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Neoss presents first-ever Osseointegration Day

Posted on April 30, 2021

Neoss is pleased to present the first ever Osseointegration Day in May, in honor of Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, the father of osseointegration.

Neoss together with The Brånemark Osseointegration Center are proud to present the first Osseointegration Day on May 3, Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s 92nd birthday. This is expected to be an annual event, the company announced.

The initiative was developed by Barbro K Brånemark together with the the association of

Brånemark Osseointegration Centers and Dr. Robert Gottlander, in tribute to Professor Brånemark and his innovations and inventions that continue to improve many lives around the world.

The principles of osseointegration – a term founded by Brånemark after his important breakthrough in the 1950s, when he discovered bone could integrate with titanium components – are the foundation for countless clinical applications.

“Barbro Brånemark and I are very pleased that the idea is now coming alive,” said Dr. Robert Gottlander, CEO of Neoss.

“Our intention is to have something every year to remember P-I and celebrate his birthday on May 3. We would not have been able to do this without the support from the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), Dental Tribune International (DTI) and The European Association for Osseointegration (EAO). Special thanks to them.”

About The Brånemark Osseointegration Center

The Brånemark Osseointegration Center (BOC) in Gothenburg, Sweden, was founded in 1989. BOC’s primary mission was to provide treatment for patients with severe oral, maxillofacial and orthopedic impediments. A thorough appreciation of tissue handling, biological processes, and patient care have developed into fundamental principles, which together with specially designed components and instruments have come to be the basic concept of osseointegration. For more information, visit https://branemark.se/.

 







Dr. Thomas Sollecito Named President of the American Board of Oral Medicine

Posted on April 29, 2021

Dr. Thomas Sollecito, Professor and Chair of Penn Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral Medicine, has been named President of the American Board of Oral Medicine. He assumed the one-year term to this leadership post at a recent meeting of the board.

Dr. Sollecito has been an active member of the board, serving as Vice President for the past two years, and before that, he was Treasurer for five years.

The American Board of Oral Medicine promotes and maintains the highest standards of teaching, research, and patient care in the discipline of oral medicine for the benefit of the public. The Board administers a certification process for dentists who are accomplished in the field. Oral medicine doctors who have graduated from an accredited and recognized oral medicine program may apply for taking the board exams. Individuals who pass all requirements become Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Medicine.







Grin Closes $14M Round with P&G, Triventures, and SpringRock Ventures to Modernize Tele-Orthodontics at Scale

Posted on April 29, 2021

Grin, a comprehensive digital orthodontic platform that provides orthodontic solutions in partnership with trusted local doctors, today announced a $10M funding round led by Triventures with participation from Procter & Gamble Oral Care (NYSE: PG) and SpringRock Ventures. Combined with financial backing from leading independent orthodontists, this brings the company’s total funding to $14M. The funding will be used to invest in technological innovations, onboard talent to support a growing team, and enhance their orthodontic partner network. Founded by Adam Schulhof DMD, Pamela Oren-Artzi, and Alon Lipnik in 2019, the company is now deployed at hundreds of orthodontic practices in every state, and is being used by thousands of patients—who are providing tens of thousands of self-scans to their care teams—across the entire US.

The new funding reinforces the Grin commitment to reduce costs and complexity for all dental treatments. Grin will expand their geographic reach and implement even more platform features for an end-to-end solution along the entire patient care continuum. Building on its proven technological platform, Grin will also use these additional resources to further invest in enhanced teeth scanning through the Grin App and Grin Scope. The R&D will focus on new features to assist doctors in treating their patients for even the most complex teeth-straightening cases.

The Grin experience consists of the Grin App and Grin Scope, which is an FDA listed medical device. The Grin Scope is an orthodontist created, proprietary device that serves as an intraoral adapter. It is designed to retract the cheeks to allow a full view of a patient’s mouth. The entire system is powered by the robust Grin App where patients are guided to self-scan their teeth for an orthodontist-ready video.

“All of our investors have a stake in oral health,” said Grin CEO Adam Schulhof, DMD. “We understand the need for seamless dental solutions that focus on great customer experiences and local doctor expertise. Our investors live this first hand, and together, we are well on our way to changing orthodontics and dentistry.”

