with a dedicated team that delivers extraordinary expertise for both simple and demanding esthetic cases; gain access to exceptional technical support; and have at their fingertips an array of professional services and solutions.

“The majority of cases we receive are full-arch restorations,” says Randy Berry, DenMat’s Director of Laboratory Operations. “We are seeing consistent growth in cases that include an implant as one of the units to be restored. The addition of implant services is the natural next-step for our lab, which will better serve our customers and their patients."

DenMat offers three custom abutment options, three implant crown options, and three screw-retained restorative options. These implant offerings are compatible with most major implant systems on the market today. Custom titanium abutments include free anodization. Turnaround time for screw-retained restorations is five days, while custom abutments and crowns require 10 days.

Oral health professionals are invited to visit denmat.com/laboratory to learn about DenMat Implant Services in more detail, including step-by-step presentations of complex, multi-faceted cases utilizing DenMat’s new implant solutions.

Prescribe DenMat Implant Services and receive high-quality, customer-centric services that deliver esthetic results time and time again.

About DenMat:

Since 1974, DenMat is a leader in high-quality dental products for dental professionals around the world. DenMat makes and assembles most of its products at its world headquarters on the Central Coast of California. DenMat offers three main product categories: Consumables, Small Equipment, and a Dental Laboratory. DenMat's consumables include brands that are known and trusted, including Fluoridex®, Geristore®, Core Paste®, Tenure®, Ultra-Bond®, Infinity®, Splash Max®, Precision®, Perfectemp®, Atridox® and LumiSmile White®. DenMat's small equipment offering includes a broad range of products, including NV® PRO3 and SOL® soft-tissue diode lasers, the Rotadent® power toothbrush, PeriOptix® magnification loupes and lights, Flashlite® curing lights and a full line of high-quality Hartzell® hand instruments. DenMat is also home to Lumineers®, the world's #1 patient-requested thin veneer, and Snap-On Smile®, the life-changing removable appliance. 

The PDS® Foundation’s Mobile Dental Clinic Provides Donated Dentistry to Patients at Bethlehem Center

Posted on June 24, 2019

The Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) Foundation is pleased to announce its Mobile Dental Clinic (MDC) provided donated dentistry to patients during its recent stop at Bethlehem Center in Visalia, CA. In partnership with The Smile Generation®, on Saturday, June 15, Smile Generation-trusted dentists and their clinical teams joined forces with Bethlehem Center where volunteers provided $11,812 of donated dentistry to 22 patients.

“Partnering with an organization like the Bethlehem Center is amazing as it allows the Mobile Dental Clinic to provide dental care to families and patients who wouldn’t be able to afford it,” said Kyle Guerin, PDS Foundation & Corporate Social Responsibility. “Everyone deserves access to care and I’m proud to say that the Mobile Dental Clinic is able to fulfill that need.”

Following its stop at the Bethlehem Center, the Mobile Dental Clinic also provided donated dentistry for patients at the Sacramento Children’s Home on June 22. In addition, the MDC also provided over $19,000 in donated dentistry for patients in Long Beach during the Special Olympics Summer Games. The MDC will continue its tour throughout the United States to provide comprehensive oral health care to hundreds of underserved patients in need.

The PDS Foundation’s Mobile Dental Clinic enables Smile Generation-trusted clinicians and volunteers to provide donated dental care to people in challenged areas, and also provide dentistry to patients during major community healthcare events.

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 www.pdsfoundation.org.

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About The Smile Generation®

The Smile Generation is a referral service that connects patients with trusted dentists and financial options that helps patients afford the care they want and need. The Smile Generation network is made up of more than 700 dental offices throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Smile Generation-trusted offices are supported by Pacific Dental Services®. For more information, visit http://www.smilegeneration.com.

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Vista Dental’s Phasor Recognized as a 2019 Best of Class Technology Award Winner

Posted on June 24, 2019

Vista Dental Products is pleased to announce that the Phasor™ Composite Heating System has been selected as a 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award recipient. Vista is honored to receive this prestigious award for the first time in company history!

“We are entering a new era in dentistry — one that will change how we diagnose, treat, and manage our patients and practices," said Dr. Lou Shuman, CEO of Cellerant and founder of the Best of Class Technology Awards. "This was a breakthrough year in product and services technologies. The panel spent hundreds of hours in close discussion reviewing and analyzing the corporate landscape. Pay close attention to our winners as they are truly leading the way to provide you what is best in today's contemporary practice.”

