Greater New York Dental Meeting · Nov. 25–28, 2018 Vol. 13, No. 4 NOV. 28 2018 Presidential tour New York City is a great place to learn more about the nation’s presidents of the past. Get all the details on the best places to go. »page 26 Buyer’s market By Robert Selleck, today Staff n If Sunday, Monday and Tuesday were your exhibit-hall days for looking and learning, then today is your day for lock- ing in show-special deals on the basic supplies you know you need and the latest advancements in efficiencies and patient care that you know you should have. It’s time to beeline to your favorite firms to get your practice positioned to 8see MARKET, page 3 5 Meeting attendees gather for a live patient demonstration on the exhibit hall floor at the 2017 meeting. (Photo/Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff) Future of dentistry Dr. David L. Hoexter takes a look at where dentistry has been — and where it is going. »page 4 Building a practice Dr. Ishwinder Saran shares how he came to #RelyOnHenrySchein in building up a practice. »page 10 5 Attendees line up in the Javits Center crystal palace at the entry- way to the Greater New York Dental Meeting exhibit hall during the 2017 meeting. The exhibit hall is open until 5 p.m. today. (Photo/ today Staff file photo) Big Apple education By Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff n It’s the last day of the Greater New York Dental Meeting, but there is still plenty to learn. Courses are being offered through the end of the day today in the lecture halls and on the exhibit hall floor. Offerings include seminars, hands-on workshops and poster presentations. In addition, many companies are offer- ing presentations in their booths. In the live dentistry arena, located in the 400 aisle, highlights today include “Cosmetic Dentistry 101: The 2018 Team Guide to Digital, CAD & Aligner Success,” presented by Payam Ataii, DMD, MBA, and Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; and “Immediate Tooth Replace- ment in Full Function,” presented by Sargon Lazarof, DDS, from 2:15 to 4:45 p.m. Some of the meeting’s other last- day offerings include “Surgical Tech- niques for the General Dentist,” pre- sented by Hillel D. Ephros, DMD, MD, from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room 6009 on the exhibit hall floor; and “How to Negotiate or Renegotiate the Terms and Rental Rates in Your Dental Office Lease,” presented by Jas Banga, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6228. Keep in mind that this meeting is an ADA CERP and AGD PACE recognized provider. Check your show guide or the meet- ing app for more offerings.
4 commentary Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 Future of dentistry: Profession or trade? By David L. Hoexter, DMD, FACD, FICD Dental Tribune U.S. Editor in Chief n Today’s average dental student graduates with massive debt, closing in on $300,000 for dental school alone — not even including additional bor- rowing to cover basics such as rent and food. New dentists start careers under tremendous professional and financial pressure. They must find a way to practice what they’ve trained for — while also retiring the debt. Postgraduate studies in a spe- cialty can add $300,000 more in debt, again without even including living expenses. Many new special- ists are starting careers with more than $700,000 in debt. Against this backdrop, new schools are opening and entrance standards are toughen- ing, all while tuition, total admissions and students per classroom keep increasing. The trends look great for the schools, but what about for everybody else, especially when viewed with other changes? Answering that question requires some historical perspective — stretch- ing back to 1905 and what could be viewed as the dawn of modern den- tistry: synthesis of the anesthetic pro- caine (later marketed as Novocain), which ushered in a new era in patient comfort. Around the same time, Wil- liam H. Taggart patented his lost-wax casting machine, enabling dentists to fabricate fillings and crowns with precision. Another leap came with standardization in amalgams and operatory procedures pioneered by G.V. Black, author of the ground- breaking “Operative Dentistry.” In 1948, the National Institute of Dental Research (renamed in 1998 as the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research) formed in the U.S. as the third National Institutes of Health. In this post-World-War-II era, dental schools attracted a gen- eration of students helped by the GI bill. Participants felt proud, and the public benefited from more dentists and improved oral health. New den- tists earned respectable incomes and respect as valued leaders in growing communities. Parallel to advancements in mate- rials and professionalism, dental chairs and operatory equipment were improving. The American Den- tal Association became an organizing voice, standardizing professionalism and products while building on domi- nance it achieved over competitor societies though its early support of amalgam. Dental equipment of the era was durable but not friendly. Dentists stood for hours with one leg and foot bearing most of their weight, all while subjected to high-decibel 5 Just one notable advancement in the world of dentistry: In the 1980s, in Sweden, Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark pioneered use of root-form implants to more effectively secure full dentures in edentulous patients. (Photo/Provided by the European Patent Office) whirring from belt-driven machines — conditions that deterred many from the profession. Still, dentistry, like most work then, was stable. Most dentists were male, solo practitioners treating patients on their own. It wasn’t until the 1960s that dental auxiliaries and dental hygienists began gaining greater acceptance. The first hygiene school had opened in Connecticut in 1913. But it was later, with schools such as Forsyth and leaders such as Drs. R. Lobene and J. Hein, that dental hygiene emerged as a true profession, dominated by women. Dental assis- tants, through specialized education and certification, also were gaining recognition for their value. Dental schools grew in number and class sizes, parallel to expansion