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Help us celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week
March 6-12

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The Dental Assistants Recognition Week theme through 2012 is "Key to Productivity: The Professional Dental Assistant." Everyone is invited to tell us what they did to celebrate DARW and how it turned out. Recognition will be provided in a 2011 issue of the Journal.

DARW is a joint effort of the ADAA, the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Assistants Association and the Canadian Dental Association.

Click here to download the 2011 DARW kit and take advantage of our $20 off Membership promotion.

We care and thank you for your hard work! Let us know how you are celebrating Dental Assistants Recognition Week via Facebook and Twitter.

Ruby Roach — A dental assistant you should know
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My mother found out about the community college's two-year dental assisting program at Reedley College in California and, after discussing it with our general dentist, encouraged me to sign up. I loved being able to work with people, our patients and my professional family. I've not had the privilege of working with a lot of different dentists. I worked during my dental assisting training for my general dentist, part-time. After completing the dental assisting program at Reedley College in 1964, I accepted a position with Dr. Thomas Thompson.

3 ways to prevent an exposure incident
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Needlesticks and other percutaneous injuries can cause exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. A percutaneous injury occurs when a needle, sharps instrument, or other device penetrates the skin. Careful handling of sharps can prevent an exposure incident. Three ways to prevent an exposure incident include using engineering controls, using needle recapping devices, and working practice controls. More

Better oral care needed for disabled
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Many people with physical or mental disabilities are not receiving the oral care they need or have to wait for treatment for a year or more. "Approximately 4.4 million people in Canada have disabilities. Ensuring that they receive proper oral care is a major issue," says University of Toronto dentistry student Alison Sigal, the founder of Oral Health, Total Health. More

Mark your calendar! Registration opens April 6, 2011

The 2011 ADAA Annual Session will meet in conjunction with the ADA! Join together with leaders in dental practice, research, academics and industry and choose from among more than 260 continuing education courses over four days.

2011 ADA Annual Session Dates:
Scientific Program: Monday, Oct. 10 - Thursday, Oct. 13
World Marketplace Exhibition: Monday, Oct. 10 - Wednesday, Oct. 12

New tech office ideas
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Close your eyes and picture your new dental office and your ideal ultramodern treatment room. What do you see? If you are like most dentists, you will see an X-ray unit attached to the wall, a bright overhead operatory light, and if you are really thinking big, you may envision a clinical microscope. Looks good, but the fact is, new technology has already made our "state-of-the-art" treatment room obsolete. More

Bone-creating protein could improve dental implant success
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Using a bone-creating protein to augment the maxillary sinus could improve dental implant success, according to Georgia Health Sciences University researchers. Dental implants, screws that anchor permanent prosthetic teeth, won't work if the bone in which they are anchored is too thin. Bone-thinning is a common cause and consequence following tooth loss. More

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Program cuts cavities in low-income toddlers
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Preventive dental care from pediatricians and family doctors may help reduce the widespread problem of early childhood cavities in low-income kids, a new study finds. In the U.S., it's estimated that up to 11 percent of 2-year-olds and 44 percent of 5-year-olds have cavities. And the majority of those children are from low-income families. More

FDA: Drug puts newborns at risk for cleft lip
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The Food and Drug Administration announced that women who use the drug topiramate and its generic versions during pregnancy are at an increased risk of their babies being born with cleft lip and cleft lip palate. According to the FDA, new data from the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry suggests that topiramate-a drug used to treat certain types epileptic seizures-increases the risk of oral clefts in infants exposed to topiramate during the first trimester of pregnancy. More

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