CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The board of directors of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has selected Kenneth J. Widelka as its new executive director, effective April 19. Widelka joins the AAE from the American Association of Diabetes Educators, where he serves as the chief operating officer. Widelka joined AADE in 2010 and also served as its chief administrative officer and chief financial officer.
To demonstrate the performance, science and reliability of Straumann’s latest implant innovation, the Straumann Bone Level Tapered Implant, the company has launched the #StraumannLegend campaign, in which the groundbreaking material and surface technologies of Roxolid and SLActive combine with a tapered design for legendary strength and ossoeintegration properties.
Israeli-based company A.B. Dental has developed a new service for customised implants that combines the latest technologies in implantology, digital dentistry and 3-D printing. The process could be called revolutionary: implants are printed in titanium powder by a special 3-D printer and implant design software using laser sintering. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Dr Stan Brodie, Director of Implant Planning at ABGuidedService, about this next step in implantology.
America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation and The Salvation Army’s National Headquarters announced a new collaborative initiative to address the issue of pediatric dental disease. Joining efforts to maximize resources and impact on the health of underserved children, this partnership will focus on rescuing children from potentially debilitating yet preventable tooth decay through oral-health education, awareness building and the expansion of access to preventive services and treatment.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: Dentsply Sirona will hold its seventh inLab Summit April 15 and 16 at Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel. The event includes two days of educational sessions and hands-on courses presented by laboratory professionals designed to translate directly to the lab. Hundreds of lab technicians are expected to attend this year’s event to learn about the most current industry topics.
MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. recently “graduated” the first class of its Henry Schein Dental Business Institute, which was designed to teach dental practice owners and operators business fundamentals. The company worked with a simulation developer, Sim Studios, to create real-life situations that the 17 graduates could apply in their dental practice to help them operate a more productive and efficient business.
IRVINE, Calif., USA: BIOLASE Inc. recently unveiled the BIOLASE Learning Center, a state-of-the-art learning facility designed to provide a comprehensive laser training experience for dental professionals. It houses a main lecture hall that seats more than 50, a fully equipped, hands-on laser lab featuring the company’s latest best-in-class laser solutions, as well as group meeting rooms, a business center for guests, and a kitchen/café.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., USA: OCO Biomedical, expanding upon its 40th anniversary theme of “Changing Implant Dentistry Today,” will showcase four decades of implant innovation and achievement the Hinman Dental Meeting, to be held March 17 to 19 (Thursday through Saturday) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Exhibitions take place in Halls A1, A2 and A3.
MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. has donated more than $25,000 in health care products to the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center, a Long Island-based school for children with severe physical disabilities who often require life-sustaining medical treatment throughout the day. The donation will support the specialized care and treatments the school provides to each student.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: The University of Louisville School of Dentistry has been reaccredited for the next six years by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The school has received reaccreditation of the doctor of dental medicine (DMD) program, bachelor of science in dental hygiene program, and advanced dental education programs in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and general practice residency.