ADA 2018 · Honolulu, Hawaii · Thursday, October 18, 2018 Vol. 11, No. 1 Combining power with ﬂex coupling New handpiece promises to provide a convenient yet powerful performance. Partial dentures just got better The polymer frame material that’s not too rigid and stiff and not too flexible either. Who do you call in your time of need? New campaign offers insights into moments where Henry Schein came through in a pinch. »page 6 »page 8 »page 10 Above the rest n There is nothing like a dental meet- ing in Hawaii. The beach is down the street, the exhibit hall is full of the best products and technology the den- tal industry has seen this year, and, here at ADA 2018 — America’s Dental Meeting, the continuing education is in a league of its own. According to the ADA 2018 organ- izing committee, this year many of the education offerings came via requests from members, including special courses on sleep medicine, minimally invasive dentistry, cos- metic dentistry, mouth inflamma- tion and the relationship between oral health and overall health. Returning highlights of the meeting include campfire sessions (informal group discussions with experts and 8see ABOVE, page 4 5 To greet dentists and visitors to Honolulu to ADA 2018 – America’s Dental Meeting, the ADA will host ‘Some Enchanted Evening: A Welcome Celebration’ at the Waikiki Shell today from 5:30 to 9 p.m., billed as a musical celebration of the many cultures that call Hawaii home. (Photo/today Staff file photo) Drop off donations to help the underserved n A local philanthropic organiza- tion will benefit thanks to the Alliance of the American Dental Association’s service project at ADA 2018 — Amer- ica’s Dental Meeting, and ADA mem- bers are invited to join in the effort. The alliance will coordinate the Head 2 Toe Project, which supports a local nonprofit by collecting and dis- tributing oral health-care items and other necessities. Alliance members will distribute the items to the Next Step Shelter in Honolulu, an emer- gency shelter for couples and individu- als that provides housing placement help, job training, referrals for health care and more. Annual meeting attendees can drop off donations of personal hygiene items through Friday at the Hawaii Convention Center on the third floor across from Room 317. ADA members and those interested in joining the alliance are invited to the alliance’s Dental Health Educa- tion Luncheon at noon on Saturday at the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa. Visit allianceada.net to register. For more information about the Head 2 Toe project or the alliance, contact Lissette Zuknick or Kelsey Bulnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 540-2154. A complete list of items being collected for the project is available at AllianceADA.org/head- 2-toe-project. (Source: American Dental Association)
6 exhibitors ADA 2018 — October 18, 2018 Presenting the StarDental 430 Torque Flex handpiece To learn more, visit booth No. 1635 here in Honolulu By DentalEZ Staff n DentalEZ® Integrated Solutions is proud to present the 430SWL® Torque Flex handpiece from StarDental®. Combining the power of the Star- Dental 430 Torque with flex coupling, the 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece provides convenient, powerful per- formance for your practice, accord- ing to the company. With 31 watts of power, the 430SWL Torque Flex has the power you need for all of your high-speed procedures. “Dentists can now experience the power of our best performing hand- piece without having to change their existing flex swivels,” said Eric B. Reno, brand manager — StarDental Products. AD Here in Honolulu To learn more about the 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece from Star- Dental, stop by the DentalEZ booth, No. 1635. Made in the United States, the 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece is dependable while maintaining fea- tures similar to the 430SWL Torque. The small, 11.1-mm diameter head and the fiber optics are ideal for operative site visibility, the company asserts. Backed by a two-year limited warranty, the 430SWL Torque Flex comes with a lubricated design option to match your existing processing regimens. For more information about the 430 Torque Flex, visit www.dentalez. com or contact your local DentalEZ sales rep. About DentalEZ DentalEZ Integrated Solutions is com- mitted to providing real solutions to everyday challenges in oral health care by uniquely combining innova- tion focused on simplification and effi- ciency in value-based products and outstanding customer service and support, according to the company. DentalEZ manufactures a full line of products and brands, including StarDental, DentalEZ Equipment, RAMVAC®, NevinLabs™ and Colum- bia Dentoform®. For more informa- tion, visit www.dentalez.com. 3 The 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece from StarDental. (Photo/Provided by DentalEZ)
