Registration is now open!
The 2011 ADA Annual Session registration and housing system is now open
Las Vegas — "The future of dentistry meets here" Oct. 10-13 for the 2011 American Dental Association Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition, and it's easy to plan a trip using the ADA's futuristic planning tools: the annual session website and—coming May 2 — the free ADA Annual Session Mobile Application for smart phones.
Log on to ada.org/session to choose accommodations and continuing education courses, plan shopping at the ADA World Marketplace Exhibition, register for ADA tours and much more. You can return to the online registration system to modify your choices Click here to view ADAA's 2011 Annual Session Program Guide. Also available in the upcoming 2011 March/April issue of the Dental Assistant Journal. More
Patricia Pepe — A dental assistant you should know!
I always wanted to work in the medical or dental field since I was little, said Patricia Pepe. When I was younger, I used to go to the dentist and she would tell me she was going to hire me when I was of age. That always stuck with me. I decided to pursue dental assisting as a career after working in the front office of a dental practice. I researched schools to study for the dental x-ray license. After that, I became certified in CPR and then I studied for my CDA. I am planning on taking the expanded duties exam to become an RDA this year, and I plan on eventually returning back to school and becoming a Dental Hygienist. More
Inside Dentristry Share
Even as early signs point to a recovery from the recent recession, dentists and patients alike are still feeling the pressure of an uncertain economic climate. As a result, many patients are seeking treatment options that can deliver excellent results, but at fee levels that are more financially palatable. A logical answer is the use of direct composite in areas where porcelain restorations have typically been used. More
Cosmetic dentist restores leukemia-ravaged teeth
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Leukemia took his health, made him deaf and ravaged his teeth, but Andre Fredricks has a new smile, thanks to San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. John Moore, DDS, and the Donated Dental Services program of the Texas Dental Association’s Smiles Foundation. Fredricks, a 70-year-old San Antonio grandfather, was this year’s recipient of major dental restoration work by Moore, of Cosmetic Dental Associates of San Antonio. More
Research: Cavities are contagious
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Everyone knows you can catch a cold or the flu. But can you catch a cavity? Researchers have found that not only is it possible, but it occurs all the time. While candy and sugar get all the blame, cavities are caused primarily by bacteria that cling to teeth and feast on particles of food from your last meal. One of the byproducts they create is acid, which destroys teeth. Just as a cold virus can be passed from one person to the next, so can these cavity-causing bacteria. More
IOM panel calls for new oral health initiative
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National health policy advisors called for a new government initiative "to help improve the oral health of the nation."The report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies was directed specifically to government agencies requesting the study but more broadly to public and private sector health policymakers and the U.S. Congress. "While there have been notable improvements in the oral health of Americans, oral diseases remain prevalent across the country, posing a major challenge for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services," the report said. More
Regeneration of human taste cells in a dish opens doors extending from health to new taste molecules
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Following years of futile attempts, new research from the Monell Center demonstrates that living human taste cells can be maintained in culture for at least seven months. The findings provide scientists with a valuable tool to learn about the human sense of taste and how it functions in health and disease. More
Researchers mimic body's own healing potential to create personalized therapies for inflammation
Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Harvard Medical School in Boston have found a way of mimicking the body's natural mechanism of fighting inflammation. During inflammation, cells release very small particles termed "microparticles" that retain features of their parent cell. The scientists discovered that certain microparticles were beneficial to health, and that these microparticles contained anti-inflammatory lipids, which help terminate inflammation and return the body to its normal balance. More