“The extraordinary events of this past year reinforced our P&G Oral Care mission to provide the best products and experiences to enable people everywhere to have healthy, beautiful smiles for life. Our partnership with Grin builds on that goal through innovative and responsible telehealth solutions that strengthen the connection between patients and their dental professional,” said Steve Bishop, CEO P&G Health Care. “Grin brings strong products and capabilities which provide new care pathways for P&G, all while complementing our leading oral care brands.”

“We’re always looking for entrepreneurs with the ability to innovate from within traditional industries,” said Triventures General Partner Netalie Nadivi. “Grin has the expertise, understanding, and talent to fundamentally reimagine how dentistry should be practiced. With this oversubscribed financing, the company has the capital to scale its vision and accelerate traction. We look forward to the world Grin is building that will help practitioners to grow their practice and give patients the access and convenience they deserve.”

About Grin

Grin is a comprehensive digital platform that provides orthodontic solutions for all types of teeth straightening needs. The Grin App and Grin Scope connect patients to real orthodontists in their community. Patients can access quality professional care from the convenience of their smart device. Doctors can remotely monitor patients via virtual check-ins for complete visibility—reducing chair time, increasing patient volume, and ensuring safety. To learn more about Grin, you can visit us at: www.get-grin.com/contact

About P&G

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

About Triventures

Triventures (http://www.triventures.vc) is an early-stage venture capital fund that focuses on data-driven healthcare solutions and opportunities that land on the intersection of health and other verticals. With offices in Israel and the Silicon Valley, the fund has a global network of top-tier strategic partners. Among them is Sheba Medical Center, one of the world’s top 10 hospitals with which the fund has a unique venture capital collaboration, Triventures ARC, enabling its portfolio to leverage Sheba’s 25 years of patient data as well as vast clinical and research assets. Triventures’ strategic investors include some of the world’s leading health systems and companies, finance groups, consumer electronics enterprises, insurance companies, and telecommunication groups, including Medtronic, Philips, Boston Scientific, Abiomed, Intermountain Healthcare, Cardinal Health, Johnson and Johnson, Samsung and Nikon.







$3.6 Million PPE Donation to ICD from Henry Schein Cares

Posted on April 28, 2021

The International College of Dentists' (ICD) Global Visionary Fund received $3.6 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) from Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc. The College is facilitating the disbursement of PPE to charitable projects and humanitarian missions around the world. The gloves, face shields, hand sanitizers, isolation gowns, thermometers and coveralls are essential materials that will allow oral health care to be safely delivered to underserved and struggling individuals and communities.

This is the largest donation ICD has ever received and the latest development in the decade-long, enduring relationship between the ICD and Henry Schein, Inc. "This donation reflects our continued sense of purpose and commitment to values that make the world a better place," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc.

International ICD President Dr. Akira Senda noted, "We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Henry Schein for this magnificent contribution whose impact will be felt not only today but for years to come. I also want to acknowledge the outstanding Fellows of the ICD team who were responsible for the realization of this amazing initiative; Secretary General Dr. Joe Kenneally, Director of Communications and College Editor Dr. Dov Sydney, Director of Development Dr. Phillip Dowell, and Director of Operations Chelsea Segren."

The ICD Global Visionary Fund (GVF) supports humanitarian and educational oral health projects globally through grants, in-kind donations and volunteer connection. This collaborative PPE initiative with Henry Schein not only extends the support of the GVF, but also continues to strengthen the College's core values of humanitarianism and international relations.

About the International College of Dentists

The International College of Dentists has been Honoring the World's Leading Dentists Since 1920™. Over 12,000 dentists who have earned the prestigious title of FICD (Fellow International College of Dentists) are currently located in 122 countries worldwide. Fellowship in the College is by invitation only and is granted in recognition of an individual dentist’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service, and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind". Additional information on ICD global humanitarian, educational and other projects may be viewed at www.icd.org.







AACD Announces New Volunteer Leaders for 2021-2022

Posted on April 28, 2021

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) announced the newest members to be elected to AACD volunteer leadership positions on April 21, 2021, at the Annual Membership Meeting, held virtually for the second time in AACD history.

The candidates completed an application and interview process that included answering a series of questions about how they approach fulfilling obligations, how they plan on relating to the membership, and how their interests and expertise are in alignment with the Academy’s core purpose.

