Pacific Dental Services®-Supported Practices Provided $6.5 Million in Donated Dentistry on Smile Generation Serve Day

Posted on August 23, 2019

3,000 patients nationwide received oral health care on Saturday, August 17th

Leading dental support organization (DSO) Pacific Dental Services (PDS®), which was just named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 14th time, joined forces with The Smile Generation to launch the 9th annual Smile Generation Serve Day, an annual day of service and nationwide campaign of giving that focuses on providing donated dentistry to underserved patients. On Saturday, August 17th, more than 700 PDS-supported dental practices and volunteers throughout the United States provided 3,000 patients with more than $6.5 million of oral health care, including some life changing procedures such as CEREC® same-day crowns, implants, root canals, oral surgery, and scaling and root planning, taking care of the patients’ overall dental care needs. Since its inception in 2011, more than 18,000 patients have received donated dentistry during Smile Generation Serve Day, totaling more than $32 million in oral health care.

“Service is at the core of who we are as an organization,” said Stephen E. Thorne, IV, Founder and CEO of PDS, which supports over 750 dental practices in 21 states. “Participating in the act of service changes our hearts and minds about what matters most in life. Our success enables us to create opportunities to serve through improving oral health care locally, nationally and internationally. We’re humbled to be able to provide donated dentistry each year to thousands of people in need during Smile Generation Serve Day.”

Many of the patients treated during this year’s Smile Generation Serve Day event are affiliated with After InnocenceSpecial Olympics International, or Dental Lifeline Network. “Smile Generation Serve Day is a great event that allows our volunteers to serve more patients in need,” said Fred Leviton, CEO of Dental Lifeline Network, which provides dental care for people with disabilities, people who are elderly and medically fragile, and veterans. “Many of these people received life-changing services they otherwise would not have access to, and we’re so appreciative of all the PDS-supported dental practices that opened up their offices to change lives in their local communities.”  

After Innocence is a non-profit organization that serves prison exonerees nationwide – many of whom falsely imprisoned for decades. “Smile Generation Serve Day is a game-changer for dozens of our exoneree-clients. Pacific Dental Services-supported dentists across the country welcomed our exonerees into their offices, providing extensive pro bono services, and helped these deserving individuals take an important step in rebuilding their lives after wrongful convictions," said Jon Eldan, Executive Director of After Innocence.  

PDS’ 2019 ranking on Inc. Magazine’s exclusive list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies is a particularly notable achievement – the DSO is one of only a few companies that has placed on the Inc. 5000 14 times, joining Pinnacle Group, WMK, and Jarret Logistics Systems. Since its inception in 1994, PDS has been committed to fostering a culture of Clinicians Leading Clinicians in Clinical Excellence®. Their primary purpose is to provide support so that clinicians can focus on providing oral health care to their patients to keep them healthier and happier. This includes educating patients about the link between oral health and whole-body health – what PDS and its supported practices call the Mouth-Body Connection®. Research shows that harmful bacteria and inflammation in the mouth can indicate and even cause systemic conditions throughout the body. Maladies of the mouth, including periodontal disease, may be linked with other medical conditions including oral cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. For more on Smile Generation Serve Day, click here.

About Pacific Dental Services® 

Founded in 1994, Pacific Dental Services (PDS) is one of the country’s leading dental support organizations, providing supported autonomy that enables dentists to concentrate on clinical excellence and the highest levels of cost-effective comprehensive patient care. PDS originated the Private Practice+® model to enable dentists to focus on their passion: serving patients. PDS also pioneered the concept of Modern Dentistry so that dentists are equipped to combine advances in the latest technology with the best operational practices and procedures, highly skilled support staff and a commitment to ongoing training and education. PDS continues to grow, with over 750 supported dental offices across the United States and plans to expand into several new markets. PDS supported dentists aim to be the provider of choice in all the markets they serve and to develop Patients for Life™.

