Centrix Announces New Regional Account Manager for the Northwest

Posted on November 9th, 2015 by

October 2015, Shelton, CT: Centrix is pleased to announce a new addition to the Centrix sales team, Lindsay Prager.

Lindsay is a goal-driven sales professional who will be tasked with supporting the Centrix network of preferred distributor partners in AK, CO, ID, MT, ND, NE, OR, SD, UT, WA and WY. Lindsay was previously a National Sales Representative for dental device maker ContacEZ where she grew her target sales channel by 33%.

Prior to direct sales, Lindsay was in customer support at CAESY dental patient education. There she was charged with inside sales lead development for this division of Patterson Dental. Lindsay has consistently demonstrated her ability to take on new challenges and we believe she will be an invaluable resource for our distribution partners in the Northwest US.

Lindsay is a recent magna cum laude graduate of Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington. She is also an active member of her community where she volunteers for a number of non-profits as well as within the public school system.

Lindsay can be reached at 360-608-5113 or by email at lprager@centrixdental.com. Please contact her to learn how Centrix is making dentistry easier.

Patterson Dental Sparkle Campaign a Big Success

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by


Each year, Centrix participates in many different charitable events, donating dental product, proceeds from sales and even cash and scholoarships to these worthy causes. One of our favorite organizations is the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation…America’s Toothfairy!

What better way to help support this good cause than by participating in the Patterson Dental Sparkle Campaign. We received this lovely note from NCOHF, and couldn’t be prouder of our support.

“Thank you again for your participation in our promotion in partnership with Patterson Dental & their Sparkle publication during May & June. I wanted to let you know that our final numbers have come in! More than $34,000 was raised to support vital oral health education programs, preventive services and treatment for vulnerable children and their families. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for keeping young smiles sparkling!”

Amber Holloway
Communications Director
America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation

Future Dental Hygienists Visit from Korea

Posted on August 28th, 2015 by



Fones Dental School, “The First School of Dental Hygiene”, in Bridgeport, CT, in partnership with SMU University in South Korea, arranged for students to participate in a factory tour at Centrix headquarters.

Led by Toby Hampp and Lauren Thunem, the tour gave a group of future dental hygienists a chance to see Centrix in action, from manufacturing and shipping to sales and marketing. The students were excited to see the manufacturing machinery, the products coming off the assembly lines and the detail that goes into our quality control and packaging.

Also on hand for the tour, Dr. William B. Dragan and John Discko discussed access to oral health and shared their combined years of dental experience with the students. It was a very informative tour for these young future hygienists!

We wish them the best of luck in their studies and in their future careers in the dental industry.

Centrix makes dentistry easier!


Steve Jones joins Centrix to aid dealers in Latin America and Asia

Posted on July 28th, 2015 by

Industry Veteran Steve Jones Will Lead Distributor Sales in Latin America and Asia


July 2015, Shelton, CT:  Centrix is pleased to welcome dental industry veteran Steve Jones to the company. Steve will be managing distributor relations and business development in both Latin America and Asia. Steve has held senior sales and marketing positions with the SybronEndo division of the KaVo Kerr Group, where he consistently achieved double-digit growth in his sales territories.

Steve has an extensive background in new business development and expansion, new product development and launch, distributor and clinician training, and sales turnaround on a global scale. At SybronEndo, Steve held the positions of Director of Latin American Sales, Vice President of International Sales, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, and Vice President of International Sales and Clinical Affairs.

In addition to his impressive international sales and marketing background, Steve is actively engaged in the dental industry as a founder of ROOTS and its Spanish language version, EndoLatinos, two online forums for endodontists to share clinical experiences, opinions, scientific evidence and interesting endodontic cases. The combined forums boast over 40,000 members worldwide with membership continuing to grow.

Steve can be reached at 714-747-6369 or by email at sjones@centrixdental.com. We encourage distribution partners in Latin America and Asia to reach out to Steve and learn how he is making dentistry easier.


Steve, hard at work next to the pool…


Alejandra Mosquera Joins Centrix to Aid Dealers in the Southwest U.S.

Posted on May 6th, 2015 by

May 2015, Shelton, CT: Centrix welcomes Alejandra Mosquera to our talented team of Regional Area Managers. Alejandra is dedicated to assisting our Preferred Dealer Network in the Southwestern US territory (AZ, NM, TX, OK, AR, KS, LA, MO, IA).  Having worked in both clinical and sales roles, she brings a wealth of dental industry knowledge to the preferred dealers and dental professionals in the region.

