Thursday, July 20, 2017

Taub Products Sponsors Dental Sealant Grant Program at Southern Illinois University

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Jersey City, NJ: July 7, 2017 TAUB Products, a long-time manufacturer of dental consumable products, has announced the sponsorship of the dental sealant grant program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The program will take place at six different locations over the next few weeks.

 

Southern Illinois University offers clinics for children from three to seventeen years old. Their services include exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants performed by senior dental hygiene students. The exam fulfills state requirements for children who will be entering kindergarten, second and sixth grade this fall. 

 

“Providing the best materials for children’s good oral health is our number-one priority,” stated Ed Matthews, VP Sales, TAUB Products. “Not only does Kidz Seal offer the best retention rate, it can be used in a dry or wet field for the best results.”

 

Kidz Seal is also self-leveling and self-adjusting so no occlusion adjusting is needed. This speeds up the process for sealant programs. Kidz Seal is available in 4-pack kits or public health bulk packaging, and can be purchased through authorized dental dealers.

 

TAUB Products recently celebrated their 65th year in business. TAUB provides innovative, high quality solutions for dental professionals. For more information on TAUB and its products, call 800-828-2634, or go to www.taubdental.com.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

OSHA Announces Deadline Delays for their Electronic RecordKeeping Sandard

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The regulation was to have employers with 20 or more workers submit OSHA form 300A logs for 2016 electronically.  300A is the blog for tracking recordable injuries and illnesses.  300A can be downloaded from this link as a PDF if you’d like to read it or have a copy.  This was originally supposed to start on July 1, 2017 but was pushed back with a new compliance date of December 1, 2017.  Obviously this only applies to larger dental offices, such as corporate clinics.
 
The News Release from the United States Department of Labor (of which OSHA is a part) can be found in full here.  
 
OSHA currently accepting comments from the American public regarding the deadline extension proposal.  If you are interested in making your voice heard, you can do so here.  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

DentSPY Sirona World presents an Evening of Espionage to close the second annual Ultimate Dental Meeting

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Stir up a good time with fellow event attendees as Dentsply Sirona wraps up the Dentsply Sirona World 2017 with this covert closing party

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 11, 2017) – Hosted at TAO Nightclub, adjacent to The Venetian and The Palazzo, on Saturday, Sept. 16, DentSPY Sirona World: An Evening of Espionage is inspired by the legendary spy films, series and secret operatives that have dominated the airwaves and left us fantasizing of leading a double-life.

Following three days of extensive educational content and evenings studded with superb celebrity entertainment, complete your Dentsply Sirona World mission at the attendee-favorite closing party. Partygoers can assume an alias and infiltrate the room in their best black-tie attire, or give it all away dressed as one of their favorite spies or villains. Get creative! There’s a prize for the best dressed guest!

This top-secret soiree is exclusive to Dentsply Sirona World attendees. Doors open at 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. for VIPs) and close at 10 p.m., as the club opens to the public at 10:30 p.m. The party includes a hosted premium bar throughout the duration of the party and heavy hors d’oeuvres from 7-9 p.m.

Dr. Neal Patel (who is also an educational speaker at Dentsply Sirona World) will again guest DJ for a duration of the party. Dr. Patel spun at the rockin’ closing party at CEREC 30 in 2015. Professional photographers will also be on site to capture guests’ favorite moments throughout the evening and at the attendee-favorite Step and Repeat.

“Dentsply Sirona has set the precedent for what dental professionals expect of conferences in the dental community,” said Senior Vice President of the U.S. Commercial Organization Michael Augins. “Our organization is celebrated not only for providing exceptional education, but also for the entertainment we provide and the lively parties we host for attendees as a tradition, one in which we plan to continue.”

Per TAO’s policies, nobody under the age of 21 will be admitted under any circumstances. Additionally, no person wearing a face mask will be permitted inside the nightclub and no weapons of any kind (real or imitation) are permitted. Entry to the party is on a first-come, first- served basis and therefore Dentsply Sirona cannot guarantee admittance, so be sure to arrive early! 

Located at The Venetian and The Palazzo from Sept. 14-16, Dentsply Sirona World 2017 combines industry-leading education with extraordinary entertainment. Register today for the second annual Ultimate Dental Meeting and be among the thousands of dental professionals leading the charge in making dentistry better, safer and faster.

For more information on Dentsply Sirona World 2017 and to learn more about registration options, visit www.dentsplysironaworld.com. For questions, contact the event help desk by email at events@dentsplysironaworld.com or by phone at 1.844.462.7476. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Air Techniques Announces Expansion of Sales Force

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MELVILLE, New York — (June  30, 2017) — Air Techniques, Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of dental equipment, announces the expansion of its sales force to better fulfill the needs of its customers and offer an enriched product portfolio as the dynamics of today’s business environment and rapidly changing technology impacts the dental industry.

Air Techniques has decided after mutual discussions with Professional Sales Associates (PSA) to end the partnership and transition to its own field sales force effective   January 1, 2018. Air Techniques will be more than tripling its manpower to 35 territory managers, 4 regional sales managers, and 3 technical field representatives to better support its dealers and end-customers. This significant increase is part of a long-term investment strategy into the North American market, including upgrades of its manufacturing technology in its Melville, New York headquarters. PSA will continue to represent Air Techniques in the field until December 31, 2017.

“We are excited to expand our field representation,” said Christoph Roeer, Air Techniques CEO. “We believe this new direction will best prepare us for the future, and enable us to provide our dealers and dental practitioners with the best customer experience,” added Mr. Roeer.

