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Hu-Friedy Expands EverEdge 2.0 Line with Sickle Scaler Designs

EverEdge® 2.0 scientifically-proven to be sharpest, longest lasting hand scaling instrumentation

ee2-0-imageCHICAGO, Ill. – September 30, 2016 – Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, today announced the addition of the Sickle Scaler designs to its line of EverEdge 2.0 hand instruments designed to help clinicians achieve the best clinical outcomes.

Leveraging decades of instrument making experience, Hu-Friedy developed EverEdge 2.0 using a proprietary heat treatment process and enhanced finishing techniques. The optimized steel of EverEdge 2.0 has superior edge retention and wear characteristics that will last the entire life of the instrument. Since it’s not a superficial coating, these characteristics cannot be removed through use or sharpening. EverEdge 2.0 scalers can be resharpened at any point to extend their life and value.

Sickle scalers, designed for moderate to heavy deposit removal on tooth surfaces, are available for both anterior and posterior applications. This prominent design is most often used to remove supragingival or subgingival calculus and features either straight or curved blades.

The combination of the Sickle scaler designs with the optimized steel of EverEdge 2.0, which was introduced earlier this year, blends unique design with modern technology to help practitioners achieve optimal clinical results…

View the full release at http://www.hu-friedy.com/content/hu-friedy-expands-everedge-20-line-sickle-scaler-designs

DCI Forges Partnership with America’s Dentists Care Foundation Missions of Mercy Program

DCI partners with America’s Dentists Care Foundation to supply replacement dental parts needed to help provide oral health care to underserved populations 

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NEWBERG, Ore. — October 4, 2016 – DCI, a family owned company for two generations, has announced a new partnership with America’s Dentists Care Foundation, the charitable organization who facilitates Mission of Mercy free oral health care events for the underserved. Since 2000, ADCF Mission of Mercy events have helped more than 222,000 patients and provided $142 million in free oral health care.

Recently ADCF lost a trailer containing mobile dental equipment to an accident and fire in East St. Louis. The ADCF Mission of Mercy operations utilizes only two 100 unit trailers to serve missions across the United States. According to Gerry Murphy, ADCF Program Manager, “Fortunately, ADCF has managed to form new relationships and strengthen old relationships because of this mishap. Among the new relationships to transpire, DCI has agreed to step up in a big way. Donating over $22,000 in dental parts alone will go a long way to helping ADCF replace all that was lost back on the side of I-70.” Murphy added, “With DCI’s rapid response and delivery, ADCF has managed to get back on the road to recovery in a short amount of time. ADCF appreciates the gracious donation and looks forward to an ongoing partnership with DCI.”

In addition to this donation, DCI and ADCF have formed a partnership whereby DCI will provide the organization with all of the dental replacement parts needed to keep equipment in working order to facilitate the delivery of care through the Mission of Mercy program. John Spencer, CEO, said, “Since DCI started over 30 years ago, one of our guiding principles has always been to provide dental care for those in need. So, when we got the call about the accident, it was natural to jump in to help get the ADCF back up and running. It’s not just a one-time donation. We’re honored to continue to support America’s Dentists Care Foundation with the parts they need to provide care to the underserved through the Mission of Mercy program.”

For more information on the ADCF and Mission of Mercy program, please visit adcfmom.org.

To learn more about DCI, its new line of DCI Edge dental equipment, and the world’s largest selection of dental replacement parts, please visit DCIonline.com.

Minnesota Dental Association Endorses OperaDDS

Association recognizes benefits OperaDDS offers dental practices

OperaDDSWayzata, Minn. – September 21, 2016 – OperaDDS is now officially endorsed by the Minnesota Dental Association. Specifically, the MDA has recognized the software’s HIPAA-compliant email and messaging and patient recall system as being the high-quality, reliable service to support the mission of the MDA.

“To see OperaDDS be among the endorsed products and services included in their trusted vendors is something I’m very proud of” says OperaDDS Founder, Bryan Laskin, DDS. “As a member of the Minnesota Dental Association myself, I rely on their recommendations knowing they endorse only top-level, quality companies.”

OperaDDS was developed by Dr. Laskin for his Wayzata, MN office after he was unable to find a complete communication system that was easy to use and affordable. The company was thrilled to be able to offer dental offices a way to stay secure and protect their practice by essentially removing cost barriers.

To learn more about OperaDDS, visit www.OperaDDS.com.

DCI Announces Field Sales Team Expansion

Dental industry experts added to DCI sales team to support national network of trusted distribution partners

dciedge-logoNEWBERG, Ore. — September 13, 2016 – DCI, a family owned company for two generations, has appointed four new Territory Sales Representatives. This addition of experienced dental equipment sales professionals brings the number of DCI field sales representatives to seven. This announcement comes on the heels of the launch of the new DCI Edge operatory equipment line. Increasing the number of field sales representatives will allow DCI to support its growing network of trusted distribution partners.

