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Dental convention to focus on achieving excellence in the profession

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 2:00 AM

The Jamaica Dental Association believes strongly in engaging dental professionals in keeping up with the best practices and cutting edge innovations in the dental profession so the people of Jamaica will benefit from excellent dental care.

In this effort, the Jamaica Dental Association will host the 52nd annual dental convention in Kingston from February 10-13, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Over 250 dental professionals from various parishes in Jamaica, Canada, United States and Europe will attend the four-day event.

Each year, the convention selects a different theme. Dr. Sashi Nallapati, the convention chairman, selected 'from strong foundations to achieving excellence' as the theme for this annual convention that caters to dental surgeons, dental specialists, dental students, dental auxiliaries and dental technicians. Dental students have an opportunity to present their research papers at this convention.

This year, the annual convention features world-renowned speakers who will engage the attendees in a variety of topics. Magnification solutions in clinical dentistry, building great practice teams, principles and practice of ethics, learning of drug interactions and street drugs, the latest in dental anesthesia, managing medical emergencies in a dental practice, latest inroot canal treatment, dental implants, cosmetic solutions for oral rehabilitation and early life periodontitis are the topics that will be covered at this convention.

A total of 24 Continuing Education credits (ADA CERP and Dental Council of Jamaica accredited) can be obtained at this convention, which will satisfy the annual requirement by the dental council of Jamaica for registered dentists to renew their practicing certificates.

There is also an exhibitor hall with over 20 exhibitors showcasing a variety of dental products and equipment for onsite orders and demonstrations along with a hands-on course demonstrating fabrication of provisional restorations in any situation.

There will be two receptions for attendees to engage in social activities that are covered under the full registration fee.