Endo Tribune and an article about new materials for root canal therapy

Here’s the cover of the latest issue of Endo Tribune — which includes my report from the recent Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, in which Dr. Allen Ali Nasseh, a practicing endodontist from Boston, announced recent developments in bioceramic nanotechnology for root canal treatment. The article is published on the Dental Tribune website — direct link here — or if you click on the page 1 image below, it will open in a larger window.

I have met Dr. Nasseh several times and have heard him speak. He is considered one of the most knowledgeable and innovative endodontists in the world.

Endo Tribune Fred Michmershuizen

Chicago Midwinter Meeting 2013

It was another visit to Chicago recently, for the annual Midwinter Meeting, conducted by the Chicago Dental Society. I was there for Dental Tribune, where we published three issues of our daily at-show newspaper. I wrote up several articles and about the event, and I took plenty of photographs — mostly in the exhibit hall — for publication in print and online.

My article about the annual celebration conducted by America’s Toothfairy: National Children’s Health Foundation, is posted to the Dental Tribune website here; and about Curve Dental, here.

Here are images from some of the pages of the show daily publication:

Fred Michmershuizen dental tribune

Photograph of a tooth replica on the cover of roots magazine

One of the most interesting parts of my job at Dental Tribune is editing our endodontic magazine, called “roots.” The cover of the latest issue of roots features a photograph of a “TrueTooth” tooth replica, which is now used for training of endodontists, also known as root canal specialists.

The TrueTooth replicas are the invention of Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan of California, who is a brilliant dentist, lecturer and inventor. I interviewed Dr. Buchanan about his new tooth replicas and how they are used for endodontic education. If you have ever had a root canal, it’s the pulp chamber (or roots) that the dentist cleans out and fills. The more complex the canals, the more difficult the treatment — which is why it’s a good idea to go to a specialist if you ever need a root canal!

You can see the cover of roots and inside pages directly below. Click on the images to make them bigger. You can also read an online version of my interview with Dr. Buchanan by clicking here.

roots magazine Fred Michmershuizen

The 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago

I recently attended the Chicago Dental Society’s annual Midwinter Meeting, to cover the event for Dental Tribune. I wrote several articles for our at-show newspaper, which we published on site during the event.

For one of the articles I interviewed the president of a company behind a handheld X-ray machine, which allows for increased flexibility in treating patients. For another I interviewed the president of a company that has developed an innovative curing light.

I always find it fascinating to learn about technology like this.

Click the pages below to see the articles bigger:

articles by Fred Michmershuizen

Some articles from the dental conference in New York City

Dental Tribune published a daily newspaper at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, held recently at the Javits Center. I wrote several articles and took lots of pictures.

For one of the articles, I interviewed executives from Henry Schein Dental about a new initiative to help patients and doctors understand how all conditions, from oral health to whole body health, affect a person’s overall wellbeing. For another article, I interviewed a software developer about some patient communication tools he helped develop.

I also wrote a “things to do in New York City” article for those who traveled to the event from out of town.

If you click on the pages below they will open bigger:

Fred Michmershuizen dental industry

American Dental Association Annual Session in Las Vegas

Last month, I made a work trip to Las Vegas for the American Dental Association’s Annual Session, held at Mandalay Bay. I was one of the editors on site from Dental Tribune. We published three issues of our at-show newspaper.

As part of my on-site reporting I interviewed Olympic athletes Rick Merlo and Brittany Hayes, who both won silver medals in Beijing for water polo! They were at the event to tout high-tech mouthguards. My article is available on the Dental Tribune website — link here.

I also photographed boxing legend Mike Tyson, who was signing boxing gloves in the exhibit hall!

Here are some of the articles I wrote and spot photographs I took on site for Dental Tribune, and a follow-up article I wrote for Endo Tribune. Click any of the pages to see them bigger:

Fred Michmershuizen dental industry

Interview with the president of an orthodontic supply company

I recently went to Washington, D.C., for work, to cover the annual session of the American Association of Orthodontists. One of the interviews I conducted was with the president of a company that manufactures orthodontic appliances — also known as braces. Turns out that not only is he the president of the company, he is also a customer! He was wearing braces himself.

Here is my article as it appeared in the “at-show” edition of Ortho Tribune:

Fred Michmershuizen Ortho Tribune