Hinman 2020 Offers New Courses for the Entire Dental Team

Posted on January 21, 2020

All-Day Programs & Specialty Courses Held March 19-21 in Atlanta

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting -- the nation’s leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry – announces the return of all-day programs for dental hygienists, assistants and office staff, featuring new topics and speakers on Thursday, March 19. In addition, Hinman 2020 will host a variety of specialty courses provided by dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental practice experts from around the country during the three-day meeting. Attendees can search courses by audience, day, program type or speaker online here.

“We’re excited to offer more than 300 courses, seminars and special events for the entire dental team to come together and learn the latest developments and best practices in dentistry,” said Dr. Bob O’Donnell, General Chair for Hinman 2020. “Dental hygienists, assistants and office staff can take advantage of all-day specialty educational tracks, choose several specialty courses, visit the exhibit hall with nearly 400 companies and attend professional networking and social events, including Hinman’s Night Out at The Tabernacle this year!”

Courses for Entire Dental Team

Hinman 2020 will feature topics ranging from mainstays such as treatment planning, case acceptance and effective scheduling to trending topics like opioid addiction, lumps and bumps, bugs and drugs, hackers and more. A special Auxiliary Lunch and Learn (Course Fr504) will be offered in the Exhibit Hall at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 20. Hygienists and dental assistants are invited to learn about the latest dental products and services.

Hinman also is bringing back its popular all-day educational tracks designed for hygienists, assistants and office staff. New this year, attendees of these tracks will receive a $10 food and beverage voucher when arriving at the course, courtesy of Hinman Housing Powered by Eventsphere. The voucher can be redeemed at any Levy outlet in the Georgia World Congress Center. The all-day educational tracks (Th200, Th201 and Th202) will be held on Thursday, March 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Prevention Convention

Hinman’s Prevention Convention (Th201) is designed primarily for dental hygienists, but is open to dentists, students and others as well.

·     “Boning Up on Osteoporosis: An Update for the Dental Team,” Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, 8 – 9:30 a.m.

·     “Something to Chew On: The Effects of Aging on Oral Health,” Ms. Judy Bendit, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

·     “Oral Pathology Update for the Hygienist,” Dr. Samson Ng, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

·     “Jump with Me! Take That Step to Treating the Entire Patient, Not Just the Oral Cavity We Are Used To!” Ms. Shannon Nanne, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Dental Assisting Extravaganza

Hinman’s Dental Assisting Extravaganza (Th202) is designed primarily for dental assistants, but is open to dentists, students and others as well.

·     “A ‘360 Slam Dunk’ Guide for Successful Teams: Practice Enhancement,” Dr. Mark Hyman, 8 – 9:30 a.m.

·     “The Psychology of Case Presentation: Why Patients Say ‘No’ When You Want to Hear ‘Yes’,” Dr. Roger Levin, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

·     “Communication Solutions: Attitudes, Breakdowns and Conflict Resolutions,” Ms. Judy Kay Mausolf, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

·     “Become the ‘Awesome’ Dental Assistant,” Dr. Lori Trost, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Business Office Bonanza

Hinman’s Business Office Bonanza (Th200) is designed primarily for dental office staff, but is open to dentists, students and others as well.

·     “Playing the Insurance and Accounts Receivables Game Your Way,” Ms. Lois Banta,   8 – 9:30 a.m.

·     “Banish Broken Appointments: Eliminate Cancellations and Last-Minute Changes,” Mr. Larry Guzzardo, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

·     “You Got This: Leading with Charisma and Confidence,” Ms. Janice Hurley, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

·      “Grow Your Dental Practice with the Best Marketing Secrets,” Dr. Bobbi Stanley, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Registration for Hinman 2020 is now open with early registration extending through Feb. 20. Please visit Hinman.org for more information.

The Hinman Tradition

The Hinman Dental Meeting is designed with a commitment to quality and professionalism and a high regard for the value of continuing education. The Meeting is sponsored by the Hinman Dental Society, a non-profit organization, and excess revenue is invested and gifted in the form of individual scholarships to dental, hygiene and assisting students and in contributions to institutions that foster dental education. For additional information about the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, visit Hinman.org or contact Ms. Sylvia Ratchford, Executive Director, at (404) 231-1663.

