2017 ADAA/DANB Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) are now accepting applications for the 2017 ADAA/DANB Scholarship. Since 2013, this scholarship has provided dental assistants with the opportunity to achieve their professional development goals.READ MORE
Science Alert A new study of the nanoscale particles making up tooth enamel has given scientists the closest look yet at what chewing and eating does to the hardest tissue in the human body — our teeth. Specifically, the research looked at hydroxyapatite crystallites, the ribbon-like strings of nanoparticles that form enamel, putting them through a series of scratch and pressure tests to see how the nanoparticles held up at a highly detailed level.
Dentistry iQ The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its salary findings for dental assistants. The numbers are both interesting and a bit depression. Sadly, one thing that has not changed is the pay for dental assistants who work in the southern United States.READ MORE
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By Scott Murray One of the best ways to improve your dental practice is consistently seeking out new trends and ideas. Fortunately, there are several places online that provide content to dentists looking for innovative insights in the dentistry space. Several dental practitioners and experts produce blogs that allow professionals to stay current in best practices while offering suggestions that help enhance dental services. Here are a few you should check out.READ MORE
Indiana University via Science Daily The results of root canal treatments could improve because of an antimicrobial gel recently discovered and developed. A research team has developed an injectable antimicrobial gel that could disinfect a tooth during a root canal procedure. READ MORE
The Los Angeles Times It's that scary time of year — sugar season. You might know it as Halloween, when Americans are predicted to buy $2.7 billion worth of candy, according to the National Retail Federation. However, dentists and wary parents know the holiday is the unofficial launch of a sweets bacchanal that starts with trick-or-treat candy, and continues with Thanksgiving pie, Christmas cookies, Valentine's chocolates and Easter jelly beans, and ends with an expensive trip to the dentist.READ MORE
Dentistry iQ If there is one thing that is taught (or at least should be taught) to dental patients at a young age, it's the importance of visiting the dental practice every six months for a check-up. To those of us in the dental industry, it seems like such common sense, right? Periodic exams are necessary for tracking patients' oral health. However, we also know that visiting the dentist is not always at the top of a patient's mind.READ MORE
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