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Mini-Dental Schools®

Event Date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017 to Tuesday, August 1, 2017

This text will be replaced with the slideshowTwenty-two Dental Trade Alliance members attended the July 31-Aug. 1 Mini-Dental School® East at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry in Baltimore. There they gained unique insights into dentistry in one of DTA’s most anticipated events.

“A fabulous course that gives insight to the industry and dental education system that you can’t get anywhere else,” said DentalEZ’s Eric Reno. “You’ll get a condensed perspective of a variety of operatory challenges and how students are equipped to handle real world cases once they graduate.”

The hands-on sessions allowed participants to learn first hand techniques for caries removal and filling, digital radiology, intraoral scanning and CAD CAM, dental hygiene procedures and performing an endodontic root canal procedure. Attendees also heard from dental students on their views about the dental profession and their future plans.

Event Date: 
Monday, April 10, 2017 to Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Recently, 16 DTA members representing eight member companies got the chance to see the world from the dentist’s and dental team’s perspective at the Mini-Dental School® West held in April at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.

“This was a very interesting and useful overview of dentistry and the dental industry,” said an attendee. “It was very informative to learn not only about dental procedures, but also the business of dentistry and dental school education.”

This text will be replaced with the slideshowTwenty-two DTA members spent August 1-2 at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry in Baltimore for the 2016 Mini-Dental School East session.

“Wow, what an experience! I absolutely loved the Mini-Dental School in Baltimore. Thank you again for putting this together,” said Midmark Dental Marketing Communications Account Manager, Kelsey Schmiesing.

Participants gained an appreciation of the training and skills that their dental professional customers receive. The two-day, intensive session covered a range of topics including:

  • The history of dentistry
  • Dental anatomy
  • Practice specialties
  • The expanding practice choices and alternatives available to graduating dentists

This text will be replaced with the slideshow Recently, 21 employees from nine member companies gathered at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine for the 14th Annual Mini-Dental School West. In addition to learning about the language and specialties of dentistry, the attendees were treated to significant time in the teaching lab where they practiced decay removal with hand pieces, applying acrylic fillings, conducting intra-oral digital scans, and learning endodontic root canal procedures.

“I’m new to dental and need to get up to speed as quickly as possible,” said Amy Ross, director of private brands at Benco Dental. “Several colleagues recommended Mini-Dental School and it did not disappoint. The most helpful parts for me were the lectures that covered specific areas of dentistry like implants, radiography and endo followed by actual hands on exercises.  A great way to learn.”