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Scientific Studies on Proper Denture Care Released
from Dental Assisting Digest
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare has released several new scientific studies that address the importance of proper denture care. The studies tested several GSK denture care products and addressed issues such as minimizing fungal and bacterial attachment and activity on dentures, reducing food-related denture stains, as well as enhancing a proper denture fit to increase patient satisfaction. More

A Dental Assistant You Should Know!
from ADAA
Marthann Dafft is celebrating five decades as a dental assistant professional. Dafft takes a moment to reflect on the past 50 years, while offering this advise to others interesting in becoming a dental assistant: "Enjoy and love your work. Go with it as a profession and a career not just as a 9-5 job. Gain as much experience as you can, be active in your local/national association. Learn to problem solve and again, truly enjoy your profession." More

Obama Begins Health Care Push
from USA Today
President Obama, faced with dimming prospects that Congress will meet his August deadline to pass health care legislation, steps into the chaotic debate this week to push Congress to act and reassure Americans that they will not end up paying more for less. More

Obesity Linked to Oral Bacterial Infection?
from Science Daily
A scientific team from The Forsyth Institute has discovered new links between certain oral bacteria and obesity. In a recent study, the researchers demonstrated that the salivary bacterial composition of overweight women differs from non-overweight women. This preliminary work may provide clues to interactions between oral bacteria and the pathology of obesity. This research may help investigators learn new avenues for fighting the obesity epidemic. More

Columbus Dental Assistant Wins Gold
from the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Ashley Mills says when she was a girl she loved going to the dentist. "The dental assistants were all so pretty and friendly," Mills says. "They looked like they were having so much fun. I wanted to be one of them." This week she will be. More

American Dental Association, The Forsyth Institute Collaborate to Pilot Evidence-Based Dentistry Training Course
The American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry and The Forsyth Institute announce the offering of an intensive, five-day training course in evidence-based principles and tools, including systematic reviews and applications for clinical decision making. The collaborative "ADA/Forsyth EBD Course" scheduled from Oct. 19 to 23 at Forsyth headquarters in Boston, will link the evidence-based dentistry initiatives of the ADA with the breadth and depth of Forsyth's scientific research. The interactive course will include a pre-assignment and multiple hands-on activities throughout the week. More

Adults Find Braces that Fit their Lifestyle and Improve their Smiles
from The Ann Arbor News
Children aren't the only ones who can benefit from orthodontics. If you're an adult, it's not too late to correct problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, incorrect jaw position, or jaw-joint disorders. The American Association of Orthodontists says a growing number of adults fit braces into their lifestyle. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is an adult. More

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