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Oral infections causing more hospitalizations
The New York Times
Left untreated, a serious tooth abscess can eventually kill. In 2007, Deamonte Driver, a 12-year-old boy in Maryland, died after bacteria from an abscessed tooth spread to his brain. The case drew widespread media attention, and his is the cautionary tale cited whenever politicians and advocates discuss access to oral healthcare.
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CDC finds 200,000 heart disease and stroke deaths could be prevented
Inside Dental Assisting
More than 200,000 preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke occurred in the United States in 2010, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than half of these deaths happened to people younger than 65 years of age, and the overall rate of preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke went down nearly 30 percent between 2001 and 2010, with the declines varying by age. Lack of access to preventive screenings and early treatment for high blood pressure and high cholesterol could explain the differences among age groups.
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Capture contact information on inbound calls to your dental office
Dentistry IQ
Are you in the top 4 percent of dental offices? This statistic about capturing caller's information scared me, says Keaton Marks, of the Dental Marketing Consultant at Century Interactive. 
I work very closely with a great company called OptiCall, which recently conducted a study about phones in offices. The results of this study were mind bending.
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E-cigarette use doubles among US teens
USA Today
Now chic among celebrities, electronic cigarettes are gaining favor among U.S. teenagers as new data show a recent doubling in usage. Last year, 10 percent of high school students say they tried e-cigarettes, up from 4.7 percent in 2011, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Another win for the cloud. Another win for dentistry: Continuous delivery
Dental Economics
Software developers have adopted the cloud as the de facto standard platform from which most new applications are built. And businesses of every size and shape are moving to the cloud in droves. According to a survey by Bain, of those companies that label themselves as middle-of-the-road in terms of how soon they adopt new technology, more than 26 percent will have moved to the cloud by the end of 2013 (50 percent for the early adopter segment and 10 percent for the late adopter segment).
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How is a team member supposed to know what I need?
Dentistry IQ
In a recent seminar, I was teaching Situational Leadership to one of my dentists, and was reminded of the two important words that team members need to be willing (and feel safe enough) to say when learning a new skill or task, says Mary Lynn Wheaton, RDH, MS, director of consulting at the Pride Institute. Those two words are "I need."
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Affordable dentistry: Major decline in America's dental health system
Dental Health Magazine
The American dental health system is seeing a greater decline than ever before. The number of patients without access to minimum dental care is on a continuous rise, and more and people end up in emergency rooms with complex dental health issues.
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Tongue chewing
RDH
Your patient today is Coy who is an 18 year-old college student. Coy has just finished his first year of college, is home for the summer, and is seeing you for his yearly maintenance appointment. Coy could be considered a healthy, young adult who is athletic and denies alcohol or tobacco use. During your oral cancer exam, you notice that Coy has some white, raised, keratotic-appearing tissue on the lateral border of his tongue.
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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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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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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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Looking to share your expertise?
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of ADAA OnLine 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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Dental X-rays may help guard against hip fracture
JADA
A dentist may be the first health care provider to know if a woman will benefit from early medical intervention to prevent hip fractures. Because the symptoms of low bone density aren't well defined, scientists are investigating how diagnostic tests performed for other purposes might also be useful in identifying women with low bone mineral density (BMD).
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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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