NewsBriefs

All the latest news from vendors in the industry

  • October
  • Argen Hosts "The Future of Digital Dentistry" Seminar Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Gordon Christensen
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Sep 10, 2014

    The Argen Corporation will be hosting a seminar, The Future of Digital Dentistry, featuring guest speakers Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Bob Lowe. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm Pacific Time at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.    Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Bob Lowe will be joined by industry experts to speak on the benefits that cutting-edge, digital technology brings to both dental offices and dental laboratories. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Bob Lowe joining us for an exciting day of insight...

  • Henry Schein and Its Supplier Partners To Donate More Than $1 Million in Protective Equipment to Help Prevent Spread of Ebola
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Oct 15, 2014

    Henry Schein, Inc. announced today that, together with supplier partners, it will donate more than $1 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to help prevent the spread of Ebola. The Company is working closely with the CDC Foundation and with partner relief organizations including AmeriCares, Direct Relief, International Medical Corps and MedShare to continually monitor and assess the need for medical supplies to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which is the largest, most severe and complex epidemic in the region's history. The virus has already claimed nearly 4,000 lives out of...

  • Heraeus Kulzer Acquires Italian CAD/CAM Company EGS Srl
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Oct 06, 2014

    German dental supplier Heraeus Kulzer GmbH has acquired the Italian CAD/CAM manufacturer Enhanced Geometry Solutions (EGS Srl).Heraeus Kulzer GmbH is the parent company of Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics. EGS is a CAD/CAM company recognized for its leading 3D expertise and technology, targeted at the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market.  Headquartered in Bologna, Italy, EGS distributes its technologies worldwide. With over 15 years of CAD/CAM experience, EGS provides 3D scanners, CAD software and other digital tools for the entire scanning, modeling and...

  • DenMat Joins Fight Against Breast Cancer
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Oct 06, 2014

    DenMat plans to contribute a portion of all October sales, including a portion of those from this year’s ADA meeting in San Antonio, TX, toward the fight against Breast Cancer. The company is also releasing special pink-themed Flashlite Magna® 4.0 curing lights and PeriOptix® loupes and headlights for Breast Cancer Awareness month. For more, visit denmat.com or perioptix.com.

  • Sterngold Donates $10,000 to FDLT
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Oct 06, 2014

    Sterngold Dental has committed to a $5,000 cash donation and another $5,000 donation in products to the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT). The donation is intended to help advance our profession by developing a body of knowledge and programs for technicians and other members of the dental team. For more information on the FDLT, visit www.dentallabfoundation.org. For more on Sterngold, visit www.sterngold.com.

  • Ivoclar Vivadent Matches Donations for Oral Health America
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Oct 06, 2014

    Ivoclar Vivadent will match all donations to Oral Health America’s Wisdom Tooth Project® dollar for dollar through December 31, 2014, up to $50,000. The Wisdom Tooth Project is a comprehensive oral healthcare program designed to increase access to care, education and advocacy for older adults. For more information or to donate, visit oralhealthamerica.org/donate.

  • Don't Worry, it's Freemium!
    Product News · Whip Mix Corp. · Oct 03, 2014

    I attended a conference last week with some colleagues and throughout different presentations, I found myself writing down acronyms and new words and realized that even at the semi-young age of 33, I am old! I'm sure that I use words or phrases from time to time that throw my parents off for a beat, but last week, I was the one pulling out my phone to GTS (google that stuff). My favorite word of the week ended up being a favorite for a few of us, so that's why I'm using it today. The word: Freemium. According to wikipedia, this word is associated with a pricing strategy in which some products and/or...

  • Henry Schein Cares Foundation Ebola Relief Fund Opened In Response To Outbreak In West Africa
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Oct 02, 2014

    Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to dental, animal health and medical office-based practitioners, today announced the opening of the Henry Schein Ebola Relief Fund to support relief efforts related to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  The Henry Schein Ebola Relief Fund has been established through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide a way for Team Schein Members and others who are interested in supporting relief efforts to contribute.  Henry Schein will match all donations contributed to this fund...

  • September
  • Ivoclar Vivadent Announces IPS e.max Lab Finder
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Sep 17, 2014

    Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to introduce its “IPS e.max Lab Finder,” a new resource available at www.ivoclarvivadent.com to help dentists locate one of the more than 6,000 laboratories in North America currently using the clinically proven IPS e.max all-ceramic system. Created in response to the overwhelming demand from dentists to easily identify laboratories that can fabricate IPS e.max crowns, inlays, onlays, thin veneers, abutments, and bridges, the “IPS e.max Lab Finder” enables dentists to work with laboratories already skilled in utilizing IPS e.max materials to ensure...

