Interview: ‘An alternative to any procedure’

John Russo DDS, MHS, is a periodontist in Sarasota, Fla. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and received a periodontics certificate from the Medical University of South Carolina as well as a master in health sciences degree. Today he is a clinical assistant professor of periodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina, a diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a nationally recognized expert in dental implants and bone grafting.

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Extraction Academy can help clinicians take skills to next level

Under the guidance and mentorship of the Extraction Academy faculty, dentists from around the world can participate in a hands-on, live patient extraction course. The faculty includes a dentist/pharmacologist, a periodontists, two oral surgeons and three general practitioners. During the two-day live surgical sessions (next on Sept. 12-13 in Los Angeles, 26 C.E. series), doctors can take their clinical and surgical skills to the next level.

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ICOI and its German affiliates to celebrate World Congress in Berlin

The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), its component society, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Orale Implantologie (DGOI), and German affiliate, Bundesverband der Implantologish Tatigen Zahnarzte in Europa E.V (BDIZ EDI), will join hands as they present ICOI’s World Congress XXXII in the capital of Germany, Berlin. The dates for this World Congress will be Oct. 15-17.

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Workshops, exhibits abound at Northern California gathering

It’s not just the top speakers in dentistry who attract attendees from across the country and even internationally to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco. The California Dental Association meeting, Thursday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Aug. 22, also delivers one of the busiest tradeshows, with more than 400 exhibiting companies displaying the industry’s latest products and services during all three days of the meeting.

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New study shows dental treatment during pregnancy is safe

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: It’s safe for pregnant women to undergo dental treatment with local anesthetics, according to a new study published in the August issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). “Our study identified no evidence to show that dental treatment with anesthetics is harmful during pregnancy, and yet so many pregnant women avoid going to the dentist,” said study author Aharon Hagai, DMD.

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More than a quarter of U.S. adults are dishonest with dentists about flossing

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: As part of its national “Love the Gums You’re With” campaign, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) released a new national survey that reveals more than a quarter (27 percent) of U.S. adults admit they lie to their dentist about how often they floss their teeth. Additionally, more than one-third of Americans (36 percent) would rather do an unpleasant activity, such as cleaning the toilet (14 percent), washing a sink full of dirty dishes (18 percent) or waiting in a long checkout line (14 percent).

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Schein and Patterson among OSAP award recipients

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), the advocate for “The Safest Dental Visit,” honored its leadership awards recipients during its annual symposium, held recently in Baltimore. Henry Schein Dental and Patterson Dental were co-recipients of the 14th Annual Dr. Milton Schaefer Award, for their service and ongoing contributions to OSAP.

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Periodontitis researcher receives grant from National Institutes of Health

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: University of Louisville School of Dentistry student Jae Lee has received a four-year individual grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help fund his seven-year DMD/PhD degree. The grant, which is awarded to students enrolled in a combined doctorate-level program that includes both research and clinical study, will provide $161,238 over four years.

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