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Teeth Materials

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Dental Materials and Their Parameters Characteristics

Dental materials are very critical for health of human teeth; however, some dental materials are frequently used for the teeth while some are rarely used. Temporary dressing and dental restorative materials are commonly used materials that dentists use to restore the healthy teeth. Part of the characteristics of restorative materials is that they should consist of soft and natural hard tissues. Typically, density, dimensional changes and appearance of restorative materials are very important when choosing restorative materials. Dimensional changes are very important in choosing restorative materials and manipulation of materials involves mixing two or more components. Moreover; density is a fundamental property for the design of restorative materials and the use appropriate alloy is very critical to avoid the displacement. The use of resin-based product, hue, chroma and natural acid are very important to assist teeth to resist solubility and erosion. One of the…… [Read More]

Reference

McCabe, J.F. & Walls, A. (2009). Applied Dental Materials. UK. John Wiley & Sons.

Alomari Q, El Daraa E. (2010). A randomized clinical trial of in-office dental bleaching with or without light activation. J Contemp Dent Pract. 11:E017 -- E024.

Wang, L. D'Alpino, P.H.P. Lopes, L.G. et al. (2003). Mechanical properties of dental restorative materials: relative contribution of laboratory tests. Journal of Applied Oral Science. 1(3): 162-167.
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Oral Health Promotion

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Dental Health Program for Low-Income Children

Oral Health Promotion

A child's socioeconomic status and gender are significant predictors of susceptibility to life-long dental disease (Broadbent, Thomson, Boyens, and Poulton, 2011). Male children and children from low-income households are less likely to brush daily, floss, or visit the dentist as adults, despite suffering from more prevalent and severe dental disease (p < 0.001 for all associations). When the bulk of the 81.5 billion-plus yearly oral health care burden in the United States consists of restorative dental services provided by dentist (Baelum, Van Palenstein Helderman, Hugoson, Yee, and Fejerskov, 2007, p. 878), any program that encourages daily plaque removal in young children would therefore tend to lower oral health care costs over the long-term.

Dental disease during childhood also has an impact on the child's immediate overall health. The pain and discomfort associated with tooth decay can lead to malnutrition, low body…… [Read More]

References

Baelum, V., Van Palenstein Helderman, W., Hugoson, A., Yee, R., and Fejerskov, O. (2007). A global perspective on changes in the burden of caries and periodontitis: Implications for dentistry. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 34, 872-906.

Broadbent, Jonathan M., Thomson, W. Murray, Boyens, John, V., and Poulton, Richie. (2011). Dental plaque and oral health during the first 32 years of life. Journal of the American Dental Association, 142, 415-426.

Committee on Clinical and Scientific Affairs. (2010). Report on early childhood caries. Canadian Dental Association. Retrieved from http://www.jcda.ca/uploads/pdf/ccsa/ECC-Report-FINAL-April-2010_for-jcda-website.pdf

Gussy, Mark G., Waters, Elizabeth G., Walsh, Oria, and Kilpatrick, Nicola M. (2006). Early childhood caries: Current evidence for aetiology and prevention. Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health, 42, 37-43.
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Extant Literature Has Been Dedicated

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According to the study, the clinical evidence does not recommend the application of implanto-prosthetic zirconium abutments in a patient's molar region.

Nakumura et al. (2010) conducted a systematic review of Zirconium as a dental implant abutment matter. The focus of their study was to assess the already published data on the concept of concerning zirconia dental implant abutments.

The work was focused on the study of the mechanical properties of zirconium abutments, the peri-implant soft tissues that surround zirconia abutments, plaque accumulation on the zirconia as well as the survival of the zirconia abutments.

The selected studies indicated that the that the zirconium abutments were very reliable in the anterior region from both mechanical and biologic perspectives.The studies also concluded that in comparison with titanium, zirconium abutments may be a material surface that is less attractive for phenomenon of early plaque retention.

