Letters to the Editor - November-December 2011

Letters to the Editor - November-December 2011

The Editors:

Letters to the Editor

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To the Editors,
I would like to thank everyone from the membership of the 10th District for the support you have given the American Dental Association’s Annual Session. Our annual meeting is a great opportunity for dental professionals from across the U.S., and actually the world, to gather and discuss the policies of the ADA, as well as enjoy some of the best Continuing Education offerings on the planet. Many smaller dental groups meet at the same time, and in close proximity to the ADA meeting, allowing the entire dental focused community to interact and exchange ideas. This year we had more than 27,000 in attendance, with more than 8,700 dentists! All of these activities are supported by the many exhibitors who populate the World Marketplace exhibition hall, where most materials, instrumentation, and equipment used in dentistry can be seen and tried.
 
Producing a meeting of this scope is no small task. I would like to recognize District 10’s representative, Dr. Mike Remes of Minnesota, for his service to the Council on ADA Sessions over the past four years. He will be retiring from the Council, and we wish him the best. Mike has been an exemplary Council member, and was heavily involved in developing the outstanding CE programming at this year’s session. Those of you who were able to attend Annual Session were able to enjoy extremely dynamic and extensive programming, and Mike deserves a lot of credit for that effort. If you were unable to attend this Annual Session in person, I hope you logged in to ADA365 and joined us in cyberspace. Many courses that were offered at the Las Vegas meeting are still available, on demand, from ADA 365.
 
The ADA Annual Session is a great member benefit, and I hope you will all take advantage of it in the future. Next year the ADA will be meeting in San Francisco, and in 2013 we will be going back to New Orleans! We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Kevin M. Laing, D.D.S., Chair
Council on the ADA Sessions 2011