Mydent International Supports National Children's Oral Health Foundation

Posted on September 25, 2014

HAUPPAUGE, NY:  September 19, 2014 — Mydent International will be donating a variety of dental supplies to the National Children's Oral Health Foundation’s upcoming Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Silent Auction.  Proceeds from the event will go toward helping children in need of dental care.

Mydent’s donations include DEFEND Krazy Cone Face Masks, Pit and Fissure Sealant, Prophy Paste, Prophy Angles, Patient Bibs and Bite Registration Material.  These items will be auctioned to dentists across the country.

Running  November 1- 24, 2014, the Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Silent Auction is designed to raise awareness of pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and eliminating this preventable disease from future generations.

In addition to this donation, Mydent International proudly supports Autism Speaks, the nation's largest and most effective autism science and advocacy organization. 

Mydent International is dedicatedto fully maintaining its brand promise: "To provide the healthcare professional with the highest quality infection control products, disposables, preventativesand impression materials at affordable prices, supported by superior service and 100% Customer Satisfaction."DEFEND. Works Better.  Lasts Longer.  Costs Less.  For more information on Mydent International and the DEFEND brand of products, call 800-275-0020, or visit www.defend.com.

TV Program Showcases NSK Dental

Posted on September 19, 2014

BOCA RATON, FL – September 19, 2014: In an upcoming in-depth look at new age dental technology, Eiichi Nakanishi, president and CEO of Kanuma, Japan-based NSK Dental, discusses his strategic outlook for the company.   In addition, 21st Century Television host Jackie Bales interviews Rob Gochoel, Director of Sales and Marketing for NSK’s Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based U.S. operations, about the company’s customer-focused product innovation. The program will air on Bloomberg Television on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Check your local listings for airtimes.

NSK Dental was founded in 1930 by Mr. Nakanishi’s grandfather, a Japanese inventor who saw the value in developing high-quality precision tools incorporating cutting edge technology. At a time when technology was still very new, he had the vision to see beyond the present and anticipate what it could mean for the dental industry. 

According to Mr. Gochoel, the employees of NSK Dental work hard to achieve their corporate mission by contributing to the health and well-being of their customers with affordable, high-quality products.  He also stated that NSK’s goal is to deliver innovative products that set the standard for positive change in the industry, and that the company’ primary concern is with the welfare of the dental professionals who use these products, and with the patients of these professionals.  He noted that NSK has made substantial improvements in their production facilities over the past few years, and now has over 150 computer-operated machines and an extensive testing facility. He added that 90% of NSK’s production was now done "in house," which helps ensure the exceptional quality of their operations.

The program focuses on one of the biggest challenges in modern dentistry: the fact that people who want to save money due to the present economy often make dental visits one of the first things they cut.  NSK is striving to address that challenge by offering cutting-edge products that offer both patients and the modern dental practitioner state-of-the-art tools of the trade that enhance productivity and

While NSK Dental is currently the world's largest manufacturer of modern dental hand-pieces, it is not currently number one in the U.S.  The company hopes to change that by informing U.S. based dental professionals about how its products can enhance their practice and their patient care.

The show also reviews the instruments created by NSK Dental and lets viewers examine them up close to see how they have been engineered to  be the best drills in the dental industry. NSK Dental prides itself on an inventive culture that allowed it to develop the first 45 degree angled head and the first 2-way spray function in the innovative drill known as the "T1-Max Z."

JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for 21st Century Television states, "This program reveals the cutting edge technology behind the scenes by a brilliant Japanese company, NSK Dental, which promises to revolutionize the dental industry and improve quality dental care for years to come. We’re excited to have them join us on 21st Century Television"

To learn more about NSK Dental, please tune in to Bloomberg Television on September 20 2014.  Check your local listings for airtimes. For more information about NSK Dental, visit www.nskdental.com

Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers

Posted on September 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents and children in troubled families, where violence and verbal aggression are a common part of the daily landscape, tend to have more cavities and missing teeth, a new study suggests.

New York University researchers found that parents with worse oral health often had partners who were more verbally or physically hostile to them. And children whose mothers were emotionally aggressive to their fathers also had more decayed, missing or filled teeth.