Alejandra joins Centrix from inVentiv Health where she worked as a brand and sales ambassador for high-profile Johnson & Johnson dental products including Listerine and Reach. There she provided training and educational in-service to dental professionals, and sales support to national dental distributors. She has previously worked in clinical settings as a Registered Dental Hygienist as well as a Surgical Dental Assistant. Alejandra speaks frequently at dental professional meetings and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She also volunteers her time for non-profit groups including Give Kids a Smile and Ronald McDonald House. Alejandra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch and is a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Alejandra can be reached at 281-638-4014 or by email at amosquera@centrixdental.com.

Please contact her to learn how she can help you in the selling process while making dentistry easier.

The TOP Fluoride Varnish in 2015, Centrix FluoroDose®, now available for sale in Europe

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by

April, 2015 - FluoroDose recently received CE 0482 mark approval for sale. FluoroDose features a 5% sodium fluoride cavity varnish, goes on smooth, not sticky, so there is no “wooly” feeling.  Exclusive LolliPack® packaging makes FluoroDose the easiest fluoride varnish to apply while providing the maximum fluoride uptake. It dries when in contact with saliva – no need to worry about “dry fields’” or “moisture control”.  Each unit contains one single dose (0.3ml) of FluoroDose plus one Benda® Brush applicator. Simply peel the cover, dip in the brush, mix and apply.

 “The TOP Fluoride Varnish”   The Dental Advisor Jan./Feb. 2015, VOL. 32, No.1

FluoroDose Product Demo Video: http://vimeo.com/117812839


“I am pleased that our FluoroDose is now available to our European customers.  It is one of our most popular products.  At Centrix, we make preventive dentistry easier.  Great prevention starts with great products.”                                                            - Dr William B. Dragan, CEO and Founder, Centrix


I am an instructor in dental hygiene.  We are impressed with several things about  FluoroDose!  First of all, we really like the creamy and hydrophilic consistency of the product.  With FluoroDose- it goes on smoothly, quickly, and wicks interproximally easily. Secondly, in the past  a lot of children complain about the taste, and some even gagging and throwing up after application of the varnish. This just doesn’t happen with Fluorodose! They rarely complain about the taste.  We LOVE FluoroDose!

Andrea Maddux, RDH, BSDH
Instructor/Community Coordinator
Temple College, Dental Hygiene Program


For more information, product inquiries and orders, visit www.centrixdental.com, contact your dealer, or contact our Centrix European team:

European Dealer, Government & University Sales
Mirja Jackson
Telefon: +49 (0) 2234 949877-0
Gebührenfrei: 0800 2368749 nur in Deutschland
Fax: +49 (0) 2234 949877-8
Email: mjackson@centrixdental.com

Eastern European Sales
Andrei Enachescu
Phone: +4 0723 357 233
Email: aenachescu@centrixdental.com

Centrix Promotes Toby Hampp to Sales Manager Special Markets

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by

April 2015, Shelton, CT: Toby has been promoted to Sales Manager Special Markets for Centrix to focus primarily on Dental Service Organizations, Dental Schools, Government Facilities and Community Health Organizations. His objectives will be to bring increased market share and to actively promote Centrix products by partnering with members of the dental industry as well as service organizations, government entities, community health clinics, and corporate clients. In addition to sales, Toby will be responsible for ongoing training and education within these customer segments, sharing the product knowledge he has gained over 10+ years working at Centrix.

Throughout his career at Centrix, Toby has maintained close relationships with dentists, dealer sales teams and corporate sales to ensure Centrix is consistently bringing to market products that focus on practice care so dental professionals can focus on patient care. As a contributing member to the Research and Development process within Centrix, Toby’s technical expertise has proven a valuable asset to Centrix.

Toby joined Centrix in 2003 as an Account Representative and Product Specialist, helping to bring on board new sales and marketing employees, and conduct product and dental anatomy training. He also provided direct sales support to end-users in this capacity. Toby was subsequently promoted to Regional Area Manager for the Northeast, responsible for reseller and channel member sales support for the more than 300 innovative dental products made by Centrix.

Toby can be reached at 203.513.0774 or by email at thampp@centrixdental.com. Please contact him to learn how Centrix is making dentistry easier.



