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Solmetex Donates 120 NXT Hg5 Amalgam Separators and Collection Containers to America’s Dentists Care Foundation
Solmetex, a provider of amalgam separation technology and dental waste management solutions, recently announced its continued support for the America’s Dentists Care Foundation (ADCF) and its work in equipping Mission of Mercy and other mobile charitable dental clinics by donating dozens of products from its NXT Hg5 line.

To ensure the mobile charitable clinics continue to function in compliance with EPA regulation about the proper handling of amalgam waste, Solmetex donated 12 amalgam separators and 120 collection containers with recycling to be used by ADCF through December 2020.

ADCF, which was founded in 2008, provides the equipment and expertise necessary to properly support mobile charitable clinics that provide free oral health care to un- or underinsured adults and children across the United States. Since then, ADCF-supported clinics have provided $200 million in care to more than 285,000 patients in 31 states.

ClearCorrect Announces Exclusive Partnership with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars
ClearCorrect has entered an exclusive agreement with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, an orthodontic continuing education program. Together, they will offer Aligner+, a comprehensive clear aligner program with a 12-day education series, mentoring and treatment planning system for general practitioners in North America.

Aligner+ will teach general practitioners the fundamentals of orthodontics and clear aligner therapy, and improve participants’ ability to develop ClearCorrect treatment plans for patients. Participants of all experience levels will have access to experienced doctors for consultations on comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as ongoing support resources to ensure long-term success.

For 35 years, Progressive’s programs have provided comprehensive orthodontic training to dentists to help them successfully grow their practices, with more than 8,000 graduates in 40 locations worldwide. Upcoming classes will be hosted in Orange County and Silicon Valley, California; Miami; Chicago; Houston; New York; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Toronto.

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Carestream Dental Announces SureSmile Certification for CS 8100 3D Family
Carestream Dental recently announced that the CS 8100 3D and CS 8100SC 3D imaging systems have been certified for use with Dentsply Sirona’s SureSmile technology platforms to give doctors more treatment options.

Digital images captured by the CS?8100?3D family, in combination with the SureSmile system, open new digital workflow options to doctors for case planning, combining 3D diagnostic imaging with computerized treatment planning, robotic archwire customization and other SureSmile treatment options.

The two systems of the CS 8100 3D family offer doctors compact in-house imaging. The CS 8100 3D provides 2D?imaging, cone beam computed tomography and 3D object scanning, while the CS 8100SC 3D adds scanning cephalometric images. Advanced orthodontic software give both systems an advantage, such as automatic cephalometric tracing with the CS 8100SC 3D.

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Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Announces Pediatric Dental Residency Program
Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, has welcomed Michael R. Cottam, DMD, to lead its dental program and direct education for the new Nemours Pediatric Dental Residency Program, the first pediatric dental residency program in Delaware.

Before joining Nemours, Cottam was in private practice in Utah and served as an adjunct faculty member at Roseman University of Health Sciences in South Jordan, Utah. He earned his DMD and certificate in advanced education in pediatric dentistry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and he is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Nemours’ two-year pediatric dental residency program, for candidates seeking board certification in pediatric dentistry, is qualified by the American Dental Association. A unique opportunity to train more dentists to care for medically complex and special needs patients, the program will also include caring for healthy children.

The first two residents are Jenelle Fleagle, DDS, and Lida Alimorad, DDS, who both practice general dentistry and were recruited from a large pool of candidates after the National Match Program. Fleagle received her degree from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and comes from Mercy Health Sensory, Pediatric, and Hispanic Dental Clinics in Youngstown, Ohio. Alimorad earned her DDS from the University of Maryland Dental School and is the dental director of Community Clinic in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

ALD Launches New CE Webinar Series
The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), an independent nonprofit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of dental lasers, has begun a CE webinar series under the theme “Where Clinical Efficiency Meets Business Success.” The continuing education webinar series is free to ALD members; nonmembers can participate for $50 per session and receive 1 CEU.

The series began July 24 with Dentistry’s New Secret Weapon: Photobiomodulation/Low-Level Lasers. This session demonstrated how low-level lasers can be used to heal tissue quickly and reduce pain without the use of opioids. The presenter, photobiomodulation (PBM) expert Dr. Gerry Ross, also explained the underlying science behind PBM, proper dosages, which lasers on the market are designed for PBM and the revenue-building benefits of adopting it in the practice.

Upcoming courses will focus on sleep apnea, biofilm control, improving laser outcomes and using lasers effectively for treating periodontal disease.

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Welcomes New Clinical Dental Director
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has announced that Dr. Scott Myers has joined the Arizona-based nonprofit as clinical dental director at its Delta Dental of Arizona Oral Health Center at the Virginia G. Piper Medical & Dental Clinic. Myers stepped into the role in May 2019 as Dr. Ken Snyder, former SVdP dental director, transitioned to a community outreach role for SVdP.

Myers comes to SVdP after 11 years of teaching at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, where he was director of the Comprehensive Care Unit and one of the co-directors for the Office of Clinical Education. Before that, he owned and operated a practice in central Phoenix for five years.

Myers completed postgraduate residencies in advanced dentistry and oral science at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey after graduating from the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Pittsburgh University.

Myers’ transition into the new role comes at an opportune time; SVdP reopened its renovated and expanded dental clinic in July. The expansion transformed the eight-chair clinic to 16, which will allow the society to provide about 4,000 additional patient visits per year on top of the 6,000 it already performs.


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