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