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Georgia Townie and Team Collect a Ton of Candy for Troops

Dr. Praveen Gudipati and the team at Cumming Dental Smiles in Georgia collected more than 2,000 pounds of candy during the practice’s annual Halloween Treats for Troops candy donations event.

Every year, the practice collects candy and personal letters from trick-or-treaters and delivers them to the nonprofit Operation Shoebox in Belleview, Florida, whose volunteers create care packages with candy to be shipped during the Christmas season to U.S. troops serving overseas.

In the 2022 collection event, which began Nov. 1, the practice collected more than double the amount of candy it had received the previous year from children, local schools and volunteers from the Volunteering Together for Service nonprofit. Gudipati says the event helps reduce the huge amount of excess candy from children’s diets to protect their health, shows supports to troops, and teaches kids about gratitude, compassion and kindness.

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Academy of General Dentistry Names New President

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) recently installed Dr. Hans Guter as the academy’s new president during its annual meeting in Chicago. Guter has been a member of the AGD since 1991.

Guter earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from The Ohio State University, graduated from the university’s College of Dentistry in 1989, and completed his advanced education in general dentistry residency at the university’s Wexner Medical Center. He has been in private practice in Circleville, Ohio, since 1990. He has earned fellowships from the AGD, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentistry, the Academy of Dentistry International and the International College of Dentistry.

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Nobio Names New Chief Commercial Officer

Brandon Arsenault is the new chief commercial officer at Nobio, a material sciences company that developed the Infinix line of dental materials. Arsenault will head up the introduction and promotion of the Infi nix portfolio and sequential products. He brings a strong dental background in commercial operations and commercialization of innovation, primarily in the Kavo-Kerr/Danaher companies.

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Henry Schein One Partners with VideaHealth, Releases New X-Ray Analysis Tool

Henry Schein One’s partnership with VideaHealth, a dental artificial intelligence platform, has led to the release of Dentrix Detect AI, an artificial intelligence-enabled X-ray analysis tool that integrates into Dentrix practice management systems.

Dentrix Detect AI uses VideaHealth’s FDA-cleared computer-assisted detection (CADe) capabilities to provide real-time clinical decision support to dentists; its full integration into Dentrix eliminates the need for doctors to import or export images to utilize AI analysis.

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Curaprox Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Names New CEO

Curaprox, a provider of holistic oral health solutions, recently marked 50 years of business and announced that Christine Breitschmid will soon take over as CEO. Curaden, Curaprox’s parent company, has been led for decades by members of the Breitschmid family.

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Aspen Dental Provides Dental Care in Mexico

In partnership with Global Dental Relief, a team of 15 independent Aspen Dental practitioners recently traveled to Akumal, Mexico, to provide free dental care to more than 1,140 patients.

Over one week, the team provided 501 cleanings, 521 fluoride treatments and 63 extractions. Children made up roughly 40% of the patients served during the trip. Doctors and dental staff also provided oral hygiene lessons to almost 600 children to educate them on dental hygiene.

Since the launch of Aspen Dental’s Healthy Mouth Movement in 2014, dentists and their teams have donated more than $26 million in dentistry services to more than 33,000 people in need worldwide.

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Planet DDS Partners with Overjet

Planet DDS, a provider of cloud-based dental software, has announced a plan to incorporate Overjet’s dental artificial intelligence capabilities into Planet DDS’ imaging and practice management software. The AI integration will provide real-time decision support to dentists as they review X-ray images.

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