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MouthWatch Names Four Winners of its Second Annual “Teledentistry Innovation Awards” During GNYDM 2019

Posted on December 13, 2019


2019 Tellie Awards Winners (L-R) Angie Stone, RDH, Paul Glassman, DDS, Paul Labbe, DDS, Brant Herman, CEO MouthWatch, LLC (Miquel McRae, RDH was not able to attend and accepted her award via video conference).

MouthWatch, LLC a leader in dentist-managed teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, recognized four teledentistry pioneers during its second annual Teledentistry Innovation Awards, affectionately known as the “Tellies”. The awards were presented during an exclusive invitation-only event hosted during the recent Greater New York Dental Meeting.

The purpose of the Tellie Awards is two-fold:

1.) Highlight the many ways that teledentistry is being implemented across a broad spectrum of dental care including public health, private    practice and organizational settings.

2.) Recognize individual, forward-thinking dental providers who are realizing the full potential for connected dental care technology and who are reshaping the practice of dentistry while improving the state of oral health across the country.

According to MouthWatch Founder and CEO Brant Herman, “The Teledentistry Innovation Awards continue to grow each year thanks to expanded industry awareness and the increase of new implementations that are broadening the perception of what teledentistry is and what it can do to improve the delivery of patient care.” Here are 2019 Tellie Awards winners:

Teledentistry Pioneer Award:

Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA / University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Dr. Glassman is the first recipient in the newly created “Teledentistry Pioneer” category.  He is the founder of the Virtual Dental Home Program, whereby he and his team at the University of the Pacific developed a more efficient way to connect patients to dental care through the combination of technology and innovation. This care-delivery model, combined with his efforts in education, in supporting legislative changes that support teledentistry and improve access to care have helped create a landscape where more and more programs and providers are interested in teledentistry and the opportunities it creates.

Dental Innovator:

Paul Labbe, DDS / Planet Dental, Laredo TX

Dr. Labbe is a pediatric dentist with 5 office locations. He uses teledentistry to provide care to underserved children in his community. Teledentistry enables him and his team to conduct  dental screenings at local schools and then in turn, provide the parents and guardians with diagnosis and treatment plans with the option to bring their children to one of his offices for restorative treatment.

Hygiene Innovator:

Angie Stone, RDH / Hylife Oral Health Alliance, Edgerton, WI

Angie and her team of oral care specialists provide onsite hygiene services to elderly patients who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and private homes. They use teledentistry to document each patient visit with intraoral photos and videos and to communicate with family members and participating dentists to ensure that their clients receive restorative care when needed.

Oral Health Program Innovator:

Miquel McRae, RDH,  CDHC / ToothBUDDS, Pima, AZ

Miquel founded ToothBUDDS, a non-profit that employs a team of dental hygienists to provide oral care to underserved children in her area – Many of which have some form or oral disease. Miquel and her team provide education, screenings, cleanings and fluoride treatments in local school settings. Thanks to teledentistry, they can connect children with urgent dental needs to a local dentist, so they don’t fall through the cracks. (Miquel was not able to attend the event and accepted her award via video conference.)

“We congratulate and thank this year’s Teledentistry Innovation Award winners for their commitment to using teledentistry technology to make a tangible difference in improving access to care and the state of oral health in their communities, “ adds Herman. Nominations for next year’s Tellie Awards are currently being accepted online at http://teledentistryinnovationawards.com/. Self-nominations are welcome.

About MouthWatch, LLC

Headquartered in Metuchen, New Jersey, MouthWatch, LLC is a leader in 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.com.







Saliva test shows promise for earlier and easier detection of mouth and throat cancer

Posted on December 13, 2019

A novel non-invasive technique may detect human papilloma virus-16, the strain associated with oropharyngeal cancer, in saliva samples, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics

Unfortunately, cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced, partly because their location makes them difficult to see during routine clinical exams. A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, describes the use of acoustofluidics, a new non-invasive method that analyzes saliva for the presence of human papilloma virus (HPV)-16, the pathogenic strain associated with oropharyngeal cancers (OPCs). This novel technique detected OPC in whole saliva in 40 percent of patients tested and 80 percent of confirmed OPC patients.