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Four Times Z4 at World Dental Congress in San Francisco

Posted on August 22, 2019

vhf’s Z4 mill for same-day restorations will be showcased by Patterson Dental, who added the Z4 to their portfolio in February, at booth 1153. Since users widely benefit from the validation with established scanners and design software, visitors can experience the fully integrated workflow with the Z4 during the Patterson and 3Shape education session “Digital Future of Dentistry.” In addition, exocad’s ChairsideCAD and the Z4 can be experienced at booth 6363, where prefabricated titanium abutments will be live-milled.

vhf’s new distribution partner DentCore will display the Z4 at booth 6457. Pearson Dental Supply, another Z4 reseller, can be found at booth number 5370. 

Dr. Nicolas Rohde, the CEO of vhf Inc. is delighted that the Z4 generates such great interest. “It’s wonderful to see that our partners pair the Z4 with great intraoral scanners and CAD software and successfully sell the Z4 as part of complete and very competitive CAD/CAM systems. We’re proud of the Z4, which definitely sets new standards in ultra-HD milling and user convenience.”

The Z4 is a high-end milling and grinding machine that allows restorations to be fabricated from any block material within mere minutes. Currently, 38 block materials from 20 manufacturers and more than 190 titanium prefab abutments from 11 manufacturers can be processed, offering customers complete independence. In addition to restorations of glass ceramics, PMMA, zirconia, and composites, prefabricated titanium abutments can also be finished with unreached precision.

Combined, the ADA and FDI represent one million doctors of oral health in 130 countries. This year, Oscar-nominated actor and producer Mark Wahlberg will be the keynote speaker of the ADA FDI 2019 Opening Ceremony and General Session at the Moscone Center.

Whip Mix Hosts Digital Dentures from A-Z: A Hands-On Course

Posted on August 22, 2019

Whip Mix’s first comprehensive hands-on Digital Denture Course covered the creation of 3D-printed digital dentures from impression taking through finishing the denture. The 2-day sold-out event featured experienced instructors who demonstrated everything necessary to produce the best-fitting, most esthetically pleasing dentures possible.

Dr. C. Douglas Weir discussed the best ways to print dentures using conventional and digital impression techniques; 3Shape trainers taught the denture design portion of the course; Bryce Hiller, Whip Mix Digital Support Specialist, demonstrated the 3D printing process from beginning through post-processing; and Mark Williamson, CDT, Sr. Technical Manager of Ottawa Dental Laboratory, demonstrated esthetic characterization techniques. 

Each attendee designed, printed, and characterized their own dentures, which they took home with them.

Pulpdent Celebrates 6 Years of Dental Restorations with ACTIVA BioACTIVE

Posted on August 20, 2019

Revolutionary Bioactive Filling Material Keeps Dentists Coming Back

Pulpdent Corporation, a Boston-area dental research and manufacturing company, celebrates six years since the launch of ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE. The bioactive dental filling material has been used in millions of restorations across the globe.

To celebrate ACTIVA's six years on the market, Pulpdent is launching #ACTIVAWORKS, a social media campaign showcasing before and after pictures of ACTIVA restorations. ACTIVA BioACTIVE users are encouraged to submit their clinical images (radiographs and photography).

ACTIVA BioACTIVE mimics the chemical and physical properties of teeth. This bioactive dental filling material releases and recharges fluoride, calcium and phosphate, the same minerals that are found in natural dentition. ACTIVA participates in a dynamic ionic exchange with the tooth, forming a protective seal against acid attack. The material also contains a patented rubberized component that is shock absorbent like dentin.

Email feedback@pulpdent.com to submit #ACTIVAWORKS images.

ACTIVA BioACTIVE mimics the chemical and physical properties of teeth. This bioactive dental filling material releases and recharges fluoride, calcium and phosphate, the same minerals that are found in natural dentition. ACTIVA participates in a dynamic ionic exchange with the tooth, forming a protective seal against acid attack. The material also contains a patented rubberized component that is shock absorbent like dentin.  

ACTIVA has received many awards and accolades during its six years on the market. The bioactive filling material won the Top Bioactive Restorative Product Award from The Dental Advisor for five years running, along with multiple awards from DrBicuspid, Dentistry Today and Dental Products Report. Well-known dentist and educator Dr. Howard Glazer called ACTIVA a "revolutionary" product that "is working and exceeding expectations."  

