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Feb. 7, 2012
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Free, unlimited CE for dental assistants
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Professional dental assistants, need continuing education, and can receive it free of charge with the convenience of on-line delivery and in unlimited quantities at no charge as a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA). America's oldest, largest dental assisting organization is now providing its active and student members with all the continuing education they need and want, on-line and up to date with no review or testing fees. More



Study suggests use of antimicrobial scrubs may reduce bacterial burden on healthcare worker apparel
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The use of antimicrobial-impregnated scrubs combined with good hand hygiene is effective in reducing the burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on healthcare workers' apparel and may potentially play a role in decreasing the risk of MRSA transmission to patients, according to a new study from Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. More

February is National Children's Dental Health Month
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For National Children's Dental Health Month, the American Dental Association is marking the 10th anniversary of its Give Kids A Smile program, which offers free dental care and education for children in need. Approximately 80 percent of tooth decay in the U.S. is suffered by 25 percent of the country's children, according to the National Institutes of Health, and according to our recent survey, the biggest reason for delaying dental care is cost. More

Treating medicated patients with heart disease
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Dental professionals are already keenly aware of the widespread prevalence of cardiovascular disease, and observe many of their patients dealing with the related consequences of living with chronic cardiac conditions and related health challenges. Consistently, medications used to treat cardiovascular diseases are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. More

New Innovative Oral Health Rinse
Sunstar Americas introduces G•U•M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse – a new and innovative aid for the prevention and treatment of gingivitis. Clinically proven proprietary ingredient delmopinol 0.2% has a unique mechanism of action which disrupts current plaque and helps to prevent new build-up by forming a protective shield on the teeth and gums. perioshield.gumbrand.com more


Individualized oral instructions can improve oral hygiene
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Effective oral hygiene can be a major factor in preventing periodontal disease, but patient compliance can be a challenge. Now a new study that compared the effectiveness of written, oral standardized, and oral individualized instructions in reducing gingivitis has found that the most effective of the three techniques was oral individualized instruction. More

Genetic variation that raises risk of serious complication linked to osteoporosis drugs identified
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Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have identified a genetic variation that raises the risk of developing serious necrotic jaw bone lesions in patients who take bisphosphonates, a common class of osteoclastic inhibitors. The discovery paves the way for a genetic screening test to determine who can safely take these drugs. The study appears in the online version of the journal The Oncologist. More

Creating youthful and valuable restorations for a high-profile patient
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If knowledge were the only requisite for success, virtually everyone would be successful, especially with the wealth of information currently available through avenues like the Internet and the news media. An action plan also is essential. Given the onslaught of product introductions from dental manufacturers vying for business, dental professionals face the ongoing challenge of keeping up with the barrage in order to make informed selections of the best products that not only meet their clinical and esthetic requirements but also their patients' demands. More
 
 

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