NewsBriefs

All the latest news from vendors in the industry

  • April
  • Industry Veteran Jerry Vogel Raising Funds for Adrenocortical Cancer Treatment
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · April 07, 2014

    Jerry Vogel, Executive Vice-President, USA, Panthera Dental, has established the Drew O’Donoghue Fund in honor of his 22-year-old nephew who passed away in February after a year-long battle with adrenocortical cancer (ACC). The Fund is designed to support research specifically related to ACC--a rare and aggressive cancer that strikes only about 1,000 people a year in the U.S.--as well as the patients and families affected by it. The Fund is organized through the University of Michigan Health System, where one of the leading experts, Gary Hammer, MD, PhD, Director of Multidisciplinary Adrenal...

  • BIOMET 3i Announces Its Successful Research & Technology Forum in Tokyo
    Biomet 3i · Industry News · April 02, 2014

    Palm Beach Gardens, FL (March 2014) - BIOMET 3i is pleased to announce that it has just completed its successful Research & Technology Forum in Tokyo, Japan. The event, which was well-attended, featured 18 world renowned speakers from the United States, Europe and Asia. Dr. Dennis Tarnow opened the meeting that covered topics such as sustainable aesthetics, bone preservation and treatment/diagnosis of peri-implantitis. Along with the latest in clinical outcomes and treatment, key BIOMET 3i Solutions that include the 3i T3® Implant and the BellaTek® Encode® Impression System were...

  • Who's Hot 2014
    Whip Mix Corp. · Industry News · February 14, 2014

    Whether you're still celebrating a Super Bowl victory or turned your attention back to college basketball, you're involved with your team. I've thrown an extra Ezine at you this month because I wanted to brag about two of my current teammates...   The Journal of Dental Technology has just recognized our VP of Sales and Marketing, Anne Steinbock, as someone "Who's Hot" in 2014. I hope you pick up the publication to read the article which highlights how Anne grew up in the Whip Mix business (her grandfather is our founder), but chose architecture to study. Because Anne likes faster results and...

  • February
  • Juvora to be at LAB DAY Chicago with Panthera Dental
    Panthera Dental · Industry News · February 17, 2014

    The JUVORATM Dental Disc, intended for use in full and partial removable dentures and implant overdentures, uses only the purest biomaterial sourced from Invibio® Biomaterial Solutions, the pioneer and global leader in PEEK-based biomaterial solutions.  Today, this biomaterial is used in more than four million implanted medical devices worldwide.  To learn more about the JUVORATM Dental Disc and the history of this proven biomaterial, please stop by the Panthera Dental booth (#906)  to meet a member of the JUVORA team. Friday: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to noon

  • Excellence in Education Award
    Whip Mix Corp. · Industry News · February 14, 2014

    What do you get when you combine knowledge, patience, humor and dedication? These are just a few words to describe this year's NADL Excellence in Education Award Winner, Craig Pickett, CDT. Our Technical Manager has been involved in dental technology for 36 years, 7 of which have been spent here at Whip Mix. Craig trains new employees, helps customers on the phone or via email with tech support, publishes articles and travels the world to teach technicians. On top of all of this, he stays busy with family and community service. If you have the opportunity to hear Craig speak, I promise you will...

  • NADL Vision 21 Welcomes New President and Honors Industry Members
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · February 14, 2014

    During the Vision 21 meeting in Las Vegas in January, the NADL welcomed its new president, Gary Iocco, President of Dimension Dental Design in Hastings, MN, and honored several other industry members: 2014 CDT of the Year Award: Wilma Peterson, CDT, Manager of Education at Glidewell Laboratory, Newport Beach, CA Educator of the Year Award: Renata Budny, CDT, TE, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY Excellence in Education Award: Craig Pickett, CDT, TE, Manager of Technical support at Whip Mix Corp. The Harry Hagman,...

  • National Dentex Corporation Announces the Acquisition of nSequence Center for Advanced Dentistry
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · February 13, 2014

    National Dentex Corporation (“NDX”) announces the acquisition of nSequence Center for Advanced Dentistry (“nSequence”) based in Reno, NV. nSequence (www.nsequence.com) is a state of the art full service digital and conventional dental laboratory that specializes in CT guided surgery and guided prosthetics. nSequence was founded and operated by Daniel Llop, CDT. “We are excited to have nSequence join NDX. nSequence uses technology to take into account treatment techniques, implant systems, physiology of the patient, and aesthetics when planning a case. Innovation at...

  • 3M ESPE Announces New President and General Manager
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · February 13, 2014

    3M ESPE Dental announces the appointment of James Ingebrand as its new President and General Manager, responsible for the strategic direction and overall operations of 3M ESPE.  Ingebrand has a 30-year career at 3M, much of it in healthcare including dental, which will allow him to very quickly transition into the new role. "Jim has a proven track record of business leadership," said Joaquin Delgado, Executive Vice President, 3M Health Care Business Group. "Prior to successfully leading 3M Drug Delivery Systems Division, Jim led our core dental business in 3M ESPE. Jim is very familiar with...

