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Ask a dental assistant: What do all of those credentials mean and how can I obtain them?
Dental Products Report
Many states have regulations and rules set into place for dental assistants working within the state to become registered dental assistants. An RDA status that is granted in one state is only valid in that state. An RDA status does not move from state to state and what one state may require to obtain RDA status will be completely different in another state.
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Nominations now being accepted for the 2015 Top 25 Women in Dentistry
Kevin Henry of Dental Products Report
It's time to recognize some amazing women in the dental industry! For the sixth consecutive year, Dental Products Report is honored to name the Top 25 Women in Dentistry. We will be profiling these awesome women in our October issue ... but we need your help to know who the top 25 women are.

Simply click here to submit your nomination.

Be prepared to write three to five sentences (minimum) on why this fantastic female deserves to be recognized.

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10 things patients want from a dental practice
DentistryIQ
I think about this often. What do I want from Dr. Dreamy? I want a great looking professional who makes a lot of money. Oops! This isn’t my match.com summary. Sorry folks. I got a little confused about who I was writing for. OK, time to get serious. Focus … what do patients want from a dental practice? That's easy for me because I've been a dental patient many times. Here are 10 things that I believe dental patients will appreciate more than you realize. My guess is some of you are already doing some of these things as we speak. If so, keep up the good work!
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New survey says kids' high anxiety about dentists may be learned trait from parents
PRNewswire via DentalAEGIS
Contrary to some parents' popular belief, their children aren't born with a fear of the dentist, rather, the apple may not fall far from the tree. A new nationwide survey, out today from Delta Dental Plans Association, finds that children may be picking up on their parents' fear of visiting the dentist.
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Gum condition linked to heart attacks in kidney disease patients
Health Canal
Treating a common gum condition in chronic kidney disease patients could significantly reduce their risk of potentially fatal heart disease, Aston University researchers say. StumbleUpon StumbleUpon Twitter Twitter Treating a common gum condition in chronic kidney disease patients could significantly reduce their risk of potentially fatal heart disease, Aston University researchers say. Over 10 percent of the adult population have CKD and those affected often have poor health outcomes due to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. CKD progressively worsens kidney function, raises blood pressure, and can cause progressive vascular injury and heart disease.
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How to use marketing to increase patient comfort
Dental Products Report
The way you market your practice is directly related to the comfort level of your patients. The more comfortable they feel, the more patients you will earn and retain. People like to do business with people they like and make people who make them feel comfortable. This is especially vital to your dental practice.
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Birth weight, pregnancy complications linked to enamel defects
Dentistry Today
Enamel defects may be impacted during the events that transpire during pregnancy, based on a new study. A cross sectional representative study focused on assessing the relationship between birth weight and the severity of defects development of enamel in the primary dentition. The study was presented at the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research.
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A novel way to apply drugs to dental plaque
ScienceDaily
Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can take effect. But a team of researchers has developed a way to keep the drugs from being washed away.
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