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Forward Science Continues to Lead the Fight Against Oral Cancer with OralID

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

In 2024, more than 2 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. Despite advancements in technology and increased awareness, oral cancer remains an outlier, as survival rates have not increased for over three decades. Oral cancer is preventable and highly treatable when discovered early, yet it continues to claim countless lives due to late-stage diagnosis. Forward Science is proud to celebrate its eleventh Oral Cancer Awareness Month by reaffirming its commitment to changing lives with its flagship product, OralID.

Oral cancer rates are on the rise in the U.S., yet awareness remains low. Many people associate oral cancer with older individuals who smoke or use tobacco, but this reality is changing. The fastest-growing group developing oral cancer are young non-smokers. April’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to educating and motivating the public to get screened in order to increase the likelihood of early diagnosis, and ultimately enhancing the quality of life for clinicians, patients, and communities worldwide. OralID has revolutionized screening for oral cancer, providing clinicians with a tool to visualize abnormalities that may not be visible under the naked eye in traditional examinations.

“At Forward Science, we recognize that oral cancer awareness is not limited to a single month but is a year-round imperative,” emphasizes Robert J. Whitman, CEO of Forward Science. “Through educational efforts and the advanced technology of OralID, we believe our partnership with healthcare professionals can change more lives through the visualization of lesions that may be pre-cancerous.”

In 2014, Forward Science received FDA clearance for its life changing device, OralID. A decade later, OralID devices are used by clinicians worldwide in effort to change the trends in oral cancer. But for the Forward Science team, this is just the beginning. “As we celebrate Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we are reminded of the impact we’ve made and are inspired to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation in oral healthcare,” adds Whitman.

About Forward Science

Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company based in Houston, Texas. Forward Science was founded in 2012 by two biomedical engineers with the goal of innovating technology to change more lives. Forward Science’s flagship product, OralID, is an award-winning oral cancer screening device that allows clinicians to visualize abnormalities that may not be seen under traditional examinations. With the success of OralID, Forward Science continued to focus on moving science forward in the oral healthcare industry by launching advance products to help patients reach their optimal oral health: SalivaMAX, BioStōm, TheraStōm and OxiStōm. Phone: 855.696.7254

Being completely vertically integrated, Forward Science designs, develops, manufactures, commercializes, and supports their products in-house, ensuring the highest quality of standards coupled with superior service. Forward Science has quickly evolved into the industry leader for providing oral healthcare products worldwide. Join Forward Science’s goal to change lives! For more information, follow us on social media, visit, or call 855.696.7254


Introducing FASTCheck15™: The ONLY 15-Minute In-Office Waterline Test for Rapid, Reliable Verification of Dental Waterline Safety

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Sterisil®, the leading provider of dental water safety solutions and a brand within the Solmetex® family, today announced the launch and immediate availability of the FASTCheck15™ waterline test. Sterisil’s FASTCheck15™ is designed to help dental practices simplify the challenge of ensuring safe and clean water with speed, simplicity, and comprehensive support.

“In today’s modern, fast-paced dental practices, efficiency and patient safety are of the utmost importance,” said Chanda Chatham, Marketing Director at Solmetex. “FASTCheck15™ addresses these critical needs by delivering accurate results in just 15 minutes. This rapid turnaround enables immediate action if warranted, or to promptly resume treating patients with the confidence that their water is safe for patients.”

FASTCheck15™ offers several key advantages:

Rapid, reliable results: FASTCheck15™ delivers accurate results in just 15 minutes, unlike currently available testing methods which require mailing samples to a lab or in-office tests that can take days.

User-friendly: The easy-to-read test strip eliminates potential for interpretation error, with one line indicating a passed test and two lines signaling a failed result.

Affordable: FASTCheck15™ costs about half as much as paddle tests and only a fraction compared to lab tests, effectively removing the financial barrier that prevents practices from testing regularly.

Comprehensive support: FASTCheck15™ is backed by Sterisil®’s Water Safety Team and the Solmetex® My Solutions Center, providing practices with the resources they need to meet regulatory requirements.

Provides flexibility: Can be used any day of the week, rather than being limited to certain days of the week to get mail-in lab test results during operating hours.

FASTCheck15™ is an essential component of the comprehensive Sterisil® SafeWater Protocol, which seamlessly integrates with the broader Solmetex® System of Solutions to provide complete dental unit waterline (DUWL) management. Together, these solutions ensure that dental practices can consistently deliver safe, compliant water to patients.

