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OSAP on breaches in infection control in the dental office
Inside Dental Assisting
The serious infection control breaches at dental offices in Oklahoma and Colorado have raised major concerns with patients. After the media attention fades in such cases, the burden lies on dental professionals to reassure patients that infection control and patient safety are number one priorities in dental offices.
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Team morale suffers when dentist is constantly late
Denistry IQ
QUESTION: Our dentist is always late every morning and coming back from lunch. His idea is that if he has a well-trained team it is OK for the boss to arrive later than he expects us to be there. What can we do to let our boss know that his lateness is not doing anything for the office morale? We too have children to get off to school in the mornings, but we are expected to ALWAYS be on time no matter what else may be going on in our personal lives. He uses taking his children to school as his early morning excuse. As for lunch, he feels that making patients wait for him makes him look more valued, or so he says.
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Gum disease causes and risk factors
Dental Health Magazine
Gum disease is caused by the heavy and consistent buildup of plaque and tartar. However, there are plenty of other factors which can play an important role in the development of gum disease. Know about these, and safeguard your oral health.
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Affordable Care Act, dental benefits examined
American Dental Association
The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," shorthanded as the ACA and as this series of reports will refer to it, has the potential to reshape health care in America. Expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery and significant changes in the financing of healthcare are among the expectations of ACA legislators and regulators.
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The 7 deadly sins of a dental staff performance shortfall
Dentistry IQ
How often have you awoken from a sound sleep because of a nightmare about one of your employees? As your heart races, you think dark thoughts such as, "She hates me," "She needs a therapist," or "There is nothing I can do so I'll just have to live with this until she leaves the practice."
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New dentist has poor presentation skills, confuses patients
Dentistry IQ
QUESTION: Our passive dentist gives patients so many treatment choices that patients leave the office confused. How can we help our dentist have a bit more confidence in presenting treatment? We know he's young, but his case acceptance is very poor and we know why. Most of the team members who were with the older, previous owner have 20 or more years of experience, and he has five.
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A successful website: 8 ways to get visitors to stick around
By Andrea Fischetti
When people land on your website, how much are they really engaging with your content? If you use Google Analytics, you should be able to make informed decisions about your website: knowing how much time people spend there, what pages they stay on or leave from and whether they return.
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Why sharks don't get cavities
The Atlantic
Sharks live lives that are, to human sensibilities, mostly unenviable. The creatures are constantly moving. They are hunted by predators far higher than they are on the food chain. They are often made to dine on manmade trash

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In nursing homes, an epidemic of poor dental hygiene
The New York Times
Katherine Ford visited her father, Dean Piercy, a World War II veteran with dementia, at a nursing home in Roanoke, Va., for months before she noticed the dust on his electric toothbrush. His teeth, she found, had not been brushed recently, so she began doing it herself after their lunches together.

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Illegal dental assistant activities
RDH
A friend began working for my boss four months ago. She is an RDA with coronal polishing on her license. Prior to working here, she worked at a pediatric dental practice for a few years. My dentist realized she could "clean" teeth and is now allowing her to perform more than 20 prophies a month.

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Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis improves periodontal treatment
Medical News Today
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of chronic periodontitis patients showed that treatment with Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis as an adjunct to standard treatment significantly improved efficacy by 53 percent. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis as an adjunct to scaling and root planing, which is the standard treatment, in chronic periodontitis patients.
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Study: Gut bacteria found in mouth can trigger colorectal cancer
Fox News
A type of gut bacteria found in the mouth may ultimately lead to the onset of colorectal cancer by manipulating the body’s immune response, Medical News Today reported. Two new studies published this week in the journal Cell Host & Microbe highlighted a particular species of bacteria called Fusobacteria nucleatum. Researchers had previously found large quantities of Fusobacteria from the mouth in tissues taken from colorectal cancer patients. However, it was not yet known whether these bacteria actually caused the disease.
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New technique may help dental phobia patients
Dental Health Magazine
Statistically, more than 50 percent of the dental anxiety or phobia patients are afraid of that initial sedation injection that is needed before a drilling, an extraction, or any other more complex dental work.
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