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Holiday Shopping With a Toothy Twist

Museum Shop offers unique finds for dental professionals

BALTIMORE, MD (November 4, 2010)–Where else can you find ice cube trays shaped like dentures, frosting-flavored floss, and necklaces with silver tooth charms? From whimsical molar stools and children's toys to professional gifts to honor friends and colleagues, the National Museum of Dentistry’s Museum Shop offers distinctive items for anyone with a taste for tooth-related trinkets. Shop on site at the Museum’s historic location in downtown Baltimore, Maryland – or shop online at http://www.smile-experience.org/shop.

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American Association of Endodontists Launches New Website

CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists has developed and launched a new website that offers more content and easier navigation for dental professionals, members and patients. The enhanced site’s home page provides immediate access to the current issue of the Journal of Endodontics, features a complete calendar of U.S. and international endodontic events, offers current news from the AAE and other dental outlets, as well as links to various AAE communities, including RSS feeds, discussion forums, Facebook and YouTube. All pages in the site contain a link to the Find an Endodontist search engine.

Immediate Past President Dr. Gerald N. Glickman was the chair of the special committee that was charged by the AAE Board of Directors with creating a website that would be more accessible. “Internet usage has increased significantly in the past 10 years, and these improvements provide a wealth of free resources and continually updated information in an appealing, easy-to-use format,” he explained.

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EAO awards first certificates in implant-based therapy

Brussels, November 04, 2010 – The European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) has awarded its first ever certificates in implant-based therapy.

Four dentists from Japan, Sweden and Portugal, were the first to be awarded the certificates earlier this month after undergoing a rigorous final examination to test their skills and knowledge.

The four successful participants, Dr. Lennart Dageborn (Sweden), Dr. Nobuyuki Nakai (Japan), Dr. Yoshiaki Takanashi (Japan) and Dr. Joao Tondela (Portugal) were among 10 dentists who originally submitted documentation of previously treated cases as the first part of their examination.

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President Elected for the American Academy of Periodontology

CHICAGO – (November 1, 2010) – Donald S. Clem, III, DDS, of Fullerton, California was installed as President of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Board of Trustees during its 96th Annual Meeting, held October 29 – November 2, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

An AAP member since 1982, Dr. Clem previously served on the Board of Trustees as President Elect in 2010, Vice President in 2009, and Secretary/Treasurer in 2008. In addition to the Board of Trustees, Dr. Clem has served on multiple Academy Committee’s and Task Forces, including the Strategic Planning Committee, Education Committee, and the Editorial Liaison Committee. He was President of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation in 2003. Dr. Clem is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Past President of the California Society of Periodontists.

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