Since 1962, Air Techniques has manufactured high quality dental products and has provided cutting-edge technology and excellent customer satisfaction and technical support through its dealer partners.

Air Techniques offers an entire line of digital imaging products as well as an infection control line and is the leading dental manufacturer of dental vacuums and air compressors systems in North America. Air Techniques distributes its products globally through a large network of dealers. For more information on Air Techniques, please visit: ww

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rimowa Brings Technology to Suitcases

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I love it when technology surprises me and this is one of those times.
 
As most of you know, I’m a bit of a road warrior, making about 2 trips per month for speaking and consulting events.  Needless to say, those trips require suitcases and suitcases require airports.  Now my trivia based mind can tell you that the average American spends about 5 years waiting in queues, but I wonder how much more that is for those of us who travel a lot.  One of the worst parts about airports is the lines.
 
However, suitcases from Rimowa are working to remove one of those queues from us travelers.  If you travel you know that usually once you check-in, if you have a bag to check you then wait in a line to have the baggage sticker placed on your suitcase.  This line can, on occasion, be huge and a tremendous time waster when you are trying to get to your gate.
 
Rimowa suitcases have a built-in screen that displays your luggage tag info, without the sticker!!!  You simply log in from their app and your travel info is sent to partner airlines.  Once this happens, the phone sends the luggage info to the suitcase screen via Bluetooth.  Pretty coo, huh?
 
Of course this system is in its early stages and so far only 2 airlines (Eva Air and Luftansa) are using it, but it IS being explored by United currently.
 
Needless to say, when I need a new suitcase, I’m going to be doing some shopping next time.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CEREC®: An open, complete CAD/CAM system with smart software

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Here is some pretty interesting info on CEREC from Dentsply Sirona.  The company has been pushing hard on innovation lately, and this is good proof of that.  If you are a CEREC owner, you’ll be excited about this update. 
 

With the market launch of the new CEREC Software 4.5 and the opening of the CEREC system to export data from the digital impression, Dentsply Sirona has satisfied two key wishes expressed by dentists. This software takes the system operation to a whole new level – it is now simpler than ever to plan and produce a CEREC restoration. For new users, this is a clear and well-supported system; for more experienced users, the special features are easy to find and apply, meaning everyone benefits from enhanced performance. Since initiated processes continue to run in the background, the entire procedure is significantly quicker. In addition, opening the system to allow the export of scan data makes new options available. Dentists can now use the CEREC Omnicam scans in cooperation with their dental laboratory or other clinical planning software.

“Since its inception more than three decades ago, CEREC has been synonymous with single-visit dentistry, providing the most intuitive workflow for a complete restorative solution,” said Director of CAD/CAM Marketing for the U.S. RCO Louis Vodopivec. “Remaining at the industry forefront, each product upgrade or software release reflects the ever- evolving landscape of digital dentistry and thus the needs of CEREC users, and such is the case with CEREC Software 4.5. This new software allows users to utilize a larger array of solutions, expanding their patient offerings.”

Fewer steps, automatic detection and maximum precision

This new simplicity is the product of intelligent software tools. Compact tool bars that show all options at a glance cut down the time spent searching and scrolling. Many of the steps run automatically: Restorations, such as inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers, are automatically detected by the software and the insertion axis is also defined automatically. Improved safety and security come from the further improved biogeneric initial proposals that match the patient's needs perfectly, even in difficult anatomic situations, based on the Biojaw algorithm. To assess the tooth color, the software uses the "Shade Analysis" function to analyze the scan and indicate the tooth color as a Vita Classic or Vita 3D Master shade. Overall, this allows the dentist to make an even more reliable assessment of the intraoral situation.

The restoration is then prepared in just two steps instead of four, the model axis is set and the preparation margin is entered using automatic margin finder – that's it. After checking the occlusal and proximal contacts of the desired restoration, the milling and grinding process can be started. Thanks to the even further refined milling strategy, the fit of final restorations has been further improved, particularly for complex constructions. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends No Fruit Juice For Children Under 1 Year

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For the past several years, there has been a debate about the benefits of fruit juice for children.  While many have thought of it as “natural” and being something healthy since it is made from fruit, many others have lamented it’s high sugar content and high number of calories per serving.  Many moms had begun limiting their kids juice intake, while others had taken a more liberal approach.
 
Now comes word from the American Academy of Pediatrics that fruit juice should be limited in kids.
 
The policy statement recommendations include:

  • Intake of juice should be limited to, at most, 4 ounces daily for toddlers age 1-3. For children age 4-6, fruit juice should be restricted to 4 to 6 ounces daily; and for children ages 7-18, juice intake should be limited to 8 ounces or 1 cup of the recommended 2 to 2 ½ cups of fruit servings per day.
  • Toddlers should not be given juice from bottles or easily transportable “sippy cups” that allow them to consume juice easily throughout the day. The excessive exposure of the teeth to carbohydrates can lead to tooth decay, as well. Toddlers should not be given juice at bedtime.
  • Children should be encouraged to eat whole fruits and be educated about the benefits of the fruit as compared with juice, which lacks dietary fiber and may contribute to excessive weight gain.
  • Human milk or infant formula is sufficient for infants, and low-fat/nonfat milk and water are sufficient for older children.
  • Consumption of unpasteurized juice products should be strongly discouraged for children of all ages.
  • Children who take specific forms of medication should not be given grapefruit juice, which can interfere with the medication’s effectiveness. In addition, fruit juice is not appropriate in the treatment of dehydration or management of diarrhea.

 

For the full article, follow this link.