Academy of Laser Dentistry Launches DSO Laser Training Program

Posted on January 21, 2020

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, recently announced the launch of its “DSO Laser Training Program” (DLTP).

According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, CAE, “The growth of DSOs and group practices are changing the face of dentistry. DLTP is fully aligned with ALD’s 28-year mission to promote laser adoption, proficiency and safety throughout dentistry, in any practice setting to ensure better patient outcomes.”

By signing up for DLTP, group practices and DSOs will receive the following benefits:

·       Onsite Training & Certification Program Options for Dental Teams

·       Train the Trainer Programs

·       24/7 Web-Based Training and Certification Options for Dental Teams

In addition to enhanced laser training, DLTP participants will also receive several other valuable ALD benefits including:

·       Special DSO Corporate Membership Classification

·       DSO Associate Discounts on ALD Annual Memberships

·       Group Discounts on ALD Annual Conference Tuition  

“When it comes to laser dentistry, the ALD can help address challenges currently facing rapidly growing group practices and DSOs including unbiased laser wavelength recommendations, laser proficiency standardization across the organization and new associate on-boarding,” adds Siminovsky.

To receive a copy of the DLTP opportunity chart, send an email with the subject line “Laser DSO” to leadership@laserdentistry.org. DSO executives can also contact  ALD president and DSO committee chair, Dr. Mel Burchman via email at mel712a@aol.com. DSOs and group practices that are just beginning their laser purchasing process can click http://bit.ly/2JIwwFz to download the ALD’s free, unbiased Buying Guide.

About the Academy of Laser Dentistry:  

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) is the only independent and unbiased non-profit association devoted to laser dentistry and includes clinicians, academicians and researchers in all laser wavelengths.  The Academy is devoted to clinical education, research, and the development of standards and guidelines for the safe and effective use of dental laser technology.  ALD was founded in 1993, with the merging of the International Academy of Laser Dentistry, the North American Academy of Laser Dentistry and the American Academy of Laser Dentistry.  For more information, visit www.LaserDentistry.org.

Scorpion Announces Rebranding, Affirms Commitment to Clients

Posted on January 21, 2020

Rebrand Further Solidifies Market-Leader Position

Scorpion, a leading marketing and technology company, announced today a rebrand to its visual identity and mission that reflects a deep dedication to client success and relationships. Coinciding with the unveiling of the new brand, Scorpion launched an updated corporate website (www.scorpion.co) focused on solutions that build a better way for their clients to grow. The rebrand solidifies the company's stance as an industry leader offering marketing innovations and unparalleled client service.

"Our vision is to become the most loved, most trusted, and most innovative company in our industry," said Rustin Kretz, CEO of Scorpion, "and our mission is to build a better way for our clients. The rebrand is not just cosmetic—we've taken this opportunity to evolve and improve our approach in the market as a whole. We continually strive to be better at everything that we do, every day, for every client."

The new Scorpion logo is an evolution of the company's previous logo, with a look and feel that embodies Scorpion's tireless determination and genuine care for its clients' success. The new typeface and vibrant colors reflect the company's approach to their work: energetic, passionate, and innovative.

"It's been over six years since we've updated Scorpion's look and feel in a significant way. The time was right to modernize, streamline and simplify our brand identity," said Corey Quinn, Chief Marketing Officer, who led the branding evolution.

"Over the years, design tastes and trends change. The new brand identity is not only current and modern but continues to reflect the core ethos of our organization," added Quinn. "One thing that remains constant, Scorpion is an ally for businesses. Our relentless drive is to see our clients succeed and reach new levels of success."


Scorpion is a premium provider of marketing and technology solutions for the legal, home services, franchise, and healthcare industries. As a partner for businesses, Scorpion delivers a better way through honest guidance, effective strategies, and award-winning advertising technology for clients who need a clear path forward. To learn more and explore the new website, visit Scorpion.co.

MMG Fusion Partners With Curve Dental

Posted on January 21, 2020

Partnership Enhances Patient Experience, Helps Dentists Grow Their Practices

MMG Fusion, the all-in-one software suite working to Market, Manage, and Grow dental practices, has partnered with Curve Dental, the most widely-used Cloud-based practice management software for dentists.

