Thursday, September 18, 2014

9 Eye-Catching Features in Apple's iOS 8

With my beloved Royals trying hard to make the playoffs, its hard to blog and be at the stadium all at the same time.

To that end, another short post today, but well worth the link.

If you are thinking about updating to a new iPhone, here are some great reasons to love the new iOS.

Check out the story by PC Mag.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gung Ho Data Protection

A short post today because the article I'm referring you to pretty much tells it all.

For a great look at protecting your data, take a look at this article from CIO.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nobel Biocare to Join Danaher Dental Platform

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World leader in innovative implant-based dental restorations will be a cornerstone of Danaher’s global dental business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (September 15, 2014) Danaher Corporation announced today that it has entered into a definitive transaction agreement to acquire Nobel Biocare Holding AG, the world leader in implant dentistry. Over the past 40 years, Nobel Biocare has established itself as a pioneer in nearly every aspect of implant dentistry — from PI Brânemark’s discovery of osseointegration, to Procera digital prosthetic solutions and treating fully edentulous patients. In doing so, Nobel Biocare has dramatically changed the lives of millions of patients. Implants and prosthetics are one of the most exciting categories in dentistry today, offering a unique opportunity for dental professionals to deliver long-term solutions to women and men who desire a smile that is both beautiful and functional. With the ways in which technology and materials science continue to shape the implant dentistry workflow, bringing Nobel Biocare to the dental platform upholds Danaher’s commitment to be a world leader in dentistry.

Nobel Biocare will be a cornerstone of the dental platform. With the addition of Nobel Biocare, Danaher will be the strongest consumable and equipment player in the dental industry, with sales approaching $3 billion. Dental implants is a $3.5 billion market with attractive long term growth drivers, including an aging population, growing income in high growth markets and low penetration rates of dental implants in most geographies today. With this acquisition, Danaher will have an unmatched position in dental implants with Nobel Biocare in the premium segment and the Implant Direct joint venture in the value segment; the company plans to further invest in both these segments. Nobel Biocare will operate as a stand-alone company within Danaher’s dental platform, maintaining its own brand and identity. Implant Direct will remain as a stand- alone joint venture with no change in its go to market strategy.

“We will continue to invest in a wide range of dental technologies and innovations to better serve our customers. Bringing Nobel Biocare’s deep expertise in implant dentistry, digital prosthetics and software solutions together with our extensive knowledge in 3D imaging, intraoral scanning and digital restorative solutions will further enable us to optimize and integrate workflows. This will lead to better clinical outcomes, shorter treatment times and fewer office visits to the benefit of patients and dental practitioners,” said Henk van Duijnhoven, Senior Vice President of Danaher’s dental platform. “This combination will further support our business strategy and position our dental business for future growth.”

Danaher’s dental platform reaches 99% of all dental practices through an extensive network of dealer partners as well as direct sales. It will continue its strategy of working closely with its highly valued distribution partners as well as direct sales to maximize market access for all its brands.

“Nobel Biocare’s leadership team has done an outstanding job creating a strong platform for future growth over the last couple of years,” van Duijnhoven added. “Our team is excited to work with CEO Richard Laube and the Nobel Biocare team to build on their efforts toward

continued innovation, growth and business improvement. We look forward to welcoming all Nobel Biocare’s associates, customers and key opinion leaders to the Danaher team.”

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About the Danaher Dental Platform:

The Danaher Dental Platform is a global portfolio of leading dental brands that share common values of Trust, Experience, Choices, Quality and Smart Innovation. Brands include KaVo, Kerr, Kerr Total Care, Pentron, Axis|Sybron Endo, Orascoptic, Pelton & Crane, Marus, Gendex, DEXIS, Instrumentarium, SOREDEX, i-CAT, NOMAD, DUX Dental and Ormco. With over 500 years of combined experience and proven solutions, Danaher’s dental platform uniquely serves 99% of all dental

practices. Visit www.kavokerrgroup.com for more information. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

DenMat to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

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As someone who has a breast cancer survivor in their family, I've become very acquainted with my "inner pink".  I've also learned to support those who support the cause.
 
That's why I'm happy to announce that the good folks at DenMat have come out in support of the cause.  The company will be selling Pink Themed Curing lights and Perioptics Surgical Telescopes to help support breast cancer awareness.
 
They will also be donating a portion of their sales at the ADA Meeting in San Antonio to the cause as well!
 
