Industry News

'Venus Whitening for Hope' by Heraeus Raises Over $40,000

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, April 4, 2011 Venus White® ‘goes pink’. The professional 3-level teeth whitening system from Heraeus, the leader in advancing dental esthetics and overall dental wellbeing, announced today that it raised more than $40,000 in 2010 to help support breast cancer research nationwide.

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Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry and Advanced Laser Training Offer New Courses

LOS ANGELES (March 21, 2011) - The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD), a nationally recognized organization dedicated to research, practice and teaching of advanced laser dentistry, is proud to offer a new course to train registered dental hygienists in use of the PerioLase® MVP-7TM digital dental laser-a 6 watt free-running (FR) pulsed Nd:YAG laser, and the only laser approved for use in the unique bone-building gum disease treatment-the LANAP® protocol. "Standard Proficiency Certification for Hygienists on the PerioLase® MVP-7TM for Laser Pocket DisinfectionTM" is offered for CE credit in conjunction with Advanced Laser Training, Inc. The program is an adaptation of the Curriculum Guidelines and Standards for Dental Laser Education as adopted by the IALD.

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Aspen Dental Reminds Patients About Dangers of Oral Cancer

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Dental, one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of dental care providers in the U.S., is reminding patients about the importance of oral cancer screening and early detection in recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month (April).

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, which is responsible for approximately 8,000 deaths annually. Common risk factors for oral cancer include use of tobacco products (smoked and smokeless), excessive alcohol consumption, and HPV infection.

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Patterson Dental Debuts Smile Channel 10

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (March 29, 2011) – Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. introduces Smile Channel 10, an updated version of its reception area programming that entertains and educates patients while promoting dental services. As part of the popular CAESY Education Systems family, Smile Channel 10 offers attention-grabbing and informative presentations with dramatic before-and-after photos, 3-D animations, full-color graphics and full-motion video.

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