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You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd Annual Dental Assistant Day
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Mark your calendars! You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd Annual Dental Assistant Day at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Sponsored by the Second District of ADAA — New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Dental Assistant Associations — the event is being held from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 28 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. More

ADAA National President 1967-68 Moselle Comer
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Moselle M. Comer, CDA, Chesapeake, Virginia, died July 31. Ms. Comer was national president of the American Dental Assistants Association in 1967-68 and had been active with the association for 18 years prior to her inauguration. She was a life member of ADAA. She had been a member of the Tidewater DAS and the Virginia DAA holding every office in the local society and had been president and vice president of her state association. As an active member nationally, she had served as an ADAA District Trustee for four years , as a vice president and as chair of several committees. She also served on The Dental Assistant Journal staff for four years. Moselle also serve six years on the Certifying Board of ADAA , presently known as DANB, having served as chair for one year. More

The challenges of improving the oral health of adults with special needs
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A comprehensive study using electronic dental records to profile the oral health status of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) has concluded that access to specialized dental care alone is not sufficient to meet the community's substantial oral health needs. The findings, published as the cover article in the August issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, provide a foundation for further investigation into the significant oral health needs of adults with I/DD and the development of preventive oral health strategies. More

Enhance patient services through custom mouthguards
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Offering new services is an excellent way to grow the practice and attract new patients, especially in a slower economy. The challenge is finding those services that not only enhance patient care and generate additional revenue but also can be easily incorporated into the practice’s current systems. More

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Getting your shift together
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Depending on available resources, hygienists may not have the opportunity to harness information from scientific studies when they treat their patients. Sure, most hygienists want to do the right thing for their patients for the right reasons, but many hygienists do not have the tools to transform clinical research into practice. That said, whatever your situation, the onus is on you. More

The pros and cons of panoramic bitewings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Do panoramic bitewings offer enough advantages over intraoral bitewings to warrant using this extraoral method rather than the traditional approach? Some manufacturers and clinicians contend they do, but others say more peer-reviewed research is needed. More

Too much bottled water might harm children's teeth
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On grocery store shelves and kitchen counters alike, bottled water has become a staple of the American dietary landscape. But, some experts say it may contribute to diminished dental health. While most bottled water manufacturers declare that their products are 100 percent "pure," "clean" or "natural," few brands contain one ingredient that most Americans take for granted: fluoride. More

Social media for dental practices: no longer optional
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Social media is a billion dollar business. Facebook alone has a user base that would rank third in population if it were a country. Twitter sees 340 million tweets posted every day. Practices that harness the power of social media reach an audience far greater than the number influenced by traditional advertising. Unfortunately, few practice owners understand this power or its possibilities and miss out on the benefits. More

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Advertising studies show humorous treatment to dental commercials have better impact among viewers
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You can usually expect a clinical presentation with dental advertisements. Admittedly, most people make dental health less of a priority and this is probably why many of the dental commercials we see are serious and direct in this aspect. Dental professionals would prefer it if people take their dental health seriously. There are, however, few exceptions. More

Advanced dental management training
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Congratulations! You’ve just been promoted to office manager of your dental practice. What happens next? It is not uncommon for dentists to promote from within and make their dental assistant or receptionist an office manager. While you may have years of experience in the dental field, have you ever received formal management training that was geared for dental practices? And even if you’ve had management training, a good refresher is always a good idea, especially if you can earn continuing education credits. More

The oral health status of 4,732 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
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Two reports by the U.S. surgeon general noted the disproportionate impact of oral disease on and lack of oral health information regarding people with disabilities. In this retrospective study, the authors used clinical and demographic data from electronic dental records of 4,732 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who were receiving dental care through a state-supported system of dental clinics. More

Milwaukee will continue to fluoridate
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The Milwaukee Common Council voted to continue fluoridating the city's water supply, but to lower its fluoride level to 0.7 milligrams per liter, matching the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services new proposed fluoride level. The city's Common Council members endorsed a proposal directing the Milwaukee Water Works and the city's Health Department to work with the Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin to develop and provide notices to citizens about the potential risk fluoridated water poses to babies under six months of age who are exclusively fed infant formula reconstituted with fluoridated water as well as the benefits of fluoridation. More

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