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Permanent link  Reflecting on CDS Midwinter Meeting 2010 – see you in February 2011?


Now that Chicago has seen some lasting snowfall, it really does feel like the 146th Midwinter Meeting is getting closer. Have you registered yet?

As we prepare for the upcoming Midwinter Meeting, February 24 - 26, 2011, we'd like to reflect upon MWM 2010 with some thoughts from attendees. Dentists, hygienists, vendors and everyone in between has found each MWM to be a great resource for continuing education, product announcements and networking-why do you attend MWM?

View the video above for some thoughts from a few of our fans, then join us on Facebook to let us know why you attend the Midwinter Meeting.


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Permanent link  When should children first visit the dentist?


Our crack team of spokespeople met in January to talk dental turkey. Here's the first installment in our "Dental View" series--When should children visit the dentist? Dr. Cissy Furusho also provides some tips for treating the youngest patients.

Featuring general dentists Drs. Trucia Drummond, Ingrid Schroetter and Kimberely Bolden and pediatric dentist Dr. Cissy Furusho.


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Going tot the dentist should be an isolated event. People should take care of their teeth more, because we all know how painful a teeth ache can be.

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Permanent link  Dr. Boghosian on a device to stop snoring


Dentists can help patients with more than cavities and bleeding gums. Here's Dr. Alice Boghosian telling us about a product she uses herself--a Tap 3 anti-snoring device from Glidewell Laboratories. It uses an adjustable plastic mold to help the patient stop snoring:

What do you help patients with besides tooth care?


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This is a great device that would benefit a lot of people suffering from snoring.<br /><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow">Dental Thornhill</a>

Posted by: Dr. David Cheng ( on 05/16/2011

Permanent link  Dr. Barbara Mousel on Midwinter Meeting


Here's video of Dr. Barbara Mousel, Chair of the CDS Foundation, talking about why everyone should attend Midwinter Meeting. Dr. Mousel is attending her fortieth meeting:



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Permanent link  Kids learn about tooth care on Toothfairy Island


Jan Nelson showed us how her company Toothfairy Island gets kids excited about taking care of their teeth. Characters like The Toothfairy, Suds, Bubbles, and Professor Seemore Science also help out through stories and games. Here's a demonstration:


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