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Jan. 24, 2012
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New year, new you — A fresh start in the new year
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As we look at the coming year, ADAA has made some "resolutions" that will help to advance and promote our profession, Claudia Pohl ADAA president said. Education has always been a cornerstone of the ADAA. We continue to provide high quality, comprehensive continuing education to members and non-members alike. This will keep you current and knowledgeable about your profession and career, improve your skills and help you provide the best patient care possible. As an increased benefit to active members, you will now have unlimited access to all online courses – at no charge (not even a processing or grading fee!). ... Read more resolutions Pohl is setting for ADAA.

A historic moment for dental assisting
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For the first time ever, the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), Inside Dental Assisting and Dental Assisting Digest teamed up to put together a survey to see what dental assistants really think about the present state of the profession, and where it is heading in the near future. The survey took about two months to put together More
Related story:  The final look at the 2011 Dental Assisting Digest salary survey (DentistryIQ)

Lack of dental coverage sends patients to ER for pain
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When a man recently visited an emergency room in Shreveport, La., with a toothache, consulting physician Alan Sorkey quickly diagnosed the dental infection was serious and even potentially fatal. The patient was on more than 25 medications and scheduled for a major surgery — not dental related — all covered by government healthcare programs, Sorkey said. Those same programs wouldn't cover the estimated $70 to pull the rotting tooth. The patient didn't have the money for it, and a local low-cost oral surgery clinic had a wait of as long as a year for an appointment, he said. More

Knowledge of dental patient's lifestyles 'a must' to improve oral health
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A leading oral health charity has backed government calls to ensure all health professionals take the opportunity to discuss a patient’s lifestyle. First outlined in the Health and Social Care Bill, a panel of government advisers has recommended all health professionals "make every contact count," a move met by criticism in some quarters of the health sector. More

New Innovative Oral Health Rinse
Sunstar Americas introduces G•U•M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse – a new and innovative aid for the prevention and treatment of gingivitis. Clinically proven proprietary ingredient delmopinol 0.2% has a unique mechanism of action which disrupts current plaque and helps to prevent new build-up by forming a protective shield on the teeth and gums. more

Emerging indications: Antioxidants for periodontal disease
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Since approximately 10 to 15 percent of adults worldwide suffer from periodontitis at one time or another, oral health professionals are constantly challenged with treating patients for existing conditions and helping them prevent future occurrences. Root planing, scaling, and in severe cases, surgical intervention are part of the standard treatment for periodontitis, and antibiotics are used for infection control. More

Antimicrobial scrubs help reduce bacterial burden
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The use of antimicrobial impregnated scrubs combined with good hand hygiene is effective in reducing the burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on healthcare workers' apparel and may potentially play a role in decreasing the risk of MRSA transmission to patients, according to a new study from Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. More

Having a dry mouth can decay your teeth
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What do more than 500 medications have in common? The medications treat various chronic problems all over the body. But they can create major problems for your teeth. Why? Because these medications reduce saliva production. They cause dry mouth. And, as we age, consider the number of medications that many of us take and the collective effects of these medications on our body. Saliva just doesn't make our mouths wet, it protects our teeth from bacterial attack. More

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