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Komet USA Influencers

Komet USA Influencers

    Alan Atlas

    DMD

    Dr. Alan M. Atlas earned his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he currently serves as Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative...

    Dr. Alan M. Atlas earned his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he currently serves as Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences. As co-director of the Endodontic-Restorative Microscopy and Technology Clinic, Dr. Atlas instructs on precision restorative dentistry using the dental microscope and digital technologies. While actively involved in clinical research studies for implants and dental materials, Dr. Atlas also heads up a busy private practice in Philadelphia where he and his team provide esthetic and comprehensive restorative dentistry with an emphasis on service and quality of care.

    Dr. Atlas also serves on the editorial board of several journals, and he is an internationally recognized lecturer whose unique academic and private practice perspective focuses on applying scientific-based protocols to general and advanced clinical dentistry. Dr. Atlas has long recognized Komet’s tremendous reputation for superior diamond instruments. In his combined
    experiences—both teaching at Penn and treating patients in his practice—he’s learned first-hand
    that Komet diamonds are exceptionally well-made and effective, and he relies on them every
    day.

    Favorite Komet USA Product

    In practicing restorative and adhesive dentistry, Dr. Atlas turns to numerous Komet instruments on a regular basis, and he has worked with the company to create sequenced, step-by- step kits to facilitate a variety of techniques. He selects configurations for direct-composite preparations and finishing, which he describes as the backbone of many practices. Dr. Atlas recognizes that preparation is critical to achieving an optimal outcome, and he emphasizes the necessity of using high-quality, predictably precise instruments to ensure success.

    To achieve unmatched precision in margins, Dr. Atlas favors Komet USA’s sonic finishing handpiece and tips. He notes the importance of high-quality chairside and lab kits, particularly considering the growth of CAD-CAM ceramic restorations.

    The Future of Dentistry

    “I designed these kits because CAD-CAM restorations are becoming a significant part of our practice, so precision becomes even more important. With the CAD-CAM, preparation is key to success. If you do not have a good prep, the outcomes can fail: you cannot get a good scan or good milling if the preparation is not perfect. I design kits to sequence the preparation so the end results are optimal.”

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    Christian Yaste

    DDS

    After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (1996), Dr. Christian Yaste completed a two-year residency program in Oral Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC...

    After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (1996), Dr. Christian Yaste completed a two-year residency program in Oral Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He founded the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry and Dental Implants in 2001 with his business partner, Dr. Joseph Hufanda. In their adults-only practice, the doctors focus on Sedation, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry. Over the last two years, the practice has been growing rapidly around the “All-on- 4” implant procedure in which the patient receives an implant-retained overdenture or hybrid appliance instead of traditional dentures.

    Dr. Yaste is a frequent contributor to dental periodicals, sharing his expertise with readers around the world. He also presents courses and works with industry personnel to advance the practice of dentistry. In maintaining the high standards he’s set for his practice, Dr. Yaste outfits his operatory with a range of Komet products, citing their high quality and asserting that there’s a Komet instrument for every need he has. He continues to use Komet instruments daily because, quite simply, they work well while increasing his efficiency, enabling him to provide his patients with exceptional dental care.

    Favorite Komet USA Product

    The H379G.FG.023 egg-shaped carbide has found a permanent place in Dr. Yaste’s toolkit. This golden-shanked workhorse is unmatched in its ability to cut the chimneys off of hybrid prostheses without generating heat; heat causes fatigue to the internal workings of the hybrid prosthesis and in turn can lead to fractures. Since incorporating this Komet bur into his technique, Dr. Yaste has not had a single appliance fracture.

    The Future of Dentistry

    “For me personally, I plan on continuing my clinical practice but increasingly limiting my time to procedures that are dental-implant related and working with the edentulous population. I also aim to spend more time in speaking engagements and consulting. For dentistry in general, implant-retained overdentures and hybrid fixed appliances are going to continue to grow in popularity and, I believe, become the treatment of choice for the Baby Boomer generation, who did not grow up with the dental advantages or sophistication that following generations have had. This is the future of dentistry for that generation, so this procedure will remain very popular for the next 15 to 20 years and possibly beyond. Centers are popping up all around the country, with more in the works, and more and more courses on the procedure are being held.”

