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  • October
  • Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Online Auction to Benefit Thousands of Vulnerable Children
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Oct 21, 2014

    National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) will hold a Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Online Auction November 1-24 to engage caring companies and individuals across the dental industry in saving the smiles of vulnerable children. Corporations and individuals participate by purchasing virtual "tables" for $5,000 and/or by donating items for the silent auction. Each table sponsor will have a $5,000 ToothFairy Grant awarded in their name to an NCOHF Affiliate community clinic or program serving at-risk children. Thanks to generous underwriters, 100% of event...

  • Argen Hosts "The Future of Digital Dentistry" Seminar Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Gordon Christensen
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Sep 10, 2014

    The Argen Corporation will be hosting a seminar, The Future of Digital Dentistry, featuring guest speakers Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Bob Lowe. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm Pacific Time at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.    Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Bob Lowe will be joined by industry experts to speak on the benefits that cutting-edge, digital technology brings to both dental offices and dental laboratories. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. Bob Lowe joining us for an exciting day of insight...

  • Ivoclar Vivadent Matches Donations for Oral Health America
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · Oct 06, 2014

    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
  • Ivoclar Vivadent Launches New More Than a Denture Websites
    Product News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Sep 10, 2014

    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....

  • June
  • Amann Girrbach Opens West Coast Training Center
    Industry News · Amann Girrbach America, Inc. · Jun 09, 2014

    In May, Amann Girrbach America celebrated the opening of its West Coast Training Center located in Esthetic Professionals’ state-of-the-art facility in Tarzana, CA. A complement to the company’s North Carolina training center, the new location will offer hands-on seminars and product demonstrations for both customers and employees. Founded by Dr. Bruce Crispin, Esthetic Professionals’ 16,000-sq.-ft. facility houses a dental education center, dental laboratory and private practices, and is fully equipped with Amann Girrbach design stations, desktop scanners and milling technology.

  • DentalEZ® Group Announces the Retirement of President Gordon W. Hagler
    Personnel News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jun 02, 2014

    DentalEZ Group, a supplier of innovative products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, announced today that Gordon W. Hagler will retire from his position as President and COO on July 3, 2014 following almost a decade of service with the company.  “We are extremely grateful for all of Gordon’s substantial contributions and leadership not only within our organization but to the dental industry as a whole,” remarked Jeffrey E. Perelman, CEO of DentalEZ Group. “Gordon has been an essential part of DentalEZ‘s success, and he can look back on...

  • May
  • AACD Launches 'Smile Story' Contest to Award Makeovers, Raise Cosmetic Dentistry Awareness
    Miscellaneous · LMT Communications, Inc. · May 06, 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...

  • April
  • BIOMET 3i Announces Its Successful Research & Technology Forum in Tokyo
    Industry News · Biomet 3i · Apr 02, 2014

    Palm Beach Gardens, FL (March 2014) - BIOMET 3i is pleased to announce that it has just completed its successful Research & Technology Forum in Tokyo, Japan. The event, which was well-attended, featured 18 world renowned speakers from the United States, Europe and Asia. Dr. Dennis Tarnow opened the meeting that covered topics such as sustainable aesthetics, bone preservation and treatment/diagnosis of peri-implantitis. Along with the latest in clinical outcomes and treatment, key BIOMET 3i Solutions that include the 3i T3® Implant and the BellaTek® Encode® Impression System were...

  • February
  • Excellence in Education Award
    Industry News · Whip Mix Corp. · Feb 14, 2014

    What do you get when you combine knowledge, patience, humor and dedication? These are just a few words to describe this year's NADL Excellence in Education Award Winner, Craig Pickett, CDT. Our Technical Manager has been involved in dental technology for 36 years, 7 of which have been spent here at Whip Mix. Craig trains new employees, helps customers on the phone or via email with tech support, publishes articles and travels the world to teach technicians. On top of all of this, he stays busy with family and community service. If you have the opportunity to hear Craig speak, I promise you will...

  • NADL Vision 21 Welcomes New President and Honors Industry Members
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Feb 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,...

  • January
  • D&S Dental Group, Inc. Expands Reach, Purchases Illinois Lab
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jan 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
  • ADA Passes Significant Resolution Related to Dental Laboratories
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Nov 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
  • Loss of Quintessential Teacher, Arlo King, CDT
    Personnel News · DENTSPLY Prosthetics · Nov 27, 2013

    It is with great sadness that we must share news of the passing of Arlo King, CDT and Director of Technical Services for DENTSPLY Prosthetics. Arlo was well-known, -liked and -respected throughout the dental industry as the face and leader of DENTSPLY's laboratory technical support services. Those who knew Arlo were acutely aware of his love of the trade and strong loyalty to DENTSPLY. It was Arlo's goal to get better so he could get back to work. As he stated it in a recent text message, "I just can't go to work, so I am going to work from home." Arlo joined DENTSPLY Ceramco in 1992 at the close...

