For the past eight years I have been actively involved independently monitoring the condition of U.S. dental technology education programs and demographics of the dental technology workforce from the point of view of practicing dentist who depends up dental technicians daily. I have been active in supporting the dental technicians who are very important members of the team that provides our patients with dental care.
Meadowbrook Insurance Group Saves NADL Members Money
One of the key concerns for dental laboratory owners is obtaining business insurance that will meet their needs without breaking the bank. As an NADL member, Gerald Kotch, CDT, gets just that from NADL affinity partner Meadowbrook Insurance Group.
Kotch, who owns DentaCraft Laboratory Inc., in Dallas, Penn., utilizes Meadowbrook's insurance business processing solution, which is an online business-to-business system for the processing workers' compensation policies.
All of you should have, or should be in the process of formalizing, a quality system because it is a requirement of the Food and Drug Administration. Why not consider integrating your health and safety program into the Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) process? Here are the similar components between a quality system and an employee health and safety program.
Jim McLees, CDT, NADL's appointed representative to the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics was presented with the ADA's Dental Informatics Volunteer Service Award at ADA Headquarters. McLees has served as NADL's representative in this position since 1999.
H20 is the essential accessory which completes your porcelain working station. This universal station allows you to rinse your brush in fresh water, smoothen it on a viscose sponge in order to have the sharpest tip possible, and finally store it vertically dipped in water in an independent container. All H20 components are independent which means that you can change the water of the main container without touching the storage container. The design of the base allows you to decide the position in a 60 degree angle depending on your preference or if you are left or right handed.
Leixir Lab Group Acquires Fine Arts Dental Laboratories
Harmeet Bindra, CEO of Leixir Lab Group and Barry Morley, President of Fine Arts Dental Laboratories located in Vancouver British Columbia announced the acquisition of Fine Arts Dental Laboratories Ltd. by Leixir Lab Group of Canada.
Vision USA introduces the Universal mini Lana LED clip on headlight with Sport Wrap Waterproof Loupe 2.5x or 3.5x. The LED clip on is extremely bright 50,000 LUX and is completely angle adjustable. The lightweight polycarbonate lenses are anti-scratch coated and the loupe is waterproof to ensure ease of cleaning and disinfecting. High-resolution optical clarity, great depth of field, Flip up function adjustable nose bridge, pupil distance and fully adjustable viewing angle allows converge and declination angle for perfect optical alignment.
Heraeus Holding AG in Germany is selling its worldwide Heraeus Dental business to Mitsui Chemicals in Japan for $570 million. With Heraeus Dental's annual worldwide revenues of $468 million, this equates to a purchase price multiple of 1.2. Mitsui noted that it will retain all of Heraeus Dental's employees throughout its 20 worldwide locations. www.heraeus.comwww.mitsuichem.com