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    David Sarver

    DDS, MD

    After earning his undergraduate degree from Auburn University, Dr. David Sarver went on to the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where he was named the Outstanding Professional Student in...

    After earning his undergraduate degree from Auburn University, Dr. David Sarver went on to the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where he was named the Outstanding Professional Student in the Medical Center. He obtained his post-doctoral master’s degree and completed his certification in orthodontics at the University of North Carolina in 1979, and he opened his practice in Birmingham in 1979. Dr. Sarver is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Angle Society of Orthodontists, and he is an adjunct professor at both the University of North Carolina and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Sarver is an active researcher, and his work has been featured several times on national broadcasts. 
                                             
    In selecting instruments for his well-established, highly respected orthodontics practice, Dr. Sarver looks for the highest quality products paired with a good reputation and stellar customer service. He has found all of these things with Komet USA, and he has been pleased with the company’s enthusiasm about creating a custom kit that meets his needs and expectations.
     
    Favorite Komet USA Product

    Reshaping his patient’s teeth has become especially efficient and effective since Dr. Sarver worked with the Komet USA team to create a custom Recontouring Kit. Specifically geared toward orthodontic reshaping procedures, the kit includes a range of instruments designated for cosmetic touchups in the final stage of orthodontic treatment. The kit simplifies the reshaping procedure, efficiently finishing treatment into natural and esthetically pleasing configurations.
     

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    Derek Bock

    DMD, MS

    A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Derek Bock earned his DMD in 2003 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He moved to Illinois, where he completed his post-graduate training in Orthodontics...

    A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Derek Bock earned his DMD in 2003 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He moved to Illinois, where he completed his post-graduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by a three-year residency in Orthodontics. He went on to obtain an MS in Oral Sciences and completed a one-year fellowship in Craniofacial Orthodontics, during which he received additional training in treating children with craniofacial syndromes, particularly cleft lip/palate. Since 2008, Dr. Bock has worked out of a north-suburban Chicago private practice, Forest Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry.

    Dr. Bock and his partners strive to provide exceptional care, incorporating a team approach within a positive environment that puts their young patients at ease and helps them develop a positive attitude toward dental care. Superior equipment, materials, and instrumentation play a big part in helping the doctors meet these goals, and that’s why Komet instruments have become such a vital part of the practice. Dr. Bock relies on Komet’s quality products and outstanding customer service as he develops and executes individualized treatment plans for each of his patients.

    Favorite Komet USA Product

    When considering his favorite instruments, Dr. Bock points to both established and new offerings from Komet USA: he relies on the 817.FG.065 medium-grit diamond wheel for incisal edges, and he turns to the DISCtance IPR system for interproximal adjustments. He gives high marks to Komet’s quality construction and precise tolerances that allow him to execute enamel re-contouring with ease.

    The Future of Dentistry

    “As the digital applications of orthodontics (e.g., Invisalign®, CAD/CAM orthodontics) become easier and pricing begins to align with the system delivery, the overall demand and need for orthodontics will increase.”

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    Edmond Suh

    DDS, FAGD

    Dr. Edmond Suh earned his DDS degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, completed his AEGD residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and later served as adjunct...

    Dr. Edmond Suh earned his DDS degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, completed his AEGD residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and later served as adjunct professor at the UNC School of Dentistry. He also held the position of Clinical Director at the Nash Institute for Dental Learning, and currently, is Clinical Director of the Las Vegas Institute’s Core III course, part of LVI’s integral Core Continuum designed to address the multiple and varying aspects of oral care. Dr. Suh regularly exceeds continuing-education requirements as he learns dentistry’s most modern techniques, enabling him to provide the most comprehensive care possible. Dr. Suh lectures on topics ranging from pain-free dentistry to the newest techniques in esthetic dentistry, is a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

    As an internationally recognized speaker in the field of general dentistry, Dr. Suh has earned a reputation for a commitment to excellence in all levels of dental care. He has been honored with numerous awards over the course of his career, receiving recognition for expert dentistry, leadership, and a dedication to local and worldwide communities. Dr. Suh is deeply committed to serving those in need, as seen in his work with local, national, and international charities: he recently provided pro bono dental care to the members of the African Children’s Choir; he served the people of Mississippi following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina; he travelled to Haiti as part of the relief effort following the earthquake of 2010; and he serves on the board of Serving Life International, a relief organization ministering to North Korean refugees.

