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industry news American Dental Association Releases CDT 2016: Dental Procedure Codes Available now from the ADA, CDT 2016: Dental Procedure Codes is an indispensable resource for dentists and dental offices working with third-party payers required to use CDT codes. The Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature contained in CDT 2016 is the only HIPAA-recognized code set for dentistry, and CDT 2016 highlights 19 new, 12 revised and eight deleted codes. The CDT 2016 Companion: Help Guide and Training Manual includes detailed coding scenarios and answers the most common coding questions to ensure ease of use. An award-winning smartphone app, available for both iOS and Android, also allows dental professionals to access CDT codes in the palm of their hand. An e-book and several product bundles complete the CDT 2016 offerings. The early fall availability of these tools allows time for staff training before the codes go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. CDT 2016 products can be ordered at, or by calling the ADA Member Service Center at (800) 947-4746. AO Announces Call for Applications for 2016-2017 Osseointegration Foundation Research Grants The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) announced it is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Osseointegration Foundation Research Grants. Applications that address areas of research to enhance the public acceptance of implants are encouraged. First-place grants of up to $30,000 each will be awarded to research teams in the categories of Basic Science and Applied Science. Additional awards of up to $15,000 each will be given to the second-place recipients in the same categories. To qualify, research grant proposals must be submitted by an AO member, faculty member or student who conducts research in any academic dental institution, and at least one person on the research team must be an AO member. The submission deadline is November 30, 2015 and applications can be downloaded at the AO web site: Industry News The Industry News section helps keep you informed and up to date about what's happening in the dental profession. If you would like to share information in this section, please email your news releases to All material is subject to editing and space availability. Eaglesoft Celebrates 21st Birthday in Las Vegas Eaglesoft Practice Management System celebrated its 21st birthday by showing users how to find, implement and measure success in their practices at a celebration held in conjunction with the CEREC 30th Anniversary Celebration in Las Vegas. Event attendees met with Eaglesoft experts and participated in training sessions focused on how to create a more successful and profitable practice. Attending Eaglesoft users were given the opportunity to explore features of the system they may not yet be using in their practices, like Eaglesoft Mobile, which allows practices to access the software anywhere at any time. Attendees took home more than 10 hours of Eaglesoft-specific training, along with instrumental advice on how to have an extraordinary practice and life through utilizing the right technology. With plenty of networking opportunities, Eaglesoft users gathered to share stories and tell first-person experiences about the ways Eaglesoft has helped their practices grow and succeed, along with many useful tips and tricks they've learned along the way for both using the software and managing their businesses. Attendees were also some of the first to get a sneak peek of Eaglesoft 18 and the new features and benefits it has to offer. For more information on Eaglesoft, visit, or call (800) 475-5036. 18 NOVEMBER 2015 // Progressive Dental Marketing Launches New Dental Continuing-Education Continuum Progressive Dental Marketing (PDM) has announced a new endeavor in the organization's launch of the Progressive Dental Institute (PDI), a dental continuing-education continuum. The curriculum is geared toward general dentists and dental specialists seeking to grow their practice reach through leadership, streamlining management efforts and operational techniques, and employing effective strategies to strengthen patient relationships. The courses will be held monthly at various venues across the country. Spearheaded by PDM CEO Bart Knellinger and senior practice consultant Veronica Makowski, PDI comprises three main courses. Collectively, the courses are designed to facilitate overall practice development and success by implementing demonstrated techniques and processes rooted in core marketing strategies. For more information, you can visit, or call (727) 286-6211.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dentaltown November 2015

HOWARD SPEAKS: Avoid a Perfect Storm: Focus on Infection Control
PROFESSIONAL COURTESY: Suffering from Arithmophobia?
Continuing Education Update
Industry News
Check Out This Broken Implant
Disaster Case— Hail Mary
Internal Marketing Begets Referrals
When to Refer to a Periodontist
Parents in the Operatory: Friend or Foe?
What You Need to Know to Hire the Perfect Hygienist
Space Maintenance: The Right Appliance at the Right Time
Practice Solutions: AMD LASERS
Practice Solutions: Planmeca
Product Profi le:
Adhesives: 60 Years of Clinical and Chemical Improvement
Product Profi le: DEXIS
Misaligned Anterior Teeth Straightened with Direct Composite Bonding
Five Common Web Design Mistakes
You’re a Public-Health Dentist and You Didn’t Even Know It!
Retirement Planning Made Simple
Young Patient Redefi nes the Face of Dentures
New Products
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: A Patient Info Sheet
Ad Index
You Should Know: Synergy Dental Partners
Practice Growth Fueled by Technology
The Clinical Algorithms of Rehabilitation
Dentally Incorrect

Dentaltown November 2015