OSAP Announces its 2005 Symposium Agenda

The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) has finalized the program for its annual symposium, “Base Camp OSAP: Prepare Yourself for a Higher Level of Safety,” which will take place June 2–5 at the Westin Westminister in Denver. The conference gives attendees the opportunity to network with colleagues, educators, and dental representatives.

Conference highlights include: “OSHA Eye for the Dental Guy,” where a team of dental-infection-control makeover experts will describe OSHA dos and don’ts in dentistry; and “Bioterrorism: How Can the Dental Community Respond?” where a dentist present at the World Trade Center disaster will teach attendees how their office and staff can play a key role in the event of a catastrophe. Also, “No Electricity, No Dental Chairs, No Running Water, No Problem?” will take the audience through proper infection control in resource-deprived situations.

Also scheduled is a special preconference bonus program addressing two topics: “Hepatitis B E-antigen Positive Carriers in Dental Programs,” presented by John Molinari, DDS, and “Incorporating Infection Control Throughout a Curriculum,” presented by Charles Palenik, DDS. 

The conference also features technical exhibits spotlighting infection control, safety offerings from OSAP member companies, and a poster session to review new research and speak with members of the scientific community. OSAP will also hold its popular auction that encourages tax-deductible shopping for vacation packages, gift baskets, and dental supplies.

To register, visit or contact the OSAP central office at (800) 298-6727.

AAED Update Is Coming Up

The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) will hold its second annual Esthetic & Restorative Update (ERU) April 8–9 at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The event features highly recognized and experienced speakers, offers evidence-based seminars, and welcomes all dental professionals who are interested in aesthetics.

Orthodontists who sign up for both the ERU and the ERU Subscriber Program at the same time receive a one-year subscription to the Journal of Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry, a discounted registration fee for the meeting, and recognition in the ERU final program, all for $825.

For more information, visit, or call (312) 321-5121 and mention offer code ERU.

NYUIs Accepting Smigel Prize Nominations

The New York University College of Dentistry is accepting nominations for the 2005 Irwin Smigel Prize in Aesthetic Dentistry, which recognizes pioneering achievements and significant contributions to the field. The prize includes a stipend of $5,000 and an award designed by Calvin Klein.

Nominations, including a curriculum vitae and a letter of support, should be sent to the Smigel Prize Committee, NYU College of Dentistry, Assistant Dean Kendall Beacham, 345 E 24th St, New York, NY 10010. Nominations may also be emailed to [email protected]. The nomination deadline is May 1, 2005.

Island Dental to Distribute KaVo

Island Dental Co Inc recently signed a national distribution agreement with KaVo America Corp.

“We are pleased to welcome the additional Island Dental locations to our distribution network,” says Rick Maynard, vice president of KaVo instrument sales. “We look forward to strong sales and service support from the Island Dental team.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Island Dental will offer the complete KaVo product line, which includes handpieces and accessories, dental operatory cabinetry, diagnostic devices, handpiece maintenance products, operatory equipment, laboratory products, and dental training systems.

“We are very pleased to be the national distributor for world-class KaVo products,” says Jeff Reichardt, Island Dental’s executive vice president of sales and operations. “This partnership will result in improved availability and quicker delivery for KaVo customers.”