PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING RELATIVE TO ORAL HEALTH

Much of the emphasis in dental programs concerning nutritional counselling is placed on preventing caries.  The link between “sugars” and decay is greatly discussed. In more recent years, the link between an acidic diet, with a surge in healthy eating including salad dressings and energy or sports drinks, a connection was emphasized between tooth erosion…

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Summary of the New Global Classification System of Periodontal and Peri-Implant

In 2017, following a World Workshop, a new classification system for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions was proposed. Over 170 clinicians and researchers from all over the world, including Canada, assembled to edit the existing classification system to make it more effective. This is significant for Intra-Oral Dental Assistants as it is part of…

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Infection Control and Prevention

Public Health Ontario infection control Best Practices document and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario Standard of Practice updates Public Health Ontario, through the Provincial Infection Diseases Advisory Committee, have updated their infection control document and changed the name from Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice (last revised in April 2015), to Best…

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How To Ace the NDAEB Exam

You’ve almost become a Dental Assistant, so don’t give up now.  You been through elementary, grade school, high school and maybe some post secondary education. You’ve completed theoretical and clinical studies approved by an NDAEB recognized program . . . you can almost touch that certificate.   Highlighted below are seven important things you can do…

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