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Sybron State-of-the-Art Continuing Education Center

Sybron Dental Specialties Unveils State-of-the-Art Continuing Education Center

Orange, CA – September 20, 2010 – Sybron Dental Specialties (SDS), Inc. announced the official opening of the Sybron Learning Center (SLC), a state-of-the-art continuing education center designed to provide dental professionals the opportunity to demonstrate and learn cutting-edge best practices.
The 15,000+ square foot facility, located directly adjacent to the Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks in Anaheim, Calif., will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 28, 2010 to commemorate the occasion.
This cutting-edge learning center is equipped with the latest laboratory and multimedia technologies, including: full film and broadcast capability, a primary surgery suite, a 200-seat auditorium and a 50-person bench laboratory with adjoining observation room, four fully functional operatories and an x-ray room equipped with 3-D panoramic, Pan/Ceph, & intraoral  x-ray imaging.
SDS President Daniel Even said: “Sybron Dental Specialties further commits to our already high-quality educational offerings across all of our business units through the addition of the Sybron Learning Center. Continuing education through our network of key opinion leaders has always been a Sybron trademark for spreading the message on our great products and new technologies.”

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Oral Health Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults

ADA Conference to Seek Oral Health Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults
 People with disabilities also focus of national coalition conference

CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2010 – The American Dental Association (ADA) is extending invitations to those concerned about the oral health of vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities to attend a national conference and help shape the future of oral health care for this underserved and growing population.
The national coalition conference titled, “Oral Health of Vulnerable Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities,” <>  is set for Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.
“We look upon this conference as the first step in building a consensus among a multi-disciplinary group of professionals in seeking solutions about oral health care for the vulnerable older adult and the disabled,” states Dr. Raymond F. Gist, ADA president-elect.  “We are looking for attendees’ ideas, collaboration and support in helping frame the conference’s recommendations that could be used by many sectors, including educational institutions, professional organizations and policy makers.”

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Patterson Dental Introduces Eaglesoft 16

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (August 26, 2010) – Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. announces the latest version of its integrated dental software—Eaglesoft 16. Users will discover a new look, new functionality and enhanced adaptability in the software, with the same technological advances that have made Eaglesoft the leading clinical and practice management software.

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National Dental Hygiene Month this October

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Celebrates Revamped
National Dental Hygiene Month this October
Chicago-September 13, 2010—For its 2010 celebration, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in collaboration with Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, manufacturer of Orbit® sugarfree gum, has restructured its National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) format, with a renewed focus on developing healthy habits on the go, community service and recognizing the day-to-day efforts of dental hygienists nationwide.
“National Dental Hygiene Month is a prime time to not only honor and celebrate dental hygiene and hygienists, but also to make the public more aware of the practices that ensure optimal oral health,” ADHA President Caryn Solie, RDH, said. “Teaming up with the Wrigley Company will help promote this message and give dental hygienists opportunities to reach out to their communities and make a difference.”

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