Industry News

Pitt Offers Dental Informatics Program

PITTSBURGH, PA: November 15, 2011- The University of Pittsburgh is seeking applicants for MS, PhD, and postdoctoral positions for its training program in dental informatics. These programs provide training in a cutting-edge discipline which is focused on the application of computer and information science to improve dental practice, research, education, and management. A full scholarship, stipend, and health insurance are being offered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to eligible individuals.

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AAP Honors Award Recipients during 97th Annual Meeting

CHICAGO—(November 14, 2011)—The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) awarded excellence in the field of periodontology amongst its members at the 97th Annual Meeting, held November 12-15, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida.

“I am greatly honored to recognize the achievements of my colleagues who have contributed so much to the field of periodontics as well as to the American Academy of Periodontology,” said AAP President Dr. Pamela McClain. “The efforts of the 2011 award winners show that great innovations continue to come from the field of periodontics. I hope that their hard work and achievements will help to inspire all who work in our profession.”

Individual Awards

Gold Medal Award:

The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Academy and is sponsored by Sunstar Americas, Inc. This year, the Academy recognizes Dr. Donald F. Adams for his outstanding contributions to the field of periodontics. Over the past 40 years, Dr. Adams has served as chairman of the American Board of Periodontology, president of the American Academy of Periodontology, and on over 30 Academy committees, 11 of which he chaired. Dr. Adams is known for his legacy of mentoring and leadership that continues to help advance the field of periodontics today.

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SureSmile Conference Set for March 1-3 in Dallas

RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Registration is now open for the 2012 SureSmile Conference to take place at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, March 1- 3, 2012. All SureSmile orthodontists and their staffs, as well as any orthodontist interested in learning more about digital technology and how it is advancing their specialty is invited to attend. To register, go to http://www.suresmile.com/conference. SureSmile 6.0 - the newest version of SureSmile orthodontic technology - will be unveiled at the conference for all attendees. Hands-on training for this new release will be available throughout the conference for doctors.

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Vident Announces New Online Continuing Education Videos

(Brea, CA) – Vident has announced the launch of a new online continuing education program which features prominent dental advocates on a range of technical topics, including denture setups, porcelain layering and FDA guidelines.
Current course offerings include: denture setup techniques for full arch, single arch and lingualized occlusion featuring Dennis Purinton, CDT, porcelain building techniques with Dr. Ed McLaren and “Basics of the FDA for the Dental Lab” led by Gary Morgan of Safelink Consulting.

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