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ASD, USOC partner for athlete dental care
American Dental Association
Eligible volunteer dentists may provide dental care for U.S. Olympic elite athletes as members of the USOC health care team under an agreement announced by the Academy for Sports Dentistry. "The basic idea is that participating dentists will volunteer to supply specific basic dental health service to Olympic athletes — not Olympic hopeful athletes, rather those the U.S. Olympic Committee has designated specifically as their elite Olympic athletes — free of charge," said Dr. Rick Knowlton, incoming president and chair of the ASD 31st annual symposium Aug. 1-3.
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New research reveals connection between mouthguards and illness
WILX-TV
VideoBriefA new study reveals that one piece of a player's protective gear may be making them sick. The research found something most of us already assumed — mouthguards can be very dirty and the bacteria that grows on them can cause a lot of problems. But there are a few simple steps that can be taken to keep them clean.
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Why not to brush your teeth after you eat
Mother Nature Network
Whether you are a diligent brusher of the teeth right after eating or if you're like the rest of us and feel a tinge of shame for not doing so, you may be interested in knowing this: At least one study has shown that the practice is not in the best interest of your pearly whites. While some professional opinions may vary, a number of top teeth docs agree with the findings. Dr. Jeffrey M. Cole, former president of the Academy of General Dentistry, told the Wall Street Journal, "What we found is that much of the cariogenic substances, those things that cause cavities, are not only sugar-containing but they are very acidic themselves."
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200 custom mouthguards donated to local athletes
The Windsor Star
VideoBriefPlaying sports involves risk — like the possibility of getting your teeth knocked out. That's why a team of volunteers hosted a free custom mouthguard clinic at Canada's St. Clair College each year to promote oral protection. Close to 200 mouthguards were made and given away to local athletes age seven to 17. Most of the young athletes came from local football, hockey and lacrosse teams.
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New research reveals connection between mouthguards and illness
WILX-TV
Eligible volunteer dentists may provide dental care for U.S. Olympic elite athletes as members of the USOC health care team under an agreement announced by the Academy for Sports Dentistry. "The basic idea is that participating dentists will volunteer to supply specific basic dental health service to Olympic athletes — not Olympic hopeful athletes, rather those the U.S. Olympic Committee has designated specifically as their elite Olympic athletes — free of charge," said Dr. Rick Knowlton, incoming president and chair of the ASD 31st annual symposium Aug. 1-3.

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United States Olympic Committee Volunteer Dentist Participation Program
ASD
The Academy for Sports Dentistry is pleased to announce our involvement with the United States Olympic Committee Volunteer Dentist Participation Program. The program is eligible to roughly 1,000 Team USA athletes who reside and train throughout the U.S. The program was officially rolled out at the 31st Annual Academy for Sports Dentistry Symposium in Philadelphia.

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Helmets, mouthguards: Is there 'concussion-proof' equipment for fall sports?
Philly.com
According to the recent Team Physician's Consensus Statement on Concussion and the National Federation of State High School Associations, there is no football helmet, or mouth guard for that matter, that can prevent a concussion. Helmets have been designed to prevent skull fractures, cerebral bleeding and other head trauma. Mouth guards have been developed to protect teeth and against oral injuries. So, what can be done to protect student athletes as they take the field this fall?

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NATA issues official statement on calling crown of the helmet violations
NATA
The National Athletic Trainers' Association released an official statement regarding the calling of crown of the helmet violations, in an effort to ensure sports safety at every level of football participation and with the start of preseason games and practices soon underway. The statement recognizes the work of the NFL, NCAA and National Federation of State High School Associations, which have studied injury patterns and created rules related to top of the head contact.
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ADA Foundation disaster aid available for Colorado, New Mexico flooding
American Dental Association
Dentists who are adversely affected by flooding in Colorado and New Mexico can turn to the ADA Foundation for emergency disaster assistance. The ADA Foundation may provide a measure of immediate financial assistance to eligible dentists through its Emergency Disaster Grant Program. The program has been designed to quickly provide up to $2,000 in aid to dentists with immediate need for food, water, clothing, shelter and medications in the wake of a declared disaster.
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Mouthguard madness
RDH Magazine
Mouthguard season is upon us. As fall sports begin, we will soon be discussing mouthguard selection with our athlete patients. It isn't a question of whether mouthguards protect but to what degree they protect. Mouthguards can help protect teeth and soft mouth tissues from impact by absorbing or deflecting the force of the blow to the teeth. Their low cost, availability and ease of use have ensured that they are within the reach of every child, teen and adult athlete. However, due to bulk, discomfort and other issues, athletes' compliance is low even with mandated usage. In addition, the scientific evidence proving the best material and best design for maximum safety continues to challenge researchers.
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7 practical tips for effective supervision
By D. Albert Brannen
Dental practice managers have increasing difficulty navigating today's alphabet soup of federal employment laws — ADA, ADEA, FMLA, IRCA, OSHA, NLRB, etc. State and local laws further complicate the making of employment decisions. At the risk of oversimplifying things, we prepared this list of seven tips for effective supervision to avoid legal liability in the workplace.
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Why every dentist should participate in Dentistry from the Heart
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It's an unfortunate fact that in the current age of rapidly advancing medical technology, not everyone can afford even the most basic dental care. Medical insurance can often be too expensive for many people and those without insurance find themselves unable to afford some of the most important procedures needed to ensure dental health. To serve as a solution to this dilemma, Dr. Vincent Monticciolo founded Dentistry from the Heart. The main reason for participating in DFTH has always been because of the benefits it provides for those that are underprivileged or have suffered from unfortunate incidents. However, there are other reasons to participate in DFTH that dental professionals should consider.
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42 creative ways to advertise your small business on a small budget
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There are countless ways to advertise your small business on a small budget. As the CEO of a small business, have you ever felt daunted by the idea of establishing a name for yourself? What we lack in capital, we have to make up for in creativity, tenacity and effort. We have to hustle harder than everyone else out there. We have to be the champions of our cause — day in and day out. We have to be remarkable.
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NFL concussion settlement enables the league to move forward
Bleacher Report
The NFL settled one of the largest lawsuits in American history when it agreed to pay $765 million in restitution to players who have suffered long-term effects of concussions sustained during their pro careers. The settlement ends an on-going public relations problem, immediately helps retired players pay for their medical care and helps underwrite research to prevent injuries in the future. Although $765 million is a substantial payout for the injured parties, it is not a bad deal for the NFL, a league which averages nearly $10 billion in revenue annually.
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