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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition DentalTribuneAmerica 116West23rdStreet Suite#500 NewYork,N.Y.10011 DENTAL TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition february 2013 — Vol. 8, No. 2 News a1–a3 • Experiment: Soaking teeth in mussels-inspired solution, rebuilds both enamel and dentin MeeTINGs a4–a7 • Dentists complete intensive hands- on implants training in Jamaica • Live dentistry, large exhibit hall attracting 30,000 to Chicago • Pacific Dental Conference: Inspiring program in an unforgettable location • AACD: Get social in Seattle • Save the date for Greater New York Dental Meeting INDUsTRY News a8–a18 • Part 2: Safe, accurate, sinus-lift technique for general practitioners • Research confirms it: Automated reminders reduce no-shows • DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties endodontic rotary file system refined • xpAPce is now going by the name ‘Expert Dental CE’ • Commentary: Not all hand-held X-ray systems are created equal • Visit the BIOLASE Total Technology Pavilion at dental shows this spring • The latest in scanning technology from i-CAT is the i-CAT FLX • Glidewell report looks at BruxZir Solid Zirconia and Bridges TribuneAmerica 116West23rdStreet Suite#500 NewYork,N.Y.10011 DENTAL TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition CHICaGO MIDw INTeR MeeTING Ad B ased on comprehensive analysis of seven components thought to define the desirability of a profession, U.S. News & World Report has determined that for 2013 the best job in the United States is: dentist. The intent of the report is to provide “an intuitive method to compare profes- sions based on components that mat- ter most: the number of openings, the chance to advance and be professionally fulfilled, and the ability to meet financial obligations.” With an overall weighted-average score of 8.4 out of 10, the dental profession beat out other top-10 finishers such as physi- cian, pharmacist and software developer. Another dental-industry profession to make it into the top 10 was “dental hygienist,” at No. 10 overall and No. 6 among health-care jobs. Heaviest weighting among the seven components examined, at 30 percent, was the category of “median salary.” A profession's projected growth in the decade ahead received 20 percent of the weighted averages in the rankings. The other components being measured were job prospects (20 percent); unemploy- ment rate (20 percent); stress level (5 per- cent); and work-life balance (5 percent). The profession of dentistry scored well across the board. In terms of expected growth, the report said, “The need for professionals to examine our teeth, fill and (in some cases) refill our cavities isn’t fading. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts employment growth of about 21 percent between 2010 and 2020, above the average for all occupations. Work opportunities are especially plen- tiful for those who work in traditional dentist offices and other health practi- tioner offices. There should be more than 25,000 new openings in this profession in the next eight years.” Best job of 2013: Dentist ” See page A7 Themed, ‘A Midwinter Night’s Dream,’ this year’s Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (the 148th) is Feb. 21–23. The meeting ranks as the sixth largest medical meeting in the United States, according to the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association. More than 600 exhibitors display the latest in dental products and services in the event's massive exhibit hall. Photo/By Kasia Biel, GOOeY baTH, INspIReD bY NaTURe, ReMINeRalIzes TeeTH Substance similar to an adhesive made by mussels rebuilds tooth enamel and dentin simultaneously. ” page A3 Endo TribunE bOsTON Has pleNTY FOR eNDODONTIsTs Yankee Dental Congress delivers on education and products for endodontists. ” page B1 PRSRTSTD U.S.Postage PAID SanAntonio,TX Permit#1396 ‘U.S. News 100 Best Jobs’ list also puts dental hygienists in top 10 By Robert Selleck, Managing Editor HygiEnE TribunE aRe YOU ReaDY FOR THe sIlveR TsUNaMI? Aging boomers represent growing wave of demand in oral health care. ” page C1 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting February 21–23 ” JOBS, page A2