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Keystone’s First Annual LATAM Seminar a Big Success

MIAMI, Fla. – Keystone Industries has been expanding their dental-industry boundaries wider than ever before over the past couple years and the impact was felt amongst members of the Latin America dental community this May.

The Sheraton Miami was home to Keystone Industries first annual LATAM Dental Seminar, which was dedicated to customers from Latin American countries in Central and South America. The seminar, which was held May 20-21, provided attendees all the necessary training and knowledge to take their dental businesses to the next innovative level by using the Keystone product lines. Guest speakers and presenters touched on all the big-sellers, as well as some lesser-known technologies looking to hit the ground running in the Latin American market.

Meg Shank from Apavia (above) talks about the water filtration technology and its impact on the dental industry.

Meg Shank from Apavia (above) talks about the water filtration technology and its impact on the dental industry.

Dennis Urban, CDT, a key opinion leader in the dental and denture field, who has given lectures around the world, gave his presentation on removable technology followed by a live demonstration of denture processing with our Diamond D acrylic and the Tecnoflask, Keystone’s new microwavable denture flask.

On top of this big hit, Mike Prozzillo, VP of Sales, and Derek Keene, VP of Marketing, spoke to the attendees about mouthguards and thermoplastics Keystone offers, as well as how important Pro-Form mouthguard protection is to athletes in the United States. “The movement for oral protection is spreading into Central and South America through sports like soccer (futbol), MMA fighting, and boxing. With our biggest and best customers from these countries south of the United States attending this seminar, it was very beneficial for their market,” said Prozzillo.

Other speakers at the seminar included Sales Manager Wayne Allen, who shared knowledge and expertise of the acquired Bosworth product lines and the benefits it provides to dental practices, and Meg Shank of Apavia, a company that recently became exclusive international partners with Keystone for water filtration technology, who spoke about the impact and importance of water filtration in dentist offices and how it will be growing over time.

A happy group after the seminar!

A happy group after the seminar!

Throughout the two-day seminar, attendees were highly informed and trained on cutting-edge dental products, and have given raving reviews of the overall event.

The video below contains footage from the LATAM Seminar we hosted in Miami, FL from May 20-21 2015. You will see the attendees from 10 different countries being trained on various Keystone products to better their businesses in the dental field across Central and South America. You can also view photos from the event on our Facebook page and get more information on our products online at http://www.keystoneindustries.com/en/home.

Keystone Industries, 480 South Democrat Road, Gibbstown, NJ 08027.

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The All-Star Lineup Every Dental Professional Needs For Mouthguard Season

The time has come for athletes far and wide across the country, as the season is finally upon us – outdoor sports season. This is also meaningful to those off the courts and fields, such as dental professionals – it’s mouthguard season!

We here at Keystone Industries take pride in offering high-quality, custom-fit mouthguards that lead the market in saving teeth and money all at once. Since 1967, Pro-Form has been a role player in the oral protection community, giving teams and athletes around the world affordable equipment and materials.

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Our Pro-Form materials are used from the highest levels of professional sports all the way through youth leagues, and offer the highest level of protection, retention, and comfort possible. On top of all this, athletes are also able to speak and breathe easier than most types of mouthguards on the market.

Take a look at some of these alarming statistical findings, just to show how important this level of protection is for athletes in any and all sports:

  • 5 MILLION teeth are lost every year in sports activities (Source)
  • 34% of sports injuries involve the face (Source)
  • Dental injuries can cost more than 20X the preventative costs of a custom-fit Pro-Form mouthguard (Source)
  • 200,000 injuries prevented annually by mouthguards (Source)

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Now that you know how important this piece of protection is, let’s get into how the process is made simple for you. Below are two embedded videos from our YouTube channel that demonstrate the vacuum forming process and how to customize the mouthguard. Both processes can be done in either a dentist office or a dental lab.

In this first video, see how our vacuum former is able to make a custom-fit mouthguard out of one of our laminates:

In the second video, watch the tutorial of our centri-fuse kit, which easily puts custom logos, numbers, and letters onto an already-formed mouthguard:

Role players like these are vital in the process. But now you may be asking about what star players we have readily available to actually protect the teeth.

There are 200+ color and style laminates available in square or round. Your custom experience is endless, but can start with these popular choices in styles:

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Dual-Color

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Glitter Guards

Tie Dye Guards

Fun Guards

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Don’t forget of the most innovative way to select a mouthguard in the dental industry! If you have an iOS device with a camera, be sure to download the Keystone Industries app to try on a virtual mouthguard for yourself!

Choose between any color and style we offer, and see how it looks in your mouth inside the app. This is an excellent selling point for a patient in the chair of your office, and can increase sales with no effort at all. You won’t see an app like this in any app store!

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There’s a lot more from where these come from, so checking out the Pro-Form section of our website would be best to find exactly what you’re looking for in thickness, style, color, shape, etc. and even clear and black straps, which are required in most youth sports leagues. There are many videos on our YouTube channel and in our Learning Center, as well as our most up-to-date pamphlets and brochures in our Catalog section available for your download.