Mark Ruotolo Promoted to Regional Account Manager for the Northeast

Posted on April 14th, 2015 by

April 2015, Shelton, CT: Mark Ruotolo has been promoted to Regional Account Manager (RAM) for Preferred Dealers in the Northeast, having previously held positions as an inside sales representative and sales team leader for Centrix. He will assume responsibility for the Northeast territory effective April 2015.

Centrix is very pleased to move Mark into the RAM position, as he is a valued employee who has consistently delivered great results in every challenge he’s taken on at the company. He’s been recognized for his achievements every year since joining the company in 2011, first as Rookie of the Year, then Most New Customers, Highest Net Sales and most recently as Employee of the Year for 2014. We know Mark will take great care of the existing client base he has in the Northeast and will continue to seek out partnerships with new customers as well. He is enthusiastic, energetic and committed to building the Northeast territory.

Previously, Mark was in sales and client acquisition for Hilti North America and Toyota Motor Corporation. Mark is also a military veteran, having served four years as a member of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle crew for the United States Marine Corps.

Centrix Regional Account Managers like Mark are instrumental in supporting our Preferred Dealer Network with demos and dentist follow-up during the sales process. Mark can be reached at 203-895-5291 or by email at mruotolo@centrixdental.com. Please contact him to learn how Centrix is making dentistry easier.

Margaret Palmer Dragan (1936 – 2015)

Posted on March 27th, 2015 by

Margaret Palmer Dragan

Devoted wife of Dr. William Dragan.
Beloved mother of Bill, Christopher and Alissa.
Instrumental in the development and early success of Centrix
She will be greatly missed.

Margaret Palmer Dragan, age 78, of Easton, CT, beloved wife of Dr. William B. Dragan, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT, with her family by her side.

Margaret was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Morris S. and Emma (Sangmeister) Palmer, and has since been a long-time Connecticut resident. She was a graduate of Stratford High School and earned a BA in Art History from Manhattanville College. She was a very talented painter specializing in botanicals. Those who attended Margaret’s services saw examples of her talent—beautiful botanical flowers and a favorite of Dr. Dragan’s, a painting Margaret created showing a bird’s nest filled with blue robin’s eggs.

Margaret was a member and Past President of the Easton Garden Club, and the Notre Dame of Easton Church Book Club. She enjoyed working in her many gardens and had quite a green thumb. She also enjoyed traveling the world with her husband… some of her favorite trips were to Italy and Egypt.

Margaret was a talented woman, however, she was first and foremost a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors, in addition to her beloved husband, include her children, William Dragan and his wife Stephanie of Orange, Christopher Dragan and his wife Debbie Bruno of Monroe, and Alissa Dragan and her husband Toby Hampp of Milford, and four cherished grandchildren, Emma, Molly, Max and Mari.

Margaret left them too soon and too suddenly and the grieving will take time, but the love and support they have received makes this hard time a little bit easier.

For more information or to make an online condolence please visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com

Centrix Dental Announces New Vice President Of Sales and Marketing

Posted on October 15th, 2014 by

September 30, 2014, Shelton, CT: 

Centrix, Inc. is excited to announce that Robert Nordquist has joined the Centrix team as Vice President of Sales & Marketing with global responsibility for all customer-facing activities.

Mr. Nordquist is a highly regarded dental industry executive with broad experience in the United States and abroad. He has held senior marketing and sales positions at Air Techniques, Ultradent, Kerr, Coltene/Whaledent and DentalEZ. His experience includes both distribution-based as well as direct sales programs, both building new sales teams and reshaping teams of over 100 sales professionals. Internationally, Robert has strong experience growing distributor networks, as well as having lived in Europe and directly working with distributor customers.

As a marketer, Mr. Nordquist has led all facets of the marketing process and has strong KOL experience to develop clinically relevant marketing and sales programs.

“Centrix is a dentist-centric company that has introduced some of the most important, practice-changing products in dentistry. Dr. William B. Dragan developed the revolutionary unit-dose cartridges for composites and cements and the ‘lolli’ packaging for topicals, varnishes and sealants that has made restorative dentistry more efficient and more effective. Centrix delivery systems remain the gold standard for both Centrix products and those from many other companies.”

Mr. Nordquist is based at the Centrix headquarters in Shelton, CT, USA.

About Centrix

Centrix, Inc. manufactures and sells a complete line of dental products to the dental industry. Our range of over 300 innovative products include temporary crown and bridge materials, applicators, delivery systems, impression materials, cements, and other products that “make dentistry easier”.

