Wednesday, March 04, 2015


Red Bank, NJ:  February 23, 2015  The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) is proud to announce that they were again chosen as the recipient of an educational grant from the   
Henry Schein Cares Foundation for the fourth consecutive year. The goal of the grant is for AADOM to produce and deliver education about "going green" to their membership and to the dental community at large. Green dentistry promotes, among other things, reducing waste and using environmentally friendly products. 
AADOM's Vice President Lorie Streeter states, "We're thrilled to continue working with the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. Our members have shown a dedication to positively impacting their communities and AADOM loves to acknowledge those offices. With this grant AADOM is able to provide the education and motivation to help them succeed."

The AADOM "Green Leader Initiative" provides educational content to dental professionals - both virtual and live - through various delivery systems such as published articles, website content, and a private member forum to exchange ideas and best practices. The education is also supported via AADOM's social media. As part of this initiative, AADOM will present the "Green Leader Award" at the 11th Annual Dental Managers Conference this August in Nashville, TN. This award is given to an office manager whose practice exemplifies the utilization of successful green initiatives within their practice. The grant also enables the continuation of a Presentation Portal that allows participants to download all course materials for the conference electronically versus printing and shipping them to the conference. "Our members love the Presentation Portal. We are committed to continuing our tradition of green behavior", states Heather Colicchio, AADOM President and Founder.


About AADOM:
The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) is an organization of professional office managers, practice administrators, patient coordinators, insurance and financial coordinators, and treatment coordinators of general and specialized dental practices.  The largest association of its kind, it is our mission to provide our members with networking, resources and education to help them achieve the highest level of professional development. For more information please call 732-842-9977 or visit

About Henry Schein Cares Foundation: 
Established in 2008, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations that support health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care. To learn more about the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, please visit:

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Grammy Award-Winning Band “Train” Set to Rock Sirona’s CEREC® 30th (C30) Anniversary Celebration


Super Band will Take the Stage at Digital Dentistry’s Largest Event

Charlotte, NC (February 19, 2015)–Sirona Dental Systems, Inc., the company that pioneered digital dentistry, recently signed the Grammy award-winning rock and roll band Train to perform during its upcoming CEREC® 30th (CEREC 30) Anniversary Celebration.

With popular hit songs such as Meet Virginia and Drops of Jupiter, as well as current hits Angel in Blue Jeans and Bulletproof Picasso, attendees of the three-day CAD/CAM extravaganza held at The Venetian® Hotel and The Palazzo® Hotel in Las Vegas from September 17-19th 2015 will be able to experience the super rock band live as it performs its biggest hits and more. 

Sirona Dental, Inc. President Michael Augins commented on Train’s appearance, “Sirona has been rocking dentistry for the past 30 years and we are super excited to have such a legendary act headline our musical entertainment for C30. We always say that our clients are the rock stars of dentistry and we want them to feel like they are at the ‘Woodstock of Dentistry’ as they experience C30, the World’s Largest Digital Dentistry Festival.”

In addition to Train, Sirona has enlisted an impressive lineup of celebrity talent to perform at this year’s C30 celebration. World-renowned motivational speaker Tony Robbins will headline an outstanding lineup of dynamic business speakers recruited by Sirona including Fred Joyal, well-known speaker on dental practice marketing, and Bernie Stoltz, CEO of Fortune Management. All speakers within this curriculum will present on topics that combine world-class clinical business education and leadership skills that can be applied directly in the dental practice.

In addition to an impressive lineup of musical talent and motivational speakers, the CEREC 30th Anniversary Celebration will also provide outstanding clinical education and attendees can earn up to 18 CE credits across a comprehensive spectrum of digital dentistry topics and tracks. CEREC 30 will additionally feature an exhibit hall showcasing top dental companies and their products and services. 

All dental and dental lab professionals are encouraged to visit for additional information as it becomes available.

About Sirona Dental, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers, and handpieces. Visit for more information about Sirona and its products.

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Monday, March 02, 2015

Is official advice from NHS about NOT pulling out wisdom teeth doing more harm than good?