“OPC has an approximate incidence of 115,000 cases per year worldwide and is one of the fastest-rising cancers in Western countries due to increasing HPV-related incidence, especially in younger patients. It is paramount that surveillance methods are developed to improve early detection and outcomes,” explained co-lead investigator Tony Jun Huang, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.

“Considering these factors, the successful detection of HPV from salivary exosomes isolated by our acoustofluidic platform offers distinct advantages, including early detection, risk assessment and screening,” added Dr. Huang. This technique may also help physicians predict which patients will respond well to radiation therapy or achieve longer progression-free survival.

Exosomes are tiny microvesicles originating within cells that are secreted into body fluids. They are believed to play a role in intercellular communication and their numbers are elevated in association with several types of cancers. Acoustofluidics is an advanced technology that fuses acoustics and microfluidics. Fluid samples are analyzed using a tiny acoustofluidic chip developed to isolate salivary exosomes by removing unwanted particles based on size, leaving exosome-rich concentrated samples that make it easier to detect tumor-specific biomarkers.


Acoustofluidic exosome isolation chip for salivary exosome isolation. The microfluidic channel is shown by red dye solution and the coin demonstrates the size of the chip. Two pairs of gold interdigital transducers are deposited along the channel, which separates particles according to size.

In this study investigators analyzed saliva samples from 10 patients diagnosed with HPV-OPC using traditional methods. They found that the technique identified the tumor biomarker HPV-16 DNA in 80 percent of the cases when coupled with droplet digit PCR. Since this method is independent of sample variability that arises due to changes in saliva viscosity and collection methods used, it may prove ideal for use in clinical settings.

Dr. Huang highlighted some of the technique’s features, including automated and fast exosome isolation (less than five minutes of processing time compared to approximately eight hours of processing time using benchmark technologies). Analyses can be performed at relatively low cost and at points of care. Also, it is suitable for repeated and continuous monitoring of tumor progression and treatment, unlike traditional biopsy.

“With these features, the acoustofluidic technology has the potential to significantly exceed current industry standards, address unmet needs in the field, help expedite exosome-related biomedical research, and aid in the discovery of new exosomal biomarkers,” commented Dr. Huang.

“The saliva exosome liquid biopsy is an effective early detection and risk assessment approach for OPC,” said co-lead investigator David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSc, of the Center for Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research, School of Dentistry at the University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA. “The acoustofluidic separation technique provides a fast, biocompatible, high-yield, high-purity, label-free method for exosome isolation from saliva.” According to the researchers, this technology can also be used to analyze other biofluids such as blood, urine and plasma.

The study was an international collaboration between Duke University, UCLA and University of Birmingham (UK). Prof Hisham Mehanna, Director of the Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education, University of Birmingham, said “The results are a testament to the power of interdisciplinary research and international collaboration.”

About The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics

The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, the official publication of the Association for Molecular Pathology, co-owned by the American Society for Investigative Pathology, and published by Elsevier, seeks to publish high quality original papers on scientific advances in the translation and validation of molecular discoveries in medicine into the clinical diagnostic setting, and the description and application of technological advances in the field of molecular diagnostic medicine. The editors welcome review articles that contain: novel discoveries or clinicopathologic correlations, including studies in oncology, infectious diseases, inherited diseases, predisposition to disease, or the description of polymorphisms linked to disease states or normal variations; the application of diagnostic methodologies in clinical trials; or the development of new or improved molecular methods for diagnosis or monitoring of disease or disease predisposition. jmd.amjpathol.org

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirectScopusSciValClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com







vhf supports regional climate protection in the Black Forest

Posted on December 13, 2019

Ammerbuch/Hauppauge, 13 December 2019: vhf is particularly committed to the Black Forest near the German headquarters – the current motto of the CNC milling machine and tool manufacturer is ‘High Tech Meets Black Forest’. With its annual Christmas donation, vhf supports the mountain forest initiative Bergwald Projekt in the Black Forest, this year.


vhf’s support benefits the Black Forest locally and the climate globally. Ria Brandenberger, vhf board member, sums up the motivation for the donation as follows: “It is important to us that we as a company are committed to regional climate protection”. Healthy forests make a significant contribution to an optimal climate – especially in Germany, where forests account for around one third of the country’s total area. In addition to drinking water protection, flood and soil erosion protection, vital near-natural forests make an important contribution to binding CO2 and therefore protecting the climate. One of the most important goals of the vhf-funded project in Forbach in the northern Black Forest is the planting of new trees. For more than 20 years, the mountain forest project has been working together with the community in the northern Black Forest (forest share over 90 %).

