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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.
DENTSPLY Ceramco iC is the industry's only fully integrated porcelain. Create all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal and press-to-metal restorations from one veneering porcelain, one pressing ingot and...See more one stain and glaze system. The one-coat paste opaque now features refined handling. The system's finer leucite crystals produce greater translucency. The simplified stain and glaze process streamlines workflow. With one shade system, Ceramco iC is ideal for achieving shade consistency in combination cases and thin veneers. Now, all opaque shades are color-correlated to the dentins for enhanced esthetics. Ceramco iC comes in 46 shades including 16 A-D, four bleached and 26 CC Shades Series shades keyed to VITA® 3-D Master Shade Series. Ceramco iC can improve lab efficiencies by reducing the need for duplicate inventories; improving process efficiencies; increasing manufacturing throughput; and by delivering consistent, premium esthetic restorations. That's Lab Smarter(SM). For more information on Ceramco iC, call 800-243-1942 or visit www.prosthetics.dentsply.com.
As the enormous marketing potential of laminate veneers became evident, patent infringement cases began. While DenMat held various material patents, two other companies—Jaff Investment Co., owned...See more by brothers Al and Frank Faunce, and Deneer, Inc., owned by Tom Greggs—held patents on the fabrication process. However, many laboratories were still producing laminates on their own and this fueled a number of lawsuits and out-of-court settlements. In 1992, the issue reared its head again when laboratories around the country received letters from Yukiyo Ltd.—which had purchased an existing patent for the refractory method of fabricating porcelain veneers—saying they were infringing on the patent. Nearly five years later, the patent was declared invalid. Visit LMTmag.com tomorrow for another LMT Memorable Moment.
It wasn’t unheard of before 1985, but at the Chicago MidWinter meeting that February, cosmetic dentistry became the hottest topic around. The concept wasn’t new; Dr. Charlie Pincus was air-firing...See more and glazing laminate veneers for Hollywood stars back in the 1930s. But for the dental community, the timing was right. Enlightened thinking about cosmetics and new products—like DenMat’s Cerinate Laminates, Myron’s Chameleon Veneers, and Cerestore and Dicor castable ceramics—afforded the industry an opportunity to embrace metal-free dentistry. As LMT pointed out, “Our industry is on the verge of an incredible opportunity to maximize its business potential and capture the 50% of the population that never frequents the dental office.” Cosmetic dentistry required a different type of marketing and savvy laboratories and dentists learned to sell by appealing to emotions and not focusing solely on quality or price. By the 1990s, cosmetic dentistry truly took off thanks to increased public awareness—helped in part by reality TV makeover shows—and continually improving restorative and adhesive options. Visit LMTmag.com tomorrow for another LMT Memorable Moment.
What a way to celebrate Mother's Day! Each year, Jessica Birrell, CDT, FACE, Owner, Capture Dental Arts in Saratoga Springs, UT, sponsors a Mother's Day Smile Give-A-Way.
Zirconia-reinforced materials are a new trend, and expanded options for pre-colored zirconia and ceramics for full contour restorations offer both efficiency and esthetics. Plus, a new type of material:...See more a biocompatible, millable resin on which the final restoration can be built; there's no need for casting or pressing.