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  • 01 Sep 2016 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    Always review your schedule for the morning and the afternoon. Anticipate for your future patients and be ready as best as you can. This will help you be organized and ready for the day. 

    Sent in by Kandra Luna

  • 01 Aug 2016 9:27 AM | Anonymous

    When cementing either a temporary or permanent crown:

    After placing the crown on the tooth, have a wet cotton swab ready to go round the tooth, in order to remove excess cement. After the cement has set for several minutes, take a second wet cotton swab around the margins. Then use an explorer around the margins to remove any remaining cement. Carefully use double knotted floss to go through the contacts to make sure there is no excess cement between the teeth. Make sure you check carefully into the gingival areas.

    By Bonnie Marshall, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, MADAA, BS

  • 01 Jul 2016 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    Taking third molar exposures can be tough. Remember to place the film or sensor as far back as the patient will allow and then place the PID to the distal...a Distal Oblique exposure. Remember to increase the exposure time, as the bone will block the rays.

    By Bonnie Marshall, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, MADAA

  • 01 Jun 2016 10:20 AM | Anonymous

  • 01 May 2016 10:02 AM | Anonymous

    "Never doubt yourself as a dental assistant, always believe in your skills and how you can assist the dentist. Being confident and positive, will help guide you into success."

    From Kandra Luna

  • 01 Apr 2016 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Being a dental assistant for many years, I remember way back when..... we would attend monthly meetings for the education program and then the chit-chatting would begin. We all learned more from the networking! Meeting, discussing, learning and making wonderful friendships!

    That is the start of the story here are a couple of hints for Now...

    1. Try to gather with other professionals.
    2. Discuss the two new products in your office or the new program for the computer.
    3. Share something that you're doing in your practice that is working.
    4. Go on line and look up The Dale Foundation for new education. ADAA also has courses available. Get your hours for your CDA renewal, do it early!
    5. Google Helpful Hints. See what other offices are offering their patients. I just did and I'm surprised with the info from teeth brushing, calcium intake, sleep length, daily dose of vitamins of C and D and lots more.
    6. See what others are doing and learn from that.
    7. Offer something new to post for your patients that will make a difference.
    8. Share with us, ODAA, your ideas and what you did!


    Mary Harrison CDA, EFDA, EFODA, FADAA

  • 03 Mar 2016 1:10 PM | Anonymous

     1.    What bacterial spore-former is used to biologically monitor steam sterilization?

            a.  Bacillus subtilis

            b.  Bacillus atrophaeus

            c.  Clostridium perfringens

            d.  Geobacillus stearothermophilus


    2.    What bacterial spore-former is used to biologically monitor dry heat sterilization?

            a.  Bacillus subtilis

            b.  Bacillus atrophaeus

            c.  Clostridium perfringens

            d.  Geobacillus Stearothermophilus



  • 01 Feb 2016 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    Basic Abilities of a Dental Safety Coordinator 

    By Linda Kihs, CDA, EFDA, OMSA, MADAA

    Every dental facility needs a dental safety coordinator.  At a minimum this person should have a basic understanding of:  microbiology; modes of cross-contamination in dentistry; infection prevention and general safety procedures; related governmental regulations and recommendations; and products and equipment available to maintain patient and provider safety.   


  • 01 Nov 2015 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    See the breach of infection prevention and protocol from the picture.  This image depicts action after patient treatment.

    Thanks to Joyce Vaughan, Linda Kihs and model Trina Fowler

    Can you spot all 9?  See the answers below!


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