Heather Trombley Appointed President, Interim President Vickie Waitsman Returns to Role of Vice President, General Counsel
Malvern, PA (March 31, 2015) – DentalEZ®, a supplier of integrated products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Trombley as President, effective March 31, 2015. Trombley succeeds former President Gordon Hagler who announced his retirement in July 2014 following almost a decade of service with DentalEZ.
Following Hagler’s retirement, Vickie Waitsman stepped in as Interim President for approximately nine months. Waitsman has been Vice President, General Counsel of DentalEZ for over 20 years and will remain an active officer of DentalEZ, returning to her original role within the company while transitioning president responsibilities over to Trombley.
“Heather has my complete endorsement and support,” remarked Waitsman. “Her background and leadership qualities make her the ideal choice to lead DentalEZ. I look forward to working closely with her.”
Trombley comes to DentalEZ with 25 years of business leadership. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing for CONMED Corporation's orthopedics division before which she led Hall Power and Service, a $150M global powered instrument business. Trombley holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
"DentalEZ is a great company with a long legacy in the dental industry for product quality and service,” remarked Trombley. “I am both delighted and honored by the opportunity to lead this company in continuing to provide outstanding solutions for dental professionals."
“We are extremely grateful for all of Vickie’s substantial contributions and leadership not only within our organization but to the dental industry as a whole,” remarked Jeffrey E. Perelman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DentalEZ. “I have much confidence that this transition of leadership will be seamless and that our new President will continue to uphold DentalEZ as an industry leader. Heather has the perfect mix of business leadership and product management knowledge needed to propel our company to the next level of greatness.”
The RAMVAC Amalgam HoG made its official debut at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting just a few weeks ago. If you weren't able to attend the CMW and you're interested in learning more about the HoG, this post is for you!
The new RAMVAC® Amalgam HoG is a high efficiency filtration system designed to safely and effectively remove harmful waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Powered by Apavia®, the Amalgam HoG employs advanced vacuum technology and has an industry-leading retention rate of 99.7%.
The Amalgam HoG provides dental practices and patients with economical and environmentally conscious water purification. The Amalgam HoG is equipped with an advanced cyclonic filtration system that efficiently and effectively separates and removes amalgam, mercury, alloy, and other unsafe contaminants from the waterline, protecting and extending the lifespan of the vacuum pump and virtually eliminating harmful waste into the environment.
The Amalgam HoG has a large tank capacity and is durably designed to safely and reliably service up to 10 water systems at one time. The large replacement canisters reduce the frequency of necessary change outs and are universally molded with industry-standard connections that fit all existing installed units. The simple design allows canisters to be removed and replaced without tools. Moreover, the Amalgam HoG has a clear exterior, providing users with visual fill level inspection and making replacement easily identifiable. All replacement canisters are environmentally safe and recyclable.
The Amalgam HoG provides ease of maintenance with no traps to deal with and, depending on the plumbing system, allows ambidextrous installation and replacement. The patented no-tool necessary housing allows for easy access to the filter for extremely simple replacements. Amalgam HoG filters come with a unique handle for lightweight and easy removal, a bag for proper disposal, and a double O-ring bottom canister exchange.
In addition, the Amalgam HoG complies with all existing and pending state regulations. The Amalgam HoG meets all proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations and is compatible with all new standards, preparing users with early compliance. The Amalgam HoG is NSF certified ISO 11143:2008, and also complies with the American Dental Association’s Best Management Practices (BMPs) that protect the dentist, staff, and patient.
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New Look Unveiled During the 2015 Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting
Malvern, PA (March 17, 2015) – DentalEZ®, a supplier of integrated products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, is pleased to introduce various updates to its classic DentalEZ brand. With an official tagline of “Integrated Solutions,” and now simply referred to as “DentalEZ,” the Company unveiled some of its recent rebranding efforts such as a new color palette, logo, and a freshly designed exhibit booth at this year’s Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting.
With the acquisition of various new companies and products throughout the years, DentalEZ has established a diverse yet very broad assortment of products. The company’s current rebranding efforts will ensure that its entire portfolio is streamlined in order to tell a clear story about its ever-growing product offerings and organization.
