Eaglesoft Celebrates 21st Birthday in Las Vegas

Posted on September 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (September 28, 2015) – Eaglesoft Practice Management System celebrated its 21st birthday by showing users how to find, implement and measure success in their practices. At a celebration held in conjunction with the CEREC 30th Anniversary Celebration on September 17 – 19 in Las Vegas, event attendees met with Eaglesoft experts and participated in training sessions focused on how to create a more successful and profitable practice. 

Attending Eaglesoft users were given the opportunity to explore features of the system they may not yet be using in their practices, like Eaglesoft Mobile, which allows practices to access the software anywhere at anytime. Attendees took home over 10 hours of invaluable Eaglesoft specific training, along with instrumental advice on how to have an extraordinary practice and life – as both are possible with the right technology. 

With plenty of networking opportunities, Eaglesoft users gathered to share stories and tell first-hand experiences about the ways Eaglesoft has helped their practices grow and succeed, along with many useful tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way for both using the software and managing their businesses. Best yet, attendees were some of the first to get a sneak peak of Eaglesoft 18 and the new features and benefits it has to offer.

 “Our goal is to help dental practices find, implement and measure success, which is exactly what we were able to do at this event, and what we will continue to focus on for the next iteration of the software, Eaglesoft 18,” said Jana Berghoff, technology marketing manager of Patterson Dental. “We couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate Eaglesoft’s 21st birthday and we thank all of our attendees for joining in the celebration!”

Foundation Awards ADEA Grant

Posted on September 30, 2015

The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology announced that the 2015 American Dental Education Association Membership (ADEA) or Allied Education Meeting Grant has been awarded to two colleges: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and McFatter Technical College in Davie, Florida.

The Foundation developed this grant to support educational institutions with dental laboratory technology programs. The Foundation is committed to advocating for and raising awareness of the necessity of dental laboratory technology education for dental technicians and other members of the dental team. IPFW and McFatter Technical College each will be awarded $1,000 to assist covering the costs for a 1-year institutional membership in ADEA, or to help fund travel costs and fees for a faculty member to attend the ADEA Allied Educators meeting. 

“We encourage institutions to join associations and other forms of volunteer involvement," says Foundation Chair Leon Hermanides, CDT. "It creates opportunities to network and improve their dental laboratory technology program along with a number of member benefits and available resources to utilize. It is our honor to offer this grant to organizations that are putting forth the effort to stay up to date with the educational curriculum in order to offer the best education to students."

A Conversation with: Tony Robbins

Posted on September 30, 2015

AEGIS Communications President, Tony Angelini, sits down for a one-on-one interview with Tony Robbins to discuss dentistry and how dental professionals can get the most out of their practice and professional life.

Patel Serves as Keynote Speaker at Dental Tech Celebration

Posted on September 30, 2015

POWELL, OH--(Marketwired - September 29, 2015) - Dr. Neal Patel, a worldwide instructor in dental technology, was one of several A-list speakers who presented during a recent anniversary celebration for Sirona Dental, Inc.’s CEREC technology in Las Vegas.

CEREC technology, which allows dentists like Dr. Patel to design and place natural-looking and beautiful teeth in a day, was introduced 30 years ago.

"It is a prestigious honor to be asked to speak at this event, the largest dental conference in the world," said Dr. Patel, who operates Infinite Smiles. "I’m always excited to speak about a service that has helped millions of patients get the smile they deserve in just one day."

The CEREC celebration, held Sept. 17-19, included continuing education programs, scholarly reports and hands-on training for the 5,000 dental professionals in attendance. Dentists in attendance could earn up to 18 hours of continuing education and network with leading clinicians and dental product providers.

Dr. Patel is a premier dental instructor and served as the keynote speaker during a celebration that included appearances by NBA legend Magic Johnson and renowned motivational speaker Tony Robbins. The Grammy-winning band Train also performed.

Sirona Dental, Inc. is a pioneer in digital technology and has provided dental technology for more than 100 years. In addition to CEREC, the company develops panoramic X-ray machines, 3D scanners and digital intraoral cameras.

Dr. Patel said Sirona Dental provides dentists with digital tools that decrease treatment time while increasing procedure success rates.

"When we use the latest tools in dentistry and digital equipment, we benefit the patient because we give them beautiful and precise results," Dr. Patel said.

Infinite Smiles offers services in general dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers, full-mouth rehabilitations, immediate-load dental implants, same-day crowns, short-term orthodontics and noninvasive gum treatments.

Dr. Patel, who grew up in a family of physicians, combines his passion for medical science, visual arts and computer technology in his dentistry. He earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular genetics and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University. Following dental school, Dr. Patel trained with the world’s leading dentists and instructors. He completed his prosthodontics fellowship at The Ohio State University by training with world-renowned prosthodontist Dr. Edwin McGlumphy and studied under Dr. Lorenzo Vanni, one of world’s foremost authorities on neuromuscular dentistry.

