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March 15, 2011
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Jena Payne: A dental assistant you should know!
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I grew up wanting to become a radiologist, said Jena Payne. However, while attending Lanier Technical College in Georgia, I met the dental assisting director there. She convinced me to enter the dental assisting program instead. I'm so glad she did! … I hold the CDA credential, have taken the new DANB expanded functions certification exam and hold the CPDA (Certified Preventive Dental Assistant) credential and am also a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).
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Answers to 5 tough questions
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Let's face it ... dental assisting is a tough profession. There's a lot you have to deal with on a daily basis ... everything from keeping patients satisfied to unhappy coworkers to your life after you leave the dental practice. Some days, it's not an easy task to be you. More

Message to postmenopausal women: 'Increase yearly dental checkups'
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Postmenopausal women have a new health message to hear. Two annual dental checkups aren't enough. Older women need more, according to research findings from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic. That message comes from a comparison study of women on and off bone-strengthening bisphosphonate therapies for osteoporosis. More

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iPad advances digital dentistry
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For Dr. Jonathan Ferencz, the latest technology has always driven quality patient care. As an early iPad adopter, he knew the device could launch a new era in digital dentistry. iPad has become central to all aspects of the practice. In addition to simplifying patient forms and record-keeping, it enables the dentist to show his clients photos of treatment options. And his technicians refer to digital images on the tablet computer to create perfect-looking dental prosthetics. More

Oral tongue cancer up in young white women
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Oral tongue cancer in white U.S. females ages 18-44 increased by 111 percent in the last three decades, researchers said. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found from 1975 to 2007 oral tongue cancer among white people ages 18-44 increased 67 percent but the incidence rate decreased for African-Americans and other racial groups. 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



Whitens, brightens and confuses
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It should be so easy: Buy toothpaste. But few shopping trips are more bewildering. An explosion of specialized pastes and gels brag about their powers to whiten teeth, reduce plaque, curb sensitivity and fight gingivitis, sometimes all at the same time. Add in all the flavors and sizes, plus ever-rising prices, and the simple errand turns into sensory overload. More

Warning for denture wearers
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From its involvement in a healthy immune system to its role in cell growth, zinc is an essential mineral for the human body. Zinc deficiency is a worldwide problem that affects approximately 4 million people in the U.S. alone. More


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Debating what to make of link between gum disease, heart health
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A growing body of scientific evidence suggests there is a link between dental health and heart disease. That's one reason why your dentist may prescribe aggressive treatment for gum disease, or even send you to the cardiologist. More
 


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