For more information on Keystone Industries or any Keystone products, visit us online at www.keystoneindustries.com, call toll-free at 1 (800) 333-3131, or fax (856) 224-9444.

Keystone Industries, 480 South Democrat Road, Gibbstown, NJ 08027.

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Successful Strategies For a Win-Win Relationship With Your Dental Lab [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a leader in the dental manufacturing industry, we here at Keystone aim to take that leader position and share information to those throughout the industry, in hopes of providing insight on how to better their work, practice, or reputation. This post can surely benefit doctors working on building a relationship with a dental lab!

Dr. Ken Newhouse explains in a recent article and infographic (see below) how success in dental practices is measured by their relationships with clients, employees, partners, and most importantly – the dental lab.

“Solid relationships with patients and vendors, especially with your dental lab, can carry you through challenging times and tight deadlines and give you an edge over your competitors,” Newhouse explains in the article on DentistryIQ.com. “I think one of the biggest mistakes dentists make is to treat their dental lab as a disposable resource that can be replaced if the lab owner and employees don’t “kiss the ring on bended knee.” Operating with the attitude that the world revolves around you and your practice is a long-term prescription for failure.”

Click the infographic below to enlarge it and read all of its contents. To ensure your dental lab is producing some of the best work possible to suit your needs, check out our dental lab products store on our website and make sure they’re using some of the best products in the industry!

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The Mouthpiece Guy Gives Fighters A Mouthful of Keystone Material

If you browse social media enough, you’ll come across some quality accounts and information that will amaze you, no matter what peaks your interest. Here at Keystone Industries, we take in pride in our Twitter presence with current customers, potential clients, and anyone else interested in the dental industry.

With that being said, we’ve recently connected with The Mouthpiece Guy, who creates top-quality mouthguards for his clients out of our resin sheets. These clients range from boxers to UFC fighters, but they all have one thing in common: they take some nasty hits to the face. “With power comes great responsibility”, and that’s where these mouthguards come into play.

Our mouthguard resin sheets are soft and ideal for maximum energy absorption, which adds to the quality protection these fighters need while competing. On top of getting the oral protection job done, the users love the comfort, feel, and look to these mouthpieces as well, as you can hear from video testimonies on The Mouthpiece Guy’s website.

It’s an all around win-win situation for The Mouthpiece Guy, his clients, and Keystone Industries. Check out some photos of the products below, and view them all on our Facebook page!

Courtesy: The Mouthpiece Guy

Courtesy: The Mouthpiece Guy

Courtesy: The Mouthpiece Guy

Courtesy: The Mouthpiece Guy

Courtesy: The Mouthpiece Guy

Courtesy: The Mouthpiece Guy

You can get more information on our mouthguard materials on our website or by calling 800-333-3131 and speaking with a customer service representative. Be sure to head over to The Mouthpiece Guy’s website to see other custom mouthguard designs, a list of fighters he’s worked with, and video testimonies from the clients themselves.

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Let’s spread knowledge!

All month long, dental professionals across the globe will be celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month by promoting knowledge about the subject. From the children to their parents alike, all knowledge is good knowledge, and some of the facts in the infographic below will show you how important dental health is!

This would be a good piece to print to hang in your dental office or hand out to patients of all ages! (Courtesy: tomsofmainestore.com)

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Insight on Bleaching Trays and the Tooth Whitening Market

Tooth whitening is the most-requested procedure by patients, no matter the age, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and this has become ever-so popular within the last two decades. With this in mind, not all patients have the luxury of affording top-of-the-line cosmetic dental work. Most that fall into this category resort to trying over-the-counter products, in hopes of snagging a deal on a fast, affordable way to whiten their teeth, with long-lasting results. There are tons of different products available to be taken home and whiten teeth, which can impede on the selection process. The teeth whitening and bleaching manufacturing market has been saturated with competition, and IBISWorld estimated a growth of only 0.9% in the market from 2007-2012. Consumers can (and will) turn to a cosmetic dentist for thoughts and advice on where to go from here, and that’s where Keystone Industries bleaching tray materials and kits come into play.

Currently, the industry is spread across four categories: dental-professional application, dentist-prescribed take-home kit use, over-the-counter consumer purchases, and non-dental options. Keystone offers products in two of these categories, of the former that is recommended. Being able to provide products for various needs is essential, and both professional materials for bleaching trays and also the take-home whitening kits for the patients thrive this market. With the ADA advising patients looking for these types of procedures to consult with a dentist for their best options, there is no better time for practices to load-up on the right materials for the right price, which Keystone offers.

Keystone Industries Bleaching Laminates (above) are your best bet for creating bleaching trays.

Keystone Industries Bleaching Laminates (above) are your best bet for creating bleaching trays.

