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Oral-B® Brings a New Reality to Oral Care With Ground-breaking AI Integrated Device at Mobile World Congress 2022

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2022

As Artificial Intelligence makes its way into almost every facet of life, it makes sense that our oral health routine gets a smart upgrade too. Today, at Mobile World Congress Barcelona, Oral-B® the #1 Dentist Recommended Brand Worldwide and leader in oscillating-rotating electric toothbrushes, announces its latest technological innovation: Oral-B iO™ 10 with iOSense™.

The new iO10 with iOSense, the latest addition to the revolutionary iO range, is set to revolutionise the way we brush our teeth with a personalised experience like never before.

It is accompanied by a smart device called iOSense, which offers real-time guidance with the aid of AI and a personalized brushing experience that ensures healthier gums and teeth.

Benjamin Binot, P&G Europe Oral Care Senior Vice President says; “The innovation represents a new era of brushing that is more than just an electric toothbrush – it’s a fusion of ground-breaking technology, desirable design and amazing performance. iO 10 with iOSense is our latest commitment to building a digital health ecosystem that leads with advanced technologies, accessible solutions and more effective educational tools to improve oral care and health for all.”

“Our clinical tests show that Oral-B® iO delivers a deeper clean of teeth and gums versus a manual toothbrush, but now with iOSense, the personalized brushing experience will revolutionize our entire relationship with our oral health,” says Maike Siemons, Europe R&D Oral Care leader.

Artificially Intelligent:

The NEW iOSense device is powered by artificial intelligence to intuitively guide your brushing and provide a personalized brushing experience like no other. It guides you…

• When to brush: the iOSense has a timer for optimal brushing time and a Wi-Fi clock

• Where to brush: the intuitive iOSense lights mean you’ll never miss a spot

• How to brush: the Oral-B® App tracks your goals and provides personalizes feedback after every brushing

The iOSense is also a magnetic charger that charges your brush in about 3 hours. For users on-the-go, it comes with the Power2Go charging travel case, meaning you can charge at your leisure.

Smart Performance:

Oral-B® iO’s revolutionary micro-vibration technology removes 100% more plaque than a manual brush to give you that professional clean feeling, at home, improving your oral health and contributing to better overall body health​. However, it’s not only about what the iO can do, it’s also about how it makes you feel. Using iO10 is a truly sensorial experience that will transform the act of brushing into something you have to do into something you want to do.

In clinical tests, Oral-B® iO provided a deeper clean of teeth and gums, allowing users to maintain oral health easily and effectively. Versus manual toothbrushes, Oral-B iO users experienced:

• Six times more plaque removal along the gumline

• 100% healthier gums in one week

• Whiter teeth in one week thanks to revolutionary iO™ technology

In a 6-month clinical study:

• 96% of patients using Oral-B® iO moved from non-healthy to healthy gums meaning the longer you use iO, the better off you are.

• By using Oral-B® iO, users have 14.5x higher odds of moving from non-healthy gums to healthy gums compared to a regular manual toothbrush.

• Oral-B® iO removes 62% more plaque than Sonicare DiamondClean SMART along the gumline and 26% more plaque in hard-to-reach areas.

The Oral-B® iO 10 Design:

• Comes in two new galactic-inspired brush designs, cosmic black and stardust white.

• The interactive Colour Display enables easy navigation through the brush features including welcome greetings, language settings and selection of cleaning modes, including sensitive, deep clean and whitening.

• The Smart Pressure Sensor guides users to apply optimal cleaning pressure. The sensor warns of overpressure with a red light and indicates in green when users are applying the optimal cleaning pressure, maximising the effectiveness of Oral-B® iO’s iconic round brush head, inspired by dentist tools.

• The Oral-B® app provides personalized feedback after every brushing session. It enables easy navigation through the brush features and allows a simple set-up of the brushing system. It also allows you to customize your brushing experience within the app, by setting up personal goals to meet your individual needs.

• The Oral-B® app also provides 3D graphics and the AI Brushing technology recognizes all areas within the mouth, guiding users toward 100% brushing area completion.

• The Visual Timer provides personalized guidance for users to reach their best clean yet. The timer tracks each brushing sessions duration, so users know when they have brushed for the dentist-recommended two minutes. Smiley icons on the display let users know if they have achieved their goal.

Democratizing Oral-B® iO: Introducing Oral-B iO4 and iO5

At MWC 2022 Oral-B® is also launching iO™ Series 4 and 5, affordable alternatives that still have the innovative iO™ technology, meaning a superior brushing experience is available for all, whatever your budget.