In addition to forest management, the initiative is also engaged in landscape management and tries to prevent damage caused by wild animals. The organization is committed to the protection and maintenance of the forest and to promoting an understanding of the interrelationships in nature.

As a responsible global player, vhf has long been committed to active climate protection. All of the company’s buildings exclusively use green electricity from self-produced solar energy and hydroelectric power from the region.

About vhf:

Founded in 1988, vhf is a leading manufacturer of CNC milling machines, milling tools and CAM software for the dental sector, industry and sign making. Headquartered in Ammerbuch, Germany, vhf employs more than 250 people and is constantly expanding. With its subsidiary vhf Inc. in the state of New York, it provides North American customers with inventory, sales, service, and support.

About the Bergwald Projekt:

The forest conservation projects of the Bergwald Project serve to stabilize the indigenous forest ecosystems as habitats and to preserve the indispensable ecosystem. Under expert guidance, planting and maintenance measures, erosion control measures and biotope maintenance are carried out. The charitable work takes place exclusively in public forest and nature reserves in cooperation with the local forestry and nature conservation officers.







Paramount Dental Studio a Pilot Customer for Pearl's Scan Clarity Score AI Product

Posted on December 13, 2019

Pearl, the AI dental care company that is delivering AI and computer vision solutions that advance efficiency, accuracy, transparency and patient care, announced that Paramount Dental Studio is a pilot customer for its launch of Scan Clarity Score—a product that addresses the inefficient and expensive process of working with poor quality intraoral scans for dental restorations.

For a patient, when it comes to getting crowns, implants, and other dental restoration products into their mouth, time can pass at a glacial pace. While dentists are eager to provide the best care and solutions to their patients' dental needs, the quality of dental scans can hold up the manufacturing process due to myriad issues: lack of a visible margin, missing contact points, or defects in the scan itself. All of this leads to costly duplications of product, assumptions and interpretation that lead to additional mistakes, and wasted administrative time between the dental practice and the dental lab. All the while the patient waits anxiously to be relieved of pain, to be able to eat regularly, or to feel confident in their physical appearance again.

Pearl's Scan Clarity Score allows dental labs to score and bucket each patient scan based on margin clarity. If the scan is of high enough quality, the margin is automatically marked and sent on for crown design. If the margin clarity score is low, it is flagged for human intervention and/or for a call to be placed to the dentist. By systematically processing the quality of margins, dental labs, dentists, and, most importantly, patients benefit from higher quality dental restorations.

Paramount Dental Studio, which has already been using Pearl for AI-powered margin marking (Pearl Smart Margin), has begun to integrate Pearl's Scan Clarity Score to increase the speed with which they can deliver dental restorations to dentists and their patients. Scan Clarity Score's ability to reduce human error and manual process iterations in the restoration process has the potential to create a bottom line impact for Paramount.

"One of the trickiest aspects of incorporating AI into our business is finding datasets large enough. Predictive modeling simply falls short if there is not enough data," said Philip Kim, CEO of Paramount Dental Studio, which has locations in Garden Grove, California, and Charlottesville, Virginia. "Pearl clearly has a big head start with its dataset, the size of which was one of the reasons we developed so much confidence in their margin scoring ability. We're looking forward to continuing to integrate Pearl AI and computer vision into our business."

Artificial intelligence deploys a combination of computer vision (the processing and understanding of digital imagery), machine learning (data-driven algorithms that enable computers to learn underlying patterns about the data they process), and predictive analytics (statistical modeling used to find or forecast patterns and outcomes). Pearl trained its AI platform on millions of images annotated by leading global experts in dentistry and uses computer vision and machine learning to identify dozens of pathologies with greater accuracy. Pearl's Scan Clarity Score is the latest product from the company to alter the dental care landscape.

