2015 Past Events
The National Denturist Association, USA
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22311
World Symposium Follow-up
The National Denturist Association, USA was delighted to co-host the 2015 World Symposium and report an excellent conference with outstanding speakers and exhibits. Without exception, reports were positive with expressions of thanks to everyone involved in making this conference a grand success.
From the moment the Town Crier rang the welcoming bell and announced, Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Welcome friends from far and near ~~~ the welcome mat was laid and fellowship began. The warm greeting from the Alexandria, VA, representative, offered the taste of true Southern hospitality and we were not disappointed. The venue was perfect, the hotel was lovely, the hotel staff was gracious and accommodating, the food was delicious and the fellowship priceless.
The speakers and topics presented at this symposium were outstanding and fulfilled every expectation of excellence. The variety of topics and exceptional speakers made this learning experience one to remember. Comments like these were heard over and over, “These classes are excellent;” “Learning I can take home and use to better my service to my patients;” “I felt I was in college again.” The Table Talk presentations by our exhibitors were appreciated and also offered learning to be remembered. When getting his Table Talk validation form signed and stamped one participant was heard to say, “That was tough, but I visited every vendor and I have never felt so up-to-date and informed about the variety of techniques, systems and products available to better serve my patients; an excellent learning experience.”
Gala Dinner – The Gala Dinner was especially memorable and congratulations go to Duffy Malherbe, South Africa and Christopher Anderson, FL, for winning the door prize for Free 2016 NDA, USA conference registration. The highlight of the beautiful Gala Dinner was certainly the fellowship. A wonderful atmosphere of kinship prevailed and everyone was pleased to share in the honors received. No honor was more deserved than that given to Michael Vout who was presented the Sterkenburger medallion and inducted into this prestigious fellowship. Michael’s contributions and accomplishments have strengthened the denturist profession around the world and especially in his home country of Canada. Congratulations to Michael Vout; definitely a hero for the cause!
Paul Sarrapuchiello, president of the International Federation of Denturists reports a successful board meeting and conference and expresses his appreciation to the leadership of the National Denturist Association, USA for the dedication and efforts organizing the 9th World Symposium.
Message from NDA President Joe Kingston, LD. Ed.D
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It was my sincere pleasure and a great honor meeting so many fellow denturists from all around the globe at the 2015 World Symposium on Denturism this past September. In conjunction with the International Federation of Denturists, the NDA/USA hosted this spectacular event at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center just moments from the historical landmarks in Washington DC. We had in attendance almost 200 denturists and other dental professionals. Among those in attendance were representatives from the United States and Canada as well as eleven other countries.
We had a wide variety of world class speakers detailing their expertise in areas including precision implant design and theory, modern articulation methods and occlusion techniques, thermoplastic flexible partials and immediate dentures, specialized office systems and practice management, radiographic interpretation and oral cavity disorders, cranial nerve function, asepsis, removable prosthetics and gingival customization, and professional ethics.
I want to personally thank all of the speakers for their fantastic presentations. We have been receiving many positive comments from scores of symposium participants in regard to the quality of those continuing education classes. The symposium would not have been a success without you guys!
Special thanks also goes to the many professional vendors that presented their products for all of us to see. We enjoyed talking to each and every one of the representatives during our Table Talk sessions which allowed us all the opportunity to speak directly with the exhibitors. The venue was completely filled to capacity and we even had to turn away a few vendors who wanted to participate but found no available space left for their displays. We hope to see everyone again next year in Las Vegas.
Putting together a professional conference such as the World Symposium takes months of careful planning by a committee of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes long before the actual conference begins. I commend the entire Symposium Coordinating Committee for their valuable efforts which surely allowed us to develop friendship beyond our own borders.
Last but certainly not least, my appreciation is wholeheartedly extended to our many sponsors. The list is too long to mention, but special praise is hereby given to our Diamond Sponsor, American Denturist College; our Platinum Sponsors Ivoclar Vivadent, PREAT Corporation and American Tooth Industries/Justi; and our Gold Sponsors, American Dental Supply and AVADENT.
