Money Matters – Stafford Loans and You

As of today, July 1, the interest rates on Stafford Loans are set to double from 3.4% to 6.8%.You’ll find some handy explanations of how this affects you over at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s blog. Already on the hook for loans? This change only affects new Stafford Loans for undergraduate education. If you have loan that originated… Read More »

How Should You Squeeze Toothpaste?

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and, to be honest, we are already focused on the upcoming holiday. We have been spending a lot of time with this video How to Toothpaste. The video was made by Vi Hart, a self-described “Recreational Mathemusician” and therefore this video is purely aesthetic, rather than clinical in nature. Still, we are of… Read More »

Preparing for the Worst — Disaster Recovery

Preparing for the Worst — Disaster Recovery   We have been working on the next issue of ADA New Dentist News and one of the pieces is about the importance of disaster preparedness.   An electrical outage is usually just an inconvenience. But if the power was down for an extended period in your community, would that impact… Read More »

Patients with Diabetes Should Watch Their Mouths

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the ADA is taking the initiative in spreading the word on how uncontrolled diabetes can affect individuals’ teeth and gums. A recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that one of five cases of total tooth loss in the United States is linked to diabetes. While complications are… Read More »

Deadline Alert — Mandatory OSHA Training Prior to December 1st

Due to a revision of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) you must provide mandatory employee training by December 1, 2013. The basic goal with the changes this training covers is to improve your staff’s understanding of the chemical hazards in your office. Need more information? ADA members can get the complete… Read More »