The finalists for the IPS e.max Smile Award 2016 have been selected. Nine teams have every right to be excited to see who will emerge as winner for the best IPS e.max project.
The panel of experts has decided: for each of the three regions represented in the contest, they have selected three teams whose work they found particularly exciting. Hundreds of teams, each consisting of a dentist and dental technician, submitted their case presentations accompanied by written and photographic documentation. Now the panel only has to decide who will be awarded first, second and third place. The final results will be announced at the award ceremonies in Madrid/Spain. The ceremonies will take place on 10 June 2016, on the eve of the 3rd International Expert Symposium organized by Ivoclar Vivadent.
Anticipation grows for announcement of the winner
The following teams have been shortlisted for the IPS e.max Smile Award 2016: Asia - Pacific: Dr Jineel Ham and HaSeong Yoo (Korea), Dr Baijun Sun and Benhui...
- October 2015
Robert Ganley, Chief Executive Officer for Ivoclar Vivadent, announced the promotions of several members of the organization’s North American executive team earlier this week. They include Sarah Anders to Chief Operating Officer, Dr. George Tysowsky to Senior Vice President Technology & Professional Relations, Dr. Michael Gaglio to Senior Vice President Marketing and Digital Communication, and Pierre Lamoure to Senior Vice President Clinical Sales.
"This is an exciting time for dentistry, with so much potential for growth," said Ganley. "Our success will depend upon clear vision, industry-leading innovation, and forward-based thinking. Under their leadership, we will continue to set new standards in providing outstanding service and support our customers and partners.”
Sarah Anders, MBA, Chief Operating OfficerSarah Anders has been promoted to the newly established position of Chief Operating Officer. In addition to her leadership role of Senior Vice President...
- May 2015
Ivoclar Vivadent congratulates Robert A. Ganley, CEO, on his 35-year anniversary with the company. As a leader throughout the dental industry, Ganley’s unique vision has propelled Ivoclar Vivadent‘s growth and expansion. With a passion for providing quality esthetic dentistry, Ganley’s leadership has led to the development of premier all-ceramic restorative materials, including IPS e.max, as well as comprehensive digital solutions for dental laboratories and dental practices. This and other Ivoclar Vivadent products continue to change esthetic restorative dentistry, enabling greater predictability, enhanced esthetics, and longer-lasting restorations.
“I have been fortunate to be surrounded by great people,” said Ganley. “That’s what makes this company so special.” Under Ganley’s direction, Ivoclar Vivadent has grown significantly, with 3,200 employees now working worldwide in 120 countries. His leadership has enabled Ivoclar Vivadent...
Ivoclar Vivadent has donated $100,000 for emergency relief and assistance in the re-establishment of dental health services.
As an expression of solidarity and a contribution to helping the people left destitute by the earthquake in Nepal, Ivoclar Vivadent has pledged $100,000 for immediate aid to the Red Cross, which is helping the survivors at the disaster scene.
In addition, Ivoclar Vivadent is in contact with its local representative and the Nepal Dental Association and will provide sustained assistance in the re-establishment of dental services in the country.
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. A powerful quake of 7.8 magnitude struck parts of the country on 25 April, killing more than 7,000 people and causing extreme devastation. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the Himalaya region in more than 80 years. Earlier this week, Nepal was hit again by a series of earthquakes.
- November 2014
As of October, laboratories that own Wieland Zenotec milling machines—Zenotec mini, Zenotec select dry machines, and Zenotec select hybrid machines—under warranty are eligible for free backup milling.
In the event of an equipment breakdown that can’t be resolved remotely by Wieland technicians, customers can send the digital design file to Wieland Precision Technology and receive the case as soon as the next day. Restorations are milled using Wieland brand materials at no charge; a limited selection of other brands of materials is available for a fee.
For details, call Wieland customer service at 800-533-6825; in Canada, 800-263-8182.
Since October of last year, Ivoclar Vivadent has been engaged in patent infringement litigation in the United States and Germany against Dentsply International Inc., Dentsply Prosthetics U.S. LLC, and Degudent GmbH (“Dentsply”). These lawsuits filed by Ivoclar Vivadent sought to stop the sale and/or importation of certain lithium silicate dental blanks sold by Dentsply, and Ivoclar Vivadent was asserting that these Dentsply products infringed Ivoclar Vivadent patents. Today, Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Dentsply to settle the dispute, under which Ivoclar Vivadent will dismiss any pending lawsuits against Dentsply in exchange for Dentsply executing a global patent license and settlement agreement with Ivoclar Vivadent. Ivoclar Vivadent considers its technology very valuable and will actively enforce its intellectual property rights against unauthorized use of its technology, particularly any patents it owns that cover...
