The following generous corporations and foundations provide support for ongoing programs.
3Mgives promotes stronger and more sustainable communities through financial investments, product donations and our most impactful resource, our people.
3Mgives improves lives and builds sustainable communities through social investments and thoughtful engagement of 3Mers worldwide. 3M was one of the first companies to establish a foundation in 1953. Our commitment to the community has only grown stronger. 3M harnesses financial investments, business expertise and our people to maximize impact in 3M communities.
3Mgives continues to support initiatives that have a real impact in communities and that provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Our investments are more impactful as a result of partnerships with organizations with a proven track record for delivering results.
As the world’s leading manufacturer of dental chairs, delivery systems, and dental lights, A-dec provides reliable dental equipment solutions to better the lives of dentists and their patients worldwide. The 50-acre A-dec campus in Newberg, Oregon, includes state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and the A-dec Education Center dedicated to learning and discovery. A-dec facilities in the United Kingdom, Australia, and China help support an extensive network of authorized dealers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, contact A-dec.News@a-dec.com or call 1.800.547.1883 ext. 4042.
The mission of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants is to have a profound effect on the entire profession of dentistry by committing ourselves, as the ADMC, to excellence and professionalism through the establishment and maintenance of exceptionally high standards of practice. Those standards provide our members the opportunity of achieving extraordinary personal and professional growth. The Academy affords its members both a forum to exchange ideas and philosophies and the prestige of membership attained through the individual and collective realization of those exemplary standards. Learn more at www.admc.net.
Benco Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the dental health and quality of life in our local communities and around the world. The Benco Family Foundation annually supports over 100 charities and donates 150,000 toothbrushes to children and families.
In 1959, David Mosimann, an inventive precision mechanic with a very entrepreneurial mindset, decided to set up his own business by founding Bien-Air. The company expanded continually, and in 2001 it created two spin-off companies, Bien-Air Dental and Bien-Air Surgery, with a view to providing perfectly adapted specialist services. The company, located in Switzerland, has its head office in Bienne, while its other two production and assembly plants are in the Jura region. Well established in « Watch Valley », with its cultural heritage of research, high precision and practical ingenuity, the company creates and manufactures all its products locally, from A to Z!
Bien-Air today has more than 350 employees in Switzerland and worldwide. Its products are distributed through its subsidiaries and competent retailers. At the same time, more than 120 technicians provide fast, efficient after sales service. The companies of Bien-Air Holding remain under the control of the Mosimann family, ensuring the group’s independence, stability and continuity.
Over the years, Bien-Air has evolved from being a manufacturer of Swiss Made instruments to a customized line designer. The key idea is to reduce the number of instruments and devices to a minimum for performing a maximum of operations. This strategy has enabled Bien-Air continually to improve the efficiency of its instruments, increase the capacity of its electronic controls and develop new systems.
Through close cooperation between a dental prosthesis clinic and Bien-Air, innovative ideas have already materialized as carefully thought out concepts. The requirements based on everyday practice served as a reference for the development of various products in the sectors of micromotors and precision instruments, with a view to establishing more reliable and simpler clinical treatment and laboratory procedures. Bien-Air’s new innovative developments have proved themselves each day in the clinic, thanks to their reliability and their professional service.
Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Centrix Dental was created in 1970 by Dr. William B. Dragan, a dentist who sought to give the dental profession an easier way to deliver composite resins and cements from the mixing pad to the tooth. Over the years, Centrix has expanded its product line to include the popular Mark II™ Syringe, standard tubes, Mark III™ Plastic Syringe and PCR tubes.
Cetylite Inc., a third-generation, family-owned company, is dedicated to serving the clinical needs of the pharmaceutical, dental and medical communities. All of the products that carry the Cetylite name are guaranteed to be engineered, formulated and manufactured to the highest possible standards. Patient comfort and safety are our focus with products such as Cetacaine Topical Anesthetic and Cetylcide II Surface Disinfectant. These and all Cetylite products are guaranteed to perform for the professionals that place their trust in them, while providing compassion and comfort to the patients being treated.
At Choice Translating, we utilize the latest technology and world-class staff to provide language services, including translation, software and website localization, desktop publishing, voice-overs, and interpreting services in 200 languages to clients in manufacturing, law, energy, healthcare, HR, marketing, eLearning, government, and non-profit sectors. We strive to develop long lasting partnerships with our clients to become an extension of their team, listening to their needs and offering solutions, while educating and implementing industry best practices. We work towards the common goal of ensuring our clients’ success in the global economy.
