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Nov. 2, 2010
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ADAA Introduces the 2010-2011 ADAA President
American Dental Assistants Association    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Greetings! Allow me to introduce myself – my name is Natalie Kaweckyj and I am the newly installed President of the American Dental Assistants Association having been installed just a few weeks ago at our annual meeting in sunny Orlando, Fla. One of the benefits of being president is traveling nationwide to meet with friends of the ADAA, exchanging of ideas and meeting members I have not had a chance to meet yet. I look forward to meeting many new friends through my activities and encourage you to bring along a friend or colleague who may not yet be a member to an ADAA associated event or meeting. I tip my hat off to my friend and Immediate Past President Angie Swatts, who led the ADAA into uncharted territory earlier this year with the launching of the new E-Membership initiative at the Chicago Mid Winter meeting. More

Manual instrument sharpening
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In recent years we have seen new equipment for sharpening instruments, but none of the research conducted has dramatically changed the way we sharpen instruments by hand. Is it simply because we have not looked closely at the most recent research? That may be the case, because a recent article from a scientific journal showed that there is a difference in the cutting edges of Gracey curettes when various sharpening techniques were used to resharpen dull curettes. Drs. Andrade Acevedo RA, Sampaio JEC, Shibli JA described the results of many different methods of sharpening. In their study, the instrument sharpening was completed by experienced clinicians. More

Landmark study points to role of sex hormones in higher risk of gum disease in men
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Sex hormones may be the biological reason why men are at greater risk than women for destructive periodontitis, an infection of the gums, according to researchers at the University of Maryland Dental School. To establish better management and risk assessment models for periodontal disease, Harlan Shiau, DDS, DMedSc, assistant professor, and Mark Reynolds, DDS, PhD, MA, professor at the Dental School, have published the first comprehensive review of gender differences in the development and progression of the destructive periodontal disease. More

Medical Dental Film Digitizer

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Final results of the Dental Assisting Digest salary survey
Dental Assisting Digest via Dentistry IQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to salaries, dental assistants aren't shy with share their numbers or opinions. This year, 729 dental assistants from around the country were willing to answer a six-question survey from Dental Assisting Digest about their salaries and profession. The following article reveals the results. More

Consuming polyunsaturated fatty acids may lower
the incidence of gum disease

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Periodontitis, a common inflammatory disease in which gum tissue separates from teeth, leads to accumulation of bacteria and potential bone and tooth loss. Although traditional treatments concentrate on the bacterial infection, more recent strategies target the inflammatory response. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health found that dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids like fish oil, known to have anti-inflammatory properties, shows promise for the effective treatment and prevention of periodontitis. More

People with diabetes need better dental habits    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
While dental health is linked to a diabetics overall bill of health, some individuals who have this disease still neglect their dental hygiene. In fact, a new study indicates that approximately 66 percent of diabetics have not improved their oral care habits since they were first diagnosed with this illness. More

A gel that could someday replace fillings
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Have you ever dreamed of a world where cavities could be magically repaired, without drilling and Novocain? Someday, in the not too distant future, a tooth regeneration gel could replace some fillings in cavities. The gel would encourage cells in the teeth to regenerate in about a month. More

DentalEZ® Stools: comfort and efficiency!

Position yourself properly for any procedure while minimizing stresses or strains related to dental practice.


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