ADA 2018 · Honolulu, Hawaii · Saturday, October 20, 2018 Vol. 11, No. 3 Scenes from the ADA 2018 Sponsor a tree, pick up a mimosa and get your badge scanned for lots of chances at some prizes. »pages 4 & 6 Closing time By Robert Selleck, today Staff n Today is your last chance here in Honolulu to take advantage of the enticing deals, hands-on testing, straight-from-the-developer educa- tion (and fun giveaways) in the exhibit hall at ADA 2018 — America’s Dental Meeting. And remember, the early Hawaiian hours that have been ena- bling many of you to enjoy the beach and other sights in the afternoon sun are even earlier today, with the exhib- its coming to a close at 1 p.m. Courses and other activities will continue into the afternoon and tomor- 8see CLOSING, page 2 5 Gregg Martin, DDS, Washington, D.C., Courtney Miyamoto, DDS, of Wailuku, Hawaii, Billie Dorjsuren, DDS, of Clarksburg, Md., and Matt Sandusky, DDS, of York, Penn., reunite at ADA 2018 for the first time since graduating together from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in May. (Photos/Robert Selleck, today Staff) Your digital future By Robert Selleck, today Staff n A stroll down the end of the 1400 aisle to check out the offerings of the 2018 Cellerant Best of Class Technol- ogy Award Winners opens to a new expansion of the Digital Future of Den- tistry Technology Expo: a main stage featuring presentations from some of dentistry’s top futurists. The sessions are drawing packed crowds, along with curious observers trying to figure out how the audience is following two different presenters, neither of whom can be heard if you’re just passing by. You can still catch a session today to see for yourself how simultaneous lectures can keep a capacity crowd’s attention in the middle of a noisy, bus- tling exhibition floor. There are five sessions taking place this morning, leading up to a closing presentation from 12:30-12:45 p.m., the “Best of Class Award Winners Highlight.” 5 With the audience tuned in via earbuds linked to wireless receivers at each seat, Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, presents ‘Ergonomics for personal and practice longevity’ as Paul Feuerstein, DMD, simultaneously presents ‘Diagnosis, planning and treatment using new 3-D technology’ on the main stage of The Digital Future of Dentistry Technology Expo. (Photo/Robert Selleck, today Staff)
4 scrapbook ADA 2018 — October 20, 2018 Scenes from ADA 2018 4 Carrie Maggard, with Shofu Dental Corp. (booth Nos. 1111 and 1444), helps Craig Nunokawa, DDS, of Wailuku, Hawaii, check out the EyeSpecial CIII dental camera. 5 Grab some sweets from Amber McCarter in the Lighthouse booth (No. 1244) and learn how to end no-shows and boost reviews with the company’s comprehensive and fully automated scheduling and patient communications system. 5 In the Henry Schein booth (No. 1305), Robert McCormick, 3Shape territory manager Carolinas, explains the 3Shape Trios Move wireless intraoral scanning technology to Melanie Vallejos, DDS, of Kahului, Hawaii. 5 From left in the Planmeca booth (No. 1035), Neil Thomas, Steven Griffith and Brad Fine capture attention with their Hawaiian shirts and can show you how to capture incredibly detailed 2-D and 3-D images with the ProMax 3D Classic. 5 Informal surveying shows the mimosas disappearing at a faster clip than the bloody Marys. Photos by Robert Selleck, today Staff 5 Attendees head in to the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award Winners section of the exhibit hall. 5 Always busy, the Quip booth (No. 1647) continues to grab lots of attention with its power-toothbrush subscription service, designed to help keep dentists connected with patients.
6 scrapbook ADA 2018 — October 20, 2018 5 In the Professional Transition Strategies booth (No. 1644), you get three chances to sink one chip shot for a $10 gift card. Or if you sink two, it’s bumped up to $25. Oh, and Kyle Francis is in the booth to tell you how PTS can determine the value of a practice you want to buy or sell. 5 In the Allstate Business Insurance booth (No. 607), from left, Erick Ellgren, Les Leber and Garett Blake, all with a local Allstate office The Ellgren Agency, have a Bose Bluetooth speaker to give away. Just stop by and get your badge scanned. 5 Tom Garrison of Garrison Dental Solutions (booth Nos. 813, 1437) has a deal on the company’s popular sectional matrix composite restoration kits: buy one and get a $100 five-in-one instrument free. 3 If you visit with Tom Newman in the Fotona booth (No. 1805) to learn about the LightWalker laser system, you can leave with a cool stainless-steel water bottle. 3 Just launched this month, Listerine Ready! Tabs get lots of attention in booth No. 1834, where Vanessa McConville of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co. explains how the tablet turns into a swish-and-swallow mouth rinse in 30 seconds of chewing. 5 Betsy Maler and Kaitlin Nakano of the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (booth No. 2035) can tell you how for $60 you can have your own legacy tree in Hawaii. 5 … And REturn next year to ADA 2019 in San Francisco. 4 Michael Polley of Biodent (booth No. 1623) displays an oversized model of the company’s innovative ‘one-visit, one-hour’ tooth replacement system. 5 Like Hawaii so much you’re thinking about staying? Visit booth No. 940 to learn about working with Hawaii Family Dental — and enter a drawing for an iPhone XS.