"After seeing strong interest in our Smart Margin product, the launch of Scan Clarity Score is a natural next step, with strong applicability to the dental laboratory market," said Ophir Tanz, CEO of Pearl. "The cost and efficiency savings enabled by Scan Clarity Score also underscore the big potential AI has for dental laboratories. We look forward to continuing to roll out new AI and computer vision features for dental providers, DSOs, dental insurers and dental laboratories alike."







Sterngold Appoints Senior Digital and Technical Lab Specialist

Posted on December 12, 2019

Sterngold Dental, LLC has announced the transition of Julie Ellison’s role from Technical Support Manager to Senior Digital and Technical Lab Specialist. 

The appointment of a specialist focused on the digital Baltic Denture System (BDS) is essential to the company as it continues to increase its digital solutions footprint. In her new role, Julie will focus on advocating the benefits of the BDS with the goal of getting dental practices and laboratories successfully involved in the digital dental evolution. This requires educational initiatives as well as technical support. 

“Julie Ellison is highly qualified for this role given her academic background, professional experience, depth of technical knowledge on Sterngold products, and soft skills. We are excited on her official transition to the Sterngold Sales team,” underscores Patrick Hayden, Sr. Director of Sales. 

Julie has a Dental Laboratory Degree from Triton College and has worked in the dental field for over 30 years, most of them with Sterngold. She started in a technical and educational programs coordinating capacity, becoming well versed with CE-focused programs, and managing special projects. Julie has extensive knowledge of attachments, alloys, implants, and related clinical support materials and is a familiar ally for most of Sterngold’s laboratory and clinician customers. 







Ultradent Releases New Uveneer® Extra Restorative Template System

Posted on December 11, 2019

Restorations with Fine Art Quality and Coloring Book Simplicity 

The latest innovation in dental restorative technology – the Uveneer Extra template system – is now available through Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment.

The Uveneer Extra template system complements the original Uveneer template system to provide more natural restorations with four new upper anterior designs – Extra Large, Large, Medium, and Square templates. The templates work with any preferred composite to create exquisite, reproducible composite veneers with predictable shape and symmetry.

Dr. Sigal Jacobson’s desire to create elegant and efficient veneers inspired her to create the Uveneer template family. “Composites have developed to the point that we’re able to really change patients’ lives by doing more composite work [. . .] Dentistry is going toward natural looking surface textures, so Uveneer Extra has more natural templates which were scanned from real people.”

These unique, autoclavable* templates prevent the oxygen inhibition layer from forming during the curing process resulting in hard, glossy surfaces – while also allowing light to pass through to the composite for effective curing.

*Base in which templates arrive is not autoclavable, rather only the templates themselves. Do NOT autoclave the base.

About Ultradent Products, Inc.

Ultradent Products, Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent also works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent, call 800.552.5512 or visit ultradent.com.







Aurident Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Posted on December 10, 2019

Aurident, Inc. is celebrating its 45th anniversary of doing business. Located in Fullerton, California, Aurident was founded by Howard and Fredelle Hoffman in November 1974.  Aurident started as the original family-owned and -operated dental alloy manufacturer and refiner in Southern California, providing superior customer service at economical pricing. Today, Aurident also offers Aurident ZR, Delta Zirconia, Shining 3D Scanners, digital printers, PMMA, and exocad software. Milling services are also provided to help dental laboratories with digital cases.  For more information on Aurident's 45th anniversary specials and promotions throughout 2020, visit aurident.com  or call 800-422-7373.







Proven Performance, New Versatility: Benco Presents Ivoclar Vivadent® IPS e.max® Blocks for Amann Girrbach, Expanded Selection of Mills

Posted on December 9, 2019


Proven products partner with the introduction of Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks from Benco Dental certified as compatible with Amann Girrbach Ceramill Motion 2 and Mikro IC chairside mills.

“We’re excited to offer dentists and laboratories the world’s best-selling CAD/CAM material. Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max enhances our already strong portfolio of blocks,” said Terry Barrett, Benco Dental Chief Marketing Officer.

IPS e.max ceramic materials are known worldwide for their long-term reliability and esthetic excellence. Proven patient after patient and study after study, this is innovation that has stood the test of time. Following more than 10 years of clinical evidence and over 120 million restorations, IPS e.max boasts a remarkable 96% survival rate and 98% customer satisfaction. No wonder e.max remains the go-to for clinicians who demand quality backed by years of hard evidence.

