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RICHMOND, VA -- With diabetes and oral cancer on the rise nationwide and high blood pressure a continuing concern, the Virginia Dental Association (VDA) is commencing a major consumer education program on the value of screenings to detect these conditions.
By: Dr. William Moore, Associate Editor, Component 5, Virginia Dental Journal
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On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Virginia will participate in the sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), this collaborative effort be-tween state and local law enforcement agencies provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled sub-stances from their medicine cabinets in an environmentally safe man-ner. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.
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BOSTON, MA - April 4, 2013 - The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) wants to reassure the public that dental hygienists maintain the highest standards in infection control to optimize patient safety and health. The isolated incident in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in which an oral surgeon allegedly exposed as many as 7,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C through unsanitary dental practices, in no way reflects the level of care expected of dental hygienists.
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Dr. Randy Adams, a local Pediatric Dentist in Richmond, assumed the role as President of the Old Dominion Dental Society (ODDS) in December 2012. The past President is Dr. Jim Watkins of Hampton. Dr. Adams begins his presidency as the ODDS is preparing to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. Plans are to honor the early ODDS pioneers by focusing on a continuous model to raise the quality of the dental profession. Dr.
By: Mary T. Dooley, DDS, Chairman, VDA Dental Benefits Committee
Orginally printed in the Virginia Dental Journal Vol 90 #2 April-June 2013
CHICAGO, March 29, 2013 – In light of recent news reports concerning a Tulsa, Okla.-based oral surgeon, the American Dental Association (ADA) understands that there may be heightened interest in infection control procedures. Regulations for dental office inspections are determined on a state by state basis by the state dental board.