Dr. Chad Gehani, who in 1975 came to the US from India and in the fall of 2019, just months before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, was elected the 156th President of the American Dental Association, has a remarkably calm demeanor. This character trait was useful to him when he had to navigate without compass the challenge of the pandemic as the leader of the dental profession in the US, which he did mostly remotely from his private practice in Jackson Heights, Queens.
September 17, 2021 | News
Observed annually on Sept. 17, World Patient Safety Day aims to raise global awareness about patient safety and calls for action to reduce patient harm. The theme for this year is “safe maternal and newborn care.”
September 9, 2021 | News
A recent survey of practicing dentists conducted by the California Dental Association shows that 94 percent of surveyed dentists in the state are vaccinated against COVID-19. The online survey was conducted May 26 to June 8 jointly by CDA and the California Department of Public Health.
September 9, 2021 | News
After being canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry is welcoming dental professionals back to the Moscone Convention Center. (And for those who are not here in person, an interactive virtual event is being held simultaneously!)
September 8, 2021 | News
As the COVID-19 landscape continues to evolve, nonprofit organizations, especially those that facilitate access to health care, need support more than ever as they explore ways to deliver essential services to individuals safely ― and typically at an increased financial cost.
September 8, 2021 | News
Although they’re preventable, cavities are the leading chronic childhood disease in America. Many low-income families lack basic dental hygiene products in their homes. When kids can’t brush every day to keep their smiles healthy, the pain of tooth decay can keep them from eating, sleeping and attending school. Their poor oral hygiene habits contribute to the vicious cycle of poverty.
The Greater New York Dental Meeting, which was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this year, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 (Friday through Wednesday).
September 7, 2021 | News
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizers of dental meetings to change gears, to reinvent and to reassess. Many associations are returning to live gatherings after having events canceled last year.
CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry will be held Sept. 9 to 11 (Thursday through Saturday). The meeting, which was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held in person at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for those attending in person.
Medit, a company known as a leader in 3-D digital solutions, has released Medit Model Builder, software that helps you quickly and easily create physical models from digital oral scan data. It’s free to get started.
September 1, 2021 | News
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Cellerant Consulting Group has announced the 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award winners. “During such a challenging year in dentistry, these extraordinary companies and their technologies have earned the right to celebrate for their perseverance and commitment to technological innovation,” said Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group and creator of the Best of Class Technology awards program.
August 31, 2021 | News
Designs for Vision has several new and innovative products, including Infinity VUE, Panoramic Field and REVEAL.
When asked what the future holds for Kettenbach Dental, Jens Kuhn, president of the company, offers a simple answer: “We definitely want to become the obvious choice for every dentist, every day.” Since its founding in 1944 and its subsequent invention of the first impression silicone, the company has built a reputation as an innovator of products of the highest-possible quality.
August 28, 2021 | News
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) has developed a quiz to help people determine if they are a candidate for dental implants. Designed to be a starting point for people researching tooth replacement options, the quiz asks five questions about oral health and based on each person’s answers generates a recommendation.
August 25, 2021 | News
ROSEMONT, Ill. – More than one in four children born with a cleft lip and/or palate face a geographic disadvantage to access certified treatment for their condition, especially in the South and rural areas of the United States, according to a new study.
August 18, 2021 | News
Can I as a health care employer require my employees to get COVID-19 vaccines? If I require staff members to be vaccinated, what proof can I request them to provide? What should I do if a staff member refuses to be vaccinated?
August 12, 2021 | News
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), recently released a new position statement on vital pulp therapy, which preserves the vitality and function of the dental pulp after injury resulting from trauma, caries or restorative procedures.
August 11, 2021 | News
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., USA: Earlier this year, Planmeca USA, known as a leading manufacturer of dental imaging and CAD/CAM equipment, announced a partnership with the newly formed MOD (Modern Optimized Dentistry) Institute in Charleston, S.C.