    In outfitting his practice to provide his trademark individualized care, Dr. Suh regularly turns to Komet USA, explaining that the superior quality of Komet instruments makes them dependable, predictable, and invaluable. He also commends the extremely high level of service he and his staff receive from Komet, noting the company’s commitment to providing personalized attention quickly and efficiently, while instinctively going “the extra mile” for their customers.

    Favorite Komet USA Product

    In day-to-day dental care, the workhorse of the operatory is the humble dental bur. Every single day on every single patient, Dr. Suh relies on Komet operative burs because they get the job done effectively and efficiently, essentially leading to greater long-term profitability.

    The Future of Dentistry

    “We are witnessing the growth of group practices and corporate dentistry, as they take a larger foothold within the dental-healthcare industry; therefore, solo and small-group practices with two to three doctors will strive to become more efficient in the way we deliver services.”
     

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    Gregori M. Kurtzman

    DDS, MAGD, FPFA, FACD, FADI, DICOI, DADIA

    Dr. Gregori Kurtzman has been in clinical practice since 1986 after graduating from Howard University College of Dentistry. He went on to complete the AAID/Howard University Implant Maxi Course...

    Dr. Gregori Kurtzman has been in clinical practice since 1986 after graduating from Howard University College of Dentistry. He went on to complete the AAID/Howard University Implant Maxi Course, which consisted of 400 hours of intensive training in both the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry. He later served as Assistant Implant Maxi-course Director at his alma mater and as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He has achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the American College of Dentists (ACD), and the Academy of Dentistry International (ADI). In addition, he holds Mastership in the AGD and the Implant Prosthetic Section of the ICOI; he also is a Diplomate in the ICOI and the American Dental Implant Association (ADIA).

    Dr. Kurtzman’s practice provides quality general dental care while emphasizing natural esthetics, form, and function. When selecting instruments, equipment, and materials for his practice, he insists on using only those products that enhance the quality of dentistry he provides his patients.

    Holding to that standard, he chooses Komet USA because of its high- quality, durable instruments that simplify clinical practice.

    Favorite Komet USA Product

    Dr. Kurtzman’s treatment trays are lined with Komet instruments, but among his favorites are Deep Purple™ diamonds for their efficient cutting and their long-lasting sharpness. He also favors ZR Diamonds™, which speed up and simplify zirconia removal, effectively lessening the stress commonly associated with the procedure. Finally, Dr. Kurtzman identifies Komet carbide cutters as the ideal instruments for easily cutting through any metal, from non-precious to precious.

    The Future of Dentistry

    Over the years, dentistry has evolved, changing and growing in response to the times. The evolution will continue as we move forward, and higher technology will progressively make dental treatment easier, less stressful, and more predictable than ever before.”

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    James “Jep” Paschal

    DMD

    Background: A native of Columbia, SC, Dr. “Jep” Paschal earned his DMD from the Medical College of Georgia. He then headed to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San...

    Background: A native of Columbia, SC, Dr. “Jep” Paschal earned his DMD from the Medical College of Georgia. He then headed to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he completed both Prosthodontics and General Practice residencies and earned his MS in Biomaterials & Prosthodontics. Dr. Paschal also completed a residency in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center, where he now holds a faculty appointment. Since 2013, he has been active in a volunteer dental clinic in Haiti, providing treatment, supplies, and support through a program linked with the J/P HRO and Hope Smiles relief organizations. Working with two local dentists and several volunteers, the organization uses an innovative funding model, which has Dr. Paschal and other volunteers offering elective, full-pay orthodontics, with all payments going to fund critical dental care for those in need.

    Dr. Paschal prides himself on providing his patients with the best-possible care. As a dedicated educator who adopts cutting-edge products and techniques into his practice, Dr. Paschal shares his knowledge and love for his profession by lecturing around the world to fellow orthodontists.

    He first was introduced to Komet USA by a colleague who suggested he give the instruments a try. Once he discovered Komet quality, he felt compelled to outfit his practice with a full complement of Komet diamonds and carbides.

