Monday, May 20, 2019

DMG Donates Toothbrush Testing Machine to UNC’s Adams School


This is some pretty cool news.  DMG makes some innovative products and now they’ve made a pretty serious donation to dental research.  The company has agreed to donate a toothbrush simulation machine to the University of North Carolina’s Adams School of Dentistry.  The UNC school has long been well known for its research and has been home to quite a few heavy hitters in the dental research arena.

By utilizing this toothbrush simulator, researchers will be able to study the long term viability of materials since they can now simulate what would take years of brushing to test finish, wear, etc of materials.

Here is all of the info:

DMG is proud to support the University of North Carolina Adams
School of Dentistry with their recent donation of a toothbrush simulation testing machine.

“A critical key to our ability to bring our customers and their patients the most effective and safest materials
possible is to support independent research at such pioneering institutions as UNC’s Adams School of
Dentistry, which is renowned for its dental materials research,” said George Wolfe, President DMG America.

"We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of DMG,” said Scott S. De Rossi, DMD, MBA, dean of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry. “It is because of contributions like these
that we are able to work toward our ultimate goal of becoming the global model for oral health education, in
care and discovery."
DMG’s goal is to streamline the lives of dental professionals by producing premium quality dental materials
that put their customers in a better position for clinical, operational and financial success. The company’s
commitment to innovation is fostered by its strong collaborative relationships with many partners, including:
  • Dental schools
  • Private educational and research organizations
  • Product testing facilities
  • Leading dental practitioners and influencers
The need for a toothbrush simulation testing machine was first discussed in a meeting between Dr. Taiseer
Sulaiman, Assistant professor, Division Director of Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials, Department of
Restorative Sciences at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, and Dr. Susanne Effenberger, DMG Head of
Clinical Research, during her spring 2018 tour of the dental school. Discussion topics also included an
educational grant by DMG and two possible in-vitro studies to be conducted by Dr. Sulaiman’s Biomaterials
Laboratory at the school to confirm the quality of the chemical properties of an innovative new DMG material
for use in dental practices. In the fall of 2018, plans for both the educational grant and the donation of the
tooth brush simulator were finalized, and two months later the agreement for the two research projects was
finalized. The tooth brush simulation testing machine was delivered to the school in early 2019.
“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to DMG for their continuous support of research in our
Biomaterials Laboratory at the UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry,” said Dr. Sulaiman. “Their support allows
us to provide clinicians with guidelines and recommendations that support newly introduced materials.
Maximizing the clinical relevance of in-vitro testing may help bridge some of the gaps that are currently
present. With machines like the toothbrush simulator, we can investigate many properties related to surface
gloss, roughness and color stability. DMG understands the importance of supporting research institutions with
such equipment, and of enabling researchers and clinicians to have a better understanding of dental materials
with the ultimate goal of providing our patients the best care possible.”

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