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Idaho State University Advanced General Dentistry Program

I recently visited the Idaho State University Advanced General Dentistry Residency Program in Boise, Idaho to deliver a presentation entitled “Bruxism, Clenching and Obstructive Sleep Apnea – The Neuromuscular Perspective”. The program in Boise is headed by Pamela Powell, DMD, a neuromuscular dentist and a member of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO).  Dr. Powell and her two teenage daughters arranged a wonderful selection of snacks and drinks served during the lecture, therefore assuring the participation of the entire clinic staff. The Idaho State Program trains eight general practice residents annually.  Dr. Edward Duncan, an adjunct professor was also in attendance. Although Dr. Duncan has been retired for several years, he continues to impart his knowledge of Neuromuscular dentistry and his wisdom from over 30 years of dental practice to young dentists.  During the presentation I had the honor of presenting Dr. Duncan with the ICCMO Honorary Fellowship Award.  This award is conferred by the ICCMO Board of Directors in recognition of significant and unselfish contributions to the field of neuromuscular dentistry.  Dr. Duncan was surprised to receive the Fellowship and pleased that the clinic staff were all present to celebrate with him.  I plan to visit the ISU Dental Clinic again next year for a presentation to the 2011-2012 residents.

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