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June. 8, 2010
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HIPAA update: The Red Flag Rules
American Dental Assistants Association    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) has made our lives easier in some areas, harder in others. The American Dental Association's lobbyists have recently been successful in exempting dental offices from the Red Flag Rules component of HIPAA. If they had not won their arguments against the implementation by the dental community, our offices would have been required to comply by June 1. More

Gary Jacobs — A dental assistant you should know
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One of the most anxious times in one's life is when deciding what to choose for a career path as a senior in high school. I was fortunate to meet the director of the Allied Dental Programs at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Conn., Brigette Spangberg. She was the most amazing person with the greatest impact on my life. Although she passed away many years ago, I still think of her as my mentor and am grateful that fate brought us together. I also taught under her from 1983 to 1985. 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) LAST CHANCE TO GET 30 PERCENT OFF THIS COURSE IS JUNE 15, GET IT TODAY! More

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The benefits of green tea extract and natural dental products
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Mass-merchandised toothpastes contain ingredients that are controversial in the natural foods marketplace. These ingredients include artificial sweeteners, preservatives, alcohol, artificial dyes, chemical abrasives, and non-natural moisturizers. Some ingredients are potential carcinogens, and others are simply chemically based products that do not appeal to those trying to live a healthy and natural lifestyle. Common artificial ingredients found in dental products are propylene glycol and aspartame, which have been associated with metabolic problems. More

Multiple dental x-rays raise risk of thyroid cancer
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Researchers have demonstrated that thyroid cancer risk increases as the number of dental x-rays taken grows. The researchers report that the incidence rates of thyroid cancer have doubled from 1.4 per 100,000 in 1975 to 2.9 per 100,000 in 2006 in the U.K. 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

Pulled teeth now saved as source of stem cells for future therapies
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When Rachel Dey had her wisdom teeth extracted, she had her mind on her health decades from now. That's why she took advantage of a novel option that a growing number of dentists are offering: having pulled teeth preserved so stem cells can be extracted from them and stored for use in later years as new therapies are developed. More

Mutant gum disease bacteria provide clue to treatment for Alzheimer's    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
A new invention in the research study of Alzheimer's disease; a defective mutant strain of a bacterium that is responsible for gingival or periodontal disease can provide clue for the effective treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This was published by the research dentists of University of Florida College of dentistry. More

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