The study further indicated that 3 clinical follow-up…… [Read More]

References

Ekfeldt a, Furst B. Carlsson GE (2011) Zirconia abutments for single-tooth implant restorations: a retrospective and clinical follow-up study. Clin. Oral Impl. Res. 22,; 1308-1314 doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2010.02114.x

Gomes, a., Montero, J (2011).Zirconia implant abutments: A review. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2011 Jan 1;16 (1):e50-5.

Nakamura K, Kanno T, Milleding P, Ortengren U.(2010).Zirconia as a dental implant abutment material: a systematic review. Int J. Prosthodont. 2010 Jul-Aug;23(4):299-309

Velazquez-Cayon R, Vaquero-Aguilar C, Torres-Lagares D, Jimenez-Melendo M, Gutierrez-Perez JL.(2011).Mechanical resistance of zirconium implant abutments: A review of the literature. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2011 Dec 6.
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Caries Beware the Wykked Worme

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Bell (2011) reported on work at the University of Illinois School of Dentistry which led researchers to conclude that raisins, consumed either alone or added to sugared bran flakes, lowered the pH in the mouth, thus making that environment less hospitable for bacteria-causing caries. aisins thus may be an alternative hygienists can recommend to patients and parents as a food that satisfies the craving for sweetness but is a healthier choice for teeth.

There are no "wykked worms." Tooth decay is not something that just happens. Caries are both preventable and treatable. Dental hygienists have an important mission to not only provide oral care but to educate patients about nutrition and decisions under personal control that support good oral health.

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Arola, L, Bonet, M.L., Delzenne, N., Duggal, M.S., Gomez-Candela, C., Huyghebaert, a., Laville, M., Lingstrom, P., Livingstone, B., Palou, a., Pico, C., Sanders, T., Schaafsma, G., van Baak, M.,…… [Read More]

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Arola, L, Bonet, M.L., Delzenne, N., Duggal, M.S., Gomez-Candela, C., Huyghebaert, a., Laville, M., Lingstrom, P., Livingstone, B., Palou, a., Pico, C., Sanders, T., Schaafsma, G., van Baak, M., van Loveren, C., and van Schothorst (2009. Summary and general conclusions/outcomes on the role and fate of sugars in human nutrition and health. Obesity Reviews 10, 55-58.

Anderson, C.A., Curzon, M.E.J., Van Loveren, C., Tatsi, C. And Duggai, M.S. (2009). Sucrose and dental caries: A review of the evidence. Obesity Reviews 10, 41-54.

Bell, S. (2011). Here come the raisins. RDH Magazine 3. [Online] Available: http://www.rdhmag.com/index/display/article-display/3826569535/articles/rdh/volume-31/issue-3/features/here-come-the-raisins.html [March 11, 2011]

Associated Press. (2009). Cut back, way back, on sugar, says heart group. MSNBC Online. [Online] Available: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32543288/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition / [March 12, 2011]
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Ethics What Beneficial Approach Can

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For example, if the mother has a computer at home and uses it regularly the hygienist can suggest some Web sites that contain information about the oral health effects of tobacco use. The mother might want to learn more about oral health in general, which would encourage her to monitor Jason's habits and scrutinize his behavior to the point where she might notice if he had been smoking. If Jason's oral health deteriorated over time, the hygienist might need to make more overt statements to the mother such as, "Jason assured me that he is not using tobacco, but I am concerned about the lesions in his mouth." The hygienist also needs to confide in the presiding dentist.

3. Which of the ethical principles apply to this situation? Explain your response from both the dental hygienist's perspective and the patient's perspective.

The dental hygienist is experiencing an ethical dilemma. On…… [Read More]

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Quality Health Care Is an

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Poor dental health can be a portal that allows bacteria and other infectious organisms into blood stream. Poor dental health care can also lead to poor outcomes of dialysis. Heart disease patients have special needs when it comes to dental care. Spreading this knowledge would motivate patients with these diseases to visit Eastside clinic regularly.

Threats

If staffing of more employees is not able to attract more patients to the clinic then the clinic would make a greater loss than it is currently making.

Kool Smiles being a profit making organization might be more efficient and have a more cooperative and friendly staff which can attract Eastside clinic patients towards them.

