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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.




1.Thousands of Oklahoma patients urged to get tested for HIV, hepatitis after investigation shows dirty instruments in use
Fox News
April 9, 2013: Thousands of patients of an Oklahoma dentist are being urged to get tested for HIV and hepatitis after public health officials found evidence of practices that could have exposed patients to the viruses.
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2. A pathway for enhanced career opportunities for dental assistants
Carolyn Breen, CDA, RDA, RDH, Ed.D ADAA president
As dental assistants, you are very special individuals who contribute significantly to the health and welfare of the patients you serve.
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3. CDAA Benefits program
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June 4, 2013: CDAA in partnership with LMS PROLINK is proud to offer an exceptional, comprehensive, customizable group benefit plan option available through CDAA Members .
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4. Dental Assisting in Canada
CDAA
June 4, 2013: 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. Dental Assistants may work with dentists, hygienists and dental therapists autonomously and in fourhanded dentistry during the examination and treatment of patients.
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5. Oklahoma dentist's former assistant gave anesthesia, didn't know it was illegal
ABC News
April 9, 2013: former employee of the Oklahoma dentist accused of exposing thousands of patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C told ABCNews.com that he sent her to Dallas for an anesthesia training program to learn more about intravenous anesthesia.
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6. Shortage of Registered Dental Assistants in Saskatchewan
CDAA
Aug 27, 2013: The province of Saskatchewan is experiencing an extreme shortage of Registered Dental Assistants. As of August 20, 2013 there are 66 positions open across the province with 21 positions in Regina, 24 in Saskatoon and 21 in more rural locations. If you hold the NDAEB certificate and have graduated from a CDAC accredited program or have successfully completed the NDAEB Clinical Practice Evaluation and hold current licensure, you will meet our registration criteria.
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7. Fugitive B.C. dentist given one last chance to turn himself in
The Globe and Mail
Oct. 15, 2013: The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. has spent nearly $130,000 looking for a rogue “dentist” who is deliberately evading authorities, says a lawyer for the college who has asked a B.C. Supreme Court judge to find Tung Sheng Wu in contempt.
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8. Students sink their teeth into additional training
Toronto Star
April 2, 2013: 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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9. Scientists grow teeth from gum cells
Medical News Today
Mar. 12, 2013: The day a new "biotooth" can be grown in the gap left by a missing tooth as an alternative to having a false one implanted came a step closer recently when UK researchers revealed how they have developed a way to bioengineer new teeth from a person's own gum cells.
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10. Why teeth darken
Dental PR News
Mar. 5, 2013: Each tooth in your mouth three layers and one root, and understanding why teeth darken requires first identifying each of these layers.
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Dental Assistants Weekly

Frank Humada, Director of Publishing, 289.695.5422
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