Join Dr. Harvey Levy as he presents 2 new live CE webinars with DentalEZLearning.com this month.
The first webinar, Multi-purpose Intraoral Light for Dental and Oral Cancer Exams, takes place Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00 PM (4:00 PM PST), features the Identafi® Oral Cancer Screening Handpiece from StarDental Instruments.
This CE webinar will describe and demonstrate a long-handle multipurpose tool that utilizes amber and violet intraoral light to reveal increased vascularization in the mouth, whereby oral cancers can be differentiated from normal oral tissue. Its white light detects enamel crazes and fractures. Its intraoral light and disposable mirror retract the cheek allowing an easy oral exam in the dental operatory or off-site.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
• use the white light to detect enamel fractures
• use the amber and violet light to differentiate normal from abnormal oral mucosa
• retract the cheek and perform a full oral exam with no external lighting
The second webinar, Operatory Chairs that Make Any Operatory Wheelchair and Gurney Accessible, takes place Wednesday, December 21st at 7:00 PM (4:00 PM PST), features DentalEZ NuSimplicity™ Chairs that use our exclusive Air Glide technology.
This webinar details how the average dental operatory cannot comfortably handle a wheelchair with the fixed operatory chair as an obstacle. This is a barrier to dental care for millions of patients in wheelchairs and gurneys (W&G). Such patients deserve the equal opportunity to sit or lie comfortably while dental work is performed on them. This CE webinar will illustrate how movable operatory chairs glide to the side of the room to allow wheelchairs to be rolled right next to them, facilitating easy patient transfer into the operatory chair.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, participants should be able to:
• use one hand to glide an operatory chair to the side of the room, making plenty of space for a wheelchair;
• learn how to slide a wheelchair alongside the operatory chair for easy patient transfer;
• appreciate how a patient can comfortably be treated in a gurney after the operatory chair is moved aside in seconds.
DentalEZ is pleased to host both CE webinars. If you’d like to sign up now, registration for the webinars is now open.
The Greater New York Dental Meeting is upon us! After hosting over 54,486 attendees and over 350 scientific programs Nov 26th to Nov 30th 2016, it is once again shaping up to be one of the biggest tradeshows of the year. The show will take place at the Jacob K. Javits convention center, where dental professionals from around the country will congregate to see the latest and greatest advancements in the industry.
Along with educational opportunities, the exhibit floor is one of the biggest draws to the show. With over 700 exhibitors on the showroom floor, visitors can see and touch products for every aspect of the industry. Among those exhibits will be the DentalEZ Integrated Solutions booth, where products from RAMVAC®, StarDental®, Columbia Dentoform® and DentalEZ® Equipment will be on display.
Come visit DentalEZ in booth 3409 for product details & promotions. Our products will also be featured around the convention center, including the iStar Prophy Handpiece in the New Product Glass Classroom and the 430 Torque LubeFree Handpiece in the New Product and Technology Pavilion. We hope to see you at GNY!
Dr. Gordon J Christensen, a well-known and respected Prosthodontist, started the CR Foundation®, a non-profit entity, in 1976. This Foundation publishes Clinicians Report®. The idea behind CR was to fully evaluate new dental products for usefulness and effectiveness, to attempt to avoid clinical mishaps, and to assist dental professionals in making more informed decisions when purchasing new products. Over the last 40 years, the Clinicians Report has gained respect and notoriety for the accurate and detailed information of the dental products that it has evaluated. Much in the same way that the Clinicians Report publication educates clinicians, the CR Foundation also offers multiple CE courses every year.
The October 2016 issue of Clinicians Report contains an article about studies and that bring to light reported issues among dental professionals’ use of lubricated handpieces. These studies looked into the effects of lubricant oil spray on many different types of dental treatments, and how it interferes with dental bonding, sterilization, and how it can contaminate surgical areas. The article also recommends solutions for avoiding oil contamination, including use of non-lubricated handpieces to completely eliminate any chance of oil contamination.
The report states: “Lubricated handpieces and attachments expel oil onto oral surfaces during use and potentially interfere with restoring materials and contaminate surgical sites. Oil contamination can be eliminated using lube-free handpieces.”
StarDental® Instruments was the first, and is the leading manufacturer of dental handpieces which do not require lubrication. Our LubeFree line is a great way to eliminate any chance of oil contamination. Plus you can save hundreds of dollars in maintenance costs. StarDental offers many High-Speed, Low-Speed and Hygiene Handpieces that do not require lubrication. Click on the link below to learn more about these LubeFree products.