Founded in 1995, we celebrated our 20 Year Anniversary in 2015. We are a women-owned and R.O.W.E. (Results-Only Work Environment) certified business, proud to have been selected in 2014 by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work. We are a family with one vision: To change the world, one word at a time, through linguistic services for our clients – and their clients – as well as our staff and suppliers all over the world. We envision a world that is smaller, more connected, and a better place to be.
Under our “Choice Cares” motto, we donate 1% of our time, 1% of our product and 1% of our profit to projects that reduce poverty and promote peace within the local community and around the world. Learn more at www.choicetranslating.com, “Because meaning turns on a word.”
ContacEZ is the leading researcher, developer, and manufacturer of innovative diamond dental strips used in restorative and orthodontic dentistry. Since our successful debut in October 2006, ContacEZ has been steadily expanding its product line. With a mission for better dentistry, we continuously invest in the research and development of new ways to deliver value to our dentists, provide excellent technical support, and offer a total satisfaction guarantee.
Cosmedent, Inc. was founded in 1982 to meet the early demands of educating dentists in the use of composite materials for esthetic dentistry. As one of the pioneering companies in aesthetic dental education, Cosmedent operates the Center for Esthetic Excellence, a highly interactive, hands-on educational center at its corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago, IL. While maintaining its focus on education, Cosmedent worked with practicing dentists to develop a line of quality products including dental composites, dental adhesives, resin cements, finishing and polishing materials, and core buildup materials that changed the face of dentistry. For more information, visit www.cosmedent.com.
For almost 70 years, family owned and operated Darby Dental Supply, LLC has been breaking new ground as the largest all-telesales national distributor of dental merchandise to office-based practitioners in the United States. Through strategic distribution points, the company fulfills over one million shipments per year from leading manufacturers of dental products and equipment.
Darby is committed to providing superior value to the dental professional. All Darby Personal Account Managers have successfully completed a comprehensive regimen of product training and have instant access to their clients’ purchase histories and preferences. Alerting them to manufacturer specials, exclusive offers and even processing product rebates on their behalf, Darby reps work with their clients as strategic partners in helping to reduce fixed costs, save money and continue to grow their business. Honoring a “one customer at a time” philosophy for more than six decades has established Darby Dental Supply as one of the largest, most trusted dental distributors in the nation. For more information, visit www.darby.com.
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation provides grants to nonprofit community clinics and health care programs, striving to improve oral health for underserved children and adults through treatment and education. It is the philanthropic branch of Delta Dental of California, the state’s largest dental plan, which is headquartered in San Francisco. DeltaDental of California and its affiliated companies provide dental benefits to 27 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, the nation’s largest dental benefits system.
The Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980, which serves as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina. The foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science, and to promote the oral health of the public through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs. For more information, visit www.deltadentalin.com.
Delta Dental Insurance Company, along with several other Delta Dental companies under common management, collectively provides dental benefits plans to nearly 33 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The group of companies donated more than $5.5 million in 2014 in support of programs focusing on prevention of dental disease, access to care, advancement in dental science and exploring the connections between oral and overall health. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, the nation’s largest dental benefits system. For more information on children’s preventive dental care, please visit Delta Dental’s website: www.mysmilekids.com. Follow Delta Dental Insurance Company on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also follow us on Twitter at @tusaluddental, especially for the Hispanic community.
Delta Dental of Arkansas has been writing group dental insurance since 1982 and currently serves more than 1,000 participating Arkansas dentists, 2,900 employer groups and approximately 1.9 million individuals. Delta Dental is the largest dental benefits provider in the state of Arkansas and is a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, a national network of independent not-for-profit dental service corporations specializing in providing dental benefits programs to 60 million Americans in more than 111,000 employee groups throughout the country. In addition to providing excellent dental coverage, Delta Dental of Arkansas contributes more than $1 million each year to support programs designed to improve the oral health of Arkansans. For more information about our mission and charitable giving, visit www.deltadentalar.com.
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, along with their affiliated companies, together provide dental benefits to 27 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 63 million people nationwide. Visit www.deltadentalins.com for more information.
The Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation supports projects and nonprofit organizations that promote oral health and dental education.
