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Aug. 9, 2011
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A dental assistant you should know
American Dental Assistants Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Christina Rodriguez is a dental assistant you should know — Since I was a little girl, I loved going to the dentist. I always asked many questions when I went and knew that dental assisting is the career that I was meant to have. Now that I am older, I am able to have a career that I enjoy. I attended Broward College because, based on the options in my area, they had the best overall rated program. Broward is thorough in the scope of their education and is CODA accredited. That was very important to me in selecting a school and I feel that I picked the best option for me. The instructors at Broward College definitely enhanced my learning experience. Throughout the year, the instructors sat down with me and answered any questions I had or showed me how do perform a specific duty I needed clarified. More

Are dental appliances a source for bad breath?
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According to Colgate, there are approximately 3 million Americans and Canadians who wear dental braces and twice as many who wear mouth guards and retainers. Then, according to the Dental Economics approximately 37 million Americans wear dentures. These data automatically reflect that orthodontics is a very important dental medical field, but it also means that there might be a few million out there who struggle with the bad breath issue. More

Electric toothbrush not better than manual toothbrush
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A survey involving a group of independent dentists found that many dentists are uncomfortable with their profession's relationship with some dental products and their marketing companies. One product endorsement that seemed to bother the dentists the most is in the area of electronic toothbrushes. More

Humanitarian providing care in Nicaragua
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IMAHelps has assembled a team of more than 80 doctors, surgeons, nurses, dentists and support personnel for a 10-day medical mission to Estelí, Nicaragua. "This will be our largest medical mission since we started organizing medical humanitarian missions 11 years ago," said Ines Allen, president and co-founder of Rancho Mirage-based IMAHelps. More

Sports Dentistry
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With athletes losing an estimated 5 million teeth every year from playing the sports they love, dental assistants have a huge opportunity to be the team hero in the esthetic zone. Sports dentistry devotes itself to the treatment of athletes for injury prevention or the treatment of injuries sustained in athletic competition. More

Study: Mouthwash decreases expectant mothers' chances of delivering prematurely
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Expectant mothers who have gum disease are less likely to deliver their babies prematurely if they use mouthwash throughout their pregnancy, a new study suggests. Pregnant women with gum disease, also called periodontal disease, are known to have more "preemies" than women with healthy gums. More

Teeth whitening: Going to the dentist vs. at-home treatments
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"Bleaching your teeth is probably one of the most significant changes that you can make," says general and cosmetic dentist Dr. Arthur Glosman. "But whenever you're going to do any type of teeth whitening, it's always best to get some kind of consultation with your dentist first." However, what are the advantages of having your dentist do it as compared to doing it yourself? More

The US budget crisis could affect dental care for millions
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was put into place to authorize additional spending of money needed to help American citizens better care for their teeth. However, with Congress currently butting heads in an effort to cut trillions of dollars out of the budget in order to raise the nation's debt ceiling, the PPACA could be in serious jeopardy. More

Young people risking their oral health
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Young people are putting their oral health at risk. The figures show that nearly half of 11- to 15-year-olds have consumed alcohol and 27 percent of youngsters admit to smoking — a proportion which is higher than the adult population. A doctor warned that smoking increases the risk of gum disease, the most common oral health disease. More

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