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April 2017

CEREC SpeedFire Sintering Furnace Honored with iF Design Award

28-04-2017

The CEREC SpeedFire by Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM has once again bowled over the international design community. After the Red Dot Award, the innovative sintering furnace has now been honored with the iF Design Award. Bensheim/Salzburg. The CEREC SpeedFire received the globally respected prize for product design in the category …

Straumann Posts 15% Organic Growth in Q1

28-04-2017

Basel, 27 April 2017: The Straumann Group reported a strong start to 2017, posting double-digit growth across all regions and businesses and delivering record quarterly revenue of CHF 266 million. Including two small acquisition effects, revenue growth amounted to 18% in local currencies and 20% in Swiss francs. The early Easter last year and …

Amann Girrbach Launches New DNA+ Scanner Generation

27-04-2017

The new DNA+ scanner generation sets new standards in precision, flexibility in use and speed. The main focus in developing the Ceramill Map400+ and Map200+ was on massively reducing scan and matching times. The new generation can therefore provide the advantage of a 50% saving in time in the scan procedure, depending on the …

More Space for Manufacturing: New VOCO Production Building Completed

27-04-2017

Inauguration after a year of construction work: VOCO's management team, Olaf Sauerbier, Ines Plaumann-Sauerbier and Manfred Thomas Plaumann (from left to right), opened the Cuxhaven-based dental material manufacturer's new two-storey production building for use this week. The new main VOCO building and the R&D complex were not …

Editor’s pickW&H Official Opens Joint Branch Office with Planmeca in Bangalore

27-04-2017

W&H and Planmeca set for further expansion in India Since September 1st 2016 the two family-run businesses W&H and Planmeca have joined forces on the Indian dental market. A substantial component of the cooperation was the establishment of a joint branch office in Bangalore. On the 20th of April 2017 the new office was officially opened …

Planmeca Donates to University of Eastern Finland

26-04-2017

Finnish dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca is participating in the Invest in a bright future (Tiedosta hyvä tulevaisuus) campaign of the University of Eastern Finland by donating €100,000 to the study of medicine and pharmacy at the university. The University of Eastern Finland has a long history of collaboration with …

Dental Imaging Equipment Market to Grow at a CAGR of 6.8% by 2024

25-04-2017

The global dental imaging equipment market is estimated at US$ 2,088.2 Mn in 2015 and will expand at a moderate CAGR during the forecast period 2016-2024. CBCT Imaging To Fuel Growth of Global Dental Imaging Equipment Market Adoption of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) will continue to influence global dental imaging equipment market …

Those with Dental Phobia More Likely to Have Cavities or Missing Teeth: Study

25-04-2017

People with dental phobia are more likely to have active caries or missing teeth, a new study from King's College London has confirmed. The latest study, published in the British Dental Journal, aimed to explore the social and demographic correlates of oral health and oral health related quality of life of people with dental phobia …

Hu-Friedy Launches Earth Day Initiatives to Encourage “Greener” Choices

25-04-2017

Chicago (April 21, 2017) - Hu-Friedy, a global leader in dental manufacturing, today announced its plans to promote earth-friendly initiatives in support of Earth Day, April 22nd, with a focus on its dental instrument recycling program, ENVIRONDENT. The Hu-Friedy ENVIRONDENT program, facilitates the ecologically responsible …