How valuable are you?
Do you jump out of bed in the morning, excited to start your day? If you're playing Whack-a-Mole with your alarm clock, maybe it's time to break out of your comfort zone and shake things up! You are only as valuable as you choose to be, says author Tija Hunter, EFDA. Click to continue Share:
Emergency preparedness for the dental practice
How will you respond to an emergency during work? Do you know exactly what to do in the event of a fire, earthquake, or other disaster? OSHA requires employers to have written plans for employee safety, says DAD infection control columnist Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA. Click to continue Share:
Lollipops that are good for you!
CariFree’s Xyli-Tots Lollies are completely sugar-free and non-acidic. Each lollipop contains .5 grams of xylitol, which helps slow plaque formation while stunting the growth of cavity-causing bacteria. Click to continue Share:
KOMET Korner Q&A with Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD
This month, new KOMET family member Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, explains the role of an EFDA, what types of materials an assistant should be familiar with, how to make adjustments to provisionals at chairside, and what kind of adjustments an assistant can make to CAD/CAM restorations. Click to continue Share:
Do not clip that crud on me!
Noel Kelsch, RDHAP, says that bib clips and other items with hidden reservoirs can be a source of cross-contamination when they come in contact with moisture or dislodged debris and contaminate the patient or environment. Click to continue Share: