SOUTH BEND, Indiana—Heraeus Kulzer, a leader in dental esthetics, has announced being named Supplier of the Year by the National Association of Dental Laboratories.
Heraeus was selected for this honor based on numerous criteria, including achievements in dental laboratory technology, product innovation, and community involvement.
“NADL is pleased to recognize Heraeus Kulzer as this year’s Supplier of the Year,” said Henry Martin, CDT, NADL president.
"The company has a long-standing reputation of excellent service, product development, and focus on the laboratory community. Their support of dental laboratory technology education as a strong contributor to the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology highlights their commitment for the future."
Lesley Melvin, poduct manager for Heraeus’s Laboratory Division, said: “We are extremely proud to have received this prestigious honor. Dental laboratories play a vital role in our industry, and supporting their efforts with the best possible materials, educational offerings and other services is one of our highest corporate priorities.”
Heraeus makes annual donations to the NADL’s Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technicians based on the value of refined scrap from all NADL/FDLT member laboratories processed at its state-of-the-art refinery in Newark, New Jersey. The company also co-sponsored the Heraeus-Henry Schein Cares Transforming Lives Scholarship for second-year dental technology students. In addition, Heraeus offers free webinars for dental laboratory technicians.
Many Heraeus products have been a mainstay with dental laboratories. The company’s Mondial i line of denture teeth uses a three-dimensional multi-layering technique to create a blended, translucent enamel normally found only in natural teeth. This line also incorporates Nanopearl materials that enable Mondial denture teeth to withstand implant forces. In addition, Heraeus’s CAD/CAM technology allows Mondial teeth designed for occlusal schemes to be made from denser materials that have a lower incidence of breakage.
The company’s Modern Materials line of dental gypsum is a market leader due to reliability that reduces the likelihood of remakes. Heraeus also offers dental laboratories a variety of other products, including the Labstone, Die-Keen, and Lab Plaster lines.
To keep its customers up-to-date regarding product developments, special promotions, educational offerings, and other value-added services, Heraeus asks customers to share their email addresses. In return, the company will send customers a free gift. Details are available at http://heraeus-dental-us.com/en/online_profile_center.aspx.