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San Antonio—Two award-winning Brazilian dentists will present their research at the ADA annual session in San Antonio Oct. 18.

Huntington, W. Va.—The Hollenback-Medina Operative Dentistry Seminar did more than discuss dentistry in June when members of the study club traveled to the dental clinic of Ebenezer Medical Outreach.

Dillon, Mt.—The 2008 Montana Fly Fishing Dental Conference will be held Sept. 4-6. This year's speaker is Dr. Brent Beyak who will lecture on advanced prosthodontics.

Gina Goodreau, senior manager of ADA Insurance Plans and manager of claims review and underwriting for Great-West Life Insurance, offers advice on what dentists should remember when filing disability claims.

Our Legacy-Our Future will hold its second annual Fundraising Academy Sept. 8-9 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago.

"It all boils down to what the policy says." That's how Arthur L. Fries sums up what dentists need to know about receiving disability insurance benefits.

When Dr. Robert Bethea was 39 years old he began what would become an 18-year quest to determine the cause of a sporadic, yet ongoing affliction.

Wheaton, Ill.—Treating 48 uninsured adults—most of whom needed urgent dental care—the DuPage Community Clinic hosted its third annual "Save Your Smile" day April 28.

Beijing—Although the 2008 Olympic Games are in full swing, a dentist with American connections started working behind the scenes months ago to ensure that volunteer dentists in the Olympic village are comfortable treating and communicating with athletes from around the globe.

San Antonio—For the first time, the ADA Professional Product Review will offer continuing education opportunities at the 149th Annual Session of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Luis Dominicis, a member of the Advisory Committee to the Dental Bureau of California and a Universidad De La Salle graduate himself, said the cost of Universidad De La Salle's International Dental Studies Program that satisfies the educational requirement for California dental licensure is $21,000 per semester, which totals $84,000 in tuition for the two-year program.

The lay media and Internet are a repository of all kinds of information, some factual, and some not-so-factual. Patients are using these resources with increasing frequency to help them make decisions concerning treatment procedures and who they choose to provide said treatment.

San Antonio—Now in its 49th year, the ADA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program will showcase outstanding student research projects from U.S. dental schools as well as the work of winning international student clinicians during the ADA annual session in San Antonio.

New York—The New York State Dental Foundation will host an Oct. 3 conference here aimed at improving the oral health of people living with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

For dentists trained outside the U.S. who wish to obtain the training required to become U.S.-licensure eligible, there are several options.

To be eligible for licensure in the U.S. or Canada, applicants in all states are required to be graduates of accredited predoctoral dental education programs, or have completed an advanced degree, certificate or two-year International Dentist Program at an accredited dental school.

The Dental Education: Our Legacy—Our Future initiative has increased its total number of OLOF partners to 116.

The American Academy of Pediatrics symposium, "Oral Health in the 21st Century: Something to Smile About—Your Role in Children's Oral Health," is set for Oct. 10 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Scanning paper forms is one way that many dental offices are now making an attempt to go paperless. But scanning can have hidden costs. ADA Member Advantage has endorsed MedicTalk DentForms from The Dental Record as a way to help dental practices go paperless in a cost-efficient manner.

Las Vegas—As part of its mission, UNLV's School of Dental Medicine serves Nevada's diverse populations through outreach programs to improve oral health care. Students and faculty organize as well as participate in various community-focused initiatives.

Reno, Nev.—Here, where it's not uncommon to play hunches and weigh the odds, Dr. Brandi Dupont left no room for chance.

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