During the week of May 18th, DentalEZ® Integrated Solutions hosted technical product training for several Schein Reps from all over the country at our Bay Minette, AL facility. Bill Paulson, Technical Service Manager, conducted training on our DentalEZ Equipment Solutions and Jeff Flesner, Technical Service Representative, was on site for RAMVAC® Utility Solutions product training. At Schein’s request, the training focused on Aspen Dental products but also touched on other current products.
DentalEZ dealer partners: we welcome you to take advantage of our technical training program. Our next session is scheduled for August 31st – September 4th and there are still seats available. Please contact Tiffany Davis at email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
In addition,Bill Paulson has put together a live online training presentation for our Wet Ring Pumps.
This training presentation is available for our dealer partner technicians, and is an inexpensive way for them to gain valuable technical knowledge of this product. Because the training is live, participants can ask questions and discuss issues that they have experienced with this product. The training will take about an hour, maybe a little longer, depending upon the amount of participation from the group.
To take advantage of this new training opportunity, contact Bill Paulson in Bay Minette at extension 3226 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s the next best thing to being there!
We recently attended the Henry Schein National Sales Meeting held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.
We had three booths in the exhibit space. Our equipment booth showcased our product categories with DentalEZ® Equipment Solutions and RAMVAC® Utility Solutions including our new NextGen® Sterilization Center and Amalgam HoG. Over on the merchandise side, we displayed our StarDental® Instrument Solutions including high- and low-speed handpieces. Last but not least our Identafi® Oral Cancer Screening booth consisted of an enclosed area where visitors could hear testimonials from oral cancer survivors and learn how vital early detection is in the fight against oral cancer.
Each year, Henry Schein chooses a different theme to focus the National Sales Meeting around. This year’s theme, Looking Back to the Future, gave us the chance to have a little fun as we raffled off a skateboard similar to the hoverboard Marty McFly used for most of his transportation needs (when he wasn’t in the Delorean). Our winner, Kelly Erler, a Field Sales Consultant in Orange, CA was thankful for the prize but also glad to have DentalEZ in attendance at the meeting. And we were glad to be there! It was a fun meeting and it's always great to not only educate our dealer partners on new products but also see old friends.
Today marks the beginning of two events in which DentalEZ is participating. The first is Pacific Northwest Dental Conference. The two-day conference is in Bellevue, WA and is hosted by the Washington State Dental Association. If you’re planning to be there, remember to come by and visit us at Booth # 137.
The second event is the three-day Florida National Dental Convention. DentalEZ will be in the exhibitor hall at Booth # 721. If you’d like to check out our products, you can do so throughout the day or during the dedicated exhibit hall hours, which are from 12pm to 2pm each day.
The following weekend is another weekend with overlapping events for DentalEZ. Some of our team will visit Florida again, this time Fort Lauderdale for DentalFX while other team members will be in Tennessee for the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA). The ADHA is in Nashville this year and runs from June 17th – 23rd, offering CE courses, networking events and other career-enhancing programs throughout the week. We’ll be at Booth # 420 during the exhibitor hours, which are Friday, 9:00am – 4:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
If you’re heading to one of these four conventions this month, we can’t wait to see you there!
On June 27th, over 300 Aspen Dental Practices throughout 31 states will be participating in the Healthy Mouth Movement, an initiative launched by Aspen last year to deliver free dental care and education to those in need.
The struggles veterans face in attempts to find oral health care are significant. If a veteran isn’t a former POW or doesn’t have a service-connected dental condition, finding affordable care can become a serious challenge.
If you’re a veteran interested in receiving free dental care, call 1-844-AspenHMM to find a participating practice near you and schedule an appointment. Dentists and volunteers are donating their time and talents on June 27th to meet the most urgent dental needs of each veteran they see.
Danica Patrick recently commented in an Aspen Dental press release, "I am excited to continue my work with Aspen Dental to increase awareness about the importance of oral health through the Healthy Mouth Movement," said Danica Patrick, NASCAR driver and Aspen Dental spokesperson. "This year is special because we are focusing our efforts on honoring and serving veterans, who have given so much to our country."
Aspen’s Healthy Mouth Movement has also partnered with two strong organizations dedicated to dentistry and veterans. The first organization, Got Your 6, is focused on empowering veterans. Got Your 6, which to civilians can be taken as, "I got your back," works on veteran reintegration in varied areas of life, including leadership, health and education. The second organization partnered with the Healthy Mouth Movement is MouthMobile.
The MouthMobile is a 42-foot mobile dental office that visits areas in the United States that are sorely lacking the oral health care they require. DentalEZ was happy to donate operatory equipment including a NuSimplicity chair, Simplicity unit and light, Generation stools, RAMVAC vacuums and compressors and StarDental Handpieces. The MouthMobile is putting our donation to good use and will continue to do so as they are providing dental care at 28 locations in 21 states from March through November.
So remember, if you served our country or have a loved one who has, call 1-844-AspenHMM today to get an appointment scheduled so Aspen Dental can serve you.
Today is your chance to participate in Do More 24, a 24-hour fundraiser hosted by the United Way of the National Capital Area (NCA) to support non-profits in the DC area. One particular non-profit, Kids Smiles, has worked to improve access to care and provide dental education for children since 2001. Their DC location has provided dental screenings for over 8,000 children and provided oral health education throughout the community, as well as given 4,000 children access to quality dental care since 2010 at their Southeast DC dental center.
