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.
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...See more 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 Education) has been established simultaneously with the subsidiary and will enable the company to attend customers in the market more thoroughly and effectively with product training courses and high-profile presentations. For further information, please visit www.ivoclarvivadent.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the above photo: Opening of the new Ivoclar Vivadent subsidiary in Moscow, Russia: Stephan Uhlmann, Managing Director (left) with Robert Ganley, CEO.
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...See more 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 to the conference, and is of interest to dentists and all members of the dental team. "Live dentistry will be a huge draw for our attendees to visit the AACD Exhibit Hall," said Jeff Roach, AACD Director of Strategic Partnerships. "Education in the Round will inspire our attendees, and motivate them to take their own work up a notch. Also, the debut of live dentistry at our 30th anniversary meeting just proves how far cosmetic dentistry has come, and further strengthens our commitment to esthetic excellence." The AACD will celebrate its 30th anniversary while in Orlando, and the evolution of cosmetic dentistry excellence. Numerous anniversary activities are planned to honor past Academy leaders, including the late Dr. Jeffrey Golub-Evans, a past president. AACD 2014 will take place April 30— May 3 at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Fla. Course selection for the event opens Dec. 6, and dental professionals must be registered before they select courses. Those who register between now and April 11 will receive a $150 discount on their tuition. Non-members receive a one-year membership to AACD included in their tuition price. For more information about the conference, visit www.aacdconference.com
Advanced Dental Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Jelrus porcelain furnace spare parts sales and repairs of the VIP Universal X-Press. They will also supply muffles and thermocouples...See more for all Jelrus porcelain furnaces. The acquisition became effective on September 1, 2013. Jelrus, the dental laboratory division of Air Techniques, has a proven record of providing well-belt, dependable laboratory equipment. The acquisition by Advanced Dental Products, Inc. further enhances their own product line of high quality muffles, both quartz and non-quarts, for most porcelain furnaces. Please direct all Jelrus inquires to Advanced Dental Products, Inc. customer service at 800 645-7237.
Brea, CA - VITA is pleased to announce that Puche Dental Lab, Innova Dental Inc., Magnusen Orthodontic Lab, Michaelangelo Dental Studio, Castable Ceramics, Artistic Dental Design, Inc., Pacific Dental...See more Inc., Brabant Dental Lab, R-dent Dental Laboratory and Biogenic Dental Corp. have completed comprehensive shade training in VITA shade management and communication, earning recognition as official VITA Certified Shade Laboratories. To achieve this designation, each lab underwent extensive VITA specific training to increase their shade management proficiency. With this new expertise, the labs are able to offer expert advice and case planning support to their customers, while acting as the ultimate resource in shade management and esthetics by minimizing remakes, improving shade accuracy and producing accurate shade communication. To achieve ideal outcomes, the new VITA Certified Shade Labs can utilize VITA's superior shade taking products and materials, including the VITA Easyshade Compact, VITA Classical Shade Guide, VITA 3D-Master Shade Guide, VITA Bleachedguide 3D-Master and VITA Linearguide 3D-Master. As part of their certification, the labs have the ability to provide VITA shade devices directly to their clientele. Vident has been a provider of innovative dental products since 1985 and is the North American subsidiary of VITA, manufacturer of the internationally recognized Classical Shade Guide, 3D-Master Shade System, Easyshade Compact, VITA ENAMIC and other quality VITA restorative materials. For information, contact Peter Newell at 800-828-3839, ext. 225 or visit Vident's website at www.vident.com.
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More than 40 technicians from D&S Dental Laboratory made the trip to LAB DAY Chicago, most of them riding together on a chartered bus from the lab’s Waunakee, WI location. “We always look...See more forward to LAB DAY Chicago to catch up on industry news and see new, exciting developments from vendors. The education and networking opportunities are especially valuable, with so many knowledgeable people from across the country in one place,” says Travis Zick, President, D&S Dental Laboratory. “Our technicians enjoy talking to exhibitors, visiting with other technicians, and learning a few tips they can bring back and implement in their daily work. For the young technicians, getting outside the lab and seeing the imprint of the industry as a whole is a valuable, eye-opening experience.”
On the heels of LMT's September special coverage, The Changing Landscape of Dentistry, about the changing demographics, business models and other factors influencing your client base, the ADA just released...See more an in-depth report, A Profession in Transition: Key Forces Reshaping the Dental Landscape, touching on many of the same topics. Here are some key findings from the report: Per capita expenditures are expected to grow over the coming decades, but at a very slow rate. In 2010, per capita dental expenditures were $269. Projected expenditures range from a conservative $277 to an optimistic $325 by 2040. Older Americans are expected to account for a growing share of dental expenditures over the coming decades. Specifically, Seniors ages 60-79 will account for about 32% of all dental expenditures by 2040, followed by children with about 24%. The largest growth will be in adults ages 70-79 whose proportion of total expenditures is expected to double between 2010 and 2040. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expected to expand children's dental benefits, both public and private and is also expected to generate an additional 13.8 million dental visits per year. Want to read the ADA's report in its entirety? Visit http://www.ada.org/escan.aspx and download a digital copy from their site.
