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The Reasons Behind Getting Dental X-Rays

Getting x-rays at the dentist may not be your favorite thing, but this insightful infographic from DentAbout.com helps outline the importance behind them. Although both intraoral and extraoral x-rays show the teeth, their focuses differ from the general health of your teeth (intraoral) to your jaw and skull (extraoral). Nonetheless, these x-rays allow for the dentist to do their job and check for decay, cavities, and disease that aren’t visible to the naked eye.

Infographic courtesy of: DentAbout.com

Infographic courtesy of: DentAbout.com

Why not include a funny picture relevant to dental x-rays? Here you go!

Image courtesy: Levenson Smile

Image courtesy of: Levenson Smile

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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.

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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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Dennis Urban, CDT Trains Keystone Sales, Marketing Reps

Here at Keystone Industries, we continue to educate and train our team about our latest and greatest products, and how they are used. Dennis Urban, CDT, came to our state-of-the-art Gibbstown, NJ facility and spoke to our sales and marketing reps about his experience in dental labs and using Diamond D, Itsoclear Clasp, and Tecnoflask. Urban then processed a set of dentures with all-Keystone products to break-in our new dental lab.

Check out some of the photos below and view the whole album on our Facebook page!

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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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Keystone Industries’ Tecnoflask innovates denture processing

Keystone Industries’ microwaveable flask, Tecnoflask, innovates a speedier process for denture processing.

Keystone’s microwaveable flask, Tecnoflask, innovates a speedier process for denture processing.

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Keystone Industries is well known for producing Diamond D®, one of the top denture acrylic products on the market, and now with Tecnoflask, results will show the same great finish in even faster time.

Tecnoflask is a microwaveable muffle that ensures creation of dental prostheses in just four minutes, by use of their innovative design and material. Made of the best thermoplastic material suitable for a conventional microwave oven, the thickness and overall shape of Tecnoflask makes it stand out from competition. Tecnoflask’s toughness and resistance makes it safe against continuous pressure and high temperatures with no damage done to the muffle.

On top of the TF-100 muffle, Keystone is also selling a protection plate, the PL-100, which extends the muffle’s service life with extra needed protection.

Features of the muffle include:

–       Thermoplastic material designed for use in microwave

–       Cannot be damaged by exertion of pressure

–       Polymerization time shortened to four minutes

–       Used in the making of total upper and lower dental prostheses

Keystone Industries could not be more excited for a product that helps develop excellent Diamond D® acrylic in much quicker time, and easier fashion.

For more information on Keystone Industries’ Tecnoflask muffle or any other product, call Keystone toll-free at 1-800-333-3131 or visit their website, http://www.keystoneind.com/en/home.

Keystone Industries, 616 Hollywood Avenue, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.

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Polishing thermoplastics now possible with Hatho ThermoPol Set available through Keystone Industries

The all-new Hatho ThermoPol Set allows you to polish thermoplastics for the first time ever. More shine, less time!

The all-new Hatho ThermoPol Set allows you to polish thermoplastics for the first time ever. More shine, less time!

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Thermoplastics never had their own polishing kit before, until now. Keystone Industries is proud to introduce their Hatho ThermoPol Set, which is destined to give all of your denture appliances a brand new bright shine, including Valplast® and TCS®.

With this set, that includes everything needed to complete the process, the polished appliance will be left with results never seen in this quick of a process. There are three easy steps that will be taken throughout the process: pre-polishing, shine polishing, and high shine polishing, each lasting no more than four minutes.

Keystone’s Hatho ThermoPol Set includes the following:

–       Multi Layer Brush

–       Polistar Lintygrey Compound (90g)

–       COSIMA Soft Buff

–       MIRA Polishing Buff

–       Polistar Cream (90g)

–       Polistar Pro Pink (150g)

–       AlphaCard Pocket Card

Revolutionize the buffing and polishing procedures with this innovative Hatho kit from Keystone Industries, and be amazed with a shine that has only been found in acrylic materials, until now.

For more information on the Hatho ThermoPol Set or any other Keystone Industries’ product, call Keystone toll-free at 1-800-333-3131 or visit their website, http://www.keystoneind.com/en/home.

Keystone Industries, 616 Hollywood Avenue, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.

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Essential For Your Dental Lab: Versacryl Lab Kit

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Proven to set itself apart from being a regular “soft reline” in the denture market, Versacryl is an efficient and top-of-the-line product that you need for your lab. When it is warmed, it lays against the ridge with no rebound. This then becomes comparable to a memory foam mattress, as Versacryl reduces bounce and still forms to the shape. When it is all said and done, you are left with a comfortable, suctioned fit that will long a very long time.

There are several unique features Versacryl carries along with it, which in-turn gives you an excellent application. With Versacryle and the lab kit, you will get a strong bond to a hard, acrylic base, in a natural pink or clear color that lasts the industry standard of 12-16 months. A few features the Versacryl Lab Kit include:

  • Ability to be extended into an undercut, such as mechanically retaining a denture
  • Can be used to produce repeatable thermo-relines
  • Ability to retain overdentures on implants
  • Can create special wings to stabilize lower dentures
Keystone's Versacryl Lab Kit, pictured above, is an essential kit for all dental labs.

Keystone’s Versacryl Lab Kit, pictured above, is an essential kit for all dental labs.

Some more advantages and special features Versacryl carries that competition can’t match include:

  • The rigidity of Versacryl controlled by varying proportion of the Softener and Hardener. This allows for an infinite range of consistencies, from very soft while heated to as hard as denture base.
  • Following polymerization, Versacryl remains thermo-elastic which allows it to be heat-softened in water for adaptation to softer tissues and teeth over and over again.
  • Versacryl’s unique memory means it automatically return to its original shape when heated.
  • Versacryl will chemically bond itself to any other acrylic product, either Heat Cure or Self Cure.
  • The product is a nice pink color that blends well with the denture base.
  • Because of the versatile properties of Versacryl, inventory doesn’t sit on the shelf waiting for the next reline.
  • Superb technical support can offer technique tips and help.
  • The material has a slow rebound shape after deformation and keep denture in contact with tissue while chewing.
  • Versacryl can completely replace those ugly metal hooks on partial dentures.
  • It creates adjustable relines.
  • It solves the problems involved with stabilizing loose lower dentures.
  • Versacryl is great for many other applications dental and non-dental!

For more information, head over to our Learning Center about Versacryl or the product page to purchase. Feel free to contact us toll-free 1 (800) 333-3131 or fax (856) 663-0381 or tweet us @KeystoneInd.

Keystone Industries, 616 Hollywood Avenue, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.

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Diamond D® is in this month’s LMT Mag

Check out Diamond D® in LMT Magazine this month. Looks great!

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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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