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ASD live and silent auction
ASD
Every year at our Annual Symposium the Academy presents a live and silent auction to benefit education, dental trauma and prevention research. If you have autographed items or other unique items you would be willing to donate for the auction, the ASD Board welcomes your help.
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Dentist reminds athletes to protect jaw
WPRI-TV
VideoBriefPlaying organized sports is fun but it's important to remember to take all necessary precautions in order to stay safe. Dr. Jennifer Kuchar, a dentist at Southcoast Smiles in Rhode Island discusses the importance of wearing a mouthguard in sports.
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Why football helmets don't prevent concussions
WOAI-TV
Football is king but amid the Friday night lights and fanfare is a growing problem with concussions. The NFL is facing more than 4,000 lawsuits from former players suffering from long-term effects of concussions. At the root of the issue, some think, is the helmet, but the No. 1 seller of football helmets in the world begs to differ.
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Convenience, honesty and online reviews: Some of the things your dental patients want
1-800-DENTIST via DentistryiQ
In a newly released whitepaper, 1-800-DENTIST has asked more than 500 individuals about their attitudes toward dentists and dentistry. It is designed to provide some definitive answers to some of the most important questions facing dentists today. Here are three of the major findings of this survey, along with recommendations on how you can best use this information to increase production and profitability at your practice.
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We need guardians of the tooth
AdelaideNow
Alex Slobodian shattered his two front teeth in a skate park fall and now refuses to get back on his scooter without a mouthguard. The 9-year-old endured three hours of emergency surgery to reconstruct his upper front adult teeth. Now he, his mother and the Australian Dental Association SA are calling on all children to wear mouthguards while participating in any sport which has a risk of injury.
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ASD live and silent auction
ASD
Every year at our Annual Symposium the Academy presents a live and silent auction to benefit education, dental trauma and prevention research. If you have autographed items or other unique items you would be willing to donate for the auction, the ASD Board welcomes your help.

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100 tips from 100 practice management experts in 100 words or less
DentistryIQ
Dentistry IQ contacted 100 dental practice experts to find out what the most important elements are in running a dental practice. Though a wide array of tips were received, some topics were consistent: leadership, communication and teamwork. But do you know how to spot fraud when it's happening in your practice or how to hire the right person for your office?

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New concussion law guards children in sports
The Columbus Dispatch
Heads up, Ohio: The state is officially joining the nationwide trend of making head injuries in youth sports a legal matter. Under the law, a young athlete showing concussion symptoms must be removed from a game or practice and not be permitted to return to competition for at least 24 hours and until cleared by an authorized physician or licensed healthcare provider. Ohio joins 44 other states and Washington, D.C., that have passed laws similar to the first concussion-specific law covering youth sports, enacted by Washington state in May 2009.

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Boxer mouthguard
Wheaton Dental
Boxers guards are totally different than the athletic mouthguard that is sold in stores or even the one fabricated by the majority of dentists and dental laboratories. Remember, this is a boxer who will be enduring repeated impacts of high velocity. If want one of these or you want to fabricate one of these, you better have the right machines.
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Survey: Small businesses prefer social media marketing
Fox News via Business 2 Community
Small businesses prefer to conduct their marketing efforts on social networking sites over location-based marketing, according to an article by Fox News. Given the word-of-mouth nature and sharing features of sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, 97 percent of business owners said that they use these platforms to promote their businesses.
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Accountability in the dental office: The secret to an efficient, effective team
By Jan Keller
Have you ever wondered why your colleagues seem to have great teams, where everyone is happy and pleasant and gets along? And then you wondered, what am I doing wrong? Why isn't my staff as happy and pleasant as theirs? If this sounds familiar, ask yourself this fundamental question: Am I accountable for the decisions I make, not only in the hiring process, but in evaluation of job performance? Do I hold my staff accountable as well?
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The 5 most dangerous youth sports
The Moberly Monitor-Index
Each year more than 3.5 million children suffer sports injuries severe enough to require medical attention, according to Safe Kids USA. The good reason? More youth are playing sports than ever before. The bad? Many children are training too hard, too young, or experiencing traumatic injuries from hard hits and falls. Dr. David Geier, Larry Cooper, chair of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Dr. Matthew Matava, co-chief of Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in St. Louis, discuss which team sports pose the greatest risk of traumatic injury for children.
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Boxing star helps experts create latest mouthguard
Manchester Evening News
Boxing ace Amir Khan has helped a team of British experts create the next generation of mouthguards. The testing, which was supported by the Manufacturing Advisory Service, compared a number of products against the latest Piranha Guard mouthguards, focusing on identifying the best levels of respiratory uptake, protection and comfort.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the ASD Update, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of the ASD, your knowledge and experience in the industry can be of great help to your fellow members. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit, and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Doctors: Young athletes continue to play through concussions
KMOX-TV
A St. Louis sports medicine specialist says young athletes continue to play through concussion symptoms and that could be extremely dangerous. In a survey of high school athletes, 53 percent of them said they had continued playing despite taking a serious blow to the head.
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