For more information about FASTCheck15™ and the Solmetex® System of Solutions, please visit

About Sterisil®

Sterisil® offers a complete line of dental waterline treatment and testing products with a registered EPA quantified claim for disinfection to ≤10 CFU/mL, which is 50 times lower than the CDC and ADA 500 CFU/mL recommendation. From Citrisil™ tablets to the flagship Sterisil® AC+ System, the company’s leading expertise in silver-based residual disinfectants helps dental practices maintain bacteria levels in their dental unit waterlines at or below regulatory compliance standards.

About Solmetex®

Solmetex® is dentistry’s complete provider of water solutions. The Solmetex® Family of brands represents a system of solutions to manage water in, through, and out of the dental practice. Working together, these solutions maintain water quality, safety, and compliance for the dental practice. Since 1996, Solmetex® has been a trusted provider of amalgam separators, helping dental practices meet the EPA’s regulations for the safe disposal of amalgam waste. In 2022, Solmetex® merged with Sterisil® and DryShield® to provide comprehensive water management solutions for dental practices.


Kuraray Noritake Dental Introduces CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES Flow Universal

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Kuraray Noritake Dental, a global leader in innovative dental materials, today announced the launch of CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES Flow Universal, a high-viscosity flowable composite that delivers both exceptional esthetics and outstanding physical properties.

CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES Flow Universal features a unique light-diffusion filler matrix that allows a single universal shade to seamlessly blend with a wide range of tooth shades, covering 16 VITA classical shades. This groundbreaking technology mimics the natural light-diffusion properties of tooth structure, enabling restorations to integrate beautifully into the surrounding dentition.

“CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES Flow Universal represents a major advancement in flowable composite technology,” said Dinesh Weerasinghe, PhD, Sr. Technical and Marketing Manager, Dental Division, Kuraray America. “By combining superior physical properties with unparalleled esthetics, this material simplifies the restorative process while delivering results that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. This allows CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES Flow Universal to be used as a direct restorative material indicated for all cavity classes.”

The Kuraray Noritake R&D Team strongly believes that CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES Flow Universal is the latest example of Kuraray Noritake Dental’s commitment to developing innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of dental professionals and their patients. They are excited to introduce this innovative flowable composite to the market and support clinicians in delivering exceptional esthetic and functional results.

CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES Flow Universal is available in just one Universal (U) shade for all posterior restorations, and in Universal (U) and Universal Dark (UD) shades to accommodate all anterior restorations.

For more information, please visit

About Kuraray Noritake Dental

Kuraray Noritake Dental is dedicated to advancing the field of dentistry through the creation of cutting- edge products that enhance clinical outcomes and improve the patient experience. Kuraray America, Inc. is the official North America representative for distributing Kuraray Noritake dental products.


Kuraray Noritake Dental Introduces CLEARFIL™ Universal Bond Quick 2

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Kuraray Noritake Dental, the innovative leader in dental adhesive technology, today announced the launch of its latest product, CLEARFIL™ Universal Bond Quick 2. This advanced single-bottle adhesive builds upon Kuraray’s pioneering work in etching and chemically bonding dentin, as well as formulating the original MDP adhesive monomer.

CLEARFIL™ Universal Bond Quick 2 features a proprietary blend of MDP, Amide, and Urethane Tetramethacrylate (UTM) monomers that enables quick and easy application without a separate activation step. This new chemistry allows for immediate bonding to enamel and dentin, eliminating the need for a waiting period. The formulation also creates a thin, uniform adhesive layer that prevents pooling, resulting in stronger and more predictable bond strengths to both enamel and dentin.

“CLEARFIL™ Universal Bond Quick 2 represents the next generation of adhesive dentistry,” said Dinesh Weerasinghe, PhD, Sr. Technical & Marketing Manager, Dental Division, Kuraray America. “By addressing common challenges like application time, film thickness, and bond layer uniformity, this product delivers exceptional performance that simplifies the bonding process for clinicians.”

In addition to its clinical benefits, CLEARFIL™ Universal Bond Quick 2 offers versatility, allowing it to be used across a wide range of direct and indirect restorative procedures, including light-cured composite fillings, self-adhesive cementation, and more. Furthermore, this adhesive can be used with other self- adhesive resin cements without a separate activator. The product is available in both bottle and unit- dose delivery options to suit various practice needs.

