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2011 Office Manager Of The Year Contest

Red Bank, NJ:  July 8, 2011 The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2011 Office Manager of the Year (OMY). The 2011 Office Manager of the Year title will be awarded at the AADOM Annual Conference which will take place September 8-10 in Nashville, TN.
AADOM realizes the important role played by the office manager in the success of the dental practice. The OMY contest is a chance for dentists and co-workers to celebrate their manager by nominating him or her for national recognition. Past nominees have been cited for their exceptional financial skills, business knowledge and leadership abilities. Dr. Andrew Orr of Arkansas nominated his manager Melissa Meredith for the OMY recognition. Melissa’s ability to manage the team to increased revenue and team growth embodies the typical AADOM member. Melissa understands what it takes to be flexible in the industry.“Dentistry is such a challenging field. I face new obstacles every day, which is why I love my career.”

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Patient Activator Launches New Features That Maximize SEO and Social Media Visibility for Dentists

Patient Activator®, 1-800-DENTIST's award-winning patient reminder service, today announced the completion of a major optimization project that enables dentists to grow their businesses by engaging current and prospective patients through Google® search, email, and social media platforms, including Facebook®, Twitter® and Google's +1.
"We're introducing a series of exciting new features that will turn a dentist's Patient Activator® patient review webpage into a word-of-mouth referral machine," said 1-800-DENTIST® founder Fred Joyal. "Our review sites now feature a suite of cutting-edge Facebook®, Twitter® and email tools that make it easier for patients to post reviews and share recommendations with their social networks. New tools also allow dentists to post their positive reviews on Facebook® with the click of a mouse."

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Curve Dental’s Free, Web-based Patient Education Software

OREM, UT— Curve Dental, developers of Web-based dental software, announced that Midwestern University's College of Dental Medicine would use the company's free, Web-based patient education software, CurveEd, in the school's dental clinic. The software will be used by the school's dental students to educate their patients on how to achieve better oral health.

"We're delighted that Midwestern University has chosen to use CurveEd to help their students learn to interact and educate patients," said Jim Pack, CEO of Curve Dental. "CurveEd is a Web-based solution that removes the hassles and worries associated with traditional client-server software; there's no installation, upgrade, or backup worries and because the software is so easy to use there's no need for expensive training or support. Providing the service at no charge makes it even easier for the doctor, hygienist or dental assistant—or the dental student—to put it to use to the benefit of the patient and the practice."

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Andreas Meldau Joins Henry Schein as President, European Dental Specialties and Exclusive Products

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 5, 2011— Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced that Andreas Meldau has joined the Company as President, European Dental Specialties and Exclusive Products, a newly-created position within the organization. Based in Langen, Germany, Mr. Meldau will be part of Henry Schein's International Group, reporting to Bob Minowitz, President of Henry Schein's European Dental Group. Mr. Meldau will also support Henry Schein's Global Healthcare Specialties Group. Previously, Mr. Meldau was CEO of COLTENE Holding AG.

In his new role at Henry Schein, Mr. Meldau will focus on four strategically important specialty categories - orthodontics, implants, oral surgery and endodontics - strengthening Henry Schein's commitment to meeting the practice needs of specialists and generalists who perform these dental services.

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