Industry News

Aribex CEO Receives Utah Governor’s Medal

OREM, UTAH—19 January 2011—D. Clark Turner, PhD, President and CEO of Aribex Inc., was awarded the Utah Governor's Medal for Science and Technology in a ceremony last night at Discovery Gateway. Utah Governor Gary Herbert made the presentation to Dr. Turner and six others for providing distinguished service that has benefited the State of Utah.

"I am privileged and grateful to be recognized among the other accomplished individuals who are receiving this most prestigious award tonight, and I share this with the great individuals with whom I've worked over the years." said Dr. Turner. "The state of Utah provides a rich community for advancements in science and technology, and I am a beneficiary of that innovative environment."

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Great Expressions Dental Centers Donates Portion of Revenue

Great Expressions Dental Centers in Georgia Donated 5% of Revenue on Martin Luther King Day to the Martin Luther King Memorial Project Foundation

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) today announced that it will donate $15,000, five percent of the revenue generated on Martin Luther King Day, January 17, 2011, in its 26 Atlanta locations to the Martin Luther King Memorial Project Foundation.

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Dental Divas Launches To Support Women Dentists Nationwide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – January 20, 2011– Dental Divas, a leading professional organization designed to support the needs of women dentists, today announced the official launch of Dental Divas Online, an interactive website enabling members to connect with other dentists in their city and nationwide. The goal of Dental Divas is to form an online destination for women dentists to share, network and giveback.

According to trends derived from an ADA study, the dental industry is comprised of 40% women dentists; yet there are very few options in the form of resources, networking and support for the unique challenges that women dentists face.

Dental Divas was formed four years ago by a group of local dentists wanting to help each other and fill in this evident gap. Today, Dental Divas continues to offer women dentists the ability to work together on a local level through events in their cities and on a national level at DentalDivasOnline.com.

"Dental Divas is a great blend of social and professional networking," stated Dr. Dina Giesler, an Atlanta-based General Dentist.

"Dental Divas has been an asset to my professional and personal well-being", commented Dr. Sonia Chopra, a Charlotte-based Endodontist. "Having a local network I can trust is important and the online resources allow me to find information when I don't have time to make a call."

DentalDivasOnline.com provides members an interactive online platform that includes:

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Calling All Dentists Adopt One Village To Organize Dental Mission Africa

West Orange, New Jersey – January19, 2011 – Adopt One Village, the non-profit founded by West Orange, New Jersey mailman Emmanuel "Baba" Anim-Sackey, is organizing a dental mission to travel to Ghana, Africa to help those in need of dental care. A team of dentists will visit the village of Kwahu-Abetifi from April 6th – 16th, 2011 to provide check-ups and dental procedures. Adopt One Village is looking for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants to join what is sure to be a rewarding trip.

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