Industry News

Fear of Dental Care Keeps Many Patients from Visiting the Dentist

Heraeus acknowledges link between oral health and overall health during Heart Failure Awareness Week: February 13-19, 2011

SOUTHBEND, IN/February 11, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- More than just teeth and gums, a dentist may help detect a wide range of health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and oral cancer, but for many people an intense fear of dental treatment prevents them from getting the care they need.  

To bring attention to the connection between good oral health and overall health, Heraeus, the leader in advancing dental esthetics and overall dental wellbeing, is acknowledging Heart Failure Awareness Week, February 13-19, 2011.   

“Recent scientific studies and data show that dentists can spot early warning signs in the mouth that may indicate disease elsewhere in the body,” says Christopher Holden, President of Heraeus Kulzer. “Importantly, dentists’ significant training and education enables them to recognize conditions that merit referring patients for care by dental specialists or physicians,” he adds.

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Aribex Establishes International Division

OREM, UTAH—7 February 2011—Aribex®, Inc., the worldwide leader in handheld x-ray technologies, has announced the organization of its International Division to market its innovative NOMAD® Handheld X-ray System worldwide. Leading the international group will be Christopher Weed, who recently joined Aribex as Director of International Sales.

"This is the next natural step for the continuing growth of our company," said Dr. D. Clark Turner, President and CEO of Aribex. "I'm very pleased with the caliber of people we've brought on board to help manage this effort, and I'm excited to provide a new level of commitment for our international customers."

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AACD offers free webinar series focusing on Accreditation

MADISON, Wis. (2/9/10)—The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry continues to offer free webinars focusing on Accreditation through the AACD Webinar Series.

The series, sponsored by Ivoclar Vivadent, features many speakers scheduled to appear at the AACD’s 27th Annual Scientific Session in Boston later this spring. The session will take place May 18-21 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

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Patterson Dental And Airway Management, Inc. Partner

Practice Start-up Kit available at the Chicago Midwinter Show February 24-26
Patterson Dental and Airway Management, Inc., have entered into a strategic partnership to distribute the leading custom oral appliance for treating sleep apnea to dental professionals through Patterson Dental. A Practice Start-up Kit will be available for the first time at the Chicago Dental Society 146th Midwinter Meeting February 24-26 at the Patterson booth. The kit is designed to give dental professionals all the tools needed to immediately start treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.
Through Patterson Dental and Airway Management, a world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of custom oral appliances with its Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP® 3 appliance), dentists have a proven treatment modality for patients suffering from snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The TAP® fits over the teeth similar to a mouth guard and advances the jaw forward during sleep, keeping the airway open and eliminating snoring and sleep apnea.

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