HIKING MILES FOR SMILES!

Touring the halls of the 2009 IDS

Joe Blaes
May 26, 2009

I have just returned from a two-week trip that included stops in Cologne, Germany; Bienne, Switzerland; Hot Springs, Ark.; and Omaha, Neb. I was in Cologne to attend the International Dental Show (IDS). This meeting is the largest dental show in the world and is held every other year….I [also] was recently [reminded] of a very interesting non-profit organization called “Climb for a Cause.” [D.E. helped launch CFAC’s first publicity campaign in 1998]. In essence, CFAC helps dental practices follow Ben Franklin’s sage advice to “do well by doing good.” Each year, CFAC organizes an event that involves dental practitioners and other industry members trekking through a spectacular mountainous area and raising money to provide needed dental care in the process. This year’s event will take place during Labor Day weekend at the world-famous Half Dome in Yosemite Valley. There are many ways to participate. To learn more, visit www.climbforacause.org, or stay tuned to future issues of Dental Economics®.

Joe Blaes, DDS, Editor — e-mail: joeb@pennwell.com
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