Industry News

Dentist Provides Dental Care in Afghanistan

For the past eight years, Santa Barbara, California dentist Dr. James G. Rolfe has improved the lives of the Afghan people through his organization, the Afghanistan Dental Relief Project. Dental care conditions in Afghanistan are severely compromised with only 134 dentists to serve a population of 27 million. Sterilization practices are lax and untreated dental conditions resulting in death are not unheard of.
Dr. Rolfe established his organization to provide dental treatment facilities in underserved areas of Afghanistan, to staff these facilities with volunteers and to train the Afghan people in dentistry.

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Darby Dental Promotes Jeffrey Daly

Jericho, NY (November 4, 2010) – Darby Dental Supply, LLC, the largest all-telesales national distributor of dental merchandise, recently promoted Jeffrey Daly to national business development manager.

A seven-year veteran of Darby’s sales team, and former sales supervisor, Daly will report to Darby’s national sales manager, Scott Walsh, in the company’s Jericho, Long Island headquarters. Daly will be responsible for facilitating sales across all Darby locations and working with vendors to develop sales programs and incentives.

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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

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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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