ANNAPOLIS, Md., USA: Leslie E. Grant, DDS, MSPA, has been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record. The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievement by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. Nearly 400 women were nominated for the statewide honor.
PORTLAND, Maine, USA: For over a decade, oral health stakeholders and concerned residents in Maine have been developing a comprehensive plan to respond to the dramatic shortage of dentists in the state. Fifteen of the state’s 16 counties have been identified as dental health shortage areas, and a high percentage of its practicing dentists will retirement age within the next five to 10 years.
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Oral Health America (OHA) is holding its 14th annual NSTEP (National Spit Tobacco Project) slogan contest. Teaming up with Little League Baseball and Softball, the contest calls on players ages 8-14 to create a compelling, 10-word phrase describing the dangers of spit tobacco for a chance to win a trip to the Little League Baseball World Series.
PORTLAND, Maine, USA: The University of New England community was deeply saddened by the death of James B. Hanley, DMD, dean of the College of Dental Medicine, in late May following a battle with cancer. With much love and respect for Hanley’s career accomplishments and warm friendship, his colleagues in the College of Dental Medicine have named an endowed scholarship fund in his honor.
NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Approximately 20 Team Schein Members participated in a TeamSmile event on Saturday, July 11, during Major League Baseball’s All Star Weekend in Cincinnati. During the event, 116 children received complimentary oral health assessments and treatment at the US Bank Boys and Girls Club.
BIBERACH, Germany: With its large range of indications and improved possibilities for planning and diagnosis, 3-D imaging offers an interesting addition or even alternative to 2-D radiographs. However, the criteria for choosing a 3-D imaging solution to match the individual practice requirements can be challenging. A free webinar, presented by the KaVo Academy on July 22, will explain how to select the most suitable system for your practice.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: As a child growing up in Prestonsburg, Ky., Brandon Stapleton, DMD, had unique jaw problems requiring surgery to correct his bite. His gratitude for the work of his dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons created in him a desire to follow in their footsteps. “I wasn’t raised with things handed to me; I always had to work hard,” Stapleton said.
Registration is open for the Power of Digital Dentistry Conference, a first-ever conference bringing together Planmeca Romexis, Imaging and CAD/CAM Users. The conference will be held Oct. 16 and 17 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. The conference will feature more than 20 panelists, speakers and industry leaders, with more than 30 educational and hands-on courses led by imaging and CAD/CAM industry leaders.
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is set to hold its 101st Annual Meeting from Nov. 14 to 17 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Offering over 25 hours of continuing education credits, the 101st Annual Meeting provides more than 40 different courses relevant to periodontal care, including treatment technique advances, emerging technologies, scientific advancements, practice development and management, clinical applications, and more.
PADUA, Italy: From 11 to 13 June, international implant manufacturer Sweden & Martina hosted its 13th Premium Day in Padua. The international congress on implant prosthodontics was attended by 1,400 participants from more than 15 countries. The theme of the event reflected the company’s mission to supply innovative clinical solutions that simplify daily dental practice.