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Your Invitation!
American Dental Assistants Association    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You are cordially invited to attend a special Student Forum or Member Forum during the American Dental Assistants Association Annual Session in San Francisco, on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The Student and Member Forums will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the ADAA Headquarters Hotel — the JW Marriott Union Square, which is located at 500 Post St. in downtown San Francisco. The hotel is ideally located near Union Square, Market Street, Moscone Convention Center and the city's Financial District.

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Brushing teeth: New 'massage method' quadruples protection against tooth decay
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Do you really want to avoid cavities in your teeth? Try massaging them with a high-fluoride toothpaste after lunch. "Rubbing toothpaste onto your teeth increases the fluoride protection by 400 percent," says Anna Nordström, dentist, Ph.D. and researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. More

Oral care during cancer treatment
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A diagnosis of cancer comes with many questions and emotions. "You have cancer." That one quick sentence made up of just three little words embarks a patient and his or her family on a journey down long roads of uncountable doctor visits, unknown terminology, and unwanted uncertainty. Often, in the midst of this storm, oral health and dental care are overlooked or placed on a back burner — until there is a problem. More

Creating great dental impressions
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Many dental practices may overlook the importance of good impressions. However, the quality of impressions can greatly affect the clinical results. This article will address some basics to explain how the appropriate selection of impression material and tray is integral to the end result of the impression. More

Earth City, MO (March 27, 2012)—Young Dental introduces the Elite Flex™ prophy cup, which accommodates clinicians using autoclavable metal angles, along with those using Young’s Classic and Contra angles. This cup is 25 percent softer and more flexible than the Elite Original™, providing improved cup-flare, with the same superior interproximal stain removal and splatter control. For more information, visit or call (800) 325-1881. Click for samples.

Dental plaque bacteria may trigger blood clots
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Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infective heart disease, say scientists. More

The effect of vegetarianism on oral health
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Vegetarianism is such a big trend of the past decade, and indeed switching to vegetarianism is good for your heart and digestive system and it helped so many cancer patients revert to good health … but is vegetarianism having the same good effect on oral health? The greatest majority of the vegetarians know how important it is to follow a diet, which is balanced in nutrients needed for good health. More

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SciCan’s Optim 33TB cleaner / surface disinfection wipes are rated as an EPA class IV with no safety warning labels. Optim wipes carry more solution and boast a superior environmental & safety profile. Optim has a 1 minute wet contact time with a 5 minute TB claim.

Study: Treatment for gum disease can reduce medical costs for people with diabetes
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Medical costs are lower for people with diabetes who receive treatment for gum disease, according to a study presented to the American Association for Dental Research by Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat of the University of Pennsylvania. "The study showed that periodontal treatment and ongoing maintenance is associated with a significant decrease in the cost of medical care for people with diabetes in the amount of $1,800 per year," said James Bramson, D.D.S., chief dental officer for United Concordia. "The findings also showed that hospitalizations decreased by 33 percent and physician visits by 13 percent across the entire study population of diabetics when gum disease is treated and managed afterward." More

Next-generation materials
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The paradigm shift away from conventional, handcrafted restorations to partially or fully machine-driven restorative solutions has refocused and refueled the efforts of material researchers to find new, innovative materials geared for automated manufacturing processes. Whether reformulating and tweaking existing dental materials, or adapting materials used in other industries to dentistry, dental material manufacturers are on a quest to discover the next generation of machinable, indirect restorative materials that can provide the biocompatibility, strength, esthetics, and wear kindness of natural teeth. Yet the new material must not be so technique-sensitive that dental laboratory technologists encounter difficulties handling and machining them, risking potential failure in the oral environment. More

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