CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry gave attendees a chance to hear and see all of the latest trends and technology in the profession.
More than 27,000 people attended the May 15-17 event that featured nearly 200 C.E. lectures and workshops and an exhibit hall floor packed with 575 companies spotlighting the latest dental technology.
"This was one of our best meetings so far and I think attendees left feeling energized about dentistry and about going back to their practices," said CDA Presents Board of Managers Chair Del Brunner, DDS. "We invited two new speakers for the International Symposium and held some exciting workshops, including a series of programs that involved cadaver dissection."
One workshop, led by Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD (AN) and Mark C. Paxton, DDS, allowed participants to perform local anesthesia techniques for the maxillofacial complex and oral cavity, highlighting the infratemporal fossa and the pterygomandibular triangle. The goal was to give attendees an understanding of the neurovascular and muscular structures, which help and hinder successful anesthesia.
The International Symposia featured Miguel Angel Diez Gurtubay, MsC, and Norbert Krämer, PhD. Diez Gurtubay is in private practice dedicated to oral rehabilitation, esthetics and implantology in Mexico City and Puebla, Mexico. He provided an overview of the surgical-prosthetic techniques in the completely edentulous superior arch. Krämer is the director of the Policlinic of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Gießen of Germany and past president of the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Krämer lectured on new restorative strategies in pediatric dentistry — primary dentition and permanent dentition.
Other courses ranged in topics from leveraging social media in the dental office, implementing CAMBRA and how to be in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Also at CDA Presents in Anaheim, dental professionals were given the opportunity to relax at The Spot — a lounge for learning and networking that included educational lectures, an Internet café and a wine tasting event. On top of this, the CDA Party allowed attendees to unwind from the business of the meeting and take a trip to an island paradise, CDA style. The member party had live music, island entertainment, vibrant drinks and food with a tropical flair.
To view attendee photos and videos, visit the Social Media Hub at www.cdapresents.com/socialhub. The site features all social media activity captured at the meeting.
For members planning to attend CDA Presents in San Francisco on Sept. 4-6, visit www.cdapresents.com for more information.