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MaxSteam showcased its new MS MAXFLEXINJECTION system. Made in Italy, the system offers digital control, automatic injection, and fast and easy processing. You select the time (up to 60 minutes) and temperature...See more (up to 400oC) appropriate for the material and then insert the flask. You can use any quality biocompatible colored or transparent material, including nylon, to fabricate flexible dentures, bite guards and mouthguards. The unit weighs 22kg, measures 20x32x45cm and has a maximum pressure of six bars. For more information, call +39 0522371903, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.maxsteam.it.
Holly Garvin from Dental Associates in Appleton, WI (pictured) and Alex Sakovich from Smile Builders in Palatine, IL, were lucky winners of an iPAD Air in Vident’s LAB DAY Chicago drawing. Anyone...See more who attended a Vident clinic at the show had the chance to enter to win; an entry form was included in a pre-show mailer, making it easy for attendees to choose from six Vident clinics—covering everything from full contour zirconia to removable dentures—and complete the form and drop the entry in the raffle box at LAB DAY.
BEGO USA and EOS announced an exclusive North American partnership focused on using a proprietary laser-melting, 3D metal printing process to fabricate removable partial dentures and fixed crowns and bridges....See more “We have a long-term collaborative relationship with EOS and we see the positive impact for our dental laboratory partners from this cooperation,” said Axel Klarmeyer, Global Chief Sales Officer at BEGO. “EOS is a manufacturing innovator across a wide spectrum of major industries. This know-how combined with BEGO’s dental expertise will assist our laboratory partners to meet the competitive demands of today and tomorrow.”
PEEK—poly-ether-ether-ke-tone—was the talk of the IDS in Cologne last year; now, it’s come to the U.S. in the form of the JUVORA Dental Disc made from PEEK sourced directly and exclusively...See more from Invibio® Biomaterial Solutions, a global leader of PEEK biomaterials. Available from JUVORA Inc., the disc received FDA clearance for milling frameworks for complete and partial removable dentures and implant overdentures earlier this year. “PEEK has had some use historically in dental applications such as abutments and healing caps. However, now with the JUVORA Dental Disc, dental professionals in the U.S. have the ability to use CAD/CAM technology for precision designing PEEK frameworks for removable prostheses,” explained Nicole Czechowski, Business Development Manager, JUVORA Dental Innovations. The JUVORA Dental Disc is lightweight, biocompatible, radiolucent, highly wear and abrasion resistant, and has elastic properties similar to that of human bone. JUVORA’s type of PEEK has been replacing metal in implantable medical device applications for more than a decade. “It is the only PEEK material with such a long-term history, used in more than four million implanted medical devices,” said Czechowski, noting that the off-white polymer comes in 98-mm discs and can be milled in 4- or 5-axis open systems. It’s available only to JUVORA Certified Partners (Panthera Dental is the first JUVORA Certified Partner in North America). To become a certified partner, labs must participate in a two-hour training session via teleconference and complete a hands-on component. A training video and reference materials are also provided to ensure labs are fully supported post-certification. “In addition to training and telephone support, certified partners receive a marketing kit to promote the new offering to dentist-customers. Because of the potential patient benefits that come with this high-strength, metal-free solution, we are seeing labs charge a premium for it over metal frame dentures,” said Czechowski. For details, call 651-324-4208, email email@example.com or visit www.juvoradental.com.
All day Friday, the LB Promenade was buzzing with LAB DAY attendees trying to get a look at the display of 28 entries in the second North American Art of Denture (KunstZahnWerk®) Competition, sponsored...See more by Ivoclar Vivadent and LMT. During the Friday afternoon award ceremony, Sarah Anders, Ivoclar Vivadent’s new Senior Vice President of North American Sales, was on hand to congratulate the winners. “The Art of Denture Competition allows us to celebrate the incredible skills of dental technicians from across North America. The winners continue to amaze us with their abilities and creativity,” said Anders. The first place winner for Best Work Overall, taking home the Candulor award trophy and $1,000, was Bart Hyde, Owner of Hyde Dental Prosthetics in Fallon, NV. Because of increased interest in the competition this year, Hyde had been on the waiting list for a competition kit and received his a month late, after another technician dropped out. He dedicated his win to his nephew, who passed away in January. Second place overall and $750 went to Julien Bory, Lafond Desjardins, Quebec, Canada, and third place and $500 went to Jonathan Trotter, Choate Ceramic Lab, Conroe, TX. Awards were also given for Best Documentation, with first place going to Julien Bory’s video-documented submission (click here to watch the full video). Second place was awarded to Jack Edwards, Edwards Design Studio, Fullerton, CA, and third place went to Eugene Royzengurt, Apple Dental Lab, Sandy, UT. The technician-participants created fully removable upper and lower dentures supported by locators. Contestants were required to set up the cases in lingualized occlusion using the Gerber technique and submit them on a semi-adjustable articulator. All cases were judged by an independent jury made up of prosthetics specialists. Ivoclar Vivadent provided the competition kits, which included the appropriate plaster models, denture teeth, implant parts and a detailed patient history. Editor’s Note: Look for Bart Hyde’s winning case in a future issue of LMT.
Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · May 1-2 · Sarasota, FL
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...See more 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
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...See more 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 of the American College of Prosthodontists and ACP Education Foundation. "Bob has a deep understanding of the dental market and its customers. His vision, leadership, dedication and service help advance the field of prosthodontics." As the Chief Executive Officer of Ivoclar Vivadent, AG, Mr. Ganley is responsible for the worldwide business of Ivoclar Vivadent and has been with the organization for more than 30 years. Under Mr. Ganley's direction, the organization has become the worldwide leader in innovative materials and processes for quality, esthetic dentistry. After graduating from St. Bonaventure University with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, he received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Ganley began his career with KPMG. In 1980, he moved to Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., as Vice President. He was named President of Ivoclar Vivadent North America in 1990, and, in 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Mr. Ganley was named an Honorary Director of the ACPEF Education Foundation earlier this year. ABOUT AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PROSTHODONTISTS The American College of Prosthodontists is the professional association of dentists with advanced specialty training in oral health issues. Prosthodontists restore and replace teeth to create optimal oral health, both in function and appearance. From placing dental implants, crowns, veneers, dentures to performing cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, prosthodontics is a recognized specialty by the American Dental Association. For further information, please visit www.GoToAPro.org or send an email to Carolyn Barth, Media Relations.
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...See more 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 at the 2014 LMT Lab Day. Candulor and CAMLOG will provide, free of charge, the full patient case including the appropriate plaster models, Candulor Composite NFC+ denture teeth, Camlog implant parts, and a detailed patient case history. The jury will be composed of prosthetics specialists, including a university professor, master dental technician, an implant specialist, and a Candulor specialist. Winners will receive their prizes at the Candulor press conference in Chicago during 2014 LMT Lab Day. All finished cases will be prominently displayed on the LB Promenade at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel. Prices for the best work overall category: 1st prize: $ 1,000 2nd prize: $ 750 3rd prize: $ 500 Participants are encouraged to submit step-by-step documentation in order to win additional prizes in the categories of "Digital Documentation" and "Hardcopy Documentation". Select step-by-step documentations will be submitted to select Dental magazines for publication. Registration: Registration deadline: September 30th, 2013. To register, click here: http://www.kunstzahnwerk.com/kzw-north-america/englisch/2014/registration.html For more information click here: http://www.kunstzahnwerk.com/kzw-usa/englisch.html Or call 800.436.3827 for more information Sign up now and show your know how!
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,...See more 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. "We have a wide range of products which allow for the creation of individual dentures and the Candulor philosophy attaches great importance to meeting the esthetic requirements of the patient." Candulor has been a part of the Ivoclar Vivadent Group for over 40 years, running as a separate business. Founded in 1936 and based in Switzerland, Candulor teeth were first introduced to the U.S. market in 1952 by Swissedent.
Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · July 19, 2012
In January, dental professionals joined forces for Heaven D.E.N.T., providing 20 uninsured individuals with free dentures over the course of a weekend.
Anchorage area lab is looking for an experienced denture technician for full-time employment. Candidate should have comprehensive knowledge of all procedures associated with complete and partial dentures...See more and implant bar/locator retained dentures. Candidate would be responsible for overseeing denture department and hiring support staff. Must have good leadership/management skills. 120 units/month. Starting salary will be 65K-80K/year depending on experience. Will cover moving costs.
Mark Funderburk, CDT · September 4 at 8:42 am
Throughout my 34-year career as a technician, lab owner, manager, consultant and denturist, most of my problems have been the doctors' lack of training and experience in fixed and removable appliances....See more Since many dentists graduate with minimal lab experience—especially in removables—they get very frustrated by denture cases. In Indiana, technicians, assistants and other dental professionals can work directly with patients under the dentist's supervision and over the years I found myself spending more and more time working chairside with my dentist-clients on removable cases. Today, I consider myself a "Denture Practitioner" and Iâve found much success in this approach. I work chairside in three offices doing removables cases from start to finish and training the doctors and their staff on troubleshooting techniques. While I do most of the lab work in my own home laboratory, being in the office allows me to get the proper impression, proper bite, etc. needed to fabricate a quality product; I even guarantee every case I fabricate. I also help educate patients—explaining the entire process to them and talking about expectations before, during and after the process. Doctors love this because in a fast-paced office they often donât have the time to explain things thoroughly. In a nutshell, I take away the headaches from the dentist and his staff. I see this type of in-office position growing in popularity in the future. And while it can be very profitable—I bill for both my chairtime and the case itself—the best part is leaving at the end of the day with everyone feeling good about the process and confident in the results.
Matt Paton · April 30, 2013
I read an article about placing patient identification in acrylic dentures. May labs were discussing the best way to cold cure the ID into the denture and what materials to use for the actual ID. I heat...See more cure the denture ID into the denture and it will never yellow or fade. Here's how, perform your wax up, boil out, and separation in the usual method. using the "mini-ident" product, type the information then apply a thin film of super glue to the type so it will not be affected by the monomer. Choose the thickest area on the denture that will not be subject to gross reduction in future relines. Using type 1 monomer wet an area slightly larger than your ID tag, sprinkle type 1 clear denture resin to a thickness of approx. 2 mm to your separated cast. Place the ID tag on the wetted clear acrylic and press into the about half the thickness of the wetted acrylic. Sprinkle another 1mm of type 1 clear resin onto the ID tag. Let the acrylic assembly set for approx. 3-4 minutes. this is necessary so the ID tag will not "float" during the packing process. Carefully place pink denture base into the mold trying to pack around the ID tag without disturbing the ID tag. Close case and compress slowly. You will have a very cool and permanent Identified denture.