Donation Toothbrush Testing Machine to UNC’s Adams School

14 May 2019

WE are proud to support the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry with our recent donation of a toothbrush simulation testing machine.

“A critical key to our ability to bring our customers and their patients the most effective and safest materials possible is to support independent research at such pioneering institutions as UNC’s Adams School of Dentistry, which is renowned for its dental materials research,” said George Wolfe, President DMG.  

"We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of DMG,” said Scott S. De Rossi, DMD, MBA, dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry. “It is because of contributions like these that we are able to work toward our ultimate goal of becoming the global model for oral health education, in care and discovery."

DMG’s goal is to streamline the lives of dental professionals by producing premium quality dental materials that put their customers in a better position for clinical, operational and financial success. The company’s commitment to innovation is fostered by its strong collaborative relationships with many partners, including:

  • Dental schools
  • Private educational and research organizations
  • Product testing facilities
  • Leading dental practitioners and influencers


The need for a toothbrush simulation testing machine was first discussed in a meeting between Dr. Taiseer Sulaiman, Assistant professor, Division Director of Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials, Department of Restorative Sciences at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, and Dr. Susanne Effenberger, DMG Head of Clinical Research, during her spring 2018 tour of the dental school.  Discussion topics also included an educational grant by DMG and two possible in-vitro studies to be conducted by Dr. Sulaiman’s Biomaterials Laboratory at the school to confirm the quality of the chemical properties of an innovative new DMG material for use in dental practices.  In the fall of 2018, plans for both the educational grant and the donation of the tooth brush simulator were finalized, and two months later the agreement for the two research projects was finalized.  The tooth brush simulation testing machine was delivered to the school in early 2019. Read more about DMG’s legacy of giving back.

“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to DMG for their continuous support of research in our Biomaterials Laboratory at the UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry,” said Dr. Sulaiman. “Their support allows us to provide clinicians with guidelines and recommendations that support newly introduced materials. Maximizing the clinical relevance of in-vitro testing may help bridge some of the gaps that are currently present. With machines like the toothbrush simulator, we can investigate many properties related to surface gloss, roughness and color stability. DMG understands the importance of supporting research institutions with such equipment, and of enabling researchers and clinicians to have a better understanding of dental materials with the ultimate goal of providing our patients the best care possible.”

Learn more about the UNC Adams School of Dentistry