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June 14, 2018

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  • Henry Schein partners with MLB players, Pro Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, Taylor Hooton Foundation to help kids live healthy lives
  • Henry Schein signs global partnership agreement with the International College of Dentists
  • Medline acquires Canadian distributor
  • Manufacturer News

  • Dr. Dan Fischer receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award from Loma Linda University
  • Inventors of The Canary System nominated for the Manning Innovation Award
  • Market Research & Trends

  • 43% of rural Americans don't have access to dental care
  • News of the Weird

  • Virginia man downs 480 oysters to claim eating contest crown
  • Stock Watch

  • Dental Stocks
  • Distributor News
    Henry Schein partners with MLB players, Pro Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, Taylor Hooton Foundation to help kids live healthy lives
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    Henry Schein signs global partnership agreement with the International College of Dentists
    Henry Schein Inc (Melville, NY) entered into a new partnership agreement with the International College of Dentists (ICD) to become the exclusive partner for the organization's centennial anniversary. ICD, which has been Honoring the World's Leading Dentists Since 1920, will organize a series of special events under the theme "Celebrating the First 100 Years." The events will take place throughout 2020, leading up to a gala celebration to be held during the ICD 2020 International Council meeting on November 13, 2020, in Nagoya, Japan. The new agreement also extends Henry Schein's four-year commitment to ICD's Global Visionary Fund (GVF). With support from Henry Schein Cares, GVF provides financial assistance to ICD Fellows and other volunteers doing charitable work, focusing its support on humanitarian dental care projects and continuing dental education initiatives.
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    Medline acquires Canadian distributor
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    Manufacturer News
    Dr. Dan Fischer receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award from Loma Linda University
    Ultradent Products Inc (South Jordan, UT) founder and CEO Dr. Dan Fischer received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from his dental school alma mater, Loma Linda University. Loma Linda University awarded Dr. Fischer with the honor for his public attainments and commitment to excellence “which have contributed to mankind in a manner which is congruent with the mission of Loma Linda University Health,” said Dr. Richard H. Hart, president of Loma Linda University.
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    Inventors of The Canary System nominated for the Manning Innovation Award
    Dr. Stephen Abrams and Dr. Andreas Mandelis were nominated for the 2018 Manning Innovation Award in recognition for their work in creating The Canary System. The Canary System is a laser-based device which finds small cavities and cracks in teeth before they are large enough to be seen on X-rays. The Canary System is also used in dental offices to find decay under old fillings, sealants, braces, crowns, and it can examine the interior of root canals. Since 1982, the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation has been building a culture of innovation in Canada by discovering, honoring, and rewarding Canadian innovators of all ages, and across all sectors.
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    Market Research & Trends
    43% of rural Americans don't have access to dental care
    "About 43% of rural Americans lack access to dental care, according to the National Rural Health Association, and West Virginia, among the poorest and most rural states, is at the center of the crisis. All but six of the state’s 55 counties include federally designated “Health Professional Shortage Areas,” “Medically Underserved Areas” or both. The state’s Oral Health Program found in 2014 and 2015 that nearly half of counties had fewer than six practicing dentists, just half of adult West Virginians had visited a dentist in the previous year, and more than one-fifth hadn’t seen a dentist in five years. By comparison, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study in 2015 found that 64% of all American adults ages 18 to 64 reported seeing a dentist in the previous year. The rate of total tooth loss is 33.8% among West Virginians over 65, compared with roughly 19% for all seniors nationally..." (click here to continue reading)
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    News of the Weird
    Virginia man downs 480 oysters to claim eating contest crown
    A Virginia man has slurped down 40 dozen oysters to claim victory at this year's World Oyster Eating Championship in New Orleans. Local news reports Darron Breeden ate 480 oysters in eight minutes in Sunday's Oyster Festival event. About 4,000 south Louisiana oysters were prepared and shuttled tray by tray to a table laden with hot sauce, beer, and other drinks. The seven contestants hunched over the checked tabletop as judges in striped shirts kept careful count, turning over a new number with each dozen consumed. As time ran out, Breeden stretched his stomach, which would soon be encircled by the oyster-festooned championship belt. Defending champion Michelle Lesco of Arizona won second place with 27 dozen oysters, while New Orleans native Adrian Morgan came in third with 26 dozen.
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