American Dental Assistants Association Introduces the ADAA Online 24/7|
The American Dental Assistants Association announced today it has partnered with MultiBriefs to create the new ADAA Online 24/7, a free, opt-in e-mail resource providing comprehensive weekly news briefings of the weekís top dental health care industry stories.
Each edition of the ADAA Online 24/7 contains articles gathered from an expansive list of sources, including The Associated Press, USA Today, and leading industry publications. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, the ADAA Online 24/7 will be delivered to the inboxes of ADAA members and other dental assisting professionals, keeping subscribers informed of topics and trends that enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public.
The ADAA Online 24/7 is a great way to keep informed. The electronic publication can be easily read in your office, home, or via your mobile phone or PDA. Archived issues and an RSS feed will also be made available.
Want to see more? Here are some examples of the articles that would appear in the ADAA Online 24/7.
It Might Be Time to Shut Your Mouth to Mercury
from the Washington Post
Chew on this: The fillings in your teeth might be hazardous to your health and that of the planet. Millions of Americans have cavity fillings made of amalgam, a blend of about 50 percent mercury, a neurotoxin, plus tin, silver and other metals. Although they've been widely used for more than 150 years, some people say amalgam fillings can emit mercury, causing damage to the brain, kidneys or nervous system.
Nanostructures Improve Bone Response to Titanium Implants
from Science Daily
After 40 years of research and development, titanium is currently the most frequently used biomaterial in oral implantology, and titanium-based materials are often used to replace lost tissue in several parts of the body. More
Dental Stem Cells Could Take Bite Out of Illnesses
from The Eagle-Tribune
The tooth fairy may be looking for a new line of work in the not-so-distant future. Scientists now are able to extract stem cells from dental pulp and are currently researching the use of these cells for illnesses such as muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease. More
Where the Teeth Bite
from Menís Health Magazine
The best teeth in the United States are found in Madison, Wis., Nashville, Tenn., and Raleigh, N.C., while the worst are in Lubbock, Texas. Three other cities in the Lone Star state ─ El Paso, San Antonio and Dallas ─ are also in the bottom 15 cities, according to a recent study in Menís Health magazine. More
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
from HealthDay News via the Washington Post
Babies born to women with low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy may be at increased risk for tooth enamel defects and early childhood tooth decay, a Canadian study finds. Researchers at the University of Manitoba analyzed the vitamin D levels of 206 women in their second trimester of pregnancy and found only 21 (10.5 percent) of the women had adequate vitamin D levels. The women's levels of vitamin D were related to the frequency of milk consumption and prenatal vitamin use. More
3D Images fom Hand-held Scanner Offer Precise Fit in Dental Work
from Science Daily
Prosthodontists use a new digital technology that creates a 3D image of patients' teeth, eliminating the need for messy molds. A hand-held scanner takes digital pictures of a patient's damaged and surrounding teeth. The three-dimensional images are then displayed on a screen, and then sent electronically to a lab that creates a final, more precise fitting crown. More