For more information, call (800) 235-5862 or visit www.centrixdental.com.


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I am an instructor in dental hygiene. We are impressed with several things about the FluoroDose! First of all, we really like the creamy and hydrophilic consistency of the product. ...with the FluroDose- it goes on smoothly, quickly, and wicks interproximally easily. Secondly, in the past a lot of children complain about the taste, and some even gagging and throwing up after application of the varnish. This just doesn't happen with the Fluorodose! They rarely complain about the taste. Lastly, we are impressed with the "heart" of Centrix! Centrix has generously donated to our Headstart program. We are so very grateful!

- Andrea Maddux, RDH,BSDH (Instructor/Community Coordinator, Temple College Dental Hygiene Program)

Access Edge works great. Superior in many ways to Traxodent and Expasyl. Easier to place and won't pull away when placing. Much easier to rinse away. It doesn't dry up like Expasyl because of the unit dispensing. I am no longer ordering the other two products.

- Dr. Cuevas (Fairfield, CT)

The unit dose fluoride is a real time-saver and easy to apply.

- Dr. Michael Kaner (Trevose, PA)

Clean up and application is much easier using Centrix brushes and applicators.

- Dr. Louis Kaufman (Chicago, IL)

I like Centrix for their innovative products and their desire to make dental practice easier for both the doctor and the patient.

- Dr. Howard Glazer (Fort Lee, NJ)

GingiTrac has simplified my crown and bridge procedures therefore reduced my stress levels.

- Dr. David Hecht (Forked River, NJ)

I will say SuperCure is the best core buildup material out there!

- Dr. Michael Smulewitz (Scotch Plains, NJ)

Encore buildup material easy to use makes cutting preps quicker.

- Dr. Felicia Chu (Elgin, IL)

Access Crown allows me to make temporary crowns in half the time.  No need to polish and the margins are perfectly clear.

- Dr. Randy Pritz (New York, NY)

Tempit is very easy to use and hardens faster and more reliably then Cavit. Like the fast set and one time application of Encore Minimix.

- Dr. Ronald Linden (Shelton, CT)

Access Crown is the best temporary material I have ever used. Curing time and minimal shrinkage are biggest advantages.

- Dr. Ruben Romero (San Diego, CA)

I like Centrix for their innovative products and their desire to make dental practice easier for both the doctor and the patient.

- Dr. Howard Glazer (Fort Lee, NJ)

Tempit is a huge time-saver. Less than thirty seconds to fill after an endo, It honestly takes longer to place the cotton pellet.

- Dr. Jonathan Conover (Cincinnati, OH)

I love using SuperCure!  It's ease of dispensing, bulk curing, and NO WAIT to continue on with my preps are awesome.

- Dr. David Wright (Fresno, CA)

Tempit has a nice working consistency. Doesn't crumble on you like when Cavit gets older.

- Dr. Felicia Chu (Elgin, IL)

Tempit is a time saving, fast setting, easily applied material used to seal endodontically-treated teeth in between visits. The unit dose delivery system is ideal in preventing cross-contamination. There is no mixing, no mess, no fuss. It increases our efficiency by spending less time on mixing, applying and on cleanup. My assistant can't decide which part she likes better, the fact that there's no mixing or no mess.

- Dr. Michael Kaner (Trevose, PA)

The Centrix disposable tubes and plugs are a much more efficient way of delivering materials, both low and high viscosity with less waste. The needle tips are perfectly designed for precise placement of materials whether it's cement in a post prep, a proximal box or a core buildup.

- Dr. Michael Kaner (Trevose, PA)

I've used a whole range of centrix products for many years. They are always finding new and better ways to deliver quality dentistry to my patients. I really appreciate that and I have a great deal of trust in what they create for dentistry.

- Dr. Thomas Ohlson (Stamford, CT)

Centrix fluoride varnish is the best, most cost-effective varnish that we have ever used in our office.  It's the perfect amount for children, teens, and even adults, plus goes on almost invisibly.

- Dr. Gregg Fink (Newark, DE)

Love the GingiTrac, much easier and more comfortable for the patients, instead of packing cord.

- Dr. Felicia Chu (Elgin, IL)

I have been very pleased with the value, time savings, and strength of the Centrix product Access Crown. My assistant is able to make perfect temporaries that don't break in about 5 minutes.

