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The not-so-boring truth about the rules for dental CE

When I hear the words “rules and regulations,” I instantly want to get in my jammies, grab a soft blanket, light a fire, and fall asleep. There is nothing in that phrase that makes me want to continue listening. However, when I hear the words “inactive license” or “license is in default,” my blood pressure…
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Common oral bacteria could treat troublesome illness

The discovery could help in alternative treatments for those with celiac disease. Researchers have isolated an enzyme from bacteria present in human saliva that has potential as a therapy for celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune disorder that causes severe digestive and other health problems among sufferers when they consume gluten.  An estimated three million people…
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Hygienists assertively answer questions about floss after reports

Almost three-quarters of dental hygienists estimate that up to 40% of patients have inquired about recent media reports regarding the necessity of flossing, according to an RDH eVillage survey. Dental hygienists have also expressed different strategies to counter the news reports, which were sparked by an Associated Press article in early August questioning the evidence…
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The CDC has asked for infection prevention coordinators in all offices

The CDC has asked for infection prevention coordinators in all offices By Noel Kelsch, RDHAP, MS I walked through the door; harsh words were being exchanged. It was apparent there was no one in charge and it was reflecting in infection control. A tall woman repeatedly pointed her finger in the face of a staff…
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