Body 3.0 speaker to open AAID Conference

In Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Nina Tandon PhD  will explain the process of growing tissue and transplants, and the future of medical science. Her presentation, “Body 3.0,” about growing our own body parts will begin The American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s 63rd Annual AAID Implant Dentistry Educational Conference, according to Dental Tribune.

The entire day at the Hyatt Regency Orlando will be devoted to the future of implant dentistry including speakers Peter E. Murray, BSc (Hons), PhD, Tomas Albrektsson, MD, PhD, DDS, and Nelson Pinto, DDS, will provide in-depth and varied views of the future of implant dentistry.

Attendees can earn as much as 18 implant-specific hours of C.E.

More than 1,000 implant dentistry professionals are expected to attend along with 125 vendors of products and services.

Those interested in attending should plan to register onsite in the Regency Ballroom Foyer of the Hyatt Regency Orlando, located at 9801 International Drive. More information about the programs, speakers and activities at the conference can be found at http://www.aaid.com.

If you are unable to attend the 63rd annual conference, mark your calendar for AAID’s 64th Annual Implant Dentistry Educational Conference to be held
Oct. 21–24, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Established in 1951, the AAID is the only dental implant organization that offers credentials recognized by federal and state courts as bona fide. Contact AAID at http://www.aaid.com or at (3120 335-1550 or (877) 335-AAID (2243).

 

 

An app that will make you wish you were five again.

The free Disney Magic Timer™ by Oral-B® app, which appeals to ages 2-7, is considered the “Best New App” for “Kids.”

Featuring 16 of children’s favorite Disney and Marvel characters, use this app to effortlessly encourage your patients to brush longer. They can collect a new digital sticker after each successful two minutes of brushing; track progress with stars and milestone badges on the Brushing Calendar.

Characters featured are: Winnie the Pooh, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Jake (from Jake and the Neverland Pirates), James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, Belle, Lightning McQueen, Ariel, Dusty, Cinderella, Tinker Bell, Rapunzel, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and Captain America.

Three easy steps make the magic happen:
1. Download the Disney Magic Timer™ app by Oral-B®
2. Scan any Crest or Oral-B Pro-Health Stages product with an iPad, iPhone or iTouch
3. Favorite characters come to life.

The creators invite your patients’ success stories with the new app through: @oralb http://web.stagram.com/n/oralb/

View more details at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disney-magic-timer/id747541884?mt=8

 

HOW IS THE HEALTHY MOUTHS, HEALTHY LIVES CAMPAIGN DOING?

Caption: ‘Gerbils on a train’ video used as part of the Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives campaign. ‘People spend 15 minutes watching online videos like this one,’ chirps the gerbil. How about 2 minutes to brush their teeth?

IF IT TAKES a village to raise a child, it can’t hurt to enlist a team of cartoon icons, creative educators and generous sponsors to help ensure that child’s commitment to proper oral health as well. This August marked the second anniversary of the launch of Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, a campaign from the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives (a 36-group consortium sponsored by the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation) and the Ad Council, the nonprofit group behind Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl.

How has it done thus far?

According to an Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine report:

“Consumer research after the first year of advertising showed a significant change in people’s awareness of oral health and their brushing habits,” says Gary Price, president of the DTA. “Since that’s the point of the whole campaign, we were excited to see such positive results.” The initiative, the first oral-health program in the Ad Council’s 72-year history, has also exceeded the organization’s averages for both public awareness of the message after one year and donated media (having logged 53 percent recognition nationwide and $55 million, respectively).

The Ad Council created Toothsavers, an app that debuted in the iTunes store’s Kids section this May. The game, in which an evil sorceress bent on universal tooth decay must be stopped, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times. A partnership with Scholastic led to educational kits distributed to 125,000 pre-K through first-grade teachers, materials that have reached nearly 4 million children nationwide. The Ad Council also set up a Web site, 2min2x.org, which offers a collection of two-minute videos (starring Elmo, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other animated stars) that kids can watch while they brush morning and evening.

Price is ebullient about the success of the campaign so far, and equally bullish about its prospects. “The message is aimed at increasing the oral-health literacy of a generation of kids,” some 16 million of whom suffer from tooth decay, he notes. “It’s encouraging that so many people want to help.”

For more information, visit HealthyMouthsHealthyLives.org or AdCouncil.org.

Is Vaseline® ADA recommended for a pageant-winning smile?

Mass Dental Society ‏@MassDental offers a nod to Harvard Dental student Lauren Kuhn, who will represent Massachusetts tonight in the Miss America Pageant.

CAPTION: Mass Dental Society ‏@MassDental offers a nod to Harvard School of Dental Medicine student Lauren Kuhn, who will represent Massachusetts tonight in the Miss America Pageant. 

Yesterday amidst floats, bands, and military heroes, a member of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Class of 2017 rode past thousands of cheering fans at New Jersey’s Atlantic City boardwalk.

Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn, photo courtesy Tony Bowls, will compete tonight  for the title of 2015 Miss America.

Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn, photo courtesy Tony Bowls, will compete tonight for the title of 2015 Miss America.

Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade #ShowUsYourShoes introduced the competition’s 53 State and The Territory contestants, including Massachusetts dental student Lauren Kuhn @MissMA2014.

On ABC tonight, Sunday, September 14, starting at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) watch the Boston resident showcase her talent on piano and find out if she will be crowned Miss America 2015.

Who better than a Toyota Community Scholar and Coca-Cola Scholar to share thoughts on her personal platforms “The Opportunity of Education” and “Encouraging Today’s Young Women”? The 23-year-old Boston resident also champions the Children’s Miracle Network.

In the “2015: Top Picks to Win” story by Amy Kuperinsky for NJ.com, Kuhn was spotlighted as a contender who “leans in the direction” of the pageant’s emphasis on STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education and careers for women. Kuperinsky @AmyKup mentions that The Harvard University student aims to open a dental practice in a low-income community.

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Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn, was awarded $35,000 in scholarships which she says will help offset costs of her dental education.

See Kuhn’s selection as a semifinalist, and listen as she shares her thoughts on the $35,000 in scholarships she was awarded as part of the process in a video on her website produced by RenderEdgeMedia.com:

View all contestant videos at YouTube.com/MissAmericaOrg. Join the #MissAmerica conversation on social media at Facebook.com/MissAmerica, Twitter@MissAmerica and @MissAmericaOrg, Instagram missamericaorg, and YouTube.com/MissAmericaOrg.

This video will make your teeth feel like dancing.

Clinical efficacy, and beautiful simplicity in design. In layman’s terms: the best in bristles and a gunk-free handle.

We’re talking toothbrushes. PRO-SYS™ brand, three years in the making.

For the same reason car manufacturers buy tires instead of making their own, PRO-SYS decided to buy the very best bristles from a specialist. Who better to work with than DuPont®, the inventors of the nylon bristle?

A clean handle is a healthy handle, so PRO-SYS™ chose to do away with colorful rubber accents that can trap the aforementioned gunk. As for its gently chiseled shape, the makers of PRO-SYS™ found simplifying the handle helped improve tactile feedback. The hand focuses on the sensations of brushing and is less ‘confused’ by differing textures and materials.

If that sounds like the feel-good part of the story, not even close.

For every PRO-SYS Tapered or Antimicrobial toothbrush sold, the company donates one to a person in need. But simply donating toothbrushes isn’t enough, so they partner with nonprofits that ensure oral healthcare education is part of the package. That’s especially important in places where toothbrushes are uncommon.

A short story for a three-year venture? Get all the details at: http://www.pro-sys.com/index.html