A New Website for Panthera Dental

Posted on October 16, 2019

Panthera Dental has unveiled its brand new website. It has been revamped and updated, and now provides visitors with a simpler and better adapted browsing experience. Panthera Dental’s team has redoubled its efforts in recent months in order to improve its online platform. The new company website was therefore redesigned to enhance the overall visitor experience, clients or not.They will now be able to access several revamped sections, such as Panthera’s News & Events. This new section includes the company’s latest news and press releases, as well as upcoming events. 

The homepage was also redesigned. Visitors can now at once explore every solution offered by the company and discover the various divisions of Panthera Dental.

“Being an innovative and leading-edge company, it was essential to update our old website. The main objective of these changes is to facilitate navigation and improve visitor experience. Our new website is more comprehensive, more user-friendly, and of simpler design. These improvements exclusively aim at optimizing the online experience and overall satisfaction of our clients.” – Béatrice Robichaud, Cofounder of Panthera Dental

Panthera Dental wishes to continue enhancing its websites. The company is already working on its next phase of improvement. It will comprise of several new features, including a new online store.

Oral-B GENIUS X Electric Toothbrush

Posted on October 15, 2019

Introducing a new power brush launch from Oral-B. The NEW Oral-B GENIUS X with Artificial Intelligence is the brand’s most advanced intelligent dental device to-date.

Designed in collaboration with dental professionals, the GENIUS X tracks where people are brushing in their mouth and offers personalized feedback on the areas that require additional attention.

Key features and aesthetics of the Oral-B GENIUS X toothbrush include:

Easier Travel Capability:

Features a sleek and modern travel case that charges both the brush and any USB device, such as a smartphone, to make traveling with an electric toothbrush easier than ever.

New Teaching Feature for Children:

GENIUS X helps coach and motivate young children by operating through the Oral-B app which features the Oral-B Funzone and the Disney Magic-Timer app. The Oral-B App also brought the average brushing time for adults to 2 min 22 seconds – longer than the dentist-recommended time.

Product Specs:

Colors: Genius X: White, Black, Orchid Purple; Genius X Luxe: Sakura Pink, Anthracite Black

Price: $219.99 GENIUS X / $249.99 GENIUS X Luxe (7 refills vs 3)

The Oral-B GENIUS X will be available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target beginning in October, with in-store availability at Best Buy starting October 20.

Sterngold Launches Direct Catalog Downloads

Posted on October 15, 2019

Sterngold has added an online catalog viewer for its customers that also enables direct downloads as desired. This feature was added as aligned with Sterngold Dental’s aim of keeping it’s website functionally relevant to customers, as well as doing its small part to support paperless transactions wherever practical. This catalog download supplements other user materials already available on the Sterngold website under Resources and System Information Downloads within the Digital Dentures page.

As a company operating globally, Sterngold’s digitally bound content can also be easily distributed worldwide with this feature, continuing to provide ease-of-access. Apart from viewing and downloading, customers may also be able to share the catalogs as needed.

“By converting our regularly printed catalogs and other product collateral into online flip book views, we’re not only streamlining the way these documents can be accessed but also ushering in a more digital and modernized way to explore our offerings without having to expend resources on printing and shipping,” shares Gordon Craig, President and CEO of Sterngold. Sterngold aims to update the catalog download section regularly to ensure the latest products are accessed.

AAID Launches New Video To Educate Dental Implant Patients

Posted on October 15, 2019

AAID-credentialed dentists celebrate 68 years of advancements in the field

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) announced the release of a video focused on educating the public about the life-changing impact of dental implants.

Featuring interviews from a network of AAID-credentialed dentists, the video addresses their profound influence on patients' physical and mental well-being.

Although each patient is different, the video breaks down a misconception that dental implants will cause pain. Advancements in the field provide individuals with nearly pain-free procedures and implants that feel and function like healthy teeth.

More than just physical benefits, dental implants restore confidence. When reflecting on his experiences with patients, Dr. Kyle Hale describes, "Their smile is different, they feel younger, they feel like they have something back they lost."