Promotions through dental vehicles would lead to extra costs such as repairmen of vehicles and fuel costs for which the clinic might not have funds.

The clinic might not have enough funds to employee more people

Alternating sites

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References

Vissers, J. & Beech R. (2005). Health operations management: patient flow logistics in health care. USA: Routledge.

Pierce, S. (2010). Dynamic Capacity Management For Health Care. USA: Taylor & Francis.

Kovener, A. & Knickman J. (2005). Health care delivery in the United States. USA: Springer.

Wall, A. (1996). Health care systems in liberal democracies. USA: Routledge.
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Design Telecommunications Network

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Telecommunications Network

In an effort to provide better care for its patients, arises the need to design a network able to support a new multi-location dental care practice. In this report, we will provide a clear set of requirements for the network solution, and then identify the information that is to be protected as well as their related security requirements. Also, we will identify the types of network components, devices and equipment that would be involved in meeting the needs of the stationary offices and all four mobile dentists, and then we will provide a network design diagram that shows an appropriate network configuration to meet the requirements. Finally, we will explain the benefits of the proposed network solution, and identify the risks and risk mitigation strategies associated with the proposed network solution.

With five dental offices currently operating, we need to design a network that will integrate databases of…… [Read More]

References

DAUTI, B.A. (2007, April 26). METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORK AND WEB PORTAL FOR THE CITY OF GJILAN. Retrieved August 18, 2012, from UMUC Europe Web site: http://ac-support.europe.umuc.edu

Dr. Cole, E. (2007, October 26). Types of Networks. Retrieved August 18, 2012, from Sans Technology Institute Web site:  http://www.sans.edu 

Stines, M. (2003). Remote Access VPN - Security Concerns and Policy Enforcement. Retrieved August 18, 2012, from SANS Institute Reading Room site:  http://www.sans.org 

White, C.M. (2011). Introduction to Metropolitan Area Networks and Wide Area Networks. In C.M. White, Data Communications and Computer Networks (pp. 276-320). Course Technology Cengage Learning.
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Country in Regards to Access

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Another solution that is being looked at is the idea of setting up medical homes that include dental services (Friedman, 2012). These consist of providers offices where patients and their medical histories are identified, preventive services and treatments are constant, and there is a guarantee of sustained access. These are considered to be like one-stop-shops where people can go to get the services that they need in order to get health and stay healthy. Continuity in health care is a very important aspect. People need to have continues well care in order to stay as healthy as they can and avoid serious illnesses that are not good for anyone.

One way that is mentioned in the article Access to Dental Care: a National Scandal (Friedman, 2012), to address the challenges in the political climate associated with the production or distribution of resources is in the area of health Promotion and/or…… [Read More]

References

Friedman, E. (2012). Access to Dental Care: A National Scandal. Retrieved from http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=25400060
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Pediatric Case Study the Patient

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A few general observations are called for now. Trying to get through to a child is one thing, but if the dentist himself/herself is the only person instilling good habits and protocols, the child will likely not stick with the good habits. It is imperative that the parent set the guidelines and it is equally important that the child sees the parent practicing what they preach. If the parent is simply giving lip service but is not doing what he/she tells the child to do, it will almost certainly not stick (at least not as well) as it would if the parent is doing what they are asking the child to do. This is not unlike most good habits.

The parents should also make it a point to show proper technique and monitor the child discreetly as they do their brushing and flossing to make sure that the child is…… [Read More]

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Entrepreneur Trends in Globalism Stakeholder Knowledge and

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Entrepreneur?

Trends in globalism, stakeholder knowledge and technology -- all part of the 21st century environment, have changed marketing from a more monolithic approach to the market to a model that has actually been in place for centuries yet has now found a way to move from the small business environment to the larger organizational model simply because its strengths are just what is needed to perform in a new environment. This concept, entrepreneurship, has its origins in the French verb entreprendre, meaning "to undertake" (Hultman, C., et al., 2011). In a sense, every organizational idea starts with a core idea and thus has some entrepreneurial tendencies. These ideas have a core relationship in that they require innovation and risk in order to come to fruition (economic gain). More than anything else, the idea of entrepreneurship is a mind-set, a mode of operating as opposed to a strict method; a…… [Read More]

References

Audretsch, D. (2007). The Entrepreneurial Society. New York: Oxford University Press.