The newly elected leaders and their positions are as follows:

AACD Board of Directors

Gregory Wright, DDS, FAACD, Vice President

Mohan Bhuvaneswaran, MDS, AAACD, Accredited Member

Keerti S. Sahasrabudhe, DDS, AAACD, Accredited Member

J. Quint Whipple, CDT, Laboratory Member

Thomas T. Doan, DMD, General Member

American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry

John F. Weston, DDS, FAACD

Laura L. Justice, DMD, FAACD

Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

Lauren J. Shanard, DDS, AAACD

The AACD is excited to work with these new volunteer leaders who will be instrumental in the continued success of the Academy.

For more information about AACD, visit www.aacd.com.

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 approximately 4,000 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.







Dr. David K. Chan Inaugurated as AACD President

Posted on April 28, 2021

AACD President and Accredited Member, David K. Chan, DMD, AAACD, was inaugurated as President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) on April 21, 2021, during the AACD’s second ever virtual annual membership meeting.

Dr. Chan earned his DMD degree in 1989 from Oregon Health Sciences University. He maintains a full-time practice focused on cosmetic and comprehensive dentistry located in Ridgefield, Washington. Dr. Chan is a director at the Center for Dental Artistry and a Clinical Instructor at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. He is an Accredited member of the AACD and has been published widely in peer-reviewed dental articles, including several articles in the prestigious AACD Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Chan travels nationally and internationally, lecturing to dentists on comprehensive esthetic dental care and serves as a key opinion leader for dental products companies.

The AACD is an international association comprised of approximately 4,000 dental professionals dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care. The AACD is excited to see what Dr. Chan’s presidency will bring to the future of the AACD and all its members. His presidential term with the AACD will continue to April 27, 2022 at AACD 2022 Orlando.

For more information about AACD, visit www.aacd.com.

 







Glidewell and the Misch International Implant Institute Announce Extension of Educational Partnership

Posted on April 27, 2021

Glidewell is pleased to announce today the extension of its partnership with the Misch International Implant Institute. This educational support agreement, first instituted in 2016, has enabled the expansion of key continuing education opportunities for doctors to enhance their clinical skills in implant dentistry.

"The Misch Institute is well known for setting the standards for dental implant education," said Glidewell President and CEO Jim Glidewell. "We share the Misch philosophy based on integrating all aspects of implant dentistry—including the surgical, prosthetic and maintenance disciplines—into easy-to-understand protocols. Through practical, all-encompassing curriculum, any general dentist can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their practice. We're pleased to continue to assist with the institute's surgical and prosthetic programs, and to collaborate on innovative learning opportunities for dentists."

Since its inception in 1984, the Misch Institute has trained more than 8,000 dentists with progressive, literature-based protocols. In 2016, after evaluating the Hahn™ Tapered Implant for utilization during its courses, Dr. Randolph Resnik, director of the Misch Institute, and the late Dr. Carl Misch, founder, decided to make the Hahn Tapered Implant the official implant of the institute. Precisely engineered to meet the exacting requirements of modern implant dentistry, the Hahn implant offers a simplified surgical protocol with length-specific drills, has demonstrated a 99.2% survival rate in a two-year clinical study,1 and enables excellent primary stability in all indications and bone types.

"The partnership has been unbelievably successful because Glidewell's vision and passion for continuing education is closely aligned with the Misch Institute," Dr. Resnik said. "Our educational partnership has resulted in the ability to be associated with the largest dental laboratory in the world and its state-of-the-art research and development, as well as a quality implant system ideal for furthering the educational experience and success of our attendees. I am very excited to continue the relationship with Glidewell, as this will continue to allow the Misch Institute to be elevated to higher levels and remain at the forefront of dental implant education."

During the past five years, Glidewell and the Misch Institute have collaborated on several continuing education programs. For example, Dr. Resnik has been a regular contributor to Chairside® magazine and a highly regarded educator for Glidewell Clinical Education programs, including the Online Study Club, on-demand CE courses, and symposia. Most recently, the Misch Institute has joined with Glidewell for a new Implant Business Essentials Continuum, a program designed to train dentists on how to incorporate essential business, leadership and practice management principles into their implant services. In addition, Glidewell contributes to Misch Institute courses with essential educational resources designed to provide attendees with the most current and practical information available on the surgical, restorative, and maintenance phases of implant dentistry.