    Favorite Komet USA Product

    While Dr. Paschal relies on numerous Komet instruments, he finds himself repeatedly turning to the H48L.FG.012 feather-edge carbide bur, which is an ideal option for orthodontic debonding thanks to a noncutting tip that minimizes the potential for tissue impingement and trauma.

    The future of dentistry “As time goes on, dentistry will be going increasingly digital, and we will all need to evolve and adapt our practices with the changing times. Nevertheless, we will always need to treat patients in the real world, and simply put, Komet makes it easy to deliver that necessary care.”

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    Jimmy Chan

    DMD

    A graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Jimmy Chan has been serving the community of Lynn Valley in North Vancouver, B.C. since 1997.  He has ...

    A graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Jimmy Chan has been serving the community of Lynn Valley in North Vancouver, B.C. since 1997.  He has spent the last 21 years committed to providing his patients with state-of-the-art dental care and has a keen interest in the high-tech aspects of dentistry. Dr. Chan attends more than 120 hours of continuing education annually as he works to stay up-to-date on the latest innovations and treatment modalities, including lasers, CAD/CAM, digital radiography including Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), 3D printing, microscopes, and implants. He also is a long-time moderator on the Dentaltown Laser Dentistry online forum.
     
    Thanks to the innovation and exceptional quality of Komet instruments, paired with the company’s signature customer service, Dr. Chan has come to rely on Komet for equipping his operatory. While attending the 2013 International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, he found himself spending quite a bit of time at the Komet booth, learning about the company’s innovative and unique offerings, and since then, he has worked with representatives from Germany and the U.S. to outfit his practice with the proper instruments for his procedural needs. He has been impressed by the lengths to which Komet representatives have gone to ensure those needs are met, calling Komet customer service some of the best he’s ever experienced.
     
    Favorite Komet USA Product

    Though he relies on an expansive range of Komet instruments, Dr. Chan identifies the Prep-Marker depth-marking bur as his current favorite. Designed to precisely mark preparation depth for a variety of restorative procedures, the Prep-Marker maximizes success by helping the user achieve and adhere to the required minimum layer thickness, ensuring the proper amount of reduction is completed.
     
    The Future of Dentistry

    Minimally invasive dentistry has been a catchphrase for some time, and it’s something that can be incorporated into every aspect of practice. I hope that’s where the future is taking us, to a place where we focus on prevention and regeneration. Only when necessary should we treat the diseased portion of the tooth, removing as little tooth structure as possible. We should all be striving toward the minimally invasive approach, as we aim to treat our patients conservatively by reducing the thermal, physical, and radiological stress to both hard and soft tissues using innovative equipment and procedures as efficiently as possible.”
     

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    Joseph Massad

    DDS

    An internationally renowned clinician in the field of prosthodontics, Dr. Joseph Massad has operated out of his private practice in Tusla, OK, since graduating from Chicago’s Loyola...

    An internationally renowned clinician in the field of prosthodontics, Dr. Joseph Massad has operated out of his private practice in Tusla, OK, since graduating from Chicago’s Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1975. He has lectured in more than 20 countries, has given more than 1,000 presentations for dental associations worldwide, has published numerous scientific articles, holds active positions at several universities, and received the “Pioneer of Dentistry” award in February 2017. He recently published his first textbook (with co-authors Drs. David Cagna, Charles Goodacre, Russell Wicks, and Swati Ahuja), focusing on removable and implant-retained dentures.
     
    When selecting instruments for his busy practice, Dr. Massad turns to Komet USA time and time again. Continually impressed with the consistent quality of Komet products, he is grateful for the company’s willingness to accept his input and describes everyone at Komet as easy to work with and open to new ideas. On several occasions, he has requested custom burs and kits, and the design team has always come through.
     
    Favorite Komet USA Product

    With far too many “favorites” among the countless Komet instruments in his operatory, Dr. Massad points to the company’s broad range of crown-and-bridge diamonds and laboratory burs as the most frequently used instruments. He often finds himself relying on highspeed crown-preparation burs, such as the popular Deep Purple™ diamonds, which provide fast, efficient, and effective substance removal.
     
    The Future of Dentistry

    “Technology is really propelling us forward, and the advent of navigation systems within dentistry—essentially a GPS for dentists—will change the way we work, specifically in implant cases. While we will always rely on burs to cut preps, for example, we will start using guided surgery as an additional tool. Successful dentistry will continue to rely on a combination of skilled practitioners and properly applied tools, from burs and cutters to high-tech software and robotic systems.”
     

