Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. in Japan opened a 3rd production facility in the country. In addition, the firm noted that it plans to double its sales to approximately $245 million by the end of the decade. www.kuraraynoritake.com
Patterson Companies, Inc. in St. Paul, Minn., appointed Scott P. Anderson, president/CEO, to chairman of the board of directors. He replaces Pete Frechette who has been chairman since 1985. www.pattersoncompanies.com
D4D Announces Appointment of Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
D4D Technologies LLC, the award-winning developer of digital technologies for dentistry, announced today that Fahad Kajani has accepted the new position of vice president of business development and strategy. This appointment reflects the company's commitment to aggressively pursue strategic partnerships that will expand business opportunities in U.S. and global markets.
Industry Mourns Norbert Duepner, Master CDT, of Argen
On March 24, 2013, the dental industry lost a revered leader, colleague and friend, Norbert Duepner. Norbert joined the Argen family as Technical Director over 27 years ago and leaves in his legacy one of the strongest Technical Support Departments operating in the dental landscape today. Known throughout the industry, Norbert was a highly respected professional who developed relationships with dental laboratories worldwide.
DentalEZ® Group is saddened to report the passing of Denis Sexton, former vice president of NevinLabs™. Sexton was highly respected in the dental laboratory community and well-known for his seasoned knowledge, integrity, and kindness to all he came into contact with. Sexton was a dear partner for many years to Robert Nevin, president of NevinLabs, and continued to work a short time from DentalEZ after its acquisition of NevinLabs in 2007.
Lonni Thompson, CDT, president and owner of Image Gallery, CDL, in Dublin, Ohio, has a passion for creating lasting relationships by creating customized approaches for each dentist client and patient they serve. She and her staff work diligently with dentists ensuring that both the patient and dentist are completely happy.
"We don't aspire to being the biggest dental lab out there," says Thompson "but we do insist on being one of the very best."
Get Your FDA Regulations Questions Answered During a Free Teleconference
Do you ever find yourself reading FDA regulations as if it were a different language? Do you have a question about these regulations, but weren't sure who to ask? Do you wonder if you're correctly adhering to these regulations?
As a value added membership benefit, NADL is hosting a free members-only teleconference on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST about adhering to FDA regulations. This teleconference will help clarify any confusion that may exist about the regulations and their effect on your dental laboratory.
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