of the U.S. and global economies — and dental equipment became ever easier to use. The G. V. Black foot pedal had given way to belt-driven equipment, which in turn was replaced by air- driven, high-speed equipment. The profession was becoming less strenu- ous. The spittoon disappeared, and practitioners no longer had to stand fixed on one side of the chair. Why did we have a spittoon by the chair any- way? Studies showed patients used it mainly just to take a break from the procedure. As the profession advanced throughout the world, so did an inter- national market for dental products and the exchange of ideas across borders. But it was the computer and internet age that fully opened global distribution channels and border- less educational opportunities. The Seiker brothers and, later, the Henry Schein company, created networks that today are making dentistry at its highest level available to all. In the 1960s, dental implants gained momentum. But materials, sizes and shapes lacked consistency and predictability. Acceptance by the public and academic community was tentative. Successful outcomes with endosseous implants (including root forms), subperiosteal implants and blades were extremely technique- sensitive and not easily transferable. Subperiosteal implants required spe- cifically trained laboratory techni- cians and special casting techniques with a titanium alloy. Less-than-pre- cise work could easily result in con- taminated castings prone to fracture. Before titanium, some metals in use weren’t well accepted by the body. Rejection and nonpredictable out- comes weren’t unusual. Helping the profession through these early days were dedicated implantologists, such as Drs. Leon- ard Linkow and Isaiah Lew. The first national organization in implan- tology, pioneering the exchange of knowledge, was the American Acad- emy of Oral Implantology. By the 1970s, patients were reclin- ing in highly adjustable ergonomic comfort, and practitioners were sit- ting at chairside instead of stand- ing. The plumbing and power lines previously snaking to instruments were wrangled and wrapped. Opera- tories were more welcoming and comfortable. Dental companies devel- oped innovative and ever-improving instruments and products. Gradually, the public’s attitude toward dentistry changed from being fearful visits prompted by problems to positive vis- its focused on maintaining good oral health. In the United States, more and more top-caliber students — growing numbers of them women — entered dental schools and the profession. The 1970s also brought the first society dedicated to esthetic den- tistry. Companies were formulating restorative materials that not only functioned but enhanced appear- ance. Patients weren’t just looking for relief; they wanted to look good. By the early 1980s, implantol- ogy had gained broader acceptance. Improvement in the quality of life of implant patients across the world was undeniable. In Sweden, Dr. Per- Ingvar Brånemark pioneered use of root-form implants to more effec- tively secure full dentures in eden- tulous patients. As more implant companies entered the market, costs dropped, and more patients were able to benefit. Products and services become popular because they enhance lives, often by enabling people and busi- nesses to make money. But it’s not automatic. Personal computers are a great example. Benefits had to be dem- onstrated and communicated. That’s the definition of marketing and adver- tising: meeting desires. Wonderful new dentistry products are constantly hitting the market. There are wands that scan every detail of a full arch in seconds, trans- ferring an image to the computer and lab or in-office 3-D printer. What once took days is almost immediate. Patients don’t worry about gagging. The practice has fewer products to buy and store. There’s far less clean- up. Time saved by patient and prac- titioner alike is dramatic, and the models are precise in every detail. This expectation of speed and accu- 8see PROFESSION, page 6
6 commentary Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 PROFESSION 7from page 4 racy is becoming the norm, light years beyond bulky molds and air bubbles in plaster of Paris. The fully digital practice is becom- ing commonplace, but at a cost that can be prohibitive for small-practice practitioners burdened by student debt. Soon, laser handpieces will be common, producing quality results in ever-quicker time. Costs of advance- ments are justified through efficiency and effectiveness gained. Dental labs and highly trained tech- nicians are setting the pace with much of this technology, but their roles are evolving as in-house options for prac- tices become easier to master. Underlying these trends, people are more active, more mobile and living longer. The idea of long-term — even multigenerational — relation- ships between patient and local den- tist is fading. Today in the United States, more than 70 percent of dental-school grad- uates are women. The impact of mar- riage, parenthood and spouse’s occu- pation on dental careers is changing. Dentists are less likely to be anchored to one location for an entire career. At some point, law must catch up. I’ve never under- licensure AD stood restrictions on dental licensing based on state borders and reciprocal agreements. Changes in our industry are putting pressures on licensing to transfer across state lines more like a driver’s license. Massive student debt and flexible, mobile career paths are feeding another trend: large-group practices owned by non-dentists with dentists as employees. Patient rela- tionships with oral-health provid- ers are becoming more brand-based instead of practitioner based. Economies of scale enable such businesses to keep pace with advance- ments, wield big advertising budgets and hire professional staff to run the business side of the operation. Practicing dentistry today is big business — structured around finan- cial concepts — with dentists being incorporated into the new model. