CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry · Virtual Meeting · May 13–16, 2021 Vol. 13, No. 1 High honors for CDA journal October 2020 issue wins a Maggie Award for coverage of COVID-19 in relation to oral health. Take guesswork out of anesthesia Sign up today to attend Dr. Jack Ringer’s webinar, “Enhance Your Patient’s Experience.” Impression products just got better New 50 ml cartridge system offers same quality of products but a more economical method. »page 3 »page 4 »page 5 CDA Presents goes live By Kristine Colker, today Staff n Organizers of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, one of the premiere continuing education destinations for dentists and dental professionals across California and the nation, is hoping attendees will join in for an unconventional conven- tion experience. For the next four days — running through Sunday, May 16 — CDA Pre- sents will transform its normal meet- ing experience into a virtual one, featuring more than 60 continuing education courses; live Q&A sessions with leading speakers; an interactive exhibit hall featuring exclusive deals and a real-time chat; and social events 8see CDA PRESENTS, page 3 3 Dental students from Concorde Career Colleges in Garden Grove attend the CDA Presents in 2019, the last time there was an in-person meeting. This year, attendees will have to do all their shopping online. (Photo/today Staff file photo) Nominate a Calif. dentist for humanitarian award n CDA members and component dental society executive directors can nominate a California-licensed active or retired dentist through Wednesday, June 30, for the CDA Foundation’s 2021 Humanitarian Award honoring the late Andrew Soderstrom, DDS. The entire nomination process can be completed online. Established in 2008, the award rec- ognizes California dentists for their individual lifetime of volunteer com- mitment and leadership. The foun- dation will consider nominees who exemplify certain humanitarian ide- als and attributes and who serve as an inspiration to the dental profession. Specifically, nominees must: • Contribute significantly to the alleviation of human suffering and improve the quality of life and oral health of individuals served. • Show a lifetime’s commitment to humanity and selflessness in regard to direct personal or organizational gain or profit. • Establish a legacy that is of ongo- ing value and benefit to others. • Demonstrate the highest level of compassion, respect, integrity and professionalism when caring for patients and their families while being sensitive to religious, cultural and ethnic differences. • Meet additional eligibility crite- ria outlined in the nomination guide- lines. Nominators can submit their nomi- nations online and will need to include supporting documents with the nomi- nation, including a resume that high- lights the nominee’s qualifications and contributions and a letter of sup- port signed by an individual who is not the nominator. The foundation will also review up to three pages of other documentation, such as testimonials, news articles and narratives, that help to present the nominee’s character and achievements. 8see AWARD, page 5
4 news CDA Presents — May 13–16, 2021 TDIC earns 27th AM Best ‘A’ (Excellent) rating Enhancing your patient’s experience By today Staff Financial strength, quality insurance products and service reﬂected in rating n The Dentists Insurance Company has earned the AM Best “A” (Excel- lent) rating for the 27th consecu- tive year. AM Best Company ratings include comparisons to peers and industry standards as well as assess- ments of operating plans, philosophy and management. “We are proud to earn the AM Best ‘A’ rating that reflects TDIC’s financial strength and mission to pro- vide policyholders with outstanding insurance products and high-quality service,” said Daniel Davidson, DMD, TDIC board chair. “The ‘A’ rating is especially significant this year. Despite the instability of the economy due to the pandemic, we believe TDIC continued to live up to our goal of pro- tecting dentists better than any other AD To learn more information about The For more Dentists Insurance Company, visit tdicinsurance.com or stop by the vir- tual booth during the CDA Presents. 5 Dr. Jack Ringer n Taking the guesswork out of anesthetic delivery with real-time feedback can enhance the experience for dental patients. In a live webinar, Jack Ringer, DDS, will explain how to administer a virtually pain-free injection without collateral numbing. The webinar, “Enhance Your Patient’s Experience,” will be presented Monday, May 24, at 1 p.m. ET. Free registration is available at www.dtstudyclub.com/ webinar/enhance-your-patients-experience/. insurance company.” Founded in 1980, TDIC offers prod- ucts to more than 24,000 policy- holders in 15 states and upholds its promise to protect dentists and their practices by consistently reviewing trends, auditing service processes and evolving with changing markets and policyholders’ needs. AM Best Company is a global credit rating agency. Insurance profession- als, brokers, regulators and consum- ers refer to Best’s Credit Ratings as an opinion of the financial strength and creditworthiness of risk-bearing enti- ties and investment vehicles. (Source: CDA) During the webinar, participants will learn how utilizing the STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System can increase a patient’s comfort during procedures. Ringer is an accredited fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthet- ics. He has been in private practice for more than 30 years in Anaheim Hills, Calif. He has been teaching at various dental teaching institutions for almost 25 years and has published several articles in the field of con- temporary esthetic dentistry. Ringer served on the board of directors and on the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry before serving as its president. He is currently a member of its Professional Educa- tion Committee. He is a co-founder and past president of the Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a faculty mentor at Spear Education in Scottsdale Ariz., and is a member of the Seattle Study Club Speaker Bureau. Tribune Group GmbH is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. To register for “Enhance Your Patient’s Experience,” visit the Dental Tribune Study Club by going to www.dtstudyclub.com/webinar/enhance- your-patients-experience/.