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    Joshua Austin

    DDS MAGD

    A native of San Antonio, Dr. Joshua Austin is a 2006 graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry. He taught part time in the Department of Restorative Dentistry...

    A native of San Antonio, Dr. Joshua Austin is a 2006 graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry. He taught part time in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at UT Health from 2007 to 2011, and he opened his San Antonio-based solo practice in 2009. Dr. Austin lectures nationally on restorative dentistry and reputation management, and he writes a monthly column for Dental Economics, in which he guides dentists in selecting products and equipment for their practices. Dr. Austin is a committed member of the Seattle Study Club, and he is active within the Academy of General Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Rotary Club of San Antonio. He has received numerous honors over the course of his career, beginning in dental school where he served as President of his graduating class and was named the Texas Dental Association (TDA) Outstanding Senior Dental Student. The TDA named him Young Dentist of the Year in 2009, and in 2010, he was named New Dentist of the year by the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. He also has earned Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists.
     
    Recognized for his commitment to ethics in patient care, Dr. Austin aims to provide the best treatment and service possible, focusing on creating a unique and exceptionally positive patient experience. As part of his dedication to excellence, Dr. Austin turns to Komet USA when selecting the instruments for his comprehensive dental practice, confident in the company’s solutions for every rotary-instrument need. He also cites the exceptional quality and competitive pricing of Komet instruments, emphasizing the company’s commitment to excellence and service.
     
    Favorite Komet USA Product

    For quick, efficient, and smooth preparations, Dr. Austin turns to Komet Deep Purple™ diamonds. He finds the high-performance, extra-coarse diamonds to be effective and reliable, ultimately resulting in increased productivity while providing excellent results. The specially designed diamonds offer fast, effective substance removal due to their uniformly sized, extra-coarse diamond grains embedded at the optimal depth. The result is effective, rapid, reliable performance in crown-prep procedures.
     
    The Future of Dentistry

    “Technology plays an important part of everyday life in general as well as in the dental practice. In the future, we will steadfastly rely on expanded, easy-to-use digital workflow systems that enhance accuracy and productivity while saving time.” 
     

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    Karl Hoffman

    DDS

    A Washington native who grew up on Bainbridge Island, Dr. Karl Hoffman earned his DDS from the University of Washington in 1990. For the next four years, he served in the Commission Corps of the U...

    A Washington native who grew up on Bainbridge Island, Dr. Karl Hoffman earned his DDS from the University of Washington in 1990. For the next four years, he served in the Commission Corps of the U.S. Public Health service, caring for patients in several different locations around the country. He then returned to Washington and started a private practice in 1995. He is active in several dental academies, in two study clubs that meet monthly, and has completed hundreds of hours of advanced training in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Hoffman also is an active volunteer, since 2004, at the Olympia Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic, which brings urgent dental care to those in need. He is a part-time affiliate restorative instructor at the University of Washington Dental School.

    As a dedicated caregiver, Dr. Hoffman is especially mindful of the importance of quality and consistency when it comes to dental care. In outfitting his practice, he seeks quality, efficiency, and reliability so his patient time can be spent delivering exceptional care. Dr. Hoffman chooses Komet USA instruments because they meet his criteria for excellence, offering high quality, consistency, and fair pricing. He also appreciates the company’s exceptional, accessible customer service and commitment to value.
     
    Favorite Komet USA Product

    Citing his preferred instrument’s cutting efficiency and long-lasting performance, Dr. Hoffman identifies the Deep Purple™ diamond bur as his favorite Komet instrument. Designed for fast, effective substance removal, Deep Purple burs feature high-quality and uniformly sized, extra-coarse diamond grains embedded at the ideal depth for effective, rapid, reliable performance.
     
    The Future of Dentistry

    “In the future, the practice of dentistry will see continued improvements in efficiency as we aim to provide the best-possible care in the best-possible ways. The expanding integration of technology into modern dental practices will progressively improve the quality of care, practice operations, and dentistry as a whole.”

