NASHVILLE, Tenn., USA: With the doors to the exhibit hall thrown open and the educational sessions continuing at a rapid pace, there was no time to rest Friday during the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the 92nd Annual Session as hygienists from all over the country gathered to celebrate their profession and to catch up on what’s new.
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: A recently released National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief details the results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011-2012. The NHANES survey is co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).
CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation recently announced a partnership with the American Pharmacists Association Foundation (APhA). America’s ToothFairy will collaborate with APhA Foundation to raise awareness of the issue of untreated oral disease in children. “It is astonishing that one in five children go without dental care,” said Mindy Smith, executive director of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation.
NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. recently announced a new agreement with OrthoSynetics, a provider of administrative, marketing and financial services to 350 orthodontic practices across the United States. The agreement designates LED Medical Diagnostics Inc.’s subsidiary LED Dental as the preferred imaging technology supplier for OrthoSynetics.
NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The American Society of Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) met this year in Baltimore for its 38th annual conference. Founded in 1976, the ASDA is considered the nation’s first esthetic dental society. Others followed, but only after ASDA founder Dr. Irwin Smigel courageously bucked the rigid, monolithic dental organizations of the era. He stimulated the public to want more appealing smiles and teeth, and he encouraged dental professionals to meet this challenge.
My Orthodontist mobile app is the latest addition to Dolphin’s line of mobile products. It is also Dolphin’s first product designed for the patients to use, and we’re pretty excited about it. The response from practices has been overwhelmingly positive. Using My Orthodontist on their iOS or Android device puts your practice in the center of their lifestyle.
NEW YORK, N.Y. USA: Dental hygienists around the nation are gathering at the Music City Center Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., from June 17 to 20 for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the 92nd Annual Session. According to meeting organizers, ADHA members, guests and exhibitors will come together as a community to reflect on the great strides dental hygiene has made in the past century and to celebrate the limitless possibilities of future advancements in the profession.
Earth Day this year coincided with some of the best walking weather New York City has seen in a very long time. I was lucky enough to have been out of the office and up on an elevated park called The High Line. Once a stretch of railway designed to bring produce and other goods into the city, it is now a diverse landscape of natural beauty. Even on the hottest day, soft breezes flow up from the nearby Hudson River. It took about 10 years from conception to completion.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., USA: Dr. Sara Creighton and Lowell Caulder, co-founders of Studio Dental, hired Los Angeles-based Montalba Architects to design a 26-foot-long mobile dental unit to travel to businesses to offer convenient dentistry. Working with only 230 interior square feet, the architects created a visually spacious interior while creatively packing Studio Dental’s required program, including a sterilization room, waiting area and two operatories.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA: Gov. Jerry Brown recently announced that Jayanth V. Kumar, DDS, MPH, will serve as California’s new state dental director. For years, the California Dental Association has advocated for a state dental director — the establishment of this position is a major achievement for the state’s oral health program and access to care planning goals.