Registration Opens for AAED Meeting

Posted on July 22, 2016

Registration is open for the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), which will be held at the Monarch Beach Resort Hotel in Dana Point, California, from August 3-5.

Educational sessions will explore the meeting's theme, "Point Counterpoint: The Controversies & Innovations in Esthetic Dentistry." View the full program with session abstracts, speaker details, and more on the AAED's mobile-friendly platform at https://www.messageblocks.com/aaedam16.

The register for the meeting, go to http://www.estheticacademy.org/event/aaed2016.

Geistlich Biomaterials Launches Global Platform, “Sharing Success,” and Webinar Tour for Dental Professionals

Posted on July 21, 2016

Throughout 2016, Geistlich Biomaterials will be celebrating a triad of milestones that make us who we are. 20 years of Geistlich Bio-Gide®, 30 years of Geistlich Bio-Oss® and over 1,000 published studies demonstrating their clinical efficacy in practice. 

With these 3, comes our Jubilee! 

The history of Geistlich Biomaterials spans more than 160 years and is built on proud spirit of innovation and the pioneering achievements of its biomaterials. The Jubilee Anniversary for Geistlich has been focused on giving a voice to our partnering dental professional in sharing their regenerative experiences, knowledge and success. So in support of this celebration, Geistlich has established a website dedicated to celebrating the Jubilee and providing a global platform that encourages dental professionals in research and clinical practice to share their experiences and clinical cases using Geistlich biomaterials with the world. 

Be a part of it by visiting: www.geistlich-jubilee.com 

 

To date, hundreds of practitioners have supported in the “Sharing Success” campaign by submitting their best publications, clinical cases and inspiring statements involving Geistlich Biomaterials. At the conclusion of the Jubilee year, all contributions to the website will be reviewed and winners within each category will be chosen. Prizes include a feature on the Geistlich Jubilee Wall of Fame and a chance to win an Apple iPad. Nine iPads will be raffled, each installed with Geistlich’s Patient Information Package on Regenerative Dentistry. 

To further celebrate the Jubilee, Geistlich is hosting a Jubilee Webinar World Tour featuring 5 (five) educational webinars with leading clinicians from around the world. 

These webinars are FREE and interactive. 

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND 

• Anthony Sclar (USA) – Ridge Preservation 

• István Urbán (Hungary) – Sausage Technique 

Prof. Ki-Tae Koo (South Korea) – Ridge Preservation 

UPCOMING WEBINARS 

Dr. Paulo Fernando (Brazil) – Soft-Tissue Management 

September 15, 2016 at 6:00pm EDT 

Prof. Ronald Jung & Prof. Christoph Hämmerlee (Switzerland) - GBR Revisited 

October 20, 2016 at 1:00pm EDT 

Can’t make the live date? All of the webinars will also be available on-demand after the live date. 

We thank our customers for their collaboration, trust and above all…for the success we share. 

 

Jimenez Named AACD Accredited Fellow Member

Posted on July 21, 2016

Edgar Jimenez has been named an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is the 70th individual to achieve Fellowship in the Academy and only the sixth Accredited Fellow Laboratory Technician in the history of the AACD.

The purpose of Fellowship is to provide the highest level of achievement for members in accordance with the AACD's mission of education and excellence.

Jimenez began his career over 20 years ago as an in-office dental technician. During that time, he was able to partner with the practitioner and patient, which facilitated unparalleled treatment results. He also learned the importance of a total team approach, which he still practices today. Now Jimenez owns and operates a full service boutique lab, Edgar Jimenez Dental Studio, located in North Oaks, Minnesota where he specializes in full-mouth reconstruction and cosmetic smile design.

A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 2006, Jimenez has presented to university students in Cuba as part of the AACD’s University Outreach program, and he is an avid supporter of the AACD Charitable Foundation’s Give Back a Smile program.

“Mr. Jimenez’s commitment to responsible esthetics and cosmetic dentistry is undeniable with his most recent achievement as an AACD Accredited Fellow,” said AACD Fellowship Chair Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD. “Our Accredited Fellow members must complete one of the most rigorous, yet life-changing journeys of their career—and of their lives.”

