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2014-04-09T19:20:00Z A rivalry renewedThe Associated Press The Associated

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North Dakota led the next exodus, from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, to create the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. … He wanted to be a dentist, though, and that curriculum wasn't offered there. … North Dakota used to be the …
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Apples: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts
Dentists recommend cutting up your apples and chewing them with your back teeth. Always rinse your mouth … the acid and sugars. People with type 2 diabetes can eat apples, although the American Diabetes Association suggests buying smaller apples and …

Q&A: How long does it take to become a dental hygienist right out of high school?

Question by VERSAILLES: How long does it take to become a dental hygienist right out of high school?

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Answer by triggerlily
Porbably 2 years and a semester. I would definitely do your research, you may be able to find something faster than that.

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convenient dental assisting schools in Colorado springs?

Question by Shally: convenient dental assisting schools in Colorado springs?
I live in Colorado springs. Which schools are best to attend to become a dental assistant? Westwood college sounds convincing but the campus is in denver, which I don’t mind commuting up there for my education, but is there any convenient dental assisting schools here in the springs with good credentials? If so, which schools would they be?

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Answer by jannsody
Please be aware that westwood is ONLY nationally accredited as opposed to the minimum regional accreditation. Their “student recruiters” are actually “sales reps” who get a commission for every student that signs up with the school 🙂 They’re one of those private For-profit schools. Therefore, their course credits usually do NOT transfer to other schools, even if the for-profit school is regionally accredited.

Just an fyi that the school that you’d mentioned is also *not* on the list of programs accredited by the “American dental association” (ADA), anyway.

There are a few community colleges accredited by the ADA in your state of residence. They’re usually a lot more affordable than those for-profit schools.

Here is the link to search for accredited DA programs:

Before taking prerequisite courses for DA, please look through and peruse some dental textbooks, such as those found at the local community college library (that offers DA or dental hygiene) or the local dental/medical school library. Some dental patients may have severe dental disease which can be tough for some to handle.

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American Dental Association For Parents: Do not wait, use fluoridated toothpaste

American Dental Association For Parents: Do not wait, use fluoridated toothpaste
Once the child reaches the age of three, parents should work up a pea-sized blob, the ADA says in its new guidelines updated in the Journal of the American Dental Association. This is in agreement with the board of a small group, the American Academy of Pediatric …
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and supplier Henry Schein Partners Work American Dental Association To
The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected consumer product dental guide. The monthly Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and the journal Most read …
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Dentists Fort Wayne encourages families to read national for children …
Dr. Keith Harrison is a graduate of the School of Dentistry at the University of Indiana to the top of her class and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Society of anesthesiology, and the Academy of General …
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By Dr. H. Kopel
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention tooth decay is the leading disease among children in the United States. Tooth decay is preventable by proper oral hygiene, avoidance of foods containing sugar or starches, as well as sealants and fluoride treatments provided by your dentist.

A child’s baby teeth should be cleaned as soon as they start erupting through the gums by the parents. This should include brushing and flossing. As soon as the child starts spitting out their toothpaste instead of swallowing it, professional and home fluoride applications may start. The most important time to clean the teeth is at night before bed. The teeth should be brushed, flossed and then any recommended fluoride solutions should be applied. Only water should be ingested afterwards. Small children should be weaned off of night time milk and juice as soon as possible.

During regular 6 month dental checkups and cleanings the teeth will be treated with a fluoride gel or varnish. For maximum protection of the teeth see your dentist for a prescription strength fluoride toothpaste or fluoride rinse for home care use. When the permanent molars erupt or when indicated by your dentist, sealants will be recommended to prevent decay from starting in the susceptible pits and grooves of the chewing teeth where fluoride is least effective.

Following these guidelines as well as any specific recommendations made by your dentist may eliminate or at least minimize any future tooth decay. Starting good hygiene habits at a young age can provide a lifetime of healthy teeth.

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