Academy of General Dentistry celebrates 50th anniversary

Feb. 5, 2002
February 6, 2002, marks the 50th anniversary of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dentistry promises to evolve over the next 50 years. For a patient, this means it's increasingly important to find out how their dentist stays current and up-to-date within the dental profession. A dentist dedicated to continuing education can provide a consumer and his family with enhanced confidence knowing that their dentist believes in quality patient care.

Olympus America, Inc., the world leader in film and filmless photography, today became the first camera manufacturer to develop a set of standards for dental imaging and digital photography. The standards will benefit both dentists and their patients in the clinical setting by facilitating accurate diagnoses and treatment planning, as well as making the comparisons of pre-op and post-op images much easier. Moreover, in the scientific setting, the standards will help advance dentistry by enabling practitioners and researchers to share images of the highest quality.