According to James Onderak, President of Vista Dental Products, “The Cellerant Award is a testament to the time and resources Vista dedicates to advance clinical outcomes through innovation. This affirms that we are succeeding in our mission to positively impact the lives of both patients and clinicians alike.”

The 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award is selected by a panel of the most prominent technology leaders in dentistry: Paul Feuerstein, DMD, technology editor for Dentistry Today, John Flucke, DDS, technology editor for Dental Products Report, Marty Jablow, DMD, known as America’s technology coach, Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, editor-in-chief of Inside Dental Hygiene, Chris Salierno, DDS, editor-in-chief of Dental Economics, and Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, founder and creator of the Best of Class Technology Award.

“Vista is thrilled that the Phasor was selected by such a respected panel of industry leaders,” said Mark Scheftner, EVP of Sales for Vista Dental Products. “The Vista team works tirelessly to deliver technologies that improve patient care, while promoting efficiency in the dental office.”

About Vista Dental Products

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, Vista Dental designs, manufactures, packages and distributes more than 300 cataloged items, many of which offer significant clinical advantages. The company is best known for its endodontic irrigating solutions that outperform traditional medicaments, leading to better patient outcomes. More recently, with the introduction of the Phasor composite heating gun and the Valiant curing light, Vista has become a leader in dental material handling technology.

About the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

Since the inaugural presentation in 2009, the Best of Class Technology Awards have grown to occupy a unique space in dentistry by creating awareness in the community of manufacturers that are driving the discussion as to how practices will operate now and in the future.

The selection process relies on an expert panel of dentists recognized as thought leaders and educators. It includes Dr. Paul Feuerstein, Dr. John Flucke, Dr. Marty Jablow, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, Dr. Chris Salierno, and Dr. Lou Shuman. Over the course of each year, the panel members seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies, with deliberations on nominees and final voting taking place in February. Panelists are precluded from voting in any category where they have consulting relationships. The entire selection process is conducted and managed on a not-for-profit basis.

For more information on the Cellerant Best of Class Awards and the 2019 Award Winners, go to cellerantconsulting.com/bestofclass.

About Cellerant Consulting Group

Founded and led by CEO Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, Cellerant provides strategic dental market insights, clinical expertise, implementation resources and support to accelerate growth for client dental companies. Cellerant services include new concept incubation, clinical product evaluation, product development, continuing education program development and CE sponsorship, strategic branding and marketing, online marketing, content marketing and dental media relations management. As an orthodontist and former owner of a 10-doctor multi-specialty private group practice, Dr. Shuman guides clients to offer products that engage dental customers and provide sustained differentiation. Cellerant operates under a unique model that merges leading voices in clinical product evaluation and strategic partner companies to provide a menu of services from one easily accessible network.

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces Future Annual Conference Locations

Posted on June 21, 2019

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is pleased to announce its next four annual conference locations: New Orleans, LA (2020), Phoenix, AZ (2021), Louisville, KY (2022) and Chicago, IL (2023). ADHA’s Annual Conference is the premier dental hygiene event in North America and features cutting-edge lectures and hands-on workshops, over 100 exhibitors, and various networking and social events.

ADHA 2020 Annual Conference: We are heading to the lively city of New Orleans, ranked as “The Best North American Destination” by TripExpert. Known for its historic French Quarter, bustling nightlife and diverse cuisine, NOLA is an exciting destination for everyone. ADHA 2020 will take place from Friday, June 12-Sunday, June 14 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center.

ADHA 2021 Annual Conference: Join us in vibrant Phoenix, America’s sunniest metropolis and sixth-largest city. Phoenix is a land of contrasts with both urban and desert scenery, providing endless opportunities for adventure. Don’t miss ADHA 2021 from Friday, June 18-Sunday, June 20 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

ADHA 2022 Annual Conference: We are back again in the hot city of Louisville, home of baseball, bourbon and horses. This quickly growing city has 120+ attractions and has even been named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 10 U.S. Destinations on the Rise.” ADHA 2022 will take place from Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

ADHA 2023 Annual Conference: We are celebrating ADHA’s 100th Anniversary of the association in our hometown of Chicago in 2023. Chicago has been at the top of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best Big Cities in the U.S.” various years in a row and has a million places to visit. Celebrate 100 years of ADHA with us from Friday, July 7-Sunday, July 9 at McCormick Place.

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 ADHA, dental hygiene or the link between oral health and general health, visit ADHA at www.adha.org.


