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National Dental Hygiene Month this October

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Celebrates Revamped
National Dental Hygiene Month this October
Chicago-September 13, 2010—For its 2010 celebration, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in collaboration with Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, manufacturer of Orbit® sugarfree gum, has restructured its National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) format, with a renewed focus on developing healthy habits on the go, community service and recognizing the day-to-day efforts of dental hygienists nationwide.
“National Dental Hygiene Month is a prime time to not only honor and celebrate dental hygiene and hygienists, but also to make the public more aware of the practices that ensure optimal oral health,” ADHA President Caryn Solie, RDH, said. “Teaming up with the Wrigley Company will help promote this message and give dental hygienists opportunities to reach out to their communities and make a difference.”

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Help Kids Get the Dental Care They Need!

Help Kids Get the Dental Care They Need!
Support Smiles Across America® with a Purchase of Trident® Sugar-Free Gum Today
This week only:  Remember to buy Trident gum anywhere in the United States starting today, September 13, through Sunday, September 19.  
Five cents from every pack of Trident® gum purchased will go to Oral Health America's Smiles Across America® (SAA) program.
SAA improves the health of uninsured and underserved elementary school students by dental services in school-based or school-linked settings, and demonstrating to communities that healthy mouths are integral to overall health. For more information about Trident's support for SAA, visit
Please forward this email to everyone in your address book, post on Facebook and Twitter, and help us bring healthy mouths to life!
Thank you for your support!
Oral Health America
 P.S. Trident sugar-free gum makes great Halloween candy! Stock up early and double your investment in kids.

New Interface enables 3M Lava

New Interface enables 3M Lava™ manufacturing directly from 3Shape CAD designs
Copenhagen, September 10, 2010 – 3Shape A/S, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, is proud to announce the official release of an important new interface that enables restoration designs created with the 3Shape Dental System™ to be seamlessly manufactured with 3M ESPE Lava™ materials and milling machines.  This innovative and completely integrated workflow solution provides laboratories and manufacturing centers with greatly expanded service options, while opening channels to new businesses and professional partners.

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VITA Zahnfabrik recommends RelyX™

VITA Zahnfabrik recommends RelyX™ Unicem Cement for cementation of Vitablocs® crowns
ST. PAUL, Minn.  – (September 9, 2010) – RelyX™ Unicem Self-Adhesive Resin Cement from 3M ESPE has been officially recommended by VITA Zahnfabrik for adhesive cementation of VITABLOCS® feldspar ceramic crowns. Users of VITABLOCS – which are offered in different variants with a monochromatic, polychromatic or three-dimensional block structure – can now benefit from RelyX Unicem cement’s well-known advantages, including fewer work steps, easy handling and reliable clinical performance proven in millions of applications.

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