Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:34
Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:40
Organization encouraging dental professionals to offer free screenings to the public
March 6, 2012- Newport Beach, CA—
Did you know that the fastest growing segment of the oral cancer community is young, healthy non-smokers? It’s shocking but true. Exposure to the HPV-16 virus, the most common sexually transmitted infection, is now the leading cause of oral cancers in the U.S. There is little that can be done to stop this virus from spreading. Our only hope to save lives is through increased professional involvement and public awareness to generate early discovery of the disease process. To that end, the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) is encouraging the dental community to get involved in Oral Cancer Awareness Month this April 2012 by offering free oral cancer screenings to the public in a national effort to raise awareness of this silent killer.
Written by By Gordon Osterhaus Wednesday, 07 March 2012 10:07
When I opened my dental office in 1980, I made a lot of mistakes and cursed the fact that this kind of business knowledge wasn’t available as part of my dental curriculum. But like many of my colleagues, I got through the ordeal, recovered from my blunders, and life went on. I was able to regroup because at that time my school debt was relatively low, as was the cost to start up a new dental office. Today, the stakes have risen dramatically. The majority of dental students graduate with six-figure debts, and the cost to build a new dental facility is much more, due to the complexity of the digital age. Today’s young dentists have less financial leeway than I did when it comes to making mistakes during a new office start-up. Yet for all the risks of starting a new office, training in how to do so is still ignored in dental schools.
Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 06 March 2012 16:14
Provides Remedies for Five Most Serious Sterilization Violations
OXNARD, CALIF. – MARCH 5, 2012 – DUX Dental today announced it will host a free webinar that will help dental professionals identify the most common mistakes made when sterilizing instruments and how to improve infection control practices in their offices. Pat Pine, a registered dental hygienist (RDH) and national infection control educator will present the webinar, "Five Serious Sterilization Violations" on Thurs., March 15 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Registration information is available at www.duxdental.com.
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