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    Kyle Fagala

    DDS, MDS

    After earning degrees from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry (2010) and University of Tennessee Orthodontics (2013), Dr. Kyle Fagala opened Saddle Creek Orthodontics, where he...

    After earning degrees from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry (2010) and University of Tennessee Orthodontics (2013), Dr. Kyle Fagala opened Saddle Creek Orthodontics, where he combines cutting-edge treatment with personalized care to deliver beautiful smiles every day.

    Dr. Fagala was introduced to Komet USA during his orthodontics residency, where he found himself relying on a range of Komet burs and discs. When outfitting his new practice, Dr. Fagala joined a study club/buying group and was pleased to see the familiar Komet logo on its list of providers. While it was a natural progression to carry on with the Komet instruments he’d used during residency, Dr. Fagala continues to choose Komet for its range of high-quality instruments paired with the company’s knowledgeable, supportive, and accessible team members.

    As an orthodontist, Dr. Fagala uses rotary discs on a daily basis, and he has found a new favorite: Komet USA’s DISCtance IPR system has become a staple in his practice. Dr. Fagala relies on the system to attain optimal results, particularly in older patients with significant gingival recession. He uses the discs to minimize black triangles and also for incisal enameloplasty or manicuring, which he performs on nearly every patient who completes orthodontic treatment in his practice.

    The Future of Orthodontics

    “Intraoral scanning and 3D printing have the potential to change our industry, as we move ever closer to in-house digital planning of tooth movement and printing of clear aligners. Soon we’ll be able to print labial and lingual brackets on IDB jigs in-office and same-day. Naturally, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these systems will ultimately determine their relevance, but the technology is definitely moving forward. In addition, corporate dentistry will continue to affect the practice of orthodontics, as fewer dentists will refer outside their networks and more orthodontists will establish working relationships with DSOs. Orthodontic fees may drop as the perceived value of treatment lowers in response to direct-to- consumer offerings, so orthodontists should find ways to reduce their overhead—specifically in terms of supply expenditures—and share space with other specialists.”

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    Mac Jones

    DDS

    A 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Dr. Mac Jones spent a year as an associate general dentist in Greenville, NC. He moved home to Washington, NC...

    A 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Dr. Mac Jones spent a year as an associate general dentist in Greenville, NC. He moved home to Washington, NC, in late 2006, where he practices general dentistry, offering comprehensive dental care for the entire family.

    Dr. Jones considers himself a simple dentist from rural America, working hard every day to provide his patients with the best possible care. He works out of a small office on Main Street, but he’s come to learn that humble surroundings do not mean his patients cannot receive superior dental care. Since discovering Komet instruments, Dr. Jones has mastered the techniques that give him the best-possible results. He is committed to using the highest-quality products for each step of every procedure he performs, and he calls Komet burs the best he’s used in his 12 years of practice.

    Favorite Komet USA Product

    While Dr. Jones has been pleased with every Komet instrument he’s tried, he does have a few favorites: “The S6856 tapered-round diamond is a workhorse for chamfer margin preparations for crown and bridge procedures. The 843KRA.FGSS.018 reduction bur is the best depth-cutting bur on the market; it gives me a rapid, accurate 2-mm depth cut for all-ceramic crowns. And the 8889.FG.009 is a fine, flame-shaped diamond bur for placing a bevel on composite preparation margins. It’s a great little diamond that’s small enough to use interproximally for removing unsupported enamel at the margins of Class II boxes.”

    The Future of Dentistry

    “As dental insurance continues to tighten its stranglehold on PPO-dependent practices, the overall quality of dentistry in general is likely to decline, however, there will always be a place for clinicians focused on quality. Patients who have a genuine concern for their oral health will seek these clinicians out, so it’s important to maintain our commitment to good dentistry and to respond to patient needs.”

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    Robert Margeas

    DDS

    A 1986 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dr. Robert Margeas maintains a full-time private practice in Des Moines, where he focuses on restorative and implant dentistry. He...

    A 1986 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dr. Robert Margeas maintains a full-time private practice in Des Moines, where he focuses on restorative and implant dentistry. He is a part-time adjunct professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa, he is Editor-in-Chief of Inside Dentistry, and he holds editorial positions with several dental journals. Dr. Margeas is Board Certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, and the International Team of Oral Implantologists.
     
