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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

IADR: the premiere research association worldwide

April 21, 2009

Miami, FL, USA: The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has 11,300 individual members worldwide, 45 per cent of them in United States, and one of its fastest growing divisions is Brazil. Dr Christopher Fox, executive director of IADR, said the association has “grown in Latin America by 23 per cent between 2007 and 2008,” and also in Asia.

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‘We need to eradicate caries from the face of the Earth’

April 20, 2009

Miami, FL, USA: Executive Director of the FDI World Dental Federation Dr David Alexander said in an interview with Dental Tribune at the 87th General Session and Exhibit of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), that for too long dentistry and dental policy makers have been counting numbers of decayed teeth, instead of focusing on real issues such as quality of life. He advocates for radical change in the attitude and language used by dentists, and for a bold move to eradicate caries from the planet.

ADA launches program to provide dental care in underserved areas

April 20, 2009

CHICAGO, IL, USA: The American Dental Association (ADA) recently launched a pilot program in several states to deliver needed dental care to underserved people in urban, rural and Native American communities. The program, developed by the ADA over the past several years, creates a new dental health team member, the Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC).

Infiltration: a new treatment for caries

April 17, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: The president of DMG America, George Wolfe, couldn’t be happier. German-based researchers associated with DMG obtained the IADR “Materials and Bioengineering Research Award” for their investigation on Resin Infiltration of Natural Caries Lesions using “Icon,” the new revolutionary resin of the company.

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FOLA and Greater New York Dental Meeting strengthen partnership

April 16, 2009

NEW YORK, NY, USA: Dr Adolfo Rodriguez, president of the Latin American Dental Federation (FOLA), reached an agreement to further increase the amount of Spanish-language conferences at the upcoming 2009 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), the largest dental expo and scientific congress in the United States.

Interview with FDI President-elect Roberto Vianna

April 16, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: The FDI World Dental Federation main mission is to contribute to the development and dissemination of policies, standards and information related to all aspects of oral health care. Under the presidencies of doctors Michele Aerden, Burton Conrod, and the upcoming one headed by Brazilian dentist Roberto Vianna, the FDI has been extremely active in the world stage, promoting oral health, attending industry exhibitions such as the International Dental Show in Germany, and participating at events such as the 87th Session of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR). In Miami, Dental Tribune talked to FDI’s president-elect.

A revolution in biological adhesives

April 16, 2009

Memphis, TN, USA: Dr Franklin Garcia-Godoy, one of the main investigators in the United States and up to now assistant dean for research in restorative dentistry and pediatric dentistry at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, has been named senior executive dean for dental research at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

‘Webinars are the future of dental education’

April 16, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: “The meetings of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) are an extremely efficient way to exchange research ideas,” said Dr Maria Fidelia de Lima, vice president of IADR, and dean of the Bauru School of Dentistry at the University of Sao Paulo (FOB-Bauru).

New research adds colour to gum disease detection

April 16, 2009

Dentists at the Temple's Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry in the United States have found that a simple colour-changing oral strip can help detect gum disease in a patient more quickly and easily than traditional screening methods.

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Social networking for dentists – made easy

April 16, 2009

What is a social network? For as long as humans have walked the earth we have been social creatures. We pride ourselves on family and form groups in order to survive. These groups not only allow us to survive but also thrive leading to new ideas and innovations. Well, the Internet, and some other factors, led to the diminishment of local groups and group activities.

Infiltration: a new treatment for caries

April 16, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: The president of DMG America, George Wolfe, couldn’t be happier. German-based researchers associated with DMG obtained the IADR “Materials and Bioengineering Research Award” for their investigation on Resin Infiltration of Natural Caries Lesions using “Icon,” the new revolutionary resin of the company.

Colgate introduces another breakthrough in dental sensitivity

April 14, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: Colgate-Palmolive introduced at the 87th Session of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in Miami a new product for in-office use that prevents dental hypersensitivity for long periods of time.

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