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Modern Dental CEO awarded HKU honorary fellowship Sep 27, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

Modern Dental CEO awarded HKU honorary fellowship

HONG KONG: Godfrey Ngai, co-founder and CEO of dental prosthesis provider Modern Dental Group (MDL), was granted an Honorary University Fellowship by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) yesterday and is the first recipient of this award in the dental profession. The recognition honours Ngai’s long-standing commitment to the university, as well as his efforts at societal upliftment through donating MDL dental products and services to schools, health care organisations for the elderly and other ...

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Interview: “The Tesco Dental group offers a one-stop solution for the dental industry” Sep 15, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

Interview: “The Tesco Dental group offers a one-stop solution for the dental industry”

Established in 1974, Tesco Dental is a leading Asian dental supplier. The family-owned company is based in Hong Kong, with subsidiaries in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Taiwan and Beijing. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Tesco CEO Kenji Cheung about the company’s values and its vision of leading modern dentistry into the future.

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New plant to strengthen GC’s dental pharmaceutical business Sep 13, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

New plant to strengthen GC’s dental pharmaceutical business

KAWASAKI, Japan: After acquiring all ordinary shares of dental pharmaceutical product manufacturer Showa Yakuhin Kako in autumn last year, GC has now announced that it is building a new manufacturing facility in Kawasaki to further expand its dental pharmaceutical business. According to the company, construction of the new factory will start in January next year, with completion expected in May 2019.

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OSSTEM IMPLANT seeks to grow Japanese market share significantly Jul 25, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

OSSTEM IMPLANT seeks to grow Japanese market share significantly

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korean dental implant manufacturer OSSTEM IMPLANT is aiming to increase its market share in Japan, OSSTEM Japan CEO Kim Hae-gon told the Korean Times in an interview. Among other measures, the company plans to almost double its Japanese offices, from 12 to 22, by 2019.

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A new device for easy oral health monitoring Jun 14, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

A new device for easy oral health monitoring

KYOTO, Japan: With the launch of its novel saliva-testing device, Japanese company ARKRAY has introduced a system that measures multiple parameters associated with oral health within 5 minutes. The measuring instrument is complemented by a testing kit, ST Check, and is to be distributed internationally, Aiko Hitomi from the ARKRAY marketing team told Dental Tribune Online.

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Glidewell expands partnership with 3-D printing solutions provider Structo Jun 1, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

Glidewell expands partnership with 3-D printing solutions provider Structo

SINGAPORE/NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., USA: After testing three of Structo’s OrthoForm printers for its laboratory services over the last year, Glidewell Dental has announced the expansion of its partnership with the Singapore-based 3-D printing solutions provider with an investment in two of the company’s newly launched DentaForm 3-D printers.

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W&H and Planmeca joint branch office opens officially May 26, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

W&H and Planmeca joint branch office opens officially

BANGALORE, India: After having announced their joining forces to expand in the Indian dental market last autumn, W&H Managing Director Peter Malata and Planmeca President Heikki Kyöstilä officially opened the new branch office in Bangalore with a celebratory ceremony in April. A highlight of the event, which was attended by 125 invited guests, was the unveiling of the new showroom for live demonstrations and individual customer training.

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Roland DG to establish new 3-D business brand, DGSHAPE Mar 13, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

Roland DG to establish new 3-D business brand, DGSHAPE

HAMAMATSU, Japan: In order to increase visibility for its growing 3-D segment, Japanese manufacturer Roland DG has announced the transfer of its digital businesses, consisting of the development and sales of 3-D milling machines, 3-D printers, engraving machines and photographic impact printers, to a new, wholly-owned subsidiary, DGSHAPE Corporation. The spin-off, which begins operating in April, will be located at the Roland DG headquarters in Hamamatsu.

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Koelnmesse Singapore: Mathias Kuepper assumes management position Mar 3, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

Koelnmesse Singapore: Mathias Kuepper assumes management position

SINGAPORE: Having shared the management position with Michael Dreyer for an interim period since June 2016, Mathias Kuepper will now assume sole responsibility as Managing Director of Koelnmesse Pte Ltd in Singapore. The Asian subsidiary of German event organiser Koelnmesse was established under Dreyer in 2002 and organises leading dental events IDEM Singapore and the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Conference, among others.

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MI World Symposium held in Tokyo Feb 23, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

MI World Symposium held in Tokyo

TOKYO, Japan: As host of the MI World Symposium in Tokyo on 5 February, Japanese dental manufacturer GC Corporation arranged an impressive scientific line-up to discuss the latest concepts in the field of minimal intervention dentistry. With the event, the company again commemorated its 95th anniversary and the 60th anniversary of the GC Membership Society.

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W&H and Planmeca approach the Indian market together Nov 7, 2016 | Business Asia Pacific

W&H and Planmeca approach the Indian market together

BANGALORE, India: European dental manufacturers W&H Dentalwerk and Planmeca have joined forces on the dental market in India. Comprising a shared office centre in Bangalore and a specialised customer service network, the collaboration between the two companies is aimed at exploiting synergies in offering a comprehensive and unique product portfolio to dental professionals in the country.

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Fulfilling your needs: The new Implantmed by W&H Sep 21, 2016 | Business Asia Pacific

Fulfilling your needs: The new Implantmed by W&H

For over 15 years, W&H has been supplying the Implantmed surgical device to dental implantologists and has proven to provide the best support for oral surgical procedures in the fields of implantology and maxillofacial surgery. The new-generation Implantmed introduced in September 2016 offers users both the tried-and-tested functions of the earlier device and a unique system for assessing the stability of an implant, as well as customisable features that can be retrofitted if required, a high-tech ...

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