Family oral health may suffer because "noxious" behaviors such as hitting, kicking, insults and threats create an emotional environment that undermines organized routines such as regular tooth brushing or promotes stress eating, according to the study, published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

"There's a pretty good history in the [medical] literature of lousy family environments being associated with bad health, so I guess our findings aren't surprising in that regard," said study author Michael Lorber. He's director of developmental research for the Family Translational Research Group at NYU's College of Dentistry.

"We had a really consistent set of findings that the more your partner is nasty to you, the more lesions are on your teeth," Lorber added.

Aggression is shockingly common in American families, with 90 percent of families in a 2005 study reporting parent-to-child aggression, couple aggression or both, the study authors said.

For the new study, Lorber and his colleagues analyzed 135 married or cohabiting heterosexual couples and their elementary school-aged children. They were mostly white, with an average annual income of $100,000.

Dental hygienists determined the number of decayed, missing or filled teeth through oral examinations, and subjective oral health was measured through questionnaires completed by both parents and children.

Parents also completed questionnaires about physical and emotional aggression between partners and between parents and children, along with harsh discipline. Additionally, observers rated the couples' hostile behavior in laboratory interactions.

On average, women had 3.5 additional dental cavities and men had 5.3 additional cavities for every above-average statistical increase in their partners' noxious behavior toward them, the investigators found. Children had an average of 1.9 additional cavities for every above-average increase in their mothers' emotional aggression toward their partners.

Lorber noted that in addition to disrupting healthy eating and oral health routines, noxious family environments may also impact the immune system, potentially leading to greater tooth decay.

"Maybe if you're fighting like cats and dogs, you're neglecting your teeth ... or eating more sugar and carbs," he said. "Certainly the immune system is also known not to function as well in hostile families. It's another way the family environment might impact oral health."

However, the study authors pointed out that their findings do not prove that toxic family behaviors cause poor oral health.

Dr. Jane Gillette, a dental researcher and dentist in private practice in Bozeman, Mont., said dentists could view poor oral health among their patients as a sign of a dysfunctional family dynamic.

"There are lots of ways we can intervene as health practitioners. We can recommend that families brush their teeth twice a day ... and eat healthy foods and floss," said Gillette, who is also a spokeswoman for the American Dental Association.

"But if you understand the family dynamic going on that might also be giving parents or children poor oral health, you can intervene that way, too," she added, "and connect them with appropriate resources in the community."

Lorber agreed.

"Dentists are kind of an underutilized point of contact for people, because a lot of people go to their dentists pretty regularly," Lorber said. "They're in a position to screen for a lot of things that might not otherwise get caught. We actually envision a future where a dentist would ask those kinds of questions."

SOURCES: Michael Lorber, Ph.D., director, developmental research, Family Translational Research Group, College of Dentistry, New York University, New York City; Jane Gillette, D.D.S., spokesperson, American Dental Association, Bozeman, Mont.; Sept. 2014, Journal of the American Dental Association

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New Ergonomic Hygiene Handpiece Designed for Optimum Comfort

Posted on September 12, 2014

Earth City, Mo., Sept. 12, 2014 – Designed to fit the contours of the hygienist’s hand, the new Young Hygiene Handpiece delivers the ergonomic comfort and control clinicians need during polishing.

The first hygiene handpiece ever made by Young Dental is designed with a unique contra-angled connector, which attaches the handpiece to air tubing at a 45-degree angle. This angled connection is designed to help reduce cord drag aggravation and to make the handpiece feel lighter.

Unlike straight-bodied handpieces, the Young Hygiene Handpiece is constructed with a Reverse Radius™ silhouette that’s curved to fit comfortably in the dental hygienist’s hand for a smooth, ergonomic performance. The handpiece’s engraved matte grip rotates 360˚, which is designed to help reduce the need to shift the wrist as often during polishing.

“I loved your handpiece for its comfort! The reverse radius nestled in my hand, but most of all, the curved hose attachment and swivel made my wrist feel so much better. What a great design,” said Denise Crowell, RDH, who tested the new handpiece. “The Midwest doesn't have the curved hose attachment – only the swivel, which causes fatigue. The grip was also superior and I didn't need to use as much tension.”

The handpiece is designed for optimal performance when used with Young Dental disposable prophy angles, so clinicians can get the most out of their polishing routines. Each handpiece comes with samples of our newest and most compact disposable prophy angle, Vera by Young™.

