More than 600 dentists and hygienists from across the U.S. gathered together to learn about the latest perspectives on evidence-based dentistry, making Colgate®’s first “Science to Cities” five-city educational lecture tour a huge success.
With presentations spanning Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston and Chicago, dental professionals nationwide were offered ample access to the informative lectures presented by an impressive lineup of key industry thought leaders, including John Comisi, DDS, MAGD; JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD; Angelo Mariotti, DDS; and Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD.
“We were extremely pleased with the number of attendees and the interest in the lectures,” remarked Dr. Barbara Shearer, director of scientific affairs for Colgate® Oral Pharmaceuticals. “Attendees in all cities were extremely engaged in the presentations, which in turn created a truly interactive environment.
"The information was delivered by some of the most dynamic speakers in our profession today, and they were all very effective in providing the most current, relevant information pertaining to evidence-based dentistry in a detailed yet interesting manner. We received extremely positive feedback, and we hope to continue our efforts throughout even more cities in the near future.”
Entitled, “New Perspectives on Evidence-Based Dentistry,” the lectures offered timely, applicable and educational information featuring new approaches to the practical application of evidence-based dentistry in clinical practice.
Each lecture revealed the ongoing prevalence of the gum disease epidemic among the U.S. population while helping dental professionals make informed evidence-based recommendations for patient home care. The fundamentals of systematic reviews were also discussed including how to interpret results and the role these reviews play in evidence-based dentistry.
Moreover, new insights on implant maintenance and the role of triclosan with respect to inflammation were thoroughly examined as well as a review of the safety and efficacy of triclosan for use in Colgate Total® toothpaste.