Screening for a new revenue source in your own practice

Most dental professionals, by now, should be well aware of the rapid changes altering the dental playing field. The market-driven changes, such as corporatization of the industry and oversupply of new dental graduates, have been well highlighted in professional publications, and despite an increase in the frequency of dental caries, particularly in young children, after decades of decreasing incidence, the dental profession, unlike its medical counterpart, relies on the ability to treat just a handful of diseases.

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ICOI symposium heads to sunny San Diego

Known for its ideal weather conditions, the seaside city of San Diego, Calif., will host the International Congress of Oral Implantologists’ (ICOI) Summer Symposium this August. The venue will be the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel, a stone’s throw from Old Town of San Diego. The theme for this meeting will be “Implant Dentistry as a Team Sport: Together, We can Achieve More.”

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AO offers a new certificate in implant dentistry

In response to a growing number of Academy of Osseointegration members seeking distinction in the field of implant dentistry, the academy is launching the AO Certificate in Implant Dentistry. This certificate represents the highest standards of excellence in implant dentistry, and distinguishes practitioners’ continuing education efforts and knowledge to patients and colleagues around the globe.

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The California Implant Institute introduces new Master of Oral Implantology Program

The Advanced Surgical and Prosthetic Master of Oral Implantology Program is offered exclusively by the California Implant Institute (CII) in collaboration with the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). The program is designed for the general dentist, as well as specialists in the field of prosthodontics, periodontics and endodontics who are interested in developing or strengthening essential skills and solid, scientific knowledge in order to provide safe and efficient implant treatments.

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Study: Graft can help improve gums’ support for existing implants

Dental implants are usually needed when teeth are lost because of gum disease or injury to the soft tissues that support and protect the teeth. These same problems can affect the soft tissue that protects dental implants. These clinical soft-tissue issues can make it a challenge to place fixed dentures or crowns. A recent article in the Journal of Oral Implantology explains how a newer type of xenograft can help improve the existing soft-tissue support for existing dental implants.

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Kess receives Lifetime Leadership Award from New York State Dental Foundation

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. announced today that Steven W. Kess, vice president, global professional relations, and president of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, received the Lifetime Leadership Award from the New York State Dental Foundation (NYSDF). Kess was recognized at NYSDF’s Foundation of Excellence Awards Luncheon, held June 4 at the New York Marriott in Brooklyn.

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Simply Hygiene: A resource created to serve the dental hygiene profession

PITTSBURGH, Pa., USA: Simply Hygiene is an employee-owned resource for dental hygiene professionals. Working with schools to help streamline the student kit process, Simply Hygiene also assists students and hygienists with individual accounts to offer savings and an easy ordering process. Visit www.simplyhygiene.com to learn how to open an account or request more information on how we can support your specific requirements.

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