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Dentsply Sirona Academy Reaches Attendance Milestone
Dentsply Sirona recently announced that its Charlotte-based Dentsply Sirona Academy welcomed more than 10,000 guests in 2019. In its first full year of operation, the 28,525-square-foot training facility held nearly 500 events, including continuing education sessions, training, customer meetings and study clubs.

The space includes multiple classrooms, a 288-seat auditorium, seven fully outfitted operatories and two simulation labs. It offers a wide variety of clinical and technical courses, including hands-on teaching, live lectures and on-demand webinars.

For more information on the Dentsply Sirona Academy and its course offerings, visit academy.dentsplysirona.com/en-us.

Voco Announces New Partnership With Exocad
Voco recently announced the details of a new partnership with Exocad, a dental lab and dental practice software company, that integrates the use of Voco’s nanoceramic hybrid blocks and discs—Grandio Blocs and Grandio Disc—as well as Voco’s printer resin, V-Print model, into Exocad software.

With the addition of the subtractive restorative materials Grandio Blocs and Grandio Disc and the V-Print 3D printing materials, the partnership is designed to offer Exocad users a broader material spectrum for digital production.

The material-related design parameters simplify the production of the respective milling and printing materials and enable a reliable and efficient process chain in digital dentistry.

For more information, visit vocoamerica.com or exocad.com.

Envista Announces Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2020 in Las Vegas
Envista has announced the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2020 will be held April 16–18 in Las Vegas. Showcasing a combination of expert knowledge and innovative solutions, the event will allow dental professionals to explore the future of dental implantology and digital dentistry.

Dental professionals visiting the symposium will discover the latest in implant solutions, in addition to learning from some of the best clinicians in the world. The program brings together more than 60 key experts from different fields of dental implantology and digital dentistry, offering several interactive podium discussions and hands-on workshops.

For more information, visit nobelbiocare.com/symposia.

Membersy Appoints New VP of Operations
Membersy, an Austin-based digital health company that provides dental practices with membership programs designed to make dental care more approachable, has appointed Mike DeBonville as vice president of operations. Previously the business development manager for Car2Go, DeBonville brings more than 10 years of tech-focused operations experience to Membersy.

Throughout DeBonville’s career, he has overseen strategy and execution during growth phases of new business models, managed governmental affairs and enhanced portfolio market growth via operational and marketing partnerships. At Car2Go, DeBonville managed city launch and expansion criteria, building operations throughout North America. He also developed marketing recommendations and handled partnership strategy, support and execution with major like-minded brands.

In his new role at Membersy, DeBonville will fine-tune the company’s operations as it scales, manage the practice and member support teams and lead the rollout of new company initiatives.

For more information, visit membersy.com.

SelenBio Dental Enters Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Elevate Oral Care
SelenBio Dental, the company behind the DenteShield line of Seldox antimicrobial-enhanced preventive dental sealants, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Elevate Oral Care to represent its product line throughout North America.

The DenteShield primer, surface sealant, and pit and fissure sealant products utilize proprietary Seldox antimicrobial technology to help prevent biofilm formation—stopping or greatly reducing the development of plaque on teeth, white spot lesions, dental caries and other bacteria-related dental disease.

The FDA-cleared DenteShield products have been available two years, and SelenBio Dental says the exclusive agreement with Elevate Oral Care marks a significant leap in bringing their preventive technology to the patients that will benefit most.

For more information, visit elevateoralcare.com and selenbio.com.

Glidewell Celebrates 50 Years in Dentistry
On Jan. 15, Glidewell commemorated its 50th year of operations with an employee celebration on its campus in Irvine, California.

James R. Glidewell founded the company on Jan. 6, 1970, in Orange County. Spurred by a desire to make rehabilitative dentistry affordable for all, Glidewell applied a blend of technical knowledge, business principles and marketing philosophies to expand his one-man operation into a multifaceted technology company among those at the forefront of the oral health industry today.

Glidewell now occupies 1 million square feet of office and production space in Irvine and neighboring Newport Beach.

For more information, visit glidewelldental.com.

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