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Students Get a Head Start on a Healthy Mouth

Dental screenings and oral health education are part of Give Kids a Smile event

BALTIMORE, MD (February 15, 2011) — Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, according to the U.S. Surgeon General's Office. To raise awareness of the importance of learning good oral care, the National Museum of Dentistry and the University of Maryland Baltimore Dental School invited more than 60 Baltimore City schoolchildren to receive free dental screenings and learn how to take care of their teeth at the National Museum of Dentistry on Friday, February 4, 2011. Kicking off National Children's Health Month, the event was part of Give Kids A Smile, a nationwide program initiated by the American Dental Association to help children gain access to the dental care they need. Dental disease among kids from low-income families is epidemic.

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Imageworks Appoints Henry Schein Regional General Manager As Director Of Sales

Kevin Dillon to Head-Up Midwest Sales Region For All Dental Products

(Elmsford, NY, February 14, 2011, - ImageWorks [OTC.IWKS.PK]), the leading provider of imaging products to the dental, medical and veterinary marketplace, today announced the appointment of Kevin Dillon as Director of Dental Sales for its Midwest Region. Dillon, a veteran of the Dental Imaging marketplace, brings a strong trackrecord of sales growth with Henry Schein and Danaher selling digital dental imaging products, including ConeBeam CT imaging systems.

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Fear of Dental Care Keeps Many Patients from Visiting the Dentist

Heraeus acknowledges link between oral health and overall health during Heart Failure Awareness Week: February 13-19, 2011

SOUTHBEND, IN/February 11, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- More than just teeth and gums, a dentist may help detect a wide range of health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and oral cancer, but for many people an intense fear of dental treatment prevents them from getting the care they need.  

To bring attention to the connection between good oral health and overall health, Heraeus, the leader in advancing dental esthetics and overall dental wellbeing, is acknowledging Heart Failure Awareness Week, February 13-19, 2011.   

“Recent scientific studies and data show that dentists can spot early warning signs in the mouth that may indicate disease elsewhere in the body,” says Christopher Holden, President of Heraeus Kulzer. “Importantly, dentists’ significant training and education enables them to recognize conditions that merit referring patients for care by dental specialists or physicians,” he adds.

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Aribex Establishes International Division

OREM, UTAH—7 February 2011—Aribex®, Inc., the worldwide leader in handheld x-ray technologies, has announced the organization of its International Division to market its innovative NOMAD® Handheld X-ray System worldwide. Leading the international group will be Christopher Weed, who recently joined Aribex as Director of International Sales.

"This is the next natural step for the continuing growth of our company," said Dr. D. Clark Turner, President and CEO of Aribex. "I'm very pleased with the caliber of people we've brought on board to help manage this effort, and I'm excited to provide a new level of commitment for our international customers."

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