• Comes in a range of new colours: Quite White, Matt Black and Blush Pink or Lavender

• Powered by artificial intelligence

• Has an intuitive smart pressure sensor that coaches you in real-time

• Dentist-inspired round brush head with unique micro-vibrating bristles

• Comes with smart modes so you can personalise your clean

Healthy Habits for People and the Planet

This year at MWC 2022, Oral-B will highlight its commitment to powering the smallest daily habits, such as using an electric toothbrush, to create a positive impact on the health of your whole body, whole family and the whole planet. Healthy habits for the environment mean a world where everyone respects our planet and its natural resources by:

• Turning off the tap when brushing your teeth

• Recycling packaging and products

• Unplugging the toothbrush charger when not in use







Milestone in the Digitization of Dentures: Ceramill Motion 3

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2022

New intelligent hybrid milling unit simplifies everyday laboratory work

Amann Girrbach launches the Ceramill Motion 3, an intelligent hybrid machine which makes fabricating dentures even more convenient and, in particular, more digital. At the same time, users benefit from a wide variety of materials and indications and the accustomed high Amann Girrbach fabrication quality.

The Ceramill Motion 3 is designed for wet and dry operation. The 5-axis milling machine operates completely autonomously and can therefore manufacture unsupervised both during the night or also on weekends when connected to the AG-Live platform. Users have the possibility of access-ing the intelligent hybrid machine remotely, to receive orders safely and quickly, as well as to monitor everything related to production and customer service. And above all, the integrated analysis functions allow workflows in the laboratory to be analyzed and optimized on an ongoing basis.

Guided CAD/CAM production and maintenance, an intuitive HMI, as well as integrated RFID tools and

holders ensure process reliability and facilitate the handling of tools and consumables. Innovative sculpturing technologies (C-Clamp) allow even the finest fissures to be milled into the front surface of the restoration with the Ceramill Motion 3. "With the Ceramill Motion 3, we have developed an intelligent milling unit that meets the high quality demands of our customers. It makes their work easier through digital features and allows for optimal use of resources. The machine thus meets the needs of both the dental technician as well as the laboratory manager and marks a milestone in the digitization of dentures," says a delighted Nikolaus Johannson, Head of the Global Busi-ness Unit Lab CAD/CAM at Amann Girrbach.

Fact box Ceramill Motion 3

• Smart monitoring & analysis features via AG.Live

• Remote Job Management

• RFID tools and holders

• Intuitive Human Machine Interface

• Innovative Sculpturing Technology (C-Clamp)

• Wet and dry processing

• Guided CAD/CAM production and maintenance

 







Dentsply Sirona Announces Collaboration with Google Cloud and the Launch of a Medical-grade 3D Printing Solution

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2022

On March 4, Dentsply Sirona, a pioneer in digital dentistry, will share details about the Company’s exciting collaboration with Google Cloud and a separate new 3D printing solution, Primeprint, in a virtual global event. Dental professionals, technicians and partners are invited to participate in this important start to the next chapter of digitalization in dentistry.


Dentsply Sirona will introduce a series of innovations designed to significantly enhance digital workflows with benefits for dentists, dental labs and patients globally. A special highlight of this event will be interviews with Google’s SVP Engineering Urs Hoelzle and Dentsply Sirona CEO Don Casey, who will be announcing a new collaboration between the two technology companies.

“Dentsply Sirona has always been a pioneer in digital dentistry. Whether it was virtually inventing dental imaging, creating intraoral scanning or creating single visit dentistry, Dentsply Sirona has led the way. Starting with the announcements today, Dentsply Sirona will again look to transform dentistry with new devices and AI-supported solutions and services. Today, we embark into a new digital universe created by Dentsply Sirona and powered by Google Cloud. We are announcing the first steps in this transformation and the launch of Dentsply Sirona Primeprint,” Casey explained. “Together with Google Cloud, we will make it easier for dentists to evolve their digital practice or make the first move into digital dentistry. Additionally, with Primeprint, we are building upon our integrated end-to-end workflow offerings for dental practices and labs.”

Dentsply Sirona’s digital solutions powered by Google Cloud

The collaboration with Google Cloud will help dentists and dental labs alike to unlock the full benefits of digital dentistry – whether they are continuing or just starting on their digital journey.

