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Invest billions in medical research: panel
The panel, chaired by CSIRO chairman Simon McKeon, was set up 12 months ago by the Gillard government to undertake a strategic review of health and medical research in Australia. "Within the next 10 years an additional $ 2 billion to $ 3 billion per …
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Study: Fraud growing in scientific research papers
Fraud in life sciences research is still minuscule and committed by only a few dozen scientific scofflaws. However, it causes big problems, said Arturo Casadevall, a professor of microbiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York …
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Implementation science links research with real-world practice to improve health
These and other questions are the focus of "implementation science," a field of study that addresses the wide-ranging challenges of translating research knowledge into real-life practice. "Implementation science is a relatively new way of describing …
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Study – Eating disorders prevalent among older adults

Study – Eating disorders prevalent among older adults
The ''vicious cycle'' of binging can lead to ''despair, disgust and a sense of loss of control,'' the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reports. Breece, a retired office … A wife, stepmother and step-grandmother …

County spreading the word about prescription discount card
MANKATO — A new free drug prescription discount card for Blue Earth County residents offers savings not only on medications but on dental, vision, veterinary, lab and hearing services as well. “There are no health or age restrictions; everyone …
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Certified Dental Assistant Requirements

Certified Dental Assistant

Certified Dental Assistant

Completing a Dental Assistant program can be the opportunity to explore a wonderful career in the field of dentistry. While most states don’t require licensing, obtaining your certification as a Dental Assistant will give you and edge over the competition. This will allow you to have a wide selection of employment opportunities to choose from. Most Dental Assistants with a certificate find that they are paid more for their work than those Dental Assistants who have not obtained licensing.


The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. set the standards for the Certified Dental Assistant, known as CDA. The CDA exam is composed of three parts. The General Chairside is a written test composed of 120 multiple choice questions. The questions are based on basic Dental Assistant fundamentals. The Infection Control segment is also a written portion. It is composed of 100 multiple choice questions relating to information on various diseases, the risks, and prevention methods. The last portion of the exam is the Health and Safety portion. This is a 100 question multiple choice section that is basically common sense related. Some Nursing Assistants choose to take the Certified Dental Assistant portion as well. This is a 210 question multiple choice section.


To prepare for the CDA, review your text book and notes from your Dental Assistant program. It is a good idea to purchase a CDA study guide. You can form a study group with other students who will be taking the CDA exam. The internet also has many free practice tests available. The exam is given in either a written form or computerized form. Nursing Assistant can choose the method they are most comfortable with.


To ensure you do the best possible on the CDA test, consider scheduling it immediately after you have completed your Dental Assistant Program. This is a great time to do it because all of the information is still fresh in your mind. You are also still in learning mode, so you should not suffer too much from test anxiety. Those who test right after completing their Dental Assistant program score better on the test. The longer you wait, they lower your score is likely to be. It is also less likely you will take the test once you have secured employment as a Dental Assistant.


In some states, Dental Assistants who have obtained the certification can perform various dental procedures. This definitely makes you a greater asset to the dental facility you work for if your state offers this statute. This will also encourage employers in these states to hire you over other Dental Assistants who are not certified. You will be worth more to the employer, so you will likely be offered more pay and better benefits.


For Dental Assistants, the decision to take the CDA is theirs to make. Since licensing is not a requirement, then many choose not to go through the test of taking another exam. However, there is nothing to lose because if you don’t pass the test you are still qualified to be a Dental Assistant upon completion of your program. However, the benefits of having an edge over the competition as well as the additional pay for the same type of work are encouraging to proceed with taking the CDA.


CDA exams vary in cost by state. They are generally held monthly. You can obtain a schedule of CDA exams from your program instructor, your State Dental Board, or from The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. They can also refer you to the best materials to study for the CDA test based on the requirements of your state.

Is there a grant for dental implants?

Question by Maria D: Is there a grant for dental implants?
I am a diabetic and diabetis distroied all my teeth from upper and lower part of my mouthh, and I need dental implants. I have denture but is very hard to eat with it and is very uncomfortable in my mouth.

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Answer by hunkydorey
i cant answer you until you let me know if your in uk, or us.
il check back for additional details.

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Arizona charities see no drop-off in demand since recession

Arizona charities see no drop-off in demand since recession
St. Mary's Food Bank became the largest statewide charitable group after the decision of the Muscular Dystrophy Association to move its national headquarters to Chicago from Tucson. The health-research group reported the highest revenue among Arizona …

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The Guam International Film Festival, or GIFF, will run from Sept. 23 to 28 at the Agana Center Stadium Theatres. This year, GIFF will showcase over 50 films, including selections from the 2014 Festival de Cannes, Sundance, Busan, Toronto, SXSW and more.
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Controversial microbeads removed from Crest toothpaste
While dental professionals support this view, American Dental Association (ADA) disputes it with intensive studies that show the beads are harmless. Dentists and dental hygienists in the US have reported a large number of patients had beads under their …
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Movers & Shakers 09/21/14
Cindy Rombach, executive officer of the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association, has received the Small Office Honor Award from the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders. The award was … Originally from Arizona, Straus …