Industry News

Henry Schein Inc. Donates Equipment to ADA

ORLANDO, Oct. 8, 2010 – The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced that Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, will donate dental equipment valued at $860,000 to students in the Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) pilot program. Students will use the equipment initially for hands-on clinical training in the program, which will produce new members of the dental team to help provide oral health care to people living in underserved communities. After training, the equipment will be used to provide services to patients.  Henry Schein’s donation is part of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program which seeks to enhance access to health care for underserved populations around the world.  

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Data Confirm Wisdom Tooth Removal Leads to Better Health

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) to release study results

WASHINGTON, DC - Substantial evidence strengthens the link between wisdom tooth removal and overall patient health, according to a consortium of international experts who will present their findings at the Third Molar Multidisciplinary Conference, October 19, 2010, in Washington, DC.
A meta-analysis of recent research compares the long-term health of patients who have asymptomatic wisdom teeth removed with those who retain the teeth. At the press conference, presenters will discuss the costs of wisdom tooth treatment, “active surveillance” of asymptomatic teeth, the predictability of wisdom tooth behavior over time, and the long-term consequences of retention. Other topics discussed at the press conference will include new information about the pathologies associated with asymptomatic wisdom teeth, strategies to limit complications and improve recovery, and when to have wisdom teeth removed. 

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ADA Honors Dr. Terry Dickinson with the ADA Humanitarian Award

ORLANDO, Oct. 8, 2010 –The American Dental Association (ADA) will honor Terry Dickinson, D.D.S., with the 2010 Humanitarian Award Oct. 9 at the opening session and Distinguished Speaker Series program at the Orange County Convention Center during the ADA's 151st annual session in Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Dickinson, executive director of the Virginia Dental Association, will receive the award for his leadership in developing the Missions of Mercy (MOM) Project in 1999, which has become a national model for dental outreach programs.  Dr. Dickinson assisted on MOM projects in Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia and will assist Maryland at the end of October on its first MOM project.

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Ultradent Supports the Public Campaign for BPA Awareness

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, October 2010 – Ultradent Products, Inc. supports the campaign for public awareness on exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).  Although BPA is widely used in the manufacture of plastic materials and products, the long term effect of this monomer is still unknown.  For this reason, Ultradent has supported a cautionary stance on the use of BPA in any form.
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