Advanced 3D X-ray System Receives Oral Healthcare Industry’s Highest Honor

Posted on June 20, 2019

Carestream Dental, a global digital dental technology company, is proud to announce that its newest 3D X-ray system, the CS 9600, has received a 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award, which acknowledges manufacturers that are driving the discussion as to how oral healthcare practices will operate now and in the future.

Transforming Dentistry

The CS 9600 is a multifunctional machine that can capture 2D X-rays and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)—more commonly known as 3D—scans; scan objects such as traditional dental impressions or plaster models; and even scan patients’ faces to superimpose on their X-rays. This high-tech system can be used by all oral healthcare professionals from endodontists, who consider the smallest details of root canal morphology, to oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who handle complicated trauma cases.

For the past decade, digital 3D technology has been infiltrating the dentist’s office. Overall, digital X-rays can be safer than conventional methods by using a lower radiation dose and by giving doctors more confidence in their diagnoses and treatment plans. However, the CS 9600 was designed to take digital dentistry even further by incorporating the latest technology, such as intuitive smart sensors and machine learning for enhanced performance.

“When we started the CS 9600 project, we spent months researching the pain points and unmet needs of doctors and staff to ensure we’d deliver a best-in-class CBCT,” Stephane Varlet, lead engineer on the CS 9600’s development, said. “We focused on clinical experience and on functions that would make doctors’ and assistants’ work easier. The goal of the CS 9600 was to be smart enough to guide users through the process of capturing the perfect image, yet easy enough that they could achieve their goal on the first try.”

Simplifying Technology

In the past, operator error when taking X-rays could result in unusable images, meaning patients would have to be exposed to more radiation during a second exam. However, the CS 9600’s smart features virtually eliminate the need for retakes. Video cameras capture the patient’s face live and display it on an integrated SmartPad touchscreen. Then, interactive guides are projected onto the face and walks the user through the positioning process. The system can even detect when the wrong accessory is inserted for the type of exam selected and recommend the correct one, further ensuring users get the right image the first time.

The CS 9600’s advanced technology doesn’t stop with image capture and diagnostic tools. CS UpStream turns the CS 9600 into a connected device that sends data back to Carestream Dental. The system’s historical behavior is easily accessible to the Carestream Dental support team to prevent downtime and maximize system availability, so practices can see and treat more patients, more efficiently.

Changing Lives

The patient is at the forefront of the CS 9600’s design. The system’s high-power tube allows clinicians to acquire images at 120 kV for enhanced image quality without increasing dose to patient as compared to 90 kV acquisition. CS Face Scan, which captures images of the patient’s face and superimposes it onto a CBCT scan, helps him or her visualize final outcomes and makes it easier to accept treatment. An optional integrated seat provides added comfort and stability during patient exams or can be easily rotated to the side to accommodate patients in wheelchairs.

Ultimately, the CS 9600’s intelligent interface, highly accurate images and advanced software changes patients’ lives by getting them on the road to recovery and a restored smile sooner.

The CS 9600 was selected to receive the 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award by a panel of the most prominent technology leaders in dentistry: Paul Feuerstein, D.M.D., technology editor for Dentistry Today, John Flucke, D.D.S., technology editor for Dental Products Report, Marty Jablow, D.M.D., known as America’s technology coach, Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, D.M.D, editor-in-chief of Inside Dental Hygiene, Chris Salierno, D.D.S., editor-in-chief of Dental Economics, and Lou Shuman, D.M.D., CAGS, founder and creator of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award.

For more information about the CS 9600, visit carestreamdental.com/CS9600. Learn more about Carestream Dental, and all its innovative solutions, at carestreamdental.com. For more information on the Cellerant Best of Class Awards and the 2019 Award Winners, go to cellerantconsulting.com/bestofclass

Sugar industry's use of dietitians to influence dental professionals, 1974-1978

Posted on June 20, 2019

Alexandria, Va., USA - At the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), Ifunanya Okeke, University of California, San Francisco, USA, gave an oral presentation on "Sugar Industry's Use of Dietitians to Influence Dental Professionals, 1974-1978." The IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition is held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada from June 19-22, 2019.

In 1975, the U.S. Sugar Association created the Regional Nutritional Information Program with the goal of enlisting dietitians to spread positive messages about sugar and health. This study describes the Regional Nutritional Information Program and its impact on dental professionals.

Internal U.S. Sugar Association documents related to operations, regulatory activities and scientific research from 1974 to 1978 were reviewed for relevance to the Regional Nutritional Information Program. Fifty-nine documents were identified for further review and emerging themes were identified.