We hope to see everyone at our 2016 NDA/USA Conference at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Fabulous Las Vegas. This special event is scheduled for October 12th – 15th, 2016. Join us there for Fun, Fellowship, State-of-the-Art Exhibits and Outstanding Continuing Education.
Joe Kingston LD, Ed.D
President, National Denturist Association, USA
AMERICAN DENTURIST COLLEGE – DIAMOND SPONSOR
The World Symposium gave American Denturist College the platform to support the future of Denturism at the highest level by being the Diamond Sponsor and show the world online education is our future. American Denturist College would like to congratulate Jenny-Lyn Marais as the winner of the Ipad at the World Symposium.
eDen a recognized dental education provider delivering over 250 CE courses online was delighted to participate in the World Symposium and present a CE package to Bill Disantis the winner of the drawing gifting an education package worth $800. Congratulations Bill!
2015 NDA AWARDS
We want to congratulate the NDA Award recipients for 2015. Click here to view our 2015 Awards given out at the World Symposium including Denturist of the Year, The Rayborn Award and the Distinguished Presidents Awards.
AMERICAN DENTURIST COLLEGE – providing an exceptional education with a superior level of academic and technical education through traditional and distance modes of delivery, preparing students for immediate success and productivity in the workforce, for continuing formal education, and for life-long learning.
PREAT CORPORATION Precision attachment, implant and prosthetic specialists committed to providing the latest technologies and products along with accurate, reliable and timely customer and technical service.
PO Box 386
Gover Beach, CA 93433
AMERICAN DENTAL SUPPLY– manufacturing dental laboratory products and specialty ceramics for over 35 years.
1075 North Gilmore Street
Allentown, PA 18109-3210
T. 610.252.1464 / 800.558.5925
AVADENT – Global Dental Science – the groundbreaking company that created AvaDent® Digital Denture
Global Dental Science LLC
15730 North 83rd Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
T: 855-AVADENT (282-3368)
ANAXDENT offering only the highest-quality composites and acrylics with the best optics you will find.
AU-SHAW DENTAL PRODUCTIONS, INC. we teach, educate and sell specialized dental products through the dental industry.
511 Millway Avenue
Concord, ON L4K 3V4
AD2 Advanced Dental Designs, Inc. – the standard of excellence that is raising the bar in dental offices and clinics everywhere.
9880 Indiana Avenue #4
T: 800-AD2-2849 (USA)
T: (001) 951-579-4535 (International)
AURUM Our affiliated companies cover all aspects from implants to digital dentistry to the creation of accurate,functional and aesthetic appliances, prostheses and restorative solutions.
DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL A leading manufacturer and distributor of dental and other consumable healthcare products committed to providing the global dental community with innovative, high quality, cost effective dental products.
DOMx SPECIALIZED OFFICE SYSTEMS revolutionary practice management software for denturists.
eDen Online Education for Dental Professionals – eDen Education is an recognized dental education provider delivering CE for U.S, Australian and international Dental professionals. With over 250 courses available online in a variety of formats, you can enjoy learning in your on time, anywhere you have access to a computer. Anyone can sign up for a free trial and gain access to one lecture.
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF DENTURISTS consists of National Denturist organizations from around the world interested in providing a forum for the promotion of the profession.
NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF DENTURE TECHNOLOGY delivering excellence in education in a diverse format designed to accommodate traditional and non-traditional student needs.
NOBILIUM a major manufacturer of dental prosthetic materials and equipment; offering quality products since 1889.
SEBRITE AGNCY, INC. each professional liability insurance offered has been thoroughly researched to provide competitive insurance products for denturists.
THE ART OF MANAGEMENT, INC. services designed to empower the practice owner with proven and workable management solutions to succeed and experience the life envisioned.
TOKUYAMA characterized by cutting-edge technology and developing specialty products that improve your daily life.
UHLER DENTAL SUPPLY – Since the 1960’s, denturists have relied on UHLER DENTAL to deliver all of their denture needs. We provide a personal service to each customer while providing competitive discount prices.
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