With the J-Family of chairs ending its era, the NuSimplicity will headline the DentalEZ Equipment line-up. Launched in 2013, the ergonomic design of the NuSimplicity provides unparalleled features that allow the dental professional to freely maneuver while keeping patients calm and relaxed with its comfortable design. The narrow tapered chair back allows the patient to be reclined close to the operator’s knees, eliminating problematic reaching and twisting, and providing optimum access to the oral cavity. The base plate design of the NuSimplicity allows closer placement of operator stools to provide superior access to the patient.
Dual location touch pad controls are conveniently located on both sides of the upper backrest providing dental professionals easy access without the need to stretch or reach. Dual touch pad controls come standard with the option to add a wireless foot control, unit-mounted touch pad or remote wireless touch pad.
In addition, the NuSimplicity is simple to operate and has advanced features while remaining economical and affordable:
- Simple chair controls include auto return, last position, 3 preset controls and manual settings
- Durable armrests drop down on both sides allowing easy patient entry and exit
- Wide cantilever base design provides easy routing of tubing and wires, while the slim profile provides a clean and uncluttered environment
- Optional air glide feature can be added to the chair
The NuSimplicity is quiet and has smooth hydraulic movements that help keep the dental professional focused and patients more relaxed. It has 60 degrees of rotation, and height flexibility from 15” to 35.5” to accommodate both sit-down and stand-up dentistry and ensure comfort for dentists of any stature.
An amazing feature that the NuSimplicity chair has is the DentalEZ exclusive air glide. It gives you the ability to move the chair with the patient seated with only the touch of a finger! No other chair in the industry has this versatility. For more information on the NuSimplicity and all DentalEZ offerings, please call 866-DTE-INFO or visit www.DentalEZ.com/Nu to request a demo.
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Kids Smiles, a non-profit children’s oral health care organization, is honored to have received $20,000 worth of dental equipment from dental manufacturer DentalEZ Integrated Solutions. The equipment is a major contribution enabling Kids Smiles to provide oral health care to children in Ward 4 who have limited access to care.
“We are honored to contribute DentalEZ equipment to such a vital organization as Kids Smiles,” commented DentalEZ President & COO Heather Trombley. “Their work in providing oral health care to children who otherwise would go without ties in nicely with the DentalEZ core values and our vision to be a vibrant, trusted and integral partner in support of oral health and overall health.”
DentalEZ owner Jeffrey Perelman has been a dedicated supporter of Kids Smiles since the opening of its flagship dental center in Southwest Philadelphia in 2001, providing vital financial and equipment donations that has enabled Kids Smiles to fulfill its mission and expand its services and programs. In 2010, support from DentalEZ helped Kids Smiles open a dental center in Ward 7 of Washington, DC which has treated nearly 5,000 under-served children since opening. This spring DentalEZ continued its support of Kids Smiles’ growth through generous contributions to Kids Smiles’ second DC dental center which will begin treating children at 6143 Georgia Avenue, NW in Ward 4.
“The impact of DentalEZ’s ongoing commitment to Kids Smiles over the past sixteen years has been immeasurable,” said Kids Smiles CEO Cheryl Janssen. “Their support has been essential to our ability to provide comprehensive dental care and education to over 67,000 children in Philadelphia and DC. We are extremely grateful for everything DentalEZ, and Jeffrey Perelman and his team, have contributed to Kids Smiles and the communities we serve.”
DentalEZ is hard at work with CDA San Francisco kicking off this week. Starting Thursday, the dental industries finest will be showcasing the latest products and services on the market. DentalEZ will be showcasing a few new products of our own. The 430 Torque, the newest handpiece from StarDental, will be available for demo, as well as the new LubeFree vacuum from RAMVAC, the Badger LF.
The 430 Torque offers 27 watts of power – feel the difference! An independent test by The Dental Advisor shows the 430 Torque has the highest watts of power, of the handpieces tested, at 27 watts* and maximum power output. The double bucket rotor design and dual air control maximizes airflow to the turbine, allowing the 430 Torque to deliver powerful performance for every procedure. Read more about the 430 Torque here.
The Badger LF is an efficient, powerful LubeFree dry vacuum system that is perfect for brand-new dental offices, or that easily replaces traditional water ring pumps or aging dry vacuum units. Designed for single or multiple users, the Badger LF is flexible and compact, and effortlessly connects to pre-existing plumbing, making installation a breeze. The tank and control unit are directly integrated into the Badger LF system, resulting in a small, space-saving design. Read more about the Badger LF here.
DentalEZ will be located at booth #1226, so be sure to stop by!
*Yapp, R, Cowen, M, Powers, J. (2016). Handpiece Torque vs. Speed Performance (Rep.). Anne Arbor, MI: The Dental Advisor Microbiology Research Center. On file with StarDental.
