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June. 7, 2011
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Rose Schmeichel — A dental assistant you
should know

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I went to college and majored in business. After I got married, my husband and I moved to our hometown, where there was an opening at the only dentist office. I assumed I could be the receptionist, but the office only had one assistant so I had to quickly learn many responsibilities. I was secretary, bookkeeper, assistant, x-rays developer and floor scrubber. When I moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1959 my co-worker Evelyn Boese, who was very dedicated to dental assisting, encouraged me to join the local and state association, and the ADAA. Her dedication made me smitten with the profession. More

Reminder: 2011 Annual Session Awards & Nominations Deadline
Is June 30

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New Member Involvement Award – To a member who has shown the most outstanding achievement in promoting the objectives of ADAA.

ADAA President's Award of Excellence - To a member who has shown the most outstanding achievements in promoting ADAA (underwritten by Henry Schein) $500.

Loyal Assistant Award - To a member who has demonstrated loyalty as well as longevity in service to their employer; need not be present to win.

ADAA/Sunstar Americas Pride Awards - Presented to a member who believes in loyalty to self as well as the profession of dental assisting, Categories include: Clinical Assistant, Business/Administrative Assistant, Educator and Federal Services; $250 plus a donation of $250 to the ADAA Foundation in the name of the recipient.

ADA Foundation Dental Assisting Scholarship Winner
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CONGRATULATIONS goes to Jayne Marie Tripoli – ADAA Student member from Orlando Tech School (Instructor/ ADAA Past President: Cindy Bradley, CDA EFDA CDPMA MADAA) for receiving the ADA Foundation's Dental Assisting Scholarship for $1000!


The ABCDE'S of hepatitis
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Why is it important to know about hepatitis in dental practice? Understanding the various kinds of hepatitis viruses and how they are transmitted can assist the dental team in providing proper care, as well as serve a reminder of the importance of using proper infection control. For example, the only reported case of patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis B virus that occurred in a dental office was linked to improper or incomplete removal of blood on patient items. More

Bleachorexia: When teeth are never white enough

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The American obsession with dental hygiene has taken an ironic turn over the past decade. In an attempt to have the bright, white, healthy-looking smile of the stars, many consumers are bleaching their teeth into oblivion. Dentists call this addiction to whitening "bleachorexia," calling the overbleachers "bleach junkies." More

Which method is best in treating dental anxiety?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dental anxiety is an issue that researchers are quite preoccupied with in the latest period. In a study which has been published recently in "Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics" scientists have tried to come up with different alternatives to treat dental anxiety. According to the findings, cognitive behavioral therapy is a much better method than hypnosis, among the alternatives to general anesthesia. More

Bruxism and TMJ disorder — Main differences and symptoms
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Several studies have proved that bruxism is a condition that affects around 10 percent to 50 percent of the population worldwide, whether on a temporary or permanent basis. Bruxism is a condition strongly linked to the subconscious; therefore it is very difficult to control it. More

Gum disease tied to worsening rheumatoid arthritis
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Recent laboratory findings from Australia have shown a strong correlation between gum disease and worsening signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. More

The American Dental Assistants Association is calling for nominations
for Officers/Trustees
Nominations Deadline: June 30

Do you or someone you know demonstrate leadership and great communication skills in the field of dental assisting?

Nominations are due on June 30. Nominee must be an active ADAA member.

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Positions available

Second District Trustee – serving NY, NJ, PA
Third District Trustee – serving DE, DFC, MD, OH, VA, WV
Sixth District Trustee – serving IL, IN, MI
Ninth District Trustee – serving AR, LA, OK, TX

President Elect
Vice President

The elected officer/trustee must be available to be installed at the President's Gala on Thursday, Oct 13, at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
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For more information on position/duties, contact ADAA Central Office.


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