Dentists from around the globe have reported using this versatile restorative material for a wide variety of procedures, including:

--Anterior Restorations

--Bulk Filling

--Core Build-Ups

--Repairs to Failed Crown Margins

--Multi-Unit Restorations

--Restorations Using Injection Molding Technique

Learn more about ACTIVA BioACTIVE from Pulpdent.

About PULPDENT® Corporation 

PULPDENT® Corporation is a family-owned dental research, manufacturing company and leader in bioactive dental materials. ACTIVA BioACTIVE™, developed by PULPDENT, is the first esthetic bioactive restorative material. ACTIVA behaves much like natural teeth and stimulates the formation of apatite (the building blocks of teeth), chemically bonds to teeth and helps protect against decay. For over 70 years, Pulpdent has been committed to product innovation, clinical education and patient-centered care in the fields of restoratives, oral hygiene, endodontics, temporization, periodontics, orthodontics, and general dentistry. To stay updated on bioactivity and learn about the Heroic Dentistry Series, which demonstrates ACTIVA's unprecedented capabilities, visit www.pulpdent.com.

ADA Statement on Study in JAMA Pediatrics

Posted on August 20, 2019

The American Dental Association (ADA) remains committed to fluoridation of public water supplies as the single most effective public health measure to help prevent tooth decay. This commitment is shared by many national and international organizations, including the World Health Organization, US Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  

Public health policy is based on a collective weight of scientific evidence. The ADA is aware of a new study conducted in Canada in which its authors reviewed maternal exposure to fluoride in pregnancy. We welcome this and further scientific study of the issue to see if the findings can be replicated with methods that demonstrate more conclusive evidence.

Throughout more than 70 years of research and practical experience, the overwhelming weight of credible scientific evidence has consistently indicated that fluoridation of community water supplies is safe. The evidence-based research shows the recommended concentrations of fluoride (0.7 mg/L) used in community water fluoridation is beneficial and safe for the public.

Since the introduction of community water fluoridation in 1945, and the addition of fluoride in toothpaste, tooth decay rates in the U.S. have dropped significantly. Today, even with wide-spread availability of fluoride toothpaste, studies show community water fluoridation continues to be effective in reducing tooth decay by more than 25 percent in children and adults.

The ADA remains focused on how and if emerging evidence might impact public health recommendations and policies. We will continue to evaluate the validity of emerging evidence and research to support the advancement of the health of the public.

To learn more about the benefits of fluoride, please visit MouthHealthy.org/fluoride.

Western Society of Periodontology Announces a New Partnership with the Nevada Dental Hygienists Association

Posted on August 19, 2019

Launch of Western States Hygiene Convention and Collaborative

It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of the West Coast Dental Hygiene Convention & Collaborative. The Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Association (NDHA) will now partner with the Western Society of Periodontology (WSP) in this unique and special annual event which will take place in late July or early August 2020.

This dental event will be like no other in the industry. While it will be the Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session, it will welcome hygienists from all over America to this unique collaborative experience with Hygienists, Restorative Dentists and Periodontists. Speakers will be from many disciplines of dentistry and focus on better collaboration for better patient outcomes. The WSP has been the leader in collaboration and is a unique organization that has launched very popular hygiene events over the past three years. These events have seen over 1500 attendees at these events annually. Bringing this meeting to Las Vegas will make it a very special and affordable event for hygienists.

“The Nevada Dental Hygienists' Association could not be more proud or excited to announce that we will be partnering with the Western Society of Periodontology to bring an annual dental hygiene event to Las Vegas in 2020. This event will be a fabulous opportunity to make connections with colleagues and other professionals who share an interest in periodontology, as well as learn the most up to date and cutting-edge information in the industry. We are honored to be working closely with the WSP to provide attendants with presentations by the top speakers from across the country. We could not think of a better place to host this annual event than the entertainment capital of the world. Registration will be open to any and all dental professionals, as well as a discounted registration rate will be provided to all NDHA members.” – Sara Mercier, Nevada Dental Hygienist’ Association President.