It is with deepest sadness that the DentalEZ family informs you that Randy Arner (nee Horowitz), former Vice President of Marketing for DentalEZ, passed away early Wednesday morning August 31. Randy was the Vice President of Marketing for DentalEZ for 14 years. Randy had been fighting cancer at the time she left DentalEZ two years ago, and unfortunately her battle never really stopped. We will always remember Randy as the epitome of intelligence, passion and elegance. We offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Randy Arner was a dedicated and visionary marketer, not just for DentalEZ, but also for the entire dental industry. She was the embodiment of what a true leader should be, as well as a mentor and role model to so many.
Her forward-thinking initiatives in web- and email-based content marketing were firsts in the industry, and way ahead of their time. Willing to use a pioneering combination of artistry and calculated, yet daring marketing grounded in conceptual brilliance, Randy was a risk-taker with pioneering thoughts and ideas that engaged audiences on a global scale. Her idea for “Funny Dental Videos” went viral within weeks—a dental industry first—and solidified the fact that internet-based content marketing would not only work in dental, but would pave the way for countless other companies to follow.
With the creation of the groundbreaking weekly video variety program called “The DEZiree Show,” Randy’s brilliant mind and mentoring spirit helped influence and inspire dental hygienists to be their very best every day, and to make every new day better than the one before. Her interactive marketing initiative called “MOHA”—the Museum of Handpiece Art—challenged dentists and hygienists to use the tools of their trade to not only brighten patients’ teeth, but also to brighten their lives.
By 2017, our most famous contribution to the dental industry, the J Family line of patient chairs, will no longer be available for sale. With a limited number of chairs currently in production, we will phase out the history-making chairs beginning this July.
We will continue to offer dental professionals a chance to own the legend by purchasing the classic J-Chair® and/or the J/V-Generation® Chair until the last remaining chair finds its home. “It is indeed a bittersweet time for DentalEZ and the classic J Family of Chairs from DentalEZ,” remarked Mary Alban, Senior Product Manager for DentalEZ Equipment. “The J-Chair not only put DentalEZ on the map as dental pioneers but it is the foundation of each and every dental chair in existence today. We will always be extremely proud to say that the J-Chair was truly the beginning of an ergonomic evolution for the patient chair.”
From now until the end of 2016, DentalEZ will be offering attractive incentives in order to make it easy for dental professionals to purchase a true iconic piece of dental history.
The J-Chair is equipped with all of the accommodating features and benefits that dental professionals have grown to know and trust for almost six decades. The back, seat, and base positions all adjust independently, and the thinnest narrow back available allows superior access. The J/V-Generation Chair combines all features and benefits of the famous J-Chair, yet the J/V-Generation Chair also has the flexibility of a split-back but with a more modern look and advanced features such as an anatomically correct hip pivot point, and left/right flexibility.
Looking forward, we will transition our focus to further educating dental professionals on the many features and benefits of NuSimplicity™ patient chair, an evolved version of the J-Chair. The NuSimplicity features a narrow, tapered back, a base plate design that allows closer placement of operator stools, and height flexibility of 15 to 35.5 inches to accommodate sit-down and stand-up dentistry. In addition, options like wireless controls or the exclusive Air Glide technology make for a more efficient operatory, and a wide variety of upholsteries and color combinations to match any office décor.
Now in their sixteenth year, First Baptist Church of Cobden, IL, has traveled once again to central Mexico to provide dental and vision services. Taking a team of volunteers which included dental hygiene students from Southern Illinois University Dental Hygiene Program, the volunteers provided preventive dental services - debridements, sealants and fluoride varnish for the residents in four villages near San Luis Potosi.
Accompanying the volunteers to Mexico was the iStar Cordless Prophy Handpiece from StarDental®. With the team members seeing close to 50 patients a day, the iStar's portability and low maintenance kept procedures moving. A special thanks to Sherri M Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH, for sharing this story and using the iStar! To learn more about the iStar and to request a demo, please visit: DentalEZ.com/iStar.
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It's common knowledge that health care is one of the largest expenditures of the United States economy. Whether you're healthy or not, it's an expensive price tag on treatment and preventative care. Thinking creatively to slash this health care price, the Dental Trade Alliance recently published a study showcasing an unexpected strategy in which oral health can save billions in health care.
Oral Health is linked to our overall health in many different ways. Oral infections can spread throughout the body, and diabetes is proven to worsen with the presence of gum disease. Poor oral health even stirs complications in pregnancy and lung disease.
To spread the word about this Study, the Dental Trade Alliance launched the Oral Healthcare Can't Wait campaign. Within this detailed campaign, the Dental Trade Alliance breaks down the statistics and presents a persuading approach to better individual health and health care. Because of the importance of oral health to overall health, DTA has built a conclusion that if every American had a dental appointment every year, the overall health of the nation would improve resulting in lower expenses for health care.
To learn more about the campaign:
Download the Study
What do you feel about the strategy presented in the Oral Healthcare Can't Wait campaign? Let us know below!