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August 2019

3M Reaches Milestone Contribution With Product Donations To America's ToothFairy


More than 500,000 children would lack access to dental care and preventive treatments if not for the nonprofit clinics that participate in the Dental Resource Program of America’s ToothFairy. As members of the program, clinics receive grant funding, educational materials, and valuable product donations that allow them to expand the number of …

Four Times Z4 At World Dental Congress In San Francisco


The FDI World Dental Congress will be held at San Francisco, USA from 5th –8th September 2019 and vhf’s Z4 mill for same-day restorations will be showcased by Patterson Dental, who added the Z4 to their portfolio in February, at booth 1153. Since users widely benefit from the validation with established scanners and design …

Smile Drive Reaches 2 Million Milestone


Many children from low-income families share two challenges: there is not enough food in their home and also not enough oral hygiene products. After hearing too many stories about children sharing a toothbrush with a family member—or having no toothbrush at all—America’s ToothFairy took action in 2014. “The stories we were …

UTHealth Launches Dentist-To-Dentist 'Telementoring' Program


UTHealth’s Jerry Bouquot, DDS, MSD, gave a talk on mouth ulcers in the Texas Medical Center that was watched by Alaa Al-Saffar, DDS, in Kuwait. Kuwaiti dentist Alaa Al-Saffar, DDS, may be 7,000 miles from the Texas Medical Center but that did not keep her from catching a lecture on mouth ulcers at The University of Texas Health Science …

Preat Announces Jeff Davis, Master CDT, Director Of Technical Education


Preat Corporation is excited to announce the addition of Jeff Davis, Master CDT as the new Director of Technical Education. Mr. Davis joins the Preat team after retiring from the United States Air Force with 24 years of honorable service.  During this time, he was a dental technician, technical trainer, mentor, supervisor and manager for Air …