National Dentists’ Society (ADA Founding)
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What is now the American Dental Association was founded at 10am, August 18, 1840 at the American Hotel in New York City.
American Journal of Dental Science, volume 1, 1839
Almost Half of US Adults Have Gum Disease
30 in the Journal of Dental Research. Periodontitis is an infection of the gums and a major cause of tooth loss in adults, according to the American Dental Association. For the new study, researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative study …
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Question by Jessica: What steps should I take to become a dental assistant?
I’m starting my first year of college with plans of becoming a dental assistant..but I feel like I’ve been getting the run-around throughout this whole process! I’ve looked into several community colleges and I’m confused on the next steps I should take.
My first concern is that I’ve read terrible reviews on most dental assistant programs…from the price… to the “hands-on training”..
My guidance counselor suggested I take pre-reqs to get into a dental assistant course at a nearby college..biology, chemistry..the usual. If I do successfully complete the pre-reqs and obtain my certification..how easy is it to get an entry level job at a dental office with no prior experience in the dental field?
By no experience I mean I’ve worked as a fast food manager for a few years, a carpenter and a secretary. And if you think that sounds bad on a resume, let’s top it.. I’ve been receiving unemployment for the past 5months. Despite that, I’m a bright, hard-working team player that’s dependable and reliable.
Somebody…anybody…PLEASE help if you know what I’m going through!!!!!!
Answer by asj 🙂
It depends COMPLETELY on your state, what state are you in?
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Many pet owners may be surprised to learn a dog’s dental health is as important to overall well-being as a daily game of fetch.
Dental problems in pets go way beyond bad breath. Periodontal disease is the most common health problem in dogs today. At least 80 percent of dogs suffer from it by age 2. Left untreated, dental problems can be very painful and affect the quality of a pet’s life.
Small-breed dogs under 20 pounds are at an even greater risk than larger breeds. First, small dogs have small mouths that crowd the teeth, and second, those teeth are excessively large for those small jaws.
Fortunately, small breeds don’t need to suffer, says Dr. Daniel Carmichael, veterinary dental specialist with the Veterinary Medical Center in West Islip, N.Y. He recommends:
1. See your veterinarian for regular dental checkups. Work with your vet to schedule regular professional dental checkups and ask how you can maintain your pet’s dental health. Monitor for bad breath, which can be a sign of a more serious dental problem.
2. Brush those canines. Daily tooth brushing is the best way to remove and prevent plaque build- up. You can try the new state-of-the-art Hartz® Dental™ Electric Tooth-brush to make brushing your dog’s teeth easier. It features a vibrating brush head and, when used as directed, is clinically proven to reduce tartar by 85 percent and plaque by 28 percent after three weeks. Use toothpaste made for dogs (beef-flavored paste is appealing to pets) as it’s designed to be swallowed and does not foam up in the mouth.
3. Choose smart snacks for your dog. Chewing rawhide has been proven in clinical studies to help reduce plaque and tartar. Tasty beef and chicken flavors encourage your pooch to chew longer, increasing the dental benefits. Another option is Hartz® Dental™ Nutri-Fresh Chew™ with OdorZap™ crystals to freshen breath, in addition to reducing tartar up to 61 percent.
4. Provide toys with dental benefits. Some newer chew toys have raised tips that help remove plaque and tartar. The Hartz® Dental™ Chew™ ‘n Clean® Deli Cuts are one example and come in three yummy flavors. These toys provide chewing exercise to strengthen gums and help relieve anxiety and boredom.
Question by Jazmin: affordable dental assistant/hygiene schools near san jose ca?
I live in san jose and have been looking for vocational dental schools/training. dont want any real expensive places like Heald, Carrington, Everest etc. please help!
Answer by jannsody
You’re smart to want to avoid those private For-profit schools such as heald, Everest, devry and Carrington. If the local community college (or county vo-tech adult school for dental assistant) has an accredited program from the “American dental association”, those schools are usually more affordable and reputable.
Before taking pre-req courses for dental assisting or dental hygiene, please look through and peruse some dental textbooks such as those found at the local community college library that offers DA or DH or the local dental/medical school library. Some patients may have severe dental disease which may be tough for some to handle. If you haven’t done some job shadowing, please find out about that as well.
For accredited programs in DA or DH: http://www.ada.org/5500.aspx
U.S. colleges: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ
General career info: http://www.bls.gov/ooh and can search.
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NB dentist, experts weigh in on Texas' growing fluoride debate
Advocates of fluoridated water insist that the chemical additive is good for teeth, but actual science routinely shows otherwise, including a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association confirming fluoride as a toxic substance …
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Your Child's Diet Affects His Heart Health Into Adulthood: How To Feed A Young …
New research, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, outlines the American Heart Association's new findings on the long-lasting health effects of a child's diet. "Our findings indicate that, in general, children …
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Serious health risks to water fluoridation
Babies and toddlers get too much fluoride when tap water is used to make formula, according to a study in the 2003 Journal of Human Lactation by Brothwell and Limeback. The American Dental Association and the Dental Forum in Ireland have admitted that …
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