Before launching his own practice in 2008, Dr. Patel also worked to educate oral surgeons on 3D imaging and computer-assisted implant surgery. He continues to serves as an instructor and travels across the world to teach thousands of dentists every year in the latest dental technology.

At Infinite Smiles, Dr. Patel developed a system that uses CAD/CAM and cone beam computer tomography to map out dental procedures and give patients a virtual look at their new smile. When these technologies are used together, Dr. Patel can easily transfer the information to the patient, producing results within one tenth of a millimeter.

Infinite Smiles can provide patients with new, permanent teeth in just one day. Dr. Patel places the implants and completes the restoration in-house instead of having patients schedule multiple visits with various offices. The Powell dental office includes a state-of-the-art dental lab and a ceramist who is a certified Master of Dental Technology.

As an instructor in dental technology and best implant practices, Dr. Patel has been published and featured in several clinical articles, scholarly journals and news publications, including Forbes, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Entrepreneur and Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Patel was voted Top Dentist by his peers and featured in Columbus Monthly Magazine. He received the Early Career Achievement Award from The Ohio State University Alumni Association and is the beauty expert for New Beauty Magazine.

Kopp Receives Private Practice Award by the American College of Prosthodontists

Posted on September 30, 2015

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kevin Kopp, DDS, FACP, is to be honored with the private practice award for Central Region 3 by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Kopp will be honored at the Annual Awards & Presidents Dinner during the 45th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists in Orlando from Oct. 21-24, 2015.



Dr. Kevin Kopp graduated from the University of Illinois Dental College in 1985, and completed the prosthodontic residency program in 1987. Dr. Kopp is board certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. Kopp held the position of Clinical associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago for 20 years until his retirement in 2007 to dedicate his time to treat his patients in private practice.


Dr. Kopp has lectured extensively on esthetic, restorative and implant dentistry both nationally and internationally. Dr. Kopp is in private practice in Elmhurst, Illinois, where he specializes in prosthodontics concentrating on esthetic and implant dentistry.


"Dr. Kopp has established a respected, ethical and well known private practice in Elmhurst, IL where he has repeatedly changed the lives of patients who have sought his care. He provides treatment at the highest of standards and educated his patients daily as to the benefits of seeking oral and restorative care utilizing the expertise provided by a prosthodontist," said Mark C. Hutten, DDS, MS, FACP, a board certified prosthodontist at Northwestern in Chicago.


Created in 2013, the Private Practice Award may be given annually to up to five individual Prosthodontists (one per ACP Region). These individuals must have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the prosthodontic specialty and the role that the Prosthodontist in private practice plays in advancing the patient's quality of life.


Prosthodontists are specialized dentists with advanced training in oral health issues, who are committed to improving patient outcomes. From implants, crowns, veneers and tooth whitening, to full-mouth reconstruction, Prosthodontists specialize in digital dentistrycosmetic dentistry, and sleep apnea solutions. 

Oral Health Care Tips for the Whole Family During National Dental Hygiene Month

Posted on September 30, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa.Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- During National Dental Hygiene Month in October, United Concordia Dental reminds members of all ages to maintain a daily dental care regimen and visit the dentist regularly to prevent oral health problems.

"As our research has shown, a healthy mouth can contribute to improved overall health," said James Bramson, D.D.S., chief dental officer. "Everyone should brush and floss each day to prevent cavities. It's also important to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings so problems can be detected early and treated promptly."

It's not just mature adult teeth that need daily care. Parents should pay attention to their children's growing teeth and their infant's gums to avoid dental problems down the line. Avoid giving kids juice at bedtime, especially in sippy cups, because sugars can wreak havoc on teeth and gums as they sleep. For infants, dentists recommend wiping a baby's gums with a wet cloth after feedings and bringing them into the office for a visit as early as one year of age.

This month is a great time to get the whole family into a regular dental care regimen at home, including improved nutrition. Dr. Bramson recommends that patients monitor their sugar intake; not only for the overall health benefits, but for the toll it can take on your teeth.

"With sweet beverages like sodas, sugar mixes with bacteria in your mouth to produce acid, which can break down your tooth enamel. When you and your children enjoy the occasional sugary beverage, do so in moderation and be sure to brush right away to prevent permanent damage such as tooth decay," said Dr. Bramson.

To help children understand the importance of proper dental hygiene, United Concordia has a mobile app, Chomper Chums®, which teaches kids about proper brushing, flossing and rinsing techniques.

For more information about oral hygiene, visit United Concordia's Dental Health Center. You can download the Chomper Chums app through iTunes or Google Play.

Zahn Holding Various CE Courses

Posted on September 29, 2015

Zahn Dental is offering 9 CE courses at various places and times over the next 3 months. 

There will be a combined 16 sessions, as some courses will be offered more than once. Courses will be held in Richmond, Virginia; Nashville, Tennessee; Arvada, Colorado; Cincinnati, Ohio; Elmhurst, Illinois; Woodbridge, Virginia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Irvine, California; San Antonio, Texas; and Chicago, Illinois. Webinars also are available.

