Friday, January 8, 2016

ADA Annual Dental Meeting 2015

Looking back over our accomplishments during the past year, I'm grateful for many things.

I have deep appreciation for my patients, staff, schools, and colleagues that have made our success as a dental practice possible.

 One highlight occurred toward the end of the year.

Our staff attended the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Dental Meeting in Washington D.C. November 11-15, 2015. 

ADA 2015 is the premier event for dentists and dental professionals who are looking for the highest quality, most innovative and effective continuing education to improve patient care.

Thousands of dentists and dental workers attend these annual meetings, which impart the most advanced information and showcase the latest dental technology.

Founded in 1859, the not-for-profit American Dental Association is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 157,000 dentist members.

Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. The ADA is committed to its members and to the improvement of oral health for the public.

It's amazing to see the rapid progress of high tech dentistry and James Lynn Davis Dentistry aims to stay at the forefront of ADA approved innovations.

Each staff member attended continuing education courses designed to learn the latest information to help our patients. Topics of interest included nutrition, aiding patients with decreasing saliva causing dry mouth, and preventing cavities in high risk patients.

There were nationally known experts speaking and over 550 exhibitors from all over the world presenting the latest advances in technology.

Our office purchased several items including an advanced light curing unit to speed the placement of white fillings and a new intra-oral scanner to take digital impressions of teeth.

I'm delighted to say that our entire staff was highly motivated to learn. We all had fun as we learned. This new, state of the art knowledge will result in better ways of helping serve you and your family as patients.

P.S. Big Thanks to our local Peoria, IL federal judge, Honorable James Shadid, who amazed us by arranging for dental assistant Cathy, my wife Susan, and I to visit the Supreme Court for a guided tour. It was impressive and I learned that they hear only about 80 cases out of 10,000 per year.

Now, the Supreme Court is no longer an abstraction, but a real and living reality that we were fortunate enough to experience personally. It makes you feel more connected to the nation's inner workings.