Industry News

Latest Generation VELscope Device Approved for Sale by Health Canada

BURNABY, British Columbia—October 21, 2010—LED Dental Inc. announced today that its VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment system was granted a medical device license and approved for sale by Health Canada. The VELscope Vx system’s unique cordless design and affordable pricing make it easier than ever for dental practices to detect oral cancer and other forms of oral disease.

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ImageWorks Joins Facebook

(Elmsford, NY, October 20, 2010) - ImageWorks (OTC.IWKS.PK) has joined the social media phenomenon, Facebook, with its own page. ImageWorks, with over 30 years experience and 100,000 installed systems worldwide, is an innovative, vertically-integrated manufacturer of Dental, Veterinary and Medical Imaging technologies.
According to Marc Thacher, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, “Social networking sites are no longer strictly for individuals.” Thacher continued, “People can now obtain business information, news, updates and almost any other pertinent data from these web-based communication sites. Given that fact, it seems fitting that ImageWorks, a technological company, would be able to share information via one of the fastest growing resources for information.” ImageWorks can be found on Facebook at!/pages/ImageWorks/108632575865648. Log on and “Like” us today!
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1-800-DENTIST® Celebrates 25 Years with Record Growth

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 19, 2010) – 1-800-DENTIST®, the nation’s leading dental marketing company for consumers and dentists, reported this month that membership has reached an all-time high. The company, which will celebrate its 25-year anniversary in 2011, has increased its member base by more than 25% in the last six months alone.
1-800-DENTIST® was founded in 1986 to provide dental practices with new patient leads, and has pioneered many consumer marketing innovations that are now standard across numerous industries. In June, they launched a new Pay-Per-Lead program as a cost-effective option for dentists looking to build their patient base, while staying in control of their monthly budget.

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Sirona Systems Honored with “Best of Class” Technology Awards

Charlotte, NC (October 19, 2010) – Sirona Dental Systems, LLC (Nasdaq: SIRO), the company that pioneered digital dentistry 25 years ago and the world’s leading producer of dental CAD/CAM systems, was recently honored by the Pride Institute with two prestigious “Best of Class” awards for its CEREC® CAD/CAM system and CEREC® AC CAD/CAM system, powered by Sirona’s patented Bluecam technology.

A panel of dental technology experts organized by the Pride Institute placed both Sirona’s CEREC and CEREC AC technologies on the list of winners for its best “Diagnostic” technologies category.  Specifically, the Pride Institute panel of clinicians concluded that Sirona’s CEREC CAD/CAM restoration system trumps all others for superior CAD/CAM restorations.  Additionally, Sirona’s CEREC AC acquisition center has been granted the “Best of Class” award in Pride’s Diagnostic category for outstanding digital impressions. 

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