Meeting review: AAPD Annual Session in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, USA: There were lots of smiles at the 2016 AAPD Annual Session, from attendees to exhibitors to the kids taking in all the games and decorations and toys. The exhibit hall offered booth after booth full of everything from dental chairs to isolation systems to lasers and office design ideas. It was hard to know where to go without missing out on anything.

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Tooth loss linked to many bad health outcomes

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: A killer smile can be just as important as a killer resume or a killer LinkedIn profile. And according to a trending infographic on social media reposted from MyCareerTopia.com by Interview Laboratory, a common nonverbal mistake made during job interviews — not smiling — ranked as the No. 3 blunder. Naturally, it’s tough to smile when you’re missing teeth, which strikes one third of Americans today.

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Find it all right here: AAPD Annual Session in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, USA: If there is something you’re looking for when it comes to pediatric dentistry, this year’s AAPD Annual Session is the place to find it. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s meeting is being held through Sunday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Want to work on conflict resolution with your office staff? There is a course for that. How about brushing up on what you need to know about nutrition? You can do that too.

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Meeting review: CDA Anaheim 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif., USA: The 2016 version of CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry — one of the largest annual gatherings of dental-product exhibitors in North America — offered plenty of merchandise for attendees to look at and buy. Every year, the CDA Presents exhibit hall is a favorite vehicle for launching new products and showcasing advancements and improvements with established favorites.

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Edentulism: Implant prosthesis therapies designed to optimize function, esthetics

The total edentulism is a serious handicap that in Italy still affects almost 25 percent of the population age 65 and older. The loss of teeth leads to a severe impairment of quality of life, not only with regard to the ability to chew, but also because of impact on social life and psychological health. A prosthesis for edentulous patients improves chewing efficiency and quality of life.

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Dry vacuum system and air-driven handpiece share traits

ANAHEIM, Calif., USA: New products from StarDental and RAMVAC generated traffic in the DentalEZ Integrated Solutions booth at CDA Presents — where both products made their debut. Kristin Wolf with DentalEZ said the Badger LF dry vacuum system was getting extra attention from dentists with practices in the growing number of communities that have high-use fees or penalties for high-demand water/sewer service users.

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Carestream announces new updates, resource

ANAHEIM, Calif., USA: Whether it’s diagnostic software or dental practice-management software (DPMS), the click of a mouse plays a crucial role in the day-to-day workings of a practice. With that in mind, Carestream Dental announced at CDA Presents updates to its Logicon Caries Detector software to enhance diagnosis as well as a new online resource for DPMS customers to more efficiently support software users.

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Happy 90th birthday, Dr. Len Linkow!

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Dr. Len Linkow celebrated his 90th birthday recently in a big birthday bash hosted by his beautiful daughter, Sheree. Fellow dentists and other friends came from all over the world to honor, celebrate and share the moment. Prominent among the attendees were his grandchildren. A photo of his recent great-granddaughter brought glowing smiles to everyone.

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