  • Melody Barzin has suffered dental problems due to extractions guidelines
  • Three years ago, her wisdom teeth started coming through 
  • Her dentist noticed one of was impacted and said it needed extracting
  • But he didn't refer her to an oral surgeon because there was no decay 
  • The 24-year-old, from London, developed an intensely painful infection
  • She's now having two wisdom teeth removed and will need a root canal

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Aurum Group Launches “The Dental Technology and Business Growth Summit 2015”

Spokane, WA – February 18, 2015 – The Aurum Group of Companies invites you to join dental professionals from across North America for the Continuing Education Event of the Year! Scheduled for October 1-3, 2015 in beautiful Banff, Alberta, Dental Technology and Business Growth Summit 2015 has brought together an all-star cast of game-changing leaders, innovators and visionaries.
Chris Hadfield (Astronaut and First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station) and Arlene Dickinson (CEO of Venture Communications and YOUINC.COM and "Dragon" on TV’s Dragons’ Den) have already been retained as Keynote Speakers. They will be joined by a diverse group of premiere opinion leaders on applied technology and the art and discipline of entrepreneurism — such as Andrew McAfee (Cofounder of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy); Dr. Jonathan Ferencz (Diplomate American Board of Prosthodontics); Verne Harnish (Author #1 best-selling business book "Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make it...and Why the Rest Don't."); Mr. Vince Barabba (Cofounder and Chairman of Market Insight Corp.); Avi Kopelman (Founder of Cadent and Inventor of Itero) and many more. Combined, they will alter everything you thought you knew about the worlds of Business Growth, Entrepreneurship and Dental Technology over a jam- packed weekend of invaluable insight and inspiration.

Early Bird rates are available until April 30th! Contact the Aurum Group Continuing Education Department at 1-800-363-3989 (email for more information or go to our Special Event website at for full details.

About The Aurum Group
No one in dentistry can match the breadth and depth in technology, experience, expertise and product that the Aurum Group of companies brings to the table for dental professionals and patients across North America today. The Aurum Group of Companies ( has made these the cornerstones of a tradition of excellence. Our affiliated companies cover all aspects of modern dentistry from implants to digital dentistry to the creation of accurate, functional and aesthetic appliances, prostheses and restorative solutions.

The Aurum Group has always been committed to supporting dentistry with not only the most technologically advanced restorative materials and techniques available but also in terms of research, education and program assistance. Through our worldwide network and never-ending search for the best in proven new technologies and methodologies, we bring the latest innovations and experience from around the world to bear on your individual case situations, every day. We invite you to explore all the different aspects of the Aurum Group of companies and see for yourself how we offer the best value in the dental market today – from Root to ToothTM, All Under One Roof!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kettenbach launches new product: Visalys® Veneer Chairside – a matter of appearance

Huntington Beach, CA, February 19, 2015 – Visalys® Veneer Chairside is the latest addition at Kettenbach LP ( Visalys® Veneers are prefabricated, polymerized, radiopaque veneers made of a highly filled hybrid composite. This practical system makes it possible to achieve a high-quality esthetic result in only one session. The product is suitable for cosmetic treatment, as well as for various clinical indications.

Visalys® Veneer is based on a hybrid composite. After curing the material, the veneer surface is finished in a special plasma hardening process that makes it extremely fracture and abrasion resistant. Veneers and composite share the same chemical composition, making it possible to achieve optimal, long-lasting esthetic results without discoloration.

The new Visalys® Veneer is minimally invasive and thus suitable for numerous indications: tooth discoloration, anatomical defects, incisal edge extensions, tooth malignment, diastema, attrition/abrasion/erosion, caries, tooth fractures, masking old restorations, and cosmetic corrections. In just one session (1-3 hours, depending on the indication) the dentist can achieve individual, high-quality results immediately after preparation of the teeth. The treatment outcome is immediately visible.

Compare for yourself – the alternative for the practice
Provide your patients with esthetically pleasing, durable results that preserve dental hard substance – without leading to extensive dental technician costs. Costs are further reduced as placement accessories are already found in the practice. This saves both dentist and patient money.

Unlike other materials such as ceramic veneers, the Kettenbach product is not restricted to specific indications that can be used at lower costs with less time and effort. Until now, crowns, ceramic veneers, or freehand modeling materials using complicated layering techniques were considered the method of choice. Visalys® Veneers are a great alternative and the ideal solution for fast, minimally invasive esthetic results.

About Kettenbach LP
Kettenbach LP (Huntington Beach, CA) is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Kettenbach GmbH & Co. KG (Eschenburg, Germany). Founded by August Kettenbach in 1944, Kettenbach GmbH was created for the development and marketing of medical and dental products. Today, the company is one of the leading international producers of dental impression materials, and is also known in other surgical areas of medicine. Highly acclaimed brands include Panasil VPS Impression Material, Identium VSXE Impression Material, Futar Bite Material, Silginat Alternative Alginate, Visalys Temp Material, Mucopren Resilient Liner and Visalys Veneers.  For more information about Kettenbach LP products, please call 877-532-2123 or visit

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TellCast 2.0 Ready For Viewing

Tellcast 2.0 available as of 2/20


Tellcast.TV, LLC scheduled to release a new and improved version of the software

Fort Collins Co - Tellcast is pleased to announce the release of Tellcast 2.0.  Tellcast 2.0 is a new and improved version of Tellcast that includes higher product stability and a more streamlined look and feel to the broadcast.  Features include:

Pre-Fetching - with Pre-fetching, Tellcast is able to queue up all streaming videos in advance.  The result of this is a broadcast that looks more like traditional TV as opposed to a web stream (like from YouTube).  Tellcast has done away with video buffering so when a slide loads, the video instantaneously plays.  Your customers will never know you're streaming through the internet.