Dental implants are sophisticated devices that require extensive training to properly implant. For the best results, it's critical to seek out a dental expert who meets AAID's qualifications and demonstrates a deep knowledge of implants. "The credentialed implant dentist is the one who can provide the comprehensive treatment for the patient from treatment planning to the surgical aspects to the restoration of their implant prosthetic," explains Dr. Craig Aronson, FAAID, DABOI/ID.

To learn more about the specific credentials to look for when choosing a dental implant dentist, visit AAID's website: www.aaid-implant.org/aaid-credentials/training-experience-and-credentials/

To watch the full video, visit www.aaid-implant.org and scroll down to the yellow banner on the homepage.

Next week, from October 23rd to October 26th, the AAID will hold its 68th annual conference in Las Vegas. The theme of this year's event is Synergy and Success. It will bring together experts in the dental implant field to discuss new developments in improving the lives of patients. To learn more about the 2019 AAID conference, visit: www.aaid.com/annual_conference/index.html

About the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID):

Founded in 1951, the AAID was the first organization in the United States dedicated to developing and improving dental implants. Today, after 68 years, the AAID continues to be the leading organization of dentists devoted to providing dental implant treatment solutions. The AAID implant dentistry credentialing program is the only one in the U.S. that has been found to be bona fide by the state and federal courts. For more information, contact the American Academy of Implant Dentistry at info@aaid.com or call 312-335-1550.

BIOLASE Announces First-Ever U.S. & Canada Regulatory Clearance of Laser Crown and Veneer Removal

Posted on October 15, 2019

New Indication Allows Dentists to Remove Crowns and Veneers in Five Minutes or Less with Waterlase Dental Lasers

BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, is proud to announce that Waterlase dental lasers received U.S. and Canada regulatory clearance for crown and veneer removal. This new indication allows dentists to remove crowns and veneers in less than five minutes using laser technology. BIOLASE is the only dental laser company with this clearance.

Laser crown and veneer removal can offer a more pleasant experience for both the dentist and the patient. This new indication allows dentists to reduce the time it takes to remove crowns and veneers from sometimes 30 minutes to less than five minutes using laser technology. It can also eliminate excess heat by using the natural light of the laser and allows for crowns and veneers to be saved for reuse in some cases.

"This new indication aligns directly with our mission of advancing dentistry," said BIOLASE CEO, Todd Norbe. "With this clearance, we can now allow patients undergoing crown and veneer removal access to a minimally invasive option that encompasses all of the benefits dental lasers bring to a variety of other procedures, which includes spending less time in the dental chair."

Please visit Waterlase.com to see other great advancing dentistry indications that are changing the standard of care.

About BIOLASE, Inc.

BIOLASE, Inc. is a medical device company that is a global market leader in the manufacturing and marketing of proprietary dental laser systems that enable dentists and dental specialists to perform a broad range of minimally invasive dental procedures, including cosmetic, restorative, and surgical applications. BIOLASE's laser systems are designed to provide clinically superior, patient-friendly results for many types of common dental procedures compared to those achieved with traditional instruments. BIOLASE has sold 38,900 laser systems to date in over 90 countries around the world.

For updates and information on Waterlase iPlus®, Waterlase Express™, and laser dentistry, find BIOLASE online at www.biolase.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/biolase, Twitter at www.twitter.com/biolaseinc, LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/biolase, Instagram at www.instagram.com/waterlase_laserdentistry, and YouTube at www.youtube.com/biolasevideos.

BIOLASE®, Waterlase® and Waterlase iPlus® are registered trademarks of BIOLASE, Inc.


Brasseler USA Launches New BC Minimum Waste Tips

Posted on October 15, 2019

Brasseler USA, the leader in BioCeramic technology, is now offering two new BC companion tips to its already robust line of EndoSequence BioCeramic products and accessories.

Both of these specially designed tips allow for significantly less waste in comparison to conventional delivery tips which can retain a substantial amount of unused material inside of the hub.

