The European Society of Microscope Dentistry
- To organize international microscope dentistry meetings on a regular basis in Europe.
- To introduce the use of microscope magnification to all dental disciplines.
- To provide initiating courses for those considering working with the microscope as well as courses for those wanting to enhance their skills in microscope dentistry.
- To stimulate the implementation of the operating microscope in dental schools.
- To encourage the development of techniques and equipment specifically for microscope dentistry.
- To enhance open communication amongst microscope dentists.
Caries Diagnostic Technology Development Effort – Your Input is Requested
A simple office-administered diagnostic technology is being developed at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, with funding support from National Institutes of Health, that is capable of providing rapid feedback on the status of a patient's oral health. The focus of this technology development effort is to provide caregivers with a reliable tool to detect caries activity well before the development of irreversible lesions so that preventative measures can be initiated, particularly in children who are at risk for Early Childhood Caries. The following characteristics are targeted as primary goals of the development effort:
· A non-invasive diagnostic process that requires a simple collection of an oral sample
· Patient test results made available during the course of an office visit
· Low cost; no capital equipment required
Your input is being sought to help guide the development effort so that end result has practical application in a clinical setting. By clicking on this link and taking less than five minutes to respond to the “check-the-box” questions, our development efforts can include your thoughts on how patients and caregivers might be better served. Please send requests for additional information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for your support!
tribute to Bob Barkley Dr. Robert F. Barkley
The WCMID named Dr. Robert F. Barkley the recipient of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, posthumously, at the annual congress in San Diego on August 20th. The award was accepted by his son Jonathan Barkley, who gave a moving presentation about his father, his career, as well as re-introducing us to Dr. Barkley’s family including his first wife Phyllis and their five children Jon, Kevin, David, Ann, and Sarah. Dr. Barkley’s two sisters, Virginia Doxtader and Carol...