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Sept. 1, 2009
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A Dental Assistant You Should Know!
from ADAA
"I wouldn’t change a thing. I love dental assisting and it’s been rewarding. I have met many friends who live all over the country. I’ve learned from other people and assistants who have helped me grow," said Cora Lee, when ask what she would have changed during her career as a dental assistant. More

Back to School Special: Measuring Progress, Realizing Quality & Instant Results Online
from the American Dental Assistants Association
Back to School Special: Evaluating progress, recognizing excellence & instantaneous results online-all in one place! No testing fees, no other hidden fees, get your quality continuing education and stay ahead of the curve with back-to-school savings from ADAA! More

MicroRNA in Human Saliva May Help Diagnose Oral Cancer
from Science Daily
Researchers continue to add to the diagnostic alphabet of saliva by identifying the presence of at least 50 microRNAs that could aid in the detection of oral cancer, according to a report in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. More


ADAA has developed a group page on the popular social networking site Facebook. Networking has never been so easy! Interested members can go to and search ADAA – American Dental Assistants Association. (If you do not have a facebook account, sign up is free and easy!) Develop a page for your state or chapter!

Contact Nancy Rodriguez for assistance.

HHS Issues Rule on Patient Privacy Breaches
from ADA
The ADA is preparing guidance to help dentists comply with the Department of Health and Human Service's interim final rule effective later this month that regulates when and how they must notify patients if their health care information has been exposed in a security breach. Hospitals, doctors and other health care organizations covered under HIPAA are covered by the new rule. The rule takes effect on Sept. 23. More

More Than Four Out of Five Dentists Surveyed Reveal That Texting During Dental Treatment a Common Problem
from Medical News Today
More than four out of five dentists surveyed by the Chicago Dental Society revealed that patients send and receive text messages on their cell phones while receiving dental care. The survey was conducted between July 16-25 via e-mail and among dentists in the Chicago Dental Society's Facebook Fan Page. More

Complex Dental Treatment Down
from The Press Association
There has been a fall in the number of complex dental treatments being carried out in England, new figures show. While the overall number of treatments has risen by more than a million in the last year, those for procedures like bridges and root canals has been dropping. The 2008/09 figures showed a huge drop in some treatments compared with 2003/04, the period before a new dental contract was introduced. More

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