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July 5, 2011
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Oral health affects risk for heart disease, stroke
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It's not just the desire for a picture-perfect smile that's driving people to the dentist and orthodontist these days. Dr. Heather Stamm, a Denver dentist, says that more of her patients are coming in for checkups because of health concerns. "There's been so much research showing that the mouth can cause so many other things in your body to go awry, so it's all kind of tied together," says Stamm. Though the research is still in its early stages, there is mounting evidence of a link between gum disease (periodontitis) and overall health, including an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and maybe even pre-term birth. More

Looking at the latest dental assistant salary figures
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The latest salary figures are out from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and once again it appears that working in our nation's capital is a good thing for your pocketbook. As was the case in 2009, dental assistants in Washington, D.C., were paid more than their counterparts from any other part of the country. More

Poor oral care may cause sexual problems
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The research, carried out on 70 male subjects, showed a correlation between gum disease and the ability to achieve an erection. The data indicates that as the severity of erectile dysfunction increased, so did the prevalence of chronic periodontitis (gum disease). Overall, more than four out of five men (81.8 percent) with severe erectile dysfunction had gum disease. More

Top 10 annoying office habits of alltime
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In Letterman-like fashion, I am presenting the most horrifying, offensive and incessant co-worker behaviors that infect the office and kill your productivity, writes blogger Jacqui Tom. More

Antimicrobial resistance on the rise
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the resistance of bacteria, viruses, and certain parasites to conventional treatments (antibiotics, antivirals, and antimalarials) to which they were formerly sensitive. AMR is primarily the result of the inappropriate dispensing and irrational use of these medicines, causing them to become ineffective. More

Top 5 tips for effective dental recall
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Keeping a full schedule is vital to maintaining a successful dental practice. One key to keeping a full schedule is performing effective dental recalls. Having worked in the dental recall industry for almost three years we have become very familiar with what it takes to make effective recalls to overdue patients, said blogger Jake Larsen. More

Ask Dr. Oz: Oral systemic connection, importance of flossing correctly
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A dentist in the audience at "The Dr. Oz Show" asks Dr. Mehmet Oz what the best thing is that she can tell her patients in terms of an oral systemic connection. Oz answers that there is indeed a very close association between oral disease and heart disease. Studies have found a direct link between heart disease and the bacteria that cause gum disease. We are constantly fighting a war inside our mouths with bacteria, and our immune system responds as if it's being traumatized, often forming clots accordingly. More

3 things every team member needs to know about the new patient experience
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Are you creating "raving fans" for your dental practice? If not, Dr. Tanya Brown shares ways to enhance the new patient experience that every team member needs to know. More
 
 

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