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MDS Demands Aspen Pull Ads

MDS legal counsel delivered a letter demanding that Aspen Dental cease and desist airing their "We're a Different Kind of Dentist" ad campaign. The ads besmirch the reputation of the entire dental profession—except Aspen dentists.
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Ten Under 10 Nominations

Do you know a dentist who has graduated within the past 10 years? Has he/she made significant contributions to the profession and/or the community? Nominate them for a Ten Under 10 award! The deadline is Monday, December 11.

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New Member Social Event

Are you a new member? Then you're invited to Kings Boston for a night of networking and bowling on Thursday, November 30, 6:30 - 9:30 pm! Get into the holiday spirit by wearing an ugly sweater and bringing an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots.
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Dental Insights

Dental offices are required to follow the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for disposing of used syringes and needles to ensure safety in the office. The CDC guidelines require that used disposable syringes and needles, scalpel blades, and other sharp items be placed in appropriate puncture-resistant containers located as close as feasible to the area in which the items are used. The MDS Dental Practice Committee recommends dentists review their procedures in place for disposing of needles and syringes safely and take stock of how far away the containers are to the areas in which the items are used.
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