I'd like to personally thank the good folks at DenMat for taking this opportunity to support Breast Cancer Awareness.  It's a great gesture and I strongly encourage anyone reading this to support the company for this effort.  Buying from DenMat is a great way to show your support!
 

Friday, September 12, 2014

SanDisk Announces 512GB SD Card




The increasing amount of memory just amazes & thrills me. 512GB in a memory card? Incredible!

Here are the details from San Disk:

With write speeds up to 90 MB/s** and recording at the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)** rating, our most powerful, highest capacity UHS-I SD memory card enables your DSLR, advanced digital or HD video camera** to deliver high resolution, real-world color and stutter-free video. Transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s ensure that your data moves fast for a more efficient post-production workflow.
Shot speeds up to 90MB/s; transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s**
Engineered to capture 4K Ultra High Definition**
Up to 512GB** capacity for uninterrupted video capture at super-fast UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)**
Built for and tested in harsh conditions; temperature proof, water proof, shock proof, and x-ray proof**
Limited lifetime warranty**


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Brasseler USA® Introduces HygienePro™ Ultrasonic Scaler Inserts

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Hygienists the world over are smiling this  morning as Brasseler announces their new Ultrasonic Scaler Inserts.  Read on for all the details from the  press release I received...

 

24 Ergonomic Scaler Inserts Available for Greater Patient Comfort 

and Practice Efficiency

 

SAVANNAH, GA (September 10, 2014) – Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to introduce a wide variety of new ultrasonic scaler inserts for its popular HygienePro family of products for the dental hygiene professional. 

 

HygienePro Ultrasonic Scaler Inserts are ergonomically designed to substantially reduce user fatigue while increasing patient comfort. Available in both hard and soft grips, the new inserts are extremely versatile and easy to implement. HygienePro Ultrasonic Scaler Inserts are compatible with all magnetostrictive devices.  

 

Ergonomic grip designs feature a textured, non-slip surface that significantly reduces hand and wrist fatigue for enhanced user comfort and control.  Moreover, HygienePro Ultrasonic Scaler Inserts are equipped with a patented laminate solder joint ensuring extraordinary durability, consistent spray, and an even vibration.  

 

A wide variety of tip designs are available in both 25K and 30K frequency options to suit each user’s unique individual requirements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Universal – the universal tip design is available in slotted and direct focus water delivery options
  • Slim – the slim tip design is also available in slotted and direct focus water delivery options
  • Triple Bend – the triple bend tip design is available exclusively in slotted water delivery option 
  • Beaver Tail – the beaver tail tip design is available exclusively in slotted water delivery option

 

For more information about the HygienePro Ultrasonic Scaler Inserts, please visit www.BrasselerUSA.com or call 800-841-4522.

 

About Brasseler USA®

 

Brasseler USA® is a leading ISO Certified healthcare company, providing quality instrumentation to healthcare professionals for use in restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery and oral hygiene. Over the past 35 years, Brasseler USA 

has developed a reputation as an innovative market leader in diamonds, carbides, polishers, endodontics, hand instruments and handpieces. Today, Brasseler USA offers the most comprehensive assortment of instruments and power systems under one brand in the world. For more information, please visit www.BrasselerUSA.com.   

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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It seems for years now, we've been hearing rumors about some type of Internet connected watch coming down the pipe from Apple.  Well today, Apple entered the market that people are now calling wearable technology with an announcement at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California.  At the event, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the Apple Watch and revealed the new gizmo will be available early in 2015 for a price tag of $349.  The delivery date is a bit confusing to me.  Usually tech companies announce new device at this time of year to catch the holiday buzz and get them on people's wish lists.  Making the watch available in 2015 sort of defeats that purpose.
 
This type of device has been brewing for a while now.  Some of you have been using wearable fitness devices to track your workouts, sleep patterns, etc for a while now.  However, Apple was quick to let consumers know that this watch is not something that will replace your existing devcies.  Instead, the Apple Watch is a gadget designed to work with your iPhone.  It will also *only* work with the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus.  Users of older iPhones will need to purchase a new phone to get integration with the Apple Watch.
 
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are phones that appear to be designed to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S5.  The iPhone 6 sports a 4.7" screen while the iPhone 6 Plus sports a 5.5" screen.  Compare that with the Samsung Galaxy S5 that has a 5.1" screen.
 
The New York Times has a *great* article that goes over the entire announced changes.  You can read all the details here.  Way to go NYT!!!