ConnectDental Pavilion at GNYDM: The Next Step In Digital Dentistry

Posted on November 25, 2015

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, will unveil at the Greater New York Dental (GNYDM) Meeting the Henry Schein ConnectDental® Pavilion, which brings together for the first time the industry's broadest array of open solutions designed to help any practice or laboratory enter the digital age.

For practitioners considering integrating digital technology solutions into their practice or laboratory, the Pavilion provides a full suite of innovative, integrated solutions, services and support, as well as global experts who have successfully incorporated digital dentistry and experienced increased efficiency and enhanced patient care. Click here for a schedule of experts appearing at the Pavilion.

Debuting for the first time at the GNYDM meeting, which takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from November 27 - December 2, the Henry Schein ConnectDental Pavilion is designed to educate and encourage practitioners to harness the power of digital dental technology for the benefit of the patient and the practice. The Pavilion will showcase open-architecture solutions ranging from digital intraoral scanners, milling and printing devices and materials, to Conebeam 3D imaging, practice management and digital laboratory solutions. Visitors to the Pavilion will also see how Henry Schein's "Practice Analysis Tool" can help identify tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of a practice. In addition, the "ConnectDental Cafe" located within the Pavilion will offer a comfortable spot for visitors to engage with visiting industry experts to learn how these visionaries have incorporated these digital solutions into their practice to deliver an enhanced patient experience. 

"Two years ago, Henry Schein unveiled its vision for the future of digital dentistry, and we have made great progress in realizing that vision, most recently through our ConnectDental solution," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. "ConnectDental is a patient-centric model that delivers a complete solution, which represents a transformational change in the dental community. The Henry Schein ConnectDental Pavilion reinforces our mission and commitment to focus on practice care, so that our customers can focus on patient care."  

The Pavilion includes a number of Henry Schein's valued supplier partners offering digital dental solutions, and also displays a variety of key products and services. 3M, 3Shape, 360imaging, Bego, Custom Milling Center (CMC), Dental Wings, DDX®, Dentrix®, Glidewell Laboratories, iSy® by Camlog, Ivoclar Vivadent, KaVo Kerr Group, Katana, Planmeca, VHF and Zirlux® are among those highlighted in the Pavilion.

"Relationships founded on trust with our customers and supplier partners lie at the heart of ConnectDental," said Jim Breslawski, President, Henry Schein, Inc., and CEO, Global Dental Group.  "The supplier partners of ConnectDental represent the vanguard of the digital dental era.  All of us at Henry Schein are proud to represent their products in the marketplace and to demonstrate their significant benefits to our customers." 

Reinforcing that the first step into digital dentistry is through ConnectDental, the Henry Schein ConnectDental Pavilion is located just steps away from the Crystal Palace entrance to the Javits Center on the main floor outside the Exhibit Hall. More than 53,000 people are expected to attend the meeting.

"As the largest dental meeting in the United States, the Greater New York Dental Meeting is the ideal location to unveil this exciting new Pavilion," said Dr. Robert Gottlander, Vice President, Global Prosthetic Solutions for Henry Schein, Inc. "The Pavilion is a wonderful educational engagement environment for digital dentistry and a great gateway into the larger world of Henry Schein's offering, represented in our main booth in the Exhibit Hall.  It is a must-see for practitioners interested in the significant benefits that digital dentistry can provide to their patients." Click here to view Dr. Gottlander speak about the Henry Schein ConnectDental Pavilion.

In addition to the Pavilion, the full line of Henry Schein's dental offering is showcased at several booths throughout the GNYDM Exhibit Hall, including Equipment/Technology (#4225), Henry Schein ProRepair (#4431), Merchandise / Exclusives (#4636), Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions (#4633), Henry Schein Practice Solutions (#4627), Zirlux and Digital Materials (#4330), Glove Club (#2405) and Henry Schein Dental Surgical Solutions/Camlog (#4230).

OSHA Seeks Public Comment As It Updates Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

Posted on November 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking public comment on an updated version of its voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. First published in 1989, the guidelines are being updated to reflect modern technology and practices.

