Monthly Archives: October 2009

Dr.Schoenbeck Gives CEREC Lecture at Tufts Dental School

October 14, 2009 Tufts Dental School

Dr. Schoenbeck was invited to speak at the prestigious  Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston MA. He gave an all day course to Dentists from the New England area on the use of the hi-tech CEREC system. The speaking engagement is part of the dental school’s continuing education program for dentists. The program provides courses to dentists so that they can keep up their educational requirements. All dentists need to continue their education at courses and meetings to keep their dental licenses active. Dentists often acquire their educational credits at large meetings or through programs like Tufts.

Dr. Schoenbeck has been a lecturer and author for many years. He has given lectures and provided clinical instruction in the U.S.A. as well as internationally in the Dominican Republic (see this blog entry). He is a consultant for dental companies and a trainer for Sirona (the company that makes the CEREC system).

Dr. Schoenbeck provides courses in CEREC technology, practice development, team building and various courses involving special techniques used in dentistry. The CEREC technology is a growing use of computers to make dental restorations like crowns. it makes porcelain restorations that are very accurate and made quicker than anything else available to dentists. These crowns are made in minutes and are very esthetic. more information can be seen at our website  : www.northcountrydental.com

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Tufts Dental School in downtown Boston MA

 Especially rewarding at this presentation was the fact that Dr. Schoenbeck’s professor from his days as a student was attending his course. Dr. Nancy Arbree is one of the Directors of dental education at Tufts and she is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. She has been, among many duties, the Director of Restorative Dentistry. She was his instructor in implants, bridges and crowns. Dr. Arbree attended the course to get the up to date information on the CEREC technology and how to best implement it into the dental practice. Dr. Schoenbeck was honored to have her attend and pleased to know that she enjoyed the course very much.

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Dr. Paul and NCD sponsor St.Kierans Center for the Arts

Supporting the Arts in the North Country of New Hampshire

One of the most important aspects of society and culture is the development and progress of the arts. In large cities and metropolitan areas, there is a sufficient population pool to support the arts and music with generous funding and attendance. However, in rural areas the population comparatively smaller but interest and appreciation for the arts still exists. In the north country of New Hampshire there is an abundance of very educated and talented artists and performers. Some of these have achieved critical acclaim and recognition in their respective circles as well as regionally and nationally. It is necessary and important to support the arts and music as a community. Generally speaking, rural areas lack generous funding and support from the large corporations networks that are prevelant in big cities. This proves a difficult task in developing and maintaining arts centers to foster and promote appreciation for the arts. It remains to local business’ and organizations to help provide programs to the public in support of the arts.

The city of Berlin, NH has been able to develop and maintain a great arts and music center. It is housed in a former church. It has retained the name of the church, St. Kieran’s and has provided many great events and programs over the years. Its website is : www.stkieranarts.org  and has a well thought out program which is under the constant attention of its director, Joan Chamberlain. This month and through December, North Country Dental is sponsoring the program, “Celebrating the Seasons”. This is a collection of artists showing the appreciation of the New England area and its wonderfully changing seasons. Art is presented in various media formats from photography to painting to a special papermaking process. Please take the time to visit the exhibit and find some wonderful artistic interpretations of the north country. the following link is to the page for the event itself.  http://www.stkieranarts.org/art.html

I was asked to participate in the show with a small sample of my photographs. Photography has always been a pastime of mine. I enjoy the challenge of macrophotography in nature, the capture of human spirit in candid people photos, and the grandeur of landscapes. As the photo editor of my college newspaper for three years I relished in the benefit of having my own dark room and endless supply of black and white film. Now, I work with digital cameras and process my photos with the software program Photoshop. It has been an exciting evolution of photography.

 The photos I have on display at St. Kieran’s are those of “Triumphant Tree” a strong snow covered tree growing from a rock atop Wildcat mountain; “Dream House” a caretaker’s house at the end of a grass path on Maine’s nature preserve at Richmond Island (near Portland). and the “Rainbow Monarch” a colorfully enhanced butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. And lastly, “Birdhouse Lilly’s” a birhouse perched among colorful large Lilly’s showing the excitement of spring and new life.

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pictured here is myself with my photos at the opening of the “Celebrating the Seasons” on October 8th.