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Sept. 7, 2010
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Heather Strobel — A dental assistant you should know
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I originally went to college for a business degree in marketing, but the economy took a bad turn so I had to switch my major. I knew I wanted to work in health care so I could help people. My Aunt Dawn is a Registered Dental Hygienist and she told me about her dental practice. I knew then that dental assisting was the right career for me. From there I started researching, and that's when I discovered dental assistants have many different functions. I was very impressed and couldn’t wait to find a school to pursue this career. I chose to go to Baker College of Auburn Hills, Mich., because it was accredited by the ADA (American Dental Association), and it was near my home. More

Medical Dental Film Digitizer

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The changing patient
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Dental implants have been shown in some cases to have a greater than 98 percent success rate, yet only about 15 percent of candidates receive implant-supported treatment. One of the reasons for this discrepancy: many patients who are eligible for implants are never presented with this treatment option by their general dentists. More

Often overlooked details with masks
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At first glance, masks look pretty much the same. An uncomfortable mask or one that does not fit the face well is not only distracting, but does not provide proper protection. Masks must be worn properly to fit one's facial geometry. The proof is how a mask feels on your face, eliminates fogging, and how the ear loops, ties, or elastic straps feel on your head. More

Foods for bright teeth and a healthier smile
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Regular brushing and flossing remain your best protection against tooth decay and gum problems. But a tooth-friendly diet can also help keep your smile bright and your gums healthy. A balanced diet that provides adequate nutrition can help promote healthy teeth. Many nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium and others, are essential to oral health. The food pyramid is your best guide. More



The ADAA Foundation is selling raffle tickets for the 2010 Foundation Fund Raiser. Tickets are $20 or 6 for $100. The Raffle drawing will be held at the ADAA President's Gala in Orlando, Florida., on Oct. 9.

You do not need to be present to win! Find the Raffle entry form on our website at

The role of power toothbrushes in preventing implant failure
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As "masters" of co-discovery with our patients and partners in co-therapy with our dentists, it is our professional responsibility to understand and embrace implant technology and maintenance. Our position of influence in our profession will increase dramatically when we feel confident to address the clinical and maintenance questions posed by our patients. More

Technology in practice: Its impact on dentists, patients, and the profession
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The future potential of the dental profession is endless. Broadening the horizons are discoveries and technological advancements that can be applied to everything from diagnostics to impression taking, restoration design and fabrication to 3-D imaging, and beyond. However, maximizing the benefits of today's innovations for dentistry requires clinicians to be knowledgeable about what's available, what's possible, and how to best apply it in clinical — or laboratory — practice. More

DentalEZ® Stools: comfort and efficiency!

Position yourself properly for any procedure while minimizing stresses or strains related to dental practice.


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