• 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...

  • February
  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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
  • Sterngold Announces Appointment of Ryan Mansfield As Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · November 27, 2013

    Sterngold Dental, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Mansfield as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ryan will work out of Sterngold's corporate office in Attleboro, MA. In this position, Ryan's main priority will be the day-to-day management of the Company's Sales, Marketing and Educational activities. Ryan brings several years of Sales and Marketing experience in partnership development, direct and channel sales, brand strategy and marketing communications both within and outside the dental industry. Ryan will report directly to President and CEO, Gordon Craig. "I am very...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nobilium Welcomes Matt Tait, RDT
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · November 18, 2013

    Matt Tait, RDT, is a field-based Technical Representative and CAD-CAM Specialist. He has technical support responsibility for the Southeastern USA and CAD-CAM support nationally. SUMMARY: 40 years of experience as a dental technician working through every aspect of management, specializing in partial denture frameworks, implant work and European style multi-sectional engineering with a good knowledge of CAD-CAM. Created, developed and managed an implant department. Strong leadership abilities with a proven record of growing laboratories through employee/team/management development.

  • 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...

  • Sterngold Announces Promotion of Gordon Craig to President & CEO
    LMT Communications, Inc. · Personnel News · November 05, 2013

    Sterngold Dental, LLC is pleased to announce that Gordon Craig has been appointed President and CEO of the company. In his new capacity, Gordon will lead the strategic vision of the company and oversee day-to-day business operations. "Sterngold has a strong history within the industry and I look forward to continuing growth and further development of Sterngold. We will be implementing changes with respect to how we market and our strategic vision in providing additional value to our customers. Over the next year, I will focus on aligning the various aspects of the organization around a renewed...

  • 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...

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