  • Hermanson Dental Lab and Lemke Dental Lab Merge
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · February 12, 2014

    MicroDental Laboratories, a network of laboratories committed to helping dentists thrive, is proud to announce the acquisition of Lemke Dental Lab. With this transaction, MicroDental Laboratories plans to combine Lemke Dental Lab with MicroDental’s Hermanson Dental Laboratory. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, this partnership creates one of the nation’s premier full-service dental labs. The new entity is called Hermanson Lemke, a MicroDental Laboratory. “One of our goals is to make it easier for dentists to provide exceptional treatment experiences for patients,” noted Kim...

  • Henry Schein Reports Record Fourth Quarter Results
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · February 11, 2014

    EPS up 13.5% to $1.43 Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today reported record financial results for the quarter ended December 28, 2013. Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $2.5 billion, an increase of 4.9% compared with the fourth quarter of 2012.  This consisted of 4.4% growth in local currencies and 0.5% growth related to foreign currency exchange.  In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 3.7% and acquisition growth was 0.7% (see Exhibit A...

  • Zahn Becomes Preferred Partner for OPT-In Laboratory Cooperative
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · February 11, 2014

    Zahn Dental, the Laboratory Division of Henry Schein, Inc., was recently named the preferred laboratory consumables partner for OPT-In Laboratory Cooperative by OPT-In Management, LLC.  Zahn Dental joins BEGO USA, Dental Wings and LabStar Software (formerly, Soundtrack) as a key corporate member in OPT-In’s strategic growth. “Working with OPT-In Dental Laboratory Cooperative helps us more effectively reach a market that has always been important to us,” said Rita Acquafredda, General Manager and Vice President, Zahn Dental. “With this partnership, we can more easily...

  • ACP Announces 2013-2014 Officers
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · February 10, 2014

    At its Annual Session in Las Vegas in October, the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) announced its 2013-2014 officers: President John Agar, DDS, MA, FACP; President-Elect, Frank Tuminelli, DMD, FACP; Vice President, Carl Driscoll, DMD, FACP; Treasurer, Julie Holloway, DDS, MS, FACP; and Secretary, Susan E. "Betsy" Brackett, DDS, MS, FACP.

  • Whip Mix Now Offers Milled Custom Abutments
    Whip Mix Corp. · Product News · February 04, 2014

    Dental Technology Solutions, Whip Mix’s outsource service has expanded its offerings to include Vericore titanium and zirconia custom abutments.

  • Henry Schein Expands Dental Laboratory Distribution Business with Acquisition of Lincoln Dental Supply
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · February 04, 2014

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced the acquisition of substantially all assets of Lincoln Dental Supply from Keystone Industries, a worldwide leader and privately held group of dental, medical and veterinary manufacturing and distribution subsidiaries. Lincoln Dental Supply will become part of Zahn Dental, Henry Schein's dental laboratory distribution business.  Zahn is the leading distributor to dental laboratories in North America. Founded in...

  • MicroDental Acquires Cosmo Dental Lab
    MicroDental · Industry News · February 03, 2014

    MicroDental Laboratories has acquired Cosmo Dental Lab to form MicroDental Laboratory Ottawa at Cosmo. Opened in 1980, Cosmo has 29 employees and is co-owned by Blake Murchison, RDT, Dave Wilson and Dan Burns who will stay on in management roles. The new laboratory offers a depth of experience and technical expertise, including technicians with Pankey CR, Misch Institute Implant and LVI Neuromuscular training. “Partnering with MicroDental gives us access to the very best of technology and personnel, allowing us to deliver premier yet personalized service to all dentists,” says Wilson.   

  • January
  • Argen Corp. Hires Sophia Wu As Director of Sales, Asia
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · January 24, 2014

    The Argen Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of dental gold alloys and a leading innovator in digital dentistry solutions, has recently hired Sophia Wu as Director of Sales, Asia.  As the leading dental alloy company in China, Sophia will continue to drive sales and develop Argen’s strategic opportunities throughout China and Asia. She will be responsible for increasing sales in the China domestic market and continuing to strengthen Argen’s existing dealer network, forging new relationships throughout Asia. “We are very happy to welcome Sophia to the Argen...

  • Ivoclar Vivadent Promotes Sarah Anders to Sr. VP of North America Sales
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · January 22, 2014

    Ivoclar Vivadent announces that effective immediately, Sarah Anders has been promoted to the new position of Sr. Vice President of North America Sales. In this role, Ms. Anders will be responsible for all sales operations in the US and Canada, working with and being supported by Pierre Lamoure, VP of Clinical Sales US, Wayne Ledford, VP of Technical Sales US, and Craig Garner, Director of Inside Sales. Ms. Anders also will retain her title as General Manager of Ivoclar Vivadent Canada. “Our clinical and technical sales have grown extremely well, but as companies grow rapidly and expand their...

