Industry News

AGD Again Speaks Out Against W.K. Kellogg Foundation and New Non-Dentist Provider Models

CHICAGO (Oct. 5, 2011)—Yesterday, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation released survey results claiming that the majority of Americans support new non-dentist mid-level provider models to address access to care. The survey asked if Americans support or oppose "training licensed dental practitioners to provide preventive, routine dental care to people who are going without care."

"The manner in which the questions were posed may have caused some confusion among the public responding to the survey," says Howard Gamble, DDS, FAGD, president of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). "Members of the public may not have been aware that the question was referring to supporting or opposing 'non-dentist mid-level providers.' Mid-level providers do not have the same level of education as a dentist; they are non-dentists with as little as two years of post-high school training to perform clinical dental procedures that may be irreversible, on populations with the most complex health conditions, without the direct supervision of a dentist. Therefore, these midlevel providers could be putting the patient's oral and overall health at risk, and that is a concern to the AGD."

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Designation Recognizes Imaging System’s High Degree of Precision

ATLANTA – The CS 9300C has recently joined a select group of advanced 3D imaging systems certified by OraMetrix Inc. for use with its SureSmile® technology.  This coveted distinction recognizes the CS 9300C’s exceptionally high degree of precision just weeks after the imaging system’s introduction to the United States.

SureSmile is an innovative system for orthodontists that combines 3D diagnostic imaging with computerized treatment plan modeling and robotic archwire customization. The SureSmile system enables doctors to pro-actively plan tooth movement on digital models and customize prescriptive archwires for precise and efficient treatment. The integration of CS 9300C 3D scans with the SureSmile software means orthodontists will have improved treatment planning as well as unprecedented control of treatment. 

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Bringing Healthy Mouths to Life

Join Oral Health America (OHA) and Ivoclar Vivadent as we elevate the oral health of vulnerable older Americans through the Wisdom Tooth Project® – an initiative dedicated to the well-being of older adults. Over 10,000 Americans reach retirement age every day, and many will go without the oral healthcare they need. But they can't be healthy without good oral health!

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Free Seminar at ADA Annual Session

MELVILLE, New York— Air Techniques, a leading manufacturer of both dental equipment and digital imaging products will sponsor a free lecture in its booth at   this year’s ADA Annual Session in Las Vegas.  

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