The new digital dentistry solutions will be based on six key principles:

• Enabling high-value dental care by offering excellent digital products and solutions;

• Next-generation digital workflows featuring secure and seamless sharing of data with labs and other dental practitioners;

• Easy access to data when it is needed;

• High-quality 3D visualization of dental imagery;

• Stringent data protection and security standards; and

• An innovative environment for software, data integrity and storage.

Christian Martin, Managing Director Alps Region at Google Cloud, said about this collaboration: “Dentsply Sirona is transforming the dental industry. At Google Cloud we believe that we have the right expertise, capabilities and services to strongly support Dentsply Sirona in its vision for the future of oral healthcare.”

Casey added: “This exciting collaboration will allow us to deliver on our promise: empowering millions of customers by proudly creating innovative solutions for healthy smiles. We will succeed in this by giving dentists an innovative platform to underpin the digital infrastructure of their practice and enabling a seamless workflow that helps dentists to focus on what matters most: treating their patients.”

Together, both companies will build upon a digital approach that gives dentists and labs the ownership, impact and independence that digital solutions from Dentsply Sirona can deliver.

Primeprint - an advance in automated, medical-grade 3D printing for practices and labs

Separate from the collaboration with Google Cloud, Dentsply Sirona will also launch Primeprint, a medical-grade 3D printing system for dental practices and dental labs.

With one of the highest levels of automation, Primeprint is a smart hardware and software solution that is optimized for dental applications. It runs the entire printing process, including post processing. Primeprint delivers reproducible and accurate results* with strictly biocompatible materials. The printing process meets high regulatory requirements for medical products.

"For us dentists, Primeprint turns 3D printing into an efficient application for everyday use, and that’s also great for my patients," said Dr. Mike Skramstad, dentist from Orono, Minnesota. "The workflow is fully automated, easy to use, as well as end-to-end, so I can both delegate and get the best possible results quickly.”

Join Dentsply Sirona on Friday, March 4, 2022, as the company unveils the future of digital dentistry. For a sneak peek and to find out more, go to the following website https://www.dentsplysirona.com/driving-digital-dentistry

* Reich S, Berndt S, Kühne C, Herstell H. Accuracy of 3D-Printed Occlusal Devices of Different Volumes Using a Digital Light Processing Printer. Applied Sciences. 2022; 12(3):1576. https://doi.org/10.3390/app12031576







Smaller Is Smarter: How Right-Sizing Dental Operatories Will Accelerate Practice Growth, Increase Earnings and Reduce Physical Stress

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2022

Benco Dental's latest white paper outlines five compelling reasons why smaller operatories make more sense in today's oral healthcare environment—and how to actually implement them.

Benco Dental, the nation's largest independent distributor of oral healthcare technology and supplies, announces the release of a new white paper: "Smaller Is Smarter: A Comprehensive Business and Clinical Case for Rethinking Dental Operatory Design."

For years, practice owners and their team members have been challenged by shrinking insurance reimbursements, pressure to work more efficiently, and punishing physical stress. These have only been compounded by the pandemic, which piled on new and greater staffing, scheduling, patient satisfaction and infection control issues.

But rethinking operatory size through smarter design can effectively address all of those issues, while also better positioning practices for improved earnings and a more relaxed working environment.

The new white paper, authored by company leaders from Benco Practice Design, provides actionable steps based around their thought leadership on:

• How practices can increase income by 17%, or $250,000, without increasing their operatory footprints;

• Why six smaller operatories cost about the same as five conventional rooms...but deliver more ROI;

• Where smaller operatories actually reduce physical stress and potential for fatigue or injury;

• When smaller operatories translate directly to better service for new and existing patients;

• Ways conventional operatories stunt practice growth. Also, why the top 10% of practices have realized 18% growth by seeing more patients while the bottom 10% experienced a 12% drop caused by bottlenecks.

Not only does the white paper delve into these problems, it proposes concrete solutions—supported by experts as well as actual sample design plans—that can be implemented in new construction or by retrofitting existing practices. It is available at no charge in Benco U, our online learning center: benco.com/benco-dental-u/white-paper/smaller-is-smarter/

Benco Dental's design thought leadership stems from decades of experience. The company was first among all dental distributors, way back in the 1970s, to provide customers with comprehensive space planning based upon then-best practices. Today, Benco Dental's Practice Design team has built on that legacy, delivering solutions for clients across the country. Their collective expertise is concentrated in actual physical locations doctors can visit in person or virtually: Benco Dental's collaborative design centers in California, Texas and Pennsylvania.