The partnership is designed to make available MMG Fusion's broad offering of 4x Best of Class winning patient engagement and practice marketing software to Curve Dental's tech-savvy customers. "Curve Dental customers understand the need for cutting edge, secure, cloud-based software solutions to help market, manage, and grow their practices," said Paul Intlekofer, CEO of MMG Fusion. "Both MMG Fusion and Curve Dental are dedicated to providing their customers with the industry's leading practice management software, which makes the benefits and synergies of this partnership undeniable."

By partnering with MMG Fusion, Curve Dental can offer its over 27,000 users even more ways to enhance patient care, gain efficiencies and market their practices.

"We are excited to bring another great partner to the Curve Dental ecosystem," said Jana Macon, Curve Dental's Executive Vice President of Customer Success. "By partnering with a comprehensive patient engagement and practice marketing solution like MMG Fusion, we will provide our customers with the tools they need to build and manage a thriving practice."

About Curve Dental

Founded in 2004, Curve Dental provides web-based dental software and related services to dental practices within the United States and Canada. The company is privately-held, with offices in Provo, Utah, and Calgary, Alberta. Curve Dental strives to make dental software less about computers and more about user experience. Their creative thinking can be seen in the design of their software, that's easy to use and built only for the web. Visit www.curvedental.com for more information.

About MMG Fusion

Founded in 2015, MMG Fusion is dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that help dentists build thriving practices by making front office management and practice marketing simple and intuitive.  The MMG Fusion suite of tools, available as all-in-one integrated systems or as separate modules provides management of online marketing, search optimization, social media marketing, online reputation management, patient communications, and engagement, call recording and tracking, schedule optimization and ROI assessment.  MMG Fusion is a cloud-based software as a service offering that integrates seamlessly with practice management software presenting information via a single streamlined dashboard interface. Visit www.mmgfusion.com for more information.

Dentsply Sirona Restores Smiles and Confidence During Arizona Mission of Mercy Dental Mission Event

Posted on January 21, 2020

Charlotte, January 21st, 2020. On December 13th and 14th, 2019, approximately 200 dentists and 1,300 assistants, hygienists and dental students volunteered to bring free dental treatment to patients in need during the annual AZ MOM program. This year, about 2,000 patients received dental treatments ranging from cleanings, fillings and extractions to endodontics and restorations. Many patients waited through the night to ensure they were among the first to receive treatment.

Dentsply Sirona supported this year’s program in partnership with Patterson Dental by setting up five treatment stations for CEREC single-visit dentistry. The five CEREC stations allowed 16 volunteer doctors, assisted by local registered dental assistants and 3rd- and 4th-year dental students, to efficiently process 125 crowns in two days.

Dentsply Sirona for Arizona Mission of Mercy

Jay Connors, General Manager of Patterson Dental, has been involved with the AZ MOM program for seven years and is a member of the advisory board of the Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation (CADS Foundation). “We partner with Dentsply Sirona each year to bring in two to three panoramic x-ray units that my service team sets up and uses for imaging. In addition, Patterson Dental is a CEREC training center and, in 2015, we added CEREC crowns to the AZ MOM event by installing four full CEREC stations. We added a fifth full unit this year, which allowed our volunteer CEREC dentists to complete more than a hundred CEREC restorations in two days! An amazing feat, thanks to Dentsply Sirona’s support and to all incredible volunteers,” said Connors. 

To Connors and his team, the program means more than only providing free treatments: “The dental care our volunteers provide not only solves patients’ dental issues, but more importantly, helps them to regain their confidence and empowers them to smile again. When you are not in pain or embarrassed to smile, life is better. We are grateful to support this wonderful event where people’s lives are literally changed for the better.”

CEREC allows for single-visit restorations for 30 years

CEREC is Dentsply Sirona’s CAD/CAM innovative solution covering three different treatment areas:  restorations, orthodontics and implantology. For 30 years, CEREC has allowed dentists to perform chairside ceramic restorations in only a single patient visit. To achieve this, intraoral scanners such as the Omnicam or the Primescan are used to create precise digital impressions, even of the patient’s complete arch. The CEREC software analyzes the scan and uses it to calculate restoration suggestions that can then be modified by the dentist if needed. The CEREC software interacts with a CEREC production unit and the CEREC Speed fire to produce, strengthen, and glaze the new crown in no time.



Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s headquarter is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. Visit www.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.