Throughout 2015, DentalEZ will begin to slowly phase out the use of individual brand logos and introduce a single all-encompassing DentalEZ logo. All DentalEZ product categories will also be more consistent with the new DentalEZ name and tagline:
Columbia Dentoform® Teaching Solutions
DentalEZ® Equipment Solutions
NevinLabs™ Workstation Solutions
RAMVAC® Utility Solutions
StarDental® Instrument Solutions
“With this more unified and simplistic approach to branding, we plan to increase clarity of what our company offerings are, while raising awareness and understanding across all product lines of DentalEZ and our many ‘Integrated Solutions,’” remarked Lisa Lee, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “In the next year we will have gradual updates of all materials, websites, and signage. We truly look forward to an exciting new era here at DentalEZ.”
Industry innovation, new products and educational opportunities were just a few highlights of the 150th Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting held just a little over a week ago.
DentalEZ’s brand new booth made its first public appearance. With a modern and clean design, the fully staged operatories and utility room allowed customers to easily see not just our individual product’s quality, but how well they complement one another to create an ideal workspace.
Several new DentalEZ innovations were introduced in Chicago, including the NextGen® Sterilization Center, which provides a sytem for dental teams that allows them to work in a single instrument process flow. Also seen for the first time was our basic cabinetry line which is designed to deliver a great balance of form and function while keeping a budget in mind. We were also excited to present the RAMVAC Amalgam HoG. The HoG sets the industry standard when it comes to retention (99.7%), which not only extends the life of your vacuum pump but meets all EPA proposed guidelines. To learn more about all of these products, be sure to check out our products page or contact your Territory Sales Manager.
In addition to a busy exhibit hall, there was a great turnout at Dr. Bregman’s session discussing early oral cancer detection and the important role that the Identafi system plays. And, last but not least, the Midwinter Meeting wouldn’t be complete without the Gala!
(Left to right: Vickie Waitsman, Interim President DentalEZ, VP & General Counsel JEP Management, Aggie Pennington, Sr. Equipment Manager & Special Markets Manager DentalEZ, Jeanne M. Cook, VP of Operations Dental Care Alliance, Thomas J. O’Toole, Director of Purchasing Aspen Dental Management Inc., Lisa Lee, VP of Sales and Marketing DentalEZ)
Thanks to Chicago Dental Society for hosting a great event and congratulations on 150 years. We’re already looking forward to next year’s meeting!
To see many more Midwinter Meeting photos, you can visit CDS’s flickr page, here.
We’re excited to share that DentalEZ’s Southern California Territory Sales Manager, James Hopkins, is on his way to Taipei later this month to compete in the 10th Annual Taiwan Open Dart Tournament. This is James’ first time representing Team USA in Taiwan, but since he and his teammates are all pro-darters in both soft tip and steel, we like their odds!
The tournament will be hosted at the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Taipei and consists of Singles, Endurance, and International Team competitions throughout March 21st and 22nd. All of us at DentalEZ are proud of James for making it this far and wish him the best of luck at the competition.
To support James’ journey, please visit his GoFundMe page and make a donation to help cover some of his costs as he travels across the globe to represent Team USA!
If you don’t want to miss any of the dart action, be sure to check our Facebook page as we’ll be posting the live stream link as we get closer to the event.
Best of luck to James and the rest of Team USA!
We’re headed to Boston! From March 7th – 10th, DentalEZ will be participating in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session & Exhibition.
This year’s theme, Unlocking minds, igniting potential, sets the stage perfectly for TruSim, a simulator so realistic it makes the transition to a clinical environment even easier. The integrated nature of our product lines will be showcased at our booth, as visitors will be able to see how TruSim, Columbia Dentoform and NevinLabs products all work together to create the optimal learning environment.
The exhibits are open on Sunday and Monday. You can find us at Booth #111, to the left of the ADEA posters in the left side of the Exhibitor Hall. If you’d like to learn more about the event, you can visit the ADEA’s website, www.adea.org.
We can’t wait to see you there!
If you work in the dental field, whether as a dentist, hygienist, manufacturer or dealer, chances are you’ve heard about gray markets and their effect on both patients and the industry. In response to the growing prevalence of gray market products, Patterson Dental has launched www.DentalSupplyIntegrity.com, a site designed to increase industry awareness and patient safety by providing resources and information to help distinguish gray market products.
