Search Dental Tribune

Educational offerings come alive at ADA meeting


The latest news in dentistry free of charge.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Dr Lee Ann Brady and Dr Peter Fay demonstrate impression technique for multiple implants during an Education in the Round session at the recent ADA meeting in Hawaii. (DTI/Photo Fred Michmershuizen)
Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

By Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

Tue. 6 October 2009


HONOLULU, HI, USA: When it comes to continuing education, dental professionals who traveled to Hawaii for the ADA’s 150th Annual Session were in the right place. The ADA meeting had C.E. courses for all practitioners, no matter what specialty area they practice in.

Courses were divided into five separate tracks — dental assistant, preventive, team building, esthetic dentistry and new dentist. Of particular interest at this year’s meeting was the popular Education in the Round series, in which live patient procedures were performed in a fully functional dental operatory.

Dr Samuel Low offered a demonstration of periodontal treatment, and Dr Jon Suzuki demonstrated crown lengthening. Dr Steve Ratcliff and Dr Jorge Ramirez demonstrated implants for terminal dentition, and Dr Lee Ann Brady and Dr Peter Fay demonstrated impression technique for multiple implants. Dr Terry Tanaka demonstrated TMD treatment, and Dr Wynn Okuda demonstrated esthetic restorative treatment using composite resin.

At the ADA’s Live Operatory Center (LOC), meeting attendees were able to receive free C.E. right on the exhibit hall floor. The focus was on the latest in high-tech innovation.

Meeting attendees interested in CAD/CAM technology were able to learn from clinicians offering step-by-step instruction on live patients using the CEREC system from Sirona and the E4D system from Henry Schein Dental. Questions from audience members helped keep the proceedings moving along at a nice pace.

Another presentation being offered at the LOC, ‘150 High-Tech Products on One Stage,’ demonstrated in an insightful manner how technology can enhance a dental professional’s ability to provide optimal patient care. Tips on how to make intelligent purchasing decisions were also offered.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *