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08

May'20

Use a “Growth Mindset” to Be Ready for Your Dental Comeback!

Tonya Lanthier Do You Have a Comeback Mindset? When the doors to your practice open, will you be ready? Will you be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with team members who are ready? Our ability to innovate and find new operational efficiencies is critical, but perhaps more critical to our comeback success is our “growth mindset.” Belief systems, both conscious and unconscious, can help or hinder our abilities and our behavior. Our mindsets are rooted in our belief systems and …

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04

May'20

UPDATE: Dentistry Workers and Employers

COVID-19 Control and Prevention This section provides guidance for dentistry workers and employers. This guidance supplements the general interim guidance for workers and employers of workers at increased risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2. On March 16, 2020, the American Dental Association called for dentists to keep their offices closed to all but urgent and emergency procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak. Unless emergency dental procedures absolutely cannot be delayed, OSHA further recommends that emergency dental procedures be performed on patients with suspected or …

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24

Apr'20

An article on whether the exposures to aerosols pose a risk to dental professionals?

Abstract Background Dental care professionals are exposed to aerosols from the oral cavity of patients containing several pathogenic microorganisms. Bioaerosols generated during dental treatment are a potential hazard to dental staff, and there have been growing concerns about their role in transmission of various airborne infections and about reducing the risk of contamination. Aims To investigate qualitatively and quantitatively the bacterial and fungal aerosols before and during clinical sessions in two dental offices compared with …

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17

Apr'20

Post Coronavirus: The Alpha and Omega of a Successful Dental Hygiene Appointment

Editor’s Note: Information about COVID-19 is changing on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis. We have made every attempt to ensure this article is up-to-date at the time of publication, but with the rapid changes occurring, some information may have changed since publication. Please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov/ for the latest news and information on COVID-19. This article’s intent is how to build trust with patients once they return to the office for elective care. Why it doesn’t address new infection …

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10

Apr'20

Healthcare workers are taping photos of themselves to their protective gear to help put COVID-19 patients at ease

When patients are admitted to the hospital for COVID-19, they aren’t allowed to have visitors. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals keep their distance, interacting with them only under layers of personal protective equipment. It can be easy to feel a lack of human connection. Healthcare workers have come up with a clever way to help COVID-19 patients feel a little less isolated. Their personal protective equipment obscures their faces entirely, preventing them from offering so …

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02

Apr'20

Blood from people who recover from Coronavirus could provide a treatment

Plasma is being studied as a way to fight off the virus By Carolyn Y. Johnson and Ben Guarino March 27, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. EDT PLEASE NOTE The Washington Post is providing this story for free so that all readers have access to this important information about the coronavirus. For more free stories, sign up for our daily Coronavirus Updates newsletter. An old idea for fighting infections — an approach most physicians know about only from medical lore — …

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24

Mar'20

Coping with Social Distancing: Tips for Managing Time, Stress, and Anxious Feelings

By now, most, if not all, of us are practicing social distancing until further notice. For those with kids, they are homeschooling while trying to balance remote work schedules. For others that may be alone or have no kids or family nearby, or have been temporarily laid off of work, this time is especially challenging. We must all do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing functions as a means of …

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18

Mar'20

15 Good News Stories from Around the Globe, Show Things Can Get Better!

A post is being shared across all social media platforms listing 15 good news stories about the coronavirus, and we can happily say they are all true! IMPORTANT NOTE FROM Academy for Dental Assistants. Some possibly positive information on this scary situation?!?! Side Note – We personally did not confirm every statement as factual, we are just passing on this information. The author of the article included links from various sources. Please read and make …

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16

Mar'20

Daily Updates by 8 pm

Attention Students – Please be advised that we are taking the Coronavirus very seriously and the health and safety of our students is our #1 concern. With announcements and updates sometimes occurring hourly by the CDC, we ask that you please understand if we cannot update our schools protocol and send out announcements immediately when a new change has been recommended by the CDC. We will update students and our website at least once per …

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16

Mar'20

Academy for Dental Assistants is carefully monitoring any updates and recommendations from the CDC

Regarding the COVID-19 (also known as the Coronavirus infection) in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently recommending any “in person” events of 50 people or more to be postponed, since our classes are small with a maximum of 12-15 students, we will NOT be cancelling any upcoming classes at this time, but we will closely monitor any changes the CDC suggests and keep all students informed of any changes. Classes …

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13

Mar'20

Is an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush?

Answer From Thomas J. Salinas, D.D.S. It’s possible to brush your teeth effectively with a manual toothbrush. However, an electric toothbrush can be a great alternative to a manual toothbrush, especially if you have arthritis or other conditions that make it difficult to brush well. An electric toothbrush’s bristle movement might even help you remove more plaque from your teeth and improve your gum health. If you use an electric toothbrush, make sure it’s comfortable …

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10

Mar'20

Whitening strips could be doing serious damage to your teeth

Pearly whites can come with a price. Teeth whitening is expected to become a $7.4 billion industry by 2024, with Americans spending $1.4 billion alone on over-the-counter whiteners to bleach away the stains from cigarettes, red wine, coffee and natural aging, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. But preliminary research presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s annual meeting this week suggests that these whitening strips could be damaging teeth beneath the surface. …

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23

Jan'20

2020 Best Jobs: Dental Assistants

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 11.2 percent employment growth for dental assistants between 2018 and 2028. In that period, an estimated 38,700 jobs should open up. Dental assistants prepare patients for treatments and teeth cleanings, plus sterilize instruments. You may think every scrub-wearing worker in the dentist’s office is either a dentist or dental hygienist. Some of them are, but some of the other professionals performing integral tasks in running the office and facilitating …

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10

Jan'20

Congratulations Marisela!

Marisela was offered a Dental Assistant position at Aspen Dental!! Go Marisela, we are so proud of you!!! Congratulations Marisela and welcome to the world of dentistry!

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06

Dec'19

Congratulations Madison!

Madison was offered 6 different Dental Assistant positions all ranging starting out from $16-$22 dollars!! Go Madison, we are so proud of you!!! Congratulations Madison and welcome to the world of dentistry polska-ed.com!

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