Women winning the battle of the sexes in
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Although many surveys have shown that gingivitis is more prevalent in males than in females, few studies have clearly explained what causes this difference. This study explains the sex difference in gingivitis based on the interaction between oral health behaviors and related factors such as knowledge, attitude, and lifestyle in young people. More
Postage meter and Profit-Builder Kit help
Dental practices leverage power of mail
Dental practices have the opportunity to experience benefits of the compact Neopost IJ-25 Postage Meter through a 90-day free trial offer that coincides with the launch of Neopost's free Dental Practice Profit-Builder Kit. The kit features helpful tips on using metered mail to lower costs, project a more professional image, sell new services and attract new patients.
At 15 pages, this new, full-color, 8.5 x 11-inch kit offers a how-to guide for growing a dental practice with mail; smart business reasons to use metered mail; tips for lowering mailing costs; a testimonial from a dentist currently using a postage meter; information about Neopost's dental-specific IJ-25 postage meter; ways to market a dental practice beyond mail; and a coupon for a 90-day FREE postage meter trial.
Designed for busy professional offices, the desktop mailing system is aimed at helping dental practices control postage costs and leverage the power of mail to grow business. The system helps dental staff weigh, rate, post and track mail while eliminating trips to the post office.
Learn more: www.neopostfordentists.com/kit, or by calling 1-800-624-7892.
Sheila Clancy — A dental assistant you should know!
I discovered the ADAA when I looked for an organization where I could interact with fellow dental assistants. In my area, I found a local and attended one of their meetings. I became an ADAA member in 1992. The first time that I attended an ADAA Annual Session, I was so impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the other delegates and officers carrying on the governance of our organization. That is a lasting memory for me. I have been active in the ADAA at the local and state level for over 19 years. More
Reviving your recare system
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Do you know how many patients you have in your practice that are really interested in dentistry? Whatever the number, this could be a sign that it's time to revive the recare system. During the time that your practice is not attracting as many new patients is the time to revive the recare program and shift the focus to your existing patients.
Editor's note: Although this article was originally published in September 2010, we believe to topic remains relevant. More
Unique approach to improve dental hygiene in dementia patients found
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A pilot study by a team of nurses has now found a tailored approach to improve dental hygiene in dementia patients. "Poor oral health can lead to pneumonia and cardiovascular disease as well as periodontal disease," said Rita A. Jablonski, even though these illnesses are not usually associated with the mouth. More
Radiation facts: Dangers of dental X-rays
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There are a number of people today concerned with the dangers of radiation exposure that is associated with having dental x-rays. There is an annual occupational exposure limit that has been set by the federal government. This limit is currently set at 5,000 mrem or millirems, which means that you can safely be exposed to any radiation limits that are below this level. 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