The R&D Team at Kuraray Noritake Dental strongly believes that the launch of CLEARFIL™ Universal Bond Quick 2 reinforces Kuraray Noritake Dental’s commitment to developing innovative solutions that improve the quality and efficiency of dental care. They are excited to bring this advanced adhesive technology to their customers, enabling them to provide better outcomes for their patients.

For more information about CLEARFIL™ Universal Bond Quick 2, please visit

About Kuraray Noritake Dental

Kuraray Noritake Dental is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance dental materials and equipment. Founded in 1926, the company has a rich history of pioneering groundbreaking innovations, including the development of the first dental bonding agent. Kuraray America, Inc. is the official North America representative for distributing Kuraray Noritake dental products.


DEXIS Innovation Continues with New DEXIS Ti2 Sensor as Successor to the DEXIS Titanium Sensor, the #1 Selling Intraoral Sensor in the United States

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Today, DEXIS launches the latest innovation in its digital ecosystem with an all-new dental intraoral sensor, the DEXIS Ti2 sensor. The DEXIS digital ecosystem is a comprehensive, AI-powered platform for dental imaging, designed to connect and streamline digital workflows for enhanced productivity.

The Ti2 sensor builds on the success of its predecessor, the DEXIS Titanium sensor, the #1 digital intraoral sensor in the United States.* In 2023, DEXIS sensors processed over 167 million images, making it a top choice for intraoral sensors and scanners, as well as X-ray and CBCT technology worldwide.

Bringing several new features to the DEXIS 2D imaging portfolio, the Ti2 sensor includes:

• A housing design that's twice as durable as previous generations

• A proactive servicing module

• Access to 2D AI Dental Findings that automatically detect up to six types of dental findings on 2D radiographs

With DEXIS, 2D AI Dental Findings are integrated into both DTX Studio™ Clinic and DEXIS Imaging Suite software—not a separate third-party application. 2D AI Dental Findings automatically identifies periapical radiolucency, bone loss, calculus, caries, discrepancy at margin of existing restoration, and root canal filling deficiency.

“For patients with periodontal disease, we have identified sub-gingival calculus and monitored their bone levels. Caries detection and diagnosis is clear and precise with the contrast available with these images,” said Dr. Moe Katz of Katz & Pfeffer Dental Studio.

The Ti2 sensor housing is twice as durable and two times as drop-resistant as the Titanium sensor. The new posterior holder and WiseAngle™ cable design reduce stress on the sensor/cable connection, further strengthening the Ti2 sensor.

DEXIS also focuses on maximizing the productivity of the dental practice with the newly launched DEXIS Connect Pro. The solution proactively monitors the health of the DEXIS family of sensors through IoT technology and automatically arranges support or equipment replacements if performance issues are ever detected.

“DEXIS Connect Pro provides the kind of customer experience I’ve come to expect from DEXIS,” says Amber Metro-Sanchez, dental hygienist at Omni Dental. “The knowledge that my sensor communicates with DEXIS support and that they’re ready to help me if I ever need it gives me peace of mind. They’ve always been so responsive and helpful, DEXIS Connect Pro demonstrates the kind of attention to customer care and continuous innovation I’ve grown accustomed to with DEXIS.”

Through the use of CleanCapture™ technology, the Ti2 sensor captures high-resolution images by reducing noise and enhancing anatomical detail. The technology allows the sensor to be flexible and ready to adapt to varying exposure levels, generator usage, or positioning techniques to capture clear, accurate images reliably—even in challenging circumstances.

Equipped with its PerfectSize™ design, the Ti2 sensor is engineered to fit every patient comfortably, making it a convenient, one-size-fits-all solution for busy practices.

Experience the new DEXIS Ti2 sensor at booth 1665, May 16-18, 2024, during CDA.

*DEXIS Titanium sensor- December 2023 SDM US Market Share Data.


