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today Pacific Dental Congress Mar. 18

 In the PDC Exhibit Hall, it’s not just the Live Dentistry Stage that offers intensive, up-close learning thatincludessomeofdentistry’slatest advancements. Throughout the Exhibit Hall, there are booths with their own mini-stages and other education platforms deliv- ering hands-on education covering Exhibit Hall education:The way things work 5 New in this year’s PDC Exhibit Hall is the ‘Product Stage’ in the 1900 aisle. It features formal presentations by exhibitors. Here, Jordan Reiss and Brandon Darcangelo of Carestream present ‘Implant Planning to Placement Using the Carestream All-Digital Workflow (CBCT and Digital Impressions)’ on Thursday morning. some of the profession’s most sophisti- cated tools and services. Much of the education takes place impromptu across the exhibitor’s countertop. Other booths even have classroom setups. And new this year is a “Product Stage” in the 1900 aisle, featuring formal presentations. Among exhibitors going all out is SciCan in booth No. 1029. It’s offering 20-minute mini-seminars at a couple specific times on “How to Properly Maintain Your Handpiece” and “How to Choose the Right Surface Disinfect- ant for Your Office.” On top of that, attendees can get a chance to win an Apple Watch. 5 Wee-leprechaun Gina Marie, with Total Entertainment Network, greets attendees arriving at the Pacific Dental Conference Thursday morning. (Photos/Robert Selleck, today staff)  The green bike lane leading to the front door of the Vancouver Conven- tion Centre was the same as in past years. The Okanagan Valley green apples in the lobby were the same — as was the convention centre’s green roof. But the two leprechauns enthusias- tically greeting attendees at the “top of the mornin’ ” on opening day of this year’s Pacific Dental Conference gave a pretty strong hint that more than the normal amount of green just might be on display. With opening day coincid- ing with St. Patrick’s Day, the green at this year’s PDC just doesn’t stop. Companies occupying the more than 600 booths in the sold-out Exhibit Hall were fully embracing the theme, with promises of just as much green fun today. Attendees looking for savings were 8 see O’CONFERENCE, page 2 By Robert Selleck,today Staff Scenes from Thursday Smiling faces and innovative products and services were everywhere, as these photos confirm. »pages 6 & 8 A digital camera just for dentistry EyeSpecial C-II built for consistent clinical photos, documentation, lab collaboration and patient education. »page 10 Enjoy Vancouver by land,sea or beyond Whether you’re ready to explore a northern rainforest, the deep sea or outer space, Vancouver area has you covered. »page 22 Pacific Dental Conference · March 18, 2016 Official Meeting News · Vol. 7, No. 2 Booths devoted to helping attendees improve patient care, practice efficiency Pacific Dental O’Conference More green fun on tap today

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