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Vita Receives Prestigious If Product Design Award

(Brea, CA) – Since 1953, iF International Forum Design has invited international manufacturers and designers to enter their products in the iF Product Design Awards. Design experts from all over the world come together to evaluate product entries that exemplify design excellence. Judging criteria for the product entries include choice of materials, finish, degree of innovation, environmental impact and design quality.

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ADA Honors Illinois Dentist with Hillenbrand Fellowship

CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 – The American Dental Association (ADA) recently selected Dr. Elizabeth Shapiro, 48, of Waterman, Ill., as the 2011-12 ADA Hillenbrand Fellow. The ADA awards the fellowship every other year to a dentist who has demonstrated strong leadership potential and the desire to transition from practicing dentistry to a nonclinical dental career in a health-related organization.

"Dr. Shapiro was selected among a number of highly qualified applicants but stood out for her dental practice experience and her time spent lobbying for access to care issues on behalf of the state of Illinois," said ADA President Dr. Raymond Gist. "I look forward to seeing her leadership skills further develop during her time at the ADA."

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Thayer Dental Laboratory Hires Dean Mersky, Dds, As Its New Implant Coordinator

May 17, 2011 - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – Greg Thayer, CDT, FICOI, President of Thayer Dental Laboratory, a Certified Dental Laboratory, announced the addition of Dean Mersky, DDS, as its new implant coordinator. Greg commented that “We feel that Dean is an individual with the background, dental experience, and customer relations skills to enhance the quality of personalized customer care that we have continually provided to the profession for 35 years.”

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ACTEON will be joining the Viva Learning Network

ACTEON®, a world leader in small equipment and imaging products for dentists, will be joining the Viva Learning™ network and hiring Learn HealthSci to create the ACTEON Viva Learning™ dental continuing education website.

The new website will serve as a hub for ACTEON’s continuing education initiatives that will include interactive, live CE webinars, CE webinar archives, an online resource library and a variety of product training videos. Interactive and self-study continuing education credit will be available.

“ACTEON offers innovative dental technologies to the profession that require support through practical continuing education that focuses on clinical applications,” says Wyatt Wilson, Vice President and COO of ACTEON North America. “Now, with our new Viva Learning™ website and extended reach to thousands of Viva users, we can accomplish our educational goals in a cost-effective and efficient way,” says Wilson.

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