"For new construction, smaller operatories are a no brainer," said Melissa Sprau, the company's Director of Design, who applies her experience in hospital design to dental environments. "Smart design means you won't miss the slight reduction in square footage per operatory, but you'll yield six ops for about the same investment as five...and the added income that goes with it."

Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental Managing Director, has visited practices nationwide where smaller operatories would be the ideal solution for combatting stress and reversing lack of growth. "Doctors are sacrificing millions of dollars in lifetime income by foregoing a relatively small one-time investment in right-sized operatories," he said.

Image Caption: Smaller operatories (top row) are proportioned to accommodate less cabinetry, putting all of the most commonly used necessities within easy reach of doctors and assistants. Therefore, no assistant side is necessary, and significant cost savings are realized through the elimination of redundant storage space.

Learn more about why smaller operatories make more sense in today's oral healthcare environment—and how to implement them. Find sample smaller dental operatory design plans for the dental practice, and the Smaller is Smarter white paper from Benco at no charge at the Benco Dental U online learning center: benco.com/benco-dental-u/white-paper/smaller-is-smarter/ 

 







The Chicago Dental Society Announces 2022 Award Recipients at the 157th Midwinter Meeting

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2022

The Annual Awards Recognize Scientific Excellence, Charitable Care and Community Impact

The Chicago Dental Society (CDS) has honored Dr. Michael DiTolla and Dr. George Zehak at the Keynote Session of the 157th Midwinter Meeting for their outstanding contributions to the dental profession. Dr. Michael DiTolla was presented with the Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award and Dr. George Zehak was presented with the Chicago Dental Society Foundation (CDSF) Vision Award in recognition of their dedication to academic and scientific excellence, volunteer services and overall commitment to oral health.

“Dr. Michael DiTolla and Dr. George Zehak are well-deserving recipients of the Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award and the CDSF Vision Award,” said 2022 CDS President Dr. Thomas Schneider Jr. “They both have made a significant impact on the field of dentistry throughout their respective careers, from Dr. DiTolla’s efforts to bring new technologies to the market and being named the ‘Most Effective Dental Educator’ to Dr. Zehak mobilizing dentists to provide free care to disadvantaged communities. We not only want to recognize those qualities and contributions but encourage others to follow in the steps of Dr. DiTolla and Dr. Zehak.”

The Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award is named in honor of Dr. Christensen’s many outstanding contributions to dentistry and the Midwinter Meeting.

Honoree: Dr. Michael DiTolla is the Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Communications at AEGIS Dental Network. He graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and was awarded his Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry in 1995. After 15 years of private practice, Dr. DiTolla served as the Director of Clinical Education for Glidewell Labs for 15 years, providing him with extensive knowledge of the crown and bridge habits of American dentists. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. DiTolla led the clinical team that developed and delivered BruxZir Solid Zirconia to market, and in 2011, he received the “Most Effective Dental Educator” award in a nationwide survey of dentists. In 2015, Dr. DiTolla became the Director of Clinical Affairs for what is now Dentsply Sirona, and in 2021 he returned to private practice. Dr. DiTolla is renowned for his entertaining lectures that blend humor and entertainment to engage attendees. He has provided more than 1,000 lectures to dentists worldwide, and his online videos have more than 15 million views.

The CDS Foundation Vision Award honors dedicated volunteers who generously support access to care programs and dental education for the underserved in their community, and practice the dental profession with integrity, honesty, and truthfulness with a commitment to protecting public trust.

Honoree: Dr. George Zehak operates his own private practice in Berwyn, Illinois, and is an adjunct faculty member at Midwestern University Dental School. Dr. Zehak has been extremely involved in organized dentistry throughout his career, holding membership and leadership positions with the Chicago Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society Foundation, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Association, Progressive Club and the Academy of General Dentistry. He also serves in an active role with the North East Regional Board, Commission of Dental Commission Accreditation and the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment and the Western Regional Examining Board. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Zehak has held fellowships with the American College of Dentistry, International College of Dentistry, the Academy of Dentistry International, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Academy of General Dentistry, American Society of Osseous Integration and The Odontographic Society of Chicago, as well as a mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Zehak is also the recipient of the Life Long Learning Service Award from the Academy of General Dentistry and the Marshall A. Smulson Humanitarian Award. In 2021, Dr. Zehak delivered dental care to the Elgin, Illinois, community as Dental Director of the Heal Elgin Clinic, mobilizing senior dental students to provide more than $170,000 in procedures at no cost to more than 400 individuals in need.

