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Dental Assisting in Canada
CDAA
Professional Dental Assistants are registered, certified and/or licensed dental team members who work together to provide high quality dental health care. The scope of practice and duties of the Dental Assistant will differ in each province. The following paper is a brief overview of how the profession of dental assisting is organized in Canada and how the profession relates to the Canadian Dental Assistants Association in each jurisdiction.
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Reminder: CDAA Benefits program
CDAA
CDAA in partnership with LMS PROLINK is proud to offer an exceptional, comprehensive, customizable group benefit plan option to all the members of CDAA.
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HPV-related oral cancers on rise
Leader Post
Throat and oral cancers linked to the Human Papillo-mavirus (HPV) are increasingly being found among men who don't smoke or drink. Researchers have found that about 70 per cent of all throat cancers are caused by HPV, up from about 15 per cent 30 years ago. There are, according to Dr. Anne Leis, a cancer researcher with the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, several strains of the HPV virus. But the oncogenic or cancerous ones are the HPV-16 and HPV-18 strains.
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When art and dentistry mix
Huffington Post
When occasions dictate, I introduce myself as "an artist whose favourite hobby is dentistry." I came to dentistry as a result of what I call "an accident of migrant experience" — a common path for children of immigrant families facing pressures to establish cultural, economic, and emotional security within certain professions. After reaching some of these benchmarks, my intellectual curiosities would lead me to professionalize in multiple vocations, beyond the safety of disciplinary borders.
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Dental students offer care to Peru
Prince George Citizen
When a group of dental students arrive in Peru, they hope to create some smiles as well as brighten them. Five College of New Caledonia dental hygiene and dental assisting students, along with instructor Heather Mohr and dentist Dr. Paul Comparelli, leave June 12 for a volunteer trip in Central America.
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What factors lead to restoration failures?
Dr. Bicuspid
For dentists and patients alike, longevity is one of the most important aspects of a restoration. Patients inevitably want to know how long their dental work will last, and now a new study examining predictors of early amalgam and resin-based composite (RBC) restoration failures could help practitioners with setting patient expectations and making treatment choices (Journal of the American Dental Association, June 2013, Vol. 144:6, pp. 583-593).

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Lessons from medical litigation in oral surgery practice
TeethRemoval.com
I have previously touched on, such as in the post How to Improve Your Chances to Win a Dental Malpractice Lawsuit, some of the issues surrounding medical litigation from a dental and oral surgery standpoint.

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Digital dental crown: The modern-day dental drive through
Modern Practice
As children we were always told that in the future ovens would do all the cooking, clothes would dress us and, of course, cars would soar through the air.

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Is dentistry ready to get more personal?
Dr. Bicuspid
The next paradigm for dental healthcare will be more personalized care, and scientific advances such as genomics and oral biomarkers will play a key role in better addressing head and neck cancer, orofacial pain, and oral infectious diseases, according to an article in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR, May 20, 2013).
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Conference to add teeth to dental academia pitch
Western News
Walter Siqueira believes it couldn't have come at a better time. A new investment of $800,000 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will fund a much-needed push to boost dental research and support graduate students in the field. It's back-up Siqueira, a professional dentist and professor in Dentistry and Biochemistry, contends is desperately needed.
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Tooth damage may be a sign of celiac disease, dental professionals told
The Globe and Mail
Sherry Lee DeMone suffered from allergies, depression and intestinal issues for more than seven years before she was diagnosed with celiac disease. Many of her symptoms improved after she eliminated gluten from her diet, but her mouth shows permanent damage. At age 46, DeMone already wears dentures and is missing many of her teeth.
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Dental Assistants Weekly

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