When it comes to care and maintenance, the Young Hygiene Handpiece nosecone and motor easily detach into two parts for fast preparation and thorough sterilization. The handpiece is proudly made in the USA and is backed by a 2-year warranty with quality guaranteed.

Visit www.youngdental.com for more information about the new Young Hygiene Handpiece.

Holiday Prophy Paste in Time for the Season

Posted on September 11, 2014

Earth City, Mo., Sept. 11, 2014 –Young Dental is getting into the holiday spirit by offering three festive D-Lish Holiday Prophy Paste Assortment flavors – Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane and Hot Chocolate!

D-Lish Prophy Paste is Young Dental’s pumice-based formula designed to improve stain removal without messy splatter. This gluten-free paste is great for patients of any age. D-Lish Holiday Prophy Paste contains 1.23% fluoride and xylitol, and is available in a flavor assortment in coarse grit only.

This is the third holiday season that Young™ has offered D-Lish Holiday Prophy Paste, and it has become a holiday staple! These seasonal holiday-themed flavors will be available starting in October and will be sold through December 30, 2014.

Samples will be available on our website at www.youngdental.com. 

Just Cure It! in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on September 3, 2014

Amherst, NY (September 2014)…Ivoclar Vivadent announces that for the second year, $100 will be donated to breast cancer research for each pink Bluephase® Style curing light sold during the month of October. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Ivoclar Vivadent employees will also be supporting the cause by participating in the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure.

“Our award-winning Bluephase® LED curing lights provide a great resource for dental practices, and we at Ivoclar Vivadent believe that donating a portion of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Research provides a great resource for finding a cure,” said Danny Forcucci, Marketing Manger for Bluephase® Curing Lights. “Now you can help us make a contribution toward Breast Cancer Research with the purchase of a pink Bluephase® Style light in the month of October.”

With Polywave™ technology, the Bluephase® Style LED curing light is the latest advancement in dental curing lights that efficiently cures all dental materials. Specially designed for easy access to posterior teeth, the Bluephase® Style can be used cordless or corded. Its slim design and intuitive two-button operation is lightweight and very small, making it the ideal curing light for any treatment.

According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. With more than 230,000 new cases each year, breast cancer is a serious and aggressive disease. By funding research, advances in diagnosis and treatment are possible. For more information, contact the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast, or by phone at 1-800-4-cancer.

Young Dental Joins Fight against Breast Cancer

Posted on September 2, 2014

Earth City, Mo., Oct. 1, 2014 – The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is “Helping women now. Providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support service.” And Young Dental is once again supporting that mission by donating a portion of Pink Prophy Angle sales during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Throughout the month of October, Young will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from Classic Pink and Contra Pink prophy angle sales to the NBCF. In addition to helping support a great cause, Young is offering a 2+1 promotion: Get a FREE 200ct box of Young Pink Prophy Angles with the purchase of two 200ct boxes of pink angles! This sale runs through the month of October.

Donations to NBCF help fund early detection, education and support services for the 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the NBCF website. With Young’s brightly colored Pink Prophy Angles, clinicians get a high-performing prophy angle at a great value while supporting and spreading breast cancer awareness.

Visit www.youngdental.com or call 1-800-325-1881 to order Pink Prophy Angles and support the National Breast Cancer Foundation!

DUX Dental Kicks Off 2014 Campaign To Benefit Breast Cancer Charity

Posted on September 2, 2014

OXNARD, CALIF. – SEPT. 2, 2014 – Today, DUX Dental kicks off the sixth-annual “Bib-Eze for Boob-Eze” campaign to benefit Barbells for Boobs, a non-profit breast cancer organization that is dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women and men under the age of 40. During the Bib-Eze for Boob-Eze program, dental offices are invited to take a photo of the dental team using Bib-Eze disposable bib holders and then post it with a caption on social media sites with the hashtag #Bibeze4Boobeze. For every photo posted with the hashtag, DUX Dental will donate five dollars to Barbells for Boobs. In addition, the pictures with the most re-tweets and shares will be featured in an advertising campaign. The Bib-Eze for Boob-Eze charitable campaign begins today and runs until Oct. 31 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information visit www.bibezeforboobeze.com.

