Dental convention examines mass disaster management
ANAHEIM, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ --
WHEN: Thursday, May 14, 2009 to Sunday, May 17, 2009 WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) 800 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA 92802 CONTACTS: Jessica Joisten 916.524.7686 and Doug Elmets 916.206.8662 WHAT: Approximately 30,000 dental professionals are expected to attend CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, the biannual convention of the California Dental Association. Hundreds of courses are planned for the four days, providing dentists from across the U.S. the opportunity to learn the latest methods and techniques in oral health treatments. Approximately 600 exhibitors will also be on hand to demonstrate innovative products and services on the market. The industry's leading dental professionals and other internationally renowned speakers will also discuss public interest issues, such as:
Emergency Preparedness: The Role of Dental Professionals
The majority of the public probably wouldn't think of their dentist as being a first responder during a mass disaster or health emergency, such as a swine flu epidemic. However, as of January 1, 2009, the Dental Practice Act was modified to state that in a declared emergency, dentists who are part of their local emergency response teams and/or have received appropriate training can assist during an emergency, providing services for which they have been trained. This could potentially provide Californians an additional 30,000 health care providers in an emergency situation.
The lecture, led by Dr. Joyce Galligan, associate professor at the
|SOURCE California Dental Association|
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