DEXIS has been a global leading brand in digital radiography for 70+ years. Today, DEXIS has brought together the most trusted brands in 3D imaging, intraoral scanning solutions, and diagnostic software to provide patients with a complete digital diagnostic solution under a brand name. Our innovative award- winning technology enhances how the patient is diagnosed, accelerates the workflow, and delivers simple treatment paths with better patient outcomes. For more information, please visit


exocad Insights 2024: Dental Education Amplified

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024

exocad, an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD/CAM software provider, successfully concluded Insights 2024, the fourth edition of its global digital dentistry event, under the motto “Network. Innovate. Lead.” The biennial meeting took place on May 9–10, 2024 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

“Our goal at Insights 2024 was to gather together professionals along the dental spectrum to learn from each other,” said Tillmann Steinbrecher, CEO at exocad. “With hundreds of attendees, 54 industry partners and expert speakers from around the world, I can confidently say that we achieved that. We explored the future of digital dentistry and fresh approaches to collaboratively improve outcomes.”

The educational CAD/CAM event included dental technicians, dentists, and industry partners from more than 45 countries. Insights attendees took part in informative presentations from top industry speakers and in-depth learning sessions, run by exocad software experts, for both clinical and lab audiences.

“This event offered attendees the chance to see which technology and treatment approaches are available to achieve more predictable results, faster workflows, and ultimately higher patient satisfaction,” said Novica Savic, CCO at exocad.

exocad software lab and clinical sessions

At Insights 2024, exocad’s software sessions focused on education and state-of-the-art workflows with exocad’s DentalCAD, ChairsideCAD and exoplan. The new Elefsina 3.2 release series took center stage.

International top speakers

At Insights 2024, dental technicians and clinicians passionate about digital workflows had access to career-accelerating insights from top industry experts. The lectures from well-known thought leaders from across the dental world included a presentation on the power of avatars in dentistry by Dr. Miguel Stanley, smile design insights from international experts like Dr. Guilherme Saavedra and Dr. Elaine Halley, and an exciting look at occlusion with Master Dental Technician (MDT) Edris Rasta. Dr. August de Oliveira lectured on 3D printing and exocad for the general dentist. A cutting-edge team approach, combining orthodontic and restorative treatment planning, led by the UK lab and dentist duo Kristina Vaitelytė and Dr. Eimear O’Connell, concluded the event with exocad’s vision of the future.

Partner exhibition, partner sessions and software integrations

Over 50 top companies in dental materials, equipment, and CAD/CAM, answered questions and demonstrated equipment as part of the Insights partner exhibition. The 11 Insights Diamond, Platinum and Gold partners each held five dedicated sessions to showcase their innovations, present cases, launch new products, and share valuable ideas for the application of exocad software solutions, in connection with digital hardware.

Insights into the future

Visitors were particularly interested in the outlook for future products and services that exocad presented at the event. The company previewed its next release of its implant planning software exoplan 3.2 Elefsina* and announced the inclusion of a new streamlined workflow for stackable guides. The company also provided its vision of the future previewing AI-based crown design and advanced visualization within exocad’s Smile Creator.

Community, collection and connection

Insights 2024 provided a welcome opportunity to network in person with exocad experts and the dental industry. Following a rigorous educational agenda, attendees had the opportunity to unwind at the end of day one at a celebration with a “pearly white” theme. exocad once again offered attendees the chance to participate in a charity drive by selling special, limited-edition Insights T-Shirts. The company said the collected funds will again go toward supporting dental nonprofit organizations.

*Not yet available for sale in any market

About exocad

exocad GmbH, an Align Technology, Inc. company, is a leading dental CAD/CAM software provider. exocad vigorously pushes the boundaries of digital dentistry, providing flexible, reliable, and easy-to-use CAD/CAM software for dental labs and dental practices worldwide. More than 60,000 valued customers plan implants and create functional and refined restorations with exocad’s DentalCAD, ChairsideCAD and exoplan software. exocad and DentalCAD, among others, are trademarks of exocad GmbH or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and are registered in the U.S. and other countries. For more information and a list of exocad reseller partners, please visit


Dr. Ross Nash Full Mouth Reconstruction Course Coming to New Jersey for the First Time July 19th – 20th

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

World renown cosmetic dentist Dr. Ross Nash will be partnering with New Jersey’s top cosmetic dentist Dr. Anthony Vocaturo to present the comprehensive two-day, hands-on program “Full Mouth Reconstruction: High-Tech, High-Touch.”

The 16 CEU course will be held at the Institute of Advanced Dental Education (IADE) located in Colts Neck, New Jersey on July 19th-20th. The IADE was recently designated as an authorized Nash Institute Affiliate and as such, will serve as the Nash Institute’s New Jersey Campus.

