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  • FDLT's 2015 Grant and Scholarship Deadlines

    The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT) is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit created in 2008 to advocate and raise awareness of the necessity of dental laboratory technology education for dental technicians and other effected members of the dental team.

    The Foundation provides grants and scholarships to interested candidates for advanced education and develops educational programs that are relevant and accessible to both dental technicians working in the laboratory as well as dental laboratory technology students.

    With the help of The Foundation’s generous donors, they were able to offer a number of grant and scholarship opportunities this year, with the following grant opportunities still available to interested candidates:

    Kois Center Education Grant – deadline to apply: 9/15/2015 The Kois Center Education Grant will award one (1) seat in the Biomechanics I & II course at no charge. The charge for such a course would typically retail for $9,995.

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  • Federal Judge Suspends Overtime Rule Set to Take Effect December 1st

    A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction on November 22nd, blocking an overtime regulation that, as of December 1st, would have qualified millions more Americans for overtime pay. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant agreed with 21 states and a coalition of business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ruling that the Department of Labor had exceeded its authority by raising the overtime salary limit so significantly.

    Under the new regulations, the salary limit below which workers automatically qualified for overtime pay would rise to $47,476 from $23,660. Some workers whose salaries exceed the threshold would qualify for overtime pay depending on job duties. (See details on the overtime regulations here.)

    The injunction is only a temporary measure that suspends the regulation until the judge can issue a final ruling on the merits. In a statement, the Labor Department said it strongly disagreed with the decision and was considering all legal options, raising the possibility...

    LMT Communications, Inc.

    November 23 at 9:33 am

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  • Finalists Confirmed for the IPS e.max Smile Award

    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...

    Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.

    April 15, 2016

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  • Fricke Dental International, Inc. Receives ISO 13485: 2003 certification by BSI

    Fricke Dental International, Inc. is proud to announce it has received ISO 13485: 2003 certification by BSI for the manufacture and distribution of resins used in the Dental Laboratory Profession and by Dentists, Denturists and Dental Technicians.

    Companies that achieve this certification are recognized within the medical device industry and by international regulatory bodies as operating at the highest standards of quality. This certification provides external objective evidence and recognition of leading management systems, achievement of continual high quality standards and customer satisfaction.

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