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Friday, 06 November 2015 08:28

ADA Annual Meeting Underway

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The American Dental Association's annual meeting kicked off yesterday, November 5th in our nation’s capital! As it is one of the largest annual tradeshows in the dental industry, the ADA show will provide an excellent opportunity for those looking to further their education in the industry. With over 300 CE courses in total, there are plenty of skills to be learned in Washington.

Among those featured at the show will be a seminar and a workshop by Dr. Harvey Levy on November 5th and 6th respectively, with the main focus being on working with anxious and special needs patients, including how our air glide feature on chairs can help. Check out our recent blog entry on Dr. Levy’s seminar schedule for more details.

With so much to see at ADA this year, you might want to consider building your own personal course schedule using the ADA’s mobile app for the 2015 meeting. The app will also keep you up to date on any news or information regarding the conference as well as help you find your way around the exhibit hall and connect with exhibitors.

While navigating the showroom floor, be sure to stop by the DentalEZ booth, #521. Featured at the booth will be DentalEZ chairs and equipment, such as the NuSimplicity™ chair and the workflow optimized NextGen® Sterilization Center, shown below:

 

Also on display will be a multitude of StarDental® Instruments, RAMVAC® Utility Solutions, Columbia Dentoform® Teaching Solutions and even a NevinLabs™ Work Station.

Don’t forget to ask about our specials, this is a great time to save on the full DentalEZ product line!

 

DentalEZ® is a proud sponsor of Dr. Harvey Levy, a well practiced physician with expertise in treating anxious or special needs patients. Dr. Levy’s workshops and seminars are geared towards providing practitioners multiple methods of treating these types of patients easily and without causing harm to the patient.

His schedule for the remainder of 2015 is below:

  • November 5th – “Why treat Anxious, Difficult Patients?” – Washington, DC
    • 3 hour lecture with demo, sponsored by the ADA
  • November 6th – “Embracing Anxious and Special Needs Patients” – Washington, DC
    • 3 hour hands-on workshop, sponsored by the ADA – held in both the morning and afternoon
  • November 13th – “Special Needs Patients in USA and Russia: A Panel Discussion” – New York, NY
    • Sponsored by the Alpha Omega and the Russian-American Dental Associations, Building Bridges Conference
  • December 11th – “Successful Management of Anxious and Special-Needs Patients” – Augusta, ME
    • 6 hour participation course, sponsored by the Maine Dental Association

 

The November 5th and 6th events take place at the ADA show, and DentalEZ will be in attendance. If you’re interested in attending one of these events, you can find more details and contact information to sign up on Dr. Levy’s website.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:37

DSOs Under Scrutiny: Warranted, or not?

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Dental service organizations, aka DSOs, are under frequent attack and scrutiny as of late, per an article by GroupDentistryNow.com. The article is geared towards creating awareness of the negative press that these DSOs are receiving, despite that in many cases not only is it unwarranted, but they may be good for the industry and the community they serve as well.

With the introduction of a DSO into an area, solo practices have to change the way they run their business, including changing their operating hours and marketing practices. While they may not necessarily like seeing large competition jump into their marketplace, many of these DSOs open practices in underserved communities, which helps to provide the regional market with the service they need.

The DSOs are also frequently depicted as not providing the same quality of service that solo practices provide. In many cases that’s true due to the significantly higher volume of patients. However, these larger practices have more budget to spend on newer and better dental technologies, which in many ways makes up for that fact. GroupDentistryNow.com points out that due to those factors among others, the negative press DSOs receive may not only be unwarranted, but the solo practices might even benefit from taking a page from their book.

For more information, check out the full article at www.groupdentistrynow.com/the-attack-on-dsos/

 

What do you think about this issue? Let us know your thoughts!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 08:58

Benco Dental Showroom Grand Opening

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Benco Dental, the largest privately owned dental distribution company in the US, opened its newest showroom in Flower Mound, TX on Thursday, October 8th.  Members of the community and city officials were invited to join the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest of its 3 Destination CenterPoint showrooms. The Flower Mound showroom will allow Benco Dental to bring the largest selection of dental equipment and technology to the lower Midwest to date.

Some of Benco’s manufacturers were also in attendance to check out the layout of the showroom, including a few members of our DentalEZ Integrated Solutions team. The showroom consists of a multitude of fully equipped dental operatories displaying a wide range of products from each manufacturer. DentalEZ, as one of Benco’s manufacturers, has an operatory featuring the NuSimplicity chair as well as a unit, light, and cabinetry.

The grand opening marks the 3rd Destination CenterPoint showroom location Benco Dental has in the United States, joining similar showrooms already open in Pennsylvania and southern California. These Destination CenterPoint showrooms feature a hands-on design experience with the intent of helping dentists design (or redesign) their practice. The showroom is also equipped with a 135,000 square foot distribution center on premise to house the equipment needed to fulfill the needs of practitioners in the region. 

Thanks to Benco for including us in this exciting event!

 

Friday, 09 October 2015 08:39

EverLight®: A more effective operatory light

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Lighting is essential for a dental practice to provide proper patient care. The issue with illuminating the oral cavity is that different procedures require different lighting intensities and lighting angles. DentalEZ® Integrated Solutions addresses this problem with the EverLight®, a product designed to have 3 different procedural and intensity settings to make life easier for practitioners.

