By Tony Edwards, DrBicuspid.com editor in chief, Theresa Pablos, DrBicuspid.com associate editor

May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - DrBicuspid.com offers a look at a busy first day of the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, covering new products, clinical presentations, industry news, and more.

Whistle-blower tobacco researcher shares his story

Victor DeNoble, PhD, gave the keynote address at CDA Presents 2018
Victor DeNoble, PhD, gave the keynote address at CDA Presents 2018.

A secret laboratory, stolen desk drawer, and quick escape -- it sounds more like a spy novel than a scientist doing research.

But in the keynote presentation on Thursday, May 17, at CDA Presents 2018, addiction researcher Victor DeNoble, PhD, detailed how he went from being an employee at one of the largest tobacco companies to testifying before Congress about the harms of cigarettes.

Read more about DeNoble's presentation.


Dentsply Sirona highlights new endo software

Dentsply Sirona is introducing a new 3D-guided endodontic treatment planning software at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim, CA.

The Sicat Endo software offers easy identification of all root canals in 3D and exact determination of working length and cavity access depth.

The new software builds on what dentists know and allows the integration of 3D imaging in an intuitive manner, Jochen Kusch, Sicat's executive vice president for marketing and sales, told DrBicuspid.com.

See the software at booth No. 1302.

Jochen Kusch demonstrates the Sicat Endo software at CDA Presents 2018
Jochen Kusch, Sicat's executive vice president for marketing and sales, demonstrates Dentsply Sirona's Sicat Endo software at CDA Presents 2018.

Vita showcases new corrective stains

Vita Akzent Plus Chroma Stain
Vita North America is demonstrating the new Vita Akzent Plus Chroma Stain at the Anaheim meeting.

Vita North America is demonstrating its Akzent Plus Chroma Stains at the Anaheim meeting.

The chroma stains, about two years in development, change a shade value up to two shades darker, and it takes less than 10 minutes to complete the staining of an entire set. The stains are universally accepted and can be used on all common veneering ceramics, monolithic zirconium, silicate, and feldspar ceramics.

The company is also highlighting its Vita mobileAssist app, which helps find the correct shade to use.

See the products at booth No. 530.


New CEO looks to expand TDSC Marketplace reach

TDSC Marketplace Interim CEO Jim Wiggett at CDA Presents 2018
TDSC Marketplace Interim CEO Jim Wiggett at CDA Presents 2018.

The new interim CEO of California Dental Association's subsidiary The Dentists Service Company (TDSC) Marketplace has plans to take the company across the U.S., eventually.

Interim CEO Jim Wiggett spoke exclusively to DrBicuspid.com at CDA Presents 2018.

The TDSC dental supply website offers tangible cost benefits to CDA members and free two-day shipping, Wiggett said. The reaction from manufacturers and other state dental associations has CDA planning a careful expansion of the company, first to other West Coast states then eventually throughout the U.S., he added.

You can read more of our interview with Wiggett next week.


Exclusive video from Anaheim

DrBicuspid.com Editor-in-Chief Tony Edwards and Associate Editor Theresa Pablos filmed an exclusive first-day wrap video on Thursday, covering first day highlights and sharing their perspectives from the CDA Presents 2018 meeting.

Facebook Live from day 1 of CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim, CA

Facebook Live from day 1 of CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim, CA

Posted by DrBicuspid.com.


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