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Since three are better than one, mark your calendars for Dec. 13-15, 2024, when the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston will host a trio of annual meetings, including ADA SmileCon 2022. The Texas Dental Association Meeting and the Greater Houston Dental Society Star of the South Dental Meeting are combining their meetings with SmileCon, bringing three large dental conferences under one roof.


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The global construction industry is massive, performing trillions of dollars worth of work annually and employing over 180 million people. Everywhere you look a new building is going up, and existing buildings are being remodeled to stay current. With so many players and so much manpower involved, construction projects must be managed efficiently or costs and schedules can spiral out of control. Construction can also be a dangerous job: compared to other industries, the construction industry is more likely to experience on-site injuries and fatalities. Take time to research and explore the construction industry so you can appreciate its scale and have knowledge of the impact it makes to people around the world.

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The health care industry, or medical industry, is a sector that provides goods and services to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, or palliative care. The healthcare industry is composed of establishments devoted to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of medical conditions. Such treatment may be through providing products or services and may be provided privately or publicly. The modern health care sector is divided into many sub-sectors and depends on interdisciplinary teams of trained professionals and paraprofessionals to meet the health needs of individuals and populations. .

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The retail industry is a sector of the economy that is comprised of individuals and companies engaged in the selling of finished products to end user consumers. Multi-store retail chains in the U.S. are both publicly traded on the stock exchange and privately owned.

An estimated two-thirds of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) comes from retail consumption. Therefore, store closings and openings are used an indicator of how well the U.S. economy is doing overall. In 2023, a significant number of store closings and bankruptcies are an indication of both shifting consumer preferences, and an unsteady economy.

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The United States has one of the largest automotive markets in the world. In 2018, U.S. light vehicle sales reached 17.2 million units, the fourth straight year in which sales reached or surpassed 17 million units. Overall, the United States is the world’s second-largest market for vehicle sales and production. 

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The U.S. mining industry consists of the search for, extraction, benefaction, and processing of naturally occurring solid minerals from the earth. These mined minerals include coal, metals such as iron, copper, or zinc, and industrial minerals such as potash, limestone, and other crushed rocks.

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The textile industry is primarily concerned with the design, production and distribution of yarncloth and clothing. The raw material may be natural, or synthetic using products of the chemical industry.

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The mass production of plastics started in 1950s and has since increased nearly exponentially: when in 1950 plastics were produced 1.7 million tons per year, in 2014 the annual global production reached 311 million tons. In reality, the total quantity is even higher since these numbers do not include fibers made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyamide (PA), polypropylene (PP) and polyacryl. It is estimated that the plastic production could approach to almost 2 000 million tons by 2050 if the production and use trends do not decline.