Foreman-Peck, J., & Zhou, P. (2010, August). The Strength and Persistence of Entrepreneurial Cultures. Retrieved from Cardiff Business School: http://business.cardiff.ac.uk/research/academic-sections/economics/working-papers

Frazier, L., & Madjidi, F. (2011). ICT and Social Entrepreneurship. Research in Information Technology, 8(2), 3-10.

How to Start a Cigar Lounge. (2012). EHow.com. Retrieved from:
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Personal Statement the Art of

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A dentist must also understand the compositions of the products used to treat various oral issues. It is essential to understand the different types of fillings available, and know which is the best type to use in each case.

Senior Citizens

Senior citizens can present a number of problems to an uncaring dentist. Many have had bad experiences while visiting dentists in the past, and therefore have not had a proper checkup in years. The fears of these patients can ultimately result in poor oral hygiene, and problems which could have been averted had proper treatment had been received.

I will strive to put these patients at ease as I work to erase years of neglect.

Better Life understand many people have a fear of going to the dentist due to past experiences, and I want to change that. I know that there is no such thing as a small…… [Read More]

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State Statue and Rules and Regulations

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Statue and ules and egulations Concerning Dental Hygienists and Dentist in Hawaii and Florida

American Dental Hygienist's Association is the largest governing body for maintaining the dental hygiene and care. The members of ADHA body get pleasure from professional support, educational programs and other variety of opportunities for them to participate and strengthen their decision making process and professional expertise. Government affairs division of ADHA works in close association with state constituent to support issues that are important for the dental care of public and dental hygiene profession. This covers licensing, scope of practice, patient access to care, water fluoridation and other dental care services. The dental hygienists interest is promoted through the governmental affairs division through federal and state policy efforts. The legalization of the ADHA affairs sustain close collaboration with other institutions where public or private to institutionalize the oral health policy document and improve the quality of…… [Read More]

References

ADHA's corporate website, (2011) User Guide to ADHA's Government Affair Division,

Retrieved on 28th Sept 2011 through:

http://www.adha.org/governmental_affairs/downloads/User's_Guide_to_Governmental_Affairs.pdf

Chapter 448 hrs dentistry, Retrieved on 28th Sept 2011 through:
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Report on Business Conditions

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Business eport on Dental Prima

The Firm's Specific Advantages for its Internal Environmental Assessment

Accessing Foreign Markets and their Buyers

Key Global Environmental Issues

Political, Economic, Social and Technological Environments

Key Challenges and Opportunities in Foreign Markets

Market Entry Modes

Structure and Control Mechanisms

Logistics & International Business Operations

Future Implications

Prima Dental is based in Gloucester in the United Kingdom and has a legacy of more than 150 years. It is among the oldest of dental companies in the UK (Primadental.com, 2016). The company produces a wide range of high-tech tools that are used for dental treatments the company has business all over the world. The company has been achieving double-digit sales growth in the last few years and considers itself a global leader in precision dental products. The core competencies of the company include its extensive research work that helps it to come up with new and innovative…… [Read More]

References

Amante Garcia, B. and Martinez Martinez, M. (2014). Internationalization: Changes and challenges chasing internationalization targeting. J. Technol. Sci. Educ., 4(1).

Bateman, I., Lovett, A. and Brainard, J. (2003). Applied environmental economics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Cadle, J., Eva, M., Hindle, K., Paul, D., Rollason, C., Turner, P., Yeates, D. and Cadle, J. (2014).Business Analysis. Swindon: BCS Learning & Development Limited.