After the passing of Dr. Misch in 2017, Dr. Resnik committed himself to continuing to develop the curriculum, faculty, teaching materials, and laboratory exercises that have made the Misch Institute the global leader in implant education. As practicing dentists increasingly decide to add implant treatment to their list of services, the institute has continued to grow, fulfilling the legacy of Dr. Misch. In recognition of Dr. Resnik's decades-long commitment to implant education and his continuing dynamic leadership, the institute is being renamed the Misch-Resnik Implant Institute.

"We are happy to continue our educational collaboration with the Misch-Resnik Institute, and honored that the Hahn Tapered Implant continues to be the institute's official implant system," said Dr. Neil Park, vice president of clinical affairs at Glidewell. "For more than 50 years, Glidewell has invested in dental continuing education, with the pursuit of sharing knowledge and assisting dentists in overcoming everyday clinical challenges. Dr. Resnik holds a deep commitment to education, and it is a privilege to continue working together to provide even more opportunities for dentists to enhance their practices."

REFERENCE

1. Kerr M, Allen B, Park N. Clinical and radiographic evaluation of tapered implants with an aggressive reverse buttress thread and crestal microthreads: a retrospective study. For the full report, visit hahnimplant.com/2-year.







Zest Dental Solutions Introduces Additional LOCATOR® Implants Diameters

Posted on April 26, 2021

Zest Dental Solutions, makers of the trusted LOCATOR overdenture abutment system, announced today that they are expanding their line of LOCATOR Overdenture Implants to include a wide range of implant diameters. This comprehensive line extension is available as part of a single-implant site packaged solution that includes LOCATOR implants, abutments, and accompanying components for overdentures.

“For years, industry and clinical partners have been asking us to expand our current line of implants to go with our LOCATOR implant abutment systems, so exploring our options made sense,” said Tom Stratton, CEO Zest Dental Solutions. “Working in conjunction with our existing manufacturing capabilities, which are located here in San Diego, California, we are releasing an expanded line of LOCATOR Implants. They are manufactured to the same exacting standards as the LOCATOR products clinicians already rely upon. Best of all, they are available at a price that allows clinicians to provide overdenture treatment to a segment of the population that might have been previously priced out of the market.”

The new LOCATOR Overdenture Implants are designed to meet the needs of today’s rapidly evolving overdenture marketplace. They are available in diameters: 2.4, 2.9, 3.5, 3.9, 4.4, 4.9mm, giving clinicians the ability to treat cases with both standard and narrow ridges.

The implants feature a progressive diameter shape, self-tapping tip and RBM treated surface to provide strength and stability in a variety of anatomical environments. The bundling of components by Zest Dental Solutions eliminates the overlap that can occur between case planning and inventory management so the clinician can focus their efforts on the individual case.

“We are going through most of the same distribution channels as our existing LOCATOR products making it easy for existing users to try them. Clinicians can expect the same consistent, high-quality, LOCATOR experience they’ve come to expect from all products that carry the LOCATOR name,” added Stratton.

LOCATOR Implants will be available through participating Zest Dental Solutions industry partners or directly to the clinician at Zest at www.zestdent.com.

About Zest Dental Solutions

Zest Dental Solutions is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of diversified dental solutions for a continuum of patient care from the preservation of natural teeth to the treatment of total edentulism. The company's product offering consists of a range of solutions including the LOCATOR® Family of Attachment Systems, LOCATOR Implant Systems, Consumables and Dental Equipment, with global distribution through Implant Companies, dealer/distributor networks, as well as a domestic retail sales operation. Zest Dental Solutions is headquartered in Carlsbad, California with operations in Anaheim and Escondido, California. Zest Dental Solutions is a portfolio company of BC Partners, a leading private equity firm. For more information, please visit www.zestdent.com

 







Dentists step up to vaccinate across the country

Posted on April 26, 2021

Asad Salman, D.D.S., wanted to do his part in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I wanted to help out,” he said. “Out of my heart.”

During his lunch break, he vaccinates about 10 people each weekday, regardless of whether they are his dental patients or not. By the end of first week of April, he had vaccinated more than 400 people.

“It’s a great feeling,” he said. “It’s a blessing.”

Dr. Salman is just one of the multitudes of dental team members who have pitched in to volunteer as the opportunities to vaccinate have increased.

On March 12, the White House amended regulations to expand the pool of health professionals who can administer the vaccine, including dentists.