The Keystone bleaching laminates are among the best for dental professionals for many reasons. Since this material is vacuum-formed to become a custom-fit tray, a type of work Keystone has a great reputation for, the fit for the patient is second to none. When the tray is created, the foam-lined tray withstands and absorbs the bleaching product, causing less leakage and thus decreasing bleaching time and making it less sensitive on the patient’s teeth. Since the bleaching solution used for in-office visits has a higher percentage of peroxide, the application time needs to be quicker to avoid tooth problems. Another suitable option we offer for creating bleaching trays is our Soft EVA, which is a clear Pro-Form material that is easily able to be trimmed and available in square or round laminates.

Not every patient wants to undergo bleaching at the dentist office though. In that case, an office can offer them a take-home kit that stands out above the rest. Dentists who aimed at giving patients a long-lasting white smile from home developed Niu Nait, which comes in 16 or 22 percent carbamide peroxide concentration. No strips, no hassle, and no pain is what this kit thrives itself on, which coincidentally is what every patient looks for in a take-home whitening kit. After the dentist fits the Pro-Form laminate to the patient’s teeth, they are free to go to apply the concentration in the comfort of their own home.

Niu Nait (below) was developed by dentists to allow patients to get a bright smile on their own time.

Niu Nait was developed by dentists to allow patients to get a bright smile on their own time.

The role as a dental hygienist is to offer factual information and available treatment options. Leaving the process of an evaluation and whitening in the dentist’s hands is the way to using stronger, more reputable materials at a higher price for a solid, bright outcome. Some customers may want to be as cost-effective as possible and still use a reliable and long-lasting product, which makes the Niu Nait Take-Home Kit a perfect option. This area of dentistry and competition that comes with it has made the market of manufacturing bleaching trays and materials difficult, so consulting a dentist for professional opinions, treatments, or prescribed kits is the way to go about bleaching teeth in this day and age.

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Introducing Custom Marketing Materials by Keystone Industries

We know how time-consuming, costly, and tedious working to create marketing material can be. That’s why now, on our website, Keystone Industries is now offering a way for you to create custom marketing materials for products you want to sell with a couple clicks of the mouse.

On our newly renovated homepage, you can see the “Custom Marketing Materials” blue tab in the upper right corner. By clicking on that, you are directed to the page you see below, and the process begins for you to easily customize it to your needs.

Featured above is the homepage to our Custom Marketing Materials site, where you're now able to customize product advertisements and flyers to meet your own specific needs.

Featured above is the homepage to our Custom Marketing Materials site, where you’re now able to customize product advertisements and flyers to meet your own specific needs.

From there, the process is rather simple. Edit what we have previously created for contact information, logos, etc. and insert whatever you desire. That way, you don’t need to go through the hassle of professionally designing an entire marketing and advertising campaign yourself, but rather just edit the information most important to you. Pretty neat, huh?

Take a peak at how the editing process works above, and try it out for yourself to save time and money!

Take a peak at how the editing process works above, and try it out for yourself to save time and money!

Once you make your edits on the screen you see above, you can complete the checkout process by making an account, entering billing/shipping information, and quantities of the pieces you created. It’s as simple as that!

In the near future, we will be updating the customizable material with more advertisements for you to edit yourselves. For now, take some of our more popular items, throw in your information, and be ready to go! There’s no other dental manufacturer that can do such a simplistic, money and time saving process as this on their own website for a competitive prices, so take advantage of the software we have to offer here; you won’t be able to find a site quite like this one for dental products!

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Diamond D® Impact for Implants

Today’s implant prosthetics call for high performance materials. Diamond D® is the highest performing high impact acrylic on the market today. Independently blind tested, Diamond D is proven to have the highest impact strength amongst competitors. The acrylic also has outstanding tooth and acrylic bond, ideal for “space limited’ cases, and superior adhesion to metal when used with metal bonding primers. Smooth, doughy packing consistency allows easy workability.

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Mission of Mercy and Keystone Industries help restore smiles in Michigan

Cherry Hill, N.J. – In early June, more than a thousand patients filled Saginaw Valley State University’s Ryder Center for one of the most generous events in mid-Michigan: the Michigan Mission of Mercy event. This event was free to patients who desperately needed dental work but didn’t have the means to receive it. Keystone Industries was a proud sponsor of the event, donating lab supplies to stock the lab that contributed to 3,493 procedures during the two-day event.

Keystone Industries donated pumice, acrylic powder/liquid, Kefoil, wax, ball clasps, bowls, high shine, plaster and stone remover, muslin buffs, brushes, Bard Parker handles and blades, stick wax, pliers and ultrasonic cleaner, to the cause, which provided $903,000 of dental care during the whole weekend.

“The generosity was very overwhelming and our lab area was outfitted tremendously,” said the Mission of Mercy Supply Lead, Lori Barnhart, CDA, RDA, through a Facebook comment.

For more information Mission of Mercy and its events click here:

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http://www.smilemichigan.com/foundation/MissionofMercy.aspx

For more information on Keystone Industries or any Keystone products, visit our website or contact Keystone Industries toll-free at 1 (800) 333-3131 or fax (856) 663-0381.

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