Chanakira, M. (2012). Factors Affecting the Choice of Market Entry Modes in the African Telephony Industry. International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics, 1(2), pp.1-15.
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Oral Health A Community Health

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Moreover, nurses are in a position to identify cases of poor oral health among patients visiting the primary care unit of a healthcare center. For this reason, Kaylor et al. (2011) recommend nurses as an intervention measure in improving oral health in the community, since they can identify women at risk of poor oral health. They identify that nurses can work with low-income women in the community and educate the population on oral health. The review of literature advocates that oral health can be improved in the community by mobilizing community resources like local government, healthcare providers, and primary care providers like nurses in educating the population on the importance of oral health. This is through making contact with at risk populations in the healthcare set up and providing education on oral health. Nurses also can reach out to at risk populations through community-based programs that promote public health. Lastly,…… [Read More]

References

Formicola, a.J., Ro, M., Marshall, S., Derksen, D., Powell, W., Hartsock, L., & Treadwell, H.M. (2004). Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net: Delivery Models That Improve Access to Oral Health Care for Uninsured and Underserved Populations. American Journal of Public Health, 94(5), 702-704.

Kaylor, M., Polivka, B.J., Chaudry, R., Salsberry, P., & Wee, a.G. (2011). Dental Insurance and Dental Service Use by U.S. Women of Childbearing Age. Public Health Nursing, 28(3), 213-222.

Krisberg, K. (2004). Prevention key to rural oral health outreach programs. Nation's Health, 34(4), 11-12.

Zabos, G.P., Northridge, M.E., Ro, M.J., Trinh, C., Vaughan, R., Howard, J., & ... Cohall, a.T. (2008). Lack of Oral Health Care for Adults in Harlem: A Hidden Crisis. American Journal of Public Health, 98, S102-S105.
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Health Care Bill Formulation Oral

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The research thus concludes the essence of having quality and effective legislation addressing the aspects of overall oral health of the people.

Additionally, the Canadian Dental Association also relates several issues of the overall body health to the oral health of the individual. In view of the article on the relation "oral health -- good life," the article gives information on the essence of good oral health, indicating some of the illnesses of ill oral health (Chattopadhyay, 2011). In this article, the relation between the ill oral health and the overall health of the body is that the mouth is the ingress to the body. Therefore, an individual with ill oral health is at the highest risk of having infection that affects the whole body system severely. According to this article, it emphasizes the need for dentists-patient relation as the dentists is the only person with the skill, expertise and…… [Read More]

References

Chattopadhyay, a. (2011). Oral health epidemiology: Principles and practice. Sudbury, Mass:

Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Ramseier, C.A., & Suvan, J.E. (2010). Health behavior change in the dental practice. Ames,

Iowa: Wiley-Blackwell.
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Policy Brief Parental Influences in Children's Health Outcomes

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Policy Brief: Parental Influences on Child Obesity and Dental Caries

POLICY BIEF

Parental Influences on Child Obesity and Dental Caries

Obesity represents a major health and economic threat to Australia by degrading the lives of countless citizens and costing the nation about $58.2 billion in 2010 alone (Crowle & Turner, 2010, p. 32-33). This reality has motivated Australian policymakers to increase the amount of dollars allocated to researching this preventable condition by 5.4-fold between 2003 and 2011 (NHMC, 2012). A related preventable disease, dental caries, causes untold suffering and represented 10% of all health care spending in 2004/2005 (ACP Paediatric and Child Health Policy Committee, 2013, p. 8). Both of these health issues have had a major impact on child health, which is the primary focus of this policy brief. Most of the research considered here is concerned with children and early adolescents. This issue is examined through the lens…… [Read More]

References

AIHW. (2011). Dental decay among Australian children. Research report series no. 53. Cat. No. DEN210. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=10737419600.

Crowle, J. & Turner, E. (2010). Childhood Obesity: An Economic Perspective. Melbourne: Media and Publications, Productivity Commission. Retrieved from http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/103308/childhood-obesity.pdf.

Hooley, M., Skouteris, H., Boganin, C., Satur, J., & Kilpatrick, N. (2012a). Obesity and dental caries in children and adolescents: a systematic review of the literature published 2004-2011. Systematic Reviews, 1:57, doi:10.1186/2046-4053-1-57.

