Oral Health Group

News (December 01, 2003)

December 1, 2003
by Dental Practice Management

Patients smiling about Wi-Fi

Mississauga, ON–Dr. Neil J. Gajjar says his is the first dental office in Canada to implement Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) service for his patients.


Patients can use their laptops equipped with a Wi-Fi card to get an instant wireless Internet connection that will allow them to go wherever and stay connected at high-speed all the time. Wi-Fi allows them to connect to the Internet at up to 100 times higher speed than with dial-up connection.

“It shows my patients that I care about their needs and that I am doing everything to keep up with the latest technology”, says Dr. Gajjar.

Kitt Truong of e-nable Solutions says that this is the first dental office for which he has designed such an elaborate network. “Dr Gajjar told us that security was important to protect information. We developed a system with this in mind.”

CDHA elects new president

Ottawa–Patricia Wickstrom has been elected president of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. Her work history includes four years with the Saskatchewan Dental Plan as a dental therapist and 16 years as a dental hygienist in private practice in British Columbia and Alberta.

Philips Oral Healthcare turns focus on N.A. retailers and dental pros

Snoqualmie, WA–Leading the rechargeable power toothbrush category with double-digit sales growth, Philips Oral Healthcare (POHC), a division of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG), has completed a major reorganization as part of a global company initiative. The result will drive accelerated growth in the North American (N.A.) region. As part of this effort, POHC N.A. will focus on identifying new ways to meet the needs of retailers and dental professional customers to further expand its household penetration as the #1 most recommended power toothbrush.

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is Europe’s largest electronics companies with sales of $30.1 billion in 2002.

Kodak honored for supporting chinese dental health

Rochester, NY–In recognition of the efforts of Eastman Kodak Company’s dental systems group to raise awareness about dental care in China, the China Medical Association has presented an honorary award to Joshua Sun, general manager, Kodak’s Health Imaging division for Greater China and Korea. In many regions of China today, the public is largely unaware of the importance of preventative dental care, or of modern dental treatment options.

Kodak’s dental systems group is a leading participant in info-imaging, a $385 billion industry created by the convergence of image-and-information technology. The business develops, manufactures and markets imaging capture and output solutions for dental practitioners, including intraoral and extraoral dental imaging films and processing chemistry; digital cameras and accessories for dental applications; photographic-quality paper for printing digital images; Cook-Waite brand local anesthetics; and a variety of related products and services.

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