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as patient care remains guided by a commitment to ongoing, high- quality professional education, and the labor — dentists — earn incomes that cover student debt and provide a quality of life such work deserves. Nothing indicates these trends will slow. More top-students are being attracted to a growing number of schools that are squeezing more stu- dents into every class, but tuition and student debt keep rising (remember that $300,00 or even $700,000 or more for a specialist). Dental patients are demanding the speed and conveni- ence of the latest digital equipment. And giving patients what they want requires large practices with big budg- ets and staffing strategies aligned with the flexible career paths desired by today’s new dentists — who are per- forming more dentistry, faster. As if created to perfectly serve these trends, a growing mantra among cost-sensitive practices and patients is: Fix it with an implant. Compro- mised teeth are being extracted and replaced with implants, often in a sin- gle visit. Major non-dental financiers have purchased some of the largest implant manufacturers and distribu- tors. Business is good. Change is the norm. Adaptation to change is our profession’s challenge. Are we a profession or a business? Are the people we treat our customers or our patients? Is there a way to curb the exponential increase in the cost of education, treatment and business? These trends might be shifting us away from our role as deeply trusted lifelong advisors to our patients and as pillars in our local communities, both core concepts that help define us as professionals. About the author David L. Hoexter, DMD, FICD, FACD, is director of the International Acad- emy for Dental Facial Esthetics and a clinical professor in periodontics and implantology at Temple University, Philadelphia. He is a diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Im- plantologists, the American Society of Osseointegration and the Ameri- can Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He lectures throughout the world and has published nationally and interna- tionally. He has been awarded 12 fel- lowships, including FACD, FICD and Pierre Fauchard. He has a practice in New York City limited to periodon- tics, implantology and esthetic sur- gery. Contact him at (212) 355-0004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 exhibitors Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 OHA reveals changes to annual gala By Oral Health America Staff n Oral Health America’s Gala, held on the eve of the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting, will now be named the Champions for Change Gala to emphasize the organi- zation’s mission and work. Benefiting OHA for 29 years, the gala will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednes- day, Feb. 20, 2019, at Soldier Field’s iconic United Club, midway between McCormick Place and Chicago’s Loop. OHA is introducing a new format in a new venue that reflects attend- ees’ desire for increased network- ing, an opportunity to learn more about OHA’s programs through visual communications and fresh entertain- ment. The Champions for Change Gala will offer an elegant but more interac- tive evening, with an opportunity to reserve tables along with open seat- ing. The program will be shorter and enhanced with a video depicting the work of OHA. Entertainment during the cocktail hour will include the electric violins, which drew rave reviews in 2018, AD For more information Visit OHA’s website, oralhealth america.org, to learn about OHA’s innovative programs and efforts. Take advantage of Early Bird pricing on gala tables and tickets by visit- ing oralhealthamerica.org/gala or by contacting Liz Kelly at (312) 836-9900 or Liz.Kelly@oha-chi.org. along with a dynamic children’s choir and jazz trio during dinner The Champions for Change Gala brings together more than 600 dental and industry professionals and sup- porters from more than 300 compa- nies, dozens of private practices and several other organizations — all to raise money for OHA-supported ini- tiatives throughout the United States. Funds raised at the gala are critical for providing services to more than 500,000 low-income children as well as education and online resources for more than 350,000 older adults and their family caregivers. “Our gala helps shine light on the work OHA does for Americans across the lifespan. The funds raised allow OHA to continue our mission and ensure that oral health is a right, not a privilege,” said Beth Truett, president and CEO of OHA. “We are excited about the Champions for Change Gala. We’ve spent time talk- ing with past attendees and sponsors and have incorporated their feedback to make the 2019 gala more fun and more meaningful for our guests and more impactful for OHA.” Additionally, OHA will honor Dr. Larry Coffee, founder of the Dental Lifeline Network, with the Champion for Change Award for his dedication to bringing together 15,000 dentists to provide sponsored care for more than 100,000 adults who are aging, challenged by a developmental dis- ability or needing oral care to qualify for a lifesaving medical procedure. Coffee started the Dental Lifeline Net- work in 1974 in response to his sister’s health needs. OHA hopes to see all of its friends, partners and donors on Feb. 20 at the Champions for Change Gala. Visit OHA’s website (oralhealthamerica. org) to learn about OHA’s innova- tive programs and communica- tions efforts that promote oral health across the lifespan. Take advantage of Early Bird pricing on gala tables and tickets by visiting oralhealthamerica.org/gala or by con- tacting Liz Kelly at (312) 836-9900 or Liz.Kelly@oha-chi.org. About Oral Health America Oral Health America’s mission is to change lives by connecting com- munities with resources to drive access to care, increase health lit- eracy and advocate for policies that improve overall health through bet- ter oral health for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. Through Smiles Across America®, which serves 501,000 children annually; the Wisdom Tooth Pro- ject®, which reaches thousands of older adults; and the Campaign for Oral Health Equity, which prioritize oral health alongside other chronic diseases, OHA helps Americans of all ages understand the importance of oral health for overall health. For more information about OHA, visit oralhealthamerica.org.
Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 exhibitors 9 EyeSpecial adds features for faster and easier use Pre-programmed shooting modes enable digital camera users to navigate through tasks without extensive photographic skills or experience By Shofu Dental Staff n According to Shofu Dental, cap- turing high-quality clinical photo- graphs in a predictable and consistent manner has been the hallmark of EyeSpecial C-II, the first digital cam- era designed exclusively for dentistry. A fourth-time recipient of the prestigious Cellerant’s Best in Class Technology Award, the EyeSpecial C-II captures images for case docu- mentation, diagnosis and treatment planning, patient communication and education, insurance verification, legal documentation and dental lab collaboration. Proprietary to Shofu’s camera are dental-specific, pre-programmed shooting modes that enable clini- cians, assistants, hygienists and den- tal laboratory technicians to navi- gate through their photography tasks without the need of extensive photo- graphic knowledge or experience. For instance, in order to record orthodontic photographs with the EyeSpecial camera, an operator will just need to select the button corre- sponding to FACE MODE to capture extraoral images. In a similar method, an operator will choose STANDARD MODE to achieve anterior and buccal intraoral photographs, and MIRROR MODE to accomplish occlusal pictures. For every step of any photo series, the EyeSpecial will automatically set the appropriate f-stop, aperture and focal length to deliver an ideal photograph, leaving an operator with the selection of a pre-programmed mode. Incorporating intuitive, high-tech functions tailored specifically for dentistry, the EyeSpecial camera is designed to handle dental applica- 5 The new and improved EyeSpecial C-III digital dental camera helps dental practices and laboratories increase patient acceptance and productivity. (Photos/Provided by Shofu Dental) tions without requiring any retro- fitted add-ons. Specifically, one of the more useful features of Shofu’s camera is the ISOLATE SHADE MODE, which instantly grays out the gingival tissue to improve visual perspicacity for accurate shade analysis and com- munication with a dental laboratory technician. When combined with a draw/edit function, which allows for making notes directly on images, this attrib- ute may be of value for an effective treatment evaluation or a discussion about the progress or challenges in a treatment modality. Equipped with a cropped-frame, high-resolution sensor and ultra- innovative FlashMatic module, a pro- prietary system of ring and dual-point flashes, Shofu’s camera demonstrates true-color reproduction and an excep- tional depth-of-field range, according to the company. Here in New York For a live camera demonstration and to learn how the new EyeSpecial C-III can improve communication with your dental laboratory and patients, stop by the Shofu booth, No. 4408. The EyeSpecial also possesses anti-shake attributes to ensure clear images. The panoramic LCD screen of the camera is larger than displays and viewfinders of typical digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) and point- and-shoot cameras, and it can be oper- ated with a gloved hand. The screen employs gridlines that facilitate a proper image alignment, helping reduce the risk of photo- graphing patients at an incorrect angle. Engineered to provide function- ality, the ultralight (weighing ca. 1 lb) EyeSpecial camera complies with the most stringent infection control protocols. The heavy-duty camera’s body is water-, chemical- and scratch-resistant, and it can be swiftly disinfected with a sterilizing towelette, virtually eliminating the possibility of cross-contamination. The latest model of this smart camera, EyeSpecial C-III, is packed with plenty of milestone upgrades, including a larger sensor, a faster processor, optimized software and a higher resolution LCD screen, all of which will help the entire dental team achieve their photography tasks in a more intuitive, faster and easier fashion, the company asserts. For a live camera demonstra- tion and to learn how the new EyeSpecial C-III can improve com- munication with your dental labora- tory and patients, visit Shofu’s booth, No. 4408.
10 exhibitors Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 ‘Built from the ground up’ Why Dr. Ishwinder Saran chooses to #RelyOnHenrySchein By Henry Schein Staff Here in New York n Opening a dental practice is a daunting task, especially for a young dentist. When Dr. Ishwinder Saran decided in 2015 to take the leap and open his own practice in Long Island City, N.Y., he felt overwhelmed navi- gating the business side of dentistry. He needed a partner who could guide him through the process. He needed help bringing his vision to life. He needed Henry Schein. Saran called a Henry Schein repre- sentative who helped him through the process of building a practice, every step of the way. They worked together to secure an office space, visiting sev- eral potential spaces before finding the ideal location. The representative then worked with an architect to opti- mize the office design, ensured that Saran installed the proper equipment to create the best patient experience, AD To learn more about Henry Schein, visit booth No. 4225. and finally recommended a contrac- tor who brought Saran’s dream into reality. Today, LIC Dental Associates is thriving with five practicing den- tists and eight dental staff members, treating patients six days a week. “When I decided to start my own practice, I needed help with just about everything, and I wanted to work with a company that was more than just a supplier to make my dream come true,” Saran said.” “I wanted a partner who could guide me on designing, financing and operating my practice, and that’s why I turned to Henry Schein. The team at Henry Schein was with me every anxious step of the way, and that’s why I rely on Henry Schein.” Saran relied on Henry Schein and its network of trusted advisors for information, education and consul- tation on the solutions needed to open his practice. He continues to embrace the company’s full-service model, relying on Henry Schein for his business solutions, which help grow and manage his practice; clini- cal solutions, ensuring his office stays on the leading edge of patient care; supported by technology solutions, to improve efficiency and an enhance the patient’s experience; and supply chain solutions, to deliver the right products at the right time. #RelyOnHenrySchein is Henry Schein’s new brand campaign that puts the spotlight on Henry Schein customers. Through a collection of stories, #RelyOnHenrySchein pro- vides health-care professionals with a platform to share their unique 5 Dr. Ishwinder Saran shares his experience in building up his own practice in Long Island City, N.Y., in the #RelyOnHenrySchein campaign. (Photo/Provided by Henry Schein) experiences in managing productive and efficient practices. The campaign initially featured three dental practices and their unique stories that reflect the company’s mis- sion to help clinicians be more suc- cessful so they can focus on delivering the best quality care. More customer success stories are under production. To watch Saran’s story and other #RelyOnHenrySchein stories, visit www.henryschein.com/relyonus.