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation supports Delta Dental of Minnesota’s mission of improving the oral health of the people of Minnesota and North Dakota. The Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation supports initiatives that promote access to oral health for the underserved, especially in rural areas and for people living with low incomes across the state.
The Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of Delta Dental of Oklahoma, a not-for-profit dental benefits company. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the oral health of all Oklahomans by funding and facilitating dental health and education programs.
Since 1982, DMG America, formerly known as Zenith Dental, has been the visionary company responsible for introducing some of the most widely-used and clinically successful dental restorative products to North America. For over 30 years, DMG America has provided American and Canadian dental professionals with a comprehensive range of exceptional restorative and preventative materials.
DMG America’s premier strategic alliance is with DMG; recognized for 50 years as a global leader in the research, development, and production of innovative dental materials. DMG America has the distinction of being the exclusive distributor of DMG products in the U.S. and Canada.
Together with DMG, DMG America has become known as the “Automix specialists.” Its leading role in Automix products began over a decade ago with the release of Luxatemp®, the first Automix provisional restorative material.
Dr. Fresh LLC is a leading designer and marketer of branded, licensed and private label oral care and personal care products, including REACH®, Dr. Fresh®, Firefly®, and Binaca®, which are sold primarily through food, drug, mass merchant and value retailers. Firefly is the #1 selling brand in kids toothbrushes. Dr. Fresh is headquartered in Buena Park, California. For more information, please visit www.drfresh.com.
Award-winning dentist of 30 years, Dr. John, and wife, Debra – a dental hygienist – are passionate about crafting innovative sugar free sweets with no artificial sweeteners that are good for you. Sweets that are good for you? We know. This goes against everything your momma taught you. But, Dr. John and Debra clearly aren’t your typical dental professionals. They’re a music-loving, bicycling, fly-fishing, outdoor-loving, outside-the-candy-box-thinking kind of couple from the Midwest, who are literally making smiles brighter with their handcrafted, naturally sweet and perfectly delicious treats. The candy gurus have pursued a fight against cavities in their dental practice for 30 years, becoming convinced that all sweets are not created equal. Now, they are crafting tantalizing candies that are inspired, delightful, sweet and may help reduce the risk of tooth decay.* Learn more at www.drjohns.com.
* Frequent between meal snacking of foods high in sugars and starches promotes tooth decay. The sweetener, xylitol, in Dr. John’s® products is expressly used for not promoting tooth decay.
In May of 2010, by luck of a random encounter, Keith Allen and Jeromi Stewart were introduced at a business convention in Las Vegas. During a lunch meeting, Keith was somewhat surprised, but mostly intrigued when Jeromi then proceeded to reach in his bag and pull out his hand-made personal flossing device; two plastic handles connected by a single piece of dental floss. Although they were a crude, stripped down version of what GumChucks are today, they still looked like little miniature nun chucks. It was a moment that would be the ignition point for what we now know of as GumChucks today.
With a background in Marketing and specifically Youth Brand Marketing in the entertainment industry, Keith Allen, a father of two young daughters was quick to see that the initial user should be those with little hands who also happen to have limited mobile dexterity. Kids!!
Flash forward three years, and OralWise now offers an entire line-up of oral heath products, serving the needs of every user; kids, adults, orthodontic patients, seniors and those with limited dexterity. What they have developed has never been done before in the history of dentistry. It took two guys just separated enough from the industry, and just close enough to the market to realize that something different was in fact possible, and more importantly needed. After decades of a smiling tooth holding a toothbrush, we now have a better tool for dentistry, and one for communicating the importance of why we should floss.
Healthy Chocolate Florida, LLC is a specialty nutrition, functional food design, manufacturing and marketing company with in-house R&D capabilities to develop nourishing, simple, solid chocolate bars as well as custom functional chocolates under its 4NOGUILT® family of brands and/or jointly develop and exclusively manufacture, co-brand and/or private label for other customers. Xyloceuticals® are the proud result of a unique patent pending process for making a zero sugar-low glycemic index, allergen free, Non GMO Verified, Vegan, Kosher, 72% dark chocolate matrix that uses natural, sustainable, US birch wood Xylitol as its sole bulking agent/sweetener. Only the finest organic cocoa ingredients are used to make our products.
