Every day since receiving a December phone call, Pungo, Va. resident Dora Scott recalls what she describes as “an awesome feeling.”
The office administrator at Smile with Style in Virginia Beach recently won a nationwide raffle. The $150,000 prize that arrived at her office Feb. 26: an original chopper custom-built by renowned designer Paul Teutul Jr., who rose to fame on the reality show American Chopper and now oversees a business empire of custom bikes, clothing and other gear.
“When I saw the caller ID was Pennsylvania, my heart about jumped out of my chest. I knew immediately what I had won… I was over-the-top excited,” said Scott, one of 2,000 people to purchase a raffle ticket from Benco Dental, a dental distribution company with headquarters in Pa.
A raffle for the bike launched April 10, 2013, at an event in Costa Mesa, CA. The limited ticket sale net proceeds will benefit Smiles for Success, a 501c3 foundation of the American Association of Women Dentists, which helps provide women with cost-free dental care. Continue reading
For hands-on learners who seek live patient surgery experience, mini residency programs may be a perfect fit. Through the International Academy of Dental Implantology (IADI), Dr. Samuel Lee has been offering four and five-day mini-residency implant training across the globe. This spring and summer, opportunities include sessions in Tecate, Mexico; Santiago, Chile and Dongyang, China.
Another option, the cadaver three-day course, will be held at the Dental Implant Center in Burlington, Mass., in June and December of this year and features topics such as the crestal window through the socket, the lateral window technique, connective tissue harvest and palatal implant, to name a few.
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