The CDS Midwinter Meeting is one of the dental industry’s premier annual events – bringing together hundreds of exhibiting companies and thousands of attendees to create one of the largest exhibits of dental products and professional dentistry in North America. The Midwinter Meeting also connects attendees with the latest leaders and innovators in dentistry through top-tier continuing education courses that cover a range of topics and feature valuable hands-on workshops, lectures and live patient demonstrations.

 







SmileDirectClub Selects Carestream Dental As Intraoral Scanner Partner

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022

Deal Expands SmileDirectClub’s Use Of The Innovative Carestream Dental CS 3700 Intraoral Scanner Across Its SmileShop and Partner Network Locations

SmileDirectClub, Inc. (Nasdaq: SDC), the next generation oral care company with the first medtech platform for teeth straightening, today announced a partnership with Carestream Dental to utilize their cutting-edge intraoral scanners throughout the Company’s global SmileShop footprint and Partner Network locations.

Following a successful pilot with the CS 3700 intraoral scanner in its SmileShops, SmileDirectClub selected Carestream Dental as its intraoral scanner partner of choice due to the scanner’s accuracy, quality, ease-of-use, and open network, which seamlessly integrates with the Company’s pioneering telehealth platform for orthodontia.

“SmileDirectClub created a better, smarter way to straighten your teeth, and we use breakthrough technology to continually improve all aspects of the experience for both doctors and their patients – our customers” said Dr. Jeffrey Sulitzer, Chief Clinical Officer, SmileDirectClub. “Carestream Dental’s intraoral scanners feature open connectivity, allowing for a smooth integration into our workflow which in turn helps our customers achieve their desired outcomes – a straighter smile that they love – faster.”

“Carestream is proud to partner with SmileDirectClub, a pioneer and leader in the growing clear aligner market, to expand distribution of our innovative intraoral scanners,” said Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental. “We designed the CS 3700 with modern dentistry in mind, utilizing an open architecture for greater functionality across specialties, including this application of data collection in SmileDirectClub SmileShops and Partner Network locations.”

Since launching in the U.S. in 2014, SmileDirectClub has become one of the fastest-growing health technology companies, enabling care to more than 1.5 million customers around the world.







Planmeca USA Launches new CAD/CAM Technologies at Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting, February 24, 2022

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022

Planmeca USA, a leading manufacturer of dental imaging and CAD/CAM equipment, announces the launch of a new wet/dry chairside mill – the Planmeca PlanMill® 35.

The new Planmeca PlanMill 35 is one of three key components of the Planmeca FIT® CAD/CAM system – all of which have been dramatically improved. The new mill is perfect for any dental practice looking to provide single-visit dentistry to their patients. Doctors can enjoy freedom in material selection from zirconia, glass and hybrid ceramics, composites, and more. Enhancements to the Planmeca Emerald™ S include a dramatic increase in scanning speed, improved accuracy and ease-of-use. Lastly, the Planmeca PlanCAD® software has become more fully integrated into the Planmeca Romexis® platform and allows clinicians to design a crown in minutes.

“With the advances in our CAD/CAM portfolio, Planmeca is able to provide the right solution for any sized dental practice,” said Ed McDonough, President at Planmeca USA. “We have two excellent systems that can help doctors take their practice to the next level in digital dentistry — the new Planmeca FIT system and the Planmeca FIT Plus. As a company, we are putting a tremendous amount of resources in our CAD/CAM line to enable clinicians to provide the kind of services their patients expect. This is going to be a big year for us and for our customers.”

The new Planmeca FIT system will be exhibited at booth #1219 at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Attendees can stop by to learn more about all of Planmeca’s innovative products and offerings and see this new mill in action.

To download resources about our products, visit planmeca.com/na-resources.







exocad Introduces the exocad Shop For DentalCAD Software Users

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022

Upgrades and additional modules can now be purchased directly from exocad

exocad, an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD/CAM software provider, today introduced its online shop, (shop.exocad.com), an additional way for current DentalCAD perpetual license users to purchase upgrades or add-on modules, accompanied by installation and configuration support. This additional service is available for all customers of participating exocad resellers.

“The exocad shop is designed to be beneficial for both exocad customers and resellers,” said Novica Savic, exocad chief commercial officer. “The online shop will enable customers to make purchase decisions when convenient for them, with the added training, guidance and support they’ve come to expect from their trusted resellers.”

exocad developed the web shop to offer customers and resellers greater purchasing flexibility and support options. Benefits include:

• Global access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

• Quick and easy access to upgrades and add-on modules

• Ability to directly calculate the upgrade price for licenses online

• Installation and upgrade service by the experienced exocad support team

Visitors to the exocad shop who want help deciding which software is the best fit for their needs can first log on to exocad’s CAD Configurator,* an online tool that provides software package recommendations based on users’ answers to questions.

