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I'm not a dentist, but there seems to be a lot of bad stuff brewing in people's mouths!

New statistics indicate that the prevalence of periodontal disease in the United States may be significantly higher than originally estimated.

This is according to research published in the Journal of Dental Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) which suggests that the prevalence of periodontal disease may have been underestimated by as much as 50 per cent...Yikes!

You can read the full details here:


Will this change the way you do anything in your practice? Patient communications, patient education literature, info on your web site?

I'm curious and hope this post will spark a lively discussion.

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CEREC® 25th Anniversary Celebration (C25) will be held August 26 – 28that Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Charlotte, NC (May 21, 2010) - Sirona Dental Systems, LLC is celebrating the 25-year anniversary of its CEREC® CAD/CAM system with a three-day CAD/CAM extravaganza geared toward all
dental and laboratory professionals.

The milestone CEREC 25th Anniversary Celebration (C25) will take place August 26 – 28th atCaesars Palace in Las Vegas. Participants can earn up to 18 CE credits while enjoying CAD/CAM-focused workshops, premium entertainment, and plenty of memorable celebrations among luxurious accommodations provided by Caesars Palace.

Following Sirona’s “CAD/CAM for Everyone” philosophy, the CEREC 25th Anniversary program offers an extensive list of CAD/CAM courses for the entire dental team. Programs include clinical techniques, practice management, marketing, hygiene, and hands-on workshops. The celebration is open to all who want to advance their CAD/CAM education and experience. Attendees can also explore the C25 exhibit hall showcasing top dental companies and their products and services.

Sirona plans to present a “who's who” of digital dentistry during the CEREC 25th Anniversary. An outstanding educational curriculum will be taught by the most prominent lecturers in the dental and lab community, including:

  • Dr. Gordon Christensen
  • Dr. Rella Christensen
  • Dr. Dennis Fasbinder
  • Mr. Jim Glidewell
  • Dr. Paul Homoly
  • Mr. Imtiaz Manji
  • Dr. Edward A. McLaren
  • Prof. Dr. Albert Mehl
  • Dr. Mark Morin
  • Prof. Dr. Werner H. Mörmann
  • Mr. Bill Mrazek
  • Dr. Sameer Puri
  • Mr. Matt Roberts
  • Dr. David Roessler
  • Dr. Frank Spear
  • Mr. Ingo Zimmer, and many more!
Celebrity entertainment includes appearances by Olympic Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner, the Second City Comedy Troupe, and five-time Emmy® Award winning comedian and actor Dennis Miller.

Attendees are also invited to celebrate in style at the sophisticated WHITE PARTY taking place at Pure Nightclub on Saturday night. The WHITE PARTY promises to be the hottest dental event of the decade! An “Entertainment-Only Pass” is also available for a spouse or guest who chooses to attend social events only.

“Attendees have the opportunity to build long-lasting business relationships and join thousands of fellow CEREC and inLab® owners and educators by registering now for this once-in-a-lifetime event,” remarked Michael Augins, President of Sirona Dental Systems. “The C25 celebration is slated to be a great place for additional CAD/CAM education provided by the best in our field, as well as a great open communication forum for Sirona, our colleagues, clients, associates, and other professionals who hold the same interests. This event is intended for everyone, just as one of our top goals in the past 25 years has been providing accessible CAD/CAM for everyone.”

Moreover, doctors and laboratories are encouraged to take advantage of special early registration packages:

  • Register in the months of May and/or June and receive Thursday (Aug. 26) night free at Caesars with full-price tuition
  • Sign up in May & June: Bring along 2 staff/lab personnel members at regular tuition rate and get 1 staff member free!
For more information and/or to register for Sirona’s CEREC 25th Anniversary Celebration, please log onto www.CERECVIP.com, or call 877-360-6275.

