HYGIENE TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Hygiene Newspaper · U.S. Edition JUNE 2019 — Vol. 12, No. 1 www.dental-tribune.com Annual ADHA meeting cruising into Louisville The 96th Annual American Den- tal Hygienists’ Association Con- ference will be from June 21–23 in Louisville, Ky. According to meeting organizers: “The largest, most comprehensive and cost-effective event for dental hygienists in the U.S., (the an- nual conference) is the only conference entirely focused on dental hygienists, by dental hygienists.” All events, including two days of ex- hibits, will be held at the Kentucky In- ternational Convention Center, which recently completed a $207 million reno- vation and expansion. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the cen- ter neighbors more than 6,000 hotel rooms, dozens of fine dining and casual restaurants and an array of museums, distilleries, gift shops and other attrac- tions. Shaping the future The three-day event offers a broad and deep program featuring industry- leading keynotes and speakers, hands- on sessions and workshops and pre- sentations exploring the most topical subjects shaping the future of dental hygiene. According to the meeting organizers, the annual conference reflects the core issues of dental hygiene – seamlessly blending inspiration and practical appli- cation with an expert program boasting more leading oral-health-care minds focused exclusively on dental hygiene than offered anywhere else, along with hands-on workshops, an awards func- tion and networking opportunities. Find registration and lodging details at www.adha2019.org. The Belle of Louisville, a steamer dating to 1914, reflects the setting sun on the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Ky., host site of the 2019 American Dental Hygienists’ Association Conference. The Belle’s sister riverboat, the Mary M. Miller, also offers short cruises with impressive views of the city and mighty Ohio. Photo/Provided by gotolouisville.com. ADHA has secured discounted rates for a limited block of rooms at six hotels steps away from the Kentucky Interna- tional Convention Center. The exhibit hall showcases the lat- est products and technologies and will offer discounted specials. The educa- tional component focuses on enabling new and veteran practitioners alike to update skills by learning about the lat- est ground-breaking research through hands-on workshops and seminars. At- tendees will have the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of cut- ting-edge, interactive continuing educa- tion courses. (Sources: ADHA, GoToLouisville.com) Dental hygiene education project for Scouts expands High interest among Scout troops across the U.S. has led to quick expan- sion of the America’s ToothFairy’s Health Education and Resource Out- reach (HERO) Program through which Scouts can earn an Oral Health Action HERO patch. Contributions from DentaQuest have enabled 4,000 patches to be available to Scouts participating in the program. The HERO program engages partici- pants in addressing oral health issues unique to their geographical area by conducting research; teaching children, teens, parents and community leaders about the importance of oral-health; and promoting positive oral health be- haviors in their communities. Since November, 23 troops have completed projects and collected more than 3,600 oral care products for children in their communities. Through the program, Scouts choose three oral-health-related activities from a list of projects focused on changing perceptions, changing behaviors and changing the environment of children’s oral health. (Source: America’s ToothFairy) Girl Scouts from Troop 4042 learn about oral health from a dental hygienist at Giggles and Grins Pediatric Dentistry in Southlake, Texas, as part of their project to earn Oral Health Action HERO patches from America’s ToothFairy and DentaQuest. Photo/America’s ToothFairy
2 INDUSTRY NEWS Hygiene Tribune U.S. Edition | June 2019 New hands-free infrared technology Definition Imaging to all of including its headlights, the LED DayLite® WireLess IR and the LED DayLite WireLess Mini, providing a lightweight cordless solu- tion with light intensity com- parable to many corded head- lights. You can choose high definition imaging with either a wired or wireless design to meet your pref- erence, and any of the HDi High-definition headlights optically focus the light from the LED to provide 45 percent more light with uniform distribution. Photo/ Provided by Designs for Vision FDC BOOTH NO. 15 High-def, uniform light at maximum intensity By Designs for Vision Staff ADHA BOOTH NO. 307 Designs for Vision is introduc- ing patented hands-free infrared technology with the WireLess™ IR HDi™ and the Micro IR HDi headlights. These headlights fea- ture HDi, Designs for Vision’s ex- clusive advanced photonic design that provides uniform light distribution with maximum intensity. The patent- pending feature optically focuses the light from the LED to provide 45 percent more light with uniform distribution. The patented IR feature enables better infection control by letting practitioners operate the headlight without touching the system. The IR headlights use a built- in infrared signal to enable the user to turn the light on or off simply and safely. Onboard biometrics sense the position of the headlight to filter out unintended signals while working. Designs for Vision has added the High AD headlights will illuminate the en- tire oral cavity. Designs for Vision’s WireLess head- lights free you from being tethered to a battery pack. The simple modular de- signs uncouple the headlights from a specific frame or single pair of loupes. Prior technology married a cordless light to one pair of loupes via a cumbersome integration of the batteries and electron- ics into the frame. The compact design of the LED DayLite WireLess headlights is independent of any frame/loupes. The LED DayLite Micro HDi uses the new high-definition imaging with a very lightweight headlight in combination with the Micro power pack. The Micro power pack is the lightest and smallest power pack. The complete unit includes two power packs, and each power pack can run up to 10 hours. Designs for Vision is also featuring the REALITY 5 Star rated Micro 3.5EF Scopes and Micro 4.5EF Scopes using a revolu- tionary optical design that reduces the size of the prismatic telescope by 50 per- cent and reduces the weight by 40 per- cent while providing an expanded field view of the oral cavity. Designs for Vision is also excited to an- nounce that it have recently expanded into its new 67,500-square-foot location on Long Island at 4000 Veterans Memo- rial Hwy. in Bohemia, N.Y. You can see the Visible Difference® yourself in June by visiting the Designs for Vision’s booth (No. 307) at the Ameri- can Dental Hygienists’ Association annu- al conference in Louisville, Ky., as well as at its booth (No. 15) at the Florida Dental Convention in Orlando, Fla. You also can arrange a visit in your of- fice by contacting the company at (800) 345-4009 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.