American Association of Endodontists Announces its 2020 Award Winners

Posted on January 20, 2020

The AAE is announcing the recipients of its highly prestigious awards to formally be presented at the Association’s annual meeting in Nashville this April.

“The AAE is comprised of thousands of members who are all committed to promoting the dental specialty, best standard of patient care and professional development through academia, research and service,” said AAE President Dr. Keith V. Krell. “These particular individuals, that the Association is honoring, are among the best within the endodontic field and it’s various arenas.” “It is my honor to announce these winners.”

Clara M. Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., will receive the Edgar D. Coolidge Award. Named for Edgar D. Coolidge, a pioneer in endodontics, recipients of this award—the AAE’s highest honor—are an elite group of individuals who serve as role models for the entire endodontic community.

Dr. Spatafore is the department chair of endodontics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. She attended West Virginia University where she received her undergraduate degree in medical technology. Dr. Spatafore then earned her D.D.S., M.S. and Certificate in Endodontics from West Virginia University School of Dentistry.

She has been a member of the AAE since 1987 and held a variety of leadership roles with the organization’s Board, including president, president-elect, vice president and secretary of its Executive Committee as well as a director. Dr. Spatafore is an accomplished author and lecturer. She served in the U.S. Navy and was a lieutenant commander. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Dentist Award from Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Italian Woman of the Year from Italian Heritage Festival, WVU School of Dentistry’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Spatafore earned two Letters of Commendation from the United States Navy.

Kenneth N. Namerow, D.D.S., is winning the I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award. This award acknowledges a member whose contributions to endodontics in the area of education have demonstrated excellence through selfless commitment to full-time educational pursuits, and whose valuable contributions have instilled in his/her students the desire to pursue excellence in their careers.

Dr. Namerow is department chair of endodontics at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is a past president of the College of Diplomates and has published dozens of articles. He served in the U.S. Army, provided donated dental care to underserved communities across the world and secured a $700,000 endowment for a professorship at the NSU College of Dental Medicine which bears his name. Dr. Namerow was named “Professor of the Year” in 2013-2014 at Nova Southeastern University CMD.

Anibal R. Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., is being bestowed with the Edward M. Osetek Educator Award. This award is given to a member that has been a full-time educator for up to 10 years; has demonstrated status as an outstanding educator by earning the esteem and respect of his/her students and faculty associates; by the quality of former/current students and their impact on endodontics; and by receiving invitations to present endodontic seminars, lectures or workshops at other educational institutions.

Dr. Diogenes is an associate professor and the director of the endodontic residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He was recently honored with the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Pulp Biology and Regeneration Distinguished Scientist and the Journal of Dental Research Cover of the Year award. He has contributed the development of many endodontic programs and served as an advisor and mentor to students. He is also a member of the AAE’s Editorial Board Committee.

Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D., will be presented with the Calvin D. Torneck Part-time Educator Award. This award recognizes a part-time educator in a predoctoral or advanced specialty program in endodontics whose valuable contributions have demonstrated dedication to endodontics and instilled in his/her students the desire to pursue excellence in their careers.

Dr. Niemczyk is an assistant program director at Albert Einstein Medical Center with the Department of Dental Medicine and Post Graduate Endodontics. He was also director of endodontic microsurgery and clinical professor at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. He has presented on hundreds of topics, contributed to or authored six books and 13 reports.  He is the recipient of many awards, including consecutively receiving the Earl Banks Hoyt Award for Academic Teaching Excellence.

Anil Kishen, B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D., is being honored with the Louis I. Grossman Award. This award recognizes an author for cumulative publication of significant research studies that have made an extraordinary contribution to endodontology.

Dr. Kishen is a professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. He has published more than 135 journal publications, 20 book chapters, three books, and co-invented eight patents/invention disclosures. He has received several awards including Enterprise Challenge Innovator (Singapore), American Association of Endodontists Foundation-Denstply-Research Excellence and W. W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education from The Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry. He is a prolific researcher whose work is focused on nanobiomaterials and phototherapeutics to fight oral health infections and improve patient outcomes. He specifically studies topics in endodontic infections and analyses interactions between host tissue and harmful bacteria.

Mahmoud Torabinejad, D.M.D., M.S.D., Ph.D., receives the Ralph Sommer Award. This award is given to the principal author(s) of a publication of specific significance to the science and art of endodontology.

