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Hygienists group supports Dental Reform Act of 2012

July 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has issued a news release commending Sen. Bernard Sanders, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for their leadership on oral health issues.

New saliva biomarker test helps detect oral cancer

July 30, 2012

Advanced Laboratory Services, in collaboration with a research team at the University of Southern California, has developed a new test that can assist health care professionals in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of oral cancers. Advanced Laboratory’s saliva biomarker test measures three specific biomarkers that play a role in cancer development.

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Father of CT scanner dies

July 30, 2012

KENSINGTON, Md. & WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: One of the pioneers of CT scanning technology for use in medicine has died at the age of 86. Robert S. Ledley, a trained dentist turned biomedical researcher from New York City, passed away on Tuesday last week, family members told U.S. media.

UCLA School of Dentistry receives funding to increase care for infants, young children

July 25, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA: The UCLA School of Dentistry has received major new funding to help improve the oral health of children in underserved populations. First 5 LA, the child advocacy and grant-making organization, awarded the UCLA School of Dentistry and its partners $9 million to increase access to dental care for Los Angeles children from birth to age 5.

Registration opens for dental office manager conference

July 25, 2012

RED BANK, N.J., USA: The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) has announced that registration is open for this year’s conference, to be held in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sept. 6-8. Courses are already starting to fill. The conference will take place at the Westin Kierland Resort. The program lineup will offer up to nine continuing education hours toward AADOM’s Fellowship Program.

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Steve Martin and Martin Short to entertain at CEREC celebration

July 25, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nev., USA: Sirona Dental Systems, a company that pioneered digital dentistry more than 25 years ago and is a leading producer of dental CAD/CAM systems, recently signed two entertainment legends to appear on stage during its upcoming CEREC 27 and a half Anniversary Celebration. Attendees will receive a double whammy of laughs when comedy icons Steve Martin and Martin Short perform their unique live show, “A Very Stupid Conversation.”

CareCredit continues support of American Dental Association Foundation for sixth consecutive year

July 24, 2012

For the sixth consecutive year, CareCredit has continued its support as founding donor of the American Dental Association Foundation Give Kids A Smile Fund, with a $100,000 donation. The donation was made earlier this year in New York City, where the 10th Anniversary of Give Kids A Smile Day was celebrated by opening the NASDAQ market and touring Give Kids A Smile events at the New Jersey Dental School and Bergen Community College Hygiene Program.

AAID Annual Meeting to focus on various implant treatment options

July 24, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Washington, D.C., is the site for the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, from Oct. 3-6. This year, as befits a venue in the nation’s capital just a month before the presidential election, the main podium programs will include separate debates on 10 different topics in implant dentistry.

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gIDE to host 4-day implant hands-on workshop

July 23, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA: From July 24 to 27, Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE) will host its quarterly four-day Advanced Implant Therapy certificate course and implant hands-on workshop in Los Angeles. Participants will learn the latest implant techniques for successful soft-tissue management, extraction site grafting, ridge preparation and regeneration for implant placement.

AAE to hold joint session with pediatric dentists

July 23, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In lieu of a 2012 Fall Conference, the American Association of Endodontists will hold a joint symposium in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Nov. 9-10 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The multidisciplinary conference will highlight new and emerging treatment options for traumatic injuries using an evidence-based approach.

Underserved in Philadelphia receive free care, thanks to AGD and AGD Foundation

July 19, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., USA: More than 240 volunteer dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and University of Pennsylvania dental students and faculty provided free dental care recently to 325 Philadelphia residents during the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and AGD Foundation third annual outreach project, “Nation of Smiles, One Smile At a Time.”

Former surgeon general calls for midlevel providers

July 18, 2012

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: Twelve years after issuing a landmark report that offered a framework for improving access to oral health, former Surgeon General David Satcher said that profound oral health problems still exist for large portions of the population and issued a renewed call for action to expand access to oral health care, particularly in light of the millions of children expected to gain dental benefits through the Affordable Care Act in 2014.

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Several endodontists receive top honors

July 18, 2012

BOSTON, Mass., USA: During its Annual Session, held recently in Boston, the American Association of Endodontists recognized six individuals with the organization’s highest honors and awards. Dr. Jerome V. Pisano received the AAE’s highest honor, the Edgar D. Coolidge Award, given for leadership and exemplary dedication to dentistry and endodontics.

Interview: Witnessing the evolution of digital impression solutions

July 17, 2012

Since 1982, dentist Svend Carlsen has used various differing intra-oral scanners for taking impressions digitally. Carlsen spoke about developments in digital impression systems and how technology can help dentists in their daily work. “It all started with a digital chairside solution, where we had both the technology to digitally record the tooth and the milling equipment to manufacture the crown,” Carlsen said.

Gear up for charitable Bike Ride

July 16, 2012

MIS Implants Technologies, based in Fair Lawn, N.J., will be holding its second Bike Ride on July 29. This year, participants will be riding for Ninos de la Luz (Children of the Light), an organization that funds an orphanage for the “lost boys” of the Dominican Republic.

ICOI to celebrate 40th anniversary at World Congress XXIX

July 16, 2012

Upper Montclair, N.J., USA: The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) will commemorate 40 years of implant education and camaraderie when its hold its World Congress XXIX in Orlando, Fla. The dates of this event are Sept. 20-22. The venue for this World Congress will be the World Center Marriott Hotel.

Handpiece engineers focus tightly on clinicians’ needs

July 12, 2012

Lots of companies like to talk about being responsive to customer needs. NSK, a global manufacturer of dental handpieces and other small-motor equipment, walks the talk with devices created solely in response to customer feedback. One of the most telling examples is the S-Max Pico, the handpiece with the industry’s smallest neck and head size.

gIDE Institute unveils new training center

July 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA: Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE), founded in 2003 in Los Angeles, is now equipped with a high-tech, modern training center fully integrated with an advanced surgical suite and complete with audio/video capabilities. Previously limited to 16 participants, the remodeled institute now accommodates up to 25 professionals with a large-screen viewing of up-close surgery.

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