Industry News

Ken Clarke Appointed General Manager of OralDNA Labs Inc

Brentwood, TN –June 9th, 2011 OralDNA® Labs Inc. (OralDNA.com), leaders in advancing wellness in dentistry through salivary diagnostics, and a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics® (NYSE: DGX), recently appointed Ken Clarke as General Manager.   He will report to Dermot Shorten, Vice President, Office of the Chairman, and will be based in Brentwood, Tennessee.

“As one of the founders of OralDNA, Ken has invaluable firsthand marketplace experience,” Shorten said.  “He understands the high potential of this business and is focused on its continued growth. He will help us accelerate our momentum.”

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Oral Health America Announces Fall For Smiles Campaign

June 10, 2011, Chicago, IL—Oral Health America (OHA) announces the launch of its second annual Fall for Smiles® public messaging campaign conducted in collaboration with Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait, an initiative of the Dental Trade Alliance. The campaign begins in September and runs through October to promote messages to consumers about the importance of self care, good nutrition, regular dental visits, and tobacco avoidance in maintaining oral health.

During the campaign, OHA will announce the results of a public opinion survey on consumers’ knowledge about oral health. Sponsored by Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait and Plackers dental flossers, the survey will ask questions about oral health care practices, including brushing and flossing and how families are prioritizing their spending during this time of economic uncertainty.  Previous OHA surveys have shown that adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria play in tooth decay, and that children are brushing and flossing less often then parents think they should.

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New Officers Elected, New Trustee Installed At American Association Of Orthodontists’ Chicago Meeting

ST. LOUIS, June 7, 2011 — The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) elected officers for 2011-12 and installed a new member of the Board of Trustees at its 111th Annual Session, held recently in Chicago.
Michael B. Rogers, DDS, was elected president of the AAO.  He is in private practice in Augusta, Ga.  In addition to his years of service on the AAO Board of Trustees, dating to 2002, Dr. Rogers has been active in organized orthodontics and dentistry for many years.   His past leadership positions include Speaker of the House of Delegates for both the AAO and the Georgia Dental Association (GDA).  He has been a Delegate to the House of Delegates for three organizations:  the American Dental Association, the GDA and the AAO.

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Delaware Dentist Honored for Charitable Work with Kid

(Wilmington, DE – June 7, 2011) – Dr. Brendan Fay, D.D.S. goes the extra mile for smiles.  The Wilmington dentist has won recognition for making pediatric dental services available to uninsured, needy local families in a national contest sponsored by FireFly toothbrush, part of the company’s ongoing Crusade Against Cavities initiative.

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