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

The ADA Catalog has two books intended to make compliance needs easier for dentists and their staff. Occupational Health and Safety Administration Compliance: Training for Dental Professionals and the ADA Regulatory Compliance Manual together make up the Complete OSHA Compliance Kit, a new kit designed to protect the health and safety of a dental team.

Stockholm, Sweden—Scenic Stockholm, built on 14 islands around one of Europe's largest and best-preserved medieval cities, will welcome dental professionals, families and friends attending the 2008 FDI Annual World Dental Congress Sept. 24-27 at the Stockholm International Fairs & Congress Center.

Baerum, Norway—He is known for "taking the mystery out of periodontal disease" and opening new paths in dental research, but many of Dr. Harald Loe's former colleagues remember an enthusiastic mentor who championed the dental profession.

Greenville, N.C.—Dr. James R. Hupp, dean of the dental school at the University of Mississippi since 2002, will be the founding dean of the new East Carolina University School of Dentistry. His tenure begins Nov. 1.

Houston—The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation kicked off the city's largest foot race and breast cancer research fundraiser at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston July 31.

The average net income from the primary private practice of owner pediatric dentists was $314,400 in 2005, according to a new report published by the ADA Survey Center.

Would you like to recognize an ADA member dentist whose efforts have made a difference? Do not miss the 2008 nomination deadline for the 2008 Humanitarian Award. Nomination materials must be postmarked on or before Oct. 15.

Orlando— The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information Services is sponsoring a fifth workshop for dentists interested in learning how to code dental forensic information for the National Crime Information Center and National Dental Image Repository.

Boston—Blackstone Elementary School's third-grade class donned lab coats and masks June 10 and became "Dentists For a Day" at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Negril, Jamaica—Great Shapes Inc. is recruiting dental professionals to join them for the fifth annual 1000 Smiles, a program that provides free dental care and education in rural schools and health clinics in Jamaica.

The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved for circulation and comment the proposed revision of American National Standards Institute/ADA Specification No. 1047-2006 for the standard content of an electronic periodontal attachment.

Seventeen private practice dentists—one from each ADA district—who logged at least 1,000 Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program patient visits in the last year gathered at the ADA June 23 to identify challenges and successful strategies for improving access for this population group.

Gaining a new perspective on evidence-based dentistry was just one of the pluses for participants in the ADA's Evidence Reviewers workshop June 23-24 at Headquarters.

San Antonio—Worried about the current state of the economy and how it might affect your dental practice? Investing in a trip to the ADA annual session Oct. 16-19 could offer your practice financial benefits well into the future, said Dr. Chip Mohme, 2008 program chair for the Council on ADA Sessions.

People who have periodontal disease have a higher overall risk of developing cancer, say researchers in a recent issue of The Lancet Oncology. Studies have suggested that tooth loss and periodontal disease might increase patients' risk of developing cancer, but smoking might have confounded the association.

Baton Rouge, La.—After more than a decade of effort by a large coalition to bring better oral health to Louisiana citizens, Gov. Bobby Jindal July 8 signed SB 312, a fluoridation bill.

Boston—A more rigorous and flexible dental education delivery system that combined clinical care with research and extended leadership opportunities to new groups of dental practitioners are just a few of the notable achievements for which Dr. Paul Goldhaber, Harvard School of Dental Medicine dean from 1968-90, is credited.

An antibody found in people with good oral health could become the first tool for assessing patients' probable response to periodontal disease treatment, said researchers in an online article published at the Public Library of Science.

Dentists who join the American Dental Association between July 1 and October 1 of this year will get 50 percent off full dues for the remainder of the year.

San Antonio—The ADA World Marketplace Exhibition gives dental professionals a unique opportunity to see, try and buy the newest dental products and technologies available.

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