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Thanks for letting me play in the game
ASD
I would like to say that it has been undoubtedly one of the greatest honors and privileges to be standing here today as your president of this academy. Last year, I said that I walk in the footsteps of some great ones before me. Hopefully Rob and those that follow him can say that they had a chance to walk in mine.
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Dental related incidents at the emergency department at University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Sports dentistry at USC plays a vital role in the oral health for collegiate athletes. Sports dentistry is the health interface used in the treatment and prevention of traumatic oral/facial injuries, and also provides important oral health oversight.
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Study: Even mild concussions can cause thinking, memory problems
HealthDay News
A mild or moderate concussion may have longer-lasting consequences than previously realized, a new study suggests. By comparing brain imaging studies and thinking tests between healthy people and those with relatively minor concussions, the researchers found that the recovery of thinking skills can take a long time. Minor concussions can be caused by events such as falling off a bike, being in a slow-speed car crash or being hit in a fist fight.
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New to dentistry? Jump-start your knowledge
By Jill Nesbitt
I recently received a phone call from a new dental practice administrator of a three-location group practice. She had years of hospital administration experience and management expertise, but was new to the dental field. She accepted the position to manage this group practice and immediately set to looking for resources to help her quickly learn dentistry. She contacted me requesting my help to run an evaluation of her practice so she could have a better understanding of the challenges she was facing.
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A growth strategy for gaining 1,000 new patients
Dental Economics
Right in your town, maybe right down the street, a practice is ready to change hands. The patients care about their dental health, and the doctor, young or old, has reason to sell. The practice will sell to a young competitor, or you could be the owner, with 1,000 new patients coming to see you within the year.
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California school requiring baseline concussion testing for students
Los Angeles Times
Loyola High School is taking concerns about concussions very seriously. The all-boys Catholic school in Los Angeles has taken the unprecedented step of requiring all 1,270 of its students, whether they are athletes or not, to undergo baseline concussion testing. More than 500 of the students have already completed the 45-minute exam administered by longtime athletic trainer Tim Moscicki and his assistants that assesses the student's balance and brain functions so it can be used and compared to a similar exam if the student is suspected of having a concussion.
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Study: Even mild concussions can cause thinking, memory problems
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A mild or moderate concussion may have longer-lasting consequences than previously realized, a new study suggests. By comparing brain imaging studies and thinking tests between healthy people and those with relatively minor concussions, the researchers found that the recovery of thinking skills can take a long time.

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NCAA releases football hitting and concussion safety guidelines
CBS Sports
The NCAA recently released new guidelines for concussion safety, including limiting live contact football practices to two per week during the season. The guidelines address contact at football practices, independent medical care for all athletes and best practices to diagnose and manage concussions.

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New tool may help improve sideline concussion diagnosis
Fox News
After a year of testing on athletes at San Diego State University, a new device utilizing balance measurements to help objectively diagnose athletes with concussions has proven effective. Now, it's just waiting for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The B-TrackS force plate was designed by researchers at SDSU as a cheaper, easier and more accurate way for trainers to identify concussions in athletes.

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FDA issues safety advice on multiple-use dental dispensers
American Dental Association
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published safety information on its website about multiple-use dental dispensers, also known as dental syringes. Dentists use the devices to administer adhesives and endodontic materials and to make dental composites and apply impression materials. The advisory does not define disposable syringes or dental needles for injection of anesthetics as multiple-use dental dispensers.
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Corporations 101: What you need to know about this standard business entity
By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Jason M. O'Dell, MS, CWM
A corporation is a legal entity owned by shareholders. The shareholders elect a board of directors who set policies for the corporation, allowing their selected officers to run the corporation day-to-day. Many dental practice owners use a corporation as part of their practice corporate structure — either a professional corporation for the practice or a standard corporation for ancillary business units. In this article, we examine the basics of corporations, with a focus on their asset protection benefits and weaknesses.
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California limits full-contact football practices
The Washington Post
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will limit football practices for middle school and high school students, a movement that is gaining steam across the country as awareness of the dangers of repeated hits to the head increases. The California law prohibits teams from holding full-contact practices during the off-season and limits them to no more than two 90-minute, full-contact practices a week during preseason and the regular season.
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Half of Americans are satisfied with their oral health
Dental Tribune International
In a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. citizens across the nation, 50 percent of the respondents rated their oral health as very good or excellent, while only 19 percent described their oral health as fair or poor. In addition, the survey found that those who visited the dentist more often reported both better oral health and better overall well-being compared with those who seldom visited the dentist.
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5 strategies to create a self-managed dental team
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"Why do I have to keep going over this with my dental team?" Does this question sound familiar? Maybe you've asked this hundreds of times. The frustration of it can wear you down, can't it? The truth is, we often approach this type of situation unequipped and unprepared. Here are five strategies for creating a self-managed dental team that will make your life easier.
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The importance of Facebook check-ins
Modern Practice
Every dentist knows the importance of social media marketing and having a business Facebook page. You and your staff are busy keeping your page fresh and fun by publishing captivating posts, running contests and encouraging patient interaction and likes.
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Tooth protein may lead to bone regeneration
Dentistry Today
A newly discovered protein may lead to numerous health benefits. Bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London found a protein that may aid patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures. The protein statherin, which is usually found in the formation of enamel, can actually lead to bone growth. The information appears in the journal Biomaterials.
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