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Reaching up and reaching out: The extended functions
Inside Dental Assisting Share
In the beginning, dental assistants were referred to as "ladies in attendance" — in order to make it respectable for a woman patient to visit the dental office unaccompanied. Back in the late 19th century, Dr. Edmund Kell hired the first three dental assistants to assist him with his patient care. However, today the same work is now accomplished with just one highly skilled and trained professional. The dental assistant has proven to be a necessity in the modern dental practice, with ever increasing educational and career opportunities. More
NC CHAMP: Impact of Oral Health on School Attendance and Performance
A recent publication based on North Carolina Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program (NC CHAMP) 2008 data is now available: Impact of Poor Oral Health on Children's School Attendance and Performance More
Well-paid dental assistants to blame for high costs? Please.
Dentistry IQ Share
The presidents of the Edmonton and Calgary Dental Assistants Association responded to an article posted by a dentist who blames the costs of dentistry on having to hire "quality" dental assistants. Wow. That's a new one, I must admit, writes Dentistry IQ editor Kevin Henry. My first reaction was, "You have to be kidding me!" However, on second glance, I think I must give kudos to the dental assistants in that part of the world who appear to be earning the pay they deserve ... and to the dentists who are paying them what they deserve. More
The evolution of the toothbrush
Dental Tribune Share
The toothbrush is an essential tool that is used for the care of our teeth. Have you ever missed brushing your teeth for one day? Have you ever considered what it would be like without the toothbrush? Like many common household items, we give little thought about the origins or the trials and tribulations these products went through to arrive at their modern form. The toothbrush is no exception. More
Eat your greens to reduce the risk of oral cancer
Medical News Today Share
Eating green leafy vegetables "significantly lowers the risk" of oral cancer among women who smoke, a recent study has revealed. The research showed for every one serving of green leafy vegetables, the risk of oral cancer for current women smokers is reduced compared to those who have given up or never smoked. More
Researchers find helpful link in gum disease
Gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease, but new findings by Nebraska researchers show that reducing the symptoms of one may lower the risk of the other. More
Dentists nationwide partner with The Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness
PR Newswire Share
A serious change in the cause of oral cancer is taking place nationally, and its implications are impacting the American public in a manner that a decade ago no one would have predicted. For decades, oral cancer (also known as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer) has been a disease which most often occurred in older individuals, who during their lifetimes had been tobacco users. Most cases were ultimately the result of lifestyle choices. Today that paradigm has changed. A common, sexually transferred virus has replaced tobacco as the number one cause of oral cancers, Human Papilloma Virus number 16 (HPV16). This is one of the same viruses that are responsible for the majority of cervical cancers in women. More