Industry News

Perio Protect Honors Dentist Hygienist With Orkos Award


ST. LOUIS, MO – November 10, 2010 – Dr. Caron Glickman and Barbara Tritz, RDH of Duvall, WA are the recipients of the Orkos Award. The Orkos Award honors dental practitioners in the US and Canada who have demonstrated professional excellence in treatment for gum disease (periodontitis or gingivitis) with a case study report.

The Award was founded by Perio Protect, LLC to encourage and recognize the contributions of individual dental professionals in the fight against gum disease. According to Dr. Tanya Dunlap, Program Development Director of Perio Protect, “Orkos is an ancient Greek word associated with the ‘Hippocratic Oath,’ and with this award we want to celebrate those in the dental field who share our passion and our vision for effective, minimally invasive oral care.” To receive the award, doctors and hygienists submit documentation demonstrating significantly improved clinical outcomes for a patient after treatment.

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Heraeus Kulzer Takes Steps Against “Grey-Market” Materials

SOUTH BEND, IN, November 19, 2010—Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, recently entered into an exclusive importation agreement with its parent company Heraeus Kulzer, GmbH, where it officially and legally acquired the sole rights as the exclusive importer of the Heraeus Kulzer branded dental products into North America.

“Essentially what this means is that we now have the legal backing to combat unauthorized or grey-market materials from entering the country through alternative routes,” explained Chris Holden, President of Heraeus Kulzer, LLC. “Grey-market materials pose a threat to manufacturers, dental professionals and even patients because of the lack of scrutiny on the quality of certain products.”

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AADOM Looking for Job Applicants

The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) is now accepting Job Postings for our new, FREE Job Board <> .   You can post jobs available for:

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Outstanding Contributions Donated To Dental Services

Patterson Dental And The Patterson Foundation Recognized
For Outstanding Contributions To Donated Dental Services

Patterson Dental and the Patterson Foundation have been honored with awards for significant contributions to Donated Dental Services (DDS), a program of Dental Lifeline Network. Patterson Companies President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Anderson and Patterson Dental President Paul Guggenheim accepted the awards at a reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of DDS during the recent American Dental Association Annual Session in Orlando.

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