With Kids Smiles, 86% of every dollar donated directly impacts a child’s life. Donations are appreciated and put to good use every day. However, during Do More 24, the United Way provides additional fundraising opportunities and awards organizations for meeting specified goals. So today is the day to make your dollars count the most. Please visit the Kids Smiles fundraising page and make your donation so they can do more for the children in their community.
*Images courtesy of the United Way and Kids Smiles
Do the operatories in your practice need an update, a complete overhaul or maybe you’d just like to test out some design ideas? With DentalEZ’s brand new Operatory Designer – you can do it all with a few clicks of the mouse.
Begin with a blank canvas and personalize each part, from patient chairs to cabinets, floor materials to upholstery.
Once you’ve finished your design, you can download, email or print your new operatory. It’s easy to share with your dental practice and your DentalEZ Territory Sales Manager.
We’d love to see what you come up with. To share your design, send it to email@example.com and get your design featured on our Facebook page!
There are lots of benefits to being an active member of the dental industry for as long as DentalEZ has, developing strong partnerships is one of them. We’re proud to share that we’ve continued our partnership with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) this year by providing an educational grant to support their 2015 symposium.
OSAP’s mission is to be the world’s leading advocate for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare and they’ve been working to carry out this mission since the non-profit’s founding in 1984. This year’s symposium, “Infection Control – Gaining an Edge,” will be hosted in Baltimore, Maryland and runs from May 28th – 31st .
During the symposium, participants will take a deeper dive into infection prevention and safety in an oral healthcare setting, as well as learn about resources for improved compliance, and gain a better understanding of the attributes required for global leadership in the optimal delivery of infection prevention.
DentalEZ is sponsoring two educational events, the first of which is, “Infection Control for Dental Laboratories.” This lecture will be held on Saturday at 2:45pm with Gary Morgan, CDT. We’re also the educational sponsor for “Mission Dentistry: Staying Safe,” a lecture given by Dr. Frank Serio on Friday at 2:00pm. Dr. Serio is not only a renowned speaker, he’s also about to be the recipient of the 2015 Humanitarian Award at the upcoming ADA Session in Washington DC.
It's been a busy second quarter for DentalEZ and the events schedule shows no signs of slowing down! Earlier this month, one of the many events we attended was the Ontario Dental Association’s Annual Spring Meeting. We're pleased to share an insider’s account of the event from our Ontario and Manitoba Territory Sales Manager (and guest blogger), Bill McKeon.
The ODA was held in Toronto May 7 and 8 2015 at the Metro Convention centre.
DentalEZ had a new look and an impressive new booth! Thanks to all involved in the design and manufacture, many positive comments were received. The new cabinet line and Star booth complimented the equipment and utility room set ups.
Unfortunately, beautiful outside weather curtailed the number of visitors; however this was a case of quality versus quantity.
Lisa Lee, VP of Sales and Marketing and Aggie Pennington, Sr. Equipment Product Manager/Special Markets Manager attended the ODA and held meetings with national distribution partners. These meetings were productive and will hopefully lead to greater partnerships going forward. Evening events with Patterson Dental and Henry Schein were also well attended.
A new logo, booth and relationships with key national partners signal good things ahead for Canada.
Around two months ago at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, DentalEZ held a contest in which one lucky person would win an iPad. Well the winner has been selected and Maria Perez, a member of our globetrotting international sales team was lucky enough to personally deliver the iPad to our winner, Francisco Leal of Leal Dental, during the AMIC Dental Meeting in Mexico earlier this month.
Upon winning, Francisco expressed thanks for the iPad as well as our support and kindness over the years. Thank you, Francisco!
40 students from the I-LEAD Charter School came to the StarDental/Columbia Dentoform Lancaster manufacturing facility this past Wednesday to see firsthand how handpieces, manikins and Ivorine teeth are made. This is the first time these students have visited the facility, but it’s not their first interaction with products from DentalEZ Integrated Solutions. Back in January, DentalEZ donated 30 models, benches and additional supplies to the I-LEAD Charter School to help support their growing Dental Assistant Certificate Program (DACP). The DACP, which began in 2013, is designed to give students the training they need to get a head start in creating a career in the dental industry.
[I-LEAD students ready to tour the facility]
Upon arrival, selfies in safety glasses were the first impromptu event of the tour. Once students were instructed on proper safety procedures, they were split into three smaller groups to tour different areas of the facility. The first group went with Anne Rummel, Production Manager at StarDental, to witness the creation of handpieces from start to finish. Fred Howery, Columbia Dentoform Production Manager, walked the second group through the process of creating Ivorine teeth, from melamine powder and injection molding to the final stages of hand finishing each tooth. I-LEAD students took note of the differences between the teeth on the production line and the teeth they’re accustomed to working with at their school on a daily basis. The third group saw the complete production of dental heads and manikins. After the tours concluded, a Q&A session followed and of course, a visit wouldn’t be complete without everyone getting a goody bag.
[Manikins and Ivorine teeth displays]
The experience was a learning opportunity for DentalEZ too. “The students from I-LEAD were surprised by the cleanliness of the manufacturing facility. When people think of manufacturing, they sometimes think back to the facilities of years gone by. Not only have today’s technology innovations, as well as better regulations, improved manufacturing standards, but DentalEZ’s dedication to workplace safety and comfort keeps our sites clean, friendly and safe places to work” explained Amanda Wirls, HR Supervisor for DentalEZ.
DentalEZ is proud to support a school dedicated to training our future dental professionals. Learn more about I-LEAD and the DACP.