The unique design of each BC Minimum Waste Tip utilizes a polypropylene hub with a internal housing that actually fits into the BC syringe virtually eliminating material waste. This novel design reduces waste up to 87% drastically reducing procedure costs.  

Order Code  Description                                      Qty/Cup       

5027507U0      EndoSequence Minimum Waste BC Tips         15 tips

5027568U0      EndoSequence RRM Retrograde BC Tips        15 tips

Both tips feature 25ga pre-bent, rigid, stainless-steel cannulas. The flexible polymide tips maximize access and visibility and can be trimmed if desired.

The 22mm working length of the Minimum Waste BC Tips (5027507U0) significantly improves product delivery to the apex (if desired). 

The 12mm working length of the RRM Retrograde BC Tips (5027568U0) improves ease of access during apicoectomy procedures, providing precise delivery into the retro preparation.

To learn more, visit Shop.BrasselerUSA.com or call your Brasseler Sales Representative.

IsraAID to Host Disaster Response Simulation Events

Posted on October 14, 2019

IsraAID, a leading global humanitarian relief NGO, is partnering with the Russian American Dental Association, the Center for Professional Development, and Henry Schein, Inc., to host a series of disaster response simulation events for dental professionals in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area:

October 16th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. PST in Los Angeles, CA (Live)

October 16th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST in Los Angeles, CA (Webinar)

October 17th from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. PST in San Francisco, CA (Live)

October 17th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. PST in Palo Alto, CA (Live)

Event participants will be introduced to IsraAID’s sustainable and unique community-based approach to disaster response. The interactive session will put participants in the driver’s seat during a unique disaster response simulation. Participants will experience being an IsraAID first responder, as they are faced with a deluge of unfolding challenges in a dynamic, ever-changing environment.

For more information about IsraAID’s Humanitarian Professionals Network, please visit https://bit.ly/israaidihpn

NIH funds $945 million in research to tackle the national opioid crisis through NIH HEAL Initiative

Posted on October 11, 2019

Approximately 375 awards in 41 states will accelerate scientific solutions.

To reverse the opioid crisis that continues to grip the nation, the National Institutes of Health has awarded $945 million in total fiscal year 2019 funding for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements across 41 states through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative or NIH HEAL Initiative. The trans-NIH research effort aims to improve treatments for chronic pain, curb the rates of opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose and achieve long-term recovery from opioid addiction.

In 2016, an estimated 50 million U.S. adults suffered from chronic pain and in 2018, an estimated 10.3 million people 12 years and older in the United States misused opioids, including heroin.

“President Trump’s approach to the opioid crisis and HHS’s strategy have both been based in the best science we have,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “We have effective tools, such as medication-assisted treatment, but we still need better ways to treat opioid addiction and manage pain in an effective, personalized way. This historic investment by NIH was made possible by funding secured from Congress by President Trump, and will support our work in the current crisis and lay the work for a healthier future.”

The NIH HEAL Initiative is leveraging expertise from almost every NIH institute and center to approach the crisis from all angles and disciplines, and across the full spectrum of research from basic to implementation science in the areas of:

  • --Translation of research to practice for the treatment of opioid addiction

  • --New strategies to prevent and treat opioid addiction

  • --Enhanced outcomes for infants and children exposed to opioids

  • --Novel medication options for opioid use disorder and overdose

    --Clinical research in pain management

    --Preclinical and translational research in pain management

“It’s clear that a multi-pronged scientific approach is needed to reduce the risks of opioids, accelerate development of effective non-opioid therapies for pain and provide more flexible and effective options for treating addiction to opioids,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., who launched the initiative in early 2018. “This unprecedented investment in the NIH HEAL Initiative demonstrates the commitment to reversing this devastating crisis.”

The initiative will address multiple problems that are slowing or preventing progress on addressing the crisis, including:

Problem: Many people with OUD do not receive appropriate treatment for their disorder.

Scientific solution: The HEALing Communities Study and Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) will integrate evidence-based interventions into community, justice and emergency room settings where people with OUD seek help. NIH will study which interventions or combination of interventions work best in which communities and implement them.

