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Olympic Time Again

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Perhaps there is a lesson to learn as we see that they do not try to excel at both skating and skiing events. Is our 'sport' dentistry? Have we narrowed our focus down to what we find we do best and enjoy the most or could we narrow it down further to anterior esthetics, dental implants, occlusion, endodontics, etc.? You get the point.

Dentistry is complex and ever-changing, and we rely on support from our dental colleagues, laboratory technicians, and manufacturers much more today as we strive to do our best. I am excited about the launch of Dental Product Shopper magazine's live-presentation program titled 'Updates in Contemporary Dentistry' which is a free CE program being held in Beechwood, Ohio, on April 23, 2010. For more information please go to the magazine's web site at and think of the magazine as part of that system of support. I look forward to seeing you at this great event!

While at, you can also check out their online learning programs at Dental where you'll find more online clinical courses and information to expand your knowledge, because as you know by now, I put a high value on learning how to better clinical work for our patients and believe learning keeps us excited about what we do.

I also wanted to update you on some of the companies and products I saw at the Yankee Meeting in Boston. I had an opportunity to visit Pulpdent in Watertown, Massachusetts. This is a great family owned operation with a long and interesting history, but I could tell they are committed to innovation and creating and delivering their products with a high degree of integrity. They have the ability to do their research and development, production, and manufacturing all from their facility in Watertown. Please go check out their products online or at their booth the next time you attend a convention. One product they have called Wink is a water soluble release agent that can be used intraorally. I also spent a lot of time looking at the digital impression systems, such as Cadent's iTero, 3M ESPE's Lava COS, Sirona's CEREC and D4D's E4D system. As a user of these systems, I believe they should be evaluated by the end user to find the system that fits their needs. I'll be covering them more in depth in Cleveland at the 'Updates in Contemporary Dentistry' event.

Well, back to the Olympics where the feats of the young still inspire the feet of someone old (me), and I hope to see you in Chicago.

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