SLM Captek® Crown made by Concept Laser's LaserCUSING® technology (3D metal printing), infiltrated with gold and veneered with porcelain
Argen Corporation Relies on Concept Laser as a Premium Supplier for 3D Metal Printing Solutions to Provide Precious Metal Dental Restorations
On August 8, DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., The Dental Solutions Company, announced a strategic collaboration with AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions to promote, distribute and service digital denture products in the USA.
Tom Leonardi, Dentsply Sirona Group Vice President, Global Prosthetics, commented, "This collaboration is an exciting endeavor for both companies and synergistic with the new Dentsply Sirona mission to deliver innovative dental solutions to improve oral health worldwide. Through this collaboration, we will advance digital denture solutions in the dental lab market, bringing together Dentsply Sirona’s market leadership in removable prosthetic materials and CAD/CAM solutions with AvaDent’s recognition as an innovator and leader in true digital denture solutions.” Digital dentures deliver real value for the dental laboratory, the dentist and ultimately the patient. AvaDent offers a broad portfolio of digital prosthetic options making it a great complement to our material...
3M announced on August 2nd that after winning a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Dental Direkt GmbH involving technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations, Dental Direkt GmbH will license this patented technology from 3M.
3M’s patented technology enables the coloring of unshaded ceramics by color-matching dental restorations to the natural color of patients’ teeth. 3M has licensed its patents to much of the dental industry, including Vita Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG, and Vident Inc., Dentsply Prosthetics U.S. LLC and Dentsply International Inc., Zirkonzahn GmbH, Wieland Dental + Technik GmbH & Co. KG, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Metoxit AG, and White Peaks Dental Solutions. Through these licensees, patients around the world enjoy the benefits of dental restorations matching the natural color of their teeth. 3M remains open to licensing this technology to other interested parties.
3M is committed to improving oral care through...
Fricke Dental International, Inc. is proud to announce it has received ISO 13485: 2003 certification by BSI for the manufacture and distribution of resins used in the Dental Laboratory Profession and by Dentists, Denturists and Dental Technicians.
Companies that achieve this certification are recognized within the medical device industry and by international regulatory bodies as operating at the highest standards of quality. This certification provides external objective evidence and recognition of leading management systems, achievement of continual high quality standards and customer satisfaction.
“What is the Dental Laboratory Profession?” is a five-minute informational video about the role of the technician created by the Georgia Dental Laboratory Association (GDLA). Filmed mainly at NuCraft Dental Arts in Bogart, GA, the video brings viewers into the lab for a first-hand look at technicians fabricating restorations conventionally and digitally. NuCraft Owner Terry Fohey, CDT, is interviewed about why he loves being a technician and shares the details of a case where he was able to make a difference in someone’s life.
“Our profession is, in many ways, hidden from view,” explains Dean Jones, Executive Director of the GDLA. “Board Member Lee Benton, CDT, came up with the idea of making a video to let others know about us and with hopes it would inspire profession-seeking people to give our industry a look.”
The GDLA worked with students at White County High School in Cleveland, GA, who produced the video. It won a Student Production Award...
ETI Digital Technology (CAD/CAM Division of ETI Empire Direct), located in Anaheim, California, celebrated the opening of their new Digital Technology office and training center by holding an Open House in June. The event for customers and vendors was held to tour the new facility and see the latest CAD/CAM offerings from ETI Digital Technology including Dental Wings scanners, Roland milling machines, UNIQUE CAM software and Stratasys 3D printers. ETI Digital’s expert team of CAD/CAM specialists provided hands-on demonstrations of all of their equipment for anyone looking into the latest in the world of Digital Dentistry.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Fellowship Chairman, Bradley J. Olson DDS, FAACD recently announced a change in protocol for AACD Accredited Laboratory Technicians pursuing Fellowship. Laboratory technicians will now present 30 cases as opposed to the prior requirement of 50 cases.
The change was approved by both the Fellowship Committee and American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. “Lab techs face obstacles not experienced by dentists and this protocol change aligns the process with the ratio similar to Accreditation,” explained Dr. Olson.
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. To date, 70 individuals have achieved Accredited Fellow status within the Academy, of which, six have been laboratory technicians.
