Industry News

Dr. Joe Massad Honored with Telly Awards

TULSA, Okla.—(June 24, 2011) In an announcement today from New York, Dr. Joseph Massad, a practicing Tulsa dentist, lecturer, and entrepreneur, was honored with three bronze Telly Awards for outstanding achievement in video production for three distinct presentations depicting applications of three unique dental products. Dr. Massad's 2011 three Bronze Telly Awards are for use of animation in the video productions "Oral-B Smart Series 5000," in "Massad Jaw Recorder," and in "Massad Edentulous Impression Tray." Dr. Massad served as Producer-Director for all three videos.

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MIS Implants Technologies, Ltd. Launches PeriZone

Fair Lawn, NJ (June 16, 2011) – MIS Implants Technologies, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of dental implants and superstructures, launched a new oral care products brand named PeriZone™, along with its first product, a unique topical patch created to absorb wound exudates, called PerioPatch®.
The development of PeriZone™ and the division’s overall business strategy are the primary responsibility of three key MIS Implants executives:


Vita Receives Prestigious If Product Design Award

(Brea, CA) – Since 1953, iF International Forum Design has invited international manufacturers and designers to enter their products in the iF Product Design Awards. Design experts from all over the world come together to evaluate product entries that exemplify design excellence. Judging criteria for the product entries include choice of materials, finish, degree of innovation, environmental impact and design quality.

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ADA Honors Illinois Dentist with Hillenbrand Fellowship

CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 – The American Dental Association (ADA) recently selected Dr. Elizabeth Shapiro, 48, of Waterman, Ill., as the 2011-12 ADA Hillenbrand Fellow. The ADA awards the fellowship every other year to a dentist who has demonstrated strong leadership potential and the desire to transition from practicing dentistry to a nonclinical dental career in a health-related organization.

"Dr. Shapiro was selected among a number of highly qualified applicants but stood out for her dental practice experience and her time spent lobbying for access to care issues on behalf of the state of Illinois," said ADA President Dr. Raymond Gist. "I look forward to seeing her leadership skills further develop during her time at the ADA."

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