NewsBriefs

All the latest news from vendors in the industry

  • July
  • 3M Digital Oral Care Unveils New 3M™ True Definition Scanner
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Product News · July 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
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Miscellaneous · July 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
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · July 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
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · July 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.
    Axsys Dental Solutions · Industry News · June 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
    Whip Mix Corp. · Product News · June 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
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · June 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®
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · June 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...

  • Amann Girrbach Opens West Coast Training Center
    Becky Tyre · Industry News · June 09, 2014

    In May, Amann Girrbach America celebrated the opening of its West Coast Training Center located in Esthetic Professionals’ state-of-the-art facility in Tarzana, CA. A complement to the company’s North Carolina training center, the new location will offer hands-on seminars and product demonstrations for both customers and employees. Founded by Dr. Bruce Crispin, Esthetic Professionals’ 16,000-sq.-ft. facility houses a dental education center, dental laboratory and private practices, and is fully equipped with Amann Girrbach design stations, desktop scanners and milling technology.

  • Sirona Dental Inc. Announces Keurig™ Coffee Maker Give-Away
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Miscellaneous · June 03, 2014

    Sirona Dental, Inc. is pleased to announce a special incentive for all commercial dental laboratories that complete an in-house demonstration of Sirona’s full line of inLab® CAD/CAM solutions. Specifically, Sirona will reward all dental laboratories that complete a full Sirona inLab system demonstration between June 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014 with a Keurig® K145 OfficePRO® Brewing System.  Participants will also receive a bonus 12 Count K-Cup® variety box that includes 12 different delicious blends of coffee.  Dental laboratories can register for...

  • DentalEZ® Group Announces the Retirement of President Gordon W. Hagler
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · June 02, 2014

    DentalEZ Group, a supplier of innovative products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, announced today that Gordon W. Hagler will retire from his position as President and COO on July 3, 2014 following almost a decade of service with the company.  “We are extremely grateful for all of Gordon’s substantial contributions and leadership not only within our organization but to the dental industry as a whole,” remarked Jeffrey E. Perelman, CEO of DentalEZ Group. “Gordon has been an essential part of DentalEZ‘s success, and he can look back on...

  • May
  • Whip Mix Introduces Preppies Plus®
    Whip Mix Corp. · Product News · May 23, 2014

    Whip Mix Corporation has introduced new Preppies Plus®. Preppies Plus® is a unit dose flour of pumice paste specifically formulated with Chlorhexidine gluconate, a known antimicrobial agent.

  • 3Shape Presents LABcare
    3Shape, Inc. · Product News · February 25, 2013

    A comprehensive support, education and upgrade program for all Dental System users 3Shape's LABcare™ package is automatically given to every 3Shape Dental System™ subscribed user. LABcare™ is designe

  • AACD Launches 'Smile Story' Contest to Award Makeovers, Raise Cosmetic Dentistry Awareness
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Miscellaneous · May 06, 2014

    The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has launched “The Smile Story Contest” that will enhance the smiles and change the lives of up to five lucky people, while raising awareness about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. The Smile Story Contest launched April 30 at AACD 2014 in Orlando, the Academy’s 30th anniversary scientific session. Entrants will submit their smile story telling why they deserve a new smile, plus a photo, at www.yoursmilebecomesyou.com. A public voting period, June 11-June 30, will allow entrants to ask their friends, family, and social networks...

  • Whip Mix Expands CAD/CAM Solutions with the ProJet 1200 3D Printer
    Whip Mix Corp. · Product News · May 02, 2014

    Whip Mix is excited to announce a new addition to our digital solutions, the ProJet 1200 printer from 3D Systems.

  • 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...

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