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California Dental Association to Showcase Critical Role of Dentists in Identifying and Treating Sleep Disorders
Date:9/8/2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHEN:        Thursday, September 10, 2009 to Sunday, September 13, 2009

    WHERE:       Moscone West Convention Center
                 San Francisco, CA 94103

    CONTACTS:    Doug Elmets          (916) 206-8662
                 Jessica Joisten      (916) 524-7686

    WHAT:        CDA Presents, the bi-annual convention of the California
                 Dental Association, will bring together some of the nation's
                 greatest minds in dentistry to share their vast experience
                 and knowledge with their peers. Approximately 16,000 dental
                 professionals will attend the four-day convention. More than
                 600 exhibitors will also be on hand to demonstrate the latest
                 equipment and technical innovations to dentists from all over
                 California and beyond.

                 Show highlights include:

                 Snoring to Sleep Apnea - Why Dentistry? And Why Now?

                 Are you one of the 40 million Americans affected by sleep
                 disorders? Did you know your dentist may be an integral part
                 of helping you sleep soundly again? Dr. Michael Simmons is an
                 expert in sleep disorders with post-doctoral work from UCLA.
                 Dr. Simmons' presentation will address normal and abnormal
                 sleep physiology, screening and diagnosis of disorders and
                 current approaches and therapies that dentists can provide.

                 Thursday, September 10, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
                 Moscone West Convention Center, Room 3014/16

                 Sports Dentistry and Trauma

                 Injuries are a part of almost every sport, but injuries to
                 your mouth and teeth can be especially traumatic because of
                 how sensitive and crucial the region is to the human body.
                 Dr. Howard Chi of Stockton specializes in injuries of this
                 nature and is an expert in sports dentistry. His presentation
                 will cover the role and responsibility of being a dentist for
                 a sports team and how to handle the trauma when a player
                 sustains an injury.

                 Thursday, September 10, 2009, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
                 Moscone West Convention Center, Room 3014/16


                 CSI San Francisco: Forensic Dentistry - Who Was This?

                 Dentistry plays a key, yet many times overlooked, role in
                 solving some of California's worst crimes. This lecture
                 explains forensic dental identification procedures from A to
                 Z and addresses how dentists work along side investigators in
                 these difficult cases. Offered by four of the industry's
                 leading forensic dentists, the fast paced seminar covers
                 actual casework to illustrate the value of forensic dentistry
                 in the judicial system and criminal investigations.

                 The California Department of Justice will also be on hand to
                 speak about what happens when cases can't be solved through
                 conventional forensic identification means.

                 Saturday, September 12, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
                 Moscone West Convention Center, Room 3022/24

The California Dental Association is the non-profit organization representing organized dentistry in California. Founded in 1870, CDA supports its members in their practices and service to the public through innovation in education, advocacy and related programs. CDA also contributes to the oral health of Californians through various comprehensive programs and advocacy. CDA's membership consists of more than 24,000 dentists, making it the largest constituent of the American Dental Association. For more information, visit cda.org.


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