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My first dental conference/convention!

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Yah-E, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper

    Dec 12, 2001
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    I went to my first dental convention today for the state of Arizona with my professor and the dentists that I shadow with. It was super cool, I got TONS of free dental related stuff! I even got sample dyes for root canal and bacterial indicators! TONS of floss, tooth paste, tooth brush, NEW technological anti-microbial mouth washes and pastes! Met the new Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health Dean, Dr. Dellinberg. Talked to a ton of dentists and dental specialists. I even went to a 4 hour seminar on esthetic dentistry for 3 credit hours of continuing education for current practicing dentists on "An interdisciplinary Approach to Treatment Planning and Esthetic Dentistry"! I saw digital x-ray computer systems! For bit-wings and periapical digital x-ray systems, for $7000-10,000 you can have your private office set up real nice. For the pan, the digital system is $60,000!! WOW!! The resolution is amazing on these x-ray and you can actually see teeth in 3 dimensions verse only 2D on conventional x-rays! So much I learned and soaked in during this conference! I was there from 8 AM to 5:30 PM. A lot of dentists and I were talking about my dental education starting next year, they were all pumped and excited for me! A lot of attractive hygienist and assistants were there and lets just say that I was excited to be a dentist! Enough about this. I'm exhausted and plus I have to go through all my free stuff and sort it out! :cool:
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  3. dmd1272

    dmd1272 Member

    Feb 28, 2002
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    Way to go Andy, thanks for the advice the other day....I followed your advice, I'll be shadowing with an Oral Surgeon(DMD/MD) on saturday morning 10-2pm, nice.... I figure I can get about 200hrs by time I sent my AASDAS file...

    thanks again, I'll keep you posted...gotta get back horrible chem...
  4. deciduous

    deciduous ready to shed

    Jan 17, 2002
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    Great! I, too, have been to a dental convention (southwest, in Dallas in January of this year). I really enjoyed myself also. I got to attend a seminar on antibiotics, appropriate uses, types of infections, etc.; I learned an immense amount at that one seminar. Won't be long before we are doing this as DDSs!! <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" />

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