The exocad web shop is available in English and German at shop.exocad.com

* exocad’s CAD Configurator is available at https://exocad.com/you-exocad/cadconfigurator 







Dentsply Sirona Partners with FDI and Smile Train to Create Best-in-class Cleft Care Protocols

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022

As part of its sustainability strategy “Beyond: Taking action for a brighter world”, Dentsply Sirona has expanded its successful engagement for children with clefts by entering a landmark partnership to advance cleft care and bring health and opportunity to live a happier life to countless children.

Today, Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, announced a three-way partnership with FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, to develop global standard protocols for digital cleft treatment that will increase access to digital treatments for patients with clefts and advance cleft care for the 1 in 700 babies born with cleft lip and/or palate around the globe.

The three partners will jointly work on integrating digital workflows and sustainable solutions into these new protocols as well as creating and providing the necessary clinical education infrastructure to oral health professionals around the world. The unique partnership also includes designing and setting up online courses and webinars to introduce dental professionals around the world to digital cleft care.

Prior to this new partnership, Dentsply Sirona pledged a five-million-dollar donation to Smile Train as part of a five-year commitment to help children around the world gain access to cleft treatment, offering them the chance to live full and healthy lives.

“At Dentsply Sirona, we live our sustainability strategy every day in numerous ways. One of the most rewarding aspects is working with Smile Train and FDI to be able to offer the best care possible to children with clefts,” says Jorge M. Gomez, Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Dentsply Sirona Sustainability Program. “Giving these children healthy smiles by utilizing the most advanced digital technologies is part of our larger sustainability goal to improve global oral health care and create millions of healthy smiles around the world. We are happy to contribute our knowledge and technologies for this important cause.”

“We are proud to be working with Dentsply Sirona and Smile Train to increase the global access to the best possible cleft care,” says Prof. Ihsane Ben Yahya, President, FDI World Dental Federation. “Cleft surgeries and cleft care benefit hugely from digitization and together with our partners we work fervently on providing oral health professionals, especially in limited-resource settings and remote regions, with the infrastructure and training necessary to correctly use these digital technologies.”

“Children with clefts are more susceptible to poor oral health which can greatly impact their speech, ability to eat, and their overall well-being,” says Susannah Schaefer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Smile Train. “We are delighted that our new partnership with Dentsply Sirona and FDI ensures that Smile Train centers around the world will have access to digital treatment protocols that integrate the latest, newest technologies to provide best-in-class digital oral healthcare.”







The AACD Returns to Orlando for the 38th Annual Scientific Session with a Wonderland of Educational Opportunities and Exciting Social Events

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

After two years away, the world’s largest organization for cosmetic dental professionals, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), is once again headed to Orlando for a live and in-person scientific session. Packed with networking and social opportunities for professionals from around the globe, the Scientific Session offers a variety of ways to make introductions to others and learn from experts in the field.

The conference begins on Wednesday when guests will indulge their imaginations for an evening in Wonderland…We’re All Mad Here, the AACD Welcome Reception. Click here to see a special video invitation from the Red Queen!

Exhibitor Socials on Thursday and Friday are an opportunity to network with our partners and fellow attendees while enjoying beverages and scrumptious appetizers before heading out for a wonderful evening in Orlando.

The grand social event of the conference is the AACD Celebration of Excellence, “Bring Back the Magic”. This ticketed celebration is the AACD community’s opportunity to recognize and appreciate the accomplishments of outstanding individuals becoming Accredited and Accredited Fellow Members and award winners.

New this year, a Conference After Party—included in the conference tuition—will follow the Celebration of Excellence awards dinner, and ALL conference attendees are welcome to join the After Party to dance the night away with your AACD family. Click here to watch the video!

In addition to social activities and educational opportunities, there will be events dedicated to giving back with the TopGolf Give Back a Smile (GBAS) fundraiser, Steps for Smiles will count participant steps throughout the conference and donate proceeds to survivors through the GBAS program, and then a conference favorite is returning: the GBAS Charity Auction.

AACD 2022 Orlando, April 27-30, offers a variety of activities and events for professional networking and practice-building. The Scientific Session is designed to support dental professional as they work to reach their personal and professional goals. For more information or to register for the 38th Annual AACD Scientific Session, visit www.aacdconference.com







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