- Dr. Charles Newens (Carmichael, CA)

We used to use IRM but it was so sticky and it sometimes came out by the time our patients got to the parking lot, but then our wonderful Centrix representative told us about Tempit, and we have not stopped using it since.  It is light-cured and saves not only my own time but time for my patients too (because they do not have to come back when their IRM temporary filling comes out)!  Centrix truly makes dentistry for us at Olympia Fields Dental Associates easier...thank you!

- Dr. Roshan Parikh (Olympia Fields, IL)

No crown or bridge impression is made in my office without Centrix's GingiTrac. It's so easy to use, and gives me very accurate impressions every time.

- Dr. Chris Ricker (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

One of the more forward thinking dental supply companies — always looking to reinvent a product to make it better and easier to use. Very responsive to dentist input.

- Dr. Larry Krevitz (Hatboro, PA)

I use Centrix almost exclusively for my temps, really like the ease of use, functional, and esthetic capabilities for a temporary material. I really like the Encore D/C core build up material. Cuts very similar to dentin and I like the delivery system with the unidose and metal tips.

- Dr. Jeffrey Goodman (Pennington, NJ)

I love the GingiTrac system; it is hands down the most efficient time saving retraction system in Dentistry! It works every time and is so much more comfortable to the patient than using retraction cord.  I couldn't practice without it.

- Dr. Craig Sater (Cocoa, FL)

Just about most of the products that I tested made my life a lot easier, especially the Centrix retraction and matrix material and the Access Crown temp material. I have found Access to be one of the best temp materials I have used in my 25 years and the most cost effective.

- Dr. Joseph Romanelli (Fairfield, CT)

Encore DC MiniMix by Centrix makes a Post and Core easier and faster.  Combined with a dual cure bonding agent I cement the post and make the build up at the same time.  It is easier and faster than using a cement for the post and another for the core.

- Dr. Ronald Chaiklin (North Arlington, NJ)

Tempit is a product that I have used for years.  The easy use in sealing endodontic access sites and the fact that it does not adversely affect bond strengths with bonding agents or cements makes this a superior product for everyday use.

- Dr. Terry Hopper (Austell, GA)

I have been using Centrix's Encore D/C MiniMix for over a year now. It is hands down the easiest, most efficient core build-up on the market. The price can't be beat on it as well. This core build-up blows away the competition: it is ridiculously easy to place, it doesn't slump, it cures fast, it stays in place, and it cuts well! What more could you ask for in a core-buildup material?

- Dr. Gary Klein (Harrisburg, PA)

I use Tempit for interim filling of root canal access openings.  The material is easy to adapt and firm enough to hold its shape until set.  Low stickiness to instruments and fast reliable placement with the CR syringe makes it our material of choice for short term provisional filling of the endo access.

- Dr. Jeff Kosoris (Waxahachie, TX)

The CR syringe is our workhorse for composite placement.  Most composites are available in prefilled tips that perfectly fit the CR.  I have found it to be durable, comfortable in the hand, precise in dispensing, and easy to reload with fresh tips.  It's the best product for dispensing composite resin I have found.

- Dr. Jeff Kosoris (Waxahachie, TX)

My Centrix Rep, Tammy Micenko, is experienced, knowledgeable, and has been very instrumental in the common sense implementation of Centrix products in my office. Centrix unit dose packaging has streamlined my practice. There is less material waste and its packaging is aseptic on its delivery at the chair. These products are less chair-side assistant dependent. Centrix products simplify the delivery of care making practice more enjoyable. Thank you Tammy.

- Dr. Tim Crowe (Chicago, IL)

We have switched from UltraSeal XT by Ultradent to Champ exclusively because of its simplicity. When placing sealants, our hygienists only have small window to place the sealants, before the child becomes uncooperative. With Champ, we are able to place the sealant into the grooves securely and efficiently. With the other product, we used to have to take a microbrush and "pat" down the sealant, Champ eliminates this step for us.
Thanks for making sealants go quicker for both our hygienists and our patients!

— Dr. Gary Klein (Klein Family Dentistry), Harrisburg, PA

The beauty of using GingiTrac is that not only does it offer an easy way to get nice gingival retraction, but it cleans the prep area as if you are taking a clean second impression.  Details of the prep are cleaner and easier to read. GingiTrac can be easily used with or without retraction cords depending of depth of preparation and tissue thickness.

— Dr. Allen Schneider (Springfield, VA)