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Sept. 27, 2011
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ADAA member Carol Stamm appointed to 4-year term to Michigan State Board
The University of Michigan School of Dentistry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Carol Stamm has been appointed to the Michigan State Board of Dentistry. "I'm not the kind of person who likes to just sit back and watch, said Stamm, who represent 1,400 statewide. "I like to jump in and get involved. So when I learned the State Board of Dentistry had an opening, I applied." A clinic subjects coordinator for research in restorative dentistry in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics, Stamm was appointed to a four-year term in late June by Gov. Rick Snyder. More

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The ABCs of being a leader in dentistry
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My year as president of the American Dental Assistants Association is coming to a close in a couple of weeks, and I have enjoyed my opportunities to share a little humor, tips, and wisdom in the monthly articles I shared with you, writes Natalie Kaweckyj. The past year has been a wonderful journey and I have found myself reflecting on it a lot — the places I've been, the people I've met, and the things I've tried. More

OSHA — US Labor Department sues Beverly, Mass., dentist for allegedly firing employee who raised concerns about contaminated needle disposal
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The U.S. Department of Labor has sued a Beverly, Mass., dentist, N. Terry Fayad, and his practice for allegedly firing an employee for raising concerns about needle stick hazards and filing a health hazard complaint with the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). "No employer should ever treat employees this way," said Marthe Kent, OSHA's New England regional administrator. "Workers have the right to perform their jobs without being exposed to life-threatening hazards as well as the right to raise concerns when faced with such hazards. The Labor Department will take all appropriate legal steps to ensure these rights are enforced." More

Periodontal, cardiovascular and diabetes research
Dental Economics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The interconnected nature of periodontal disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and diabetes is supported by such a large volume of research that it cannot be ignored. It must be incorporated into our diagnostic/treatment protocols as dental professionals. Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease and the primary driver for cardiovascular events. The development of lipid plaques in the walls of arteries is the result of damage to the endothelial lining of the blood vessel. Inflammation from all sources, particularly chronic inflammation, contribute to atherosclerosis. More

Chewing gum may help people achieve proper oral health    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dental health is not easy for everyone to achieve, especially if an individual cannot afford proper care. Luckily, along with affordable dental plans, there are many low-cost products on the market that can help people maintain clean teeth and avoid problems such as cavities. Recently, experts brought together by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs said that sugar-free candy and gum that contain xylitol or polyol combinations, and a prescription varnish with chlorhexidine and thymol could be effective in preventing cavities. More


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Caring for patients with diabetes
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A 73-year-old-woman with early dementia is assisted by her daughter into the dental office. She has poor chronic glycemic control and her HbA1c is 8 percent. She uses a bronchodilator and steroids for chronic respiratory disease due to a lifetime of heavy smoking. She has Novolin 30/70, 26 units in the morning and 18 units in the afternoon. She has not eaten anything this morning. How would you proceed? More

Study: Whole fruits as harmful to enamel as fruit juice
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Noting that the effects of sugars present in a free (extrinsic) or other (intrinsic) form on enamel demineralization have never been studied, researchers from Leeds Dental Institute and the University of Liverpool compared the enamel demineralization effects in situ of both whole and juiced fruits and vegetables. More


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Is the future of dental assisting clear or cloudy?
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One of the most enjoyable things I do as the editor of Dental Assisting Digest™ is speak to dental assisting students during my travels, says Kevin Henry. I love to learn about their hopes and dreams for the future, as well as the things that worry them about entering the dental assisting field. More

Licorice shows promise in preventing oral diseases    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Can a medicinal root that tastes like candy be used to prevent caries and treat drug-resistant thrush? What about helping to treat alveolar bone loss in periodontal disease? Maybe if it's licorice root. Recent research suggests that licorice extracts and licorice bioactive ingredients such as glycyrrhizin, glabridin, licoricidin, licochalcone A, and licorisoflavan A have potential beneficial effects on common oral diseases, according to a literature review in Oral Diseases. More

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