While some states had already permitted dentists to give the vaccine, the new update applied to all states. The goal, according to the White House, is to have enough vaccinators as the supply of doses continues to increase and more and more people become eligible for vaccination.

Stepping Up in Seattle

Many dentists didn’t have to wait until March 12 to find ways to help.

One is Bryan J. Williams, D.D.S., a semi-retired pediatric dentist and orthodontist who is the former director of the Department of Dental Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital and also former pediatric dentist in the Swedish Medical Center Dental Residency Program in Washington state.

His first day of vaccinating others was Jan. 26.

As semi-retired, he purposefully set up his personal schedule to keep Tuesdays and Thursdays relatively open, he said, “in case a good opportunity came up.”

This was it. On Jan. 7, Washington state’s Department of Health issued a statement that dentists would be allowed to vaccinate.

“I felt that by vaccinating I had a great chance to help the community,” Dr. Williams said. “Also I was at a point in my life where I was completely in my comfort zone and I wanted to push myself to learn a new skill set, one which had value for others and forced me to really think and learn.”

He said he had no problem learning how to administer the vaccines.

“The truth of the matter is that dentists are good at giving injections,” Dr. Williams said. “This is a big part of all of our lives and we do it well. In fact, once you learn the basics of giving an injection in the deltoid muscle, it is much easier than doing a mandibular block in a wiggling patient where if you are off target by two millimeters the block doesn’t take.”

Dr. Williams found the experience, in which he continues to engage at Lumen Field (the home of the Seattle Seahawks), to be a refreshing change of pace.

“When I started at the clinic, those eligible for vaccination were senior citizens, which was particularly interesting for me given my dental career was working mostly with children with severe special needs in hospital environments,” he said. “It was a thrill for me to work with a whole different group of patients. My oldest patient so far was a spunky lady who was two weeks shy of her 100th birthday. The other striking difference from my professional life was working with patients who were overjoyed at getting a shot. This isn’t something us dentists find in our normal work life.”

Someone else volunteering at Lumen Field is Carrie York, D.D.S., a dentist in the Seattle area, on Mercer Island.

“The patients who come in are grateful to be vaccinated, and all of the volunteers there feel like we are doing good things and are helping people,” Dr. York said. “I am a fan of volunteering to help people, especially when it is something I feel strongly about and can do fairly easily. I find the atmosphere uplifting and positive, and like [that] I am helping the world get better.”

Onward in Oregon

Mark A. Miller, D.M.D., assistant professor in the department of restorative dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Dentistry, said dental students he helped train were on the forefront of administering COVID-19 vaccinations in December and January to OHSU students and employees.

“I am so proud of our students and colleagues who have hit the ground running, willing to step up and help out whoever and wherever and whatever is needed to turn the corner in our fight against COVID-19.”

Dr. Miller said it has been a great opportunity for dentists and dental students to get involved with a massive effort to provide life-saving vaccinations to people, including the underserved members of the population.

“Dentists want to be involved as key members of the health care team,” Dr. Miller said. “More people see their dentists on a regular basis than their physicians, so why not pitch in and help? The response from dentists in Oregon has been tremendous. Who knew that when the efforts of the Oregon Dental Association and OSU prompted the 2019 Oregon legislature to pass a bill allowing dentists with proper training to administer all types of vaccines that it would be put in to use so quickly and become such a vital resource in our efforts to combat the pandemic?”

Rickland G. Asai, D.M.D., former ADA trustee, retired from practicing in 2019 with the idea that he would have more time to volunteer.

“After a retirement vacation in the summer of 2019, I was trying to figure out just what that retirement would look like,” Dr. Asai said. “Then COVID-19 arrived and upset the apple cart, so to speak. Here in Oregon, the dental school and the dental association successfully lobbied the state legislature in 2019 to allow dentists to administer any and all vaccinations with additional training. So when COVID-19 arrived and the vaccines began to get emergency use authorization, I thought, ‘Gee, I can get the training and do vaccinations as part of my volunteer service.’”

It made sense for him and other dentists to get involved, Dr. Asai said.

“As we are all too familiar with the potential spread of infectious disease by aerosols, we can not only provide the vaccination but also discuss the importance of masking, social distancing and hand washing, as we are so familiar with infection control in our offices on a day-to-day basis,” he said. “Certainly we had to tweak what we were doing for infection control, but it was easier for us than many.”

