This issue of 24/7 is dedicated to the memory of Anna Nelson, CDA, RDA, MS, editorial director of ADAA's publications
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Anna Nelson, a past national president and pioneering member of the American Dental Assistants Association died suddenly at her home in San Francisco on Jan. 20, 2011. Ms. Nelson was the 2000-2001 national president of the ADAA and currently was serving as the editorial director for The Dental Assistant journal, ADAA's official publication. A life member of the ADAA, Ms. Nelson had held every office in the ADAA's local, state, and national components. Recipient of numerous awards and citations, she received the first Kay Mosley Award presented by the ADAA Foundation in recognition of achievements on behalf of the profession, the ADAA, and the Foundation. She was also serving as secretary of the ADAA Foundation at the time of her death. Until last fall, Ms. Nelson was program director for dental assisting at the City Colleges of San Francisco, but had revised her status to continue exclusively as a teacher with the colleges and devote additional time to ancillary professional activities and family matters.
Special note: We know Anna's many friends and professional associates will deeply mourn the loss of her good humored assistance, support and good company.
Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the ADAA Foundation at Suite 1730, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601-2211.
Early oral health care is important to a child's development
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Good oral health is a key component of good overall health in children, which is why an early visit to the dentist is very important, says Temple University pediatric dentist Mark Helpin. "A child should be first seen by a dentist by 12 months of age or within six months of the time that the first tooth emerges into the mouth," said Helpin, acting chair of pediatric dentistry in Temple's Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. More
Ceramics and aesthetics in dentistry: All-ceramic restorations
are gaining ground
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Current developments in aesthetic dental medicine and technology - New CAD/CAM-supported fabrication options — Digital workflow creates new opportunities for laboratories — a main topic at the IDS (International Dental Show) from March 22-26 in Cologne, Germany. Digital high-tech methods are becoming ever more widely used in the procedures of aesthetic dentistry, both in dentist's practices and dental laboratories. This applies especially to the precise forming of ceramic or metallic foundations for crowns and bridges, as well as to implant prostheses and associated ceramic or plastic veneers. More
LED teeth trend takes Japan by storm
The low-profile mouth insert lights up when the wearer opens their mouth, providing a glowing smile that escapes even the most impressive dentures. The LED teeth can even be controlled by a remote, which allows you to change the color — to match your outfit that day, perhaps. More
Powerful 3-D X-rays for kids in braces should be the exception,
not the rule
Some orthodontists may be exposing young patients to unnecessary radiation when they order 3-D X-ray imaging for simple orthodontic cases before considering traditional 2-D imaging, suggests a paper published by University of Michigan faculty. More
Feeling SAD? How to cope when the sun goes away
About 1 to 10 percent of adults in the United States suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). First described as a medical condition in 1984, SAD is now listed by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a type of major depression. However, unlike conventional depression, SAD is unique in that it always recurs at a particular time of the year. And although SAD is frequently thought of as a winter depression, it can affect patients during other seasons, too. More
Churchill's dentures sell for nearly $25,000
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A set of solid gold false teeth used by wartime leader Winston Churchill during some of his most famous speeches sold for 16,000 pounds (about $25,000) at auction recently. Churchill had problems with his teeth and speech from an early age and the dentures were designed to compensate for the then-prime minister's distinctive lisp when speaking in public. More