USDTA Conference

Newport Beach Cosmetic Dentist Heads Tennis Conference for USDTA

Led by cosmetic dentist and president Dr. John Cross, the United States Dental Tennis Association (USDTA) gathered at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina for a week of competitive tennis combined with an opportunity for members to further their dental education. The association was initially formed in 1969 for numerous dentists to congregate and share their passion for the game of tennis, as well as their knowledge and expertise in cosmetic dentistry. Today, membership has climbed to over 300 dentists who, along with dental assistants and spouses, meet bi-annually at tennis resorts across the country to do the same. Dr. Cross feels this past Spring meeting’s caliber of speakers really contributed towards helping him optimize the quality of patient care at his practice.

Before tennis each morning, members attended lectures delivered by several notable dentistry professionals including Drs. Tom Dudney, Renee Marks, and George Warga. As a cosmetic restorative practitioner, Dr. Dudney discussed numerous types of dental wear and the diagnosis and treatment of complex restorative cases. Dr. Marks shared her first-hand insight on ways to successfully transition practices in order to establish growth and keep them current with changes in the industry. She was also able to customize plans to match the direction and goals of individual dentists in attendance. And continuing his lecture series from last year, Dr. Warga redefined the art of occlusion, introducing new concepts pertaining to the way teeth align when the mouth is closed.

Dr. Cross was pleased with how the week turned out, and he is already looking forward to the USDTA’s Fall conference in November. However, as current president, he believes his association’s duty extends further than bettering themselves both physically and mentally by staying active and continuing their education. For this reason, the USDTA fully backs the efforts of charitable organizations, such as the Supportive Foundation who helps those unable to afford dental costs, and has offered to help with the foundation’s advertising. Dr. Cross feels the knowledge gained from the conferences, along with national charity involvement, will go a long way towards raising the level of patient care at his practice, and all over the country.

For more information on the USDTA or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cross, please contact the OC Lifesmiles office.

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