These guidelines are intended to help employers establish health and safety management plans at their workplaces. Key principles include finding and fixing hazards before they cause injury or illness, and making sure that workers have a voice in safety and health.

The updated guidelines should be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized businesses. They also address ways in which multiple employers at the same worksite can coordinate efforts to make sure all workers are protected.

"The goal of safety and health management is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. "Employers who embrace these guidelines will experience lower injury and illness rates, and their progress in improving the safety culture at their worksites will contribute to higher productivity, reduced costs and greater worker satisfaction."

For more information and to review the draft guidelines and provide comment, visit OSHA's Safety and Health Program Management webpage. Comments will be accepted until Feb. 15, 2016. Comments can also be posted directly to using Docket #OSHA-2015-0018.

The guidelines are advisory only and do not create any new legal obligations or alter existing obligations created by OSHA standards or regulations.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit

Source: U.S. Department of Labor


Save the Date: Oral Health America's 26th Gala on February 24

Posted on November 25, 2015


Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | Navy Pier, Chicago | Black Tie Attire

Hosted at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier, this highly anticipated evening event that kicks off the Chicago Midwinter Meeting will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing, as well as a silent auction and raffle. The Mardi Gras Redux also heralds Oral Health America’s (OHA) return to this spectacular landmark during its centennial year.

Proceeds provide an investment in OHA's mission. Your support will connect communities to resources to solve problems and raise awareness about the importance of oral health's impact on overall health. OHA’s programs serving children and older adults have grown through support received from this annual event. Please plan to participate in Mardi Gras Redux and commit to making a difference in the oral health of all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. 

Purchase tickets here.

SciCan Introduces VistaPure Walter Filtration System

Posted on November 24, 2015

Canonsburg, PA – SciCan has set the benchmark for sterilization and instrument reprocessing technology. For more than 20 years SciCan has been developing and manufacturing highly innovative infection control products that address the need for versatility, flexibility, and efficiency in today’s environments.

SciCan, partnering with Vista Research, is proud to announce the VistaPure, a specialized water filtration for STATIM Cassette Autoclaves, Bravo Fractionated Vacuum Sterilizers, HYDRIM Instrument Washers, ultrasonic cleaners, dental bottles, and other select autoclaves and instrument washers.

VistaPure provides two grades of high-quality water for the ultimate in convenience. The system connects directly to the city water supply and sends purified water exactly where you need it in

the steri-center for easy, on-demand use.


• Easy To Use: VistaPure’s handheld, point-and-shoot wand makes it easy for anyone to fill autoclaves, no matter where they’re located. And the system’s mounted faucet makes it easy to fill Dental Unit bottles over a sink. We will also offer unique “automatic water filling control” options for our STATIM and Bravo sterilizers along with our HYDRIM final rinse options.

• Convenient: VistaPure provides a high volume of ready-to-use water, on demand. Its large 4.25-gallon storage tank means you don’t need to wait for deionization and R/O processes to take place.

• Consistent: Each VistaPure features an in-line TDS meter that monitors water quality—and also makes it easy to know when it’s time to replace your filters.

For more information on SciCan complete line of infection control products and accessories please visit our website at


Ultradent Raises 341,036 lbs. of Food for Utah Food Bank

Posted on November 24, 2015

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, November 24, 2015–Ultradent Products, Inc. held its annual food drive this year, promoted with an “Ironman” theme, as the company aimed to raise as much food and money for the Utah Food Bank as possible within a three-day intensive push. Within those three days, Ultradent was able to raise $85,263, which translates to 341,036 lbs. of food that will help feed needy people and hungry families this holiday season and throughout the year. This annual food drive has become a cherished and much looked-forward to tradition for Ultradent employees and their families, who have each year, stretched to help give back to those around them less fortunate. Throughout its history with the Utah Food Bank, Ultradent has helped raise 1.2 million pounds of food since the tradition began in 2011, though often times splitting their donations between the Utah Food Bank and victims of world tragedy, such as those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Donations for Ultradent’s 2015 food drive were raised through numerous opportunity drawings, bake/pop-up boutique sales, several “Food Truck Friday” events, and a charitable golf tournament, all organized by company employees. Ultradent presented a check for $85,263 to the CEO of the Utah Food Bank on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

Dr. Fischer, Ultradent’s president and CEO, attributes his enthusiasm for the food drive to lessons he learned as a young boy. He says, “My grandfather taught me as a young boy that it is only with an open hand that one has the ability to receive.”