“I’m very pleased to officially announce that the IADE is now a Nash Institute Affiliate, and I’m looking forward to co-presenting this brand new program with Dr. Vocaturo and an A-team of instructors,” said Dr. Ross Nash.

According to Dr. Anthony Vocaturo, the founder and executive director of the IADE and the owner NJ Smile Center, “I’m honored to be partnering with my long-time mentor Dr. Ross Nash in establishing the IADE as a Nash Institute Affiliate and excited to be co-presenting with him for the first time in New Jersey. This means that thousands of dentists will be within driving distance of the finest full-mouth reconstruction training available.”

The Course:

During this comprehensive and interactive program, participants will review the latest concepts of occlusion and smile design as they apply to full mouth reconstruction cases. Attendees will learn best practices in analog and digital cosmetic dentistry including taking accurate facebow records, digital scanning, and treatment planning. Due to the small class size, personalized hands-on training will be provided by the instructors.

The Takeaways:

Attendees will return to their practices with a greater understanding of the finer principals of providing high caliber full mouth reconstructions, including technology, materials, patient communications and marketing. More specifically:

• Case Acceptance

• CBCT / Cone Beam

• Dental Photography

• Diagnosis

• Digital Dentistry

• Digital Records

• Digital Smile Design

• Intraoral 3D Scanning

• Function

• Lab Communication

• Occlusal and Smile Design

• Treatment Presentation

• Social Media Marketing

• Artificial Intelligence

The Speakers:

• Dr. Ross Nash, DDS, FAACD: Dr. Nash is the co-founder and director of the Nash Institute of Dental Learning. He is a pioneer in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and widely regarded as one of the finest cosmetic dentists in the world. Dr. Nash is the cosmetic dentist who teaches other dentists

• Dr. Anthony Vocaturo, DDS, AAACD, ASDA, FACE, FAGD, FIADFE practices cosmetic and restorative dentistry at NJ Smile Center in Colts Neck, New Jersey. He is the only dentist in New Jersey to be accredited and certified by both The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and The American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA).

• Debra-Engelhart-Nash is the co-founder of the Nash Institute and a dental practice management consultant, and seminar leader. She has worked in hundreds of dentalm offices evaluating team and practice development, day-to-day operations and offering creative solutions for communications effectiveness and increased productivity.

• Juan Olivier, CDT, MDT, FACE is a Certified Dental Technician and Master Ceramist and proud member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a master ceramist graduate from Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a Pac-Live master technician and a Fellow of the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics. Juan is also the inventor of One Bite® Evolution advanced facebow system.

• Peter Kouvaris, MDT is a Master Ceramist with over 30 years of experience, and a member of the prestigious Oral Design International Foundation. He has received academic achievement awards for his knowledge on implant dentistry and is widely considered to be one of the foremost ceramists in the country, if not the world, by his peers.

Exclusive Personalized Instruction – Limited Seating

This is the first time the two-day, 16 CEU Dr. Ross Nash / Dr. Anthony Vocaturo course “Full Mouth Reconstruction: High-Tech, High-Touch is being held in New Jersey. Limited seating capacity ensures invaluable one-on-one interaction with the instructors. Who should attend? Dentists interested in practicing cosmetic dentistry and cosmetic dentists who want to up their game. Lab technicians and expanded function dental assistants are also welcome. Register today by visiting

About the Institute for Advance Dental Education (IADE)

The IADE provides quality education for dental professionals with a strong focus on hands on training. The Institute’s dedicated speakers are experts in their respective fields and share their knowledge, experience and love for dentistry. The IADE’s programs provide an environment of enhanced collaborative learning where doctors and their teams can discover the best ways to provide patient care and increase practice revenue. For more information, visit

KaVo Reimagined: Navigating Dental Excellence Has Never Been Easier

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new website,! After months of hard work and dedication, we’re excited to unveil a user-friendly platform that enhances your experience with KaVo products and services. Whether you’re a dental professional seeking cutting-edge equipment or a curious visitor interested in exploring our innovations, our new website is designed with you in mind.

Here's what you can expect from the new

Streamlined Navigation: Find what you need quickly and easily.

Comprehensive Product Collection: Explore our full range of dental solutions.

Rich Content: Stay informed with articles, videos, and resources.