CDA Presents — May 13–16, 2021 exhibitors 5 Impression products are now even more economical and safer Kettenbach Dental presents its new 50 ml cartridge system By Kettenbach Dental Staff n Late last year, Kettenbach Dental presented its new look to the den- tal world, showcasing all its prod- ucts with fresh and modern packag- ing. With the conversion to a new 50 ml cartridge system, there is now another highlight. The quality of the products remains unchanged, but the impression process is now even more economical and safer, according to the company. The traditional 50 ml cartridge has long been established in the dental sector for applying impression material and is the modern stand- ard in almost every dental practice. However, this does not mean that its design cannot be further improved. With this in mind, since April 16, Kettenbach Dental is converting all impression materials dispensed from the 50 ml cartridge to an innovative and even more efficient system as part of its product optimization, the company asserts. For users of the 50 ml cartridge materials in the Futar® (bite registra- tion), Panasil® and Identium® (preci- sion impression) as well as Silginat® (anatomic impression) product fami- lies, this means that taking impres- sions will become even more cost effective and safer, according to the company, with the same high product quality because nothing will change with the material itself. Impression taking made easy High viscosity and medium viscosity 5 (Photo/Provided by Kettenbach Dental) impression materials will be applied using a blue mixing tip (previously green). Low viscosity materials will be applied with a red mixing tip (pre- viously yellow). Thanks to the new mixing system and its corresponding short blue mix- ing tips, up to 20 percent less residue remains in the mixing tip compared to the previous application: this means more impressions per cartridge and therefore greater cost effectiveness. Despite the shorter mixing tip, the required clinical length and comfort while working are assured, according to Kettenbach Dental. “Bleeding” the cartridge impression material before application is no longer necessary, thus enabling direct application after attaching the mixing tip, resulting in To learn more You can find more information about Kettenbach Dental’s new 50 ml car- tridge system and impression prod- ucts by calling (877) 532-2123, visiting www.kettenbach-dental.us or stopping by the booth at the CDA Presents vir- tual meeting. less waste and more product. Intuitive handling Even without special training, intui- tive and safe use of the new cartridge system is guaranteed at all times, according to the company. Thanks to the integrated positioning aid, attach- ing the mixing tip to the cartridge is noticeably easier. The color-coding system is already familiar to practi- tioners and helps to have the right components quickly at hand even in hectic moments. All impression materials in the new application system can be used with all conventional dispensing guns and continue to support sim- plicity of chairside application. The tamper-evident closure ensures the product is an intact original. Kettenbach Dental impression products are still 100 percent made in Germany and unchanged, retain- ing their unique and high-quality contents, the company asserts. Com- bined with the future system-related advantages, this is, as usual, simply intelligent. AWARD 7from page 1 2021 award honors Soderstrom The 2021 award will be given in honor of Dr. Andrew Soderstrom, CDA past president and CDA Cares co-founder, who died in April 2020 in Modesto, where he’d owned and operated a pri- vate pediatric dental practice since 1985. Soderstrom received the founda- tion’s Humanitarian Award in 2015. He held dozens of leadership positions in dentistry and several teaching Nominate a dentist Nominate a California dentist for the 2021 Humanitarian Award at www.cda.org/Home/About/CDA-Foun dation/Grants-Awards/Humanitarian- Award. Nominations are open through June 30. positions during his 37-year career. He served on many ADA and CDA councils and committees concerned with access to care, including as chair of ADA’s Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention in 2017. He also held positions with state and local associations, such as the California Society of Pediatric Den- tists and the California and Stani- slaus Dental Society. In 2012, following observation of a Mission of Mercy clinic in Oregon, Soderstrom was in launching CDA Cares, the CDA Foun- dation’s volunteer-run dental clinic that provides no-cost dental care to underserved communities. instrumental Soderstrom received numerous honors and awards, including the Pierre Fauchard Award in 1982-83 for outstanding leadership in dentistry, and he was in his eighth year pro- viding oral health care at La Clinica Dental Clinic at Children’s Hospital in Oakland at the time of his death. Ariane Terlet, DDS, chief dental officer at the clinic, said Soderstrom was “deeply committed to the commu- nity and access to care.” (Source: CDA)