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University of Alberta dentistry student overcomes severe needle phobia to achieve her dream
Edmonton Journal
From the time she was 10, playing in her father's white lab coat, Aislinn Khuong knew she wanted to be a dentist. What she didn't realize was needles — a major phobia for her — would be a big part of the job. By the end of her first year in the University of Alberta's dental surgery program, Khuong realized she would have to face her fear head-on if she was going to achieve her dream.
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Bedford dentist on short list for national entrepreneur award
Chronicle Herald
It's been a hectic few days for Bedford dentist Paula MacPherson as word has spread about her being shortlisted for the 2014 Business Development Bank of Canada Young Entrepreneur Award. The award comes with a $100,000 grand prize. Since the finalists' names were made public Thursday, the 31-year-old has been busy juggling media interviews and photo shoots on top of her regular duties running a dental practice and being a mother to three young boys.
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Dentist targets 'eye-popping' need
Orillia Packet
Two years ago, the first person to line up for free dental services offered by dentist Adam Tan arrived at 3 a.m. "Last year, folks started camping out the night before. They were lined up around the building. It was eye popping to see that," he said. Tan said he knew there was a need but didn't realize the extent of it until then. "When we started in 2012, we didn't know what to expect, but we saw the need for it. We were just coming out of the recession from 2009. I'm feeling we will still see a tremendous need for this from the community," he said.
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Phone scripts make things run more smoothly for the dental office and bring in new patients
Dentistry IQ
Before entering the dental industry I was a real estate agent. I was about 19 or 20, and very inexperienced. Going to real estate school pretty much entailed the instructor teaching us how to pass the board exam, and that's it. We were not taught any phone skills.
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Are you consistent at the 'Front of House?'
Modern Practice
As professionals dentists are rightly concerned with clinical excellence and go the great lengths to deliver exceptional results. On the other hand they often neglect the front of the house. They settle for good enough when it comes to communication and customer service.

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Ethical issues for consent in dentistry
TeethRemoval.com
An article appears in the Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 39, pp. 59-61, January 2013, titled "Consent in dentistry: ethical and deontological issues," written by Adelaide Conti, Paola Delbon, Laura Laffranchi, and Corrado Paganelli.

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Why gum care is critical in preventing tooth loss
WebDental
Cavities tend to plague the young; gum disease gets us when we're older. Sure, most of us brush our teeth at least once a day (maybe lackadaisically, but we still brush).

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Nutrition is key to oral, overall health
Science Daily
Nutrition is vital to a person’s oral health – and therefore to their overall health. Collaboration between registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered and oral health-care professionals is recommended for health promotion, disease prevention and intervention, according to a new paper.
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What patients expect from their dentist: The overall impression needs to be right
Dentistry IQ
In the worst cases, decaying teeth and other diseases of the mouth pose a threat to the health of the entire body. This is an insight supported by countless studies and now recognized the world over. With this in mind, today's dentists approach dental problems and their causes with the big picture in mind. However, it's not just in the medical sense that dentists need to take a holistic approach. They also need to ensure that the patient's overall experience in their practice is positive. Patients value pleasant surroundings, excellent service, and modern equipment just as highly as the expertise of their dentist.
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Knowledge and confidence helps dentists care for scleroderma patients
Medical News Today
A survey of dentists in Massachusetts suggests that their confidence in treating patients with scleroderma may be related to their familiarity with the autoimmune disease. Dentists who reported feeling knowledgeable about scleroderma felt more prepared to provide care to patients with scleroderma, when compared to peers who did not feel as knowledgeable. Providing education to dentists may improve patient satisfaction and access to care, while simultaneously increasing dentists' knowledge and comfort.
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