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Dr. Fleur A. Blethen

Dr. Fleur A. Blethen

Empathy, tenacity, and perseverance are keys to this clinician’s flourishing practice  What can you tell us about your background? I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and lived there until I was 13 years old. My family relocated...

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Dr. Ernest Reeh, Practice Profile

Dr. Ernest Reeh, Practice Profile

Focus on patients, family, academics, and endodontics What can you tell us about your background? I have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in business. I was accepted off of the alternate list for dental school and then attained...

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Practice Profile - Dr. Anthony Horalek

Practice Profile - Dr. Anthony Horalek

Practice Profile | Dr. Anthony Horalek: The art and science of endodontics.

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GuttaCore® system: a step forward in the evolution of endodontics

GuttaCore® system: a step forward in the evolution of endodontics

Dr. Andrei Zoryan dispels some of the common myths surrounding carrier-based obturation Carrier-based gutta percha Carrier-based obturation (such as Thermafil®, GT® obturator, ProTaper® obturator [Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties]) is one...

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Endodontic retreatment of a lower right first molar with WaveOne®

Endodontic retreatment of a lower right first molar with WaveOne®

Dr. David C. Baker uses a technique that facilitates quick and predictable results Patient history The patient is a 34-year-old female who was referred by a local colleague. She had broken her lower right first molar and complained of some general...

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The Laschal FXP set incorporates transferred oscillation technology

Background There are other ultrasonic devices on the market that depend upon direct contact with a separated file to loosen and remove. However, it is absolutely impossible to restrict the contact of the tip to the file remnant itself. The vibrations...

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Practice Management

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Secrets to financial and personal freedom for endodontists

Secrets to financial and personal freedom for endodontists

In part 1 of his series, Dr. Ace Goerig offers the first steps to becoming debt-free I was presenting at a recent AAE national meeting with over 200 endodontists in the room, and I asked the question, “How many of you are completely debt-free?” ...

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Ethics, morals, and law in the professional office

Ethics, morals, and law in the professional office

Dr. Bruce H. Seidberg discusses how ethical and moral behavior are governed by law A relationship exists between medicine, dentistry and the law1 (Figure 1). Dentistry is to medicine as medicine is to dentistry: They have a cause and effect...

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Feedback – lateral thinking

Feedback – lateral thinking

Jacqui Goss explains how to gather reliable patient feedback

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Thousands of Dental Professionals to Attend ADA’s 152nd Annual Session

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Oct. 10-13

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 6, 2011 – More than 28,000 attendees from 79 different countries will arrive here to attend the American Dental Association’s (ADA) 152nd Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Oct. 10-13.

The ADA Annual Session brings together leaders in dental practice, research, academia and industry to present hundreds of continuing education courses over four days.  In addition, the session will feature more than 500 exhibiting companies. The ADA Annual Session is one of the largest dental trade shows in the U.S. and was the 11th largest domestic medical meeting in 2010, according to the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association.

Opening General Session features former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D.

The ADA kicks off its Annual Session on Monday, Oct. 10, at 8 a.m. with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D., as its “2011 Distinguished Speaker.”  Dr. Rice currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is the author of “Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family,” which shares how her upbringing in segregated Birmingham, Ala., along with her strong, caring family, helped shape the course of her life. The Distinguished Speaker Series is free to everyone registered for the Annual Session. Official badges are required for entry into all Annual Session events including the Distinguished Speaker Series.

More than 260 Continuing Education Courses Available

The ADA Annual Session offers attendees the choice of more than 260 relevant and topical continuing education courses such as pain control, dental sleep medicine, esthetic dental procedures, forensics, geriatric dentistry and oral systemic health, with more than 50 percent of CE seats free with registration.  More than 70 hands-on workshops will also be offered.  Attendees can also choose from unique learning opportunities such as live-patient courses in the “Education in the Round” learning format, and a variety of high-tech courses in the ADA’s “LOC” (Learn, Optimize and Connect) featuring hands-on laser education, live-patient CAD/CAM demonstrations and more.

Exhibit Hall Features Products from 500 Companies

The World Marketplace Exhibition, open Monday, Oct. 10, to Wednesday, Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., offers attendees the opportunity to view and compare the latest dental products and services from more than 500 exhibiting companies.

New this Year – Experience ADA’s Annual Session Live, Virtually or Both with ADA365

Through the new ADA365, the virtual extension of the Annual Session, ADA member dentists and others can gain free virtual access to a variety of events, programs and activities offered at the meeting in Las Vegas.

The virtual meeting will begin streaming live starting with the Opening General Session on Monday, Oct. 10, at 8 a.m. ADA member dentists will enjoy special access to a variety of events including a live stream of the Distinguished Speaker Series presentation by Dr. Rice, the six live-patient “Education in the Round” courses, and the Open Clinical and Science Forums.  Portions of the virtual meeting will also be open to nonmember dentists, dental team members, exhibitors and others. A schedule of events is available at ADA.org/session. For more information about the virtual meeting, please visit ADA.org/session/.


About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 156,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit the Association's Web site at www.ada.org

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There remains a growing belief among clinicians that obturation is to blame for endodontic failures. This notion has more recently fallen under scrutiny as researchers have discovered that the most thorough obturation can only reflect the quality of the cleaning and shaping of the canal. In fact, a number of researchers point to the thorough use of irrigants — making sure that the debris and irrigant itself are lifted completely out of the canal, not forced out the apex — as the most important determinant in the long-term success of an endodontic procedure.

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