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Become an ADAA Member Director to the ADAA Foundation
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The ADAA Foundation is now accepting applications for an active ADAA Member to serve as an ADAA Member Director to the ADAAF. The deadline for submitting your application and commitment to serve is Aug. 1. Please see the notice concerning the requirements for serving as a Foundation Director and the application for the Foundation Member Director position online at our website: The term would begin at the February 2011 Midwinter ADAA Foundation meeting. ADAA Member Directors attend two Foundation meetings per year and facilitate the ADAAF Silent and Live Auctions at the ADAA Annual Conference. More

Digital Imaging: "Oops, My Mistake"
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Digital imaging is nothing new, but it's new enough to provide a fresh field for operator errors. The clinician is usually responsible for most errors and retakes and that's because of improper patient prep or management, technique and exposure. These are the assumptions of Gail Williamson, RDH, writing for the American Dental Assistants Association in their latest radiography home-study course aimed at teaching proper techniques and correcting common errors. (Click here to view course sample) More

Congratulations to the 2010 Juliette A. Southard: Oral—B Scholarship Award Winners
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The ADAA wishes to thank Oral–B Laboratories for its support of this program and other professional activities. … The Juliette A. Southard/Oral–B Scholarship, named for the founder of the ADAA, is supported by a grant from Oral–B Laboratories, ADAA and volunteer donations. Established in 1929, the program awards scholarships in varying amounts. Candidates must be members of the ADAA and enrolled in a dental assisting program or applicable courses aimed at furthering a career in dental assisting. More

Awards deadline June 30
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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

The dangers of conscious sedation in dentistry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The use of conscious sedation allows the dentist to put a patient into a state where they can be responsive to directives offered by the dentist, but the patient remains unaware of procedures performed. While this method of sedation has some positive effects for many, it can put children and even adults at risk of complications. Some dental patients will endure side effects after undergoing conscious dental sedation. Side effects can include things like nausea, vomiting, or the patient may have an intense headache after awaking from the sedated state. More

Toothbrushing may stave off heart woes
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Here's another reason to brush your teeth regularly: People who don't perform this essential of oral hygiene seem to have a greater risk of heart disease compared to their more diligent peers. "We were surprised to find a relationship between toothbrushing frequency and both cardiovascular disease and inflammatory markers in the blood," said Richard Watt, co-author of a study published in the BMJ. More

Stem-cell dental implants grow new teeth right in your mouth
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The loss of a tooth is a minor deformity and a major pain. Although dental implants are available, the healing process can take months on end, and implants that fail to align with the ever-growing jawbone tend to fall out. If only adult teeth could be regenerated, right? According to a study published in the latest Journal of Dental Research, a new tissue regeneration technique may allow people to simply regrow a new set of pearly whites. More



The ADAA Foundation is selling raffle tickets for the 2010 Foundation Fund Raiser. Tickets are $20 or 6 for $100. The Raffle drawing will be held at the ADAA President's Gala in Orlando, Florida., on Oct. 9.

You do not need to be present to win! Find the Raffle entry form on our website at


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