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May 11, 2010
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Wanted: ADAA members who go above & beyond
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Each year the American Dental Assistants Association gives its members the opportunity to nominate an ADAA member who has done something extraordinary in the profession of dental assisting for an award recognizing their excellence. Perhaps this person has influenced a student, volunteered to help the underserved, reignited your local dental assisting association, organized continuing education courses or initiated legislation for dental assistants. We know these people. They are the unsung heroes, those who reach out to their students, colleagues and patients because they have a passion for their profession and want to share, and perhaps inspire, that passion in others. More

CDA's Anaheim meeting —The Art of Science and Dentistry
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The California Dental Association (CDA) will be holding its Anaheim meeting, The Art of Science and Dentistry, May 13-16. The education programs will run Thursday through Sunday and include lectures and workshops. The exhibition hall will host hundreds of vendors showing the latest and greatest in dental equipment and materials. CDA will also sponsor table clinics specifically for dental assisting on Friday. There are scholarship and cash awards given for the winning table clinics. More

Greater Houston Dental Assistants Association makes big splash at 2010 Star of the South Dental Meeting
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The Greater Houston Dental Assistants Society made a BIG SPLASH with COLD HARD CASH at the 2010 Star of the South Dental Meeting held last month in Houston. Through a partnership between GHDAS and Dr. Raymond McLendon DDS, Clear Choice Orthodontic Associates in Houston, dental assistants were given the opportunity to "SPIN TO WIN" the cash wheel after completing a survey. More

Grace Holden: A dental assistant you should know
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I started my career in dentistry late in life, so I could raise my children. Due to my marital status, I needed to find some way to support myself. I thought I would like to become a dental assistant, so attended the O.T. Autry Technology Center in Enid, Okla. When I worked on my first patient, I was a bit uneasy. I ended up accidentally spraying the patient with the air/water syringe. More

Don't forget to take advantage of the free interactive course the ADAA is offering
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The ADAA is currently offering a free interactive course to view on the website in the ADAA Multimedia Section. Click the "More" link below to view the course!

This interactive learning CD-ROM developed by 3M ESPE takes the dental professional step-by-step through the basics of the crown and bridge procedure. Navigation through programs is by procedure: diagnosis, preparation, impression, provisional, and final restoration. Sponsored in part by an educational grant from 3M ESPE.

New emergency preparedness information available for dental offices
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Best practices for managing medical emergencies in dental clinics have evolved over the past decade to account for advances in knowledge and the development of new medications and medical equipment. Morton Rosenberg, DMD, of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and an expert on dental anesthesiology, integrated existing guidelines with new information to create an updated list of emergency medications and equipment for dental providers, including an emergency preparedness checklist. More

Dental visits increase as economy improves    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Seeing a dentist for regular checkups is just as important as seeing a doctor for health examinations, many experts say. But when economic conditions worsen, dental visits are often one of the first things families cut from their budget. During the recent economic downturn, dentist offices across the country reported seeing fewer patients, but as economic conditions continue to improve, many dentists say they are seeing patients return for procedures they had put off in recent months. More

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