Virginia Dentist Chosen President-Elect of the American Dental Association Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 12:07 PM - 8 years, 10 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry CHICAGO, Illinois – Ronald L. Tankersley, D.D.S., who practices the dental specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Newport News, Williamsburg and Hampton, Virginia, was elected today as president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Tankersley's election took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in San Antonio.
Elmo Teaches Children about Oral Health in Ready Set Brush! Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 09:11 AM - 8 years, 10 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry CHICAGO, Illinois – Sesame Street's lovable Elmo is helping teach children how to brush their teeth in a new book called Ready, Set, Brush!. The book features images of Elmo, Cookie Monster, the Count and other Sesame Street Muppets in a pop-up book created to teach young children how to take care of their teeth. The book is the result of a collaborative effort between the American Dental Association (ADA) , Reader's Digest Children's Books and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Supports Efforts in Five States to Add Dental Therapists Programs Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 07:20 AM - 6 years, 9 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry BATTLE CREEK, Michigan – As a pioneering program in Alaska attracts attention for bringing sorely needed dental care to underserved communities, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced that it will support efforts in five states to pursue a similar model, using dental therapists as part of an expanded dental team to end severe dental care shortages across the U.S. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will invest more than $16 million by 2014 in the Dental Therapist Project, which includes efforts in Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Vermont and Washington, as part of a larger effort to build awareness of oral health access issues and bring quality dental care to every community.
Young Innovations, Inc. Board of Directors Declares Special Cash Dividend Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 11:54 AM - 6 years, 9 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry ST LOUIS, Missouri – Young Innovations, Inc. (Nasdaq: YDNT) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share, payable December 20, 2010 to all shareholders of record on November 29, 2010. This dividend is in addition to the quarterly dividend of $0.04 per share which was previously declared on October 20, 2010.
Zero-Pain Breakthrough for Strengthening Teeth and Beautifying Smiles Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 09:15 AM - 6 years, 9 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry Dr. Robert Ibsen has developed a Smile Simplicity veneer procedure that makes shots and anesthetic obsoleteLOS ANGELES, California – To many people, strengthening and extending the life of their teeth is more important than improving their esthetics. No matter the objective, all patients want a method that is painless and preserves their teeth. After decades of working with patients who feared traditional methods of cosmetic preparation, esthetic dentistry pioneer Dr. Robert Ibsen has achieved all of these goals with his revolutionary Smile Simplicity procedures.
Decline in Dental Benefits Enrollment Reported by NADP/DDPA Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 07:44 AM - 6 years, 9 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry NADP/DDPA 2010 Dental Benefits Enrollment Report Shows 5.7% DipDALLAS, Texas – National dental benefits enrollment for 2009 decreased 5.7% compared to 2008 enrollment, according to the NADP/DDPA 2010 Dental Benefits Enrollment Report. This is the first decline in dental enrollment since NADP began reporting dental benefits enrollment data in 1994.
Xlear Awards Winners of the Spry Dental Defense Xylitol Project With Trip to Cancun Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 07:40 AM - 6 years, 9 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry Xlear, Inc., the leading manufacturer of xylitol products, today announced the winners of the Spry Dental Defense Project, which was created to motivate patients to use xylitol products and evaluate bacterial plaque biofilm levels in patients following the use of several xylitol products for 30 days. The winners of the contest were Cindy Schoeninger, Sandra Dlugosz, Carla Gantz, Donna Grzegorek and Helen Fortner. Each will have the opportunity to present her findings at the by-invitation only Xlear Xylitol Conference in Cancun, Mexico in February 2011. Winners, which were selected from a group of dental hygienists who submitted reports of their experience participating in the project, received free conference registration, hotel, as well as free breakfasts, group dinners, and group tours during the weeklong conference.
DALSA Announces Argus Scanning X-ray Detectors for Dental and Medical Imaging Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 04:42 AM - 6 years, 9 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry WATERLOO, Ontario – DALSA Corporation , a global leader in digital image sensing technology, today announced its Argus platform of CCD/TDI-based X-ray image scanners developed for use in the medical and dental fields. Argus modules include high resolution scintillation technology and standard Ethernet connectivity, allowing images to be ported directly to the host computer for image processing. Assembled with advanced MEMs fabrication techniques in DALSA's own wafer foundry, they also provide unmatched resolution by joining multiple silicon detectors for large fields of view up to 44 cm wide.