“We are pleased to announce that the Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Association will be hosting their 2020 Annual Summer Session in Conjunction with the Western Society of Periodontology in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are delighted the NDHA has collaborated with us and trust that the benefits of the WSP meet their expectations. The Western Society of Periodontology strives to provide educational opportunities which are interdisciplinary in nature. Our officers are receptive to new ideas and as President, I am here to support your needs and serve as your advocate. We look forward to many years of this rewarding partnership.” – Dr. Dean Ahmad, Western Society of Periodontology President.

“We are excited to welcome the NDHA to our management firm.  We look forward to many years of a rewarding association. Any individual interested in learning about the events offered through the Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Association or Western Society of Periodontology are invited to contact Goldman Association Management. We expect to be announcing an exclusive media partnership in the coming week. With the success of our hygiene events all over the West Coast, we are confident this will be a success from day one.”- Todd Goldman, Western Society of Periodontology Executive Director.

Top five factors the Tooth Fairy ponders in deciding lost teeth rewards

Posted on August 19, 2019

Rewarding children for lost teeth is an age-old tradition … and a little more complex of a job than the Tooth Fairy lets on. The Original Tooth Fairy Poll®, sponsored by Delta Dental, indicates that several circumstances may determine the amount the Tooth Fairy gifts. The No. 1 guiding factor is how much spare cash the Tooth Fairy has on hand (46%).

So, what other key considerations may influence the Tooth Fairy's generosity?

  • No. 2: Children's ages (31%) set the value of a lost tooth.

  • No. 3: The Tooth Fairy remembers historical payouts and then determines comparable amounts to what children's parents received when they were young (29%).

  • No. 4: Santa isn't the only one keeping a list! The Tooth Fairy is mindful of kids' recent behaviors indicates 1 in 5 parents (20%).

  • No. 5: The Tooth Fairy is keeping a tally of lost teeth. How many teeth children have already lost (18%) is a top factor in deciding monetary rewards.

Tooth Fairy payouts slide for second year in a row

According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, the Tooth Fairy's average cash gift declined to $3.70 for a lost tooth, which is down by 43 cents from a year ago.

Not all parents say the Tooth Fairy is following the national average. In homes that the Tooth Fairy visits, close to 2 in 5 parents (37%) share that their children receive at least $5.00 or more. Also, a first lost tooth continues to impress. The Tooth Fairy appears to recognize that this is a monumental tooth as indicated by kids' receiving an average gift of $4.96, representing $1.26 above the $3.70 average for subsequent lost teeth.

Delta Dental has been gauging the Tooth Fairy's U.S. annual giving trends for more than two decades. The disclosed value of a lost tooth may be slipping but is significantly greater than the 1998 national average of $1.30, which equates to about $2.00 today with inflation.

Value of lost tooth and economy

The Original Tooth Fairy Poll has typically served as a good indicator of the economy's overall direction, tracking with the movement of Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500) for 14 of the past 17 years. A year ago, a single lost tooth was valued at $4.13 and dropped to $3.70 in this year's survey, down 10%. Over the same time period, the S&P 500 also saw a decline and decreased by 3%.

"Most parents say that the Tooth Fairy is bringing excitement and joy to their children, with more than one-third of caregivers sharing that the Tooth Fairy instills good oral health habits," said Jennifer Elliott, chief marketing officer for Delta Dental Plans Association. "With the Tooth Fairy tradition, oral health conversations are being regularly initiated in households across America with a spark of fun."

About the survey

The Original Tooth Fairy Poll was conducted between December 31, 2018, and January 13, 2019, among a nationally representative sample of 1,058 parents of children ages 6-12. The margin of error is +/- 3%.

The S&P 500 stood at 2,687 on December 28, 2017, and decreased to 2,596 by January 11, 2019, down 3%.

For more information about the Delta Dental-sponsored survey, Tooth Fairy trivia, and oral health tips for infants to pre-teen, visit Original Tooth Fairy Poll.

