• 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...

  • 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...

  • 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
  • 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...

  • 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
  • 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
  • Maverick Dental Celebrates 10 Years, Opens New Headquarters
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 26, 2013

    Owners of Maverick Dental Laboratories, a full-service dental laboratory in Monroeville, PA, celebrated the company's 10-year anniversary with the opening of a new headquarters. Co-owners Joseph Fey and Larry Albensi decided that to continue the rapid growth of Maverick Dental, the company would need a larger facility to accommodate more employees and additional manufacturing equipment. The search led them to a former automotive dealership, which merged the optimal design of office space and industrial-style workspace. "With as many as 20 percent of the nation's auto dealerships vacant from...

  • Henry Schein Signs Agreement to Invest in BioHorizons
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 26, 2013

    Company Advances Strategy to Enhance Position in Dental Specialty Markets With Investment in Implant Manufacturer

  • Ivoclar Vivadent Supports Victims of Typhoon in the Philippines
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 21, 2013

    Ivoclar Vivadent AG will donate 200,000 USD to support the people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan with immediate relief measures. A total of 100,000 USD of the donation will be provided to the Philippine Red Cross for direct emergency relief. A further 100,000 USD will be used for the re-establishment of dental health care measures for the population at large. Christoph Zeller, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, explains the company's commitment: "We feel great sympathy for the Philippine people and we share their suffering and despair. We hope that our donation will provide at least...

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  • Whip Mix Introduces Milling Services For Dental Laboratories
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 18, 2013

    Whip Mix is proud to offer milling services for dental laboratories. Whether laboratories are in need of back-up milling or are building their digital workflow, Whip Mix Milling Services guarantees support when they need it, providing a 3-day turnaround time on all restorations. Offering full contour crowns, substructures, wax patterns and custom hybrid abutments, all restorations are milled using Vericore Milling Discs and the Roland DWX-50 milling machine. Whip Mix has a highly trained team of expert professionals that will work with laboratories to guarantee they receive consistent and predictable...

  • Multiple New Nobel Biocare Solutions Launched at EAO Congress
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 06, 2013

    The 22nd annual meeting of the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), October 17-19, 2013, served as the platform for Nobel Biocare to launch several new innovative solutions, each focused on improving patient treatment outcomes while increasing efficiency for both clinicians and laboratories. At the Convention Center Dublin, Ireland, Nobel Biocare showcased products and services which further highlight the company's commitment to leading innovation. All of the solutions presented will play important roles in Nobel Biocare's upcoming new seamless and fully integrated digital treatment...

  • Henry Schein Reports Record Third Quarter Results
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 05, 2013

    Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, reported record financial results for the quarter ended September 28, 2013. Net sales for the third quarter of 2013 were $2.3 billion, an increase of 5.3% compared with the third quarter of 2012. This consisted of 5.2% growth in local currencies and 0.1% growth related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 3.4% and acquisition growth was 1.8% (see Exhibit A for details of sales growth). Net income...

  • 2013 FDLT Pillar Scholarship Winners Recognized
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 01, 2013

    The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (The Foundation or FDLT), announced the nine winners of the 2013 Pillar Scholarship. The purpose of The Foundation is to advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by developing educational curriculum and programs that will be relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team. The Foundation is pleased to congratulate the following recipients: Angela Askalsky, Trumbull, CT; Daniel Silva, Matthews, NC; Enesa Hadzijusufovic, Palm Harbor, FL; Jennifer Krueger, Brownsville, MN; Jennifer Nguyen, Portland, OR;...

  • Dentists Voice Overwhelming Support For Materials Certification
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 01, 2013

    A nationwide survey of dentists found 91.2 percent of respondents favoring the certification of the composition and ADA classification of the restorative materials they prescribe. More than 97 percent said they would favor dental labs that included free materials certification with every case they ship. The survey was conducted by the IdentAlloy/IdentCeram Council, an industry non-profit that provides participating suppliers with certificates attesting to the composition and ADA classification of their products. The suppliers then include the certificates free with the materials they ship to labs...

  • October 2013
  • Don Albensi Earns Top Honors in Pittsburgh
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · October 30, 2013

    Albensi Laboratories is named one of the 2013 Top Workplaces in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Based on employee surveys about the company's leadership, career opportunities and work flexibility, Albensi was ranked sixth among 50 small companies (those with 50-149 employees). As one employee put it, "The management team appreciates my work, and is very supportive and great to work for." Based on the same survey, Don Albensi, Sr., CEO of Albensi Laboratories, was named the 2013 Top Boss for a small company. "I probably have as much enthusiasm today, if not more, than I did 34 years...

  • LSK121 Oral Prosthetics Celebrates Expansion
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · October 29, 2013

    In October, LSK121 Oral Prosthetics, Naperville, IL, hosted an Expansion Reveal Celebration for its clients showcasing the laboratory's 22,000-sq-ft expansion and renovation. "This additional space allows us to continue on the path of innovation, service and reliability our customers have come to expect," says Owner Luke Kahng, CDT. Guests were treated to demonstrations and lectures including a complimentary CE course presented by Dr. Joseph Caruso, DDS, MS, FICD, FACD, as well as a dinner, wine tasting and relaxation sessions with a licensed masseuse. The lab is also launching a host of new lab/office...

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