About Sirona Dental Systems, LLC

Recognized as a leading global manufacturer of technologically advanced, high-quality dental equipment, Sirona has served equipment dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 125 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including
CAM restoration equipment (CEREC® and inLab®); digital and film-based intraoral, panoramic, and cephalometric X-ray imaging systems; dental treatment centers; and handpieces. Visit http://www.sirona.com for more information about Sirona and its products.

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Houston, TX – May 13, 2010 ClearCorrect, Inc., the clear alternative in advanced and affordable transparent orthodontic aligners, otherwise known as invisible braces, has expanded its 2010 spring/summer dental meeting schedule with exhibitor debuts at the following meetings:

  • California Dental Association Scientific Session, Anaheim: May 14th-16th, booth #154
  • Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, Seattle: June 17th-18th, booth #910
  • Academy of General Dentistry Annual Meeting, New Orleans: July 8th-11th, booth #921
According to ClearCorrectfounder and prominent cosmetic dentist Dr. Willis Pumphrey, "We’ve been

very successful during our exhibitor debuts for the Greater New York, Yankee and AAO meetings. Dentists looking for an affordable, clear alternative to braces obviously appreciate the opportunity to
speak to a ClearCorrect representative. Therefore, we’re doing everything we can to answer the questions of as many dentists as possible.”

While at the CDA and PNWDC meetings, ClearCorrect will be running a special promotion, whereby dentists who register to become ClearCorrect providers will receive a coupon to attend a full-day, CE-accredited workshop normally priced at $995.00 for the reduced fee of $895.00.

For newly registered ClearCorrect providers unable to attend the hands-on workshop, training webinars may be a more convenient option. The regular webinar fee is $995.00, but has
been reduced for
CDA and PNWDC attendees to $895.00. What’s more, webinar participants
will receive 50% off one
ClearCorrect case of their choice.

For updated workshop and webinar information, schedules, and registration, please call 1-888-331-3323, or visit http://www.clearcorrect.com/doctors/courseschedule.asp

During the AGD Meeting, of which ClearCorrect is a corporate sponsor, the company will be conducting a CE course on July 9th, which will enable dentists to become ClearCorrect providers. The registration fee is $995.00, with AGD members receiving a $100.00 discount

In addition, each registered AGD member dentist will be able to bring one auxiliary at no charge. Additional auxiliary staff will be charged $200.00 each, and must attend the course with a registered doctor. Dentists interested in attending the course and becoming a provider can register through
the AGD, contacting Alexa Curtis at 1-800-243-3368 ext. 4339, or by sending an email to meetings@agd.org.

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The MyPerioPath® test from OralDNA® Labs which determines the causeof periodontal infections just received a great review from DentalProduct Shopper. 4.8 out of possible 5! One evaluator described the testas “a game-changer” and added that it has “created an entire shiftwithin my practice. It allows us to treat more thoroughlyandsuccessfully, which has created very appreciative patients.”

TheMyPerioPath® test is distributed exclusively through Henry ScheinDental. Whether you are a dentist, hygienist or Schein rep, you shouldread the entire review...http://bit.ly/auHDuP
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Lanmark Group Research will be moderating a series of research interviews on behalf of a leading dental equipment manufacturer at the upcoming CDA Scientific Session in Anaheim, CA.We are looking for 10 practicing dentists to provide professional feedback that will be used in the design of an ergonomic dental chair.The research interviews will last only 30 minutes, and will be conducted on Friday, May 14th, at the Anaheim Marriott at 700 West Convention Way, which is just a short walk from the Anaheim Convention Center.There will be five ½-hour sessions in the morning, and five ½-hour sessions in the afternoon.There will be a $100 honorarium for each of the 10 participants selected. If you are interested, please contact Erin Foster via e-mail at efoster@lanmarkgroup.com.Please be prepared to provide Erin with your name, address, office and cell phone numbers, e-mail, area of specialty, years in practice, and whether you prefer a morning or afternoon research interview session.Thank you for your interest.
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