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AMD LASERS Is All the Buzz at This Year's CDA Meeting

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - May 20, 2011) - AMD LASERS®, LLC (www.amdlasers.com), the world's leading dental laser company, achieved a record number of sales of the Picasso line of dental lasers at the California Dental Association (CDA) meeting last week. The combination of lectures by world renowned clinicians, hands-on laser labs, a new booth look, and the introduction of a new wireless foot control, contributed to record sales at the show.

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3M Digital Oral Care Provides Digital Impression Systems

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (April 27, 2011) – University of Michigan dental students will soon be working with some of the most advanced technology in the industry, thanks to a new agreement between the school and the 3M Digital Oral Care Department. 3M and its dental division, 3M ESPE, provided the school with a number of the company's digital impression-taking systems and related technologies to help prepare dental students for the increasing digitization of patient care activities. The tools will be deployed in the predoctoral curriculum of the School of Dentistry as it continues its commitment to preparing students for a successful future after graduation.

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GC America Announces RESTORE Japan Promotion

Alsip, Illinois – May 2011 – GC America Inc. is very pleased to announce a promotion that will help the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The RESTORE Japan promotion will feature many of GC America's popular products including the new G-aenial™ Universal Flo composite and GC Fuji IX™ glass ionomer. Depending on the promotional offer utilized, up to 10% of the sales will go directly to help the devastated areas through coordination by JDA (Japan Dental Association – www.jda.or.jp/en/index.html). Each participant will also receive a GC America RESTORE Japan gift in appreciation for their donation.

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Align Technology Awards $165,000 as Part of Its University Research Award Program

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALGN) today announced that a total of $165,000 in scientific research funding is being awarded to three universities in North America and three universities internationally for one- and two-year projects seeking to better understand orthodontic treatment with clear aligners.

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