Between 1986 and 2001, seven dental schools closed their doors. However, in the past several years, that trend has reversed: To meet the growing demand for careers in dentistry, seven new predoctoral dental...See more programs opened in the U.S. since 2011, bringing the total number of active schools to 65. Add to that the fact that several existing schools* are investing in and/or expanding their facilities or programs and it's clear: dental education is booming. The above map shows the new dental schools opened in the past two years. *These dental schools have either recently expanded their enrollment and/or facilities or are in the process of doing so: University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC; University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA; Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI; Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine, Augusta, GA; University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Louisville, KY; and Indiana University of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN. Source: ADA's 2010-11 Survey of Dental Education—Volume 1: Academic Programs, Enrollment, and Graduates.
Although large, professionally managed group practices still only represent a small segment (7 to 8%) of the dental profession, their explosive growth in the last few years indicates that the trend will...See more continue. That means there's also a growing opportunity for dental technicians at these practices' on-site or centralized laboratories. Given the size of the companies, many of these practices offer comprehensive benefits packages, training programs and opportunities for advancement that are often difficult to find in small, independent laboratories. It's also a great opportunity for technicians and dentists to work collaboratively with patients. "Our lead technicians often have an opportunity to meet the patient to look at a try-in or help select a tooth shape or size, for example," says Mike Thomas, Vice President of Laboratory Operations, Affordable Dentures Dental Laboratories (ADDL). "We like our technicians to think of their role as a partner in service, working together with the dentist throughout the day to benefit both the practice and the patient." John Murphy, Director of Recruitment, Aspen Dental, points out that collaboration extends even further for those technicians in a very large group practice. "Not only are our technicians collaborating within the office, but they also have access to over 500 dental technicians in our network, which allows for continuous education and sharing of ideas," says Murphy. "They often call and email each other to share technical advice, and each regional team is overseen by managers who are in the laboratory every day, readily available to support, coach and develop the technicians within their territories." Do you think large group practices are creating a growing opportunity for dental technicians? Leave a comment below—our readers would love to hear your thoughts.
The changing demographics of the dental field could bode well for laboratories. There are more general practitioners and prosthodontists, more dental consumers and fewer laboratories. In other words, the...See more potential client base per laboratory is growing. Here's a look at the shifting demographics between 1998 and 2011: The number of laboratories declined 12.5%, from approximately 12,000 to 10,500. The number of GPs and prosthodontists increased 17%, from 133,623 to 156,011. This means the ratio of dentists to labs increased from 11:1 to 15:1. The ratio of adult patients (20 years or older) to dentists increased from 1,441:1 to 1,466:1. Further analysis of patients 45 years or older—the most likely sector of the population to receive restorative work—shows an increase of 36% during this timeframe. In 1998, there were 686 patients for every dentist; in 2011, the ratio was 796:1. And going forward, it seems these trends will continue: The dentist population is expected to increase; seven dental schools have opened within the past two years and several others are expanding their programs. Many dentists now plan to work eight to 10 years longer than previously planned to be able to afford a comfortable retirement, according to the 2012 Dental Economics/Levin Group Annual Practice Survey. The baby boomer population continues to grow: by 2030, the over-65 crowd will expand to 72 million people, up from 40 million in 2010. The dental laboratory market will continue to shrink. More than half of all laboratory owners are over 55 and 40% plan to retire in the next decade. The Elephant in the Room: If ever it was important to keep our eyes wide open, it's now. The rapid growth of group dental practices could offset some of this market potential, especially among group practices that have their own on-site laboratories or purchase based on price alone. Female Dentists on the Rise: Another demographic shift is the growing number of female dentists. Between 1998 and 2011, the number of professionally active female dentists—which includes GPs, prosthodontists, specialists, dental school faculty, armed forces and other federal services—has risen a whopping 92%, compared to only 4.5% growth in male dentists. Now representing 24% of the dental workforce, female dentists are more likely to work part-time and tend toward general practice rather than focusing on a specialty area. Sources: ADA Surveys of Dental Graduates and Distribution of Dentists in the United States 1998-2006; ADA Dentist Supply in the U.S., 1993-2011; and Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. How are these demographic trends impacting you? Leave a comment for us below—our readers want to hear from you!