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Sonja Lauren Foundation - Offering hope and a healthy smile
American Dental Assistants Association    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As author of The Covered Smile and President of the Sonja Lauren Foundation Inc., I recently attended a book fair in my West Virginia hometown, where a dental assistant asked me to autograph her copy of my book. Smiling, I asked her, "What do you do?" Clearly flustered, she replied, "Me? I am only a dental assistant." Unable to conceal my frown, I quickly responded, "Please never again say 'only a dental assistant.' Do you have any idea how very important your position is?" I shared my sincere respect for dental assistants, their compassion and their genuine wish to help others. More

ADAA offers a free interactive course sponsored by 3M ESPE

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This interactive learning CD-ROM developed by 3M ESPE takes the dental professional step-by-step through the basics of the crown and bridge procedure. Navigation through programs is by procedure: diagnosis, preparation, impression, provisional, and final restoration. Sponsored in part by an educational grant from 3M ESPE. More

Are periodontal disease and prostatitis linked?

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Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center report initial results from a small sample that inflammation from gum disease and prostate problems just might be linked. They discuss their new evidence in the Journal of Periodontology, the official journal of the American Academy of Periodontology. More

New technology used in the shoals to detect oral cancer
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Oral cancer is one of the few types of cancers on the rise, and now, there's a new way to detect it in its early stages, and it's being used in the Shoals. It looks small, but the slender silver device is a brand new tool that is already helping save lives. It's called the identifi 3000, and it has the ability to detect oral cancer by using three distinct color wavelengths. More

HHS announces oral health initiative
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Oral health is essential to overall general health and well-being, the Department of Health and Human Services said in announcing a multi-agency HHS Oral Health Initiative 2010. But as Healthy People 2020 national oral health objectives are being finalized, there is growing recognition that many challenges identified 20 years ago have not been adequately addressed," says the initiative posted at the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration website. More

Tooth loss and periodontal disease may cause cognitive decline    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine link tooth loss and periodontal disease to cognitive decline in one of the largest and longest prospective studies on the topic to date, released in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. More

American Academy of Periodontology calls on CDC to assess periodontal health in the US
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The American Academy of Periodontology was recently invited to provide testimony to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Oral Health as part of the strategic planning process for 2011 through 2014. The submission of this testimony is an extension of the longstanding collaboration between the AAP and the CDC to develop a surveillance program to determine the incidence and prevalence of periodontal disease in the U.S. population. Results of a pre-pilot of the surveillance program indicate that the incidence of periodontal disease may be two to three times higher than previous estimates. More

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