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About Delta Dental Plans Association

Delta Dental Plans Association, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, is the not-for-profit national association of the 39 independent Delta Dental companies. Through these companies, Delta Dental is the nation's largest provider of dental insurance, covering more than 80 million Americans, and offering the country's largest dental network with approximately 156,000 participating dentists. In 2017, Delta Dental companies provided more than $61 million in direct and in-kind community outreach support to improve the oral health of adults, children and infants in local communities across the country. For more information, visit: deltadental.com.

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UTHealth launches dentist-to-dentist 'telementoring' program

Posted on August 19, 2019

UTHealth’s Jerry Bouquot, DDS, MSD, gave a talk on mouth ulcers in the Texas Medical Center that was watched by Alaa Al-Saffar, DDS, in Kuwait.

Kuwaiti dentist Alaa Al-Saffar, DDS, may be 7,000 miles from the Texas Medical Center but that did not keep her from catching a lecture on mouth ulcers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Al-Saffar and dozens of others worldwide learned about aspects of these common lesions during the first online lecture offered through the new ‘telementoring’ program at School of Dentistry at UTHealth. The July 1 talk was given by Jerry Bouquot, DDS, MSD, a world-renowned oral pathologist and former department chair at the school.

“We’re making it easy for dentists throughout the world to keep up with the latest developments in our fast-changing field,” said Sudarat Kiat-amnuay, DDS, MS, professor and director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the school.

The idea is to make the school’s clinicians and researchers available to dentists and other health care providers in remote parts of the world with two-way voice and visual communication.

“We’ll be providing continuing education (CE) opportunities such as the recent free CE ulcer lecture by Dr. Bouquot. We’re also making our faculty members available for consultation on hard-to-treat cases,” Kiat-amnuay said.

The initiative is part of a worldwide movement to foster greater cooperation among caregivers called Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). It started in 2003 at the University of New Mexico.

Project ECHO at UTHealth School of Dentistry will initially be focused on the dental care of seniors.

There are lots of baby boomers and many need help with their teeth,” said Kiat-amnuay, who directs the first Project ECHO initiative at UTHealth.

“Oral health is a gateway to our overall health. Yet, many Texans live in areas where dental services are in short supply,” she said.

UTHealth School of Dentistry Dean John Valenza, DDS, said, “Community outreach is a big part of our mission at the dental school. We treat patients of all ages but we are particularly interested in helping children and the elderly.” Valenza is The William N. Finnegan III Distinguished Professor in the Dental Sciences at UTHealth.

Ellen Baker, MD, MPH, director of Project ECHO at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, said, “Much of the expertise that lives in academic health centers is not being shared with colleagues in rural and underserved areas. You could say it is being stored in silos and Project ECHO is a way to share and disseminate this knowledge.”

MD Anderson has been designated as an ECHO super hub for oncology by the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center (UNMHSC). MD Anderson is one of just nine ECHO super hub sites in the world and the first focused on oncology.

Participants can log into presentations from computers, tablets, or smartphones. “These are virtual professional communities. There are hundreds of ECHO groups but very few are focused on dental care,” Baker said.

Al-Saffar, who earned her doctor of dental surgery at the University of Kuwait, was not the only international participant who logged into the mouth ulcer presentation. There were also dentists from Oman, Brazil, China, and Saudi Arabia. In keeping with the spirit of ECHO, there were online pre- and post-tests to identify improvements in the knowledge of participants.

To learn more about Project ECHO, visit the main Project ECHO website (https://echo.unm.edu/), and the MD Anderson super hub (https://www.mdanderson.org/education-training/global-outreach/project-echo.html.

AADOM Presents Seventh Annual Green Leader Award to All Kids Pediatric Dentistry's Ethan McConnell

Posted on August 16, 2019

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) joined the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) to announce that Ethan McConnell, Vice President of Charlotte, North Carolina-based All Kids Pediatric Dentistry, has been selected as the recipient of AADOM’s seventh annual Green Leader Award. Mr. McConnell received the award at the recent 2019 AADOM Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Made possible by a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, AADOM created the award as part of its Green Leader Initiative, which aims to empower practice managers to reduce their practices’ environmental footprint and lead their teams in becoming part of dentistry’s green future.

