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Renowned Dentists to Present Latest on Dental Innovations

September 8, 2008

   SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/    WHEN:      Thursday, Sept 11, 2008 to Sunday, Sept 14, 2008    WHERE:     Moscone South Convention Center              747 Howard Street              San Francisco, CA 94103               and               Marriott Hotel San Francisco              55 4th Street              San Francisco, CA 94103    CONTACTS:  Doug Elmets  (916) 206-8662              Kim Nickols  (916) 704-8965    WHAT:      Approximately 15,000 dentists and dental professionals are              expected to attend the 2008 Fall Scientific Session of the              California Dental Association, which will feature presentations              by the industry's leading dental professionals.               More than 100 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. Also, more than 400 exhibitors will be on              hand to demonstrate the latest technology, products and              services.               Speakers and topics that will be addressed include:               Fighting Dental Disease -- Drugs, Bugs and Dental Products              Dr. Peter Jacobsen, PhD, DDS              This seminar will review the management of herpes, aphthous              ulcers, bacterial disease and fungal infections; all conditions              that dentists treat every day. Which over-the-counter drugs              work the best and how should they be used will also be covered.              Friday, September 12, 2008              10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.              Moscone South, Room 106               Overcoming the CSI Effect: Redefining Dentistry's Role in the              Forensic Arena              Col. Theresa S. Gonzalez, DMD, MS, MSS              This lecture will explore dentistry's role in the              identification of human remains, which is generally a              prerequisite for estate planning, payment of life insurance and              prosecution of homicide cases.  It will also cover the forensic              dentists' role in mass disasters.              Friday, September 12, 2008              9:30 a.m. - 12:00 pm and repeats 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.              Moscone South -- 101               Oral Cancer: Get it early, Get it all!              Carrie L. Magnuson, DDS              Learn the most up-to-date facts on oral cancer, the current              state of the disease and the importance of early detection.              Friday, September 12, 2008              12:00 - 1:00 p.m.              Moscone South -- 305/307               Ergonomics: a Fitness Prescription              Miss Fitness Universe Kary Odiatu              Uche Odiatue, BA, DMD              Whether you are a dentist or a business manager, increasing              your physical conditioning will enhance everything that you do.              Reclaim energy and vitality with the latest research on              breathing, posture and performance. Immerse yourself and enjoy              relaxation and breathing techniques guaranteed to diminish the              effects of stress.              Saturday, September 13, 2008              10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.              Marriott -- Salon 9               Fighting Early Childhood Cavities: How the Tooth Fairy Can Help              Jennifer H. Holtzman, DDS              Lori C. Daby, RDH              Deborah Adair              Early childhood cavities are the most prevalent and preventable              chronic childhood disease in California. Learn various              techniques to educate children and parents on the importance of              oral health and healthy eating habits.              Saturday, September 13, 2008              2:00 -4:00 p.m.              Marriott -- Salon 14-15               Recognizing Cultural Differences in the Patient Population              Charles J. Alexander, PhD              Learn how dentists break down barriers and access disparities              to embrace cultural differences, communicate and provide              culturally responsive treatment to various ethnic groups.              Saturday, September 13, 2008              2:30 -4:30 p.m.              InterContinental Hotel -- Twin Peaks Room    

The California Dental Association is the non-profit organization representing organized dentistry in California. Founded in 1870, CDA is the largest and most high profile constituent of the American Dental Association. CDA contributes to the dental health of consumers in California through various comprehensive programs aimed at improving dental health. CDA’s membership consists of more than 24,000 dentists.

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CONTACT: Doug Elmets, +1-916-206-8662, or Kim Nickols, +1-916-704-8965,both for California Dental Association