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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition

A7Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | February 2013 CLINICALMEETINGS Inspiring program, memorable locale The 2013 Pacific Dental Conference, March 7–9 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), in Vancouver, British Columbia, features timely C.E. programming, open sessions, hands-on courses and other educational opportunities for the entire dental team. One registration fee provides access to all 190 open sessions. That means no course pre-selection is necessary. With 136 speakers presenting this year on a wide range of topics, the PDC pro- vides the widest selection of quality con- tinuing education programming in West- ern Canada. Top speakers in the 2013 line-up in- clude: Barbara Bancroft, Nasser Barghi, Cathia Bergeron, Marvin Berman, An- thony (Rick) Cardoza, Clayton Chan, Cliff Ruddle, Arthur DiMarco, Kathy B. Bassett, Jeff Coil, Timothy Donley, Robert Gerlach, Peter Jacobsen, Mahesh Nagarajan, Tri- cia Osuna, Ray Padilla, Geza Terezhalmy, Richard Young and Bethany Valachi. Completed in 2009, the 1.5-megawatt Leitwind LTW77 wind turbine at the top of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver can supply the ski resort at its base with enough power to offset 25 percent of the resort's annual energy needs, enough electricity to power 400 homes. ‘The Eye of the Wind’ is the world's only wind turbine with a public observation deck — open year-round, depending on weather conditions. Photo/Provided by Grouse Mountain Pacific Dental Conference, March 7–9 , Vancouver Save the date for Greater New York Dental Meeting Final attendance for the 88th annual Greater New York Dental Meeting came in at 53,481, of which 18,305 were dentists representing all 50 states and 130 coun- tries. The meeting is the largest dental meeting in the United States. The meeting opened in the Jacob K. Ja- vits Convention Center four weeks after Superstorm Sandy cut a path of destruc- tion across the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. The Javits Center experienced exten- sive flooding on its lower level, but an around-the-clock effort had it open in time for the meeting. The GNYDM was packed with its usual vast array of the latest in technologies, resources, prod- ucts — and an extensive agenda of edu- cational opportunities. Meeting organizers report that the re- action from attendees, exhibitors and sponsors was unanimous: Not only were the exhibit floor, clinicians and network- ing events well received, but sales oppor- tunities were described as being unprec- edented. Planning is under way for the 2013 meeting, Nov. 29 through Dec. 4 (scien- tific meeting) and Dec. 1 through Dec. 4 (exhibit hall). The GNYDM is sponsored by the New York County Dental Society and Second District Dental Society. The high-energy event, which never has a pre-registration fee, draws top den- tal professionals with an expansive ex- hibit hall and more than 300 educational courses, including full-day and half-day seminars, essays, hands-on workshops and a live, 430-seat, high-tech patient demonstration area. Free registration is now open for 2013 at (Source: Jayme McNiff, Greater New York Dental Meeting) You can browse through speakers’ biog- raphies and presentation descriptions at Live Dentistry Stage returns The Live Dentistry Stage is back on the exhibit hall floor, with demonstrations throughout the day on Thursday and Fri- day. Topics include Laser Dentistry, Guid- ed Full Arch Implant Placement, CAD/ CAM Ceramic Restoration, Implant with Sinus Surgery and Botox Demonstration. The ‘So You Think You Can Speak? se- ries is back for a fourth year on Saturday, again featuring 50-minute presentations by speakers who responded to the call for presentations and were accepted by the PDC Scientific Committee. A number of trending dentistry topics will be covered. The conference’s ever-expanding ex- hibit hall promises to keep you busy as ever this year, with more than 276 com- panies occupying more than 570 booths. Exhibit hall hours are: Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dentists and their team can take advan- tage of special hotel rates available to PDC attendees. Event organizers advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. Reservations can be made directly with conference hotels by following the links at After the conference, be sure to enjoy some of the area's attractions. Skiing is available just across Vancouver Harbour at Grouse Mountain, which, if the weather cooperates, also has the world's only pub- lic observation platform on a wind tur- bine. The 1.5 megawatt turbine can supply 25 percent of the ski resort's energy needs. (Source: Pacific Dental Conference) Get social in Seattle For those who love attending dental con- ferences for the camaraderie and network- ingopportunities,AACD2013inSeattlewill offer several social events to help members connect with other dental professionals. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry(AACD)willhostAACD2013April 24-27 in Seattle at the Washington Conven- tion Center. In addition to assembling a top lineup of dental educators, organizers are offering a number of social events. “One of the things that sets the AACD’s conferences apart from other meetings is our incredible social events,” said Ron Goodlin, AACD president. “Being social at AACD 2013 is almost as important as at- tending workshops and lectures. Connect- ing with like-minded professionals and beinginspiredbytheirworkenhancesyour perspectiveonthefield.Networkingoppor- tunities in Seattle are everywhere — and they’re a valuable part of your conference experience.” To kick off this year’s annual meeting, AACDwillhostaneveningWelcomeRecep- tion on April 24 at the Experience Music Project (EMP) museum, which is located at the base of the Seattle Space Needle. The reception is included in attendees’ tuition. At the EMP, attendees will have a chance to meet friends, enjoy refreshments, relax, and learn about music’s impact through- out history. The EMP will help attendees explore musical revolutions from jazz to blues, to the birth of rock and hip-hop. OnApril25,theAACDCharitableFounda- tion hosts the Celebration of Smiles fund- raiser, which benefits the AACD Charitable Foundation’s Give Back a Smile program. GBAS helps restore the smiles and lives of domestic violence survivors with help from volunteer dentists and dental teams. CelebrationofSmileswillbehostedatthe Tap House Grill, which is walking distance from the Washington State Convention Center.TheTapHouseisaSeattlestaplethat offers more than 160 beers on tap, includ- inglocalcraftbrews.Wineandcocktailsare also available. Tickets for the event can be purchased through the online registration system at In addition to the main events, there are other opportunities to be social in Seattle. The AACD also hosts daily breakfasts and lunches in the exhibit hall. For a complete schedule of events at AACD 2013, visit Registration and course selection are open. For a $150 discount, register by April 5. (Source: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conference, April 24–27, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, will offer hands-on workshops and lectures and give attendees the opportunity to earn up to 24 certified continuing education credits. Photo/By Joy Prescott, AACD 2013 promises networking, camaraderie