Amann Girrbach’s in-office and laboratory mills are proven, durable products that bring affordable one-day digital dentistry within reach of more practices. They’re easy to purchase, easy to integrate, easy to support and manage. The Amann Girrbach mills incorporate seamlessly into existing practices thanks to simple training and a short learning curve. Step-by-step personalized tutorials and demonstrations are always available. All mills are also confidently backed by Benco Dental's OneVisit® team and our nationwide network of customer support.

Together, the products are a dream team for any practice that wants to add affordable and proven reliable single visit dentistry capability.

Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks for the Amann Girrbach mills, as well as Carestream CS 3100 and Straumann C Series mills, are available for order from Benco Dental today. For more information or answers to your questions, contact Benco Dental's OneVisit team via email at onevisitsupport@benco.com or by phone at 1-800-GO-BENCO (select option 5, then 1).

CAPTIONS:

1.      19_Benco_AG Ceramill Motion2.jpg: Amann Girrbach’s in-office mills are proven, durable products that bring affordable one-day digital dentistry within reach of more practices through Benco Dental. Today, proven products partner with the introduction of Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks certified as compatible with Amann Girrbach Ceramill Motion 2 mills (shown).

2.      19_Benco_Ivoclar IPS_emax blocks.jpg: Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max ceramic materials, available from Benco Dental, are known worldwide for their long-term reliability and esthetic excellence. Today, proven products partner with the introduction of Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks (shown) certified as compatible with Amann Girrbach Ceramill Mikro IC chairside mills.

About Benco Dental

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest independently-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation.  Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained focused on its unique mission to drive dentistry forward through innovative solutions and caring family culture. Within the past 88 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas. Benco, which has been named one of Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for the past three years, one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.







Benco Dental Launches Practice Management Solution Powered by Open Dental Software

Posted on December 9, 2019

Pioneers in open architecture, open source solutions for dentistry partner to deliver robust offerings, regular updates and affordability for every budget.

Benco Dental now offers Open Dental software, a total practice management solution for dental offices. Scalable for any practice size, this open source program designed by a dentist is available through the nation’s largest independent dental distributor.

"Open, not closed, is central to our philosophy on innovation," said Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental managing director. "Partnering with Open Dental software to power Benco Dental Practice Management means we're providing our valued customers with a proven, tested, affordable, continually improving solution, customized for us and backed by a robust support system of both Open Dental employees and users."

A pioneer in open architecture platform solutions, Benco Dental today presents its customers with another avenue for increased choice, rather than restrictive exclusives. Open Dental, based in Salem, Oregon was created in 2003 out of the belief that “powerful practice management software should also come with a price that’s within reach of every dentist”.

Among Open Dental’s robust offerings:

·       Powerful system. Reports are easy to generate, and the selection is comprehensive. Software optimizes workflow and lays the foundation for positive patient experiences. Paperless charting, online patient forms and text reminders generate easily. Claims process electronically to maintain a digital appointment book.

·       Effortless support. Expert telephone, chat and email available. Webinar training included. Software updates regularly and deploys rapidly. Automated features save time and energy.

·       Adaptable to every practice. Compatible with most imaging software. Plug-ins and customization options available. Converts date from 200+ dental Product Management systems.

·       Affordable. Free trial. Low or no initial investment. Low Monthly support fees. Discount after 12 months.

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest independent dental distributor in the United States, driving dentistry forward through innovative solutions and a caring family culture. Benco delivers a full array of supplies, equipment, technology and services to dentists nationwide. Benco Dental firsts include Painless® electronic ordering, automated supply management, BluChip®customer loyalty rewards, CenterPoint design/equipment superstores and OneVisitTM open architecture CAD/CAM.

To learn more about Benco Practice Management powered by Open Dental software, please contact your Friendly Benco Rep, call 1.800.GOBENCO or visit benco.com.

CAPTIONS:

1. 19_Benco DentalPM_Open Dental_logo.jpg: Benco Dental now offers Open Dental software, a total practice management solution for dental offices. Scalable for any practice size, this open source program designed by a dentist is available through the nation’s largest independent dental distributor.

