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  • January
  • Knight Dental Group Acquires Precision Craft Dental Laboratory

    Knight Dental Group, Inc. announced the completion of a 100% asset investment in Precision Craft Dental Laboratory, Inc., Smithfield, RI. The transaction was completed on January 1, 2017.  

    The recent acquisition will strengthen Knight’s presence in the north eastern U.S. which began with the acquisitions of three dental laboratories in the New York area and most recently with Thompson Suburban Dental Laboratories in Maryland. 

    “With the completion of the Precision Craft acquisition, we have established a stronger presence in a critical dental market in the US eastern corridor. We are pleased to welcome our new Precision Craft team and grateful to have the leadership of Richard Napolitano and Ryan Napolitano in our Senior Management Team” says Warren Rogers, CEO of Knight Dental Group.

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  • Bill Ballard Joins ETI as Digital Dental Specialist

    ETI Digital Technology is excited to announce that our team is expanding once again! We are proud to introduce our Digital Dental Specialist, Bill Ballard. Bill has been a part of the dental industry for nearly 20 years and will be representing ETI Digital Technology in the Midwestern Region of the United States. Bill prides himself in providing excellent ongoing support, as well as assisting all of his customers with a smooth transition into the digital side of dentistry.

    We look forward to having Bill as a member of our team and are excited for him to help ETI Digital expand our CAD/CAM offerings to the Midwestern Region of the country!

    ETI Digital Technology

    January 12 at 4:37 pm

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  • Zahn Dental Chairman Norman Weinstock Retires

    On January 4th, Zahn Dental announced the retirement of Chairman Norman Weinstock.

    Weinstock joined the Henry Schein division as part of a partnership formed with the company in 1985, to purchase Zahn Dental. From the moment he joined Henry Schein, Weinstock became a pillar of the company as the leader of the Zahn Dental business and was instrumental in the start of the Henry Schein acquisition program and field sales force. His vast network throughout the dental community and clear vision for the future contributed greatly to the growth of the company's Global Dental, Prosthetics and Practice Solutions businesses.

    "As Norman and Sheila (his wife) move into a well-deserved retirement, I hope that all of Team Schein will join me in thanking Norman for his immeasurable contributions to our company, for his enduring friendship, and in wishing him many more years of health and happiness,” says Stan Bergman, Chairman and CEO. 

    Zahn Dental

    January 11 at 12:11 pm

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  • December 2016
  • New Courses and Price for Lab Technicians at 33rd Annual AACD Scientific Session in Las Vegas

    An expanded lab technician track, featuring two full days of education on the latest techniques and materials from top dental technicians in the field, will be included at the 33rd Annual AACD Scientific Session to be held April 18-21, 2017, at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino.

    The lab technician track will take place Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 and will include the following educators: Jed Archibald, CDT; John Archibald, CDT; James Choi; Miles Cone, DMD, CDT; Arian Deutsch, CDT; Von Grow; Leon Hermanides, CDT; Nelson A. Rego, CDT, AAACD; Dwight Rickert, CDT, FAACD; Javier Vasquez, DMD; and Bobby Williams, CDT.

    In addition to courses by these educators, lab tech attendees can select any other lectures and workshops they would like to attend from the full conference program, including AACD Accreditation track courses. 

    “We’re excited to have an expanded program for lab technicians at AACD 2017 in Las Vegas because we know laboratory technicians play an...

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  • Call for Board Member Candidates 2018

    The NADL, NBC, and Foundation are seeking individuals to fill open seats on the 2018 NADL Board of Directors, 2018 NBC Board of Trustees and 2018 FDLT Board of Trustees.

    New board members will be elected, or appointed, in the fall of 2017 and will take office on Jan. 1, 2018.

    The boards guide the organization through proven leadership, a shared vision and support for the missions of the association. If you enjoy collaborating with other professionals and have a desire to give back to your profession, we want you!

    Qualities of an Effective Board Member

    Serving as an association leader is both an honor and a reward. It requires a proven commitment to the organization and its missions and goals.

