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Three students in the dental assistant program at Carrington College in Stockton, Calif., pose in the CDA-sponsored photo booth outside of the second-level exhibit hall Thursday morning. The three chose a Golden Gate Bridge backdrop for the green screen. All 30 students in the school’s dental assistant program attended the meeting. (Photo: Robert Selleck, DTA)
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CDA takes meeting to a whole new level

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., USA: The exhibit hall at the 2017 CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry here has taken this northern version of the California Dental Association’s two annual meetings to the next level — literally. The meeting’s return to the west side of the Moscone Center brings with it an exhibit hall that encompasses a whole new level: an entire second floor.

The more than 400 exhibiting companies and organizations were fairly evenly divided between the two floors, stacking aisle on aisle of basic supplies, critical support services and innovative advancements serving every sector of dentistry.

Shofu Dental Corp. offered its highly popular line of Beautifil restorative materials, its practical BurButler and the only camera designed specifically for dentistry, the EyeSpecial C-II. Attendees were able to find most of their other favorite Shofu products, too.

More innovation could be found in the Glidewell Laboratories booth, where you could see the company’s Obsidian 4x Lithium Silicate Ceramic Fused to Metal — the foundation for creating restorations with four times the flexural strength of conventional PFM crowns and ab appearance that exactingly mirrors natural dentition.

The Medidenta booth offered Air-Free, Turbo Torque, B.A. International, Meditorque Elite and Foresight handpieces and associated supplies.

What are you looking for in a headlight? If your answer is: “Lighter weight and brighter, more uniform light,” then you needed to stop by Designs for Vision. The company showcased new high-definition imaging added to its popular headlights, including the new LED DayLite Micro-HDi with Micro power pack. The technology generates a more uniform light distribution with 45 percent more light.

Upstairs, there was a good chance you’d always see people gathered around the Sonendo booth. The “Closed-loop Multisonic Ultracleaning” technology powering its GentleWave procedure has been making an impression on endodontists and general practitioners alike. Research has documented the device’s ability to more effectively clean deep, complex and even microscopic areas within the root anal system while preserving more dentin.


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