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More research finds little evidence of dental x-ray/cancer link
DrBicuspid
Concerns about a possible relationship between dental x-rays and cancer of the oral mucosa, salivary glands, and other tissues in the head and neck region were raised last year after an epidemiological study published in the journal Cancer claimed to have found a link between frequent bitewing x-ray exposure and increased risk of developing meningioma.
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A preview of the salary survey
Dental Assisting Digest via Dentistry IQ
Here is your first look at the annual Dental Assisting Digest salary survey. We asked dental assistants around the country to tell us about the salaries and benefits and, so far, 820 have responded. Here is a quick overview of the responses.
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Are you treating team members like children when you reward them?
Dentistry IQ
One of leaderships' hot topics is motivation. Specifically, are you treating team members like children when you reward them? This would seem counter intuitive. Isn't it good to reward folks? Doesn't the shopping spree game inspire teams to preblock? Doesn't the marble game motivate team members to ask for more referrals? Yet a startling conclusion reached by two respected authors indicates the rewards hurt more than they help.
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Expectant mothers' periodontal health vital to health of her baby
ScienceDaily
When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology urge pregnant women to maintain periodontal health as well. Research has indicated that women with periodontal disease may be at risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such giving birth to a pre-term or low-birth weight baby, reports the AAP and EFP.
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Study: Stroke risk similar among men and women smokers worldwide
Inside Dental Assisting
Smoking cigarettes may cause similar stroke risks for men and women, but women smokers may be at greater risk for a more deadly and uncommon type of stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
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Precious beverage kills gum disease bacteria
Dental Health Magazine
Tea is one of the most delicious and popular beverages on Earth, consumed by people of all ages, all over the world. Now the good news is scientists have brought to light that regular tea consumption helps maintain a healthy smile for longer.
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Dentist who bought John Lennon's molar wants to use it to clone him
Dentistry IQ
Just when you think you've heard it all, something else comes along to catch out attention. Remember when Canadian dentist Dr. Michael Zuk bought John Lennon's decayed molar for $31,000 at an auction back in 2011? The tale continued to unfold when the tooth was turned into a necklace, then sent on a tour of dental practices in the U.K. to promote oral cancer awareness.
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Social media platforms ask dental patients to consider 'What's in Their Mouths'
Dentalaegis
Dental patients have more to worry about than flossing and brushing daily – the restorations they put in their mouths have a direct impact on their overall health. As a result, the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is promoting transparency in dentistry and the role and value of trained dental technicians with the release of its new website and social media outlets. NADL will use its new website and social media platforms to serve as the foundation for its ongoing public awareness campaign, "What’s In Your Mouth?"
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Is the future of dentistry a family affair?
Dental Economics
With the growing trend of general dentists becoming "family dentists" and treating both adults and children, it might appear that way. General dentists are increasingly eager and able to take on children as patients. There are many reasons fueling this trend.

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Reputation management is key for your practice
By Jessica Taylor
Whether you're a small or major practice, you live or die by your reputation. Reputation management is the process of identifying what other people are saying or feeling about you or your business, and taking steps to ensure that the general consensus is in line with your goals.

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Dental spending
Dental Economics
The U.S. is emerging – albeit slowly – from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. At the same time, the health care system is on the verge of unprecedented reform. The Affordable Care Act, with its triple aim of improving the health of the population, enhancing the patient experience, and reducing cost will usher in a sea change in how health care is financed and delivered.

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Engage your patients online
American Dental Association
Twenty to 30 percent of website traffic comes from patients on mobile devices. Be sure your patients have an engaging and streamlined experience on any mobile device.
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Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of ADAA 24/7, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of ADAA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics and payment.
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ADAAF ANNOUNCES CONTEST FOR STATES


The contest, which started in January and goes through Sept. 15 — the state that contributes the most money to the Foundation during that time will win their entire delegate registrations paid by the ADAAF! Click here for more details!



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