- October 2014
Ivoclar Vivadent Announces a New Partnership with BEGO USA
With Selective Laser melting, BEGO USA produces high quality metal copings and bridges
Amherst, NY…Ivoclar Vivadent announces its new partnership with BEGO USA through its association with Wieland Precision Technology to provide digital alloy options with Selective Laser Melting and CAD/Casting. This new partnership solidifies Wieland Precision Technology as a comprehensive outsourcing production center and solution for laboratories to help increase their efficiency for producing quality metal-based restorations.
The Selective Laser Melting offered by BEGO USA and Wieland is a form of rapid prototyping or sterolithography completed using laser technology to melt alloy powder into thin layers. These thin layers are then melted together to create homogenous copings and bridges. Compared to restorations cast in the same alloy, restorations featuring alloys processed with Selective Laser Melting offer higher tensile strength,...
Ivoclar Vivadent introduces IPS e.max Press Multi, a new lithium disilicate material that will revolutionize laboratory pressing techniques. With lifelike shade progression from the dentin region to the incisal areas, IPS e.max Press Multi the solution for fabricating esthetic and multi-dimensional restorations in a monolithic form.
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.
- September 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 the best possible results for the patients.
From the www.ivoclarvivadent.com homepage, simply clicking on the “IPS e.max Lab Finder” icon brings dentists to a search page, where they can identify laboratories either by name or by location. Selecting “Search By Location” takes the dentist to a map of their geographic area, underneath which is a list of the closest...
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. The consumer-oriented www.morethanadenture.com website features a variety of real-life stories that denture patients can relate to, in addition to a wealth of easy to understand information that guides them through the denture selection and fabrication process.
“Most denture wearers don’t realize there are choices when it comes to the quality of their dentures,” explains...
- May 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 to vote for them. The top 20 will meet with a participating AACD dentist for a treatment consultation, and then a panel of dental professionals will select up to five winners, who will be announced in September through AACD’s Facebook page. The winners will have a chance to show off their smile makeovers onstage at AACD 2015 in San Francisco, the Academy’s 31st annual scientific session,...
- January 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 base, it becomes necessary to create a structure which provides a more effective level of communication and coordination,” said Robert Ganley CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent. “This management change and Ms. Anders’ new position will strengthen Ivoclar Vivadent and its ready ability to maintain Operational Excellence that supports growth and success in 2014 and beyond.”
- December 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 design, Mr. Sexton previously served as South East Regional Manager for Dental EZ in Atlanta, GA. "Mr. Sexton's knowledge, experience, and positive attitude will be valuable assets as part of the Wieland Sales Team," said Stanley N. Maragos, Vice President and General Manager for Wieland Dental.
Mr. Sexton also becomes parts of the larger Ivoclar Vivadent Technical Sales Team. Ivoclar Vivadent acquired...
- November 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 some relief to the survivors and speed up the reconstruction of the affected regions."
Ivoclar Vivadent in the Philippines
Ivoclar Vivadent has been operating a manufacturing plant for ceramic and resin teeth near the Philippine capital Manila since 1993. The company employs about 300 people at this location. Neither the employees nor the manufacturing plant were directly affected by the typhoon's...
- October 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent AG CEO Robert Ganley Honored at American College of Prosthodontists Conference in Las Vegas
Ivoclar Vivadent AG, of Schaan, Lichtenstein CEO Robert Ganley, was honored at the American College of Prosthodontists 2013 Annual Session at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on October 10. He was recognized with Brasseler USA Chairman, President and CEO Don L. Waters as Honorary Directors of the ACP Education Foundation.
"I'd like to thank the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and its members for presenting me with this honor. Prosthodontists play a vital role in advancing quality dentistry today to improve patient outcomes," said Mr. Robert Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent worldwide.
"Over the years, Ivoclar Vivadent has enjoyed its wonderful relationship with the ACP. As an Honorary Director of the Education Foundation, I promise to carry on the rich tradition of the foundation and its purpose."
"To recognize Bob Ganley for his outstanding contributions and continued support to our organizations and prosthodontics is such a pleasure," said Ms. Nancy Deal Chandler, Executive Director...
Ivoclar Vivadent has founded a subsidiary in Russia, enhancing its presence in growing markets.
The Moscow-based subsidiary was formally inaugurated on September 19, 2013. The new subsidiary will be instrumental in scaling up the company's activities in the Russian market. Managing Director Stephan Uhlmann explains: "We have restructured our marketing and sales office into a subsidiary. This means that we now have our own warehouse logistics in Russia and are able to respond to the demands of our customers with considerably more flexibility."
Additionally, an ICDE (International Center for Dental Education) has been established simultaneously with the subsidiary and will enable the company to attend customers in the market more thoroughly and effectively with product training courses and high-profile presentations.
For further information, please visit www.ivoclarvivadent.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the above photo: Opening of the new Ivoclar Vivadent subsidiary...