  • Keystone Industries Announces Acquisition of Enamelite
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Sep 12, 2014

    As a part of continuing expansion into the dental manufacturing business, Keystone Industries has announced they have acquired Enamelite, a company with leading product designs using nano-particle size technology to produce spray ceramics and powders for dental use. With this acquisition, Keystone strengthens their role as a leading manufacturer for the dental industry, able to deliver more high-quality patented products that Enamelite has to offer while maintaining their well-known, quality reputation. James Vinson, one of the main managing partners for Enamelite, suddenly passed away in March...

  • Aurum Ceramic® Dental Laboratories Adds New Locations
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Sep 10, 2014

    Following on its recent acquisitions of Dynamic Dental Laboratory (Lethbridge, AB) and Creative Dental Lab (Charlottetown, PE), the management and staff of Aurum Ceramic/Classic Dental Laboratories are pleased to welcome Hub Dental Lab to the Aurum Group™ family. The Aurum Group currently has 15 laboratory locations across North America. Operating under the names Aurum Ceramic Dental Laboratories (Lethbridge) Co.; Aurum Ceramic Dental Laboratories (PEI) Inc; and Hub Dental Lab Ltd (A member of the Aurum Group of Companies), this adds the broad capabilities of the Aurum...

  • Ivoclar Vivadent Launches New More Than a Denture Websites
    Product News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Sep 10, 2014

    Ivoclar Vivadent announces the launch of its More Than a Denture consumer and professional websites. Designed to make today’s innovative solutions for removable dentistry easy for patients and professionals to take advantage of, the websites emphasize a simple and predictable approach for creating smiles that are comfortable, durable, and natural-looking. At the heart of the More Than a Denture system are Ivoclar Vivadent Removable (IVR) solutions. The More Than a Denture websites are extensions of the company’s highly successful patient education campaigns and online professional resources....

  • August
  • LMT Cruises to Budapest
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Aug 18, 2014

    Metallurgist Joe Tuccillo (left) and his wife, Gerri Cevetillo Tuccillo, met retired Ceramist Peter Fleischner while cruising on the MS Aria under the Chain BRIDGE in Budapest. Gerri and Joe were in the ship's lounge reading LMT and struck up a conversation with Peter. Both Joe and Peter were long time industry associates and friends of Carl Panzera. Carl has known Peter almost 50 years since he was an undergraduate and Peter was a PhD student in Ceramics at Rutgers. "His enthusiasm for his research inspired me to major in ceramics," says Carl via Facebook.

  • Heal the Effects of Domestic and Sexual Violence by Joining 'Virtual Race For Smiles'
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Aug 14, 2014

    Improve your own health while restoring the smile of someone in need: Join the Virtual Race for Smiles, which benefits the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program.  GBAS restores the smiles and lives of those who have suffered dental injuries from intimate partner, family, or sexual violence through the help of volunteer dental teams and donations. Upon receiving their new smiles, survivors report a significant increase in self-esteem, more employment opportunities and often a sense of closure.  The race, which will...

  • Straumann Launches CARES® Visual 8.8 Software and New Screw-Retained Bars
    Industry News · Straumann USA · Aug 07, 2014

    On May 5, 2014, Straumann® released CARES® Visual 8.8 software with new prosthetic options.  Included in the launch are the Straumann® CARES® Milled Bar and the Straumann® CARES® Basic Fixed Bar. These bars offer ideal restorations for fully edentulous patients and provide treatment flexibility on implant level and abutment level restorations and individual customization.The Straumann CARES Milled Bar offers a direct connection to implants and delivers a one-piece solution milled to your specifications.  The Straumann CARES Basic Fixed...

  • Whip Mix Announces Date for 3rd Annual Survive or Thrive Digital Forum
    Industry News · Whip Mix Corp. · Aug 05, 2014

    Whip Mix is pleased to announce it will be holding the 3rd annual Survive or Thrive Digital Forum on October 2nd and 3rd in Louisville, KY.

  • Henry Schein Reports Record Second Quarter Results
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Aug 04, 2014

    Henry Schein, Inc. reported record financial results for the quarter ended June 28, 2014. Net sales for the second quarter of 2014 were $2.6 billion, an increase of 9.3% compared with the second quarter of 2013. This consisted of 7.9% growth in local currencies and 1.4% growth related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 4.3% and acquisition growth was 3.6%. Net income attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the second quarter of 2014 was $116.2 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, an increase of 7.2% and 9.8%, respectively, compared with the second...