He will be honored for this achievement at AACD 2017 in Las Vegas on April 21, 2017.

S-Ray Announces a “Testing the Waters” Campaign

Posted on July 20, 2016

S-Ray Incorporated announced that it has launched on its website a "Testing the Waters" campaign at: http://s-rayinc.com/invest.

The campaign is intended to gauge potential investor interest in a going public transaction – an IPO via Regulation A Plus Tier II. S-Ray is measuring public support for a possible offering by targeting the general investment and dental industry communities as well as socially responsible investors as it seeks to raise up to $50 million of additional capital to support growth strategies and operational goals. S-Ray’s intention is to file a Regulation A Plus with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) once the "Testing the Waters" campaign reaches the threshold of $1 million.

In the past, only qualified investors, venture capitalists, and private equity firms had the opportunity to invest via special securities in private-to-public transactions. This changed in June 2015 with the passage of the JOBS Act in April 2012 and the SEC's release of the regulations governing the new rules.

S-Ray intends to participate in these new rules under Regulation A Plus Tier II. But before any investment into a Regulation A Plus offering can occur, the company must first qualify its potential offering with Federal regulators and launch its "Testing the Waters" campaign to gauge market interest. The campaign will target potential investors through email, social media campaigns and by inviting investors to participate.

“We have been anticipating the next major steps of growth for our company,” said Steve Baird, S-Ray Incorporated’s CEO. “So we welcome the possibilities afforded by an IPO via Regulation A Plus Tier II.”

No money or other consideration is being solicited in S-Ray’s “Testing the Waters” campaign, and, if sent, in response, it will not be accepted. Offers to buy securities cannot be accepted, and no sales of securities will be made or commitment to purchase accepted until qualification of the offering statement by the SEC and the approval of any other required government or regulatory agency. An indication of interest made by a prospective investor is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. No offer of securities will be made without a qualified offering circular.

Any eventual Regulation A Plus offering will be presented to investors in the order they participate in the "Testing the Waters" campaign. Potential investors can indicate their interest in the campaign at S-Ray’s dedicated webpage:  http://s-rayinc.com/invest/testing-the-waters-campaign/testing-the-waters-campaign-potential-investors/.

 

Kool Smiles Offers $5,000-Scholarship to Contest Winner

Posted on July 20, 2016

ATLANTA – Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, has announced its first annual My Kool Smiles Scholarship Fund essay contest, sponsored by the Benevis Foundation. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one eligible U.S. student who submits the winning essay response to the question, “How can dental health contribute to the well-being of families and children?”

The dental health essay contest runs from July 18 to September 30, 2016. Students may apply online at https://mykoolsmiles.com/l/scholarship.

“Kool Smiles created this scholarship fund as a way to support talented students who are passionate about making a difference in dental care,” said Dr. Dale Mayfield, Chief Dental Officer for Kool Smiles. “Our 2016 essay question reflects the idea that dental health can impact so much more than a child’s smile. We look forward to reading what students have to say about this important topic.”

The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student whose essay on dental health demonstrates clarity of content, originality, creativity and persuasiveness. Essay submissions will be evaluated by a panel of Kool Smiles dentists and staff.

In addition to the essay, eligible students must complete and submit an online application by September 30, 2016. The winner will be announced on November 15, 2016.

Applicants must either be in the final year of high school, enrolled as an undergraduate, or a graduate student in an accredited U.S. institution. Students must be considered in academic "Good Standing" at their current institution, with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent). Applicants should carefully review the scholarship program Official Rules to be sure they qualify.

For more information about the My Kool Smiles Scholarship Fund, please visit https://mykoolsmiles.com/l/scholarship.


About Kool Smiles

Kool Smiles is dedicated to creating a world of happy, healthy smiles. As a leading dental care provider, Kool Smiles’ mission is to improve lives by providing high quality dental care in a fun, compassionate environment. Kool Smiles dentists are proud to offer care to kids and adults with almost any insurance plan, including State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP), Medicaid and Tricare. Kool Smiles, with support from the Benevis Foundation, also provides oral health education programs through partnerships with community schools and organizations. For more information, please visit www.mykoolsmiles.com.