Acknowledging the important role of lab technicians in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Olson stated “Laboratory technicians are enormously valued partners...
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...
William Braun brings extensive experience in healthcare products, quality assurance, customer service, and global operations to the management team at DDS Lab.
Sterngold Dental pledged $10,000 to the Foundation in both cash and product donations over a period of time to help support the future of dental laboratory technology. With this donation, Sterngold and the Foundation created this grant in order to support the Foundation’s purpose by making higher-level education more accessible. Pasadena City College – Restorative Dental Technology program will be awarded $1,250 in product donation from the following list of products:
QuickLine™ Long-Term Soft Relining Material
SternTek® Duplicating Material
SternTek® Custom Tray Material (blue or rose)
SternTek® Base Plate Material (pink)
InstaGums® Gingival Reproduction Material
Roland DGA, a leading manufacturer of advanced wide-format inkjet printers, innovative dental milling machines and other state-of-the-art digital devices, has strengthened its dental and 3D product management and sales teams with several key personnel changes.
Brian Brooks, previously Roland DGA’s Dental Solution Product Manager, has been promoted and will now serve as Group Product Manager of Specialty Products. In his new role, Brooks will oversee Roland DGA’s dental and 3D product lines, reporting to Roland DGA Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Andrew Oransky. Although Brooks will now be responsible for managing additional Roland products outside of Roland DGA’s Easy Shape dental family, including the company’s CNC milling, 3D printing and rotary engraving offerings, he will continue to be involved in the management of Roland’s dental products as well.
Also changing roles within the company is Matt Anderson, previously Roland DGA’s Service Account...
Committed to maintaining relevancy in the dental laboratory technology profession, the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) recently announced a new reference list for its Certified Dental Technician (CDT) and Recognized Graduate (RG) examinations as part of the CDT program’s revalidation process.
“NBC has been working extremely hard behind the scenes in 2015 and 2016 to update our certification programs,” said NBC Chair Heather Voss, CDT. “These updates include modernizing our exam blueprint, enhancing our references, modifying our practical examinations to reflect current practices and technology advancements, re-working our written examination question banks and reviewing eligibility requirements to take the exam.”
These references will be active for any examinations offered by NBC after January 1, 2017. Most of these references are written by notable industry leaders and can easily be purchased through Quintessence Publishing.
Master Ceramist Peter Pizzi and Jensen Dental to Host Hands On Courses in MN, TX and NY and Virtual Study Clubs in 2016
Recognizing the importance of improving esthetics while improving profitability in the market, Jensen Dental and Peter Pizzi, CDT, MDT have teamed up to offer several hands-on courses and Virtual Study Clubs in Q3 and Q4 2016. The hands-on courses and virtual study clubs we are offering provide a unique opportunity for dental technicians to expand their knowledge, sharpen their skills and get some great tips and tricks that will help them grow their business from one of the best dental technicians in the country”, said Kevin Mahan, VP Sales & Marketing at Jensen Dental.
Attendees of the hands on courses (TX, MN, NY) and virtual study clubs (online) will learn how incorporating communication, material options and selection, photography as an aid in ceramic builds, and color communication into their daily regiment will enable them (and their dentists) to achieve the highest level of predictability and satisfaction.
“Digital and material advancements continue to...
GC America Joins America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation as Underwriting Partner
Dental products manufacturer, GC America, announced today it will further its commitment to improve the health and well-being of underserved children by becoming an Underwriting Partner of America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation. GC America’s support will be used to expand delivery of vital oral health educational, preventive, and treatment services for at-risk children and youth across the country.
The partnership will kick off with a special promotion for dental hygienists attending RDH Under One Roof in Maryland from July 28-30, 2016. Dental hygienists who commit to become a member of the America’s ToothFairy Esther Wilkins Education Program will receive special incentives from GC America. To learn more, visit GC America’s booth #306.
Established with a founding gift from celebrated dentist and dental hygienist Esther Wilkins, RDH, DMD, the Esther Wilkins Education Program supports the role of dental hygienists and dental hygiene...
"The Quality of Esthetics": 3rd International Expert Symposium hosted by Ivoclar Vivadent in Madrid.
