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June. 22, 2010
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US World Cup team 'totally dentally ready'
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Drs. Emilio Canal, Michael Messina and colleagues believe they have the U.S. men's team ready for World Cup competition in South Africa, "totally dentally ready." "There are no underlying dental issues they're taking with them," the "soccer docs" told the ADA News. "As far as we're concerned, they're cleared and ready to go," say the dentists whose general practice in this Washington, D.C. suburban area is a dental home and/or way station to an international soccer community, players and coaches alike, youth to professional. More

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The ADAA is all about education this summer
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ADAA offers a full list of continuing education courses in radiology, infection control, practice management, medical emergencies, intraoral functions, treatment of diseases and conditions, pharmacology, and hazardous materials. ADAA announced it is offering 50 percent off several courses. Please click here. More

How to be a different kind of dental assistant
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The benefits of being a well-above-average dental assistant exceed those of the average assistant by far. In my 23 years as a dental assistant, I've learned from both the best and the worst, writes Vicki Garza, a dental assistant from Austin, Texas. I've also seen the results from learning from both the best and the worst. There are so many fulfilling benefits when you think and perform "better than the average bear." I'd like to name a few perks — the obvious PAY, recognition, trust, and knowledge. More

Putting teeth into forensic science
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In a large natural disaster, such as the Haitian earthquake earlier this year, or in an unsolved homicide case, knowing the birth date of an individual can guide forensic investigators to the correct identity among a large number of possible victims. 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

Periodontal disease and impaired cognition
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Progressive inflammation of tissues in the central nervous system, resulting in degeneration of nerve cells, is thought to play a role in the development of dementia. Epidemiologic studies suggest that persons with high levels of systemic inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein and pro-inflammatory cytokines, are at higher risk of dementia than those with lower levels. More

Study: Dental treatment may be too expensive for cancer survivors
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Receiving regular dental treatment is the most important way to avoid oral hygiene problems, but a new study has found that cancer survivors are avoiding services due to costs. Researchers from the Baptist Medical Center at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C., examined information collected from randomized nationwide questionnaires to determine what health care services they were forgoing due to high expenses. More

Tongue measurements may help dentists determine oral appliance therapy success for sleep apnea
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According to new research that will receive the Graduate Student Research Award on June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the ratio between tongue volume and bony enclosure size in patients with obstructive sleep apnea may help dentists calculate oral appliance treatment success. More

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