Does your team’s workday need a detox? According to a recent article in Inc., engaging workspaces and small yet meaningful modifications can make a significant difference to your team. They can: Affect well-being Create connections and collaboration Promote independent thinking Adam Heitzman Co-founder, HigherVisibility, shares in Inc.: “While collaboration and inclusivity is important, there still needs […]
CAPTION: GC Prostho Research Center, shown, houses advanced laboratory and office facilities in Kasugai, Japan.
GC America, Inc. is the first dental enterprise in the United States and only the fourth company in the United States to earn the prestigious Deming Prize.
The oldest and most widely recognized TQM (Total Quality Management) quality award in the world, the Deming Prize was established in 1951 in commemoration of the late Dr. William Edwards Deming, who contributed greatly to Japan’s proliferation of statistical quality control. His teachings helped Japan’s industries become recognized as delivering the highest quality in the world.
The Deming Prize is presented to an organization that has implemented TQM at its highest level. TQM is a set of systematic activities carried out by the entire organization to effectively and efficiently achieve the organization’s objectives, so as to provide products and services with a level of quality that satisfies customers.
GC Corporation recently celebrated over 93 years as a leader in innovation and technology of dental materials. In 1921, three young Japanese chemists in Tokyo laid the foundation of what today can be considered as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dental products with nearly 2,600 associates and production sites in Japan, United States, China and Europe.
GC Corporation in Japan acquired the Deming Prize in 2000 and the Deming Grand Prize (former Japan Quality Medal), the highest prize of quality management in 2004. In 2003, GC Dental Products Corp acquired the Deming Prize and GC Dental (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was awarded as well in 2010 as the first company in China. In 2012, Mr. Makoto Nakao, Chairman of GC Corporation, received the Deming Prize for Individuals. The Deming Prize for Individuals was given to Mr. Nakao because he has promoted GQM (GC’s TQM) as the core management systems in the GC group’s worldwide organizations.
CAPTION: Terry Barrett, VP of Information Technology for Benco Dental, visits Virlanie’s Marco Polo Care Center in the Philippines. The street children transition program is one of Virlanie’s most important programs. The International Life Foundation, Inc., (ILF), announced this week that Benco Dental, the largest independent dental distributor in the United States, has made a charitable contribution […]
That’s the sentiment about their vendor partners that Benco Dental, the largest privately-owned dental company in the United States, hopes to share in its 2013 annual report. Five hundred forty-four. That’s the total number of vendors who enable Benco Dental to offer a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation. In a […]
By Jessica Isgan / Interior Designer – CenterPoint Design, Benco Dental Scenarios from ADA’s report this past August: “A Profession in Transition: Key Forces Reshaping the Dental Landscape” are playing out on one of our Benco Dental CenterPoint Design Architecture and Engineering projects currently under construction: Newtown Dentistry for Kids, Newtown, Pennsylvania. A common space in the practice of Dr. Christine […]
Caption: Shown, Benco’s CenterPoint West, a 21,000 square foot facility in Costa Mesa, Ca., offers a comprehensive design showroom experience and is home to the corporation’s Southern California regional office. (Courtesy Michelle Hnatyk) Benco Dental, the nation’s fastest-growing distributor of dental products and equipment, announces plans to acquire Burbank-based Valley Dental Supply, Inc. in May, 2014. […]
Caption: Past recipient of a DTA Grant, The Children’s Oral Health Institute, supported its Lessons In A Lunch Box Road Map and its guidelines to introduce the program in public schools. Dental Trade Alliance Foundation will award $200,000 for 8 grants in 2014. Grant proposal applications must be received no later than May 28, 2014. Seven DTA […]
Crosstex International, Inc. announces the launch of 8558-STERILE, a new toll-free infection control helpline, answered only by clinicians, as reported by InfectionControlToday.com. The Infection Control Helpline, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST, is available to anyone, not just Crosstex customers. A spotlight on infection control, after breaches in the dental sector made headlines, had […]