Dr. Torabinejad was an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University, University of Pacific in San Francisco, University of California in San Francisco. He has presented on over 100 topics, authored 271 articles and has won the following awards: Iranian Gold Medal of Education, Ralph F. Sommer Award of the AAE, Louis I. Grossman Award of the AAE, Philanthropic award of the AAE Foundation, the Edgar D. Coolidge Award of the AAE, Louis I. Grossman Award of the French Association of Endodontists, LLUAHSC Vanguard Award for the Mission of Healing, Distinguished Dental School Research Award, Loma Linda University (LLU) Distinguished Investigator Award.

Alejandro M. Aguirre, M.B.A., D.D.S., is being celebrated with the Spirit of Service Lifetime Award. This award acknowledges a member who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership either recently or over the years.

Dr. Aguirre is an endodontist with Endodontic Associates Limited in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan area of Minnesota. He has his master’s in business administration and is a member or past member of local, state and national boards of different dental and volunteer organizations. Aside from being a skilled endodontist, his background also includes entrepreneurship, finance, business analytics, association management and leadership development, parliamentary procedure, diversity and inclusion, and consulting in all aspects of leadership especially on developing emerging leaders from traditionally underrepresented groups. His community service work includes Minnesota Mission of Mercy, where he was the first chair of the committee and raised over $300,000 in cash donations and involved in passing a new state law to allow out-of-state dentists who want to come to Minnesota to treat patients to obtain a temporary license.

Lynda L. Davenport R.D.A., FAADOM, will receive Honorary Membership which is granted by the Board of Directors in acknowledgment of their significant contributions that have furthered the advancement of endodontics.

Ms. Davenport is the practice manager for Endodontic Associates in Nashville. She has owned and managed a contracting business and was the president of a manufacturing company. She was a professional track organizer for AAE events, served on the AAE’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee and was Chair of the Special Committee on Professional Staff Development. She currently serves at The Heimerdinger Foundation – Board of Directors and as chair of the Ambassador Committee, which is a nonprofit to support patients undergoing cancer treatment with foods identified to fight the side effects of cancer treatment.

About the American Association of Endodontists:  The AAE is headquartered in Chicago and represents more than 8,000 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication and service. For more information about the AAE, visit the Association’s website at aae.org. For more patient focused information, visit aae.org/patients.

Whip Mix Names New Vice President of Sales

Posted on January 17, 2020

Whip Mix recently named Larry Edlin Vice President of Sales. Larry has been International Sales Manager for the company for the past few years, where his focus has been exclusively on export sales to Whip Mix’s group of dental dealerships throughout the world.

He is now responsible for all Domestic and International Sales operations, and is charged with the development and implementation of all sales strategies that will result in achieving annual sales and gross margin targets. Larry also has full responsibility for the management of all sales department budgets and forecasts.

Whip Mix Names New Vice President of New Business Development

Posted on January 17, 2020

Whip Mix recently named Pat Higgins the Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development. In that position, Pat is responsible for overseeing new product development, establishing strategic business partnerships, and developing lasting customer relationships. In addition, Pat will manage Whip Mix’s Marketing plans and strategies.

Pat comes to the company with a 20+ year background in Packaging as a Senior VP of US Sales, and 3 years at a media company with one year as President.  Whip Mix welcomes Pat’s experience and past successes.

Two opposites make a whole: A single composite for cementation and core build-up

Posted on January 16, 2020

This has long been considered impossible, due to conflicting requirements. By means of patented Active-Connect-Technology (ACT), however, dental specialists Kettenbach Dental have succeeded in meeting the challenge without compromising the material. The result is the Visalys® CemCore system, which enables both adhesive cementation and core build-up to be achieved with just a few components. Interlinking brands and the business.

Cementation composites need to be as hydrophilic as possible and highly fluid, whereas core build-up requires a high degree of stability, and a material that swells as little as possible. Kettenbach Dental has now developed a groundbreaking technology that simply eliminates the conflicts: Active-Connect-Technology allows optimal mixing of the somewhat hydrophobic cementation composite, Visalys® CemCore, with the hydrophilic Visalys® Tooth Primer, on the damp surface of the tooth.