Enhanced User Experience: Enjoy a seamless browsing experience across all devices.

Visit today and discover the difference yourself!

Have feedback or questions? We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out to our team, visit or contact KaVo at 800-KAVO-USA.

About KaVo Dental

For over 100 years, KaVo employees have been developing, manufacturing and selling high-quality products that set new market standards in the dental industry. KaVo has built its reputation driving quality, precision, and innovation in a continuous endeavor to achieve “Dental Excellence.” KaVo is one of the world’s leading creators of equipment for dental professionals, including skillfully designed dental instruments. It is passion for excellence that enables KaVo to deliver the premium dental solutions worldwide. To learn more, visit


Lyon College Unveils Locations for Schools of Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Lyon College officially finalized locations for its School of Dental Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine in Little Rock and Cabot respectively. Renovation and construction on both campuses is scheduled to commence this year, with the Lyon College School of Veterinary Medicine and Lyon College School of Dental Medicine expected to enroll their inaugural classes in the fall of 2025 and summer of 2025 respectively.

“After thorough consideration, the Lyon leadership decided to split the vet and dental schools based on proximity to related entities,” said Dr. Melissa Taverner, president of Lyon College. “The dental school in Little Rock will be located close to existing medical institutions; and the veterinary school in Cabot will be located adjacent to the planned Cabot Animal Services Center and will have space for future programmatic expansion. We are beyond thankful for the time and collaborative efforts of so many who worked in good faith to open these schools.”

The Lyon College Faculty Assembly and Board of Trustees approved proposals to develop dental and veterinary schools in March 2022. In November 2022, the Higher Learning Commission Institutional Actions Council approved the college’s requests to offer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Doctor of Medical Dentistry professional degrees. The college is pursuing accreditation with both the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education and the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation.

“As Lyon College continues to expand its academic offerings and strengthen its footprint as a leader in higher education, these new schools will play a vital role in shaping the future of healthcare in Arkansas and beyond,” said Victor Werley, Lyon College Board of Trustees chair. “We could not be more excited to be establishing a presence at two thriving locations in central Arkansas.”

For more information about Lyon College and its upcoming initiatives, please visit

Lyon College School of Dental Medicine

Lyon College, working in tandem with its Little Rock partners, has announced the Lyon College School of Dental Medicine will be located at 5 Allied Drive in Little Rock’s Riverdale neighborhood.

“We are excited to welcome the Lyon College School of Dental Medicine to Arkansas’s capital city, where it will be an excellent addition to a world-renowned medical ecosystem that serves the entire region,” said Frank Scott, Jr., mayor of Little Rock. “It has taken a total team effort among city officials, business and community leaders and developers to bring the state’s first dental school to Little Rock. I appreciate Lyon College for its partnership and commitment and look forward to the arrival of the first class of students in fall 2025.”

The Lyon College School of Dental Medicine will occupy floors 1-6 and 12 in Riverfront Plaza Building 5, which formerly housed Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield offices. The building will be renovated to include space for classrooms, offices, and patient care and simulation clinics.

“We are honored to work with Lyon College to locate the state’s first and only Dental School,” said Kevin Huchingson, chairman and CEO of Colliers | Arkansas. “The building and location are perfectly situated for future students and faculty, and we look forward to helping Lyon build this into a state-of-the-art educational facility.”

“Recognized as the state’s hub for healthcare, Little Rock offers unparalleled opportunities for students to gain practical experience and expertise in oral health and dental medicine,” Taverner said. “We are excited to work with our many partners in Little Rock to bring the Lyon College School of Dental Medicine to fruition. Specifically, I want to thank the team at Colliers for securing this facility, and I want to thank our friends at the City of Little Rock, the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership and the Clinton Foundation for their efforts to open this school in Little Rock.”

In 2022, Lyon College signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to foster joint efforts in both entities’ respective missions and identify opportunities for joint teaching, research, graduate education and professional development to benefit students and faculty. Lyon College is also partnering with the Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Oral Health Coalition to increase awareness of oral health in Arkansas.

“While our location is changing, our commitment to Arkansans remains the same. We remain committed to addressing the oral health needs of the underserved across Arkansas and I am excited about the new possibilities that this location offers us to positively impact the community, improve oral health literacy, and increase access to quality oral health care,” said Dr. Burke Soffe, founding dean of the dental school. “Lyon College’s new school will feature cutting-edge facilities equipped with advanced technology, fostering innovation and collaboration among students and faculty.”