12 exhibitors Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 COLTENE’s Alpen Speedster Metal Cutting Burs named a top product for 2018 By COLTENE Staff n Alpen Speedster carbide instru- ments by COLTENE are an ideal blend of power and precision. Ranked as a Dental Advisor Top Product for 2018, Alpen Speedsters are crafted using state-of-the-art technology that makes them one of the leading metal cutting burs on the market, the com- pany asserts. Alpen Speedster carbide burs pro- vide many advantages to optimize cut- ting speed, lessen vibration, dampen chatter and control heat, aiding in the preparation of tooth structure dam- age, according to the company. Alpen AD Here in New York Visit COLTENE at booth No. 4016 at the Greater New York Dental Meeting and take advantage of the company’s show specials. Speedster carbide burs rapidly cut amalgam, metal, enamel and dentin. Alpen Speedster carbide burs are offered in multiple shank types, pro- files and diameters to meet the needs of today’s dental practitioner. Visit COLTENE at booth No. 4016 at the Greater New York Dental Meeting and take advantage of the show specials. 5 Alpen Speedster carbide instruments by COLTENE are ranked as a top product in 2018. (Photo/Provided by COLTENE)
14 exhibitors Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 New ﬁller technology leads to clinical breakthrough By Dr. Rolando Nuñez n Restorative dentistry is evolving and clinicians are embracing more conservative and protective materi- als in their practices. There is no need to unnecessarily remove tooth struc- ture to generate retention due to the advancements of bonding techniques and protocols. And even though tooth preparations need to follow certain guidelines, much can be achieved with adhesive dentistry conservatively. Another approach is offering pro- tective treatment utilizing materials that are more tissue friendly and pro- vide some sort of interaction between the material and the remaining tooth structure. Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) is one such material. Introduced in the 1990s, MTA became a revolutionary material in endodontics. Many studies have shown its effectiveness in clinical applications, such as perforation repairs, apexifications, pulpotomies and pulp capping. After its success as an endodontic material, companies started developing products that could be used in restorative dentistry with AD Here in New York To learn more about all BISCO prod- ucts, visit booth No. 1200. the compelling effects on tooth struc- ture that MTA offers. Products like BISCO’s TheraCal LC® resin-modified calcium silicate pulp protectant/liner has been suc- cessfully received by dental profes- sionals. TheraCal LC contains similar ingredients of MTA, such as calcium silicate, which are responsible for pro- viding the ability for hydroxyapatite crystal deposition upon contact with the dentin structure.1 This type of reaction became pos- sible because of the development of a new resin and filler technology. In order for this reaction to occur, resin must be hydrophilic to allow ion exchange between TheraCal LC and the dentin structure; however, it also needs to remain structurally sound over time (less soluble). The ease of use of TheraCal LC (light cured, controlled dispensing from a syringe) allows cli- nicians to be more accurate. This filler technology has opened a new door for product development. Now it has become possible to develop materials that can contain products like calcium and fluoride, which can be released via an ion exchange. The roll of calcium in the generation of an alkaline pH and protective prop- erties2-6 of the dentin/pulpal complex has been documented during the past few decades. It is well known by den- tists, both clinicians and researchers, that calcium ions when released upon contact with the tooth structure will have a positive effect in the recovery of the pulp and tooth. BISCO took this research and focused on the development of a new generation of self-adhesive cements that not only bonds to dentin, enamel, zirconia, metal and composite without the use of an additional primer, but also provides calcium and fluoride release to the tooth structure. THERACEM was born! TheraCem® self-adhesive resin cement is not only convenient to use because it will bond to zirconia and most substrates with no priming or etching required, but most important, it will release calcium and fluoride ions, providing an alkaline pH after 30 minutes of polymerization.7 TheraCem contains MDP, a func- tional or adhesion promoting mono- mer, as part of its formulation. MDP is responsible for achieving a strong bond without the use of additional primers to the restorative surface. TheraCem is dual-cured, easy to clean, and it provides an alkaline pH. These new materials, that are more compatible with the tooth, will cer- tainly lead to the development of new technology, which should aim at protecting the remaining dental struc- ture, and in some way, aid in the rem- ineralization of the tooth. And whether these materials are intended to be used as pulp-capping agents, liners, bases or cements, they will have an impact on the clinical approach of restorative dentistry and our patients. The age of “drill and fill” is over. References are availaqle upon request from the puqlisher.
