MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada: At the 45th Journees dentaires internationales du Quebec (JDIQ) meeting, it seems that everyone who is anyone in the dental field was there. Meeting organizers put together an event offering valuable educational opportunities, fun-filled special events and access to a comprehensive selection of products for the dental profession.
NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Russell D. Nishimura, DDS, a prosthodontist from Westlake Village, Calif., and professor emeritus at UCLA School of Dentistry, was appointed president of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) at the organization’s annual business meeting, held March 14 in San Francisco. He succeeds former AO President Joseph E. Gian-Grasso, DMD, a periodontist from Philadelphia.
SEATTLE, Wash., USA: Paul Casamassimo, DDS, the director of the AAPD’s Health Policy Center, succinctly sums up the unique way AAPD serves its membership: It puts them second. “Much of what our organization has accomplished has happened because we’re fine with putting children ahead of our own profession,” Casamassimo said Friday during a break from visiting with members in the AAPD Bookstore in the exhibit hall.
LEIPZIG, Germany: With the establishment of digital photography in dental laboratories and practices, the work of interdisciplinary teams has been improved a great deal. However, the correct use of a modern digital camera in the daily dental routine is still a technical challenge for many. In a webinar presented by the Dental Tribune Study Club on May 26, an expert will discuss simple, as well as innovative, approaches to better documenting a patient’s teeth and smile.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Children need smaller portions – this is true when it comes to eating meals, and when addressing topics such as imaging. It is under this premise that the profession of dentistry is joining the Image Gently campaign to raise awareness about special considerations needed for pediatric dental radiology, and to promote radiation safety.
LEIPZIG, Germany: In a webinar presented by the Dental Tribune Study Club to be broadcast on May 29, an expert in restorative dentistry will introduce the newest generation of composites from international dental manufacturer COLTENE and explain how these facilitate chairside veneering with composite enamel shells.
LEIPZIG, Germany: The combination of digital media makes dental treatment processes not only easier, safer and more standardised, but also provides a high degree of flexibility—regarding the choice of implants, as well as the design of individually milled abutments. A webinar presented by the Dental Tribune Study Club on May 22 will explain the application of digital technologies to achieve predictable aesthetic and functional results in restorations.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., USA: Pre-teen Natalie never expected anything but your typical orthodontic routine when she stepped into Dr. Sean Carlson’s office. However, her story is a little different. “He did an i-CAT scan and found out that I had a rogue tooth that sort of changed everything,” Natalie said.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., USA: As thousands of orthodontists descend upon the City by the Bay this week, innovation and progress is sure to be top of mind for most here at the American Association of Orthodontists 115th Annual Session, being held at the Moscone Center. In addition to the vast array of educational sessions available, the exhibit hall is a veritable throng of the latest advances in the orthodontic industry.