Industry News

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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1-800-DENTIST® Celebrates 25 Years with Record Growth

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 19, 2010) – 1-800-DENTIST®, the nation’s leading dental marketing company for consumers and dentists, reported this month that membership has reached an all-time high. The company, which will celebrate its 25-year anniversary in 2011, has increased its member base by more than 25% in the last six months alone.

1-800-DENTIST® was founded in 1986 to provide dental practices with new patient leads, and has pioneered many consumer marketing innovations that are now standard across numerous industries. In June, they launched a new Pay-Per-Lead program as a cost-effective option for dentists looking to build their patient base, while staying in control of their monthly budget.

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