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Dental assistant in iconic World War II, V-Day Time Square kiss
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Greta Zimmer Friedman has lived quietly in Frederick, Md., for decades, her neighbors for years unaware she is an important part of one of the most famous photographs of the 20th Century. It was taken by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt in Times Square on VJ-Day in 1945, as Americans first learned Japan had been defeated and showed Friedman, dressed in her dental assistant's uniform, her back bent, in the clutches of a sailor who was planting a kiss on her lips. That image became a cover photo within days on Life Magazine and has endured for nearly nearly 67 years as an iconic reminder of the celebrations on that history-making day. More

Hidden risks in patients' diets — Dental assistants can help increase awareness of acid erosion
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Every dietary choice — from a grapefruit in the morning to a sports beverage at noon to chocolate chip cookies at 8 p.m. — can begin to add up and cause acid erosion of teeth. Acid erosion is the loss of enamel and dentin caused by acid. Although erosion can be caused by gastric acids, in most cases, dietary acids from foods and beverages account for this loss of tooth structure. More

Dental spending growth projected through 2021
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Dental spending is projected to increase at an average annual rate of 5 percent through 2021, government analysts said. Total health spending is projected to grow at a slightly higher 5.7 percent annually or 0.9 percentage point faster than the expected growth in the gross domestic product. The growth rate accelerates in 2014 with expanded coverage under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. However, the ACA will add just 0.1 percentage point to overall and dental spending through 2020, aging baby boomers seen as a greater contributor to spending growth. More

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Connection between fat cells and periodontal disease Dental Health Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study led by researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has revealed some interesting facts. This particular study included as many as 31 people struggling with both obesity and gum disease complications. Fifty percent of the patients have gone through gastric bypass surgery, and doctors removed the fat cells from their abdomen. More

Study: Bleaching does not damage enamel surface    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bleaching gels do not alter calcium and phosphorus concentrations on the enamel surface, according to an in vivo study in the current Journal of the American Dental Association. Researchers from São Leopoldo Mandic Institute and Research Center in Brazil examined the changes in calcium and phosphorus concentrations in enamel after the use of home-use and in-office bleaching treatments inside the mouth. More

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Got plaque? It may be linked with early cancer death
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Brushing and flossing are a must for keeping plaque off your teeth and gums. But having a healthy mouth may have other benefits: it could also help lower your risk of dying of cancer. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute and the University of Helsinki report in the British Medical Journal Open that people with high levels of dental plaque were 80 percent more likely to die prematurely of cancer during a 24-year study period than people with little plaque. More

Talking fitness with Dr. Uchi Odiatu
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In this video brief, Kevin Henry, editor of Dental Assisting Digest, talks with fitness expert Dr. Uchi Odiatu about how dentists and dental team members can stay in shape … or start working toward getting back in shape. It's not as hard as you might think. More

Gum disease linked to knee pain
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People who ignore gum disease may end up having knew trouble, U.S. researchers discovered. Dr. Nabil Bissada of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland said bacteria might link the mouth and the knee. More

Surveys: Isolite system improves productivity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pediatric dentists believe that the Isolite system is an effective tool that increases productivity and efficiency, according to two surveys presented during a poster session at the recent American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry annual session in San Diego. More

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Raspberries may aid oral cancer
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Black raspberries and fenretinide could be the secrets to treating oral cancer. Researchers at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry recently made the discovery. The research team was conducting tests on possible new treatments that can lower the risk of cancer coming back after treatment. More

What makes a dental office truly modern? Dental Health Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You may have heard already one of your friends boosting that his dentist is the best ever. He has a "smooth" hand, and that extraction is done before you know it. But does he use intraoral cameras or special lasers for detecting early cavities? Such dental tools are the ones which will make a dentist truly modern, and such tools are the ones which will help with diagnosing and detecting any oral health issues in extremely early stages. More

Hygiene regimen good for body - and budget
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As a child, Theodore Vlachos knew he was supposed to brush his teeth after eating and before bedtime but sometimes he couldn't be bothered. Flossing? Forget it. That was too boring. Then, when he was 10 years old, the youngster chipped his front tooth. The dentist tried to affix what Vlachos describes as "a plastic corner" often sported by hockey players with broken teeth. The procedure required a painful root canal. More

Many people over the age of 55 regret not looking after their teeth in earlier life
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New research shows that six out of every 10 people aged 55 and over in the U.K. regret not looking after their teeth in earlier life, with people living in the North East of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland the most likely to regret their past oral hygiene. More

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