The results show that the Regional Nutritional Information Program was an essential component of the U.S. Sugar Association's public relations campaign and was designed to portray the safety and benefits of sugar in a balanced diet. The target audiences included universities, public schools, professional associations, and the media. U.S. Sugar Association dietitians hosted educational workshops, incorporated U.S. Sugar Association literature into libraries and curricula, monitored professional and consumer attitudes toward sugar and made media appearances. Their dietitians interacted with dental professionals by documenting their attitudes toward sugar, influencing a professional conference to include pro-sugar speakers, developing a media program that minimized sugar's role in tooth decay and by monitoring and criticizing dentist-researchers examining the high-sugar content of breakfast cereals.

The authors conclude that the U.S. Sugar Association used the Regional Nutritional Information Program to counter dentists' anti-sugar messages at professional meetings and in the media with positive messages about sugar and suggests that the public health community should consider corporate relationships in the dietetic profession as potentially detrimental to oral health.

This oral presentation, #0270, was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 118 of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


About the International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 11,400 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit http://www.iadr.org.

Guidelines for the Use of Denture Adhesives

Posted on June 20, 2019

New global guidelines have been announced to tackle the lack of advice in the best use of denture adhesives with complete edentulous patients. Developed by a global task force, the new science-based guidelines have been announced today by the Oral Health Foundation and have been made possible because of a project sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

The research project reinforces the patient benefits of using denture adhesives for ‘well-fitting’ dentures. These benefits include improved retention and stability, improved confidence and comfort and reduction or elimination of food debris beneath the denture.

The White Paper entitled “Guidelines for the Use of Denture Adhesives and their benefits for Oral and General Health,” has been published by a group of academic experts. The panel undertook a comprehensive review of existing guidance for best use of denture adhesives.

David Felton, Dean and Professor of The University of Mississippi Medical Center states, “There is a lack of scientific evidence on the best use of denture adhesives for edentulous patients, including their application, removal and frequency of use. With that in mind, the Oral Health Foundation recently convened a panel of global experts to review existing evidence and practices and have developed a white paper entitled, “Guidelines for the Use of Denture Adhesives and their Benefits for Oral and General Health.” While additional research is still required, the Oral Health Foundation White Paper on denture adhesives provides guidance and a level of confidence to dental health professionals on when and how to recommend denture adhesives to denture wearers, to improve performance of well-fitting dentures.”

The task force included experts from the UK, USA, Greece, Japan and Switzerland and was convened to reflect the global need for advice for denture wearers given the aging population around the world. By 2050, there is expected to be 2 billion people aged 60 years or older in the world – this represents 16% of the population and is triple the figure for this age group in 2010.1

Dr. Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation comments, “the current lack of guidance on the use of denture adhesives may mean that denture wearers are left confused. The evidence is clear; using an adhesive can provide benefits for patients with best-fitting dentures both in terms of function, confidence and comfort. These new guidelines will give dental professionals the confidence to know how and when to recommend denture adhesives for maximum patient benefit.”

The simple steps for application of a denture adhesive can be summarised as follows:

Make sure your denture is clean and dry. Put a small amount of denture adhesive cream onto it. (You should only need to do this once a day.)

Put the denture into your mouth and firmly close the mouth for a couple of seconds. If the adhesive cream overflows you have used too much. Remove any spare adhesive, don’t swallow it. Don’t eat or drink anything for 5 minutes.

Before you sleep, take your denture out. Clean the denture and the inside of your mouth thoroughly to remove any adhesive.

Ask your dentist for a regular appointment so they can check your mouth and dentures.

The guidelines are released during the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2019 meeting in Vancouver, Canada which takes place June 19-22 and a webinar will be available for professionals with further background to the project.

The denture adhesive guidelines will complement the white paper on Optimal Care and Maintenance of Full Dentures for Oral and General Health published in 2018 and together form a comprehensive resource on full dentures for dental professionals, care givers, and denture wearers.

Global Health and Ageing. World Health Organisation. Available online at https://www.who.int/ageing/publications/global_health.pdf?ua=1

Sponsorship for the development of the new guidelines was provided by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare to the Oral Health Foundation. No editorial control, apart from ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory considerations/requirements, has been exercised by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

About GSK

GlaxoSmithKline is a science-led healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our Consumer Healthcare business develops and markets an innovative portfolio of consumer preferred and expert recommended brands in the Oral health, Pain relief, Respiratory, Skin health, Nutrition and Digestive Health categories. We have a range of Denture Care brands with Polident/Corega/Poligrip as the No.1 Denture Care brand. Visit www.gsk.com for more information.

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