16 exhibitors Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 Are state dental boards shifting toward heat sterilization for low-speed handpieces? By Preventech Staff n Depending on the state where you practice, the answer may already be “yes.” According to the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), 11 states have specific policy statements requiring heat sterili- zation of all handpieces between patients within the state dental prac- tice acts.1 The remaining 39 states directly or indirectly provide the CDC guidelines as recommendations AD 5 (Photo/Provided by Preventech) for infection control in the dental practice. Ultimately, the structure of the dental practice is governed by the individual state dental boards and its legislative processes; therefore, each practitioner should review and remain up-to-date with his or her state’s dental rules and regulations. Today when making a decision to purchase or replace your low-speed (hygiene) handpieces, heat tolerance and the handpiece’s ability to undergo Here in New York To learn more and to experience the ĒSA/ĒSAMATE Prophy System in your own hands, visit Preventech at booth No. 4211. a number of autoclave cycles daily already is or soon could be a critical factor in your office staying compli- ant with the state dental practice act. Currently the CDC guidelines recom- mend that “dental handpieces and the attachments should always be heat sterilized between patients.” And, “if a semicritical item is heat-sensitive, DHCP should replace it with a heat- tolerant or disposable alternative.”2 Preventech, a leader in preven- tive dentistry products, offers an innovative solution that goes beyond compliance with CDC guidelines. The ĒSA® Disposable Prophy Angle and ĒSAMATE® handpiece system assures infection control compliance in all 50 states. And should your state move away from CDC guidelines to heat sterilization, you’ll maintain compliance. The ĒSA disposable prophy angle fits the Star® Titan®, Midwest Rhino® and Shorty® handpieces, connects quickly and easily to the motor and delivers smooth, quiet, consistent performance, the company asserts. Plus you’ll never have to maintain or buy a straight attachment ever again. For offices that do not have Star or Midwest motors, Preventech offers two ĒSAMATE models, a MW (Midwest) and ST (Star Titan) with a number of economical purchase options. Both handpieces run at 5,000 rpm, are lube-free and weigh just a few ounces. Both models provide proven air- driven performance without the need for batteries or recharging and are backed by a two-year warranty, according to the company. To learn more and to experience the ĒSA/ĒSAMATE Prophy System in your own hands, visit Preventech at the Greater New York Dental Meeting at Booth No. 4211. References 1. Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention. Frequently Asked Ques- tions (FAQs) on dental infection con- trol. http://www.osap.org/ State Dental Practice Boards in CA, FL, IN, KS, MO, MN, OH, OR, SC, VA and WA require semicritical items be sterilized after every patient. 2. “Summary of Infection Prevention Prac- tices in Dental Settings” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 2016, P. 14.
18 exhibitors Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 Experience cordless convenience Check out DenMat’s NV PRO3 Microlaser By DenMat Staff n DenMat’s latest evolution in cordless soft-tissue lasers allows cli- nicians to deliver the benefits of laser dentistry to each patient, while increasing practice production across all departments. The pocket-size, wireless NV PRO3 Microlaser is completely portable yet just as powerful as conventional soft-tissue lasers. Weighing only 1.9 ounces and measuring at 6.9 inches, this innovative, handheld design gives you unprecedented freedom in the office and the operatory, accord- ing to the company. The plug-and-play system comes with 12 preset procedural settings optimized for your entire periodon- tal, restorative and orthodontic treat- ment needs. The NV PRO3 features AD Here in New York To receive a hands-on demonstration of the NV PRO3 Microlaser, visit DenMat at booth No. 5010. You may also call (800) 433-6628 or visit denmat.com. a lithium-ion battery with over- and under-charge protection that deliv- ers 30 minutes of continuous opera- tion at 1.2 watts of power, enough for more than 15 procedures on a single charge. This all-in-one laser is activated by a wireless foot pedal, providing better flexibility and mobility than hand-activated lasers, while allowing access and visibility during posterior procedures without finger fatigue or 5 The NV PRO3 Microlaser by DenMat. (Photo/Provided by DenMat) loss of dexterity, DenMat asserts. Visit DenMat at booth No. 5010 to receive a hands-on demonstration of the NV PRO3 Microlaser and to hear about the company’s show specials. You may also visit denmat.com.
20 exhibitors Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 Planmeca introduces next generation of imaging Viso system debuts at AAOMS dental implant meeting in Chicago this week By Planmeca Staff n Oral surgeons will be among the first dental professionals to experi- ence the new Planmeca Viso™, which debuts at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons meeting in Chicago this week, imme- diately following the GNYDM. Attend- ees can view Planmeca’s latest entry in digital technology at the AAOMS booth No. 1829. The new Planmeca Viso imaging system, which includes 2-D, 3-D and an optional cephalometric modali- ties, offers improved patient posi- tioning, simpler field-of-view adjust- ments, excellent image quality and intelligent patient-movement correc- tion, according to the company. Planmeca Viso is designed to cap- ture outstanding images at a low patient dose, the company asserts. With high image quality, exceptional durability and standard Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ imaging, Planmeca AD Here in New York To learn more about the Planmeca Viso imaging system, visit booth No. 5425. Viso introduces a more efficient imag- ing workflow, innovative live video patient positioning and intelligent field-of-view adjustments. With a large 25x30 cm flat panel sensor, Plan- meca Viso can capture the industry’s largest single scans volume covering the entire maxillofacial area. Patient positioning is now done directly from the system’s control panel utilizing integrated cameras and a live video view. The operator can see the patient live from the control panel screen for flexible and exact positioning, according to Plan- meca. This innovation also allows users to do field-of-view adjustments directly from the live control panel view with the tough of a fingertip. Another feature for Planmeca Viso is Planmeca CALM™ (Correction Algo- rithm for Latent Movement) which analyzes and compensates for slight movements during a scan to provide improved diagnostic images and vir- tually eliminate retakes. Planmeca Viso’s new imaging arm design also provides increased patient space and shorter acquisition times. Additionally, the system intro- duces a new way of capturing three- dimensional Planmeca ProFace® facial photos. Equipped with a new upper and lower head support and four integrated cameras aimed at the patient from different directions, Planmeca ProFace covers a larger area than before with enhanced image quality. “When we started this project, our goal was to create a CBCT system that would offer a fluent workflow and adaptability for different patient sizes and indications — not to men- tion uncompromised image quality even at the lowest doses,” said Timo Müller, vice president of Planmeca’s X-ray division. “I am happy to say that we have exceeded this goal.” for Planmeca Viso paves the way for the launch of Planmeca 4D™ Jaw Motion. This new Planmeca- exclusive technology is the only CBCT integrated solution tracking, recording, visualizing and analyzing jaw movement in 3-D, the company asserts. It offers incomparable visu- alization and measurement data of mandibular 3-D movements in real- time — creating a fourth dimension in diagnostics, according to Planmeca. The first deliveries of Planmeca Viso have already been completed to some of the largest European markets and the new system has received an excellent reception. The Planmeca Viso and Planmeca 4D® Jaw Motion are now available in the United States through authorized dealers and dis- tribution partnerships. For more information, visit www. planmecausa.com.
