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As Oral Cancer Awareness Month 2018 rolls on, we wanted to give a shout out to the Oral Cancer Foundation for their Check Your Mouth™ Campaign.

This campaign was launched in 2017 to raise awareness and to encourage early detection of signs and symptoms of oral cancer.

The Check your Mouth Campaign is a push in the right direction to inspire the general public to regularly examine their mouths for abnormalities which can be early signs of oral cancer. This reminder is given with the hopes that more oral cancer will be caught in its early stages, which greatly improves survival rates.

Click here to learn more about the Check your Mouth campaign.

It is truly great to get the word out to the public to check their own mouths, we at DentalEZ feel that OCF’s campaign is truly innovative.

Once an abnormality is found via the Check your Mouth Campaign reminder– a dental health professional should always be consulted for further analysis. This is where StarDental’s Identafi Mucosal Visual Enhancement System can take the self-screenings to the next level by working hand-in-hand with an oral screening clinician.

For a money saving offer on any Identafi system purchased this month, click here!

If you would like to learn more about the Identafi system and how it works, click here

Friday, 20 April 2018 14:13

DentalEZ Celebrates Bulldogs are Beautiful Day!

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Every April 21st is Bulldogs are Beautiful Day! 

DentalEZ joins in the celebration of these adorable wrinkly faced companions by sharing some furry Bulldog Facts and also celebrating our very own RAMVAC® Bulldog® QT dental vacuum system.

 Bulldog Facts:

  • The earliest Bulldog ancestor, the Asiatic Mastiff, lived over 6,000 years ago!
  • Most times, Momma Bulldogs need to deliver their pups via c-section, thanks to the large head that is characteristic of the breed.
  • Mascot Power- the Bulldog is Mascot to many long running institutions, like the US Marine Corps, and Yale!
  • The UKC classifies Bulldogs in the companion category, meaning that they are great for families with kids!
  • Bulldogs are known to be confident, self-sufficient, and determined.

RAMVAC Bulldog Facts:

  • Much like its stout, strong and confident namesake, the RAMVAC Bulldog QT is short, sturdy and reliable.
  • NEW high efficiency motor is 33% more efficient than the previous motor
  • Supports up to 4 users
  • Carries a 10-year pump limited warranty
  • Features Rotary Vane Pump Technology
  • 100% water free operation
  • Easy and fast annual maintenance
  • Complete System is UL 2601-1 Listed

Learn more about the Power of Reliability with RAMVAC’s Bulldog QT here.


The Power of Learning: For 100 years, Columbia Dentoform has been a leader in providing patient simulation products for dental education.

Columbia Dentoform developed the Local Anesthesia Manikin with the realization that many of today’s dental hygienists must be knowledgeable in all aspects of the hygiene profession including administering local anesthesia while providing comfort to the dental patient.

In dental educational settings, the local anesthesia manikin provides a safe, learning environment which allows students the ability to identify anatomical landmarks for mandibular block anesthesia. Additionally, they gain the ability to self-assess the positioning of the local anesthesia syringe, increasing competence and confidence levels prior to moving on to live patients.

The Columbia Dentoform Local Anethesia Manikin has been designed and manufactured with the assistance of dental professionals to provide a sale and realistic teaching experience for those practicing local anesthesia techniques.

Local Anesthesia Manikin is available with the following features:

  • Flexible and durable silicone skin and mouth lining for a natural feel.
  • Silicone has a “Memory” which allows the needle to pierce the material and be removed leaving no signs of insertion.
  • Sensors for practicing Inferior Alveolar and Bucal Infiltration nerve blocks. (optional)
  • Sensors can signal using a light or sound when the injection is in a target area. (optional)

To learn more about the Anesthesia Manikin or place an order, visit www.ColumbiaDentoform.com, and for even more information don’t forget to check out this fantastic video: CNN’s Great Big Story about Columbia Dentoform.

Friday, 06 April 2018 16:25

Oral Cancer Awareness Month 2018 is Here!

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Close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and will cause more than 9,750 deaths. Of the people newly diagnosed, just over about half will live longer than 5 years. The death rate associated with oral cancer remains so high due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development. 1 As dental professionals, we need to promote awareness & early detection throughout the year, but especially every April.

