Dental News

Cantel Medical names Peter Clifford as President and COO

Cantel Medical Corp. (Little Falls, NJ) announced that Peter Clifford, currently EVP and COO, was promoted to president and COO. Clifford’s primary responsibilities will include continued oversight of Cantel’s overall business operations, close partnership with divisional and regional leaders to drive commercial results and the implementation and success of Cantel2.0. Clifford previously served as Cantel’s EVP and COO, and prior to that over 4 years as EVP and CFO. Prior to joining Cantel, he served as VP of Operations, Finance, and Information Technology of IDEX Corporation, and held various senior financial positions for General Electric.  Clifford will continue to report to George Fotiades, CEO, and be based in Little Falls.

Smile Brands receives multiple of Comparably’s Best of 2020 Awards

Smile Brands Inc. announced that the company and its CEO Steven Bilt were recognized for leadership across multiple categories in Comparably’s Best of 2020 awards. The organization was honored as a place where leaders inspire, encourage, and support diverse voices and contributions. Bilt was highly ranked in the list of Top Large Company CEOs for Diversity and Women and the organization was honored for professional development and leadership. To determine the list, Comparably analyzed anonymous survey feedback from employees working across 60,000 U.S. companies large and small. The ranking is based solely on sentiment ratings given by these employees, from how they rate their CEOs to other workplace culture factors that inspire trust in their employers.

Delta Dental foundation awards $40K in grants to Del. Nonprofits

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has given grants totaling $40,000 to three organizations in Delaware to provide relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Delta Dental says that the unrestricted grants were “intended to help the foundation’s nonprofit partners continue to provide vital services to the most vulnerable members of their communities.” Organizations that received funding include: Hope Medical Clinic in Dover, La Red Health Center in Georgetown, and Ministry of Caring in Wilmington. The grants in Delaware are only a fraction of the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation response. In total, the Foundation has given roughly $11 million to more than 250 organizations across 15 states and Washington, D.C. and plans to make an additional several million in funding available in the coming months to respond to emerging needs as the pandemic continues.