Heartland Dental, LLC is the largest dental support organization in the United States with more than 750 supported dental offices located within 33 states. Based in Effingham, Illinois, Heartland Dental supports over 1,200 dentists and 9,000 team members by offering continuing professional education and leadership training along with a variety of non-clinical administrative services including staffing, human resources, supply procurement, administration, financial, marketing and information technology. For more information, visit www.Heartland.com. Follow Heartland Dental, LLC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 17,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 800,000 customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 27 countries. The Company’s sales reached a record $9.6 billion in 2013, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. For more information, visit www.heraeus-dental.com.
Based in Fairfield, New Jersey, IQ Dental is a full service dental supply company selling dental supplies, equipment, and providing excellent service since 2009. IQ Dental Supply is a family-owned company with a proven track record of putting the customer first. We guarantee the best possible service and your complete satisfaction. We understand the needs of our customers and that is what makes us different. Our great relationships with vendors give us the opportunity to offer a variety of competitive options to provide the best prices for our customers. IQ Dental Supply aspires to help every single customer make the most fitting purchase for him or her. We care about our clients and it shows in our superior customer service and unbeatable prices.
Ivoclar Vivadent, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative material systems for high-quality dental applications. The company’s success is based on a comprehensive portfolio of products and systems, strong research and development capabilities and a clear commitment to training and further education. The company has wholly owned subsidiaries in 25 countries, and it employs over 3,200 people worldwide. More information about Ivoclar Vivadent is available at www.ivoclarvivadent.com.
Kaya Dental is an online dental supply company with a mission to “Do Good” in the world. Every order supports dental charities that are improving the lives of those who cannot afford dental care. Customers get high quality dental supplies with easy online ordering and help create smiles, too.
Kerr TotalCare is all about “Protecting People” by providing high-quality dental infection prevention solutions, dental infection control products, and preventive dental care products, including a complete line of enzymatic cleaner products, high-level disinfectant products, surface disinfection products, barrier covers and sleeves, eye protection, hand hygiene products, dental prophylaxis products, disposable air/water syringe tips, disposable prophy angles and past. Fore more information, visit www.totalcareprotects.com.
Kolibree, the smart oral care company, is dedicated to innovation of connected health solutions. The world’s first connected sonic toothbrush with 3-D motion sensors, Kolibree uses proprietary technology for an interactive tooth brushing experience for children and adults, and provides real-time feedback and data capture for improved oral care. Kolibree has offices in New York, Paris and Hong Kong. Visit kolibree.com, twitter.com/kolibree, facebook.com/sharekolibree, instagram.com/sharekolibree and pinterest.com/sharekolibree.
Founded in 1988, A.R. Medicom® Inc. is a Global Health Care company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec with operations in 98 countries, including Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, France, China, Taiwan and Japan. Medicom® is dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of infection control, single use, and preventive products for medical, dental, industrial, veterinary and laboratory markets. The DNA of Medicom® is built upon the values of the founder, Mr. Ronald Reuben which are based on customer centricity and relationships, trust, respect, persistence, accountability and responsiveness. For more information on Medicom®, please visit www.medicom.com.
Midmark Corporation strives to bring efficient patient care to millions of people each day in the human and animal healthcare industries around the world. A leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment solutions, Midmark is focused on continuously improving exam room workflow and enhancing patient-caregiver interactions. Midmark’s more than 1,500 teammates worldwide are dedicated to redefining the future of the clinical space and making a positive difference in the practice of healthcare. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, as well as four subsidiaries in the United States and international subsidiaries in France, India and Italy. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com, and follow Midmark on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Launched in 1985, the DEFEND brand, by Mydent International, has grown into a global leader serving over 43 countries in the manufacturing of high quality infection control products, disposables, preventatives and impression material systems. With over 25 years of reliable service to the healthcare industry, Mydent International manufactures more than 35 percent of consumables used in the dental operatory and a large percentage in other healthcare industries. From our award-winning sterilization products, impression materials, prophy paste, wipes and lab coats, to our disposables and more, Mydent International manufactures more than 300 items used by healthcare professionals. Learn more about Mydent International at www.defend.com.
Pac-Dent International, Inc. offers the highest quality of dental products on the market today. Since 1992, we have provided superior services and products to our customers and have assisted them in achieving their goals. Our continual commitment to excellence have earned us the reputation as one of the best dental product manufacturers and wholesale dealers in the area.
