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This free service allows you to search your own social network(s) and contact listing(s) to see if your colleagues are also attending the 2011 Annual Session. Simply opt in to SocialClix when you register for the Annual Session.
You'll have the chance to select which networks (such as LinkedIn or Facebook) or email accounts (such as Outlook or Gmail) you'd like to search. SocialClix will let you know who among your colleagues is attending, and invite those who have not registered yet.
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Carol Walsh — A dental assistant you should know
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I wasn't sure what I wanted to do after high school. Due to cost, college was not an option at the time. I was living in Florida when I received a pamphlet from a non-accredited vocational school for dental assisting in Atlanta. It made me think that dental assisting might be a great career so I applied and off I went. I started out as a chairside assistant, but now I am in office management. I enjoy both, but think my talent is best served in management. I am a certified dental assistant and I take all types of classes; from chairside, front office, management and communication. More
ADA encourages oral health warnings for medications linked to
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The American Dental Association called for warning label information about oral complications on medications associated with moderate-to-severe dry mouth in an April 25 policy communication with Food and Drug Administration officials. More
Fired up about Facebook — or fired?
The good, the bad, and the ugly of social media in the workplace
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A study of companies of at least 1,000 employees found that 8 percent of their employees have actually been dismissed for their behavior on sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. That's double from 2009! Dental practices have also fired employees for sharing sensitive details about the practice and patients. In addition, team members have been sanctioned and fired for making unprofessional remarks about their doctor.
Editor's note: While this article was initially reported in 2010, ADAA says the topic is important to revisit. More
Dr. Oz and ADA collaborate to provide online dental advice
Many Americans are familiar with Dr. Mehmet Oz, who began his television career providing medical advice on The Oprah Show and currently hosts his own daytime program. Now, Oz will be collaborating with the American Dental Association (ADA) through the website Sharecare.com, which allows users to submit health-related questions to doctors and access expert research. More
Sinus infections can have dental origins
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More than 13 percent of Americans suffer from some form of chronic sinusitis. Studies by the Ferguson group of otolaryngologists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center initially looked at five patients whose treatment of sinusitis through endoscopic sinus surgery had failed. The elusive cause: a dental infection. More
Dental plaque and oral health during the first 32 years of life
Studies investigating the role of dental plaque in oral disease have focused primarily on the quantity and quality of plaque at a given point in time. No large-scale epidemiologic research has been conducted regarding the continuity and change in plaque levels across the long term and the association of plaque levels with oral health. More
Gum disease linked to anaemia
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A new study suggests that severe gum disease may cause a reduction in red blood cells and haemoglobin leading to the blood disorder anaemia. The research found that over a third of people suffering from severe gum disease had haemoglobin levels below normal concentrations. More