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ADAA joins in 'Healthy Mouth, Health Lives' campaign
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Along with dozens of other dental organizations and media giants, American Dental Assistants Association has partnered with the Ad Council to bring oral health information to the American public.

A series of "sponsor" pages includes ADAA information about careers in dental assisting as well as continuing education for the dental assistant, a prime provide on the dental health team.

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A modern guide to temporization materials and techniques
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Dental assistants who are certified to place temporary restorations have a valuable role in the dental office. In order to maximize this role, assistants should stay continually informed on the materials and techniques available for temporization. The good news is that as materials advance, the assistant;s job becomes easier and more streamlined. With the right material and technique, assistants can create temporary restorations that closely resemble the final restoration in both esthetics and function. More

Poor oral health can mean missed school, lower grades
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Poor oral health, dental disease and tooth pain can put kids at a serious disadvantage in school, according to a new Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California study. "The Impact of Oral Health on the Academic Performance of Disadvantaged Children," appearing in the September 2012 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, examined nearly 1500 socioeconomically disadvantaged elementary and high school children in the Los Angeles Unified School District, matching their oral health status to their academic achievement and attendance records. More

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Starting a nationwide conversation on declining oral health
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According to a survey released by the Ad Council, less than half of parents report that their kids brush for the recommended two minutes twice a day. Untreated tooth decay affects 16 million children, and dentists know oral health has an impact on more than just teeth. The mouth is considered the gateway to a person's overall health, as poor oral health is often associated with obesity, diabetes and heart disease. More

Toothbrush monitors home hygiene care through smartphone app
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Healthcare is in the early stages of a major transformation, known as "digital health" or "quantified self." Consumers are becoming increasingly interested in using the devices in their pocket to improve their health. Health and wellness apps have been flooding iTunes and the Android Market for the past two years, and the latest trend is to track daily health-related activities via external gadgets like Jawbone's UP bracelet, the Zeo Sleep Manager, or Nike+ FuelBand. More

10 reasons to fluoridate
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The American Dental Association offered 10 Reasons to Fluoridate Public Water to participants in an Aug. 17 Capitol Hill forum on "Oral Health: Putting Teeth into the Health Care System." The document, 10 Reasons to Fluoridate Public Water, American Dental Association July 2012, is included among materials offered by the Alliance for Health Reform and posted the Alliance website. More

Brushing their teeth until Scooby-Doo says time's up
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The Advertising Council wants to encourage children to brush their teeth — by giving them something to watch while they do it. The plan is part of a new multimedia public service campaign to promote oral health among children, with support from the council and a coalition of over 30 dental organizations. More

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How safe is IV sedation dentistry?
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Sedation dentistry involves relaxing the individual with tranquilizers in order to calm their muscles and mind before starting the treatment. More

Disinfectant in toothpaste may impair muscle function
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Researchers have found that triclosan, an antimicrobial agent widely used in oral care products such as toothpaste and mouthwash, impairs muscle contraction at a cellular level. In tests on animals, they evaluated the effects of the chemical on muscle activity, using doses similar to those that people and animals may be exposed to in everyday life and discovered that it significantly slowed swimming in fish and reduced muscular strength in mice. More

FDA issues guidance on dental CBCT
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a new Web page designed to provide healthcare providers and the public with the latest information on the health and safety of dental cone-beam CT (CBCT). More

To be 6 again
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When it comes to communicating with your patients, whether in person or through the mail, the emphasis needs to remain on the importance of the person, not their dollars. Anytime a patient walks in the door at your office, a greeting to that person needs to be made, preferably calling them by name. Acknowledgement is recognition. Today we are all so concerned with saving time that a simple phone call seems to take too much of it. Communication is key to building and maintaining a rapport with your patients. More

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