Premier® Dental Products Company recently celebrated its 100th year of providing innovative in-office solutions to the dental community. Today, this family-owned and operated business is in its 4th generation and has product sales in over 75 countries, making Premier a leading brand in the world-wide professional dental market.
We offer the latest technologies of quality products to dental professionals, backed by the highest level of integrity and service. Dentists trust that Premier products will perform as promised. This trust has been built up over decades of proven performance which has made it possible for Premier to offer leading brands to your dentist. Helping dentists offer better care to their patients by providing products that dentists trust to achieve predictable results – continues as the vision for Premier’s next century of success.
Pulpdent is a family owned dental research and manufacturing company established in 1947. The company continues to be committed to its founding principles of education, prevention and proactive dental care so that people can live in comfort, smile with confidence, and lead healthier and more productive lives. Pulpdent’s research and product development is directed toward unlocking nature’s healing powers with bioactive materials that mimic the physical properties of tooth structure, behave favorably in the moist oral environment, and maximize the potential for remineralization. The company invests heavily in research and new technologies to improve dental health care worldwide. Pulpdent products are manufactured in Watertown, Massachusetts and are sold in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.pulpdent.com.
SciCan is a full spectrum infection control solutions provider working together with industry professionals and regulators to provide the market with the most innovative and effective products available. However, SciCan is more than just products. SciCan Infection Control experts bring with them solutions resulting from years of experience in design, work flow and sound ergonomics. SciCan’s knowledge of infection control is evident in its design and planning approach which is made available to customers before, during and after the process of upgrading or redesigning your facility. SciCan’s solutions can be applied to the largest ASC, or multi-office dental practice, to the smallest clinic.
Sesame Communications is the industry leader when it comes to providing dental practices with proven and effective digital marketing and patient engagement solutions and strategies. Across every channel of your practice’s dental marketing, Sesame is your partner in finding new patients and developing deeper connections with your current ones. What can Sesame do for you?
The Sheets, Paquette and Wu Dental Practice is dedicated to providing the finest restorative and preventive oral health care in a prosthodontic interdisciplinary setting. We are committed to precision in clinical care, excellence in clinical research, clinically relevant teaching and professional oriented philanthropy.
Shofu is an award-winning manufacturer of innovative dental materials and equipment. Since its inception in 1922, the company has been changing the landscape of dentistry of delivering smart solutions to clinicians around the world. For more please visit www.shofu.com.
Founded in 1978, SmileMakers mission is to make smiles happen. The premier provider of products used to inspire, motivate, reward and celebrate, SmileMakers believes in the power of a smile. Specializing in patient giveaways and practice promotion products for the dental and medical markets, SmileMakers is best known as the leader in the creation and distribution of stickers, rewards and incentives featuring today’s most popular characters and children’s themes. With operations located in Spartanburg, SC and Ajax, Ontario, SmileMakers serves customers through its US and Canadian websites, 1-800 number, and market-specific catalogs. For more information, please call 888-800-SMILE (7645). SmileMakers is a Berkshire Hathaway Company.
As a dental manufacturer, SS White has always strived to bring high quality dental products to market, to enable practitioners to work more accurately and precisely, and to maximize comfort and quality for each and every patient who enters a dental office. The company proudly bears the name of its founder and continually maintains its original objective: better products for better dentistry. Learn more at www.sswhitedental.com.
TSC EcoSolutions LLC has been providing economic and ecological solutions to the medical and dental industry for over thirty-five years. Their crown recycling division has an outstanding reputation for fair pricing and excellent, local service. When you are looking for a dependable source to purchase and recycle your scrap gold and PFM crowns, we recommend TSC EcoSolutions LLC. Visit www.tscecosolutions.com for more information.
Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Marking its 35th year as a family-owned, international dental supply and manufacturing company, Ultradent’s vision remains to continue to improve oral health globally by creating better dental products that continue to set new industry standards. Ultradent also aims to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. Beyond the dental community, Ultradent donates products to humanitarian efforts locally, nationally, and internationally.
Founded in 1919, Whip Mix manufactures dental supplies, lab equipment and the Whip Mix®, Denar® and Hanau™ occlusion product lines to dental professionals worldwide. In addition, Whip Mix distributes and supports CAD/CAM technology to dental laboratories. Whip Mix sells its products through distributors in over 80 countries and holds an office and distribution center in Germany. Whip Mix maintains ISO13485:2003 and ISO9001:2008 certifications. For more information visit www.whipmix.com.