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Fighting bioburden with antimicrobial textiles
in dental uniforms

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Microbial cross contamination in dentistry is well understood. Looking at the environment where most dentists perform routine activities, several sources of contamination are often overlooked, including the cleaning and sterilization of rooms between patients, use of dental scrubs outside the clinic, and inappropriate touching of nonessential items with gloved hands. More



San Fernando Valley Dental Assistants Society upcoming
course 'Dental Fraud'

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Bringing synergy to the inner workings of your practice
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In a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academies, Nathan Mlot, a mechanical engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology, published an article about fire ants. While a single fire ant struggles when exposed to water, a group of fire ants working closely together can float effortlessly for days. The ants accomplish this by literally linking their bodies together. They actually create a waterproof raft, and as a whole the raft is significantly more buoyant than a single fire ant floating alone. This is much like the fact that a happy, productive dental team can outperform one unhappy dental team member any day of the week. More

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Mercury treaty offers dental amalgam options
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The American Dental Association commended the prevention focus of the international mercury treaty developed in Geneva Jan. 19 in a press statement. "Caries, the disease that causes tooth decay, afflicts 90 percent of the world's population making this a global public health issue," said Dr. Robert A. Faiella, president of the American Dental Association. "The ADA is gratified that the treaty conditions pertaining to dental amalgam protect this important treatment option without restrictions for our patients while balancing the need to protect the environment. It is vital for people throughout the world to continue to have access to a safe, durable, affordable treatment for tooth decay." More

The future of medical records
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Electronic medical records are not working like they should — or could — according to a new analysis in Health Affairs that revisited previous predictions for the EMR revolution and found disappointing results, in terms of efficiency, saved costs and patient care. But technology is "only a tool," as an expert who helped push for the adoption of EMRs said. "Like any tool, it can be used well or poorly." Here are some ways it could be done very, very well. More


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Research links vitamin D and healthy teeth
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Spending time in the sun may be good for your teeth. Researchers who took a second look at a series of clinical trials conducted on 2,000 children in several countries between the 1920s and 1980s determined vitamin D — which we often garner from sunlight — was associated with around a 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay. The review was published in the December issue of Nutrition Reviews. More

Beam toothbrush connects to your smartphone, can tattle to your dentist
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The Beam Brush looks like a chunky vibrating toothbrush, but the chunkiness merely makes way for a AA battery and a Bluetooth chip that wirelessly reports your brushing habits to your smartphone. More


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Certain molecule is necessary for tooth root formation
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The International and American Associations for Dental Research recently made a discovery that could be pivotal for tooth root formation. The protein called ß-catenin is expressed in odontoblasts and is required for root formation. The Chonbuk National Korea School of Dentistry wrote the research paper and it appeared in the Journal of Dental Research. The tooth root and the surrounding periodontium maintain the tooth in the jaw. More

Could blackberries be the key to healthy gums?
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According to a study published in the Journal of Periodontal Research blackberries have antibacterial properties which could help to stop gum disease developing, and it is not just healthy teeth and gums which the fruit can help with — previous studies have shown that natural ingredients in blackberries can help to block the spreading of cancerous cells in the body. More



Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of ADAA Online 24/7, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of ADAA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we’re hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment.

The fiscal cliff and dentistry: What dentists and dental team members need to know
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What does the new legislation mean to dentists? First and foremost, the sunset provision of the Bush tax cuts was eliminated, and many of the provisions of the temporary Tax Relief Act of 2010 were extended for two years. For dentists earning less than $250,000, not much will change. For those earning over $250,000, the phase out of personal exemptions and itemized deductions will come back into play — basically increasing one's income. More

ADAAF ANNOUNCES CONTEST FOR STATES
The contest starts TODAY, Jan. 22 and goes through Sept. 15 — the state that contributes the most money to the Foundation during that time will win their entire delegate registrations paid by the ADAAF! Click here for more details!

 


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