    Participating fully in association activities requires extra time and expense for attending meetings.

    Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to communicate are essential to effective teamwork.

    An effective board member brings their expertise and experience to provide value, but such experience...


    December 20 at 1:33 pm

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  • ModuleWorks Dental Framework wins benchmark test on Roland

    ModuleWorks Dental Framework wins a benchmark test based on calculation and milling times and the surface quality of the machined product.


    December 13 at 5:34 am

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  • DAL uses and resells exocam powered by ModuleWorks

    DAL DT Technologies uses “exocam powered by ModuleWorks” to provide a high-performance, fully integrated workflow for dental milling applications. DAL uses the technology in its own dental laboratories and is also an official reseller.


    December 13 at 3:59 am

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  • Glidewell Dental Expands to South America With Opening of Glidewell Colombia

    New Bogotá Lab Gives Colombian Dentists Access to Premier Restorative Materials

    Glidewell Dental

    December 8 at 10:34 am

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  • ClearChoice Dental Implant Center network announces East Coast expansion

    ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers® announced today the opening of two new centers in Alpharetta, GA and Ft. Washington, PA. These new centers are the most recent expansion for the ClearChoice network.  The ClearChoice Dental Implant Center in Alpharetta is the 2nd center to open in the Atlanta Area. Ft. Washington is the first center to open in the Philadelphia area and also the first center to open in the state of Pennsylvania.

    ClearChoice was founded in 2005 to provide an innovative all-in-one treatment facility for dental implant procedures. This concept provides patients of the affiliated practices with a collaborative treatment plan between the prosthodontist, oral surgeon and lab technician and delivers high quality care under one roof. The need for dental implant treatment is large and growing with nearly 38 million Americans expected to require dental prostheses by 2020. (1)

    “The mission of ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers is to provide the edentulous population...

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  • November 2016
  • Straumann Expands Service Portfolio Through Open STL File Accessibility

    A recent survey by LMT Communications, Inc. indicated that 69% of respondents subcontracted work, due to growing demand for customized abutments and bars, lack of in-house digital equipment, and insufficient staffing levels.1

    To address the aforementioned market dynamics and meet the needs of today’s dental laboratory, Straumann’s laboratory outsourcing service, CARES Scan & Shape, will now accept open STL files for Straumann CARES customized abutments, screw-retained bars and bridges, and tooth-borne restorations. US customers can use their existing log-in information to access their account, upload the selected open STL file and submit to the CARES Scan & Shape team for processing.  Users will receive a design proposal within 24 hours for approval or submit any modifications to the proposal within the online platform.  

    100% Swiss PrecisionIn line with growing demand for CADCAM restorations, Straumann recently completed an extensive expansion of its North...

    Straumann USA, LLC

    November 29 at 1:22 pm

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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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  • Whip Mix Corporation Launches New Line of 3D Printers and Resins

    Whip Mix has announced it is now the exclusive distributer for the Asiga 3D printers in the dental market for North America. 

    The Asiga 3D printers are fully compatible with leading 3D scanners and CAD software, such as 3Shape, Exocad and Dental Wings. They operate in an open system that allows users to use any suitable resin material they choose including a full line of Whip Mix VeriBuild® Resins. With three models to choose from, the Asiga 3D printers can efficiently produce dental models, surgical guides, splints, casting patterns, partial frameworks and custom impression trays. Nesting software is included on all Asiga printers at no additional cost.

    For More Information or call 800-626-5651.

    Whip Mix Corp.

    November 17 at 1:30 pm

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  • Zimmer Biomet Celebrates Grand Opening of Newly Renovated Institute

    In September, Zimmer Biomet celebrated the grand opening of its completely renovated, 20,000-sq-ft facility in Carlsbad, CA. Attendees toured the Simulated Patient Training Laboratory, met members of the Zimmer Biomet Dental Leadership Team and took a 3D virtual tour of the company’s sister training facility in Parsippany, NJ, which opened last February.

