These pictures are from the 2016 Chicago Dental Conferences I attended in February, including the Academy of Operative Dentistry and The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry meetings. These annual meetings, two days each, are filled with lectures, table clinics, and opportunities to visit with dental professionals from across the country and abroad. I participate in two study groups, one made up of local dentists, and one of dentists from several different states. The group shot shows members of the local group who traveled to Chicago. Continuing dental education is important to all of us.
2016 Mid-Winter Dental Convention
Attending the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention is something my staff and I try to do each year. This year’s convention, affectionately known as the 2016 Mid-Winter Dental Convention, took place last Thursday and Friday in Denver. We were fortunate that the entire staff was able to attend. The convention draws dental professionals from all over the state as well as from neighboring states. It provides opportunities to attend lectures, view exhibits of the latest products and equipment, and to network with other providers. We have recently added a diode laser to our array of treatment options. One of the best sessions my hygienists and I attended was an informative lecture on the use of lasers for periodontal treatment. It was a fun and productive two days for everyone.
Once a year, Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM), “provides quality dental services, at no cost, to individuals of all ages who cannot afford and access dental care; eliminating dental pain, promoting oral health, creating smiles, and providing oral health education.” See http://comom.org/. This year, Susan, Jane and I traveled to Canon City on August 14 to see patients, and Jane and I returned on the 15th. Many patients received care who otherwise could not afford it. A worthwhile weekend for those of us who went.
Have you ever taken a bite of ice cream and had a sudden jolt of pain? Most likely it’s just a short-lived reaction to a very cold substance in your mouth. As noted in this article on sensitive teeth, however, sometimes a sensitive tooth suggests a more serious dental problem such as a cracked tooth or decay. If you have problems in a specific tooth or area of the mouth that persist over time, this is something to have our office take a look at. If you have a problem that goes away fairly quickly, it is still something to bring up with Dr. Albers and his hygiene team the next time you come in for a routine visit.