Dentists to present latest on dental innovations

April 28, 2008
Hundreds of workshops and lectures are planned for the 2008 Spring Scientific Session of the California Dental Association in Anaheim, Calif.

ANAHEIM, California--Approximately 30,000 dentists and dental professionals are expected to attend the 2008 Spring Scientific Session of the California Dental Association, which will feature presentations by the industry's leading dental professionals.

The session will be held May 1-4 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Hilton.

Hundreds of workshops and lectures are planned for the four days, allowing dentists from across the United States the opportunity to see the latest methods and techniques in oral health treatments.

More than 600 exhibitors will be on hand to demonstrate the latest equipment and internationally renowned dental professionals will hold seminars, sharing ground breaking treatment options for optimum oral health.

Speakers and topics that will be addressed include:

Geriatric Dentistry
Dr. Greg Folse
A featured dentist for The Washington Post, Dr. Greg Folse will address the impacts of poor oral health, which for aging and special needs dental patients, can kill. The techniques covered include preventative strategies that will add to the quality and length of life of an aging patient population.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 210

"Meth Mouth": Crystal Meth and Your Teeth
Dr. Mitch Goodis
Both a dentist and a retired USAF Lt. Col., Dr. Mitch Goodis will examine the impact of "meth mouth," or the effect crystal methamphetamine use has on teeth, health and life. The session will cover the ingredients of meth, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of meth use and how patients can be "drug proofed."
Saturday, May 3, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Anaheim Hilton, Room California A

Forensic Odontology -- Doc Watson Goes Dental
Dr. Richard Fixott
With more than 20 years of experience in forensic dentistry, Dr. Richard Fixott will address the main aspects of forensic dentistry including dental identification, dentistry's role in mass fatality resolution and bite mark analysis. Case presentations will be used to illustrate the application of forensic dentistry.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
1:30 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 304

Fattening of America--Where Does Dentistry Fit Into the Puzzle
Lisa Harper-Mallonee, Registered Dental Hygienist and Registered Dietician
The U.S.'s population is growing, and so are our waistlines. What does dentistry have to do with the obesity crisis? How can dietary guidelines and the new food pyramid be shared with dental patients. Ms. Harper-Mallonee will address emerging nutrition information as it related to oral health.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Anaheim Hilton
9:30 a.m.

Live Root Canal
Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan
Root canal?! A live patient demonstration of shaping, cleaning and obturation of a molar root canal will be shown with images to illustrate concepts and hidden procedures.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom C
2:00 p.m.

Oral Cancer 2008: New Technologies for Early Detection and Prevention
Dr. Mark Lingen
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the sixth most common malignancy in the world. Despite numerous advances in treatment, the survival rate has remained mostly unchanged for the past 50 years. Improved early diagnosis and effective chemo-preventative strategies are essential. Learn the latest methods for detection and prevention of oral cancer.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Anaheim Hilton, Room Pacific B
1:30 p.m.

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