    “Opening not one but two enhanced training centers this year shows our ongoing commitment to providing increased and diversified opportunities for professional training,” says Ken Varner, Director of Institutes for Zimmer Biomet’s dental division.

    Zimmer anticipates holding 35 courses a year at the Carlsbad location; in August, it held its inaugural course for technicians, The Role of the Dental Laboratory in Utilizing New Techniques and Innovations in Implant Dentistry. It was taught by Ryan Napolitano, Director of Marketing & Operations, and Richard Napolitano, CDT, Owner and CEO, Precision Craft Dental Laboratory,...

    Zimmer Biomet

    November 16 at 2:27 pm

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    St. George Technology, supplier of the Excel Formula™ range of high quality dental products, has developed the world’s first hi-impact cold cure acrylic for dental use, which will improve dental lab productivity and reduce costs.

    St. George Technology, Inc.

    November 15 at 11:50 am

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  • Jensen Dental Hosts Course at Intelligent Touch in Woodbury, Minnesota

    Taught by Peter Pizzi, CDT, MDT, the two day hands on course covered a rationale methodology to help eliminate the frustrations often encountered during the diagnostic process. Attendees learned how incorporating communication, material options and selection, photography, and color communication into their daily regiment will enable them to achieve the highest level of predictability and satisfaction. 

    Jensen Dental

    November 7 at 3:32 pm

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  • Keystone Dental Inc. Partners with Core3dcentres® NA for Advanced Digital Dentistry Solutions

    Core3dcentres NA and Keystone Dental Inc. are pleased to announce that the two companies have entered into a unique partnership. Under the agreement, Core3dcentres NA will manufacture and distribute custom milled components for Keystone Dental’s TiLobe Connection of Prima, Genesis, and MAX-TL Implant Systems. This will create a streamlined operation, linked together by an Internet portal, which integrates the digitized patient data and facilitates the flow of information from clinician—to lab—to the Core3dcentres milling center. The end goal: enhanced efficiency between the clinician and lab, and satisfied patients with individualized esthetic custom abutments on their implants.

    Core3dcentres NA is ISO 13485:2012 and continues to undergo a rigorous certification process (including machined samples, material handling and product training) to ensure their Milling Centers are meeting the high standards and quality levels that Keystone Dental demands.

    “The partnership...


    November 7 at 3:16 pm

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  • Dr. Irwin Smigel Passes Away at 92

    Dr. Irwin Smigel, DDS, world-renowned Father of Aesthetic Dentistry, President of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, Inventor of Supersmile® Intelligent Smile Care passed away at his home in New York City on October 17, 2016. He is survived by his wife Lucia, daughter Bellanca, son Robert, six loving grandchildren, and his sister Eileen Schrott.

    Perhaps the most respected dental professional of the modern era, Dr. Irwin Smigel, DDS introduced the first-ever cosmetic bonding procedure in 1979 on the nationally-televised, hit TV show, That’s Incredible, demonstrating how easily and painlessly people could beautify their smiles in as little as one visit to the dentist.

    Regarded for years in professional circles around the world as the “Father of Aesthetic Dentistry,” Dr. Smigel was officially recognized in June 2009 by the National Museum of Dentistry, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, in a permanent installation called The Smile Experience, an...

    LMT Communications, Inc.

    November 2 at 3:22 pm

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  • DAL Welcomes Susan van Kinsbergen as VP of Quality and Production Systems

    Dental Arts Laboratories, Inc. (DAL) welcomes Susan van Kinsbergen, CDT, as Vice President of Quality and Production Systems. With over 30 years of practical experience in a variety of dental environments, Susan is a dynamic, articulate communicator offering superior technical, leadership and organizational skills. In her new role at DAL, Susan will lead the strategic and tactical direction of quality controls and production systems throughout the DAL family of laboratories.

    Dental Arts Laboratories, Inc.