8 exhibitors ADA 2018 — October 18, 2018 Solvay Dental 360 shows off its paradigm-shifting polymer Here in Honolulu, company is offering dentists special pricing for premium alternative to metal partials By Solvay Dental 360 Staff n Solvay Dental 360™ is bringing Ultaire™ AKP, a high-performance polymer for removable partial den- ture (RPD) frames, to the ADA 2018 — America’s Dental Meeting, here in Honolulu. Ultaire AKP was specifically designed to fill the gap between metal RPDs, which can be too rigid and stiff, and other polymer frame materials that can be too flexible. Here at the show, Solvay Dental 360 will have a special offer for den- tists who visit its booth: two Ultaire AKP partials for the price of one. To recieve the offer, dentists can stop by booth No. 1043. “Dentists and patients alike are demanding better materials for RPDs, and Ultaire AKP delivers in a way that metal and other polymer options sim- ply cannot,” says Shawn Shorrock, global director, Solvay Dental 360. “We saw an unmet need to replace metal in dental materials, similar to other markets we serve such as orthopedic and cardiovascular, and we worked closely with dentists to ensure Ultaire AKP best serves their needs and those of their patients.” As patients become more aware of the effects of metal — the potential allergies, toxicity and taste — they are also becoming more proactive, ask- ing for partial dentures that feel natu- ral, comfortable and are esthetically appealing. Ultaire AKP is an innova- tive aryl ketone polymer that pro- vides a biocompatible, lightweight, metal-free, non-irritating and more esthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal RPD frames, accord- ing to the company. Ultaire AKP is a rigid material — not flexible — suitable as a metal replacement and different than the other non-metal materials currently on the market, the company asserts. It is both strong enough and tough enough to be tooth-supported and help reduce bone loss, yet it is flexible enough to engage undercuts more deeply. Making multiple adjustments to a milled RPD can be time-consuming and frustrating for patients and den- tists alike. Furthermore, months or even years of adjustments tend to wear down once-healthy teeth. Not 5 At top, the Ultaire AKP. 3 At left, the traditional metal partial dentures compared to the Ultaire AKP. (Photos/Provided by Solvay Dental 360) only does Ultaire AKP provide an esthetically pleasing, biocompatible alternative to metal, once an RPD made out of Ultaire AKP is designed and fitted, adjustments should not be necessary — saving the dentist and patient valuable time. “Ultaire AKP is a paradigm- shifting polymer — it really hits the sweet spot between metal and the flexible systems on the market today,” says Ryan Murphy, PhD, technology manager and polymer scientist at Solvay Dental 360. Here in Honolulu To learn more about Ultaire AKP, stop by the Solvay Dental 360 booth, No. 1043. “It is a unique proprietary chemis- try developed specifically for RPDs. There is no direct one-to-one compari- son to any of the metal or polymer sys- tems that are currently on the market for RPDs.” Solvay Dental 360 is a part of the global company Solvay, a leader in high-performance polymers used in the health-care industry for medical and dental devices, equipment and instrumentation, including implant- able applications. With more than 35 brands in more than 1,500 formulations, Solvay has the broadest portfolio of high- performance health-care polymers in the world, the company asserts. Additional information and condi- tions of the promotion can be found at SolvayDental360.com.
10 exhibitors ADA 2018 — October 18, 2018 Henry Schein launches ‘Rely on Henry Schein’ brand campaign Campaign features customer success stories involving the support of Henry Schein By Henry Schein Staff Here in Honolulu To learn more about Henry Schein and how it can help your practice, stop by the booth, No. 1305. To learn more about the ‘Rely on Henry Schein’ cam- paign, go online to www.henryschein. com/relyonus. n Henry Schein Inc. has announced the launch of a brand campaign titled “Rely on Henry Schein” that conveys the stories of customers dis- cussing the critical role Henry Schein plays in their success. The campaign initially features three dental practices and their unique stories that reflect the com- pany’s mission to help clinicians be more successful so they can focus on delivering the best quality care. The #relyonhenryschein campaign features videos on the company’s website and social media pages along with advertising placements in den- tal trade magazines as well as Henry Schein’s own publications. The launch features the stories of three dental practices and their own- ers: LIC Dental Associates, and Dr. Ish- winder Saran, of Long Island City, N.Y.; Roschella & Zinger Dental Group, and Drs. Karen Roschella and Ann AD of Zinger, of Marriottsville, Md.; and Cli- nique Dentaire Tapiero Bouhadana, and Drs. Maurice Tapiero and Anne Bouhadana, Saint-Bruno-de- Montarville, Quebec, Canada. Each story details an event in which Henry Schein’s expertise allowed the prac- tice to prosper in a time of need. More stories will roll out during the balance of the year and through 2019. “We strongly believe our high- touch, full-service value proposition makes a positive difference in the lives of our customers, and we can think of no better way to convey that message than to have our customers tell their story in their own words,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein. “We are honored that these excep- tional professionals would allow us to share their experience with Henry Schein, and we look forward to bring- ing more success stories to life in the months ahead.” Each story explores a particular event that led the customer to call on Henry Schein for help. In “Built from the Ground Up,” Saran tells the story of how Henry Schein helped him establish his first practice. In “Equip- ment Down!”, Roschella and Zinger explain how Henry Schein reacted quickly to avoid the loss of potentially weeks of customer visits by a sudden equipment failure. And in “The Come- back,” the husband-and-wife team of Tapiero and Bouhadana describe the tragic loss of their practice to a fire and the work Henry Schein did to get the business up and running. To see these stories and more about the campaign, go online to www. henryschein.com/relyonus.