Hooley, M., Skouteris, H., Boganin, C., Satur, J., & Kilpatrick, N. (2012b). Parental influence and the development of dental caries in children aged 0-6 years: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Dentistry, 40, 873-885.
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Peri-Implantitis Infections of the Implantation Area the

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Peri-Implantitis

Infections of the implantation area the mainly widespread of the dental implant complications. Implant infection is a state which is known as peri-implantitis which has a sign of swelling or inflammation of the tissues adjacent to the implantation area. Peri-implantitis is a type of periodontal disease that is able to result to inflammation, bone loss and failure in dental implant in any case it is not treated appropriately. A flame is part of a fire. Inflammation is a situation where a tissue gets swollen, red, and frequently hurts. About dental implants, it is an inflammation that can be caused by trauma or infection. Inflammation causes several special defensive cells to move to the inflamed area. Inflammation is capable of resulting to bone loss together with dental implants, where bone loss is a dangerous situation. The supporting bone holds the dental implant in the jaw.

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WORK CITED

Hayek (2005) Comparative study between the effects of photodynamic therapy and conventional therapy on microbial reduction in ligature-induced peri-implantitis in dogs. Journal of Periodontology 76, 1275 -- 1281.

Loe, H., Theilade, E. & Jensen, S.B. (1965) Experimental gingivitis in man. Journal of Periodontology 36, 177 -- 187.

Mombelli, A., Nyman, S.R. & Lang, N.P. (1994) Experimentally induced peri-implant mucositis. A clinical study in humans. Clinical Oral Implants Research 5, 254 -- 259.

Renvert, S., Roos-Jansa"ker, A.M., Lindahl, C., Renvert, H. & Persson, G.R. (2007) Infection at titanium implants with or without a clinical diagnosis of inflammation. Clinical Oral
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Standard Objective Assessment

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CTE

California Career and Technical Education Standards (2564)

Industry Sector Health Science and Medical Technology (426)

Pathway D. Support Services (78)

Strand D1.0 Students understand the responsibilities of their roles and perform their tasks safely by using appropriate guidelines (51)

Standard D1.3 Know the process for evaluating compliance with corporate, legal, regulatory, and accreditation standards, ethics, and codes.

Standard Performance Objective: Given tasks in the dental office, student will demonstrate competency in performing their duties properly and safely within prescribed guidelines, referring to appropriate text in manuals as necessary.

Lesson Objective: At the end of the lesson the student will be able to prepare trays for several procedures, including routine dental exam, simple extraction, and treatment of caries with 100% accuracy within 30 minutes.

Equipment/Supplies: Instruments for dental procedures, including items for patient safety such as paper drape, clips, lead shield, rubber dam, and protective eyewear.

Comment: Savage and Walsh…… [Read More]

References

California Department of Education (2006). California career technical education model

curriculum standards: Grades seven through twelve. Sacramentao, CA: CDE Press.

DePaola, L.G. (2012). Infection control in the dental office. The Richmond Institute. Retrieved from  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15641333 

Savage, N.W., and Walsh, L.J. (1996). Integrating infection control into the dental curriculum. Australian Dental Journal 42(6), pp. 395-398.
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Horowitz Am Siriphant P Canto

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Assessment of risk factors for oral cancer and patient education activities; and 6. Interest in additional training.

Comments

I selected this article because of the importance of the topic. All too often, the roles and responsibilities of dental hygienists are considered primarily superficial. Meanwhile, dental hygienists are in position to contribute tremendously to patient health and welfare to the extent they perform oral cancer screenings routinely. According to the research findings, adherence to such diagnostic practices is sporadic at best and substantially dependent on time constraints, the focus and instructions of employing dentists, awareness of need and importance of the issue, and lack of adequate awareness training in hygienists' educational programs. The results also indicated that many experienced dental hygienists are among the least likely to focus on oral cancer screening simply because the topic was not regularly covered in dental hygienist training programs until relatively recently. Others expressed frustration…… [Read More]

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Oral Hygiene Needs of the

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Another caution that exists for people suffering from lupus is to exercise caution before and after receiving dental treatment. Lupus patients could develop serious heart infections from the streptococci that might be released into their bloodstream during routine dental procedures, even bi-annual teeth cleanings (Blau and Schultz, 174). The infection can travel to the heart when the patient has certain other manifestations of lupus, and, if the patient has developed a condition called verrucous endocarditis, then it can be deadly if the streptococci infect the heart (Blau and Schultz, 174). Therefore it is strongly recommended that prior to and following dental procedures and cleanings that lupus patients receive antiobiotics that can help them to be prepared to defend their body against the streptococci (Blau and Schultz, 174-175).