  • July
  • 3M Digital Oral Care Unveils New 3M™ True Definition Scanner
    Product News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jul 31, 2014

    As more dentists and orthodontists adopt digital scanning in their practices, innovating to provide the best user experience is more important than ever. 3M Digital Oral Care is changing the market again with exciting technological transformations to the 3M True Definition Scanner. The next generation system includes a revolutionary new wand with a profile so slim that it’s the smallest on the market. The new system will be released this fall in tandem with 3M™ True Definition Scanner Software 5.0 that supports faster, easier scanning with the same superior accuracy. With the new 3M...

  • Stratasys 3D Prints 14-Foot-Tall Giant Creature for Comic-Con 2014
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jul 23, 2014

    Stratasys Ltd. has collaborated with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts,  Legacy Effects, Condé Nast Entertainment and WIRED to create a 14-foot tall giant creature which will be showcased at the Comic-Con International 2014 conference. The conference takes place July 24-27 in San Diego, California.  The giant creature was designed by artists at the Stan Winston School. Engineers and technicians at Legacy Effects — the studio that brought to life Iron Man, Avatar, Pacific Rim and RoboCop characters — worked closely with Stratasys to build dozens of 3D-printed...

  • Keystone Industries Acquires The Harry J. Bosworth Company
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jul 21, 2014

    To further their goal of producing the most innovative, high quality products in the dental industry, Keystone Industries has announced they have acquired Harry J. Bosworth, a company dedicated to producing top-quality dental materials since 1912. The Bosworth Company, a business that has been committed to the improvement of the dental world on the practitioner side, is excited to join forces with another leader in the United States dental manufacturing industry. Customers of these two internationally recognized companies will receive extensive access to unique dental products. Milly Goldstein,...

  • Henry Schein to Webcast Second Quarter 2014 Conference Call Aug. 4 at 10am ET
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jul 21, 2014

    Henry Schein, Inc. announced today that it will release its second quarter 2014 financial results before the stock market opens on Monday, August 4, 2014, and will provide a live webcast of its earnings conference call on the same day beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. Speakers on the call will include Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, and Steven Paladino, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Investors can access the call through Henry Schein's website at www.henryschein.com, by clicking on the "Investor Relations"...

  • June
  • Stratasys Appoints Axsys Incorporated as Distributor of its Dental Series 3-D Printers.
    Industry News · Axsys Dental Solutions · Jun 26, 2014

    Wixom, MI, June 16, 2014: Expanding its solutions portfolio, Axsys Incorporated, a leading supplier of CAD/CAM and manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has entered into a Reseller Agreement with Stratasys, Inc.

  • Whip Mix Introduces Vericore® Gradient Temp Discs For Temporary Milled Restorations
    Product News · Whip Mix Corp. · Jun 19, 2014

    Vericore® Gradient Temp is a multi-layered PMMA material. Natural looking with ideal physical properties and high fluorescence, Vericore® Gradient Temp provides the milling laboratory with the perfect solution for long or short-term provisionals.

  • Modern Dental USA and Sundance Dental Laboratory Announce the Signing of a Strategic Partnership Agreement
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jun 13, 2014

    Mike Girard, CEO/President of Modern Dental USA, and Steve Dearien, President/Owner of Sundance Dental Laboratory, Scottsdale, AZ announced this week that the two companies have signed a strategic partnership agreement. Modern Dental USA recently announced the opening of its new headquarter facility in Troy, MI. In addition, in April 2014, Modern opened a state-of-the-art, high-tech, 20,000-square-foot digital processing center at the same location. Its parent company, Modern Dental Laboratory Ltd., is the largest dental laboratory group in the world, holding a leading market position throughout...

  • Henry Schein Climbs to #292 on the FORTUNE 500®
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jun 13, 2014

    Henry Schein, Inc. announced that it has climbed to #292 on the FORTUNE 500® ranking of America's largest corporations, marking its 10th anniversary as a FORTUNE 500 company.  The Company was ranked #296 on the 2013 list. Henry Schein had net sales in 2013 of $9.6 billion, up from $4.1 billion in 2004 when it first debuted on the FORTUNE 500 at #497.  Since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995, the Company's revenues have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16 percent. The FORTUNE 500 list is an annual ranking of America's...

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