Industry News

Discus Dental Supports Operation Gratitude

US Armed Forces Overseas Will Receive Donated BreathRx

Culver City, CA, July 22, 2010 – Today, Discus Dental LLC announced it has donated approximately $10,000 in oral hygiene products to Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to members of the U.S. Armed Forces overseas. By collecting donations from attendees at recent tradeshows (AAE, AACD and CDA), and dedicating a percentage of all show sales to this effort, Discus has sent hundreds of units of BreathRx™ Oral Hygiene Products to Operation Gratitude.

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Henry Schein Promotes Gerard Metselaar

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 12, 2010 — Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest  distributor of health care products and services to officebased practitioners, announced today that Gerard Metselaar has been promoted to Vice President of Corporate Brand Sales and Marketing, International Group. 

In his new role, Mr. Metselaar will continue to develop Henry Schein’s Corporate Brand product category throughout Henry Schein’s International business.   

After working as a consultant for Henry Schein in the Netherlands, Mr. Metselaar joined Henry Schein in 1994.  He was instrumental in preparing the Company’s first catalog in Europe and developed a comprehensive product assortment during a period of tremendous organic and acquisition growth for Henry Schein in Europe.

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Free Web-Based Patient Education Software

Orem, Utah-based Curve Dental, developers of Web-based dental software, announces the release of CurveEd, free Web-based patient education software available to all dental professionals this month. Accessed at, the software—which can be viewed on a PC, Mac, iPad, or iPhone—includes more than sixty 3-D patient education videos in 11 categories. Each video is professionally narrated, covering a wide range of topics from restorative procedures to cosmetic procedures to endodontics. Created by a team of dentists, every video is accurate with regard to anatomy and procedure but is tempered with a light narrative and artistic style. For more information, call (888) 910-4376 or visit

3M ESPE Executive Delivers Insights on New Blog

Keith Haig, director of marketing and professional relations for 3M ESPE, is now also the voice of 3M ESPE Dental Insights, a blog in which he examines news and trends in the industry and shares the opinions he has developed from his unique perspective.
Launched in March, the blog invites dental professionals to weigh in with their own views, giving them a direct link to one of 3M ESPE’s topranking executives. For more information, visit

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