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Saskatchewan in need of dental assistants
Saskatchewan Dental Assistants' Association
The province of Saskatchewan continues to experience severe shortages of Registered Dental Assistants. If you are interested in relocating to the prairies, you are automatically eligible for registration in Saskatchewan if you hold the National Board Certificate and are currently registered in your jurisdiction. If you are in an unregulated jurisdiction and are a graduate of a CDAC accredited program and hold your NDAEB certificate you are eligible. Graduates of programs not accredited by CDAC will need to have successfully completed the NDAEB CPE to meet eligibility requirements. If this is of interest to you, call or email the SDAA in order to discuss your status.
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Home and vehicle insurance for a dental assistant's budget
CDAA
Even in two-income households, it takes careful money management to get by in today's economy. So when it comes to covering your insurance needs, what could be better than savings on top of savings? The costs of home and auto insurance are rising due to factors that are often beyond our control — where we live, the impact of severe weather events. Finding the best value for money is a tedious and time-consuming process few of us have time for when juggling family and work. It doesn't have to be.
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Put on a happy (and healthy) face
McGill Reporter
"There are a number of factors that can contribute to a person developing dental caries and gum disease, such as heredity and diet," says Dr. Melvin Schwartz, Chief of the Jewish General Hospital’s Department of Dentistry. "But the fact of the matter is many people use improper technique when they clean their teeth." This could explain why although eight in ten Canadians report that they brush and floss regularly, as many as 96 per cent of them have had at least one cavity and one fifth have experienced moderate to severe gum disease.
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Thursday troubleshooter: How can young dental office manager gain respect?
Dentistry IQ
I really believe the No. 1 leadership principle is to "model the waddle" you want to see. In other words, walk the walk! If managers don't lead by example, they are very difficult to follow. How can anyone trust a manager who says one thing but does another? Everything really does come from the top down. Set standards, don't allow double standards, and live and maintain those standards. If you want your team's focus to be in the best interest of the patients and the practice, yours must be as well. Actions always speak louder than words.
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Take Inside Dental Assisting's survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card!
Inside Dental Assisting
Inside Dental Assisting is inviting you to tell us more about what you do every day. Take five minutes to complete the survey, and you could win one of two $50 AMEX gift cards! Click here to take the online survey or go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/67XJJQ2. Thank you for your help!
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With more than 200 million users worldwide, 1 million of which are healthcare professionals, and 1.5 million active groups, LinkedIn is an invaluable social media tool for your practice. LinkedIn isn't particularly glamorous like Pinterest or Instagram, nor does it have the high patient engagement factor like Facebook and Twitter. Even so, the site offers excellent opportunities to connect with other dental professionals.

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University of Saskatchewan college of dentistry skeptical about new 'oil pulling' trend
Global News
It's the latest health fad to be making the rounds on social media. Oil pulling — the ancient Indian practice of gargling oil to cleanse the body and mouth of toxins. At Sangster's Organic Market in Saskatoon, owner Julie Sylvester has seen a 70 per cent jump in coconut oil sales recently ever since oil pulling hit social media.

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Molar opposites: Why I'm blinded by actors' pearly whites in this year's top films
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‘Did they have Crest White Strips in 1985?” My friend asked me that recently as she, her co-vivant and I strolled out of the movie theatre that had been screening Dallas Buyers Club. Too bad about the teeth. While Matthew McConaughey convincingly drinks, smokes, snorts and fornicates his bowlegged way across the screen as AIDS scores his body and soul, his pearlies remain as white and straight as a line of cocaine on an African blackwood table.

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What can you do for prosthodontics awareness?
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With 178 million people in the U.S. missing at least one tooth and 33 million Americans having no natural teeth, NPAW aims to increase awareness about the importance of proper oral health and prosthodontic solutions to missing teeth. "As a board certified prosthodontist, people ask me if they have to replace a missing tooth in the back of the mouth since no one can see it. My answer is yes," said NPAW Chair Avinash S. Bidra, B.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P., of the University of Connecticut School of Dentistry.
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3 ways to get money into your dental practice faster
Dentistry IQ
Doesn't everyone want to receive their money faster? If you're an office manager, how great would it be to tell your boss you've figured out how to turn around insurance payments within a week? If you're a dentist, how would you like to hear these words?
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Periodontal disease associated with cardiovascular risk in large multicentre study
Medical News Today
Periodontal disorders such as tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a recent large study. More than 15,000 patients with chronic coronary heart disease provided information on their dental health, with results showing that indicators of periodontal disease (fewer remaining teeth, gum bleeding) were common in this patient group and associated with numerous cardiovascular and socioeconomic risk factors.
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Dual anesthetics preferred by most U.S. dentist anesthesiologists
Dentistry IQ
Anesthesia is commonly used by dentists when they want to ensure young patients remain calm during an operation and feel as little pain as possible afterward. Dentist anesthesiologists may use either general or local anesthesia, but some choose to use both with children, despite conflicting research on the combined approach.
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New dental floss for wearers of braces
The Press-Enterprise
The new $16 million business school building at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA, has nurtured a student's business proposal that could spare millions of orthodontia patients the pain and expense of cavities and periodontal disease. Called TidyFloss, the nylon thread is so fine it can slip easily under braces without damaging the wires or brackets; yet so durable it's tough to shred.
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