This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.

  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit Sep. 25, 2012

Home   About   Membership  Foundation   Journal   Scholarship   ADAA CE  


The 12 best cities for young dental assistants
Dentistry IQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lauren Burns, an editorial intern for, shares her views on the best states for young dental hygienists and assistants to live and work. "This time, my method for determining the most fun states to live in as a young dental assistant was anything but scientific," Burns said. "That's the honest truth, and I can say it and hope that The Editors Across the Office agree with my unconventional and unexplainable ways and publish this because, well, "fun" isn't really scientific, is it?" More

Raising awareness about prescription drug abuse
Inside Dental Assisting    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Prescription drugs classified as controlled dangerous substances are widely accepted as essential therapeutic modalities in treating a variety of healthcare conditions. However, many prescription medications have pleasurable side effects that can appeal to patients to take these drugs for uses other than intended. Misuse or abuse of prescription drugs can contribute to addictive behaviors, serious health risks, and potentially, death. More

The 3 most common battles between front office and back office
Dentistry IQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scheduling is a chess game. It takes skill and planning to make just the right moves so that, at the end of the day, you’re not in checkmate with the entire team backing you into a corner, and you wondering what you did that caused total chaos. The schedule is the one thing in the dental practice that affects every team member, but running it properly is often not taken seriously. The problems I find in the dental practices I work with are completely fixable, with a little planning, says Dayna Johnson, founder and principal consultant of Rae Dental Management, which helps dental offices improve patient care, increase collections, and reduce staff headaches by implementing efficient management systems. More

Back Quality Ergonomics - Stools and Chairs

A Revolution in Sitting Dynamics BQE stools and chairs are modern in functionality, minimalistic in design, and supreme in overall quality. Specifically designed to relieve and prevent back pains, and to revitalize. BQE distinguishes itself from other companies by combining the specialized knowledge of the human body with the specific products and custom-made advice.

Health issues of wearing dental braces too long
Dental Health Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You've heard of makeup, piercings, and brightly colored clothing as beauty trends but dental braces? For many children wearing braces can be almost like a rite of passage. The wearing of braces in the past has been signaled as a transition from adolescence to adulthood. But now, experiencing this rite of passage has become so popular that many teens are actually getting braces when they are not required just to make a statement. Now, the silvery sparkly on the teeth is considered ritzy and glamorous. More

Methamphetamine, heroin users both suffer from 'meth mouth'
Medscape    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Intravenous heroin and methamphetamine abusers both suffer from the same patterns of rampant caries, suggesting the term "meth mouth" may be misleading, according to researchers reporting their findings in an article published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. "People assume they know what's going on with meth mouth, but I'm not sure that's the truth," coauthor Kevin Hursh, DDS, dental director at the San Francisco Native American Health Center and an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco, told Medscape Medical News. More

2012 Proposed Bylaws Changes & 2012 Annual Session Conference Rules are now available on the ADAA website! Click here to view

Optim / Cleaner, Faster, Safer, Responsible

SciCan’s Optim 33TB cleaner / surface disinfection wipes are rated as an EPA class IV with no safety warning labels. Optim wipes carry more solution and boast a superior environmental & safety profile. Optim has a 1 minute wet contact time with a 5 minute TB claim.
BlackDiamond Radio has solved the problems involved in wearing a communicator, “How do you use it without needing to change gloves?” With the BlackDiamond System’s large, flat Push-To-Talk you wear it under your smock and key up with the back of your wrist. Durable, Lightweight and Easy to use round out a perfect system…
Nationwide Compliance Specialists

If an inspector showed up at your office today, do you know if your facility would be in compliance with all the latest rules and regulations?

Study: Lack of good oral health linked with pancreatic cancer risk
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers from Brown University, the Forsyth Institute and Harvard University have found that high antibody levels against strains of the oral bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis are linked with a doubled risk of pancreatic cancer. The body generates antibodies as a response to foreign invaders, like bacteria. More

Universities team up to tackle dental phobia    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers from West Virginia University, Indiana University, West Virginia University-Charleston, and the University of Charleston are teaming up to address dental phobia and avoidance. This is a new collaboration for the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which have been awarded $50,000 for the joint partnership pilot project. More

Artificial gingiva better for crown color matching    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Artificial gingiva is recommended for more precise color matching and color reproduction with all-ceramic crowns, according to a new study in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. The optical effects of gingival tissue on all-ceramic crowns have never been fully studied, according to the study authors, from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and West China College of Stomatology. More

Turn off that phone!
Dental Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Heather Colicchio and Teresa Duncan, MS, FAADOM, write: "We love text messaging and phone calls to our patients! But not so much among our staff. Here's what happened when Dental Tribune asked several of our AADOM members to answer this hot-potato question." More

ADAA Upcoming Events - click here

APP - Allied Protector Plan

Are your professional liability limits enough?
Don’t wait until claim time to find out!
APP offers $1M/$3M limits for just $99/year!
Apply Now
Richmond Dental

Get a Free Sample of Richmond's Earloop Face Mask with Shield.
Click Here. Masks provide a protective eye shield with an anti-fog/fog-resistant coating.

Do heredity, genes play a role in gum disease?
WABC-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Heredity is so important in whether or not you get an illness, that doctors often joke "pick your parents carefully." However, one area in which that has not been true is severe destructive gum disease — at least not until now. Severe gum infections with bone and teeth damage are called periodontitis. Now, a group of dental scientists is trying to find a link between the destructive process and the genes which run in a patient's family. More

Prehistoric tooth filled with beeswax gives rare glimpse of ancient dentistry
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Traces of beeswax filling inside a tooth in a prehistoric human jawbone have given scientists a rare glimpse of early dentistry. Team leaders Federico Bernardini and Claudio Tuniz, of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy, worked with researchers at Sincrotrone Trieste and other centers in Italy and Australia to analyze the 6,500-year-old "human mandible." More

Cutting-edge technology doesn't just cut … It presses
Inside Dental Technology    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Since the introduction of the first pressed-ceramic material in 1991, dental technicians have relied on press technology for the fabrication of all-ceramic products. Prior to this date, fabricating an all-ceramic restoration required applying feldspathic porcelain to refractory models or using the foil technique. These methods were time-consuming and considered by many to be tedious and too labor intensive. Therefore, the vast majority of laboratories that provided all-ceramic products were perceived to be of higher quality and charged sufficient fees to offset the difficulty of fabrication. More

J.W. Marriott Hotel
500 Post Street
San Francisco, CA

To attend any ADAA function, an ADA official registration badge is required of any attendee including a student, dental assistant, speaker or other. To register online, click here.


ADAA Online 24/7

Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Yvette Craig, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2641  
Contribute news

This edition of the ADAA Online 24/7 was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!

Recent issues

Sept. 18, 2012
Sept. 11, 2012
Sept. 4, 2012
Aug. 28, 2012

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063