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A fast workflow matters: Photostimulable phosphor reader optimizes patient care Jun 15, 2017 | Business Americas

A fast workflow matters: Photostimulable phosphor reader optimizes patient care

STERLING, Va., USA: A fast workflow is essential to many dental professionals and can be a major selling point, since patients have become used to the speed and convenience of digital technology in all aspects of life and thus expect quick treatment. The FireCR Dental Reader reduces lengthy scanning time, helping the practitioner stay ahead of the competition, both by improving patient care and by strengthening the business.

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VITABLOCS Mark II now approved for Dental Wings Lasermill May 30, 2017 | Business Americas

VITABLOCS Mark II now approved for Dental Wings Lasermill

MONTREAL, Canada: Dental Wings has announced that its Dental Wings Lasermill laser ablation system is now certified to work with VITABLOCS Mark II materials (VITA Zahnfabrik). The abrasion-resistant monochromatic dental ceramic blocks are especially suitable for the fabrication of in- and onlays, veneers and crowns with CAD/CAM systems. According to the manufacturer, over the past 25 years, more than 9 million restorations have been produced from these blocks, with a ten-year survival rate of 90 ...

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Henry Schein Orthodontics symposium showcases latest innovations May 25, 2017 | Business Americas

Henry Schein Orthodontics symposium showcases latest innovations

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., USA: Henry Schein Orthodontics has held its third Orthodontic Excellence and Technology Symposium, which was sold out and brought together distinguished experts and dental professionals in a powerful learning environment. Attendees had the opportunity to experience cutting-edge technology and evidence-based protocols that, according to the company, can help its customers improve patient care and expand their practices.

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Young Innovations acquires American Eagle May 19, 2017 | Business Americas

Young Innovations acquires American Eagle

ALGONQUIN, Ill., USA: Young Innovations, a manufacturer of dental equipment, recently announced that it has bought American Eagle Instruments. The acquisition of the dental hand instrument manufacturing company is part of Young Innovations’ push to develop its international presence and extend its product portfolio.

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Carestream Dental to be established as independent company Apr 21, 2017 | Business Americas

Carestream Dental to be established as independent company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., USA: Carestream has announced that it will be selling its dental digital business to funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a global private equity firm, and CareCapital Advisors, a specialist investment platform focused on dental and consumer health in Asia. The new independent company will be named Carestream Dental. Subject to regulatory and other approvals, the sale is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.

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P&G files infringement complaint against US tooth whitening company Mar 30, 2017 | Business Americas

P&G files infringement complaint against US tooth whitening company

CINCINNATI, USA: On March 27, Procter & Gamble filed a patent infringement complaint and motion for preliminary injunction in a U.S. court against Ranir, a store brand manufacturer and distributor of tooth whitening products. P&G has alleged that Ranir infringed its patented Crest Whitestrips tooth whitening technology by manufacturing and selling tooth whitening strip products to retailers.

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Align Technology announces agreement with Zfx Mar 29, 2017 | Business Americas

Align Technology announces agreement with Zfx

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA/COLOGNE, Germany: Align Technology has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Zfx in order to expand its restorative and laboratory network for iTero Element intraoral scanners in major European, Asian and African countries. The collaboration will give practitioners and dental laboratories easy access to iTero intraoral scans, improving the restorative digital workflow and enabling them to produce high-quality dental prostheses.

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Superior results and safety: Debut of first automated tooth whitening system Mar 17, 2017 | Business Americas

Superior results and safety: Debut of first automated tooth whitening system

COSTA MESA, Calif., USA/RA’ANANA, Israel: At the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting in February, U.S. dental company Mavrik Dental Systems previewed Thera-Smile, a new tooth whitening solution that is set to revolutionize in-office whitening. The pioneering system was developed with proprietary technology from Israel and will be introduced in the U.S. after field testing has been completed in the fall, the company stated.

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Solea—A laser able to cut hard and soft tissue with a single setting Mar 16, 2017 | Business Americas

Solea—A laser able to cut hard and soft tissue with a single setting

BOSTON, USA: Convergent Dental is the developer of the revolutionary Solea, the world’s first computer-aided dental laser cleared by the CE to cut hard, soft and osseous tissue. A two-time winner of the Gold Edison Award for innovation and development, Solea is an isotopic carbon dioxide laser that is unlike any other, carbon dioxide or otherwise. Its unique wavelength allows dentists to remove caries, prepare cavities and remove soft tissue virtually anesthesia-free, safely, effectively and ...

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Align Technology acquires Brazilian distributor Mar 1, 2017 | Business Americas

Align Technology acquires Brazilian distributor

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA: In order to focus on the commercial, marketing and operational needs of dental professionals and patients in Brazil, clear aligner specialist Align Technology has decided to purchase its local distributor Align Technology do Brasil. Included in the acquisition is a small team of employees, who will be based in São Paulo, Brazil, where the company has now opened its first office in Latin America.

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3Shape introduces new scanners at Chicago Midwinter Meeting Feb 24, 2017 | Business Americas

3Shape introduces new scanners at Chicago Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO, USA: Yesterday, at the opening day of the Midwinter Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society, digital dentistry specialist 3Shape launched a new line of cost-effective scanners for the dental laboratory. According to the company, the E scanners deliver high-quality images and offer advanced scanning features and precision CAD/CAM workflows, like other 3Shape scanners, but at a more affordable price.

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Worldwide launch: BIOLASE’s new laser system receives FDA clearance Feb 16, 2017 | Business Americas

Worldwide launch: BIOLASE’s new laser system receives FDA clearance

IRVINE, Calif., USA: BIOLASE, a global leader in dental lasers, has announced that its new Waterlase Express all-tissue laser system has received 510(k) clearance for commercial distribution from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The product is now available for sale to dentists in the U.S., as well as selected international markets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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