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NuSmile Summit Set for Feb. 15–16 in Florida
NuSmile recently announced that the second annual NuSmile Summit will be Feb. 15–16, in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Attendees can receive up to 16 continuing education credits from a combination of hands-on and lecture courses taught by several pediatric dentistry experts.

Workshop topics include treatment planning and the Express Prep technique, as well as high-yield, detail-oriented tips and tricks around proper cementation of pediatric zirconia and preveneered crowns.

For more information or to register, call 800-346-5133 or visit nusmile.com.

Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology Announces National Fundraiser
The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT) has announced a new fundraiser to support grants and scholarships for dental technicians and dental laboratory technician schools.

Ivoclar Vivadent and the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) are giving donors the chance to win “The Spirit of the Esthetic Revolution,” a 1995 Harley-Davidson Softail Classic motorcycle donated by Ivoclar Vivadent. Tickets can be purchased at dentallabfoundation.org/ticket until Jan. 10 for $25, with four purchased tickets earning a fifth free entry. One winning ticket will be selected in a random drawing at the 2019 NADL Vision 21 Meeting, held Jan. 17–19 in Las Vegas.

Since 2008, the FDLT has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to dental technicians looking to further their education and enhance their skills within the restorative dental field.

Hu-Friedy Debuts Online Resource to Help Dental Practices Improve Infection Control
Hu-Friedy has announced the release of an online resource to help dental professionals stay on top of infection-prevention standards to protect the safety of their patients and staff while avoiding violations that can jeopardize their practices.

The GreenLight Dental Compliance Center provides an online portal that contains everything a dental practice needs to develop and maintain a compliant infection-prevention program. After logging in to the GreenLight portal, dental professionals can set up personalized protocols by answering questions about their current procedures. For guidance, the portal provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on compliance, including state board regulations, product information and safety data sheets, training videos, insights on the infection prevention coordinator role and other topics.

Additionally, dental practices can self-assess their compliance through GreenLight’s self-audit system. The audit system provides immediate feedback, and practices can save their audits for future review.

For more information, call 800-483-7433 or visit greenlightcompliancecenter.com.

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