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Academy for Sports Dentistry Discussion Forums
ASD
The ASD is very excited with the addition of the Discussion Forum on our new website. Through this forum we hope to be able to build an inclusive list of topics that will answer your questions related to the many topics of Sports Dentistry. Many of us have questions but often times we are not sure where to go to find the answer easily. That is why we wanted to create this forum. For every question there are many of us who may be able to give you a great answer. That's one of the values of belonging to ASD. Our goal is to be a great resource for our members.
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Developing the Healthy Young Athlete: The Public Health Challence and Opportunity
ASD
If you are involved in youth sports and recreation you will want to attend Developing the Healthy Youth Athlete: The Public Health Challenge and Opportunity Conference, Feb. 11-12 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Conference sessions blend research and science with real-life examples and community best practices to update your understanding of the hot topics in youth athletics. Interactive presentations and conversations with your peers lead to creative solutions and unique strategies that will help shape the future of youth sports in communities across America. Register today.
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4 essential steps to HIPAA success
Dentistry iQ
Complying with HIPAA, the law that provides national standards to protect the privacy of personal health information, has been a challenge since 1996 for hundreds of thousands of independent healthcare providers. The most recent updates to HIPAA — known as the Omnibus Rule — haven't made it any easier. HIPAA compliance is a complex process that requires a serious commitment of time and effort. It's not fun and there are no quick fixes. That said, there are certain steps a practice can take that will provide a solid starting point on the path to compliance, help protect the practice from litigation and make those nightmares of being chased by hordes of HIPAA auditors far less frequent.
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Academy for Sports Dentistry Discussion Forums
ASD
The ASD is very excited with the addition of the Discussion Forum on our new website. Through this forum we hope to be able to build an inclusive list of topics that will answer your questions related to the many topics of Sports Dentistry. Many of us have questions but often times we are not sure where to go to find the answer easily. That is why we wanted to create this forum. For every question there are many of us who may be able to give you a great answer. That's one of the values of belonging to ASD. Our goal is to be a great resource for our members.

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3.5 ways custom mouthguards make the holiday season even better
Gladiator
The holiday season is one of, if not the, greatest times of the year. So, how do you make it even better? Simple: Give a gift the whole family enjoys. Here are 3.5 reasons why custom mouthguards are a great gift to make the holiday season even better for players, coaches, trainers and parents alike.

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Concussions and your mouth: Guard closes in on goaline
TheraBreath
Many athletes may not realize is that the mouth and jaw can play a big role in concussions. According to Dentistry IQ, in the majority of concussion hits, the injuring blow is received around the jaw and mouth. That's where Mark Dillon, an Irish product designer, comes into play. Dillon was one of 20 finalists for the James Dyson Award, an international competition for design engineers. His innovative Mamori mouthguard combines protection of the mouth, teeth and gums with sensors that gather information about the injuring hit.

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Dentists fight income bite
U-T San Diego
America's dentists are stuck with a major, nagging toothache: Not enough people are going to the dentist; those who do don't spend much. And it's been true for the past decade, well before the last recession, says the American Dental Association, which calls the current environment a "watershed moment" for dentistry. For many, it's about scrambling to figure out a new future.
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10 small-business management books to read this year
Small Biz Trends
Successful management for small-business owners is about identifying the right things to do, building a team and then pulling them together to accomplish those things. When done well, the whole enterprise and your life appear to be running smoothly and effortlessly. When done poorly or not at all, you find yourself in a never ending whirlwind of unfinished projects and missed opportunities, feeling like there's too much to do and not enough time. This collection of small-business management books will help you to focus, leverage and manage all of the tasks, teams and personalities that are a part of your business and your life.
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Food for thought: Exercise your optimism muscle
By Karen Childress
If you routinely hear phrases like "Why are you so negative?" coming from people who know you well — your spouse, practice partner, office manager or even your children — it may be time to work on building up your optimism muscle. Deep-seated optimism goes beyond simply the ability to maintain a sunny, hopeful outlook on life. You can learn to be more optimistic and doing so, according to numerous studies, can result in improved health, better relationships with others and even greater longevity.
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New bacteria-fighting sweets could fight tooth decay
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Most of the time, dentists warn against eating sweets because they contribute to cavities; however, a new sweet, which claims to fight off bacteria, is set to be launched by a German firm.
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Fast answers about 1099 forms for independent workers
Small Business Trends
As a U.S. business owner, if you hire independent contractors and service providers, you probably will have to issue a special tax form to them during January, called the 1099. Keep in mind that there are several variations of the 1099 form. Let's go through some commonly-asked questions and answers.
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Obamacare and dentistry
American Thinker
Obamacare will change the American healthcare marketplace in unintended ways. It will have notable impact on the dental field, through mandated pedodontic coverage. Few people enjoy visiting the dentist; however, dental care may become more problematic. Within a few years, private dental care with a trusted and known practitioner may be limited.
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Make sure your online reputation is solid and other must-read business tips
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It's 2014 and networking isn't your grandfather's game of handshakes and highballs anymore. Your online footprint matters as much as, if not more than, your real-life presence. Just as there are certain faux pas to avoid with in-person networking, you can botch online networking if you aren't careful, says serial entrepreneur Matthew Toren.
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