If frequently needing to adjust the position of your operatory lighting distracts you from your work, you are the exact person DentalEZ had in mind when creating this product. This LED operatory light was designed to prevent shadows and therefore minimize the adjustments required during a procedure. The end result is up to a 20% increase in productivity!

There are many more reasons to consider changing your operatory lighting over to the LED based EverLight. For example, the EverLight is a much more energy efficient means of operatory lighting versus Halogen lights, using less than 35 watts of energy. Less energy means less heat, which means there are no fans or reflectors needed – and you don’t have to worry about burning your fingers just while making an adjustment.

You can find more examples of EverLight benefits in the product brochure. If you’re either looking to replace your current lighting or constructing a new operatory, download the brochure now and see for yourself how the EverLight can benefit your practice, then contact your local sales rep.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 08:12

DentalEZ Events: October Seminars

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Throughout the month of October, DentalEZ® will be attending a number of oral cancer seminars to promote the Identafi® oral cancer screening device and explain what benefits providing oral cancer detection as a service can provide to a practice. These seminars will take place all over the country, so if you haven’t had the chance to see the Identafi in action yet, why not attend the one closest to your area and see how the device can benefit both your patients and your practice?

 

The dates and locations of the Henry Schein Oral Cancer Seminars with Dr. Dennis Abbott are as follows:

  • San Jose, CA – October 2nd
  • Utah – October 9th
  • Milwaukee, WI – October 16th
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 23rd
  • Metro NY – October 23rd

These seminars are part of an ongoing initiative to make oral cancer screening a more regular service provided by dental practices throughout the country. We hope to see you in attendance!

The Healing Hands dental clinic in Duval County, FL is a charitable clinic dedicated to serving the needs of those at less than 150% poverty level income. As part of Westjax Outreach, Inc., dba Community Health Outreach, the Healing Hands dental clinic is operated by volunteer dentists to provide free dental care to those within Duval County; a service they have been providing for over 25 years.

DentalEZ® Integrated Solutions is proud to announce its donation to the clinic to help support the cause. With the intent of assisting the clinic in serving more patients, DentalEZ shipped one of its own patient chairs to be used in the clinic’s new 6,000 square foot facility.

As a company, DentalEZ recognizes the importance of supporting a good cause, and the folks with Westjax Outreach and the volunteers at the Healing Hands clinic certainly have one.

When the EPA cracks down on amalgam disposal, where will your practice stand? Dental practices across the country will have to deal with the reality of the EPA’s new regulations soon enough.  That’s going to mean an amalgam separator will be a requirement for most practices, and even if you already have one you may still need to update your equipment. For a separator to be compliant, the EPA will require a 99% efficiency rating – practices that have a separator already in place below that mark will only have 12 to 18 months to replace it.

Essentially, unless you already have an efficient and compliant amalgam separator in your dental office, you’re going to be in the market for one soon. The Amalgam HoG by RAMVAC® Utility Solutions is not only compliant with the EPA regulations, it exceeds them by boasting a retention rate of 99.7%. By having a separator like the HoG in place before the new regulations begin, you won’t be pressed for time to meet the regulations.

 

For more information on the Amalgam HoG and on the upcoming EPA regulations, check out the new eBook from Inside Dentistry on the subject.

The DentalEZ® Integrated Solutions team is participating in a walk for oral cancer awareness on Saturday, September 12th! The 7th annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk for Awareness takes place from 9:30am to 12:30pm in the Bethlehem township municipal park.

The event begins with a Dental Professional Continuing Education course with Dr. Lauren Levi prior to registration at 9:30. Those who sign up for the walk before the date of the event can attend this course for free; you can register in advance online.

Interested in contributing to the event? While registrants for the walk are always welcome, donations are certainly encouraged as well! Those willing to donate to the oral cancer cause by supporting the DentalEZ team can do so here.

Other notable draws to the event include games, prizes for top fundraising registrants, and lunch after the walk. The Identafi oral cancer screening device from StarDental® Instrument Solutions will also be on site for the event in the hands of a trained physician, meaning attendees can even get a free oral cancer screening!

We welcome your help in supporting a good cause, and hope to see you at the event!

A common complaint among dental professionals is physical discomfort from performing the duties their jobs entail. Neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain and more often stem from leaning forward and looking down at a patient to see into their oral cavity.

DentalEZ® was founded with the idea of making its equipment as ergonomically sound as possible; and over 50 years of experience in the industry have resulted in a line of equipment designed to minimize the impact of the working posture of dental professionals, ultimately culminating in the NuSimplicity® patient chair.

The concept behind the NuSimplicity is to provide an affordable dental chair with substantial ergonomic benefits. An ergonomic baseplate and a narrow chair design provide maneuvering legroom for the dental professional, while a variety of headrest designs provide options for the professional’s preferences of positioning the patient’s head. The chair also features easy-to-use controls for patient positioning, as well as the DentalEZ exclusive Air Glide to get patients into an easily accessible position by moving the chair with the touch of a finger.

From the selection of the materials to the design of the chairs curves, the nuances of the design are best appreciated by the practitioners who have examined the ergonomics of their office and have opted for improvement.  If you find yourself suffering during the workday and want to make a change, contact your local DentalEZ sales rep and ask about NuSimplicity.

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