22 exhibitors Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 Glidewell launches digital treatment planning Dental lab utilizes high-precision digital technology to help dentists provide restorative-driven implant treatment Here in New York Hands-on models, drills and surgi- cal guides will be available at the Glidewell Dental booth, No. 4413, so attendees can perform a simulated guided surgery procedure. For more information on Glidewell Laboratories surgical guides with digital treatment planning service, call (866) 497-3692 or visit glidewelldental.com/dtp. By Glidewell Laboratories Staff n Glidewell Laboratories recently announced that it is now offering digi- tal treatment planning and surgical guide fabrication to implant dentists. Pairing the dental lab’s restorative expertise with three-dimensional treatment planning technology, the new DTP service is devoted to helping clinicians perform implant surgery with maximum safety and predict- ability while maintaining a prostheti- cally driven approach throughout treatment. Digital treatment planning was a natural fit for Glidewell Dental, which has a long history both with implant design and manufacturing and CAD/ CAM implant restorations. “The den- tists who entrust their implant cases to us have been asking for this for a long time, and our expertise as a dental lab helps us develop digital treatment plans that keep the focus on achieving a beautiful restoration,” said Glidewell Dental President and CEO Jim Glidewell, CDT. The result of years of extensive R&D, this new Glidewell Laboratories service firmly establishes the indus- try-leading dental lab in virtually every aspect of implantology. “We continue to be inspired by the den- AD tists out there who work to provide patients with the full circle of implant treatment,” Mr. Glidewell added. “By adding DTP to our implant services, our goal is to align the surgical and restorative phases of treatment in that same spirit of comprehensive care.” Cases, including a full-arch CBCT scan and a digital or physical impres- sion, can be digitally uploaded via the My Account feature at glidewell dental.com or shipped to the lab. Available for most major guided surgery systems, the DTP service at Glidewell Laboratories combines data conversion, digital treatment planning and surgical guide fabrica- tion as one streamlined, affordable service. “We’re really excited to help doc- tors eliminate guesswork and bring their restorative vision to life, from implant placement to delivery of a well-fitting, esthetic restoration,” said Annie Lee, digital treatment planning coordinator. “Many of the general dentists we work with particularly enjoy the enhanced precision and added margin of safety as they make implant treatment a bigger part of their practices.” Glidewell Dental is making a big rollout of the new service here at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, where hands-on models, drills and surgical guides are available so that attendees can actually perform a simulated guided surgery procedure. Exclusive introductory offers are also available. Digital treatment plans and surgi- cal guides are available for $295 for the first site, with a $100 fee for each additional site within the same arch. Dentists who sign up for My Account via the glidewelldental.com home page gain access to real-time updates on their digital treatment plans and can check the status of any cases submitted to Glidewell Laboratories. Glidewell Dental is among the world’s largest providers of custom restorative services and is recog- nized as an industry-leading materi- als and devices manufacturer. For more information, visit glidewell dental.com.
24 exhibitors Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 Magazine names the 2018 ‘40 Under 40’ By Kristie Ceruti, Benco Dental n Incisal Edge, a leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide, honored America’s finest young practitioners at a three-day event in Manhattan. The itinerary for 2018 honorees, Incisal Edge’s “40 Under 40,” included an exclusive high fashion photo shoot at Kimpton Hotel Eventi in New York City and a celebration of all that they have achieved thus far in their pro- fessional careers. The top young den- tists in the nation received the red- carpet treatment by magazine staff and renowned style director Joseph DeAcetis and photographer Sasha Maslov. The photography portfolio they created serves as the centerpiece of the magazine’s fall issue. Sponsored by dental innovators Hu-Friedy, KaVo Kerr Group and Mid- mark and led by keynote speaker, Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane, the summit featured panel dis- cussions with industry pros and a Day of Smiles Giveback during which volunteers instructed oral-health AD Here in New York Visit Benco Dental at booth No. 1617. To nominate a dentist, visit www. judgify.me/40Under40-2019. Save the date: 2019 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40, June 6-8, 2019, The James New York, NYC. education to second- and third-grade students at PS 125, The Ralph Bunche School in West Harlem. “The Incisal Edge ‘40 Under 40’ illustrate a commitment to driving dentistry forward,” said Chuck Cohen, founder of Incisal Edge dental life- style magazine. “We are very proud to honor the brightest rising dental stars in the United States.” Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 recipi- ents include Taline Aghajanian, DDS; Bryan Bauer, DDS, FAGD, FICOI; Danielle Bauer, DDS, MS; M. Bresler, DMD; Matthew Caligiuri, DDS; Michael Capalbo, DMD; David Choi, DDS; Alan Commet, DMD; Wenfei Wang, DMD; Jon Copeland, DDS; Steph- 5 Members of the 2018 ‘40 Under 40’ are shown. Photo/ Provided by Sasha Maslov and Benco Dental anie Copeland, DDS; Erik Dickerson, DDS, MS; Gregory M. Feldman, DMD, FICOI; Christine D. Ferrell, DDS, MS; Christopher M. Green, DMD; Peter C. Grieco, DDS, DMSc; Arash Hakha- mian, DDS, FIADFE, FWAUPS; Arash Hakhamian, DDS, FIADFE, FWAUPS; Dr. Brian Harris; Danielle Hinton, DMD; Emily F. Howell, DMD; Ellen Im, DDS; Dr. Ellen Im; Bennett Isabella, DDS, FICOI; Malieka Johnson, DDS, CPT; Alexander Kalmanovich, DDS; Brandon Kelly, DDS; Emily Schmalz, DDS, MS; Gurpreet S. Khurana, DMD, MBA; Richard Jay Kim, DMD, FICD, MS, MHCM, DENCOM; Kent McBride, DDS, MS, MMS; Spencer Stiles, DDS, MS, MMS; Mahi Mehr, DDS, MSc; Lynne A. Meriwether, DDS; Eddie Morales, DDS; Jennifer Mullarkey, DMD; Upen J. Patel, DDS, MAGD; Lindsay Pfeffer, DMD, MBE, MS; Tuan Pham, DDS; Bradford L. Picot, DDS; Vipul Saini, DDS; Marq Sams, DMD, MS; Phing Saurer, DDS, PhD; Kate Schacherl, DDS; Ashleigh Sebro, DDS; Carey Tri, DDS; Jessica Tri, DDS; and Andrew Zucker, DDS.