Zahn also will attend the Mid-America Dental Symposium, the Eastern Conference of Dental Laboratories, the International CAD/CAM Expo & Symposium, and the Greater New York Dental Meeting.

For more information on Zahn's CE courses and the aforementioned trade shows, go to www.zahndental.com.

Colgate-Palmolive and Make-A-Wish® Announce Partnership

Posted on September 29, 2015

New York, New York  - Colgate-Palmolive is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Starting October 1, 2015, 4% of the sales price of EVERY children’s toothbrush purchased by dental offices in the United States* will be donated to Make-A-Wish. 

Make-A-Wish is an organization that grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life threatening medical conditions. According to the most recent Wish Impact study, wishes not only provide a great momentary experience for the child, but they have also been found to help the physical health of the child and improve their overall quality of life. Colgate’s donation will enable numerous wishes to be granted leading to the smiles of many children!

To learn more and participate please visit www.colgateprofessional.com/wish.

*From October 1, 2015–December 31, 2016 Colgate will donate 4 percent of the sales price of all kids’ toothbrush sales to Make-A-Wish® with a minimum financial contribution of $250,000.

America’s Toothfairy Receives Dental Product 
Donation from Kavo Kerr Group

Posted on September 29, 2015

(Charlotte, NC, September 29, 2015) – KaVo Kerr Group has donated more than $141,000 in dental products to America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, helping expand delivery of oral health services to underserved children and youth across the country.

The donation, which included PerfectPearl Prophy Paste, Expasyl Temporary Gingival Retraction Systems, TempBond temporary cement, and CaviWipes, was distributed to the America’s/Canada’s ToothFairy Affiliate Network. This network is a collaborative alliance of leading university dental and dental hygiene programs, hospitals, community clinics, mobile units and school-based programs that provide comprehensive oral health services to underserved families. 

Recipient Affiliates of the KaVo Kerr donation include University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Conway Interfaith Clinic (AR), Native American Health Center (CA), Friends of Families (CA), Saskatoon Health Region (Saskatchewan, Canada), and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington (Washington, DC).

In addition to donated products, members of the America’s/Canada’s ToothFairy Affiliate Network receive free educational materials, community-based programs and financial grants to support expansion of their services.

KaVo Kerr Group is proud to make this donation in support of the smile-saving work of America’s ToothFairy and its Affiliate Network,” said Henk van Duijnhoven, Senior Vice President of KaVo Kerr Group. “We remain steadfastly committed to expanding access to quality dental services for children and families from underserved communities.” 

“We are very grateful for this generous donation of dental products from KaVo Kerr Group,” said Fern Ingber, America’s ToothFairy President and CEO. “This donation will allow our Affiliate Network to provide preventive services and care for thousands of children in need across the country.”

OSAP: Infection Control Content Sought

Posted on September 29, 2015

Annapolis, MD:September 29, 2015-The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), the advocate for The Safest Dental Visit™, is seeking ideas for fresh new programming for their Annual Infection Control Symposium, June 2-4, 2016, in San Diego, CA. OSAP is inviting proposals for educational programs, session content or speakers. The objective is to cast the widest possible net to ensure that the 2016 program is rich with new content and speakers. The OSAP Symposium is the premier global educational event in dental infection control and patient safety.

The goal of the 2016 OSAP Symposium is to create and empower champions in the safe delivery of oral healthcare through didactic, interactive, and networking sessions. The Symposium will address evolving guidance, compliance and emerging infection prevention and safety issues. The most relevant science, policies, procedures and resources for patient and provider infection control and safety will be delivered.

OSAP invites submissions of ideas for programs from 15 minutes to 2 hours long, in virtually any kind of format (single speaker, panel, workshop, etc.), and using a presentation format ranging from standard lecture to PowerPoint, video, or audience interactivity. Programs should relate to current and emerging issues involving infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings, and ideally should include resources, tools, and networks to optimize compliance. Proposals must be submitted by November 6, 2015. OSAP will notify all submitters as to the acceptance decision by November 30, 2015. The submission form is available here: http://www.osap.org/resource/resmgr/Symposium_2016/OSAP.call_for_programs.doc .

Registration for the annual OSAP Symposium opens December 1, 2015. The Symposium is the premier infection control education and networking event in the dental industry. Nationally and internationally known experts discuss current and emerging issues relating to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings, and provide attendees with essential resources, valuable tools, and new approaches for better protecting patients and staff. Visit www.osap.org for more information.

Celebrating over 30 years of service to the worldwide dental community, OSAP is a growing community of clinicians, educators, students, policy-makers, and industry representatives who advocate for safe and infection-free deliveryof oral healthcare. OSAP focuses on strategies to improve compliance with safe practices and on building a strong network of recognized infection control experts. OSAP offers an extensive online collection of resources, publications, FAQs, checklists and toolkits to help dental professionals ensure that every visit is The Safest Dental Visit™ for patients and the dental team.

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