Despite its hydrophobic properties, the innovative composite achieves a high adhesive strength without swelling. Visalys® CemCore flows superbly into every clearance, and yet displays a high degree of stability: gentle application of pressure ensures the degree of flow required when carrying out restoration, for example. Release the pressure, and Visalys® CemCore reverts to its firm consistency so that excess material does not expand and is easy to remove after application.

The Visalys® CemCore system incorporates three basic components: the composite cement after which it is named, one single-component primer for teeth and another for restoration. It is exceptionally convenient to use and can be tailored to the application: Visalys® CemCore is available in a convenient and easy to use 5ml dual chambered syringe. The range of five different colors [Universal (A2/A3), Translucent, Bleach, Opaque and Dark (A4)] ensures an excellent basis for the aesthetic outcome. For securing restorations where outstanding aesthetics are demanded, additional color-matched try-in pastes are available where required. The Tooth Primer can be applied direct to dentine or enamel without mixing, and the Restorative Primer is suitable for pre-treatment of all restoration surfaces.

This makes the Visalys® CemCore system suitable both for cementation and also for core build-up using a single composite – the Active-Connect-Technology ensures powerful adhesion with Visalys® Tooth Primer and Visalys® Restorative Primer, while low liquid absorption ensures a high degree of dimensional stability in the core build-up and hence a reduced risk of fracture in the final restoration. Visalys® CemCore is available to try in Universal (A2/A3) color with a starter pack, which includes not only the Visalys® CemCore but also Visalys® Tooth Primer and Visalys® Restorative Primer, along with the required accessories. For more information see: www.kettenbach-dental.us.

About Kettenbach LP

Kettenbach LP is located in Huntington Beach, CA, and is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Kettenbach GmbH & Co. KG located in Eschenburg, Germany. Founded by August Kettenbach in 1944, Kettenbach GmbH was created for the development and marketing of medical and dental products. Today, the company is one of the leading international producers of impression materials for dental use and is also known in other surgical areas of medicine.

For more information about Kettenbach LP products, please call 877-KEBA-123 or visit www.kettenbach.com.

Free Dental Care for Domestic Violence Victims

Posted on January 15, 2020

The National Violence Against Women Survey estimates that more than 5 million women are affected by domestic violence each year. The violence results in nearly $4.1 billion in health care costs. This is why Tokuyama Dental America, a dental manufacturer headquartered in Encinitas, California is partnered with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) Give Back a Smile program.

Give Back a Smile provides free dental care to adult women and men who have suffered dental injuries from domestic and sexual violence. Give Back a Smile volunteer dentists completely donate their time and services to restoring smiles. To date, Tokuyama Dental America has donated more than $86,000 in dental products to Give Back a Smile, including products from its esthetic composite, Estelite Omega, line that has enabled Give Back a Smile volunteer dentists to provide high-quality dental care to victims of violence.

Give Back a Smile’s services are life changing. One patient shared her abuser beat her in the face with a shovel, leaving her with only three teeth left in her mouth. She was left in five feet of snow in the middle of nowhere after the incident. In order to hold her hostage, her abuser took away her dentures so she couldn’t leave the house. He knew if her physical appearance was damaged, she wouldn’t go anywhere or reach out to anyone. The victim reached out to Give Back a Smile and was able to get back her smile and freedom.

Since Give Back a Smile’s 1999 inception, the program has restored more than 1,800 smiles and delivered more than $16 million dollars in treatment. By helping victims restore their smiles, Give Back a Smile is healing some of the most devastating effects of violence these victims endured and is supporting them on their road to recovery.

To learn more about Give Back a Smile and its impact, please watch the video: https://www.facebook.com/TokuyamaDentalAmerica/videos/595006901285374/

Tokuyama Dental America is a leading manufacturer of dental products, such as restoratives, adhesives, and denture reline material. As part of Tokuyama Corporation, the company looks back on more than 100 years of innovation and dedication to improving people’s lives and well-being through advances in science and chemistry. Tokuyama Dental’s products include innovations such as OMNICHROMA, the world’s only universal composite that matches every tooth shade with one shade of composite, Tokuyama Universal Bond, the first truly self-cured universal adhesive, and Rebase II, the market leader for hard denture reline materials. Tokuyama Dental America is dedicated to Innovating Tomorrow’s Dentistry, Today™.

If you would like more information on this topic, please call Anna Mai at 760-942-7211 or email anna.mai@tokuyama-us.com.

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