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

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

  • 2013 FDLT Pillar Scholarship Winners Recognized
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Nov 01, 2013

    The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (The Foundation or FDLT), announced the nine winners of the 2013 Pillar Scholarship. The purpose of The Foundation is to advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by developing educational curriculum and programs that will be relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team. The Foundation is pleased to congratulate the following recipients: Angela Askalsky, Trumbull, CT; Daniel Silva, Matthews, NC; Enesa Hadzijusufovic, Palm Harbor, FL; Jennifer Krueger, Brownsville, MN; Jennifer Nguyen, Portland, OR;...

  • October 2013
  • Ivoclar Vivadent AG CEO Robert Ganley Honored at American College of Prosthodontists Conference in Las Vegas
    Personnel News · Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Oct 17, 2013

    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...

  • Ivoclar Vivadent Now Has a Subsidiary in Russia
    Industry News · Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Oct 10, 2013

    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...

  • Ivoclar Vivadent to Host Online Broadcast On the Future of CAD/CAM
    Industry News · Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Oct 07, 2013

    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...

  • AACD 2014 to Feature Live Dentistry
    Industry News · American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry · Oct 03, 2013

    For the first time ever, live dentistry will be offered at AACD 2014 in Orlando, the annual scientific session of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In a partnership with the American Dental Association (ADA), the AACD will present "Education in the Round," a live dentistry experience located in the AACD Exhibit Hall and open to all attendees of the conference. The goal of live dentistry is to provide attendees with a real-life demonstration of the procedures for which AACD dentists are highly recognized. The live dentistry exhibit is expected to draw large numbers of dental professionals...

  • Ivoclar Vivadent Introduces "Smile to the Max Resource Center"
    Industry News · Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Oct 03, 2013

    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...

  • August 2013
  • Beacon Bay Holdings Affiliate Announces the Acquisition of Cal Ceram Dental Laboratory
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Aug 21, 2013

    Beacon Bay Holdings and affiliates ("BBH"), a leading private investment firm located in Newport Beach, CA, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cal Ceram Dental Laboratory's business. BBH is continuing with its strategy to partner with prominent dental laboratories across North America to provide a comprehensive solution for dental clinicians. Cal Ceram Dental Lab, Inc., founded in 1983 by Greg Sederlin, is a leader in the specialized field of implant prosthetics. The Cal Ceram team of highly trained and skilled technicians provide implant expertise from case planning and design to in-office...

  • AACD Remembers Past President Dr. Jeffrey Golub-Evans
    Personnel News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Aug 06, 2013

    The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) remembers the accomplishments and contributions of Past President and Accredited Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Golub-Evans, who died Aug. 1. Dr. Golub-Evan's contributions to the AACD were plentiful. In addition to serving as president, Dr. Golub-Evans was a fine artist and created the AACD's Celebration of Excellence Award Statuette. He practiced at the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in New York, NY, and was the founding president of the New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Golub-Evans became an AACD Accredited Fellow in 1992. Fellowship is...

  • Jensen Dental Announces Launch of the Preciso Education Connection; Contains Suite of Online Tools For CAD/CAM Users
    Product News · Jensen Dental · Aug 02, 2013

    NORTH HAVEN, Conn. - Jensen Dental today announced the launch of the Preciso Education Connection, a suite of online tools and information for users of the Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution. The Preciso Education Connection makes it easy to access a variety of useful information for Jensen's CAD/CAM system. Assets available on the website include a variety of videos on each step of the digital restoration process including equipment set-up, scanning, designing, milling, restoration characterization, and sintering as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section containing additional helpful information....

  • July 2013
  • Owners of Harper Dental Laboratory Victims of Double Homicide
    Industry News · LMT Communications, Inc. · Jul 25, 2013

    Young and Yeon Yu, Owners of Harper Dental Laboratory, North Providence, RI, were murdered in their home in July; their mentally disturbed, eldest son has been charged with the murders. "This is shocking," says Ted VanValey, Owner of Orbix Dental Products, Sudbury, MA. "The Yus were friends and customers of Orbix and we helped them set up their first lab in Massachusetts, here in Sudbury." The Yu's younger sons are still in college. David Yu is a senior at Fordham University and Andrew Yu is a junior at Columbia University; both are majoring in Political Science and hope to attend law school...

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