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Oral Cancer Screenings

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), oral cancer screenings should be performed routinely at every patient visit. Extraorally, lymph nodes should be palpated for abnormalities and the skin should be examined. Intraorally, the most common locations for oral cancer include the ventral and lateral surfaces of the tongue, the floor of the mouth and…

Reduce the Risks of Back Pain through Dentistry Ergonomics

How do you promote and protect the physical well-being of your dental team? Dental hygienists commonly complain about neck pain. Dental surgeons persistently experience back pain. Most dental practitioners frequently report lower back problems. Is your dental team free from musculoskeletal health hazards? The high prevalence of musculoskeletal problems is backed by research studies administered…

Positive Thoughts on the Changing Dental Landscape

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently released what they refer to as a “Landmark Report” on the changing dental landscape. In the release, a prominent ADA spokesperson was quoted as saying the profession must navigate the challenges ahead. While the release summarized some choice findings from the study, the bias was decidedly negative in the…

DDS '12 Dental Students: You Just Graduated; Now What?!

You just graduated dental school. You’re probably asking yourself, “OK, what’s next?” Well, spend a few weeks soaking up congratulatory hoorays and being ultra-proud of your accomplishment; then… why not jump right into some popular industry events? The American Dental Association puts together a killer annual session each year, stocked full of awesome new product…

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