Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Zenith Dental Makes Excellent Impression at the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry

All Athletes Should Be Wearing A Mouthguard! MJ

Provides StatusBlue Automix Cartridges and MixStar™-eMotion Multifunctional Mixing Machine for over 130 Student Athlete
Mouth Guard Fittings

Englewood, NJ (September 2, 2008) - Zenith Dental, the visionary company with a 25-year tradition of introducing innovative and reliable restorative dental products and exclusive distributor of DMG-manufactured products, recently supplied the University of Washington’s (UW) School of Dentistry and athletics program with its MixStar™-eMotion multifunctional materials mixer and hundreds of StatusBlue® automix cartridges. The generous donation provided over 130 mouth guard fittings for UW’s student athletes.

The University of Washington’s School of Dentistry and the UW Athletic Department held the mouth guard event in July at the University’s dental clinic. Over 130 student athletes visited the clinic to be fitted for the mouth guards. Sixty dental students took impressions of the athletes’ teeth, as faculty members and staff supervised the process and offered tips on the best fit.

The University of Washington’s School of Dentistry and its Athletic Department have recently developed a partnership in order to implement preventive measures such as providing mouth guards to student athletes, and to ensure that dental care is available to athletes both on and off the playing field.

“The collaboration sends a great message to the community, especially to the children,” remarked Dr. Nestor Cohenca, an endodontic professional and leader of the new partnership. “Parents may learn for the first time that dental injuries can be prevented by using mouth guards. Just think about how many teeth and young smiles we can save by simply using the most effective and protective appliance.”

University of Washington senior Ryan Perkins, a kicker for the football team, said he understands the importance of wearing a mouth guard. “Players get popped in the head, you bite down, and if you don’t have a mouth guard, you can easily get a concussion or chipped teeth.”

The mouth guard event was featured on UW’s website on its home page, as well as in its weekly employee publication, U-Week, which has a circulation of 40,000 readers.

Zenith Dental President George Wolfe was pleased to supply the University with the materials and equipment needed for the fittings. “We are always more than happy to provide educational facilities with materials and equipment that benefit the students. It’s satisfying to know that our donation helped provide effective protection for so many student athletes, and we hope we were also able to provide UW’s dental students the opportunity to perfect newly obtained skills. We like to help any way we can.”

For more information on the University of Washington’s mouth guard event, please visit www.uwnews.org.

For more information on Zenith Dental’s full line of products, including StatusBlue® and MixStar™-eMotion, log onto www.zenithdental.com or call 800-662-6383.

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