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With 2013 coming to a close, the CDAA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a very safe and happy holiday season.

As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide CDAA Dental Assistant Weekly subscribers with a look at the most-read news stories. That means, over the next two weeks, we'll count down the Top 20 articles for the year!

Your regular news publication will resume on Tuesday January 7, 2013.




11. Wisdom teeth might be lost as people continue to evolve
Toronto Star
July 2, 2013: Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early 20s. But not everyone does — the American Dental Association estimates that about 25 to 35 per cent of people will never get their wisdom teeth. Another 30 per cent will only get 1 to 3 of them.
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12. Dental assisting changes across the United States
Dentistry IQ
Oct. 8, 2013: Dental assisting is a growing profession with many exciting developments happening all the time. In the last few months, many state dental boards have passed changes to their practice acts, giving dental assistants additional duties and responsibilities. Among the changes:
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13. Severe tooth decay top reason for preschoolers' day surgery
CBC News
Oct. 22, 2013: About 19,000 Canadian preschoolers per year require day surgery under anesthesia to treat cavities and severe tooth decay, a new report finds. A report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information looks at the treatment of preventable dental cavities in children under age six.
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20. Coloured fillings
Oral Answers
April 16, 2013: I've found that giving children a colored filling (along with some other things we do to make the comfortable), helps them to sit in the dental chair and get their needed dental work completed.
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14. Alleged illegal dentist yanks self off streets
Toronto Star
Nov. 19, 2013: A man wanted for illegally practicing dentistry in British Columbia has been arrested — here in Toronto. The 62-year-old B.C. man accused of being the "bedroom dentist" turned himself into Scarborough's 42 Division headquarters
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15. How a 'tooth fairy' fixed my rotten teeth, and helped change my life
Globe and Mail
Feb. 26, 2013: A simple act of kindness can nudge a life in a better direction, even if we don’t appreciate it fully at the time. I know I didn’t. But as I approach 65 this spring, one turning point has come into sharper focus.
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16. Potential hiring red flags for dental practices
ETS Dental Recruiter
May 21, 2013: We interview thousands of dentists and dental office staff applicants each year, and we look through at least three times as many resumes. Many have glaring red flags and some are so subtle that asking more questions or investigating is required.
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17. Video: Chris Hadfield on brushing his teeth in space
Windsor Star
Mar. 19, 2013: Astronaut Chris Hadfield answers the question "is it challenging to brush your teeth in space?"
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18. Why eating sushi could protect your teeth
Doctissimo
Mar. 19, 2013: According to a Japanese study presented in Honolulu during an international congress on chemistry, sushi protects your teeth from cavities. In actual fact, it's the hot green wasabi served with sushi that has the most benefits. This sauce contains molecules known as isothiocyanates which stop bacteria settling inside your mouth. If bacteria can't stick to your teeth, you won't get cavities and decay. However, the researcher behind the study, Hideki Masuda, doesn't specify how long these effects last and whether or not you have to eat sushi at every meal...
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19. Top 10 questions dentists should ask before adding a partner
Dentistry IQ
July 10, 2013: A hot topic for professional writers and presenters is the transition process and the advantages of adding a partner. While bringing in a partner is beneficial for some dentists, others find that after serious consideration, it is not for them. As you consider the option of adding a partner, ask yourself the following questions:
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Dental Assistants Weekly

Frank Humada, Director of Publishing, 289.695.5422
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