    In addition to authoring several clinical articles on esthetic- and implant-dentistry, Dr. Margeas shares his expertise by lecturing and presenting hands-on courses both nationally and internationally, and he tirelessly works to educate his patients about their oral healthcare options. He is committed to remaining on the cutting edge of dentistry, outfitting his practice with state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and instruments. Dr. Margeas relies on instruments from Komet USA because they meet his exacting demands for quality, versatility, and reliability.
     
    Favorite Komet USA Product

    Restorative diamonds have found a permanent place on the treatment trays of the Iowa Dental Group, thanks to their superior quality and unmatched efficiency. The Komet line of rotary diamond instruments features options for every possible restorative need, offering configurations optimized for a comprehensive range of materials, techniques, and procedures. 
     
    The Future of Dentistry

    “As the practice of dentistry continues to evolve, I expect to see more doctors moving toward corporate dentistry, with fewer private practices overall. While both models work well for different reasons—and depending on the needs and desires of the individual dentist—I expect corporate dentistry to expand in response to financial, managerial, educational, and patient-care advantages.” 

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    Thomas Bilski

    DDS

    A 1988 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Thomas Bilski has been in private practice for 29 years. During that time, he has devoted himself to furthering his...

    A 1988 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Thomas Bilski has been in private practice for 29 years. During that time, he has devoted himself to furthering his education, successfully expanding his expertise in a variety of dental disciplines. He currently is Co-Director of the Midwest Implant Institute (Mii) in Columbus, OH. He has published numerous clinical articles, and his is a frequent name on the lecture circuit where he educates on implant and cosmetic dentistry.
     
    In outfitting his practice for a full complement of dental services, Dr. Bilski repeatedly turns to Komet for the exceptional quality of the instruments. He also describes Komet customer service as “second to none”: every member of the support team works diligently to ensure customers receive personal attention in a timely manner.

    Favorite Komet USA Product

    While he relies on a full range of Komet instruments in his daily practice, Dr. Bilski identifies the F360™ endodontic rotary system and the DentinPost® X coated glass-fiber post as some of his favorites. For endodontic care, Dr. Bilski searched for the perfect combination of safety and simplicity, and he found it with Komet USA. He describes the instruments as exceptionally efficient, which makes cutting effortless. 
     
    The Future of Dentistry


    “Dentistry—and restorative dentistry in particular—is increasingly moving toward digital work flow. Computers will lead the way for provisional and definitive dental restorations as well as for dental-implant placement. Radiographic and virtual intraoral impressions will be the standard modality, and dental services will be easier to deliver, shortening chair time to benefit both the dentist and the patient.”

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    Timothy Hess

    DDS, MAGD

    A native of Alberta, Canada, and a 1994 graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Timothy Hess runs a general dentistry private practice in Auburn, WA, and is a partner at...

    A native of Alberta, Canada, and a 1994 graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Timothy Hess runs a general dentistry private practice in Auburn, WA, and is a partner at reStōr Dental Implant Center and reStōr Dental Laboratory. He also holds positions as Affiliate Instructor in Restorative Dentistry and Affiliate Faculty in Oral Medicine at the UW School of Dentistry, and he is Director of the school’s R.V. Tucker Institute. He spends a great deal of time on the lecture circuit, discussing restorative-technique-related implant failure, zirconia restorations, and facial esthetics. Dr. Hess also is a frequent contributor to a variety of dental journals, including Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, and Operative Dentistry.
     
    Dr. Hess outfits his practices with the highest-quality, premium products as he strives to provide his patients with superior dental care. He relies on Komet USA’s expansive range of exceptional, high-quality instruments to deliver excellent results consistently and efficiently, and he gives high marks to that famous Komet customer service, noting the attention he receives from his company representative.
     
    Favorite Komet USA Product

    For their exceptional cutting efficiency, durability, and long service life, Deep Purple™ diamonds are Dr. Hess’ favorite Komet USA product. The crown-prep diamonds offer measurably greater substance removal in comparison to standard diamonds, and they work quickly and effectively.
     
    The Future of Dentistry

    “The future of dentistry is likely to see increased penetration of dental-service organizations as the standard of care within dentistry continues to change. This will, however, create an opportunity for the general dentist to distinguish him- or herself from the large group practice down the road.”
     

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