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April 26, 2011
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Digital photography and shade analysis
Inside Dental Assisting    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A leader in the field, Dr. Edward McLaren was asked whether he believes dental assistants should learn how to do digital photography and shade matching? McLaren added in part: "I think assistants should definitely be involved in the photography process, because many assistants have a very good eye for color, and many of them enjoy doing photography. I think photography is one of the fun things we get to do on a daily basis in dentistry." More

Results of the Dental Assisting Digest bonus and benefits survey
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As part of a recent Dental Assisting Digest salary survey, dental assistants from around the country were asked for their opinions on such things as pay scales based on experience, benefits received, and whether or not their practices had bonus systems in place. Check out the results. More

Periodontal stem cell transplantation shows promise
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Periodontal ligament stem cells have been found to be the most efficacious of three kinds of clinically tested dental tissue-derived stem cells, reports a study published in the current issue of Cell Transplantation. More
Related story:  Periodontal treatment no harm to newborns (Dental Tribune)

Remineralizing agents don't hurt bleaching efficacy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most patients love their post-bleach smiles but not the side effects that can accompany them. While adding remineralizing agents to bleaching gels can mitigate these side effects, there have been concerns that these agents may affect whitening efficacy. More

Preventive duties certification from DANB now available
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The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) has introduced a new national certification exam program, the Certified Preventive Dental Assistant. DANB's CPDA certification is made up of four component exams: coronal polish, sealants, topical anesthetic, and topical fluoride. More

New evidence that chronic ulcerative stomatitis is an
autoimmune disease

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In the first study investigating the origins of a little-known condition called chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CUS), researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine provide evidence that an autoimmune response contributes to the painful oral sores that characterize the disease. The study findings support the classification of CUS as a new autoimmune disease. More

World's oldest toothache found
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Paleontologists have discovered the oldest known toothache in a reptile from the Paleozoic era. It's also illustrative of the ways that evolution can turn around and bite you. The fossil is from a Labidosaurus hamatus, a 275-million-year-old land-dwelling reptile found in many parts of the world. More

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