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More than 4,000 gather for celebration of CEREC

August 20, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nev., USA: A record number of dental professionals gathered at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino recently for Sirona’s CEREC 27 and a half year Anniversary Celebration, where they witnessed the launch of two major products: the new CEREC Omnicam 3D intraoral camera and Schick 33 intraoral sensor.

Dental Spouse Business Network (DSBN) added to AADOM’S 2012 conference events

August 17, 2012

RED BANK, N.J., USA: The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Dental Spouse Business Network (DSBN). The DSBN was created by AADOM to address the specific needs and challenges of office managers whose spouses are the dentist in the practice. This popular event has filled a need for this niche group of dental office managers. It is approved for 1 C.E. credit toward the AADOM Fellowship Program.

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A smile for Haley

August 16, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Haley was afraid to smile and even laugh. When she smiled, it was quickly followed by cruel jokes and harsh nicknames like “Hillbilly Hick Haley” from her classmates. She hated to laugh because once her peers saw her crooked teeth, their laughter would be at her expense. If she did, Haley shamefully covered her mouth with her hands, in an effort to spare herself from the ridicule that always followed her smile.

3–D dental imaging meeting to be held in Denver

August 16, 2012

DENVER, Colo., USA: The Sixth International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging will be held Oct. 25-27 at the Inverness Hotel & Conference Center. The theme of the meeting, which will offer resources for those who practice in implants, orthodontics, TMJ and airway, OMS and periodontics, is “Moving from 2D to 3D Treatment Planning.”

BIOMET 3i marks 25th anniversary

August 15, 2012

BIOMET 3i, a world leader in oral reconstructive devices, is pleased to announce its 25th anniversary. Founded as Implant Innovations Inc. (“3i”) on May 27, 1987, by Dr. Richard Lazzara, a periodontist, and Keith Beaty, an engineer, the company has grown to 1,000 employees with its global headquarters located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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3-day, in-depth CBCT course set

August 15, 2012

The C.E. program “The Comprehensive Cone Beam Program” will be held in Phoenix, Oct. 4-6, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Conference Center. The three-day, comprehensive C.E. program, taught by Dale Miles, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), is for potential cone beam computed tomography buyers and existing owners of cone beam machines who want additional training with the technology.

Journal of the California Dental Association outlines California fluoridation

August 15, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA: The August issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association focuses on a variety of topics, including the gains made in fluoridation in California within the past decade, the methods used to achieve fluoridation, and an illustration of those methods with specific examples from San Diego and San Jose.

Dental organizations team with Ad Council in campaign on children’s oral health

August 14, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: According to a survey released by the Ad Council, less than half (44 percent) of parents in the United States today report that their children brush their teeth twice a day or more. In time for back-to-school season, the Ad Council is launching a number of English and Spanish-language public service ads. The ads are being distributed to media outlets nationwide.

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CDA offers tips to avoid dental emergencies

August 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA: With parents and children enjoying the recreational sports and activities that typically come with warm summer weather, the California Dental Association is providing tips to avoid oral injuries and dental emergencies. Popular summer activities, like swimming, baseball and biking can increase the potential for injuries to the teeth and mouth.

Greater New York Dental Meeting registration opens

August 10, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Registration is open for the 2012 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), the largest dental congress and health care meeting in the United States, with 53,789 attendees from all 50 states and 127 countries in 2011. A significantly expanded international program accommodated 6,656 international visitors in 2011, with sessions in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Russian.

Inaugural Multicultural Oral Health Summit recognizes DentaQuest Foundation

August 9, 2012

BOCA RATON, Fla., USA: DentaQuest Foundation, a philanthropic organization committed to the improvement and promotion of optimal oral health, was recognized for its service by the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA), National Dental Association (NDA) and Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID) at the first-ever Multicultural Oral Health Summit, a joint convention in Boca Raton, Fla.

3D Endo Symposium to be held

August 9, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., USA: J. Morita has announced the 3D Endo Symposium continuing education event. This full day course is tailored for endodontists on the topic of 3–D/CBCT technology and will include lectures, as well as an interactive session and hands-on training. The 3D Endo Symposium will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, located in Dana Point, Calif.

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ADHA names director of governmental affairs

August 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) recently announced the appointment of Ann Lynch as director of governmental affairs. As leader of the division, Lynch’s responsibilities include overseeing the strategy and execution of ADHA’s advocacy efforts on the federal level in Washington, D.C., and directing the governmental affairs staff in their support and counsel to ADHA’s state organizations in all their advocacy initiatives.

ADA offers practical guide to patients with medical conditions

August 8, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering a new publication, The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions, to help dentists deliver safe and coordinated care for patients with chronic medical conditions with a book that provides detailed references, images and expert advice from 25 academicians and clinicians.

AGD and ADA agree that more study is needed on midlevel providers

August 7, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) applauds the recently released American Dental Association (ADA) series of studies on the economic viability of independent midlevel providers in dentistry. The ADA retained ECG Management Consultants (ECG) to study the economic viability of independent midlevel providers in five states (Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire and Washington) based on current outside interest in instituting independent midlevel providers in those states.

CDA Foundation honors Dr. 
Thomas Levy with Dugoni Faculty Award

August 6, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA: The CDA Foundation has honored Thomas Levy, DDS, MS, as this year’s recipient of its Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award. CDA established the award in 2004 in recognition of Dugoni’s accomplishments in dental education and organized dentistry. The award acknowledges and supports eligible faculty affiliated with the state’s six dental schools for their exceptional leadership, innovation, collaboration, compassion, philanthropic spirit and integrity in dental education.

Dr. Robert Genco receives award from AAP

August 2, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, director of the University at Buffalo Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) and UB professor of periodontics and endodontics is the recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology’s Distinguished Scientist Award for 2012.

ADA: Selective use of CBCT offers advanced point-of-care imaging

August 2, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In the August issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) presents an ADA report with recommendations for the safe use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in dental practice. This imaging method provides three-dimensional detail of oral and maxillofacial structures, which can help clinicians, provide improved treatment and lead to better patient outcomes.

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