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April 27, 2010
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Lori Barnhart - A dental assistant you should know
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I fell into dental assisting quite by accident. I had already completed three years at the University of Michigan and switched majors three times. I couldn't seem to find something that really interested me enough to want to spend my life working at it. I wandered over to the community college to check into their nursing program, only to find a two-year waiting list, when all of a sudden I saw a sign in the hallway that said "Dental Assisting Program, No waiting list, One year program." That was all it took. More

New chemical combats cavities

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In what is regarded as one of the largest controlled studies of adult tooth decay prevention ever undertaken, Athena Papas, the Erling Johansen Professor of Dental Research, is nearing completion of a four-site, $11 million clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a chemical coating that combats the bacteria responsible for cavities. "This is a groundbreaking study, and hopefully it will have an impact on the dental profession," says Athena Papas. More

The H1N1 flu epidemic: What dentists can learn
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The H1N1 flu epidemic has lessons to offer health care providers. The limited amount of vaccine available initially left pregnant women, small children with medical conditions, and other high-risk populations waiting in long lines. The problems encountered in reaching certain segments of the population apply to the provision of dental care as well as other disciplines. More

Dental assistants 'play a vital role'
The Daily Cleaner via New Brunswick Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Corrine Duffenais says her job as a dental assistant is both fun and rewarding. Duffenais said she always wanted to have a job that was fast paced and would allow her to help others. During an appointment with her dentist, it occurred to her that becoming a dental assistant might be the best way to accomplish these goals. "I was at the dentist one day, and I was watching the assistant who was working," she said. "I thought it looked like an interesting job. It didn't look boring at all." More

After teeth are pulled, platelet-rich plasma may speed healing
HealthDay News via BusinessWeek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Platelet-rich plasma accelerates healing and bone formation after tooth extraction, a new study shows. Poor healing after tooth removal can result in excessive jaw bone loss that may delay the use of dental prosthetics or implants, require expensive reconstructive surgery, or be impossible to repair, according to the researchers. More

Dentists can use iPads with MacPractice DDS, tooth charting, digital radiography and electronic dental records
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MacPractice, the leading Apple developer of practice management and clinical software on Macs and iPhones for medical and dental offices, announced the launch of new iPad integration solutions that allow dentists to use MacPractice DDS, Digital Radiography/Photo and Electronic Dental Record on an iPad to leverage the efficiency and ease of use of Apple's latest innovation to streamline care, save time and reduce the risk of data entry errors. More

Five ways dental practices can reduce waste and pollution
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In honor of the 40th annual Earth Day, the Eco-Dentistry Association — an international association promoting environmentally sound practices in dentistry — is encouraging dentists to do their part to help save the environment. More

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