The antibiotic -- usually amoxicillin, or another member of the penicillin family, or erythromycin in cases of penicillin allergy -- is taken an…… [Read More]

Works Cited

http://www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=91348305

Blau, Sheldon Paul, and Dodi Schultz. Living with Lupus: All the Knowledge You Need to Help Yourself. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 1993. Questia. 21 Nov. 2008 http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=91348486.

De Rossi, Scott S. DMD, and Glick, Michael, DMD. Lupus Erythematosus: Considerations for Dentistry. Journal American Dental Association, vol 129, March, 1998, 330-339.

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Human Resources the Main Basis

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8.

Family assistance programs provide assistance for employees and families in need. These have the benefit of strengthening employee commitment and loyalty to the workplace by boosting employee morale. The work-to-family program, for example, helps employee scope with caring for children or aging parents by providing assistance as part of insurance benefits. There is also a family assistance program to address partner violence, which has a severe effect on employee productivity and well-being. A further assistance program is offered to families of military personnel deployed to combat environments. Such programs provide both financial and moral support to families who must cope with such separation in the long-term.

It is vital for employers to provide employees with these kinds of assistance, since they cultivate both loyalty and well-being among employees. Both these factors tend to increase the ability of employees to deliver good service.

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References

Department of Health and Human Services (2012). Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Retrieved from: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/index.html

Frugal Trader (2011). Defined Benefit Pension vs. Defined Contribution Pension. Million Dollar Journey. Retrieved from: www.milliondollarjourney.com/defined-benefit-pension-vs.-defined-contribution-pension.htm

Hall, D. (2011, Jun 14). Employee and Family Assistance Program. Retrieved from: www.livestrong.com/article/300731-employee-family-assistance-program/

Jennifer, K. (2012). Government Regulations on Discretionary Benefits in the United States. Retrieved from:  http://www.ehow.com/list_7385963_government-discretionary-benefits-united-states.html
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Fashion Ikedaa Etsuko 2009 Et

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113475).

esults

A fully functional tooth developed for the mouse as a result of the experiment. The authors proposed the use of such technology as a model for future organ replacement therapies. "The bioengineered tooth, which was erupted and occluded, had the correct tooth structure, hardness of mineralized tissues for mastication, and response to noxious stimulations such as mechanical stress and pain in cooperation with other oral and maxillofacial tissues" (Ikedaa 2009, p. 113475).

Conclusion

The ability to regenerate fully functional adult teeth could yield considerable improvement in the ease and lifestyle quality for individuals who would previously have to have dental implants.

Clinical

The clinical implications for the success of the study extend far beyond that of the field of dentistry. Stem cell therapy has the potential to restore the partial loss of organ function of neural cells in patients with Parkinson's disease and to generate new organs for…… [Read More]

References

Ikedaa, Etsuko. (2009, et al.). Fully functional bioengineered tooth replacement as an organ replacement therapy. PNAS. 106 (32): 113475-113480. Retrieved November 4, 2010 at http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/07/31/0902944106.full.pdf+html
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Fluoridation (the adding of fluoride to water) has been a hotly debated health issue for over half a century. Some advocate fluoridation by citing the many oral benefits available through the process, heralding the betterment of public hygiene that has been achieved from the procedure's inception. Detractors, on the other hand, point out the possible side effects from the abuse of fluoridation, the health problems being experienced around the globe by countries with fluoridated water, and the indelible rights of man. Because the decision to fluoridate drinking water or not affects so many of the worlds population it is definitely a worthy topic to sink ones teeth into.

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