  • Delcam Shareholders Vote to Accept Autodesk Offer
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · January 21, 2014

    Shareholders in Delcam, one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced software for manufacturing industry, today voted to accept the offer made by Autodesk to acquire the company.  The acquisition is expected to be completed during February. Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, Delcam has more than 30 offices worldwide and over 700 employees.  The company’s range of design, manufacturing and inspection software provides automated CAD/CAM solutions for a variety of industries, ranging from automotive and aerospace to footwear and healthcare. The latest NC Software Market Analysis...

  • Axsys Dental Solutions to Debut VersaMILL 4X at Chicago LabDay 2014
    Axsys Dental Solutions · Product News · January 19, 2014

    Axsys Dental Solutions introduces a 4-axis version of the VersaMILL Dental Machining Center for in-house fabrication of dental prostheses. Equipped with the precision and high performance components of the VersaMILL. 5X 5-axis mill, the VersaMILL4X  is self-contained and rigid with far greater options than current four-axis machines. The VersaMILL 4X has wet/dry milling capabilities for material appropriate processing, intelligent four-axis machining that reaches into undercuts and the ability to handle a broad range of indications including custom/hybrid abutments and dental bars.   The...

  • D&S Dental Group, Inc. Expands Reach, Purchases Illinois Lab
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · January 09, 2014

    D&S Group, Inc. of Waunakee, WI recently welcomed the experienced Hootman Dental Laboratory of Rockford, IL as its newest laboratory facility. Serving the dental community of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since 1927, Hootman Dental Laboratory brings tremendous history, tradition and experience to the D&S Group. The Rockford based laboratory will serve as D&S’s southerly hub for improved presence in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Travis Zick, President of D&S Dental Group, Inc., said “This partnership allows us to expand into a new market and team...

  • December 2013
  • Sean Sexton Joins Wieland Dental Technical Sales Team
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · December 18, 2013

    Ivoclar Vivadent announces that Sean Sexton has accepted the position of Wieland Dental Technical Sales Representative. At Wieland, Mr. Sexton will focus on sales specific to Wieland's Zenotec CAD/CAM brand. Sean will also develop and consult on digital laboratory production environments on behalf of Ivoclar Vivadent and Wieland customers. A Chicago native, Mr. Sexton holds a Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurship from Columbia College and also completed additional courses at Florida Southern College. With more than 11 years of dental sales experience focusing on dental furniture and laboratory...

  • Atlantic Precious Metal Refining Welcomes Alex Chaban
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · December 13, 2013

    Atlantic Precious Metal Refining (Atlantic), a Pittsburgh-based precious metal refinery serving dental professionals worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Chaban to Customer Service Representative. In his new position, Chaban is accountable for a wide variety of responsibilities related to supporting both Atlantic staff and clients. Specifically, Chaban will field all telephone inquiries, work closely with Atlantic sales representatives to best serve all Atlantic clients, assist in the refining process, and moreover, handle any and all internal information technology (IT) matters....

  • Course Selection For AACD 2014 Now Open
    American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry · Miscellaneous · December 06, 2013

    Course selection for AACD 2014 is now open. The event will take place April 30-May 3 at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Fla. Dental professionals must be registered before they select courses. Those who register between now and April 11 will receive a $150 discount on their tuition. Non-members receive a one-year membership to AACD included in their tuition price. The AACD will celebrate its 30th anniversary while in Orlando, and the evolution of cosmetic dentistry excellence. Numerous anniversary activities are planned to honor past Academy leaders, including the late Dr. Jeffrey Golub-Evans,...

  • ADA Passes Significant Resolution Related to Dental Laboratories
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 26, 2013

    At the recent American Dental Association Annual Session, the ADA House of Delegates passed Resolution 52. This resolution says, "Resolved that in order to enhance dental patient health and safety, the ADA urges all state dental boards to register U.S. dental laboratories." The culmination of ADA taking this step has been more than ten years in the making. NADL President-Elect Gary Iocco and Bill D'Aiuto, DDS, former Chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice and a current Trustee for the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology testified at the ADA proceedings on this...

  • November 2013
  • Loss of Quintessential Teacher, Arlo King, CDT
    DENTSPLY Prosthetics · Personnel News · November 27, 2013

    It is with great sadness that we must share news of the passing of Arlo King, CDT and Director of Technical Services for DENTSPLY Prosthetics. Arlo was well-known, -liked and -respected throughout the dental industry as the face and leader of DENTSPLY's laboratory technical support services. Those who knew Arlo were acutely aware of his love of the trade and strong loyalty to DENTSPLY. It was Arlo's goal to get better so he could get back to work. As he stated it in a recent text message, "I just can't go to work, so I am going to work from home." Arlo joined DENTSPLY Ceramco in 1992 at the close...

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