About Ultradent Products, Inc.

Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s mission is to improve the level of dental health care and to make dental procedures more predictable and hassle free. Consistent with its mission, Ultradent 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

Daymond John, Star from ABC's "Shark Tank," to Speak at SIROWORLD Kick-off Event

Posted on November 24, 2015

Charlotte, NC - Sirona Dental, Inc., the company that pioneered digital dentistry, announced today that award-winning business executive and star of ABC's "Shark Tank", Daymond John will speak at Sirona's SIROWORLD Celebration kick-off event scheduled Nov. 29th during the Greater New York Dental Meeting.

This SIROWORLD Celebration event, the first of several events leading up to the annual event in Orlando in August 2016, will take place at The TimesCenter, located in the heart of New York's vibrant Times Square at 242 W. 41st St. between 7th and 8th Avenues.  Mr. John will discuss his path to success and key concepts in becoming a connoisseur in one's own practice.  Attendees will gain in-depth insight into how personal brand affects all aspects of life, including personal branding and the branding of your dental practice, products and concepts.

"Consistently, Sirona strives to provide dental products that improve the patient experience and benefit the practice lifestyle," said Sirona Dental, Inc. President Michael Augins.  "It makes sense that we would also give dental professionals the business tools needed to enhance their brand and product offerings to further their success.  Daymond John has proved himself as an innovator in industry and a formidable business mogul whose insight will motivate and inspire attendees."

Additionally, Dr. Mike DiTolla will discuss the latest technology advancements in dentistry, and Fred Joyal of 1-800-DENTIST will share how dentists can take their current social media strategy, tactics and implementation to the next level of customer engagement, profitability and ROI.

"SIROWORLD members need a wide variety of skills, both clinical and in business," said Augins.  "Not only will attendees walk away with business techniques to improve their practice, they will also leave the event with information that will help them increase practice productivity and tips to successfully use social media to further enhance their dental practice."

For more details on SIROWORLD membership and information, please visit or contact your Patterson representative.

Sirona to Host Superheroes of Dentistry Party at 2016 Chicago Dental Society Meeting

Posted on November 24, 2015

Charlotte, NC (November 17, 2015) - It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Sirona hosting yet another epic event!

Sirona Dental, Inc., the leading manufacturer of innovative dental technology, is hosting a superheroes-themed party at the House of Blues on Feb. 26, 2016, in Chicago during the 2016 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.  This party is a membership benefit of SIROWORLD, Sirona's new event-based community.

After saving the day, attendees are encouraged to emulate their favorite superheroes by dressing up in tights, capes and masks to celebrate into the night at Sirona's Superheroes of Dentistry party.

"Sirona is known for throwing incredible parties and this party will be no different," said Sirona Dental, Inc. President Michael Augins.  "At the CEREC 30th Anniversary Celebration in Las Vegas, Sirona hosted the Party Like a Rockstar event in which attendees arrived in their best rock star attire to a club filled with 10 foot laser robots and acrobats swinging from the ceiling!  At the Superheroes of Dentistry event, we will have more surprises in store for our SIROWORLD community members as our Dental Superheroes party the night away at one of Chicago's most famous venues, the House of Blues."

All SIROWORLD members are invited to join in on this epic night of superhero action.  Membership into SIROWORLD includes access to parties like this; along with SIROWORLD's educational events held at major U.S. trade shows like the Greater New York dental meeting and the CDA South meeting in Anaheim, California.  The highlight of SIROWORLD membership is our inaugural SIROWORLD Celebration in Orlando, Florida where entertainment and education collide at digital dentistry's premiere event.

During these educational events, members can speak to leading experts in the field of digital dentistry and compare stories with fellow members about the technologies that have helped integrate his/her practice into the digital age.

