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Latest dental trends from across the US
Dentistry IQ
This whitepaper is based on real-time benchmarking data from thousands of opt-in practices and shows the trends from January 2013 to May 2013. … About 12 percent of practices make less than $250,000 adjusted production per year, and 12 percent make between $1.5 million and $2 million. In other words, the distribution is not toward high-end or low-end practices. About 50 percent of practices make less than $850,000 per year.
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Iowa court upholds dentist's firing of female dental assistant
DrBicuspid.com
The Iowa Supreme Court reaffirmed its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired his female dental assistant because he found her too attractive and was worried her presence in his practice was a threat to his marriage. The court upheld its December 2012 decision, when the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. James H. Knight, DDS, of Fort Dodge hired 20-year-old dental assistant Melissa Nelson in 1999, shortly after she graduated from community college. Nelson worked for Knight for more than 10 years.
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CDC study analyzes H7N9 viruses' disease characteristics and transmissibility
Inside Dental Assisting
A study published in Nature by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers presents findings from animal studies conducted by CDC to better understand the transmissibility and disease characteristics of influenza A (H7N9) viruses isolated in China in late March. Understanding the properties of H7N9 viruses that contribute to human disease and the capacity of these viruses to spread between people is a critical component of the public health response to this emerging disease threat.
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Researchers investigate neurobehavioral effects of dental amalgam fillings
Dental Tribune International
Researchers have discovered that common genetic variants of metallothionein, a protein that has the capacity to bind heavy metals, increase susceptibility of children to mercury toxicity from dental amalgam and other sources. In a study of 330 children, they found that boys carrying the variants were more prone to neurobehavioral deficits associated with mercury.
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Easy tips to ensure your dental practice gets paid on time — and in total — for treatment
By Jan Keller
In the current economic environment, the collection of accounts receivable becomes more of a challenge each day. There are several easy steps to take, however, that can help. This article takes a look at a few that you can implement easily and quickly in your dental practice.
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Chemotherapy effects on dental health
Dental Health Magazine
Patients who are under cancer treatment with chemotherapy should be extremely careful because several dental health side effects can occur. Right before starting chemotherapy, it is important to go through a thorough dental checkup, so that the dentist can keep track of your dental health as you are going on with the chemotherapy treatment.
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The evolution of polishing and finishing systems
DrBicuspid.com
The concept of finishing and polishing dental restorations to achieve a smooth surface dates back as far as Pierre Fauchard, a French physician known as the father of modern dentistry. Since that time, technological advances in dental materials, coupled with consumer demand for more natural-looking restorations, has resulted in an increasing array of abrasive wheels, cups, points, strips, carbides, disks, diamonds, and pastes to finish restorative materials.
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Nasal spray could soon replace needles in the dentist's chair
AFP via New York Daily News
Painful injections in the dentist's chair could soon become a thing of the past. Researchers from the University of Buffalo have devised a nasal spray that could replace needles for most procedures.

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Fluoridation remains controversial
Inside Dentistry
This year marked the 68th anniversary of water fluoridation in the United States, but not all communities embrace the practice. On May 21, Portland, Ore., voted down a measure that sought to begin fluoridation of the water supply.

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Certain number of dental X-rays increases thyroid cancer risk
Dental Health Magazine
In order to maintain a good oral health, regular dental checkups that include dental X-rays are of primordial importance. However, scientists warn that a certain number of dental X-rays increase greatly the risk for developing thyroid cancer.

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Study sheds new light on link between perio disease, ED
DrBicuspid.com
A growing body of research points to a link between chronic periodontal disease and erectile dysfunction, and the common thread appears to be related to inflammation. A study published in 2011 in the Journal of Periodontology found that ED and chronic periodontitis share common risk factors. In 2012, a study in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology also confirmed an association between chronic periodontitis and ED.
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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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