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Oct. 18, 2011
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Inside Dental Assisting    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Prevention of recurrent decay is an important consideration for dentists and assistants as they restore teeth and counsel patients on good oral health habits. While patients are carefully instructed on proper hygiene techniques and necessary lifestyle changes, the fact is that there are some patients for whom proper oral care is always a challenge. This is commonly seen with senior-aged patients or those with physical handicaps. These patients may have systemic health conditions that hinder their natural defenses against decay, as well as their physical ability to care for their teeth. More

New Innovative Oral Health Rinse
Sunstar Americas introduces G•U•M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse – a new and innovative aid for the prevention and treatment of gingivitis. Clinically proven proprietary ingredient delmopinol 0.2% has a unique mechanism of action which disrupts current plaque and helps to prevent new build-up by forming a protective shield on the teeth and gums. more

Dental assistants, hygienists in demand
Las Vegas Review -Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Melissa Serwa will be the first one to tell you that for years she was afraid of going to the dentist. So she did the only thing she could. She enrolled in a dental assistant program at Pima Medical Institute in Las Vegas. Now the 27-year-old can say, unequivocally, that her fears have melted away, that she's in a profession that fits her like a perfectly molded crown around a once-chipped tooth. More

Mouth bacteria Granulicatella adjacens may be linked to pancreatic cancer
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A small study published online in the journal GUT suggests that certain types of mouth bacteria, some of which are found in gum disease, for example Granulicatella adjacens, are linked to the development of pancreatic cancer. According to the authors, the findings could pave the way for new treatment approaches for pancreatic cancer, one of the hardest cancers to treat, by altering the balance of bacteria. Pancreatic cancer generally spreads rapidly with only one in twenty patients surviving longer than five years after their diagnosis. More

Oral dryness symptoms and causes
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Oral dryness, or xerostomia as it is also known, is the health condition in which due to malfunctioning, the salivary glands do not produce enough saliva. However, people struggle quite rarely with such a condition in its toughest form, and the symptoms generally last for shorter periods of time. More

How healthy is your dental team?
Dentistry IQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dentists in private practice are always very focused on the dental wellness of their patients, but what about the healthy functioning of your dental staff? Have you often felt like you were alone in managing and communicating to your team what you'd like to see happen for your practice? Do you ever feel like you are putting forth the most effort of everyone to accomplish your goals? It doesn't have to be this way. Determining the "health" of your team and diagnosing what the problems are requires some analysis. To ascertain this valuable information, a simplified assessment can be done. More

From phone call to fabulous ... how to get those big cases
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Hollie Bryant, a graduate of Bowman Gray Dental Assisting Program and former editor-in-chief of Contemporary Dental Assisting magazine, discusses the recipe for success for attracting big cases. More

UK woman dies from an allergic reaction to mouthwash
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An inquest has confirmed that a dental patient in the U.K. recently died from an allergic reaction to mouthwash. According to the website, 30-year-old Sacha Rumaner died after having routine dental treatment at a clinic in Brighton. More

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