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  • 01 Aug 2014 3:51 PM | Anonymous
    Helpful Tip of the Month: August
     
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    Send to office@oregondentalassistants.com today!
  • 08 Jul 2014 2:15 PM | Anonymous

    2014 Student Achievement Awards

    Portland Community College - Billie Speicher
    Blue Mountain Community College - Jordawn Wambeke
    Central Oregon Community College - Teri Peasley
    Chemeketa Community College - Carley Angal
    Linn-Benton Community College - Elizabeth Coskey
  • 02 Jul 2014 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    When taking all radiographs including digital be sure and use a cotton roll on the opposite arch, biting surface. This will help stabilize the device, open all contacts and assure that all root tips are caught on the radiograph.

    Sent by: Bonnie Marshall, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, MADAA

  • 03 Jun 2014 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    Radiology: Oral pick.... place in contacts between posterior teeth...Guarantee to open any posterior contact. Place the PID in line with the Oral Pick...direction


    Sent by: Robynne Peterson, CDThis tip is for assistants who use cotton rolls for their patient's comfort during x-rays. One way to secure the cotton roll so it dose not slip is to put a orthodontic band on the cotton roll. Make sure to have the patient bite on the bend that the cotton roll makes to insure a diagnostic film.
    Sent by: Bonnie Marshall, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, MADAA
  • 01 May 2014 8:30 AM | Anonymous
    This tip is for assistants who use cotton rolls for their patient's comfort during x-rays. One way to secure the cotton roll so it dose not slip is to put a orthodontic band on the cotton roll. Make sure to have the patient bite on the bend that the cotton roll makes to insure a diagnostic film.

    Sent by: Robynne Peterson, CDA, EFDA
  • 24 Apr 2014 4:29 PM | Anonymous
    Congratulations to Ellie Dove of Gresham who won the 
    7 inch Galaxy tablet raffle from ODAA at the 
    2014 Oregon Dental Conference!

  • 01 Apr 2014 8:23 AM | Anonymous
    Hand hygiene in healthcare settings provides healthcare workers and patients with a variety of resources including guidelines for providers, patient empowerment materials, the latest technological advances in hand hygiene adherence measurement, frequently asked questions, and links to promotional and educational tools published by the WHO, universities, and health departments.

    There are a few great links to click on with Basics, Training, Guidelines and Measurement at: http://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene.

    Submitted by,
    SSG Kimberly Goodell CDA, EFDA, EFODA
  • 04 Mar 2014 8:49 AM | Anonymous
    Dental Assistants have many hats to wear in the course of a day's work.
    Take some time to protect yourself and the office in which you work every day.

    Please go to State of Oregon: Board of Dentistry
    You will be able to see members of the Board, Staff and Members of special OBD committees. Take a look at the rosters and if you have a thought or recognize a name feel free to contact that person with questions or any thoughts you might have. The main reason for your search is to find spore testing, who, where and when...and how long to save the results, (did you know that is the law?) you will/could save the dental practice a lot of money if for some reason you're asked where your records are...

    The site is most interesting and you could take a few minutes during your working day and share the information with others...make a book to keep the results of spore testing so you know right where it is when needed....Good Luck.....

    State of Oregon: Board of Dentistry
    www.oregon.gov/dentistry

    The Mission of the Oregon Board of Dentistry is to protect the public by assuring that the citizens of Oregon receive the highest possible quality oral health care.
  • 04 Feb 2014 12:24 PM | Anonymous
    ODAA TIP OF THE MONTH: February
    Submitted by Sheri Billetter, CDA, EFDA, MADAA, BS 

    Easy fix:  How do you know if your ultrasonic cleaning unit in the office is still working properly?  

    Does the office buy one and expect it to work perfectly for 10-15 years?  How does one find out if it is still working?  Just because the solution is moving a little does not mean it is functioning to full capacity. Here is a very simple tip to find out if the ultrasonic is still at optimum efficiency. 

    After thoroughly cleaning and rinsing, fill the unit with water.  Take a 6" by 6" piece of aluminum foil and place in the ultrasonic unit.  Place the lid and set the timer for 5 minutes.  When the cycle is finished remove the foil and look at it.  The foil should be very pitted from the ultrasonic waves.  If not, it is time to replace the unit. 
  • 14 Jan 2014 4:46 PM | Anonymous
    The ODAA Winter 2014 News Bulletin is now ready to view.

    Check out what's coming up, including Dental Assistants Recognition Week and the Oregon Dental Conference.


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