CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: The ToothFairy is flying a little higher these days, thanks to a commitment from international dental product manufacturer Septodont, which is donating a portion of Toothfairy BPA-Free Pit & Fissure Sealant sales to America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) to expand preventive care programs for at-risk children.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA: Hosted by the California Dental Association Foundation and CDA, the CDA Cares volunteer dental program provided more than $1.9 million in charitable dental services to 2,099 people Oct. 2-3 in Fresno. In addition to providing dental services at no charge to Californians who experience barriers to care, CDA Cares educates the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net, which includes a well-functioning Denti-Cal program.
MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. held a full-day dental education program focused on digital dental technologies at the 2015 China Dental Show in Shanghai. The exclusive education program, endorsed and supported by the Chinese Stomalogical Association (CSA), took place on Sept. 24 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.
Background of orthodontic education in early 1900s: During the 1940s-1950s, dentists seeking to specialize in orthodontics were required to work for several years with an established, board-certified orthodontist as a preceptor (Asbell, 1988; Wahl, 2006). In addition to learning to become clinically proficient, additional science courses were necessary, such as: growth and development, human anatomy, physiology, histology and biomechanics.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA: The design by Montalba Architects for Studio Dental’s mobile unit has been honored with four awards for its innovative, technologically enhanced design. The project received honors from national, regional and local chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), including the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH), AIA California Council (AIACC) and AIA San Francisco (AIASF).
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Dental Association recently announced an exclusive endorsement with DRB (Darien Rowayton Bank) allowing ADA member dentists the opportunity to refinance existing federal and private undergraduate and graduate school loans at a lower rate to save tens of thousands of dollars, on average.
Henry Schein Orthodontics (HSO) recently announced that Dr. Dave Paquette has joined its company as lead clinical advisor. Paquette will be working with the HSO’s research and development teams and leading the HSO clinical advisory boards in evaluating new products and procedures that advance the state of orthodontic treatment.
NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The Oral Health Alliance paid homage to Dr. Anthony Volpe at its recent annual gala, held once again in Chicago. A man of commitment and honor, Volpe is worthy of recognition, with endless achievements, including a recent trip to Israel to assist in Dr. D. Walter Cohen’s initiative, “Bridges to Peace.” Volpe has been involved in Israel’s oral health development for more than 20 years, supporting among other things both the Hebrew Dental School and the Palestinian Dental School.
Summer comes early to Colonial Williamsburg. Poppies, our nation’s brilliant symbol of remembrance, are in full bloom by Memorial Day. I just love the town’s wigmaker’s shop, which also would have doubled as the town barber shop. It was fashionable for well-to-do young ladies to have their heads shaved at such shops prior to being fitted for a wig. By 1775, the year this living-history site is modeled on, the barber no longer extracted teeth.