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ADAA congratulates new ADAA Fellows and Masters
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The ADAA 88th Annual Session was held Oct. 18-20 in San Francisco, where the Fellowship/Mastership Convocation Ceremony welcomed eight new Fellows and three new Masters. We are pleased to congratulate the ADAA members who have worked hard to complete the 300 hours for the Fellowship program and the 400 hours for the Mastership program. Click here to view the 2012 inductees.

ADAA proudly honors all 112 Fellows and 20 Masters who obtained the Fellowship/Mastership status.

Members who are interested in the Fellowship/Mastership program can refer to the Continuing Education section of the ADAA website for detailed information.




Shaping the future of American Dental Assistants Association
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Newly-elected ADAA President Carolyn Breen shares her excitement for leading the American Dental Assistants Association. "ADAA is our voice, the voice of dental assistants to the public and to all professional communities of interest," Breen said. "I pledge to serve to the best of my ability and will build upon the highly notable accomplishments of my predecessors. We will continue to move our association forward in meeting the current and changing needs of the dental community, while safeguarding the mission of the association. Our ability to be flexible and open-minded in adapting to the evolving healthcare environment is critical to our future, our members, and the patients we serve." More

Study shows that one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile
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More than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile, according to a new study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists and conducted by Wakefield Research. Not only is a smile the first thing many people notice when meeting someone new, but a good smile can lead to perceptions among social circles, potential love interests and professional settings. More

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Oral diseases: Recognizing and preventing
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A lot of us don't think about our teeth until they start to hurt when we're eating or it's time visit the dentist for a scheduled appointment. Beware though, because neglecting your teeth can lead to serious problems, including gum disease, diseases of the teeth and even other serious health problems not specifically related to your teeth. More

Study questions genotoxic effects of cellphone use
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An evaluation of cell samples from the oral mucosa of mobile phone users showed no genotoxic effect from radiofrequency exposure to the devices. Researchers at the University of Murcia's Morales Meseguer Hospital evaluated the biomarkers for DNA damage, cytokinetic defects, proliferative potential, and cell death due to radiofrequency radiation emitted by mobile phones in healthy young users. More

New and Revised Accreditation Standards

The Commission directed that the proposed revision of the Dental Assisting Standards be distributed to the appropriate communities of interest for review and comment, with comment due Jan. 4, 2013. A copy of the proposed revisions can be found at http://www.ada.org/sections/educationAndCareers/pdfs/proposed_da.pdf.

Written comments can be directed to renfrowp@ada.org or mailed to:
ATTN: Patrice Renfrow, interim manager
Dental Assisting Education
211 East Chicago Avenue, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611


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How to stay engaged with dental patients during the holidays
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The holidays are fast approaching, and while many may stamp the coming months as "slow," a dental practice can do a number of things to boost revenue during this time. Think of the next few months as a built in marketing plan to use to your advantage. This is a great time to bolster patient loyalty and, likewise, show your loyalty to them. More

Dental issues can be related to nail biting
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Nail biting is a common problem in the United States, most commonly affecting children and teens. Most teens outgrow the habit before reaching adulthood. But for those who do not, nail biting can lead to oral health problems, according to James A. Wells, DDS, of South Charlotte Dentistry. More


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5 ways to naturally whiten your teeth
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Yet, nature and common sense provide some simple solutions for keeping your smile radiant. Everyone wants beautiful white teeth. Unfortunately, many of the modern whitening techniques used by dentists can be harsh and abrasive on your teeth; causing more harm them good in the long term. More



Tooth tattoo may curb gum disease
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A tooth tattoo may be what dentistry needs to defeat tooth decay. The tattoo, which was developed at Princeton University and Tufts University, contains a sensor that measures the bacteria levels in the mouth. The sensor is made of gold, graphite and silk. More

ADAA FOUNDATION SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR
ADAA FOUNDATION MEMBER DIRECTOR
The ADAA Foundation is now accepting nominations for an ADAA Member to serve as an ADAA Foundation Member Director for 2013‐2016. ADAA Foundation Member Directors attend one Foundation meeting per year and facilitate the ADAA Foundation Silent Auction and other fundraising events at the ADAA Annual Session. Please see the notice concerning the requirements for serving as a Foundation Director and the nomination form for the Foundation Member Director position. It is also available on line at our website: www.dentalassisting.org. The deadline for submitting your nomination form and commitment to serve is Jan. 7. The term would begin at the February 2013 meeting. Please join your fellow members, states and locals in making a contribution to the ADAA Foundation. The ADAA Foundation is all about you, the dental assistant.

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