Jason Spencer, President, noted “We’re proud to add these highly qualified dental equipment sales professionals to the DCI family. They will help us keep up with the demand for the new DCI Edge equipment line and also provide top-notch sales support to our national, regional, and independent distributor partners.”

All new DCI Sales Representatives have been trained at the company’s factory in Newberg, Oregon. They are available now to assist distributor partners within their assigned territories.

View the full release here.

DCI Launches DCI Edge Operatory Equipment Line

The world’s largest dental parts manufacturer offers new line of operatory equipment with focus on value, wellness, and reliability

Series 5 Lake BeautyNEWBERG, Ore. — August 25, 2016 – DCI, a family owned company for two generations and the largest manufacturer of dental parts in the world, introduces the DCI Edge complete line of dental operatory equipment.  Combining innovation and lean manufacturing practices honed over the last 30 years, the new DCI Edge line allows clinicians to work smarter, more efficiently, and more comfortably with a combination of value, support, and reliability previously unseen in dental operatory equipment.
According to John Spencer, CEO, “As a family, we’ve been designing and manufacturing parts and equipment for over thirty years. Innovating operatory products that are built to last is in our blood. Now it’s time to bring our design edge and commitment to value to the industry with the DCI Edge line of operatory equipment.” Core elements of the DCI Edge line include thin back chairs for optimal access and ergonomics, delivery systems with integrated technology, and newly designed, affordable LED operatory lights.

View the full release here.

Hu-Friedy Launches AIR-FLOW® Handy 3.0 PREMIUM

Hu-Friedy Introduces Enhanced Device for Supra and Subgingival Biofilm Removal

The AIR-FLOW Handy 3.0 PREMIUM offers a portable solution with unparalleled versatility and efficiency

handy_plusHu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, has announced the newest addition to the Hu-Friedy EMS air polishing line, the AIR-FLOW® Handy 3.0 PREMIUM.

This portable unit gives clinicians the best of both worlds by providing an effective method for both supra and subgingival biofilm and stain removal, and is simply connected to the dental unit.

AIR-FLOW Therapy is different than other well-known air polishing systems and offers benefits to both the clinician and patient that are difficult to replicate with other procedures. For instance, AIR-FLOW Therapy, along with AIR-FLOW PERIO Powder, is safe for tissue, enamel, root surfaces, ortho brackets, porcelain composite restorations, and even implants & implant abutments. It’s also more comfortable and less messy than standard air polishers.

 “Hu-Friedy is the only manufacturer that can offer clinicians a solution for every step of a superior oral health process – from diagnosis to stain & biofilm removal to both hand and power scaling for calculus removal,” shares Ken Serota, President of Hu-Friedy. “Integrating an AIR-FLOW Therapy device like the new Handy 3.0 PREMIUM into patient treatment plans offers a significant enhancement to clinicians’ routines and more importantly, to patients’ health.”

View the full release here.

The Dental Insiders Podcast Is Live!

Episode 1:  Meet Your Hosts is now available.  Check out The Dental Insiders.

COMING SOON: Dental Insiders Podcast!

DENTALINSIDER_LOGOEach month, Dental Insiders will present visionaries in the dental industry to share stories, insights and lessons they’ve learned along the way. Guests include clinicians, Key Opinion Leaders, industry gurus, manufacturers of cutting edge technology and more. Dental Insiders – for anyone and everyone in the dental industry.

New Column to Debut October 15

Aspida Ad Oct2015A new “Compliance Corner” column is set to begin on the site on October 15.  In cooperation with my friends at Aspida, each quarter, we’ll feature a new article about HIPAA compliance, regulatory news, keeping patient data private & secure, and other topics to help keep dental practices and their patients safe.  And as a special Thank You to readers of the site, Aspida is offering an exclusive discount on your first three months of Aspida Mail – get the first three months for $3 with Promo Code “DUNN”.  I hope you enjoy the new column and this great offer!


Looking for a Few Good Dental Labs

Liquid FSI, Inc. has developed a cloud-based (SaaS) suite of “self-directed” tools designed to help dental laboratories improve their business processes. The tools include an Electronic Invoice Presentation and Payment Platform (Liquid EIPP™) that integrates easily into labs’ current accounting systems and provides self-directed customer invoice management to labs and their accounting firms.

I’m looking for a few dental labs who can help me by taking a look at the platform in development and offering some feedback. Basically, take a look around the beta platform and tell us what you think.  If you’d like to participate in a 30 minute web demonstration, please let me know via my contact page or email to michael@jmichaeldunn.com.  Thank you!

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