Early detection provides your patients better protection against oral cancer. Studies show that early detection increases the 5-year survival rate for oral cancer to 83 percent.2 Identafi enhances the appearance of suspicious tissue using three wavelengths of light, revealing mucosal abnormalities which may lead to oral cancer or premalignant dysplasia that may not be apparent to the naked eye. Dental practices offering Identafi as a visual enhancement can help their patients with early detection of oral mucosal abnormalities.

Buy an Identafi System in April and receive a free box of disposable sleeves!

In addition, April is National Oral Health Month in Canada, created by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) as a reminder to take extra care of oral health and recognize its impact on overall well-being. 

The CDA website features an article about National Oral Health Month, which links oral health problems as signs of more serious health issues such as oral cancer:

“The reality is that oral health problems could be a sign of something serious such as oral cancer. Every year approximately 3,200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer and 1,050 deaths from oral cancer occur. This devastating disease has a low survival rate because it is often diagnosed very late. With early detection the survival rate of oral cancer can be greatly improved.”

Read the entire article here!


To learn more about Identafi Oral Mucosal Visual Enhancement system here! Remember, now is the time to buy an Identafi System & take advantage of our OCA month promotion!

To learn more about US Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and the Oral Cancer Foundation, click here!


 1 Oral Cancer Foundation “Oral Cancer Facts – Rates of occurrences in the United States” https://oralcancerfoundation.org/facts/ 
(accessed March 30, 2018).

 2 National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Thursday, 05 April 2018 10:34

DentalEZ Donates: MCW’s Oral Health Program

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Columbia Dentoform is pleased to share our recent suport for Miracle Corners of the World (MCW) and their Oral Health Care Program, specifically the MUHAS Dental School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Columbia models are designed realistically so that students are able to practice dental & hygiene procedures before treating patients. These models and replacement teeth can be utilized for teaching restorative, fixed prosthodontics, orthodontic, endodontic, partially edentulous, anatomy and occlusion courses.


Together with the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, we were pleased to donate 860 series models and replacement teeth to MCW for use in the MUHAS Dental School, Tanzania’s only dental school, as part of the Oral Health Care program.

MCW’s Oral Health Care program goals:
  • Achieve improved oral health status for all Tanzanians.
  • Build the capacity of health professionals to tackle the oral health workforce shortage. (By working with Dentists, Nurses and mid-level professionals.)
  • Collaborate with multi-level leadership in government and dental institutions in Tanzania, to identify key projects that will have a sustainable impact in the country, and which are in line with the Strategic Oral Health plan of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

Learn more about the MCW Oral Health Program here.

Learn more about Columbia Dentoform’s here.

Monday, 02 April 2018 17:12

DentalEZ Upcoming Events: April 2018

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It is raining trade shows at DentalEZ this April!

2018 Oregon Dental Conference:

  • April 5th - 7th,  2018
  • Oregon Convention Center
  • Portland, OR
  • PSA Booth #911

2018 Midwest Dental Conference:

  • April 6th – 7th, 2018
  • Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
  • Kansas City, MO
  • PSA Booth # 317

2018 ADSO Summit:

  • April 17th –  20th,  2018
  • JW Marriott Austin
  • Austin, TX
  • DEZ SAM Team: Ruby Sponsor

2018 Greater Long Island Dental Meeting:

  • April 17th – 18th,  2018
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Melville, NY
  • DEZ/ PSA Booth #29 & 30

2018 California Dental Assistants Association:

  • April 20th – 22nd ,  2018
  • The Queen Mary
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Columbia Dentoform: Silver Sponsor

2018 Michigan Dental Annual Session:

  • April 25th – 28th,  2018
  • Lansing Center
  • Lansing, MI
  • DEZ / PSA Booth #1308 & 1408

2018 Utah Dental Convention:

  • April 26th – 27th,  2018
  • Salt Palace Convention Center
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • DEZ/ PSA Booth #609 & 611

2018 Star of the North Meeting:

  • April 26th – 28th,  2018
  • Saint Paul River Centre
  • St Paul, MN
  • DEZ/PSA Booth# 239

2018 Ontario Dental Association’s Spring Meeting:

  • April 26th – 28th,  2018
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Toronto, Canada
  • PSA Booth#1725

Nebraska Dental 2018 Annual Session:

  • March 22nd– 24th,  2018
  • Embassay Suites
  • LaVista, NE
  • PSA Booth# 38


If you are going to be attending any of the April trade shows, make sure to stop by our booth to learn more about our recently launched products:

  • StarDental’s new Star®ETorque™ Electric System: The StarETorque seamlessly combines power with performance for both high and low speed procedures in one system.
  • InOffice Workstation: gives dental professionals the opportunity to build flexible workstations that work best for them.


