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Voting Begins November 1, 2010 in Bur Chaos Video Promotion

COPPELL, TX   Voting in the Bur Chaos Bites video promotion begins November 1, 2010 – and runs through November 15, 2010 on the top 5 videos submitted for the contest at . 

Dental offices pulled out all the stops and uploaded their very creative and funny versions of chaos in their operatories and sterilization areas of their offices.   Offices were encouraged to submit videos, music mashups or show in other creative ways why their office deserves an organization makeover with a chance to win $8,400 in prizes.  Office personnel that upload a video to  receive free T-Shirts with the grand prize winner receiving an Axis organizational system complete with FREE rotary products, 3 iPads for the office and a Pelton-Crane Delta Q Sterilization system.  Winners will be announced at the end of contest in November. 

Participants and all dental offices are encouraged to vote at All entrants have an incentive to promote themselves in order to get the votes needed to win the contest through a send to a friend feature on the website.”  

Axis Dental is a distributor of rotary instruments serving the dental market, labs, schools and government institutions throughout North America. Since its founding, Axis Dental has built its reputation as an industry leader on a commitment to innovation, quality, service and value. Axis Dental is a division of the Kerr Corporation, a Danaher company.

Green Packaging Innovations by Discus

Discus Dental announced that they are transitioning all packaging of their industry-leading take-home whitening products (NiteWhite® ACP and DayWhite® ACP) to sustainable, recyclable materials and eco-friendly inks. This transition is part of a larger corporate initiative to reduce the Company’s carbon footprint wherever possible.

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LED Dental Announces Sponsorship of Academy of General Dentistry

Sponsorship Will Focus on Oral Cancer Screening Using VELscope Technology

BURNABY, British Columbia—October 25, 2010—LED Dental announced today a corporatesponsorship agreement with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association ofmore than 35,000 general dentists who are dedicated to professional excellence through thepursuit of continuing education (CE). This sponsorship from the maker of the VELscope EnhancedOral Assessment system will provide AGD member dentists with a wide range of CE opportunitiesthat focus on oral cancer and other oral disease screening topics through the end of 2011.According to Peter Whitehead, LED Dental founder and CEO, “We are proud to be associated withthe AGD, whose members are to be commended for their ongoing commitment to providing thebest oral health care possible to their patients.” He noted that oral cancer takes the life of oneNorth American every hour of every day, and that dental practices are the first line of defense indetecting oral cancer and other oral disease in early stages. “Early detection can be the differencebetween life and death,” said Mr. Whitehead. “Dentists who regularly combine conventional oralcancer exams, involving visual inspection and palpation, with the two-minute VELscope examgreatly increase their odds of catching the disease in early and even pre-cancerous stages.”

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DentaQuest Named “Adult Preventive Practice of the Year”

Boston, MA — October 28, 2010 – The DentaQuest Institute is pleased to announce that the DentaQuest Oral Health Center (OHC), an affiliated dental office in Westborough, MA, has been selected by the American Dental Association as the Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year.  DentaQuest Oral Health Center Dental Director, Dr. Peter Blanchard and Clinical Director, Dr. Joy-Ann Deane accepted the award at the 2010 ADA annual session in Orlando, Florida.

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