Industry News

Aspen Dental Added 51 New Offices, Welcomed 422,000 New Patients

A Leader in Comprehensive Dental Care Projects Continued Growth in 2011

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Dental, one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of dental care providers in the U.S., experienced significant growth in 2010, adding 51 new dental offices, an expansion of more than 20 percent. The openings, which included the company's first locations in two new states (Nebraska and Tennessee), brought the total number of Aspen Dental practices to 273 locations in 21 states at the end of the year.

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DentalEZ Group Adds Multiple User-Friendly Features to Website

Malvern, PA (January 25, 2011) – DentalEZ® Group, a supplier of innovative products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of several new user-friendly features to its corporate website,  

Some of the new features include:

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Congressman Gerlach (R‐Pa) To Meet With Employees At Premier

Plymouth Meeting, PA – January 25, 2011 – One of the funding mechanisms buried in the “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Bill of 2010” is a 2.3% excise tax on Medical Devices.
Ostensibly, this tax was added to the bill to help fund expanded Medicaid coverage, including universal dental coverage, for a projected 18 million individuals (including six million children) nationwide. That universal dental coverage did not make it into the final version of the bill, however the tax did.

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Contest Announced to Honor Pediatric Dentists for Charitable Work with Kids

Sponsored By FireFly Toothbrush As A National Crusade Against Cavities Initiative

(Los Angeles, CA – January 27, 2011) – Does your child’s dentist go the extra mile for smiles, taking pediatric dental services beyond conventional practice and making them available to uninsured, needy families in the community?
As part of its national Crusade Against Cavities, FireFly toothbrush is launching a nationwide contest to honor pediatric dentists for their charitable work with kids.
“Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases, and it accounts for more than 52 million school hours missed every year.  It is dramatically on the rise, and of particular concern in underserved communities,” says Puneet Nanda, president of Dr. Fresh, Inc., maker of the FireFly light-up timer toothbrushes that encourage kids to brush thoroughly.
Dentists can be nominated by their patients, patient’s families, by a staff member, or by a peer.  The contest begins January 25, 2011 and runs through May 1, 2011. To nominate someone, visit or and submit a 100-word statement on why this dentist deserves the honor.  The winner will receive 10,000 toothbrushes to be donated to a dental charity of his/her choice and airfare and hotel accommodations to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 64th Annual Session in New York City in May 2011.
“Many pediatric dentists are stepping up to the plate to stem the problem by providing low cost and/or free exams, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, restorations and other services as needed, at free clinics or within their own practices.  We’re in need of more heroes like these, and by honoring one we hope to bring further attention to this issue,” Nanda adds.

Dr. Fresh, Inc., one of the fastest growing oral care companies in the U.S., is the developer of over 250 different quality and cost-effective personal care products.  Established in 1998, Dr. Fresh offers quality personal care products from its top-selling Firefly® flashing toothbrush for kids to Binaca® breath freshening products.  With broad international business, Dr. Fresh maintains manufacturing facilities in the U.S, China and India.  From molding to packaging, all production procedures are carried out in-house with state of the art machinery to maintain the highest standard of quality control, producing over 100 million toothbrushes per annum.  Dr. Fresh is located in Buena Park, CA.


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