First, what exactly is a gray market product? According to the FDA, they are products sold outside of the established distribution chain. The FDA explains that in some instances, "A supplier may purchase products intended for a foreign market and then import and sell the product in the U.S. The original manufacturer did not intend the product for the U.S. market, and it may or may not comply with U.S. laws and regulations.*"
Regardless of how a product enters the gray market, whether it’s unintentionally imported or knowingly sold without meeting FDA standards, the effect on dental practices is the same. The inability to have confidence in product safety and the burden of liability resulting from product failure are just two problems among many. In addition, supply chains of potentially unsafe gray market products and outright illegal black market products are often the same, making it difficult to distinguish between the two.
Interactive tools available on Patterson’s site, like the one shown below, are intended to educate dental professionals about these issues.
Along with interactive tools, the site also provides tips about identifying gray market products.
“Although these products may be difficult to identify, there are several proactive methods you can use to identify what may be a gray market or even counterfeit dental supply: Low price. The product is selling for significantly below the known market price. You may research a product’s market price by reviewing major dental retailer’s online or printed catalogs. Unknown distributor. If the company selling the product does not have a readily recognizable name, be suspicious. In today’s information age, it is very easy to research legitimate distributors and businesses. All major manufacturers will have lists of their authorized distributors available for you to use. Suspicious packaging. Thoroughly examine the printing on all packages. If the package is unclear, smeared, irregular, uneven or not of the same quality you have previously observed on packaging of products with the same brand name, it may be from the gray market. Other packaging issues may include old product names, passed expiration dates, lack of a bar code, omitted disclaimers or other mandated regulatory verbiage. Be sure the label on the product matches the product name on the directions for use.”
To learn more about what you can do to keep your practice safe, visit www.DentalSupplyIntegrity.com.
*“Dental companies combatting sale of gray market materials, educating dentists.” ADA. Kelly Soderlund. 14 Jun. 2014.
As we approach the end of February, it signifies the close of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). The NCDHM began as a single day event in Cleveland, OH back in 1941 and has grown tremendously during the past eight decades. The month long health observance provides a national platform for educating both kids and parents about the importance of developing good oral health practices early in life. This year’s theme, Defeat Monster Mouth, highlighted the basics of brushing, flossing and rinsing.
The American Dental Association and the ADA Foundation not only provide educational materials during February, but also kickoff the annual Give Kids a Smile program. This year, the first event was held on February 6th at A.T. Still University in Arizona. Give Kids a Smile, now in its 13th year, has more than 8,000 dentists providing dental care to nearly 330,000 underserved children in 2015 alone.
If you’d like to provide services, volunteer, or locate a dentist for your child, you can learn more here.
Dr. Joshua Austin, DDS has been using his brand new NuSimplicity™ Chair at his practice in San Antonio since its recent installation. Dr. Austin is the winner of DentalEZ’s Facebook #MYNUSIMPLICITY sweepstakes held in Q3 of 2014.
To go along with his NuSimplicity, he worked with his DentalEZ Sales Territory Sales Manager, Al McKay, to select a few additional products, including the Simplicity Magellan Unit with Doctor’s Control and the NuSimplicity L/R Rear Mounted Assistant’s package, resulting in a better workstation that helps him more easily care for his patients.
We checked in with him to see how things were going with the new additions to his office. Dr. Austin remarked, “My patients always comment how comfortable the NuSimplicity dental chair is. They always ask where they can order one for their living room!”
We congratulate Dr. Austin on winning the sweepstakes and wish him many happy years with his NuSimplicity!
The NuSimplicity patient chair features a narrow, tapered back for close patient contact and a base plate exclusively designed for closer stool placement. Dual-location touch pad controls are conveniently located on both sides of the upper backrest. Touch pad controls come standard with the option to add a wireless foot control, unit-mounted touch pad, or remote wireless touch pad. The chair features quiet and smooth hydraulic movements with 60° of rotation, and height flexibility that accommodates both sit-down and stand-up dentistry.
Keep up with DentalEZ on Facebook to be one of the first to hear about our next sweepstakes!