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The importance of talking about mouthguards in the dental practice
modernhygienist.com via Dental Products Report
According to the American Dental Association, more than 200,000 injuries could be prevented each year if an athlete was wearing a mouthguard. With this statistic in mind, Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, believes there is an opportunity for dental practices throughout the nation to "do well by doing good." In this article's video, Turchetta talks about the various kinds of mouthguards available, as well as the importance of dental professionals talking to parents and student-athletes as the beginning of the school year creeps closer.
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Top human resource mistakes: Failure to keep good records
Henry Schein Dental Business Solutions
When it comes to recordkeeping, doctors are typically diligent at maintaining patient records since these records can be used in defense against malpractice cases. Unfortunately, many doctors fail to take the same precaution with employee documents. In fact, some dentists are not even aware that there are required employee documents that must be obtained and kept for certain periods of time.
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How dental assistants can turn 'suction into production'
Dental Practice Management
For Angela Guanzini, RDA, CDD, it's all about dental assistants turning "suction into production" in the dental practice. "I recently had a chance to sit down with Guanzini, the founder of NinjaDentistry.com, and talk about different ways that dental assistants could empower themselves and truly grasp the idea that dental assisting is a career, not just a stepping stone," writes Kevin Henry, editorial director for Advanstar Dental Media.
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Jenn's vision: A true lesson in best practices
Dentistry IQ
When you choose to practice infection control at the highest standards, when you incorporate best practices beyond what is required by law, you never know who you could be impacting. You never know the outcome that you may have avoided. For Jenn, it started as just another day. She was squeezing in a root canal between work and going home to take care of the kids. As she sat in the chair, thinking about grocery lists and errands to run, she watched the clinicians do their job through the noise of the drill.
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Good online sources for child caries
RDH
Lory Laughter, RDH, BS, practices clinically in Napa, California and is owner of Dental IQ, says: "We have all been in the situation of overhearing a conversation that does not involve us, yet we know our input is greatly needed. Our dental knowledge and science-based insight might not be sought at that moment, but sharing it is vital to our sense of sparing the world of dental disease. This very thing happened to me in line at the grocery store, and as hard as I tried, I could not keep quiet."
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Confusion over best way to brush teeth, study finds
BBC News
Advice on the best way to brush teeth for adults and children is confusing and inconsistent, according to University College London researchers. There is also a lack of agreement on how often to brush and for how long, they said, because of an absence of good research. The researchers looked at advice given by dental associations, toothbrush companies and in dental textbooks.
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Chasing the whale
RDH
The top three issues facing the future of the dental practice, according to many experts, are new patients, retention, and treatment planning. Of these, retention (recall/recare) is the one that most directly affects both the hygienist and the overall practice. For many years, "recall" has been initiated by contacting patients through postcards, letters, and phone calls. This recall/recare system has not been effective in producing sufficient retention of patients in today's economy.
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Lead in teeth reveals a body's origin
Medical News Today
Our teeth can reveal where we grew up, according to a new study that says as our tooth enamel develops, it locks in the isotope composition of the lead we have been exposed to in childhood. And as human activity that generates lead pollution varies around the world, so do the profiles of lead isotopes in the environment.
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Dentist won't throw out lab models. What to do?
Dentistry IQ
QUESTION: How do you deal with the models from lab work after insertion? My dentist insists on keeping the bags in case we need to send the crown(s) back for more contact, repair, etc. This makes sense, but it really piles up! Help!
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Periodontal therapy may save patients over $5,000 per year
Dental Tribune
A number of studies have linked periodontitis to systemic diseases, such as diabetes, and complications in pregnancy. Now, new research has provided additional evidence that receiving treatment for periodontal disease may result in reduced health care costs and fewer hospitalizations for pregnant patients and individuals with certain chronic conditions.
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Viewing dentistry in a new light
Medical Xpress
Dental X-rays expose patients to radiation, require time to process, and can only "see" a limited amount inside the mouth. Now new optical techniques developed by UC San Francisco's Daniel Fried, Ph.D., use light to take instantaneous digital images that can provide a better picture of our teeth and could one day zap cavities with pinpoint precision.

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Blood test could predict oral cancer recurrence
Live Science
A new blood and saliva test that looks for traces of the human papillomavirus (HPV) can predict whether some people with oral cancers will have their cancer come back, early research suggests. It helps to know as soon as possible that cancer has returned, because tumors that are caught early are easier to treat.

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Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
ScienceDaily
Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a "triple-threat" of permanent damage to young people's teeth.
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