Pioneer of the revolutionary total body fitness phenomenon will lead fitness activities during the inaugural ultimate dental meeting.
On June 27th, Knight Dental Group, Inc., the fastest growing network of high quality dental laboratories in North America, announced the completion of a 100 percent equity investment in Thompson Suburban Dental Laboratories, Inc., one of the largest full service dental laboratories in the Mid-Atlantic United States and a leader in Dental Implant Solutions. This transaction was completed on June 1, 2016.
The recent acquisition will strengthen Knight’s presence in the North Eastern US which began with the acquisitions of Astor Dental Studio, Lema Dental Laboratory and Regal Technologies in the New York area.
“With the completion of the Thompson Suburban acquisition, we have established a stronger presence in a major dental market in the US eastern corridor. We are pleased to welcome our new Thompson Suburban team and grateful to have the leadership of William (Bill) Grill, CDT in our Senior Management Team” said Warren Rogers, CEO of Knight Dental Group.
Energetic and dynamic local band set to deliver an exhilarating live performance to help celebrate the close of the inaugural three-day ultimate dental meeting
Awards ceremony with 9 finalist teams in the Spanish capital
Morse Dental Laboratory, Inc. earns the distinction of being named a Nobilium Certified Dental Laboratory
Fairport Harbor, Ohio, May 17- Morse Dental Laboratory in Fairport Harbor, Ohio was recently named a Certified Nobilium Dental Laboratory by the Nobilium Company, a major manufacturer of dental materials and equipment for prosthetic dentistry for over 60 year.
Morse Dental Laboratory Inc. is a world class dental laboratory located in Northeastern Ohio that specializes in removable dental products. Morse Dental Lab offers a wide variety of custom restoration products including Full Dentures, Partial Dentures, CAD/CAM Partial Dentures, Digital Printing, Digital Design, Flexibles Partial Dentures, Mouthguards, Trays and more. With over 35 years of experience, we guarantee that every case is manufactured in the U.S.A and overseen by a Certified Dental Technician. We are known for providing predictable and consistent products while building strong and trusted relationships with our clients.
Nobilium’s Certified Laboratory credential ensures...
Morse Dental Laboratory in Fairport Harbor, Ohio has earned Certified Dental Laboratory designation from the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology. This elite distinctions makes Morse Dental Lab one of only 9 Certified Dental Laboratories in the state of Ohio. There are currently 191 certified dental labs out of an estimated 7,500 dental labs in the United States.
Becoming a Certified Dental Laboratory assures “that a laboratory has met specific standards relating to quality assurance, safety, and business and manufacturing practices. By earning and maintaining the CDL designation, a dental laboratory is always monitoring and attempting to improve the quality and efficiency of their services and facilities. The CDL is recognized by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Since certification is voluntary, laboratory certification...
Curating content is not simply aggregating it and serving it up for your audience to analyze or find answers themselves. It’s about picking the most relevant and useful information on a topic, adding your insights and commentary, and making it easy for your audience to make a decision or enhance their understanding of that topic. To put your own stamp on the content you’ve curated, you can supplement or combine it with an existing post, infographic or video of your own. Curation is taking a lot of good things and packing them into one better thing.
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What's in a name? The concept of the SCOOP is simple; each month, Jensen deliver a digital package to its valued customers with new and relevant inside scoop that will enhance their education, business, and industry knowledge, saving them from spending precious time seeking out new information and education...
Roland DGA Corporation has completely redesigned its corporate website (www.rolanddga.com), incorporating extensive changes that optimize the visitor’s overall experience. The revamped site, which launched officially on June 1, 2016, is more visual, content-rich and mobile-friendly than ever before.
Navigation of the site has been streamlined, enabling visitors to explore and find what they’re looking for more quickly and easily. Among the new navigational features is a “Help Me Choose” option in the “Products” dropdown that allows visitors to find product information based on what they want to do in their business. The home page offers a comprehensive overview of all things Roland DGA, including news, events and social media, while detailed product information and specifications can be accessed through the Products section in an easily digestible format.
Additional improvements to the Roland DGA website include a new “Industries” section,...