 

Dentists Providing Free Healthcare to Holocaust Survivors are Honored

Posted on July 20, 2016

MELVILLE, NY, July 20, 2016 – Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) joined the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity’s (AO) Columbus, Ohio, chapter in recognizing 13 area oral health professionals for their participation in a program that provides free dental care to Holocaust survivors in need.

The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program was launched in November 2014 in response to the White House’s call to action to help Holocaust survivors age with dignity and respect. To date, the program has provided free oral care to more than 200 economically vulnerable Holocaust survivors across North America, including more than a dozen in Columbus.

The participating dentists were honored at a recent reception hosted by Jewish Family Services in Columbus. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) congratulated the honorees, AO, and Henry Schein Cares in a Certificate of Commendation presented at the reception.

“The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program’s impact would not be possible without the dedicated dental professionals who so generously give their time and talent to serving the oral health needs of Holocaust survivors,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “Henry Schein stands proudly with the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity to honor and thank the Columbus chapter for its commitment to this deserving group of people.”

The initiative provides care to people identified by the network of Jewish Family and Children’s Service agencies or other identified partner organizations, as well as people of any faith who were victims of Nazi persecution and meet the program’s other eligibility requirements. In addition to financial need, patient participation is prioritized by three critical factors: the elimination of pain, restoration of function, and lack of dental coverage. Participating clinicians determine each patient’s scope of care.

This program fills a critical need for many of the 120,000 Holocaust survivors living in the U.S., one quarter of whom live in poverty. Survivors often have special oral health needs, as many suffered from prolonged nutritional deprivation and had little to no dental care access as children during World War II. The program currently operates in 15 geographies, including Columbus, Chicago, New York City, the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Atlanta, Calgary, Los Angeles, Winnipeg, and Dallas.

“Participating in the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program has been an incredible experience for our members and we have learned so much from the Holocaust survivors we have treated,” said Dr. Shaun Rotenberg, Ambassador of AO’s Columbus chapter. “It is our honor to help them in whatever manner we can, and we look forward to continuing to participate in this wonderful program.”

Dentists honored at the event were: Kevin Albert, Anny Almasanu, Brad Blair, Aaron Carroll, Katie Carroll, Marc Hollander, Fredric Kaufman, Brad Kripke, Mark Levy, Shaun Rotenberg, Rob Steiner, Jeff Tilson, and Eric Zidel.

“Alpha Omega’s Columbus chapter has shown that kindness and charity can have an incredible impact on the health and happiness of people in need,” said program Co-Chair and AO Past International President Dr. Avi Wurman, DDS. “These oral health practitioners have helped Holocaust survivors eat without pain and smile proudly, and we thank them for upholding the ideals to which Alpha Omega’s members aspire.”

The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program has received generous financial support from The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation and the Curt C. & Else Silberman Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., Bedford Health Care Solutions, The Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, Inc., the Wagner Family

Foundation, and the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.

Please watch this video for more information about the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program.


About Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity

The Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (AO) is the oldest international Jewish dental and medical organization. Founded in 1907 at the University of Maryland School of Dental Medicine, AO has expanded into an international community of dental professionals who are guided by the tenets of professionalism, fraternalism, and commitment to Judaic values.

With over 100 alumni and student chapters in 10 countries, AO members embrace the spirit of Tikkun Olam, or healing the world through charitable endeavors. As healers, our members strive to make their communities better. For more information, please contact Heidi Weber, AO Executive Director, at hweber@ao.org.


About Henry Schein Cares

Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.

Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of “doing well by doing good.” Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. “Helping Health Happen Blog” is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.


About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs nearly 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million customers.

The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter. 

Nash Institute for Dental Learning Launches New Website

Posted on July 20, 2016

The Nash Institute for Dental Learning, Charlotte, North Carolina, launched its new website www.thenashinstitute.com. The new website features information about the Nash Institute, background data about Dr. Ross Nash and Debra Englehardt-Nash, the Institute’s founders, and schedules for upcoming Institute events. The new website will be adding CE courses that can be taken online. Visitors to the website will be able to register for all of the Institute’s current course offerings.