In March, Sen. John Boozman championed a $15 million federal appropriation for the Lyon College School of Dental Medicine. The college has also worked with the Arkansas dental community to secure educational support for the school.

Lyon College School of Veterinary Medicine

Lyon College and the City of Cabot announce that the Lyon College School of Veterinary Medicine will be located on a newly formed multi-acre campus located at Exit 21 in Cabot, adjacent to Game Time at The Grounds city park. The Cabot Animal Services Center will also be constructed on this campus, which will help aid in the school accreditation process.

In the plan approved by the Cabot City Council Monday, Cabot will lease facilities to Lyon College to develop the veterinary school.

“The City of Cabot is thrilled to welcome Lyon College's School of Veterinary Medicine to our community,” said Ken Kincade, mayor of the City of Cabot. “Cabot’s commitment to fostering excellence in education and healthcare aligns perfectly with Lyon's mission. Together, we are creating a hub for veterinary excellence that will not only benefit our residents and animals but also contribute to the advancement of veterinary medicine regionally and beyond. This will be the first graduate program for veterinary science in the state of Arkansas, and we are proud to have it here in Cabot.”

“Cabot offers a dynamic community and access to diverse ecosystems, providing an ideal setting for students,” said Taverner. “With outstanding facilities and a commitment to excellence, the Lyon College School of Veterinary Medicine will prepare future veterinarians to address the evolving challenges in animal health and care. We are extremely grateful to the city council, Mayor Kincade and our partners in Cabot for making the school a reality.”

Last year, the City of Cabot and Lyon College signed a memorandum of understanding signifying the commitment of both institutions to collaborate on community outreach, educational programming and the provision of care and support services at the City of Cabot Animal Services Center.

“As a veterinarian devoted to this profession and veterinary dean, I find Arkansas’s enthusiasm for the new veterinary school truly heartwarming,” said Dr. Eleanor Green, founding dean of the Lyon College School of Veterinary Medicine. “We had previously signed an MOU with Cabot for a mutually beneficial relationship to support its Cabot Animal Support Services where veterinary students would experience immersive learning opportunities. The plan is for Lyon College students to have access to hands-on experiences in animal care, health management and community engagement, contributing directly to the welfare of animals and residents in Cabot. The location in Cabot provides the ability to construct a large barn and classroom space that will allow expansion of outreach to students and civic groups across the state.”

“We are excited to see Lyon College's School of Veterinary Medicine become a reality in our community,” said Alicia Payseno, director of economic development for the City of Cabot. “This partnership signifies a significant step forward in Cabot's commitment to education, healthcare and economic growth.”

About Lyon College

Lyon College, a private, liberal arts institution founded in 1872, is the oldest college in the state with its original charter. Ranked by US News & World Report as a 2023 “Best College,” Lyon currently enrolls almost 600 students from 26 states and seven countries. Students can tailor their education, selecting from 24 majors as well as select graduate, pre-professional, and individualized options. Learn more at


Ultradent Announces Acquisition of Ease-In-Shields™ Laser Protection

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Ultradent proudly announces the acquisition of Ease-In-Shields™ from ViewMax Solutions, LLC. Ease-In-Shields provides unique eye protection for laser and curing light users, with their double patented shape, allowing the shields to fit into most loupe and eyewear shapes for maximum safety.

Of the Ease-in-Shield acquisition, Scot Andersen, Ultradent’s Vice-President of Business Development, said, “After years of working with ViewMax Solutions LLC, we’re pleased to announce the acquisition of their product, Ease-In-Shields™. We’re excited to continue working in conjunction with the founders to promote Ease-In-Shields more broadly in the dental space.”

Ease-In-Shields’ polycarbonate construction makes them both light and strong, less prone to fogging, and unlike other laser filter inserts in the market, offering total protective coverage as certified by Laservision USA’s Safety Laboratories.

The Ease-In-Shields won the prestigious 2017 Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology award, thanks to the unprecedented protection they offer and their unique benefits, such as quick and hygienic placement and removal from loupes without having to remove eyewear from the face. Ease-In-Shields’ various options afford eye protection for different types of laser wavelengths and accommodate many facial sizes.

About Ultradent Products, Inc.

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


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