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By The Staff

Healthpark Dental adds high-tech scanner

Swedish Healthpark Dental Arts in South Jeffco has added a new dental impression system that replaces the unpleasant “goop” involved with making impressions of teeth.

The Cadent iTero system enables Dr. Chris Mehlhoff to use an electronic wand to optically scan the area to be restored. The method is designed to make the process more comfortable and make restorations that look and feel more like real teeth.

“Once patients experience the benefits of iTero, we are certain they will come away impressed, and wuth a great smile to boot,” says Mehlhoff.

The office is at 6169 S Balsam Way, Suite 330. For more information, visit cbmehlhoff@msn.com or call 303-933-8230.

Infinite Power Solutions wins two industry awards

Infinite Power Solutions Inc., a maker of innovative solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film micro-energy storage devices, has received two industry awards for its Micro Power Module — Sensors magazine's Best of Sensors Expo 2009 silver award and the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting Award for Best Technology Development.

Unveiled last March, IPS' Infinergy delivers continual power (when combined with ambient energy harvesting transducers) to micro-electronic devices such as embedded wireless sensors.

The Best of Sensors Awards honored the most exciting new products on display at the Sensors Expo & Conference, which took place the week of June 8 in Chicago.

The IDTechEx Energy Harvesting Awards were handed out June 3 at IDTechEx's Energy Harvesting Conference in Cambridge, England. IPS was one of two companies that received an award, with Infinergy being heralded as Best Technology Development in the area of energy harvesting.

Ivy League ACT ace shares notes

He aced his ACTs two years ago. And he's sharing his notes.

Ryan Brog, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a 2007 graduate of Mullen High School, isn't resting on his high school laurels.

After attaining a near-perfect score on the ACT exam (35 English, 30 math, 34 reading, 32 science), Brog will be spending his summer teaching Ivy League hopefuls how to succeed in testing and admissions processes.

The Littleton resident was selected to be an instructor for the Littleton/Denver branch of Ivy Insiders, an innovative test prep company started by Harvard undergraduates that offers classroom and tutoring programs with ACT score improvements of 4 to 5 points, on average.

The course costs $699, or $999 with private tutoring; financial aid and discounts are available.

Brog was in the top 1% of his senior class at Mullen High School, where he was an AP Prospective students can contact Brog at ryan_brog@ivyinsiders.com.

West Chamber honors members at Chairman’s Inaugural Celebration

Together We Can Grow; Together We Can Prosper was the theme for the West Chamber’s 2009 Chairman’s Inaugural Celebration at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities.

More than 300 members of the Jefferson County business community gathered to recognize outstanding chamber members and to witness the passing of the gavel to 2009 board chair Timothy H. Wolfe of the Sheraton Denver West.

Consolidated Mutual Water Co. celebrated 50 years of chamber membership, and five other members celebrated 25 years of being involved.

The West Chamber Ambassador of the Year award was presented to Mariana Jensen from Mariana’s Kitchen & Interior Design. Jensen prides herself in her enthusiastic attitude in welcoming new members and her support of chamber programs through participation in most everything the chamber does.

The Elected Official of the Year award went to former state representative Cheri Jahn. In her eight years, Jahn used her experience as proprietor of Colorado Housekeeping Services to bring common sense and a unique perspective to the legislative process and worked tirelessly on behalf of small businesses and economic development in Colorado.

The West Chamber presented the Non-Profit of the Year award to the Jeffco Action Center. Since 1968, the center has been providing essential stabilizing services to Jeffco residents who are in danger of becoming homeless, or attempting to move out of homelessness. It serves as a haven of hope for the thousands of working poor who come through its doors every year.

The West Chamber’s Business of the Year award was presented to Kathleen and Jim Curtis of the Village Roaster.

Wolfe ended the event by challenging attendees to reach deep and find ways to collaborate with fellow business owners and community organizations to strengthen the Jefferson County community. He also discussed each citizen’s personal responsibility in helping our community prosper and grow.

For more information about the West Chamber, call 303-233-5555 or visit www.westchamber.org.