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July 27, 2010
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Best states to be a dental assistant
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For two consecutive years, Minnesota reigned as the "best state to be a dental assistant." However, the third time was not a charm for the state with 10,000 lakes. Using a new scoring system with new criteria, New Hampshire now holds the top spot in Dental Assisting Digest™'s annual "best state" survey. Tied for seventh in last year's poll, New Hampshire finished in the top 10 in eight of the 12 categories this year, sending Minnesota to a second-place finish. More

Water fluoridation receives approval from most US regions
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As a result of the growing number of people with little or no dental insurance, some cities are working towards adding fluoride to their water supplies. This initiative, which is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association, would provide daily dental care treatments to all residents. More

HIV testing at the dentist's office
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President Obama recently launched a new national initiative to fight HIV and AIDS. The key to better treatment and longer survival is early detection, but most people have never been tested. Imagine walking in to your dentist to get your teeth cleaned … and walking out knowing your HIV status.

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When blacksmiths were dentists
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Growing your own teeth from stem cells might seem blue-sky thinking, but dentists are confident this will become a reality within the next 50 years. It all seems a far cry from the days when just pulling a tooth was fraught with danger and when barbers, wig makers and even blacksmiths would dabble in dentistry. More

Bruxism — the signature diagnosis of the great recession
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As a result of the less than favorable economic situation, Americans are reporting unprecedented levels of stress. Stress can be devastating to your patients' overall health and well-being, but do they realize it can also wreak havoc on their oral health? According to the American Dental Association, about 95 percent of Americans suffer from bruxism or nighttime teeth grinding at some point in their lives. And about 15 percent to 20 percent of the population can be considered chronic sufferers. Although no study exists showing a direct relationship between bruxism and the recession, the dental professional community agrees it has seen a pronounced increase in stress-related teeth grinding over the last three years … so much so that many dentists are referring to bruxism as the "signature diagnosis of the great recession." More

Early dental visits may provide long-term benefits for young patients
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When it comes to dental care, new parents may be unsure about when to begin emphasizing the importance of oral hygiene. Parents may also be curious as to when they should first bring their child to the dentist. Today's pediatric dentists recommend parents should bring their children to the dentist sooner rather than later. More



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