We look forward to seeing you all there!


Friday, 23 March 2018 15:28

DentalEZ March Events Recap 2018

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In addition to the trade shows mentioned in our March Events blog post, we attended a couple of noteworthy events this month.

Just last week during the 2018 Benco Sales Forum in Orlando, Ric Vordermark (Senior Sales Director of DentalEZ) was able to meet Ashley Masiarczyk-Lail (Benco Sales Rep,- 2017 Top Seller of DentalEZ Products). Meetings like this truly embody the relationship building message of this year's Forum.

From everyone working behind the scenes at DentalEZ,

Thank you so much for your hard work, Ashley, we truly appreciate it!

In addition, we had the opportunity to celebrate hygienists in Calgary last Friday, March 16th.

For the last 3 years Endo Perio Calgary has hosted Hygiene Appreciation Night, which they tout as "a night of food, drinks, fun and informative lecture as we celebrate our Calgary and area Hygienists."

Debbie Zafiropoulos, the Vigilant Hygienist, was the keynote speaker of the evening. According to local PSA rep, Scott Rumble "The event was a huge success.  Had a great turn out and Debbie was an amazing and very passionate presenter.   I know everyone was very impressed."

Check out all the photos here!

To learn more about Debbie Z., the Vigilant Hygienist and the rest of her team, click here.


Today is World Oral Health Day (WOHD). Celebrated globally each year on March 20th, this day is meant to bring awareness about oral health for people of all ages and to highlight the importance of keeping your mouth healthy whether you are young or old.

This year’s theme is “Say Ahh: Think Mouth Think Health”.

The phrase ‘Say Ahh’ is commonly used by the dentists and doctors during a checkup. The significance of the 2018’s theme is our mouth is the mirror of our overall health. People should know the strong relationship between the oral health and overall health.

Celebrate WOHD 2018 by doing the following activities:

  • Give oral health workshops and seminars for public
  • Have students create their own WOHD posters and banners to hang in their dentist’s office.
  • Have local dental staff give tooth brushing demonstrations

Dentists, download your own World Oral Health Day 2018 poster here!




Monday, 19 March 2018 13:12

DentalEZ® Celebrates National Slug Day 2018!

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National Slug Day is celebrated on March 19th.

DentalEZ joins in the celebration of National Slug Day 2018 by sharing some Slimy Slug Facts and also celebrating our very own RAMVAC® SlugBuster™ dental vacuum line cleaner.


Slug Fun Facts:

  • Slugs bleed green!
  • Slugs have both female and male reproductive organs
  • A slug is essentially a snail without a shell
  • Average life span is 6 years
  • 1 slug can produce around 90,000 grandchildren!

RAMVAC SlugBuster Facts:

  • Formula contains CHELATORS and WETTING AGENTS
  • 8.0 pH level
  • Formulated specifically for the Dental industry
  • Cleans and deodorizes vacuum hoses, drains, piping, and separators
  • Compatible with ALL amalgam separators
  • Available in 2 easy-to-use formulations: powder and liquid


Learn more about RAMVAC’s SlugBuster here.

We are very excited to be exhibiting at the 106th Annual Hinman Dental Meeting, being held later this month at the Georgia World Congress Center & Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, GA from March 22nd to the 24th.

Stop by the DentalEZ® Booth #1644 or the PSA Booth #1627 to check out StarDental’s new electric system, the Star®ETorque™. The StarETorque seamlessly combines power with performance for both high and low speed procedures in one system.

You can also see our Columbia Dentoform teaching solutions at Booth # 1621.

We are offering some trade show exclusive deals for those who stop by our booth!

Specials include:            

  • Buy 2 operatories to receive free stools OR buy more to get free lights, chairs, etc!
  • Buy 2 Titan® Blis-sonic™ Scalers, get 1 free!


Ask for the exclusive flyers for the details and to cash in on these deals. We hope to see you there!