Ivoclar Vivadent announces it will conduct an online broadcast addressing the future of CAD/CAM in the dental laboratory on October 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST. Interested laboratory professionals can register at www.FutureofCADCAM.com
The Future of CAD/CAM online broadcast will provide viewers with the information they need to create sustainable business growth while taking advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead in the dental laboratory industry. Because different laboratories have different needs, the broadcast will address several processing solutions to support a variety of laboratory goals.
Matt Roberts, CDT, AAACD, will demonstrate world-class esthetics and ways to satisfy all of a laboratory's restorative needs by blending both traditional techniques with new digital solutions. Nelson Rego, CDT, AAACD, will describe "real life" CAD/CAM integration and new bottom-line results that will change viewers' outlooks toward the future of the dental laboratory industry. Lee...
Marketing Material Portal Makes Customizing IPS e.max Literature Easy and Effective
Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to introduce the "Smile to the Max Resource Center," an online portal of customizable marketing materials for laboratories that provide IPS e.max restorations. Created in response to the overwhelming demand for customized marketing and education literature about IPS e.max, the "Smile to the Max Resource Center" makes it easy for laboratories to select and create the specific marketing materials they need.
From IPS e.max logos to website copy, and from patient photos and testimonials to statement stuffers, brochures, and postcards, the "Smile to the Max Resource Center" features different marketing materials, all of which can be customized in a few simple steps. More materials will be added as the site progresses, including literature from other product categories.
The "Smile to the Max Resource Center" is accessed by registering a username and password at www.theworldspeaksemax.com....
Ivoclar Vivadent announces the launch of the Virtual XD, an advanced system of VPS impression materials. The system features new "Xtra-Definition" wash materials resulting in more accurate and better fitting restorations, minimizing the need for retakes.
Virtual XD impression materials offer many of the high quality benefits dentists have come to expect from the original Virtual system including high tear strength, superior elastic recovery and outstanding dimensional stability.
New benefits include Optimized flow characteristics for deeper penetration into the sulcus and improved coverage of the preparation; Advanced wetting ability for precise detail reproduction of both soft and hard tissue; and Higher tear strength to maintain the integrity of margins and fine detail upon removal of the impression.
The system also includes a new automatic impression material mixer for 380ml cartridges. The mixer has a designated mixing program and two mixing speeds for an optimal, void-free mix....
- July 2013
Since 2001, Candulor AG has organized the KunstZahnWerk® , "Art of Denture" Competition culminating with awards and participants' cases being presented at the IDS in Cologne (Germany).
In 2012, Candulor USA held the 1st North American "Art of Denture" Competition with technicians from the US and Canada participating. All finished cases were presented in Chicago during 2012 LMT Lab Day. All submitted incredible work, with Arian Deutsch (Surprise, AZ) placing 1st in the Overall category (see case pictured above) and Jack Edwards (Fullerton, CA) placing 1st in the digital documentation category.
Now it's time for the 2nd North American "Art of Denture" Competition. Contestants from the USA and Canada will have the opportunity to display their proficiency in the field of Removable Dentures by making a fully removable upper and a lower supported by locators. The finished cases will be judged by a jury of professionals, and the competition will culminate with an awards presentation in Chicago...
Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to announce that Robert Fraass has accepted the position of Vice President of Finance. In this position, he will be responsible for all finance functions of Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. and its subsidiaries. This includes accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis, credit, tax and treasury. Recently, Mr. Fraass served as an Executive Director of Finance for the largest division of Greatbatch, a publicly held medical device company located in Clarence, NY. Rob resides in Clarence, NY with his wife and two children.
"This is an exciting time in dentistry, with so much potential for growth," said Ivoclar Vivadent CEO Robert Ganley."Our continued success will depend upon clear vision, industry-leading innovation and forward-based thinking. Rob is a strong addition to our management team."
Earlier this year, Ivoclar Vivadent acquired two new businesses—Wieland Dental and Wieland Precision Technology—to complement its breadth of products and services....
Ivoclar Vivadent announces expansion of LabShop for easy, convenient ordering
- June 2013
To expand its distribution and to better serve the customer's needs, Candulor USA has moved its operations to the Ivoclar Vivadent headquarters in Amherst, NY. Candulor will continue as a separate division, while running customer service and logistics through Ivoclar Vivadent. Ted Smudde, Managing Director of Candulor USA since 2008, will continue to head the Candulor Division from Amherst, NY.
"This is a great opportunity for our customers," said Smudde. "Ivoclar Vivadent's reputation and tradition within the dental laboratory business is second to none. Our customers will really benefit from this relationship. They will continue to experience great service...just more of it."
As part of this integration, all of Candulor's products are now available for purchasing online as part of Ivoclar Vivadent's LabShop - www.shopivoclarvivadent.com. Customers with questions can also call 800 436-3827.
"Candulor represents premier quality in the area of removable prosthetic products," added Smudde....
- May 2013
Ivoclar Vivadent Recognized for Excellence, Innovation, and Leadership in Cosmetic Dentistry