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Heraeus and Spear Education Collaborate to Enhance Clinical Learning through Application of Leading-edge Dental Products


April 25, 2011
by Heraeus Kulzer Dental

Two leading companies recently announced a strategic collaboration aimed at enhancing the educational experience and clinical proficiencies of dental professionals.

Heraeus, the worldwide leader in advancing dental esthetics and overall dental wellbeing, and Spear Education, the preeminent provide of dental continuing education, announced that they have established an agreement to work together. Through the collaboration, Heraeus will support Spear Education’s comprehensive hands-on workshops with its prestigious and synergistic brand of products including Venus® low-stress composites, Gluma® densensitizers, Flexitime® Impressions Systems and iBond® bonding solutions. Heraeus’ products have earned an industry-wide reputation for empowering dental professionals to provide patients with the most natural-looking restorations while respecting a healthy and conservative approach to clinical dentistry.

Spear Education’s students will be the main beneficiaries of the collaboration. “The integration of Heraeus’ products into our hands-on workshops provides our students with an opportunity to work with best-in-class restorative and esthetic products,” says Kaleim Manji, President, Spear Education.

Spear Education’s comprehensive course offerings run the gamut from seminars to workshops to live patient experiences. Courses are held at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, which offers dental professionals the latest in advanced dental education in an exciting, state-of-the-art learning environment. The 65-thousand square foot facility is a world-class continuing education venue, hosting renowned faculty who provide the latest in programs, seminars and hands-on training for dentists from all disciplines.

“We’re proud to be associated with Spear Education,” says Christopher Holden, President, Heraeus Kulzer, North America. “They have a masterful curriculum, gifted instructors, and an environment that is ideal for advanced learning,” he adds.

Heraeus and Spear Education each have a deep commitment to esthetic and restorative dentistry. For over 150 years, Heraeus’ colleagues have worked across established and emerging markets to advance the field of oral esthetics as well as develop treatment solutions to problems that impair everyday good oral health. Spear Education is the pinnacle of advanced clinical education providing dental professionals with the ability to think critically and creatively; to work cooperatively with colleagues and dental technicians; and to adapt to the evolving use of new products and materials in restorative and esthetic dentistry.

For more information on Heraeus, visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com or call (877) 431-1785. For more information on Spear Education or its course offerings, visit www.SpearEducation.com or call (866) 781-0072.

About Heraeus
Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with over 155 years of tradition. Our businesses include precious metals, sensors, dental products and biomaterials, quartz glass, and specialty lighting sources. With product revenues approaching € 2.6 billion and precious metal trading revenues of € 13.6 billion, as well as more than 12,300 employees in more than 110 companies worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

About Heraeus Kulzer Dental: Transforming Lives
The Heraeus Kulzer Dental Division mission is to advance the oral health of patients around the globe. To that end, we continually apply our research, science and global resources to deliver unparalleled innovation and exceptional products to both dental practitioners and laboratories. While product safety and efficacy are always our main goals, we also aim to create value-based products that unlock new levels of productivity in dental practices and dental laboratories. Interrelated products including the Venus® brand of low stress composites, Venus White® Whitening Systems, Flexitime® Impressions Systems, Gluma® Desensitizers, iBond® Bonding Solutions, PALA® Mondial® Teeth, and Modern Materials® Gypsum Products offer exceptional diagnosis, treatment, and restorative care.

Heraeus also collaborates with health care providers, researchers and academic institutions to support community wellbeing and overall oral health. To that end, Heraeus is a corporate supporter of the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides access to care for thousands of underserved children, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Heraeus is also one of the leading dental alloy refiners in North America with over 50 years experience. For more information on Heraeus or its products, call (800) 431-1785 or visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com.


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