Autoloading - One annoyance to our clients was the need to login with a user name and password every time you start Tellcast.  With Tellcast 2.0 you can set to automatically log in to the software when you open your browser.  By simply logging into your portal and flipping a switch, the software will automatically start up and run with no intervention from you or even an input device attached to your computer hardware.

Tellcast BRIX - In order to take advantage of the new features, Tellcast has had to develop customized computer hardware that can handle these new requirements.  What this means is, if you are currently running Tellcast on a Google TV you will NOT be able to take advantage of these advanced and exciting features.  The new features are only compatible with:
  • Tellcast BRIX
  • Windows PC
  • MAC 
  • Linux
If you are currently running Tellcast on either of the mentioned platforms, you will automatically be upgraded to Tellcast 2.0!

Furthermore, the Tellcast BRIX is developed in such a way that it is plug and play.  All you have to do is plug it in and the box will do the rest.  Even if you lose power in your office, when the power comes back on the BRIX will automatically start up and start running Tellcast again without you doing a single thing. The BRIX also allows us to run presentations when you lose internet connectivity (feature coming soon).. 

If you would like to upgrade to the new Tellcast BRIX platform, we will - for a limited time - provide you a box at our cost of $295 (Retail $399).  If you would rather stay with the Google TV platform, you will be able to do so but will stay on Tellcast 1.0 without the advanced features.

To order your new hardware, please call 888-519-1142 or via email at

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


WHAT:   BIOLASE, Inc., the global leader in dental lasers that is committed to elevating the total dental experience, is introducing dentistry’s first-ever Practice Growth Guarantee with the launch of the new, advanced WaterLase iPlus 2.0 all-tissue laser.
          WaterLase iPlus 2.0 also features the all-new SureFire™ YSGG Delivery System, plus a powerful new periodontal app known as REPaiR™ for treating moderate to severe periodontitis, a common procedure in many dental offices that will benefit from WaterLase-based perio treatment.

WHERE:  Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting 2015
McCormick Place West
2301 S Martin Luther King Dr
          Chicago, IL 60616
        Booth #601 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
EVENTS: In-booth presentations by leading laser experts, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily
          Interactive ‘Practice Growth Calculator’ available in the trade show booth
          ‘Ask the Expert’ study club events Thursday and Friday evening
GUESTS:         Joining BIOLASE President and CEO Jeffrey Nugent in the BIOLASE booth will be featured guests and prominent laser dentistry leaders Dr. Samuel L. Low and Dr. Glenn van As. 
        Mr. Nugent was appointed CEO of BIOLASE in June 2014.  Prior, Mr. Nugent had been President and CEO of Neutrogena and Revlon as well as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Board Member in global health, personal and beauty care companies across a wide range of strategic situations.
        Dr. Samuel L. Low, past-president of the American Academy of Periodontology, associate faculty member of the L.D. Pankey Institute, and Professor Emeritus, University of Florida.
        Dr. Glenn van As, a lecturer, educator and practicing dentist from Vancouver, British Columbia, with 15 years of experience using lasers to enhance the dental experience and drive practice success.

Taub announces Sweepstakes.

TAUB Products, manufacturer of Fusion-Zr multi-purpose veneer cement, has announced a major new sweepstakes promotion. The contest winner will receive full tuition to any course given at the Nash Institute, a value of $595-$1495. To be eligible, a contestant simply has to visit the website ( or the TAUB Facebook page (, and register for the contest.

The Nash Institute for Dental Learning offers unique training in both the clinical and business aspects of dentistry with expert instructors. The instructors are either well known or emerging leaders in the industry, and offer exciting information to help course attendees provide better care, make more money, and have more satisfying careers.

TAUB Products is a major sponsor of the Nash Institute, and Fusion-Zr and other TAUB products are used in many of the Nash Institute courses. Fusion Z-R and other TAUB products will be featured in Booth 1809 at the Chicago Midwinter meeting held on February 26-28.

TAUB provides innovative, high-quality solutions to dental professionals. For more information on TAUB and its products, call 800-828-2643, or go to