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March 23, 2010
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It's official E-membership has launched
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Just a couple of months ago, I told you about ADAA's new membership category, E-membership. Since then, we have launched a full campaign in an effort to open up E-membership to all dental assistants all over the world. We kicked off our campaign late last month at the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter meeting, by entering into Cyber Space with the introduction of our new E-membership. More

Time's almost up!

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Take advantage of the St. Patrick's Day Promotion, Visit the ADAA Web site and check out our current sale. Get 15 percent off each course from our entire list of ADAA Continuing Education. Take advantage of this offer and get entered in a drawing to win a ADAA USB Flash Drive preloaded with a 3 credit ADAA course of your choice.

**Offer ends Friday, March 26. Click here to view the savings.

ADAA Awards
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Deadlines for some ADAA awards are coming up. Click here to find out the deadlines for all awards. More

House passes health care reform bill without Republican votes
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House Democrats scored a historic victory in the century-long battle to reform the nation's health-care system late Sunday night, winning final approval of legislation that expands coverage to 32 million people and attempts to contain spiraling costs. More

Growing older — Getting better … Care
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Continuing Education for dental assistants is updated regularly by the American Dental Assistants Association. Recently updated is the course on geriatric dentistry, a vitally important subject as America's population ages and expects health care to match their needs. Click here to view more details on this course. An updated study for clinical assistants in the dental field, "Geriatric Dentistry" examines the physical and dental characteristics of aging. Medical conditions that affect preventive and restorative treatment are reviewed and a variety of resources are offered for patients with xerostomia (dry mouth) and physical disabilities including Parkinson's Disease. More

Susannah Prestridge: A dental assistant you should know!
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I'd like to start off by saying that the only thing I'd change about my Dental Assisting career is that I if I knew what I know now, I would have made the decision to become an assistant much sooner! My grandfather was a General Dentist and my uncle is a Periodontist, so dentistry is something I quickly became comfortable around and educated with at an early age. More

Researchers say formula for making teeth will soon be found
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Each cusp of our teeth is regulated by genes which carefully control the development. A similar genetic puzzle also regulates the differentiation of our other organs and of all living organisms. A team of researchers at the Institute of Biotechnology of the University of Helsinki has developed a computer model reproducing population-level variation in complex structures like teeth and organs. The research takes a step towards the growing of correctly shaped teeth and other organs. More

Fly glue ideal for dental wounds, research reveals
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Silk spinned by caddisfly larvae underwater could one day suture surgical wounds, new research from the University of Utah suggests. It found that the sticky fibers used by the insects to built protective shells that keep intact in aquatic environments and do not fall apart. These chemical and structural properties could make the material valuable as an adhesive tape in medical and dental surgery. More

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