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The Argen Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of dental gold alloys and a leading innovator in digital dentistry solutions, has recently hired Sophia Wu as Director of Sales, Asia. ...See more As the leading dental alloy company in China, Sophia will continue to drive sales and develop Argen’s strategic opportunities throughout China and Asia. She will be responsible for increasing sales in the China domestic market and continuing to strengthen Argen’s existing dealer network, forging new relationships throughout Asia. “We are very happy to welcome Sophia to the Argen Family,” comments Anton Woolf, CEO Argen Corporation. “Sophia’s extensive experience working with international dental laboratories will help Argen as we continue to partner with dental labs, helping them grow their businesses. We believe there is a tremendous future in Asia, specifically China, and we feel Sophia will be the one to drive us there.” Sophia has been serving the international dental laboratory market for over a decade. She has extensive experience managing customer relationships and establishing lean manufacturing processes within the dental laboratory. Sophia held positions with Veden Dental Labs for over 10 years, growing from Territory Sales Manager to VP of Global Business Development and COO. While with Veden, Sophia successfully opened 3 new company divisions in the U.S., Australia and the U.K. and increased annual revenue by 300%. “This is a very exciting time in the dental industry. Digital technology is revolutionizing the industry and driving change faster than ever before. I am excited to be joining the Argen team who is at the forefront of this change,” says Sophia.
Appointment Strengthens Argenâs Commitment to Innovation and Growth
On March 24, 2013, the dental industry lost a revered leader, colleague and friend, Norbert Duepner. Norbert joined the Argen family as Technical Director over 27 years ago and leaves in his legacy one...See more of the strongest Technical Support Departments operating in the dental landscape today. Known throughout the industry, Norbert was a highly respected professional who developed relationships with dental laboratories worldwide. Norbert possessed the unique ability to tailor technical solutions to customer needs and approached each call with individualized care and a kind and cheerful demeanor. He was a cornerstone at Argen serving customers until Friday, March 22nd, just short of his 81 birthday. "I am very saddened by this sudden loss, but I am so thankful for the 27 years I had the honor and privilege of knowing and working with Norb," commented Anton Woolf, CEO of The Argen Corporation. "Norb was literally a giant in the dental industry and respected by everyone who knew him. We are so grateful to Norb for his incredible passion, care, and loyalty." In 1959 Norbert received his certification as Certified Dental Technician (CDT) from Northwestern University. Prior to his time with Argen, his long-standing career included 2 years with the United States Army Dental Lab, Management positions with several porcelain and dental lab departments throughout the Midwest and lab owner for 11 years. Norbert was 1 of an elite group of only 56 individuals in the United States who held the title of Master CDT and 1 of 8 individuals who hold 50 Year CDT's. In 2010, The National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) named Norbert 2010 CDT of the Year, an honor to the many years of support that Norbert dedicated to laboratories worldwide. The outpouring of respect for Norbert reaffirms the passion and dedication he had for his work and customers. Norbert's honest and genuine character had a lasting effect on the lives of many. He was always available to help with technical issues and, in the spirit of a true educator, was happy to share his knowledge with the novice and seasoned dental professional alike. You may say that he was the magic ingredient to Argen's technical department's success. Norbert dedicated his life to continued education. Join the Woolf Family and The Argen Corporation in honoring Norbert's life passion by donating to the NADL's Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT) Pillar Scholarship Program. FDLT Pillar Scholarships are awarded to individuals applying to earn their CDT or CDT's who wish to obtain an additional specialties. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Norbert, please visit www.dentallabfoundation.org and click "Donate Now." You may download a pledge form or make a donation online. If donating online please check the box "In memory of Norbert Duepner, Master CDT." If manually completing a donation form, please indicate that the pledge is made "In memory of Norbert Duepner, Master CDT". Argen has also created a website for anyone who would like to leave a memorial tribute or story of how Norbert touched your life. Please visit http://norbert-duepner.forevermissed.com/. Norbert was an integral member of the Argen Family, his gentle spirit, kind smile and presence will be deeply missed.
To meet the needs of the changing landscape of the dental laboratory industry, Argen has heavily invested in future technologies and expanded its product line to include digital solutions. "Our vision...See more is to supply laboratories with products that can expand their product offerings. We feel that the more product options a laboratory can offer its clients, the better the chance of growing its business," explained Anton Woolf, CEO of the Argen Corp. Argen introduced a suite of new products and services at the show: ArgenZ: ArgenZ zirconia discs are available in two compositions: ArgenZ Esthetic offers a high level of translucency and esthetics for full contour restorations and ArgenZ Ultra is made for strength, ideal for frameworks and custom abutments. Both are available in 98-mm stepped discs in a number of thicknesses ranging from 10mm to 25mm that easily fit most major mills. Digital Captek: laboratories with any open architecture, iTero™ or Sirona™ Connect scanner can now receive a flat-priced, high-noble Captek coping via the digital workflow. The lab scans the die, sends the digital file to the Argen Digital Center, or any other Digital Captek Certified provider, and receives Captek Nano copings in two days with very little labor and minimal inventory (see Digital Captek: A New, Easier Way to Fabricate Captek Restorations). Another hot product at Argen's booth was NobleBond™, a corrosion-resistant noble alloy that's an ideal solution over implants. Also an excellent solution for all crowns and bridges and suitable for both layering and pressing porcelain, NobleBond offers an affordable fixed price of only $225 per ounce through December 31, 2013. Call 800-255-5524 or visit www.argendigital.com or www.argen.com.
The Argen Corp. announces the expansion of its Argen Digital Center that provides laboratories with low-price, quality digital PFM substructures. The Center now offers the industry's only noble Selective...See more Laser Melted (SLM) substructures, non-precious SLM substructures and precious metal substructures fabricated with additional manufacturing technologies. Depending on the material chosen, a variety of substructures are available, from single-unit copings up to six-unit bridges. The most popular material offerings are Argedent EURO high noble substructures and Argenco Y+, a 2% full gold crown. Other alloy choices include: NobleBond, a noble PFM; Argelite 71, a high palladium noble PFM; Argelite 61, a palladium noble PFM; NobleCrown NF, a noble PFM; and Argeloy N.P. Supreme, a non-precious. The Center also announces that Captek restorations will be available soon. The workflow process is simple: using any open architecture scanner, the laboratory scans its models, uploads the .stl file to www.argendigital.com and receives the extremely accurate, digitally fabricated units in two business days. Flat-fee pricing is available. Using Argen Digital's service, laboratories of all sizes can enhance their workflow, expand case capacity and increase their profitability. "We truly believe in the future of digital dentistry and the value it will bring to dental laboratories across the globe. Our priority is to deliver products and services to our dental lab partners and enable them to reach their full potential," explains Anton Woolf, CEO. If you'd like to learn more, contact the Argen Digital Specialists at 800-255-5524.
The Argen Corp. acquired the Jelenko dental alloy business from Heraeus Kulzer, Inc. Argen is incorporating the business into its San Diego, California facility but will maintain the Jelenko brand name for the alloys.