“The new website puts all of our information in one place,” stated Dr. Nash. “It will make it much easier for our course attendees to find the particular course that matches their current need.”

The Nash Institute for Dental Learning offers unique training in both the clinical and business aspects of dentistry with expert instructors, and offers exciting information to help course attendees provide better care, increase practice revenue, and have more satisfying careers.

For more information please go to: www.thenashinstitute.com or call (704)-895-7660.

“Go for the Gold” at SIROWORLD’s Fun Run

Posted on July 20, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 15, 2016)- Dentsply Sirona, Inc., The Dental Solutions Company™, will host a fun run on the morning of Friday, Aug. 12, as well as an ultimate closing party to celebrate the successful close of the very first SIROWORLD meeting on Saturday evening, Aug. 13.

SIROWORLD: The Ultimate Dental Meeting will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, from Aug. 11-13, and the comprehensive educational content along with the fitness activities and entertainment events planned continue to impress.

Attendees can “Go for the Gold” at SIROWORLD’s fun run in the spirit of the Summer Olympics kicking off next month. Starting at 6 a.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Aug. 12, SIROWORLD attendees are encouraged to sport their favorite country’s colors and go for the gold! (Or silver, or bronze or breakfast burrito.)

The run will start at the outdoor terrace and span around the Rosen Shingle Creek property twice for a total of 2.5 miles. This is a fun run, so it is not a timed event and participants are encouraged to complete the run at their own pace.

“Hundreds of attendees showed up in rockin’ costumes for the Hair Band 5k during CEREC 30 in Las Vegas and we’re hoping to surpass those numbers for the fun run in Orlando!” said Group Senior Vice President of the U.S. Commercial Organization Michael Augins.

After a meeting filled with robust educational content, group fun-fitness activities and jaw-dropping entertainment from stars like Jerry Seinfeld and OneRepublic, let’s GLOW crazy and celebrate the wrap of SIROWORLD at the Ultimate Glow Party!

Party goers will head to the Gatlin ballroom inside the Rosen Shingle Creek at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening in their brightest neon dress (or brightest whites) and party the night away under a sea of black lights with Dentsply Sirona. The party will feature everything from glow sticks, glow tattoos, glow jewelry and more for attendees to help complete their outfits and transcend the evening into a glowing dance party.

Popular local band Hot Property will perform popular hits from the 60s through today’s hits. (If you loved the band at our Superheroes of Dentistry party during Chicago Midwinter, Maggie Speaks, then Hot Property will blow you away!) Additionally, a DJ will spin and have party goers going hard in the (glow) paint during the band’s breaks.

Beer and wine, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served during the party; however, guests are encouraged to grab a bite before attending the ultimate closing party.

Exclusive VIP sections are available to those who upgraded to VIP registration. VIP registration and upgrades are available until Friday, July 15.

This glowing gathering goes until midnight, so attendees are welcome to join the fun at any point. Don’t miss the ultimate closing party of the ultimate dental meeting. Join Dentsply Sirona, along with thousands of other dental professionals, in Orlando to attend the inaugural SIROWORLD: The Ultimate Dental Meeting.

To register, visit www.siroworld.com. For any questions, contact our SIROWORLD help desk by emailing SIROWORLD@sirona.com or calling 1-844.GO2-SIRO (1-844-462-7476).

 

Core3daCADemy Launches Digital Dentistry Certification Program

Posted on July 20, 2016

Core3daCADemy® announced the launch of its new Digital Dentistry Certification Webinar Program. Available to registered participants on demand (i.e., to watch on-line at your convenience via personalized password), the Program is organized into “Units” of three one hour Webinars focusing on a particular topic.

Unlike other programs that often seem to assume participants have been in the digital field for years, the Core3daCADemy® Digital Dentistry Certification Program has been specifically designed to provide the beginning and intermediate digital technician with an easily navigable road map to scanning and digital design success. Designed by dental technicians for dental technicians, participants won’t learn how to use the tools - they'll learn why they are using them and how they fit into the digital workflow, from the grassroots up.

