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As a dental assistant, is marketing part of your job? Here are 12 tools to assist you
Dentistry IQ
Marketing is an incredibly important part of any business. However, the way that marketing has developed in recent years has required marketers to be much more effective in their efforts. For dental practices that rely on their dental assistants to help with marketing, it's important that they do all they can to be as productive as possible. After all, if they aren’t they’re just wasting everyone’s time.
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Today's popular all-ceramic materials: Tips for success
Inside Dental Assisting
Dental assistants can play a crucial role in helping their dentists select the best restorative material for their patients. Managing a patient's esthetic expectations, choosing the correct material for their occlusion, considering the preparation shade, and matching the overall look of the natural dentition can seem daunting at first glance but, with some basic tips for success, this process will be greatly simplified.
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To improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities, support caregivers
EurekAlert!
Despite a policy focus on expanding access to care for adults with developmental disabilities, this vulnerable population continues to have significant dental disease. In this month's issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine report on the first large-scale survey to investigate factors influencing at-home oral care provided by caregivers to adults with developmental disabilities. The study findings suggest that, in addition to addressing access to care, policy initiatives must improve support for caregivers.
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Severe periodontitis: 6th most prevalent health condition in the world
ScienceDaily
There is an enormous public health challenge posed by severe periodontitis and are a microcosm of the epidemiologic transition to non-communicable diseases occurring in many countries, experts say. In 2010, severe periodontitis was the sixth most prevalent condition in the world affecting 743 million people worldwide. Between 1990 and 2010, the global age-standardized prevalence of severe periodontitis was static at 11.2 per cent.
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A healthy mouth leads to a healthy heart
Las-Vegas Review Journal
Did you know that sticks and stones may break our bones, but not brushing or flossing our teeth may harm our hearts? Although this is a slight deviation from the original saying, they are nonetheless wise words that we should take to heart.
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What dental professionals need to know about e-cigarettes
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We talk about the rise in e-cigarette usage, what it means in terms of oral health and what dental professionals need to know about this current trend.

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State-of-the-art facility will improve Dentistry's synergy, outreach programs
McGill Reporter
It's a Dentistry dream that is over a decade in the making and a long way from the Faculty's near closure in 1992.

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Bleeding gums could herald gum disease
The Gulf Today
Do your gums bleed when you brush, floss, or eat? Do your teeth feel like they are moving? Or are your gums receding? The early signs of gum disease are when they are red, tender and swollen and bleed when you brush or floss.

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How long does the average person brush? Check out this infographic
Dentistry IQ
With a 79-year average life span brushing at four minutes per day, that comes to 1,440 minutes per year, or one day per year of brushing, which is 79 days throughout a person's lifetime. Sounds pretty reasonable. Now check out how long the average person really brushes, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. It comes in at less than half the recommended time, with a dismal 45 to 70 seconds per day, which is only 355 to 553 hours in a lifetime, or a very unacceptable 15 to 23 days.
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How your oral health reflects your body's health
Epoch Times
It's been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. I'm not too sure about that, but I am sure that the mouth is one of the mirrors of the body. Stop and think… what exactly is the mouth? Well it's the beginning of your digestive tract and one of the few internal organs you can see. Because it's so sensitive to imbalances in the body, changes can be seen in the mouth long before they are affecting the rest of the body.
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