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DENTSPLY MAILLEFER Press Conference: One File is Enough

After the International Dental Show 2011 endodontics is no longer what it used to be

Cologne, Germany/Ballaigues, Switzerland May 4th, 2011 — One single file per root canal preparation – that sounds like a new era in endodontics. How this will turn out in daily practice was explained at the DENTSPLY MAILLEFER press conference during the International Dental Show on March 25th, 2011 given by the CEO of the company Pierre-Luc Maillefer, marketing manager Didier Lakomsky and Dr. Uwe Radmacher, an endodontist from Lampertheim, Germany. The event was entitled: „New pathways for endodontic treatment and for improving success rates“.

Pierre-Luc Maillefer opened the event with a brief historical overview of the roots of the company, which has been part of the DENTSPLY group of companies for more than 15 years. It was founded back in 1889 by his ancestor Auguste Maillefer. Originally a master watchmaker, a typical trade for the Jura region of Switzerland, at the age of 40 he decided on a second career and became a dentist. Since then his company, based in Ballaigues, Switzerland, combines the meticulousness of the traditional precision engineering workshops with dental innovation.

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Coast Dental to Acquire the Assets of SmileCare

TAMPA, Fla., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coast Dental Services, Inc., announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Dental Technology, Inc. (DTI), doing business as SmileCare, and Community Dental Services, Inc., a California licensed health care service plan. DTI and its subsidiaries operate 57 SmileCare dental practices in California, Nevada and Texas, employing 1,200 staff members, including 130 dentists. The transaction is expected to close upon final approval by the California Department of Managed Health Care.

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Darby Dental Supply Now Offers the ZOLL AED Plus Defibrillator

Jericho, NY – May 3, 2011 – Darby Dental Supply, LLC, the largest all-telesales national distributor of dental merchandise, recently expanded its widespread product offerings by adding the ZOLL® AED Plus® automated external defibrillator to its medical equipment selection.

Under a newly-signed agreement with ZOLL Medical Corporation, Darby is now an authorized distributor of the AED Plus.  The AED Plus is a portable external defibrillator that guides the user in the practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 

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Align Tech. Completes Acquisition of Intra-Oral Scanning Leader Cadent

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALGN) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Cadent Holdings, Inc. (Cadent), a leading provider of 3D digital scanning solutions for orthodontics and dentistry, and makers of the iTero(TM) and OrthoCAD(R) iOC(TM) scanning systems.

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