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The hidden attributes of the dental assistant
Inside Dental Assisting
The hidden attributes of the dental auxiliary are numerous; rapport with both patients and sales personnel can be motivating to the assistant and increase overall morale of the dental team. This will consequently increase efficiency, job performance, and loyalty to the practice.

ADAA President Elect Lori Paschall, CDA, CPFDA was interviewed for this article. Paschall, a dental assistant for almost 30 years who currently works as a regional account manager for Hu-Friedy, provides answers how important is it for a sales representative to forge a solid relationship with the assistant? And why is it important?
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Hydrogen peroxide in dentistry
RDH
Hydrogen peroxide is used safely and effectively in dentistry today. While its most common application involves tooth whitening, significant health benefits are documented using hydrogen peroxide to treat gingivitis and periodontitis.
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73 hepatitis C cases now reported in Oklahoma infection scandal
DrBicuspid
Oklahoma health officials now say 73 patients of Tulsa oral surgeon W. Scott Harrington, DMD, have tested positive for hepatitis C. Eight rounds of testing have identified three new cases of hepatitis C, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. In addition, five people have tested positive for hepatitis B and three have tested positive for HIV infections so far.
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First longitudinal study investigates link between oral health and kidney disease
Dental Tribune
Although previous medical research has shown that periodontal disease can affect major organs such as the heart, only a few studies have examined the link between gum infection and kidney disease. Now, U.S. researchers are about to begin a study to track the progression of kidney disease in patients receiving treatment for periodontal disease.
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How much will healthcare cost in retirement for dental professionals?
Dentistry IQ
Healthcare costs rank as one of retirees' biggest financial concerns. But the sooner you plan for this cost, the better you'll feel about your retirement security. Keep in mind, too, that the chances of those costs being offset by retiree healthcare insurance grow slimmer each year, as fewer and fewer employers extend healthcare benefits to retirees.
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2013 ADA Annual Session


The changing wisdom on wisdom teeth
USA Today
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often are misaligned and impacted – fully or partly stuck below the gum line – because they emerge late, at ages 17 to 25, after the jaw has stopped growing and other teeth have filled the mouth. … But parents, teens and young adults can expect a more nuanced message these days.
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Tongue patch surgery for rapid weight loss
Dentistry IQ
There is a dangerous weight loss fad in Beverly Hills,Calif., and it's not pretty. In order to lose as many as 30 pounds in a single month, patients are having postage-stamp size pieces of rough plastic sewn onto their tongues, making it impossible for them to eat. The plastic is attached with six stitches and left in place for up to one month.
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REMINDER: 2013 Annual Session Awards Nominations
DEADLINE IS JUNE 30


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.

For complete details and guidelines on all awards, visit: http://www.dentalassistant.org/Content/Details/ADAA-Awards


Forensic hiring: Put applicants 'under the microscope'
By Jan Keller
Hiring new staff members can be a daunting process, especially as the consequences of making a mistake are costly — in time, money and stress. It doesn't have to be that way. There are ways to put candidates "under the microscope" to make sure you choose the right person every time, and finally put an end to the mystery of the personnel revolving door most practices are familiar with. How? By using an easy four-step process for finding and integrating the right person for the job into your practice.
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The 8 Commitments to successful practice growth
Denistry iQ
Creating a growing and profitable practice has more to do with you as a leader than any other element. Too often, we rely on others to produce the results we desire. The key to making the process work starts at the top. You are the business owner and the leader. Your behaviors, your attitude, and your own accountability drive the company and its results.

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Tips for successfully integrating new products
By Jennifer Ireland
Henry Ford once said, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." For many dental teams, it is very easy to continue doing what they've always done. When I am out lecturing, or at meetings and conferences, I often hear clinicians say, "Why change what is working?" My response is this, "Yes, it may be working.

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Oklahoma bill to require permits for dental assistants
Dentistry IQ
A bill that would create the first oral surgery dental assistant permit in the country and require all dental assistants to have permits is awaiting the governor's signature. Senate Bill 684 comes months after Tulsa oral surgeon Dr. W. Scott Harrington was found to be using unsanitary equipment and poor infection-control procedures that could have exposed more than 7,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

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Conservative dentistry: Dental crowns or veneers?
WorlDental.org Dental Health Magazine
Conservative dentistry is when a professional will perform the type of dental treatment that is least invasive, but still gives perfect results. Many people with crowded teeth, or teeth with gaps or discolorations don't know what to choose: dental crowns or dental veneers?
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Cheese may prevent cavities
ScienceDaily
Consuming dairy products is vital to maintaining good overall health, and it's especially important to bone health. But there has been little research about how dairy products affect oral health in particular. However, according to a new study published in the May/June 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, consuming cheese and other dairy products may help protect teeth against cavities.
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ADAAF ANNOUNCES CONTEST FOR STATES
The contest, which started in January and goes through Sept. 15 — the state that contributes the most money to the Foundation during that time will win their entire delegate registrations paid by the ADAAF! Click here for more details!



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