Being retired, he felt that he had the time to travel to some more rural areas to help out.

“I did make a three-hour drive to help out in a rural county where agricultural and food processing workers were being targeted for vaccinations due to close interpersonal workspace conditions,” he said. “The limitation of available vaccine and rolling eligibility have created a huge desire to obtain the vaccine such that when some did arrive and we gave them their shot, they were literally so grateful that several were brought to tears of joy. That was impactful for me to experience and observe.”

Shoulders across America

Kenneth J. Hofmann, D.M.D., has volunteered many hours with Smile Kentucky through the Louisville Dental Society.

“When I saw the need for injectors of the COVID-19 vaccines, I wanted to help,” Dr. Hofmann said. “As dentists we are happy to serve the needs of our patients.

During this pandemic, vaccine administration is another way we can increase the health of our patients.”

Zufall Health Center, in Dover, New Jersey, is using a novel way to vaccinate many of its patients, said Sam Wakim, D.M.D., the center’s chief dental officer.

The center is vaccinating willing patients who have already scheduled appointments for dental check-ups, partials and dentures, in essence giving them shots while they wait to see the dentist.

“This is important to us because New Jersey’s COVID-19 rate remains among the highest in the nation, and we want to take every opportunity to get our underserved patients vaccinated,” he said.

Dr. Wakim said getting the vaccine at the dentist’s office increases access for patients to get vaccinated as well as providing an opportunity to address vaccine hesitancy since dentists are trusted health care providers.

“Many of our patients at Zufall are working poor and essential workers who can’t afford to take time off for medical and dental appointments,” Dr. Wakim said. “We see great value in making the vaccines accessible and available at the time of an existing appointment. Our experience so far has been that patients are thrilled to be getting their vaccine prior to their dental appointment.”

Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry in North Carolina began offering the Moderna vaccine on April 14 at one of its practices, with plans to expand it to all 38 of its practices in the coming months, said Michael Riccobene, D.D.S., who opened Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry in 2000.

The practice called patients the day before their appointments to ask if they would like to receive the vaccine while they are in the office, and Dr. Riccobene’s staff sent an email blast to all of its patients letting them know that the office is available to administer the vaccine. Spouses, even if they aren’t patients, are invited as well.

“I’ve always thought we should be part of the solution,” said Dr. Riccobene. “It’s an access to care issue.”

Dr. Riccobene said administering the vaccine reminds him of why he enrolled in dental school.“We are front-line health care providers who play a vital role in the overall comprehensive care of our patients,” he said.







Aeras 400 Flex Handpiece from DENTALEZ

Posted on April 26, 2021

DENTALEZ is excited to announce the newest superstar in our constellation of Star products! To answer our customer’s ongoing needs for power and flexibility, we’ve created a new handpiece in our Aeras line specifically to be compatible with KaVo’s MULTIFlex™ coupler, the Star Aeras 400 Flex.

Maximum power with all the benefits of Star Handpieces

This new addition to the Star lineup offers dentists the maximum cutting power supported by MULTIFLEX, in a handpiece that is 30% lighter than it’s KaVo competitor*. And with added RFID Technology embedded, dentists will be equipped to track and monitor inventory and enhance safety compliance**.

Additional highlights of this latest offering include:

● Exceptional ease of navigation via smaller head size

● Extraordinary balance and in-hand stability

With Star standard features like multi-port water spray, cool-spectrum LED illumination, in-office turbine replacements, and LubeFree Technology, “the quality you’ve come to expect in Star products is built in,” says product manager Bora Kilicoglu. ”Like other Star products, the Aeras 400 flex handpieces are proudly made in the USA.”

DENTALEZ® is committed to providing state-of-the-art dental practice solutions for unlimited interconnectivity, choice and control. With unwavering top-level customer service and support, the Company has securely established itself as a trusted partner in dentistry. DENTALEZ has a proven history of providing tried-and-true dental products and equipment, and continues to manufacture a full line of technologically advanced front-to-back office solutions from well-known brands including Star, Ramvac, Forest™, NevinLabs™ and Columbia Dentoform® . Visit dentalez.com for more information.

*Competitive information based on Kava model MASTERtorque LUXM8900L user manual.

**When used in conjunction with a compatible RFID reader system.

  







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