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Candid Adds to Leadership Team

Candid, a clear aligner service company, has announced two new additions to its leadership team: Dr. Lou Shuman as executive consultant and chief development officer and Dr. Brian Gray as chief dental officer.

Shuman, an orthodontist, is the founder and CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group. He also co-founded LightForce Orthodontics and served for seven years as vice president of clinical education and strategic relations at Align Technology.

Gray is a master in the Academy of General Dentistry and a fellow in fi ve other academies. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He has trained nearly 30,000 dentists in clear aligner therapy over the past two decades.

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WildSmiles and SmileSuite Announce Partnership
WildSmiles Braces has partnered with SmileSuite, with the goal of helping orthodontists close more cases and focus on personalized patient care.

SmileSuite’s treatment presentation software will help providers streamline the patient intake process and also will build interest in WildSmiles’ custom brackets, which are made in shapes such as hearts, footballs, Disney characters and college team logos.

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AAO Now Accepting Applications for 2023 Ortho Innovator Award
Inventors and developers of new orthodontic products or services can now apply for the 2023 American Association of Orthodontics Ortho Innovator Award. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 31.

Entrants must submit an “elevator pitch”-style video, which features the innovating AAO member orthodontist(s) presenting the submission. Entries should be addressed to the AAO Committee on Technology, which will evaluate the entry’s uniqueness, originality, functionality or feasibility, and value for the orthodontic practice.

One winner will receive the 2023 AAO Ortho Innovator award, including a travel stipend to attend the 2023 AAO Annual Session in Chicago and exhibition space during the 2024 Annual Session in New Orleans.

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