A wise (spider)man once said, "With great power, comes great responsibility." It's in Sirona's power to continue throwing legendary events, and it's your responsibility to join us in the festivities!

Register for Superheroes of Dentistry here.

Morgano Installed as ACP Membership Director

Posted on November 24, 2015

CHICAGO, Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steven M. Morgano, DMD, FACP, has been elected as membership director Northeast Region 1 to the board of directors of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Morgano was sworn in at the Annual Awards & Presidents Dinner during the 45th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists held in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.

Dr. Steven M. Morgano received his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He completed a General Practice Residency program at Philadelphia General Hospital and received his specialty certificate in prosthodontics from the Hines Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Morgano is professor and chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (certified 1984) and former professor and director of the Division of Postdoctoral Prosthodontics at Boston University School of Dental Medicine, from 1996 to 2014.

Dr. Morgano has been a member of the American College of Prosthodontists since he graduated from his postdoctoral prosthodontic program in 1979. From 2006-2008, he served as president of the Massachusetts section of the ACP, and from 2008- 2011 he served as the alternate regional director of the Northeast Region of the ACP.

"It will be a pleasure to work with the four existing Northeast sections over the next four years – Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Maine is planning on forming a fifth Northeast section, which is great news," Dr. Morgano said. 

3Shape, DENTSPLY Team Up for Implant Solution

Posted on November 24, 2015

Copenhagen - 3Shape Dental System™ CAD/CAM software users can now design and manufacture dental restorations using TitaniumBase EV for ASTRA TECH Implant System EV.

3Shape and DENTSPLY Implants have teamed up to enable access from within 3Shape Dental System software to the TitaniumBase EV implant solution workflow and original library files. The integration allows 3Shape users to also design and locally mill the implant ceramic component from the TitaniumBase EV restoration using lithium disilicate, zirconia, or the material of their choice.

The TitaniumBase EV implant solution combines a screw-retained designable ceramic component with the titanium abutment. Dental technicians can use 3Shape Dental System to design and tailor the ceramic component specifically for each restorative case as well as locally mill it. The integration enables 3Shape users to work directly with original components for ASTRA TECH Implant System EV.

“We are excited to add TitaniumBase EV components to the implant solutions now available with Dental System,” says Flemming Thorup, CEO at 3Shape. “Providing easy access to innovative implant systems like ASTRA TECH Implant System EV makes it easier for dental professionals to work with the solutions they’re most comfortable with and choose what’s best for the patient.”

Björn Delin, DDS, Vice President Global Platform Implant Systems at DENTSPLY Implants, continues, “We look forward to the collaboration with 3Shape, as it enables the dental professional to improve the digital workflow in the dental laboratory.”

Dental laboratories access implant systems such as ASTRA TECH Implant System EV, from within Dental System software. The respective implant solution files are then used for implant planning and the CAD/CAM design and manufacture of dental restorations.

American Academy of Implant Dentistry Inducts 75 New Credentialed Members

Posted on November 23, 2015

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) inducted 75 new Associate Fellows and Fellows into the Academy at its recently concluded 64th Annual Meeting. This brings the total number of current AAID credentialed members to over 1,000. The Academy is the only organization recognized by the U.S. Federal and State Courts as having a bona fide implant dentistry credentialing program.

The AAID credential serves as a patient's assurance that a doctor performing dental implants has education, training, experience, and competence in implant dentistry to be considered an dental implant expert. AAID credentialed dentists include general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, and oral surgeons who perform surgical and/or restorative procedures. AAID Credentialed members have:

• Demonstrated qualifications, knowledge, skills and competence in implant dentistry

• Completed 300 or more hours of postdoctoral or continuing education related to implant dentistry

• Trained in dental implant process, including diagnosis and surgical placement of dental implants and/or the restoration of teeth

• Attained national standards of education and practice in oral implantology 

A list of the newly credentialed implant dentists can be found here.

Established in 1951, the AAID is the only dental implant organization that offers credentials recognized by state and federal courts as being bona fide. Its membership, which exceeds 5,000, includes general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists from across the United States and in more than 60 other countries.

For more information about the AAID and its credentialed members, visit or or call the AAID at 312-335-1550. 

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