The Program will launch with “Unit 1: A Beginner’s Guide to Digital Scan and Design Success”, to be available for viewing as of September 5, 2016. The first Webinar in this Unit, “Digital Dentistry 101 - The Basics”, sets a firm foundation by developing an understanding of Case and Material selection in a digital environment. Then it lays out the core concepts of CAD/CAM basics in a clear manner that ensures there are no holes, or skipped gradients, in applying that foundation. The program builds through the next two Webinars “Digital Dentistry 102 - Scanning with Ease” and “Digital Dentistry 103– Effective Digital Design” with practical explanations, examples, systems, tips and tricks in the specific areas of scanning and design that lead to optimal final restorations.

On completion of each Unit, participants will be fully Core3daCADemy certified in the basics of Digital Dentistry in that area of concentration – and will receive an official Certificate of Completion. Three (3) CE Credits are also available for each Unit as well. The cost is $99.00 per Unit (including all three of the Webinar courses).

Unit 2 of the Program (due for release later in 2016) will cover “Digital Crown & Bridge Techniques”. Unit 2 accelerates productivity and performance through specialized instruction in the digital design and fabrication of crown and bridge restorations (covering Single Unit Design, Designing Multiple Units, and Designing Bridges) with emphasis on the techniques and tools available through 3Shape.

Please contact Emily Bradley at ebradley@core3dcentres-na.com with questions or for more information on Unit 1, Unit 2 or the Digital Dentistry Certification Program overall.

 Comprehensive on-screen instruction

 

Watch the Webinars at your convenience.

 

Clear, detailed technique explanations.

NYU College of Dentistry Announces State-of-the-Art Endodontic Clinical Suite

Posted on July 19, 2016

Announced at Gala Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of NYU College of Dentistry’s Quartararo Department of Endodontics

New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), in collaboration with Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, is proud to announce a new, fully equipped endodontic clinical suite that will employ the most advanced educational and patient care technologies available. Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYU Dentistry, announced this collaboration on June 15, at a gala in Manhattan celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, the oldest department of endodontics in the nation. In recognition of this partnership, the new clinical suite will be named the Dentsply Sirona Endodontic Clinical Suite.

Dean Bertolami said, “NYU College of Dentistry is grateful to Dentsply Sirona for its commitment to advancing excellence in endodontic education, research, and patient care. With our new state-of-the-art facility, NYU will have one of the most sophisticated endodontic clinical suites in the nation, thus ensuring our ability to provide the finest endodontic education and to help alleviate patients’ suffering in a manner that reflects truly patient-centered care.”

The clinical suite will feature a fully-integrated computer network with best-practice case management software, along with a fully equipped, state-of-the-art surgical suite; fully equipped restorative and endodontic treatment centers; intraoral digital X-ray stations; state-of-the-art endodontic motors; ultrasonic units; intraoral sensors; and a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanner, utilizing state-of-the-art scanning technology to produce 3-D images of teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan.

Jeffrey T. Slovin, CEO of Dentsply Sirona, said, “Dentsply Sirona believes that our next generation of endodontists and general practitioners should have the opportunity to learn in the most innovative training facilities with the latest technology available. We couldn’t be more excited to enter into this collaboration with the NYU College of Dentistry, one of the most advanced dental schools in the world, and thereby continue to support the profession through research and education.”

Dean Bertolami added, “It is altogether fitting that we announce this collaboration at the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the department of endodontics at NYU, as it ensures that the department will continue to play a leadership role in endodontic specialty training in the future as it has in the past.”

The suite will also house two full-time continuing education programs, the Advanced Programs for International Dentists in comprehensive care and in esthetics. Construction on the suite has begun, and NYU Dentistry plans to open the Dentsply Sirona Endodontic Clinical Suite in early September 2016.

About NYU College of Dentistry

Founded in 1865, New York University College of Dentistry is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYU College of Dentistry has a significant global reach with a highly diverse student body. Visit http://dental.nyu.edu for more.

About Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands.  As The Dental Solutions Company, Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. Visit www.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.

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