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Aug. 24, 2010
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LeslieCanham — A dental assistant you should know
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My father is a dentist, so I started out in dental assisting as an after-school job. I mainly had on-the-job training for my education, but I later went to a local dental assisting program when I was preparing for the RDA exam. I have never stopped learning and continue my education mainly with courses on infection control and OSHA requirements. I have enjoyed three types of careers in dentistry. The first career was working in dentistry as a chairside assistant, receptionist and office manager. The second was opening and operating an employment agency for dental personnel. The third is my current position as a speaker, trainer and consultant. More

ADAA Education Department releases NEW & UPDATED courses!
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The truth about meth, a devastating and addictive drug
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On the street it's known as meth, speed, ice, chalk, crank, fire, glass or crystal. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that wreaks havoc on the entire body, including the user's oral health. Approximately 10 million Americans have tried methamphetamine, while more than 1.4 million are habitual users. As the effects of methamphetamine use are devastating, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) wants to educate the public about this destructive drug. More

Eco-Dentistry Association urges dental practices to reduce usage of single-use products
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The widespread use of disposable dental supplies perpetuates the United States' dependency on petroleum, according to the Eco-Dentistry Association, an international association promoting environmentally sound practices in dentistry. Single-use plastics, such as chair covers and sterilization pouches, are made from oil. The EDA points out that environmentalism are not just about turning off the lights. Many dental practitioners don't think about the "embodied energy" hiding in everyday dental supplies. More

Ensure your tween maintains good oral care
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In between a child and a teenager, your tween may be beginning to show a move toward independence. These preadolescent years, between the ages of 10-13 children begin to have a more developed sense of the future and the effects of their actions today. This is a great time to emphasize healthy oral care habits. Tweens and teens can be tough on their teeth. They may be so busy with school activities, after-school clubs, athletics and other social events that they may forget to brush their teeth. More

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Fighting tooth decay with 'sugar'
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If there's one thing that all dentists have in common, it's that they regularly see young patients with tooth decay. Roughly 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had decay in their primary teeth, while approximately 32 percent of children ages 9 to 11 have decay in their permanent teeth. More

Sedation and general anesthesia practices in US dentistry vary widely
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A wide variation has been found in the training for and practice of sedation and general anesthesia within the dental profession in the United States. Safe, effective pain and anxiety control techniques are an essential part of dentistry. A survey designed to be a snapshot of common practices provides insight into this limited area of research. More

Imagine this: Neglecting your teeth may lead to Alzheimer's
The Orange County Register via Belleville News-Democrat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dr. Henry Chiang, a Newport Beach, Calif., dentist who has launched a 2010 Oral Health Campaign for Seniors, wants to make seniors more aware of gum disease and denture care. His effort comes at the same time that New York University dental researchers have found the first long-term evidence that periodontal (gum) disease could increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer's disease in healthy individuals as well as those already impaired. The NYU study offers fresh evidence that gum inflammation might contribute to brain inflammation, neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's. More

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