ABOUT OPEN DENTAL

Open Dental, based in Salem, Oregon was created in 2003 out of the belief that powerful practice management software should also come with a price that’s within reach of every dentist. Driven by product development, the company provides robust and flexible Dental Practice Management Software, while keeping monthly support costs low, and waiving support fees for charitable organizations and practices in developing countries. To learn more, visit opendental.com

ABOUT BENCO DENTAL

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest independently-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained focused on its mission to drive dentistry forward through innovative solutions and caring family culture. The company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms, one at the company’s headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas. Benco has been named one of Fortune's Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for three consecutive years, one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women for two consecutive years, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 years. Over 1,500 dedicated associates serve customers nationwide, including 400+ sales representatives and 300+ factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.







Benco Helps Practices Grow With Dental Intelligence

Posted on December 9, 2019

The nation’s largest independent dental distributor aligns with Utah-based leader in the industry known for top software used to track, analyze, manage and grow dental practices.

Dental Intelligence, a leader in helping dental practices use actionable data to improve patient care, team collaboration, and practice profitability, aligns with Benco Dental, the nation’s largest independent dental distributor. Their shared goal: helping all dentists in the United States grow in ways that are important to them and their patients.

“All of us at Dental Intelligence are thrilled with this opportunity to be aligned with a dynamic organization like Benco. We love how focused they are on addressing and resolving the many unique challenges faced by the dental industry today,” says Weston Lunsford, CEO at Dental Intelligence.

“Our company has a single vision: To help dental practices to do more and even better dentistry, more efficiently. Everything we do revolves around this purpose – and we’re passionate about succeeding. Benco’s commitment to helping the practices they work with achieve greater success makes them an ideal partner for Dental Intelligence. We’re so excited to work together.”

The Pleasant Grove, Utah-based company connects to a doctor’s Practice Management Software, then analyzes instantly, automates, finds opportunities, and communicates. Dental Intelligence smart tools work to make sure nothing falls through the cracks, while saving time, helping more patients, and increasing production. Among the smart tools:

·       Morning Huddle, a presentation automated with the click of a button, that in 15 minutes unites the dental team with clear and measurable goals, reviews yesterday, today, tomorrow and next week, celebrates victories and creates teaching moments.

·       Call Insight, a smart caller ID that improves patient experience and displays valuable patient opportunities.

·       Today’s Follow Ups, a daily communication assistant, auto-generates call lists for appointment confirmations, hygiene recare and unscheduled treatment.

"Benco Dental and Dental Intelligence share a passion for innovating to help dentists achieve more," said Terry Barrett, Chief Marketing Officer at Benco Dental. "This product delivers measurable results through a remarkable combination of hindsight, insight and foresight so users learn from what has already happened, respond better to what's happening now and anticipate how to react smarter and more efficiently in the future."

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest independent dental distributor in the United States, driving dentistry forward through innovative solutions and a caring family culture. Benco delivers a full array of supplies, equipment, technology and services to dentists nationwide. Benco Dental firsts include Painless® electronic ordering, automated supply management, BluChip®customer loyalty rewards, CenterPoint design/equipment superstores and OneVisitTM open architecture CAD/CAM. Over 1,500 dedicated associates serve customers nationwide including 400+ sales representatives and 300+ factory-trained service technicians. Benco has been named one of Fortune's Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for three consecutive years.

To learn more about Dental Intelligence software, used by thousands of dentists to manage and grow their practices.  please visit: https://offers.dentalintel.com/benco-snapshot

CAPTIONS:

1. 19_DI Desktop_Dashboard: Dental Intelligence works behind the scenes to gather data, analyze and find opportunities for dental practices. Their desktop dashboards, shown, provide complete transparency and eye-opening insights available instantly.

ABOUT DENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Dental Intelligence is the world’s smartest software used by thousands of dentists to manage and grow their practices. Dental Intelligence simplifies the team’s daily activities that are most important in improving patient health and increasing profitability in the practice. To learn more, visit http://www.dentalintel.com/

ABOUT BENCO DENTAL

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation.  Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained focused on its unique mission to drive dentistry forward through innovative solutions and caring family culture. Within the past 88 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas. Benco, which has been named one of Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for the past three years, one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.







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