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Henry Schein Dental and ADHA host "Dream Center" to mark 100th anniversary of profession

July 5, 2013
Henry Schein Dental and the ADHA celebrated 100 years of the dental hygiene profession by sponsoring the ADHA/Henry Schein Dream Center at this year’s ADHA Annual Session. Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, talks about the interactive operatory experience that allowed attendees to see the latest dental hygiene equipment and systems.

Interactive Operatory Experience Provides Unique Opportunity to See the Latest Dental Hygiene Equipment and Systems

Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC)--the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners--and the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) celebrated 100 years of the dental hygiene profession by hosting the ADHA/Henry Schein Dream Center for the third year at ADHA's 90th Annual Session in Boston, Mass., from June 19-25, 2013.(1)

The Dream Center was a hands-on operatory experience built on the exhibit floor of ADHA's Annual Session. This interactive operatory experience on the ADHA exhibit floor provided a unique opportunity for attendees to see the latest dental hygiene equipment and systems.

The ADHA /Henry Schein Dental Dream Center featured a full operatory with six product stations for attendees to explore the latest in dental hygiene technology. Participating companies included are shown below.

Each product station in the ADHA/Henry Schein Dental Dream Center included a five-minute educational interaction with a sponsoring company representative to give participants the opportunity to receive a one-on-one, hands-on experience with featured products.

Shirley M. Branam, RDH, MBA, Clinical Educator, Dentsply Professional This initiative was spearheaded by The Arizona Scholl of Dentistry & Oral Health to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Registration is easy and can be done online or from your phone. Use your cell phone to text the word “Floss” to the number 878787. Read more and download a brochure on the website.(2)
Mark R. Mayer, Sales Representative At the Dream Center, Aseptico offered a hands-on look at the Transport III Portable Dental Unit, the Express Portable Dental Unit, and The Wand All-Injection Anesthesia Delivery System.(3,4) Aseptico is a part of many dental outreach missions. They supply nonprofit organizations and dentists with reliable portable dental equipment to aid in their efforts to bring dental care to places where it is otherwise inaccessible. Read more about The African Dental Aid Project, Climb for a Cause, Smiles for Everyone, and Global Dental Relief.(5,6)
Randy Arner, (rt), Vice President Marketing at DentalEZ Group
Loupes and Infection Control (Orascoptic and Kerr TotalCare) TotalCare, the leader in surface disinfection, and Orascoptic, the makers of award-winning custom built loupes, are pleased to announce their yearlong support in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Dental Hygiene! Each month there will be an opportunity to enter to win one of our amazing prizes to thank the dental professionals who have helped make dental hygiene what it is today. Our prizes include a registration to ADHA, top of the line TotalCare products, and custom built Loupes from Orascoptic. The yearlong celebration kicked off with the “Celebrate Hygiene” enter to win sweepstakes for a registration to this year’s ADHA national dental hygiene meeting.(7)

Identifi, oral cancer detection

The deep, penetrating power of Identafi multiple wavelengths is designed to enhance diagnostic efficacy as an adjunctive tool for early detection. The Identafi system uses the Identafi Multi-Spectral Fluorescence and Reflectance technology to enhance visualization of mucosal abnormalities such as oral cancer or premalignant dysplasia that may not be apparent to the naked eye.

Unlike other fluorescence technologies and dye systems, the Identafi is Multi-Spectral with three distinct color wavelengths, making it easier to distinguish lesion morphology and vasculature.(8,9)

The Henry Schein Dental/American Dental Hygienists' Association "Dream Center" was an innovative experience for all!

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Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS

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