Templeton, Mass.—For the third straight year, voters in Templeton, Mass., a town of about 8,000 located about 60 miles west of Boston, overwhelmingly rejected an article to stop fluoridating its water supply.
Washington—Dental leaders and members of Congress talked of "compromise" and "frustration" at the May 13-15 Washington Leadership Conference. Some 550 dentists and state dental leaders registered for the annual springtime event in the nation's capital.
Seattle—ADA scientists and researchers presented 14 scientific abstracts and other works March 20-23 during the 91st annual General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research here.
Gaithersburg, Md.—The ADA Foundation's Paffenbarger Research Center hosted 48 dental students April 21-23 for the 49th Annual Dental Students' Conference on Research. Students from across the U.S. and Canada attend the conference each year to network with dental researchers and scientists and to learn about wide-ranging career options in oral health research. The students also participate in poster presentations.
New York—The New York University College of Dentistry has named its Saklad Auditorium the Septodont Lecture Hall in honor of a major gift the dental product development and manufacturing corporation made last month.
Moore, Okla.—With no power, phone lines or computers, Dr. Richard Homsey and his son, Dr. Trey Homsey, are struggling to resurrect their practice after the destruction wrought by the May 19 tornado here.