“I am thankful to both AADOM and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation for this wonderful award that recognizes the importance of sustainability within dental practices,” said Mr. McConnell. “Our main office has invested in solar panels, thereby reducing the practice’s carbon footprint and reducing costs for electricity, and it is so important for leaders to encourage these changes in order to continue to make a difference.”  

Mr. McConnell was selected for his initiative and commitment to adopting green practices in his dental office, specifically his implementation of digital charts, low-radiation digital X-rays, and latex-free products. All Kids Pediatric Dentistry also exceeds American Dental Association (ADA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for a clean and safe dental practice by using non-toxic cleaning products to disinfect and sterilize its treatment rooms and dental equipment.

“We are so grateful for the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and its continued support of this initiative to recognize our members and their efforts to create more environmentally friendly practices,” said Heather Colicchio, Founder, and President, AADOM. “It is important to us at AADOM to highlight the members who exemplify eco-friendly practices in their dental office, and we are so happy to present Mr. McConnell with the Green Leader Award.”

AADOM’s mission is to provide its members with resources, education, and networking opportunities to help them achieve the highest level of professional development. It is the nation’s largest educational and networking association dedicated to serving dental practice management professionals, and AADOM fosters companionship and support for dental office managers.

“The Henry Schein Cares Foundation is pleased to join with AADOM to present Mr. McConnell with the seventh annual Green Leader Award,” said Jennifer Kim Field, Executive Director, Henry Schein Cares Foundation. “At Henry Schein, we too encourage sustainable practices, because a healthy environment means a healthier community. We hope this award inspires Mr. McConnell’s colleagues to follow his example.”  

For more information about AADOM, visit www.dentalmanagers.com or call (732) 842-9977.

About the American Association of Dental Office Management

The mission of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is to educate, connect, and empower dental office managers and practice leaders across North America. AADOM also hosts the nation's largest dental practice management conference: www.aadomconference.com.

About the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc.

Established in 2008, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation works to foster, support, and promote dental and medical health by helping to increase access to care in communities around the world.  The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations to non-profit organizations supporting health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care.

The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With approximately 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratoriesgovernment and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.

Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.

A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 32 countries. The Company's sales from continuing operations reached $9.4 billion in 2018, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 13 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.

For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.comFacebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.

Dennis B. Hartlieb, DDS, AAACD, Receives jCD Award

Posted on August 15, 2019

American Academy American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Accredited Member, Dennis B. Hartlieb, DDS, AAACD, was recently awarded the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (jCD) Evy Award during the 35thAnnual AACD Annual Scientific Session’s Celebration of Excellence on April 27, 2019 in San Diego.

The AACD honors its most accomplished and dedicated professionals with Celebration of Excellence awards, also known as Evy awards. Evy recipients are first nominated for the award by their colleagues and then are selected by the Awards and Recognition Committee. Evy award winners represent the most exemplary and talented individuals within the AACD who are dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and to the highest standards of ethical patient care.

The jCD Award is given to the author or authors of an original Journal of Cosmetic Dentistryarticle published within the established year that is determined the best of that year.  This is an industry-wide award.

Dennis B. Hartlieb, DDS, AAACD, has been an AACD member since1999, and currently maintains a private practice in Glenview, IL. Dr. Hartlieb earned her DDS degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and earned his AACD Accreditation in 2017. The article of his being recognized is titled, “CPR for the Worn Detention”: From Concept to Prototype to Restoration”, an excellent resource for cosmetic dentists to learn from and utilize in their practices.

The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistryis AACD’s official peer-reviewed publication. It is offered as a member benefit to AACD members. The article can be viewed at www.aacd.com/JCDArchive in the Summer 2018 edition of thejCD.

For more information about AACD Celebration of Excellence awards, visit http://www.aacd.com/evy-awards.

About the AACD

The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care, combining art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 5,000 cosmetic dental professionals in 70 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting the respected Accreditation and Fellowship credentials, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.

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