26 out and about Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 28, 2018 Presidential sites to visit in NYC By Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff n The current president of the United States hails from New York City. But perhaps you’re more interested in learning about some of our nation’s earlier leaders. If so you are in luck, because there are a number of his- toric monuments in Manhattan. For Greater New York Dental Meeting attendees who might like to do a bit of presidential sightseeing while they are in town, there are plenty of oppor- tunities. Check out the possibilities listed below. Federal Hall National Memorial New York City was our nation’s first capital, and Federal Hall was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court and Executive Branch offices of the U.S. government. It later became a customs house and a sub-treasury building. Today, it is a museum. This is where George Washington took the oath of office as our nation’s first president. To visit: This historic site is located at 25 Wall St., across from the New York Stock Exchange. By subway, take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to the Wall Street station stop. It is open free to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Saturdays and Sundays. Guided tours, also free, are offered daily at 10 a.m. and at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. More information is available online, at www.nps.gov/feha/index. htm. Nearqy: While you are in the area, you might also want to visit the Afri- can Burial Ground National Memo- rial, located at 290 Broadway, a sacred place where both free and enslaved people of African descent were laid to rest. Also close by is the National Museum of the American Indian, which is housed in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green. Grant’s Tomb Formally known as the General Grant National Memorial, this is where President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia, are laid to rest. This is the largest mausoleum in North America. Before becoming the 18th president of our nation, Grant was commanding general of the Union Army during the Civil War, and Grant’s Tomb, as it is popularly known, features bronze busts of Grant’s senior generals, bat- tlefield maps, flags and other histori- cal artifacts. To visit: Go to Riverside Drive and West 122nd Street. By Subway, take the 1 train to the 116th Street-Colum- bia University stop and walk six blocks north and two blocks west. It’s 5 The General Grant National Memorial, also known as Grant’s Tomb, is located in upper Manhattan, at Riverside Drive and West 122nd Street. Hamilton Grange National Memorial, home to founding father Alexander Hamilton, located in Saint Nicholas Park at 141st Street. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Located in the Gramercy Park neigh- borhood of Manhattan, the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National His- toric Site is open to the public. This is the boyhood home of the 26th president of our country. There are galleries of historical memorabilia, and visitors can watch a film about Roosevelt’s childhood. The rooms are appointed as they were in the 1860s. Free guided tours are offered by park rangers, who are friendly and knowl- edgeable. To visit: The townhouse is located at 28 E. 20th St., and it is open free to the pubic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Mondays and Tuesdays. By subway, take the 6 or R train to the 23rd Street stop. Visit www.nps.gov/ thrq/index.htm for more information. Nearqy: While you are in the neigh- borhood you might also want to stroll by Gramercy Park. Although fenced off and not accessible to the public, you can see a statue of Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes), who was a famous actor, and “Janey Waney,” a colorful mobile by the celebrated artist Alexander Calder. Also near the Roosevelt birthplace is Madison Square Park, home to statues of Chester A. Arthur, who was the 21st president, and William H. Seward, who was New York governor, United States senator and secretary of state under Lincoln. Bonus: If you are hungry after all that walking around, Madison Square Park is also home to the very first Shake Shack! 5 Located in Lower Manhattan across the street from the New York Stock Exchange, this statue on the steps of Federal Hall marks the site at which George Washington took the oath of office as our nation’s first president. (Photos/Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff) 5 Theodore Roosevelt was born in this townhouse, lo- cated on East 20th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South in the Gramercy Park neigh- borhood of Manhattan. (Photo/tripad- visor.com) free of charge and open every other hour each day except Mondays and Tuesdays. Check online, at www.nps. gov/gegr/index.htm, for exact times and more information. Nearqy: Riverside Church, the tall- est cathedral in the United States, is directly across the street from Grant’s Tomb. And just three more subway stops north on the 1 train is