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American Academy of Periodontology Executive Director to Retire

Chicago – March 15, 2012 – Alice DeForest, Executive Director of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), recently announced her retirement after 26 years of service. Mrs. DeForest joined the AAP as Executive Director in November 1986.

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Harcum College’s Director of Professional Studies Named to Penn. State Board of Dentistry

Bryn Mawr, PA – March 15, 2012 – Chalfont-resident Theresa Groody, Director of Professional Studies at Harcum College, has been appointed to serve a six-year term as a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry. Groody was confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate and appointed by Governor Corbett to serve as the first Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) on the board.

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Vident Technical Sales Reps Receive In-Depth Technical Training

(Brea, CA) – In the spirit of continuing education and lifelong learning, Vident recently conducted an in-house technical training for its sales representatives at the Vident Training Center in Brea, CA. The hands-on course included all Vident Technical Sales Representatives and was a combination of hands-on learning, discussion and lectures led by Technical trainers Petra Kohlhaas and Thomas Gausmann from VITA’s headquarters in Germany. The training included all aspects of porcelain layering with both metal and all-ceramics as well as CAD/CAM milling of VITABLOCS, furnace programming and pressing. The week-long course even included an overview of denture setup techniques, as well as a hands-on opportunity for each representative to set their own full denture.

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AACD Uncovers ‘Smile Secrets’ With Healthy Smile Recipe Book

MADISON, Wis. (3/13/12)--Recent studies have shown that what you eat can have both a positive and negative impact on your oral health. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is uncovering smile secrets in the kitchen with a “Recipes for a Healthier Smile” e-booklet featuring delicious new recipes that dental professionals can share with their patients for optimal oral health.

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