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Students sink their teeth into additional training
Toronto Star
For dental assistants and hygienists, continuing education isn't just recommended — in some cases, it's mandatory. "Assistants have to get a specific number of points per year to meet the certification requirements," says Luisa Nervo, a registered dental hygienist. "Hygienists have to maintain a professional portfolio, which means that we have to have specific goals every year to learn something new...so that we can provide better care for our clients."
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Walk for Smile aids oral health
The Sudbury Star
Bookmark and Share Change text size for the story Print Report an error Cambrian College dental students hit the sidewalks in their annual bid to help less fortunate area residents smile brighter and also raise awareness to support free access to oral health services. The student-driven Walk for a Smile campaign is looking to raise $3,000 to support oral health care services at the Corner Clinic, a drop-in health clinic that operates out of the Samaritan Centre on Elgin Street.
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Oral health researchers form Canadian network
CMAJ
The newly formed Network for Oral Health Research (NCOHR) aims to take on the next wave of challenges for oral health in Canada by connecting ten faculties of dentistry in universities nationwide. The network recently distributed its first round of peer-reviewed funding for research on Aboriginal oral health and chronic pain and will be launching an online registry of experts, later this month.
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Glut of dentists means tough times for them, good deals for customers, 'doom and gloom' report says
National Post
A dentist in midtown Toronto is trying to lure new patients with an attractive come-on: professional teeth whitening for $39.99, "a $400 value." One in Vancouver goes a step further, providing whitening for free as an introductory offer.
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Are remineralizing agents effective on white-spot lesions?
Dr. Biscupid
White-spot lesions (WSLs) are a source of ongoing frustration for many orthodontists and patients. While a number of solutions are at the disposal of an orthodontist, are any of them truly effective?
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How to avoid infection at your dentist
WCVB.com via CNN
The recent news in Tulsa, Oklahoma, brings to light an issue that is rare, but nonetheless important. Cross infection in the dental office, is the transfer of infection from one patient to another in a health care environment.
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Washington: Children's dental visits, unmet need
Dentistry IQ
More than four million children aged 17 and younger had unmet dental need in 2011 because their families could not afford dental care, the National Center for Health Statistics said in an analysis of data collected annually by U.S. Census Bureau interviewers.
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Oral microbes differ between smokers, nonsmokers
Dr. Biscuspid
Smokers have a richer population of microbes associated with periodontal disease than nonsmokers, according to research presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting in Seattle. Matthew Mason, an oral biology graduate student at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, described the efforts he and his co-investigators undertook to compare and characterize the oral microbial fingerprints of 100 smokers and 100 nonsmokers selected at random from the Columbus, OH, community.
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Creating the blueprint for your dental website
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Most often than not, dentists are caught in the whirlwind of dental websites and all marketing things that pertain to the World Wide Web. But the problem with this is that some dentists jump into the dental website bandwagon with so much haste even if they do not know exactly what they want to get out from their dental sites.

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Dental anesthetic and your heart
Oral Answers
Back when I was in dental school, the instructors told us to always pull back on the anesthetic syringe before injecting. By doing this, we would make sure that we weren't injecting the anesthetic into a blood vessel, which would cause the epinephrine in the anesthetic to make the patient's heart feel like it was beating out of their chest.

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The pros and cons of building a new dental practice
Dr. Bicuspid
When Julia Hoang, DDS, graduated from dental school six years ago, she set a goal of taking over a practice within five years. But after trying unsuccessfully to buy the practice where she had been an associate for almost five years, she decided to take a leap of faith and open her own practice from scratch.

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