Industry News

ADA Launches Virtual Component of 2011 Annual Meeting

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2011 –In addition to Facebook, Twitter and a mobile app, the American Dental Association (ADA) is offering its members the opportunity to attend a virtual version of the ADA's 152nd Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Oct. 10-13 in Las Vegas. ADA members will be able to access, free of charge, a variety of events, programs and activities taking place at the meeting.

"The ADA Annual Session is such an awesome experience that we want to share as much of the event as possible with all of the profession," said Kevin Laing, D.D.S., chair, Council on ADA Sessions. "Unfortunately not everyone is able to be with us in Las Vegas, so we are reaching out to them in their homes and offices with live feeds from the meeting."

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Pelton & Crane Donates Equipment to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy

(Charlotte, NC – September 27, 2011)   A generous donation of dental equipment from Pelton & Crane, a world innovator in dentistry, to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothfairyÒ (NCOHF) will provide much needed furnishings to nonprofit dental programs serving at-risk children and their families.  This donation will enable thirteen NCOHF Affiliates to continue to meet the ever-growing need for oral health services for the underserved. 

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Lean Principles and the Dental Office

Health care providers today are feeling significant pressure to work more efficiently and streamline procedures in their offices. The pressure can come from insurance companies, patients, or the government, but the message from all parties is to reduce costs and avoid waste. For dentists faced with the pressures of running their own practices, the push toward greater efficiency can be internal as well, based on a desire to minimize unnecessary costs and keep the practice running profitably.

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UofL School of Dentistry Celebrates the Completion of $45 Million Renovation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville today marked the completion of a two-year renovation with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The $45 million project added more than 20,000 sq. feet and renovated another 211,000 sq. feet. The school had received few updates since it moved from Brook and Broadway to Preston Street in 1970.

"UofL has a mission to improve the lives of people in the Commonwealth, and this is a visible way in which we are accomplishing that goal," said James Ramsey, PhD, UofL President. "If we are to provide the education and training for the next generation of health care providers for Kentucky, we must remain on the leading edge of teaching and training practices, which requires the appropriate investment in new technology. This renovation will enable our students to have the best possible learning environment."

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