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Hands-on course to be offered on microscopic restorative dentistry

May 14, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA: Those who are interested in cutting-edge, microscope-enhanced dentistry will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience this summer. IDEA — the Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy — will offer a hands-on workshop, Microscopic Restorative Dentistry: The Wave of the Future, 16–17 August. The course will be taught by Dr Ken Hovden.

‘Smile Experience’ exhibit to open at National Museum of Dentistry

May 12, 2009

BALTIMORE, MD, USA: The National Museum of Dentistry will open a new exhibit, The Smile Experience, on 6 June. The multimedia presentation will reveal the amazing power of a smile, from a historical look at how people have sought to enhance their smiles since ancient times to the impact that modern cosmetic dentistry now has on creating healthy smiles that give people confidence and change lives.

Those who save teeth get energised in Orlando

May 11, 2009

ORLANDO, FL, USA: Nearly 4,000 dental professionals gathered at the Gaylord Palms here for the 2009 Annual Session of the American Association of Endodontists. The meeting, held 29 April through 2 May, offered specialists and GPs a chance to learn about the newest products and techniques.

Dentist establishes CE programme at NYU, receives honor

May 8, 2009

NEW YORK, NY, USA: Dr Jan Linhart and his wife, Ellen Linhart, have established the New York University College of Dentistry Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program at Dr Linhart’s alma mater. In honor of this act of philanthropy, New York University College of Dentistry recently inducted the couple into the Sir Harold Acton Society.

Six years supporting Innovation in Oral Care Awards

May 8, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: “This is our sixth year supporting the International Association for Dental Research’s Innovation in Oral Care Awards, said Stan Lech, vice president for Global Research & Development for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, who explained that it is IADR who picks the winners for their outstanding service to dentistry.

Leukaemia drug helpful in treating head and neck cancer

May 8, 2009

LEIPZIG, Germany: A new anti-leukaemia compound, currently being studied at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City in the US, has revealed promising results for treating head and neck cancer. According to a press note released by the university last week, the new class of chemotherapy agents, known as histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDAC), succeeded in killing tumour cells that had been removed from head and neck cancer patients and grown in the laboratory.

New dental association aims to make profession eco-friendly one toothbrush at a time

May 7, 2009

BERKELEY, CA, USA: The Eco-Dentistry Association (EDA), an international association of dental professionals, has been launched by the creators of the country’s first green dental office to give colleagues access to eco-friendly practices and consumers the power to encourage their dentists to adopt earth-friendly methods.

ADA names Dr Kathleen O’Loughlin executive director

May 7, 2009

CHICAGO, IL, USA: Dr Kathleen T. O’Loughlin of Medford, MA, USA, has been selected by the Board of Trustees of the American Dental Association to serve as the next ADA executive director/chief operating officer, effective 1 June. Dr O’Loughlin becomes the first female executive director in the ADA’s 150-year history.

New products are introduced at AAE meeting in Orlando

May 5, 2009

ORLANDO, FL, USA: Many companies launched new products at the 2009 Annual Session of the American Association of Endodontists. The meeting, which was held here 29 April through 2 May, showcased the products and services of dozens of exhibiting companies.

Endodontists gather in Orlando

May 1, 2009

ORLANDO, FL, USA: Nearly 4,000 dental professionals gathered at the Gaylord Palms here for the start of the 2009 American Association of Endodontists Annual Session, which opened this week. Wearing a bright orange tie, Dr Louis E. Rossman, president of the AAE, officially kicked off the meeting Thursday morning with a vigorous and heartfelt speech that was fitting for this year’s theme — Engage, Energize, Educate.

This year’s AAO Annual Session in Boston offers plenty to see, learn and do

April 30, 2009

BOSTON, MA, USA: From facial aesthetics through the ages to the discussion of early childhood treatment to the merits of cone-beam computer tomography, the 109th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists, being held 1–5 May at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, promises no shortage of topics to debate, discuss and detail.

New York’s Ninth District Dental Association marks a 100-year milestone

April 29, 2009

The Ninth District Dental Association in New York state, a regional association with more than 1,600 members, is marking its 100th anniversary this year with a Centennial Celebration. A black-tie gala will be held on 2 May at the Hotel Thayer at West Point featuring a dinner dance and cocktail hour. Commemorative exhibits and memorabilia will be on display, and attendees will have the opportunity to tour the military academy.

OSAP offers resources for dentists to help prevent spread of swine flu

April 28, 2009

ANNAPOLIS, MD, USA: The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) is providing special online resources to help dental professionals protect themselves and their patients from swine flu. The Swine Flu Resources section of the OSAP Web site includes an overview of the disease, up-to-the-minute reports on the current outbreak, tips for prevention and links to additional in-depth information. The site is a one-stop shop for current information on the swine flu epidemic.

Greater New York Dental Meeting’s many partnerships benefit exhibitors and attendees alike

April 27, 2009

In an interview with Dental Tribune, Dr Robert R. Edwab, executive director of the Greater New York Dental Meeting, discusses how the meeting’s many partnerships benefit exhibitors and attendees alike.

OSAP invites dental professionals to ‘spread the word’ on infection prevention

April 27, 2009

ANNAPOLIS, MD, USA: The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) will hold its 2009 Symposium, Infection Prevention: Spread the Word, 11–14 June at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center, Plano, Texas, USA. According to OSAP, the symposium is a ‘must-do’ for anyone concerned with infection control and safety in dentistry. Internationally known experts will teach attendees how to make infection control practices ‘stick’ and help professionals do things right the first time. Up to 20 hours of CE credit are available.

Dr Janet Stoess-Allen talks about neuromuscular dentistry and her love of orthodontics

April 24, 2009

In an interview with Dental Tribune, Dr Janet Stoess-Allen, an orthodontist who practices in New York, NY, USA, discusses her background, her love of orthodontics and why she thinks all residents should learn about neuromuscular dentistry.

AAE meeting offers 197 hours of CE, dozens of exhibitors — and the Beach Boys!

April 22, 2009

Orlando, FL, USA: The American Association of Endodontists will hold its 66th Annual Session 29 April to 2 May at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center here. The theme for this year’s meeting, which will draw attendees from across the United States and from around the world, is Engage, energize, educate.

Enamel weakened by teeth whitening

April 21, 2009

LEIPZIG, Germany: New research has shown that human teeth can lose some enamel hardness following the application of teeth whitening products used in the home. According to lead author Shereen Azer, Assistant Professor of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry at Ohio State University in the US, the average loss of enamel ranged from 1.2 to 2 nanometres on the treated teeth.

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