We are pleased to announce our #MyStarHandpiece Sweepstakes. Currently running on the DentalEZ Group Facebook page, winners of the #MyStarHandpiece sweepstakes have the option to choose between one of two grand prizes: a StarDental® High-Speed or Hygiene Handpiece along with five years of free handpiece repair.
Open to all U.S. practicing licensed dentists and hygienists, the #MyStarHandpiece sweepstakes runs from October 7, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Entering the sweepstakes is easy. DentalEZ Group Facebook fans can simply visit the DentalEZ Group Facebook page at facebook.com/dentalezgroup and click on the “#MyStarHandpiece” sweepstakes tab. An online registration entry form will appear and dental professionals will be prompted to complete the form as instructed. Non-fans of the DentalEZ Group Facebook page can also enter for a chance to win.
Participants can submit up to one entry per day and each submission counts as one entry towards the grand prize. One grand prize will be awarded for every 100 entries (i.e. if there are fewer than 100 entries, one winner will be chosen, if there are 101-200 entries, two winners will be chosen, etc., until a maximum of five prizes are awarded.) The grand prize winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing on or about January 5, 2015 and potential winners will be notified within five days of the drawing.
StarDental’s classic high-speed dental and hygiene handpieces offer extraordinary strength and durability that dental professionals rely on. StarDental has a highly-trained customer support and field sales staff that work closely alongside dental practices to troubleshoot any issues that may occur as well as train and install office protocols for proper handpiece maintenance. Visit the new 360° Customer Care online tool for handpiece maintenance and repair.
Please visit DentalEZ Group’s StarDental product page for more detailed information on the many features and benefits of the Company’s wide variety of StarDental handpieces.
To enter the #MyStarHandpiece Sweepstakes, please visit facebook.com/dentalezgroup.
About DentalEZ® Group
DentalEZ® Group is committed to advancing the practice of dentistry through innovative products and services. Encompassing six distinct product brands — StarDental®, DentalEZ®, CustomAir®, RAMVAC®,NevinLabs™ and Columbia Dentoform® — DentalEZ® Group manufactures everything in the operatory, from handpieces to chairs to vacuum systems to dental simulation models, creating a complete line of products to elevate the health, comfort
and efficiency of the dental operatory. For more information, please visit dentalez.com.
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Income levels and access to dental insurance are the dividing factors that determine if oral healthcare is a priority in the U.S. If you have insurance, then dental care is likely a priority but otherwise it is often neglected. The following article provides more details on this subject: United States Divided When It Comes To Oral Health from insurancenewsnet.com.
Oral Health America is working hard to combat this issue and make affordable oral healthcare available to everyone. It’s not too late to participate in their annual Fall for Smiles fundraiser which aims to educate communities about the importance of: healthy food choices, regular dental visits, brushing and flossing your teeth and avoiding tobacco.
We lucked out on September 27th with a pristine fall day for the Oral Cancer Foundation’s 6th Annual Lehigh Valley Walk for Awareness. We were delighted to be able to sponsor this walk that took place at the Bethlehem Township Municipal Park.
The day kicked off with a continuing education (CE) course for dental professionals presented by head and neck surgeon David Brown, MD. Immediately following, we moved to registration and breakfast followed by a group of speeches presented by three oral cancer survivors, and a fun warm-up session with a plank-off competition.
The walk began with a bagpiper leading the way; that was a first for me in charity walks, how different! The event planning committee chair and oral cancer survivor Eva Grayzel led the way from the start line and around the park walking course.
Start of Walk
The event raised over $30,000 for the Oral Cancer Foundation, which exceeded our goal! Thanks to everyone who donated and participated in this charitable event.
A few months ago, some DentalEZ team members had the opportunity to attend one of the more unique events in dentistry. Hosted by the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, this 70s themed Disco Party had GSLDS members learning about the latest in dental technology while enjoying festive clothing and accessories that brought attendees right back to those Studio 54 days! The event was hosted at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet in St. Louis and everyone had a great time. Read the full recap and special thanks to Heather Hicks from DentalEZ for sharing the image below.
Greater St. Louis Dental Society Meetings Director
DentalEZ Group Territory Sales Manager
By Guest Blogger Aggie Pennington, Senior Equipment Product Manager/Special Markets Manager for DentalEZ
There are so many heavy pieces of furniture throughout our homes and offices that we just accept the fact that we can’t move them unless a friend (or two) could lend us a hand. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could press a button and your couch would effortlessly move out of the way or shift upwards for more comfortable positioning?
Well flexibility is great, especially when you don’t expect it. Could you imagine this type of movement in the dental operatory? Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily move your patient chair off to the side for clean-up or glide your patient to a different position without asking them to get up? Ease of movement is exactly what the Air Glide feature on DentalEZ chairs is all about. Simply glide your dental chair to a better position for your comfort and your patients with the touch of button.
The Air Glide feature has been available on DentalEZ chairs for 40 years now, and while it is well-liked by those who have it, many dental professionals aren’t even aware this function exists. Ergonomically, it allows you to move the chair to fit your proper working position instead of uncomfortably moving your body to access the patient, leading to future pain and potential back problems. Simply turn the Air Glide on and you can move the chair left to right or front to back with your fingertip.
We recently developed an overview of the Air Glide Technology that you can download here. Remember to order the optional Air Glide feature with your next chair purchase, which is factory installed on new chairs. Visit DentalEZ.com to learn more about all our chairs.
Join us this October for a free CE Webinar for 1 CEU credit with Dr. Dennis Abbott, D.D.S. on Meeting the Oral Health Needs of Individuals with Cancer. The webinar begins 10/7/14 at 7:00 PM ET, 4:00 PM PT.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student:
- Will understand and appreciate the need for dentistry and oral medicine as essential elements in comprehensive cancer care through the introduction of some of the most common oral health challenges faced by patients undergoing treatment for cancer.
- Have knowledge of how systemic health can be affected by untreated or under-treated oral conditions in patients with short-term and long-term immunosuppression.
- Be familiar with some methods for management of common oral issues confronting individuals with cancer and understand how successful treatment and care can impact quality of life in these patients.
Sign up today at DentalEZLearning.com!
Last month, Dental Products Report shared an article that covers why dentists choose the handpieces they do: Why eight different dentists chose eight different handpieces. Dr. Barry Booth, DMD, chose the 430 SWL® by StarDental® and we’re glad he did! He had the following reasons for choosing the classic 430, “The best benefits of the SWL handpiece are the two fiber optic lights and the small head. It’s hard to see in the mouth, and with these features working is easier. The SWL is great because it offers 360-degree rotation, so you don’t have to worry about constantly untangling the cord. It is also very easy to clean and sterilize because of its smooth surface.”
Dr. Booth continued to explain, “I would recommend this handpiece to my colleagues because it is very comfortable, the fiber optics are great and it’s very low maintenance. For the last two years, I have not had any problems with the SWL handpieces, and not one handpiece has required repair. The SWL handpieces have worked great for me, and I am happy to use them.”
Thanks to Dr. Booth for sharing his optimal handpiece and to Dental Products Report for an interesting article!
We are proud to announce we are a sponsor of the Oral Cancer Foundation’s (OCF) 6th Annual Lehigh Valley Walk for Awareness. These events are part of the OCF’s campaign to spread awareness about oral cancer and to encourage regular screening. At DentalEZ®, with our Identafi® Oral Cancer Screening system, we are committed to spreading awareness and encouraging every dental practice to offer screenings to their patients.
Organized and chaired by oral cancer survivor Eva Grayzel, the September 27th, 2014 walk raises awareness and offers screenings. There will be at least 20 oral cancer survivors at the walk; it will be inspirational to see them supporting the cause. A recent article on Lehigh Valley Live provides more details about the event, check it out and join us or support the DentalEZ team.
Gina Verkamp Joins the DentalEZ Team as Institutional Sales Representative for the West Coast and William King as Southern Regional Territory Sales Manager
We are pleased to announce two new appointments to our expanding sales team. Specifically, Gina Verkamp recently joined DentalEZ as Institutional Sales Representative, and William King has joined DentalEZ as Territory Sales Manager.
In her new position as Institutional Sales Representative for DentalEZ Group, Gina Verkamp will report directly to Greg Morton, Western Regional Manager. Verkamp will be responsible for maintaining existing professional relationships and developing new prospects and additional DentalEZ Group sales for regional government and educational institutions. Her territory will cover the entire west coast region.
Verkamp brings many years of professional sales and dental industry experience to her new position. Prior to joining DentalEZ Group, she held positions within AEGIS Communications, Isolite Systems, Vident and Burbank Dental. Moreover, Verkamp held the position of brand manager at Kettenbach, LP, and was also marketing manager for Glidewell Direct.
Verkamp can be reached directly via email at email@example.com.
William King also joined DentalEZ Group as territory sales manager for the regions of North Carolina, Southern Virginia, West Virginia and Northern South Carolina. In his new position, King will be responsible for fostering existing professional relationships while identifying new prospects to increase all DentalEZ Group product and equipment sales.
Prior to joining DentalEZ, King worked for Ivoclar Vivadent as a sales representative. King was introduced to the dental arena early in life, with family members working with companies such as Preventech. King will report to Chuck Seeger, Southern Regional Manager.
King can be reached directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.