Problem: Many patients who receive medications for OUD do not stay on treatment long enough to achieve long-term recovery.

Scientific solution: NIH HEAL Initiative awards target novel, longer-lasting and innovative treatments for OUD. This includes using immunotherapies to prevent relapse and overdose, extended-release formulations and reducing drug cravings to give patients more options to sustain their recovery.

Problem: There are different types of pain and people experience pain differently, but it is not known which treatments will work best for which patients.

Scientific solution: NIH HEAL Initiative research will advance our understanding of pain by identifying biomarkers, endpoints and signatures of pain conditions, as well as providing evidence-based non-addictive treatments for discrete pain conditions such as back painpost-surgical pain and pain in hemodialysis patients.

Problem: Clinicians need to ensure that their patients’ pain is under control while also balancing the risks of long-term opioid therapy.

Scientific solution: The initiative will develop non-addictive medications for pain and test new models of care in real world settings. This includes a controlled trial of acupuncture for chronic low back pain, with NIH working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to inform coverage determinations.

Problem: There is no national standard for care of infants born exposed to opioids.

Scientific solution: Research through the NIH HEAL Initiative will inform treatment guidelines for clinical care of infants who are exposed to opioids in the womb. Long-term studies of these infants will improve our understanding of pre- and post-natal opioid exposure on brain growth and development.  

“We need to ensure that people with chronic pain have effective treatment options that don’t expose them to the risk of opioids,” said Rebecca G. Baker, Ph.D., director, NIH HEAL Initiative. “Preventing opioid misuse and addiction through enhanced pain management and improving treatments for OUD and addiction are both critical parts of our trans-NIH response to the opioid crisis.”

Learn more about the NIH HEAL Initiative programs and awards, and the opioid crisis.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

Tokuyama Empowers Donates More Than $18,000 Worth of Products to Homeless Not Toothless

Posted on October 10, 2019

Tokuyama Empowers, Tokuyama Dental America’s corporate social responsibility program, is proud to donate more than $18,000 of dental products to Homeless Not Toothless. The nonprofit is committed to raising the pride and dignity of underserved children through quality and compassionate dental services. In particular, the focus of Homeless Not Toothless is on foster children; children living below the poverty line, in low-income areas, without insurance benefits.

With the donated products from Tokuyama Dental, Homeless Not Toothless will provide dental care to thousands of underserved children in the South Los Angeles area. South Los Angeles, Boyle Heights and Watts has been recognized as a low-income suburban area with lower educational attainment within its catchment (California Community Foundation). Dental care is lacking in this area and residents live below the poverty line.

With dental issues being the number one reason for absenteeism, Homeless Not Toothless is one solution to ensure children get to school and receive an education. Children who do not receive proper dental care are more likely to miss school than those who have preventative dental services.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates 51 million school hours are lost per year because of dental related illness, and children from lower income families are 12 times more likely to miss school due to dental problems.

“Underserved children face significant barriers to dental care. We are happy to partner with Homeless Not Toothless to address unmet dental needs that are hindering children from achieving their full potential.” said Masa Ogata, CEO of Tokuyama Dental America. 

Tokuyama Empowers, Tokuyama Dental America’s corporate social responsibility program, strives to increase access to dental care for underserved and uninsured populations by collaborating with nonprofits, free clinics, national and local associations, and volunteer dentists. Tokuyama Empowers supports its partners through product donations, enabling low-income people to receive the care they need to improve their health and quality of life.  

For more information, please contact Anna Mai at anna.mai@tokuyama-us.comor 1-877-378-3548.

Whip Mix Receives Philanthropist Award

Posted on October 10, 2019

Whip Mix Corporation was awarded the Corporate Philanthropist Award by Partners in Philanthropy, Louisville Business First's annual salute to local companies’ generosity and community service endeavors. Whip Mix was honored based on cash awards as well as volunteer hours to organizations including Metro United Way, Library Foundation, and the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry. Allen Steinbock, CEO, accepted the award on behalf of Whip Mix at the ceremony.



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