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Ivoclar Vivadent, Patterson Dental and 3Shape Announce Partnership
Ivoclar Vivadent and Patterson Dental have announced the availability of the PrograMill One milling unit in the United States for chairside restorative production. As a wireless system, the PrograMill One is a self-contained unit that allows the mill to be placed anywhere within a practice and does not require separate filtration or suction units. Integrated with the 3Shape Trios intraoral scanner and Trios Design Studio, this partnership offers a seamless in-office CAD/CAM milling solution optimizing the quality, surface finish and margins of IPS e.max CAD.

Dental offices looking to incorporate digital technologies with in-office production capabilities can benefit clinicians by eliminating a visit, optimizing aesthetics, fit and function while the patient is in the office, and provide the patient with same-day service.

DSO Connections Group Offers Solutions for Transitioning Clinicians
The DSO Connections Group, in cooperation with DSO Market Watch and its affiliates, is aiming to connect transitioning dentists with interested and qualified buyers while also educating clinicians on many aspects of the practice transition process through a variety of services.

DSO Market Watch, a provider of dental industry market data and publisher of DSO News, is leveraging its industry partners and assisting DSO Connections by introducing the dental practice valuation calculator and the DSO practice transition survey to more than 100,000 dentists in over 40 states.

Through DSO Connections Group’s online services dentists can receive a free confidential practice valuation and get introduced to a potential buyer. In addition, they receive online access to many resources about transitioning a dental practice. These online services are intended to assist dentists with knowing their value, what information is required from a DSO, what type of deal structure to request, and how to make the most appropriate decisions during a critical time in their careers.


Dentsply Sirona Chief Clinical Affairs Officer Awarded for Achievements in Global Clinical Education
Dentsply Sirona vice president and chief clinical officer Dr. Teresa A. Dolan recently received the Innovator Award for Excellence in Industry from the Dr.?Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund.

In 2018, more than 432,000 dental professionals from 99 countries participated in the Dentsply Sirona clinical education program. The program’s overall objective is to support the implementation of innovative solutions and empower dentists, technicians and dental team members to improve dental care and oral health. The three key course topics include endodontics, implant dentistry and restorative dentistry. Besides traditional live lectures and product trainings, the Clinical Affairs’ program comprises innovative active learning and engagement methods, including simulated and patient demonstrations of procedures and workflows.

Dolan has been leading the global clinical affairs team at Dentsply Sirona since 2013, after serving as professor and dean of the University College of Dentistry, Florida, from 2003 until 2013. In her role as chief clinical officer, she provides strategic direction for global Dentsply Sirona professional education activities in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program.


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