    November 2 at 3:02 pm

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  • October 2016
  • American Cancer Society - Denim Day

    On October 7, 2016, Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. participated in American Cancer Society – Denim Day where employees can wear jeans to work for a $5.00 donation to benefit The American Cancer Society.  Debbie LaMond & Elaine Fleming, both breast cancer survivors, have been organizing this event since 2006.  Thanks to the generosity of so many employees and Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., close to $20,000 has been raised over the last ten years.  "Employees are excited to wear jeans to work and help support the campaign," said LaMond.  "I'm so proud of my co-workers and our company for their commitment to this cause."

    Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.

    October 24 at 10:44 am

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  • Jensen Dental Hosts Course at Champion's Crown & Bridge in Houston, Texas

    Taught by Peter Pizzi, CDT, MDT, the two day hands on course covered a rationale methodology to help eliminate the frustrations often encountered during the diagnostic process. Attendees learned how incorporating communication, material options and selection, photography, and color communication into their daily regiment will enable them to achieve the highest level of predictability and satisfaction.

    Jensen Dental

    October 24 at 10:09 am

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  • Glidewell Laboratories Launches Newport Biologics™ Line of Regenerative Materials

    Glidewell Laboratories is pleased to announce the availability of a new line of bone grafting products, to be sold under the Newport Biologics™ brand name. Featuring allograft and alloplast bone graft options, as well as resorbable barrier membranes and a collagen-based wound dressing, this product line is aimed at increasing clinician access to top-quality regenerative materials for use in cases marked by bone or soft tissue deficiencies.

    “The Newport Biologics line of bone grafting materials and resorbable barrier membranes represents the highest quality of regenerative products available,” said Dr. Neil Park, director of clinical affairs for Glidewell Laboratories. “By assembling only the most versatile, effective, and frequently used regenerative materials the industry has to offer, we hope to provide clinicians a simplified buying experience, unparalleled value, and the confidence to efficiently and reliably treat the majority of grafting indications.”


    Glidewell Dental

    October 17 at 5:27 pm

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  • Mathew Lane Joins Nobilium Team as Technical Rep

    Nobilium is expanding its presence on the West Coast of the USA and has hired Mathew T. Lane as a Technical Representative.  Matt formerly worked for Patterson Dental and Pepsico and has a wealth of technical experience to help Nobilium continue to grow digital dental technologies. Matt is based in Southern California to support Nobilium’s west coast distribution center.


    October 17 at 5:23 pm

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  • Emuge Opens New Cutting Tool Technology Center

    Emuge Corp. announced the opening of a new technology center, located at the company’s North American headquarters in West Boylston, MA, USA. The center, designed to be a full-service resource for manufacturers to apply cutting tool application strategies, is equipped with the latest 3 and 5-axis vertical machining centers, precision measuring devices and tool monitoring, in addition to an interactive classroom for training and seminars. The technology center will serve customers across the U.S. and Canada, enabling manufacturing professionals to test cut their applications and develop milling, drilling, and threading strategies to optimize tool life and performance and reduce cycle times.

    “Our new Technology Center was conceived as a resource for manufacturers to test new machining concepts and tools without tying up their valuable machines and manufacturing time,” explained Bob Hellinger, President of Emuge Corp.  “Our tooling engineers work directly with...

    Emuge Corp.

    October 17 at 3:57 pm

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  • Couple Loses Everything in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Charles and Debbie Phillips ran a small C&B dental lab from their home in Fayetteville, NC. Last week, hurricane Matthew flooded their home and laboratory, and they lost everything.

    A gofundme account has been set by an industry friend to help get them back on their feet. Click here to donate.

    If you're interested in donating equipment, check out the thread on Dental Lab Network here.

    LMT Communications, Inc.

    October 12 at 12:02 pm

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  • CreoDent Prosthetics names Danny Wong Senior VP and Calvin Song VP of Sales & Marketing

    CreoDent Prosthetics names Danny Wong Senior Vice President and Calvin Song Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Wong has over 40 years’ experience in the dental lab industry and is currently focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Song, with two decades of experience in customer relations, sales and marketing, continues to expand the CreoDent brand.

    Creo Dent Prosthetics LTD

    October 12 at 10:55 am

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