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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition

Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | November 2013 A25INduStry NEWS Universal registration product earns honors REALITY Publishing gave METAL-BITE its 2013 Four Star Award and rated it the No. 2 bite registra- tion material among all evaluated materials. Photos/Provided by R-dental In addition to being indicated for stan- dard universal registrations, the dark grey A-silicone METAL-BITE® is recommended for dynamic registrations, antagonist regis- trations and the biteplate of face bow regis- trations. The product is also optional scan- able for CAD/CAM applications. According to manufacturer R-dental, METAL-BITE is extremely hard and fast, thixotropic and high standable. The prod- uct is also radiopaque for the manufactur- ing of surgical guides for implantology. Although it is a universal registration ma- terial, the product is optionally scannable for CAD/CAM applications. According to the company, the well- balanced physical properties guarantee a precise registration in combination with a comfortable working time. Thematerialiswithoutanytaste;andthe company reports that cutting and contour- ing can be performed easily after setting. In recent years, according to the com- pany, METAL-BITE has become an interna- tional standard for occlusal registrations. In 2013, the product received awards from the Dental Advisor and REALITY, helping it to become known to a growing number of dentists worldwide. The product is recommended by the Ger- man opinion leader Prof. (HR) Dr. Alexan- der Gutowski. R-dental’s METAL-BITE collects multiple awards The universal registration material is available in commercial cartridges and can be applied with standard mixing pistols (dispenser). To learn more, you can contact manufac- turer R-dental Dentalerzeugnisse, in Ger- many, by telephone at +49 (402) 275-7617 or by email at You can learn more online by visiting the website (Source: R-dental) Ad The American Dental Association has launched the ADA Center for Professional Success. The free, online resource launched in September to provide ADA member dentists a one-stop resource center to help them succeed as dental practitioners and small business owners. Help covers areas such as choosing a career path, balancing personal and professional lives and plan- ning for retirement. “Dentists spend their days making clini- cal decisions to provide the best treatment for their patients,” said ADA President Rob- ertA.Faiella,DMD,MMSc.“Whilecaringfor patients is dentists’ primary goal, they are also juggling business and personal tasks every day. The ADA Center for Professional Success allows members to focus on being a dentist while we help to streamline the rest.” ADA members can expect to find some- thingneweachtimetheyvisitbecausenew content is added regularly. Members can also take a virtual tour and use an “Ask the ADA” feature to ask practice management and wellness questions to ADA staff. Founding sponsors include ADA Busi- ness Resources and ADA Members Insur- ance Plans, and Gold Sponsors are AXA Equitable — ADA Members Retirement Programs and Procter & Gamble. (Source: American Dental Association) Professional success center opens online