“We love the Bib-Eze for Boob-Eze campaign because it engages the dental industry in a fun, social way. But most importantly, the campaign is a great cause that recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are excited to support Barbells for Boobs again this year because it is an organization making a tremendous difference for people who are often overlooked as at risk for breast cancer,” said Stacey Williams, Director of Sales and Marketing, DUX Dental.

During the last five years, the Bib-Eze for Boob-Eze campaigns have raised thousands of dollars to fight breast cancer. The campaign will culminate at the end of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when DUX Dental will donate up to $7,500 to Barbells for Boobs.

Barbells for Boobs has a two-fold mission. They aim to detect breast cancer in its earliest stage in order to prevent a infinitely more serious problem. The Barbells for Boobs grant program provides funding to breast centers nationally as a resource for thousands of men and women who do not qualify for government funding or other charitable resources in the detection of breast cancer. It is committed to raising awareness and diagnosis of breast cancer in symptomatic people who are under the age of 40, and who thus often don’t meet the current requirements for screening that favor patients over 40. For more information visit www.barbellsforboobs.org.

Made from lightweight, elasticized fiber, Bib-Eze are disposable bib holders that remove the risk of cross-contamination from bib clips in the dental environment. Research shows up to 70 percent of reusable bib chains retain bacteria even after disinfection[1]. Bib-Eze disposable bib holders give the dental patient peace of mind that the holder is free of bacteria. They are also more comfortable for the patient since they are not cold on the neck, have no sharp edges and stretch to fit. Self-adhesive ends secure the one-time-use holder to any bib and are easy to remove for disposal.

BIOMET 3i Introduces Smile Therapy

Posted on September 30, 2014

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - BIOMET 3i has announced the introduction of its Smile Therapy™ Campaign to clinicians and laboratories. 

Smile Therapy consists of a trio of system solutions to help dental professionals and their patients achieve beautiful, confident, and healthy smiles. The solutions include: 

  • Smile Beautifully with Sustainable Aesthetic Solutions – BIOMET 3i provides a comprehensive portfolio of surgical and restorative treatment options with SureSeal™ Technology to assist in achieving long-term aesthetic results.

  • Smile Confidently with Full Arch Rehabilitation Solutions –These solutions are designed to work in synergy to provide comprehensive dental implant therapy for partially edentulous, and edentulous patients, as well as those with failing dentition. 

  • Smile Healthy with Peri-Implant Health Management Solutions – These solutions include a comprehensive portfolio focused on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of peri-implant disease. 

Each set of system solutions encapsulates the use of BIOMET 3i products to achieve optimal patient results. 

“We are taking the right steps to align ourselves with the treatment solutions our customers need and want for their patients,” says Bart Doedens, President of BIOMET 3i. “It is no longer just about the ‘products’ you sell. Our doctors want solutions so that they can better treat their patients who continue to expect faster, longer lasting, and aesthetically optimal treatment. We are focused on the entire solution and not just the bits and pieces. There’s more to implant dentistry than that.”

CAP to Host Fall Izir Training

Posted on September 29, 2014

Custom Automated Prosthetics has announced they will host Fall Izir Training on Friday, October 17.

This full-day program will include a complete clinical and laboratory protocol for predictable case planning. This protocol has been developed for a practical, predictable, profitable result for full-contour implant-supported screw-retained zirconia restorations. They will discuss cantilevers, connectors, design considerations, and implant components needed. They will have a demonstration of CAD designing the full arch using 3Shape, a CAM demo, and discussion on sintering blocks. There will be an introduction to 5-axis milling, Izir verification bridge, finishing green state zirconia, multi shading green state zirconia, sintering large bridges, and gum porcelain applications. In addition, there will be discussion on the 2-CONnect abutment system.

Attendees can expect to know the entire protocol for Izir bridge fabrication - both clinical and laboratory phases. Completion of this program will provide all the working knowledge to communicate the process with dentists and successful production of patient cases.

The event will be at CAP, 85 Maple St., Stoneham, MA 02180. Tuition is $800, and there will be eight scientific CEU credits earned. Guests may ask for the CAP corporate rate at the Marriott Courtyard in Woburn, Massachusetts, by calling 781-938-9001.

To sign up, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cap-fall-izir-training-tickets-12823668939.

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