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FDA Announces Recall of Manual Resuscitators

The FDA has released a notice of recall of Ventlab brand manual resuscitators due to a possibility the duckbill valve will stick. Thish can lead to complications including hypoxia in patients when the bag is used. Only a limited number of bags were affected, primarily those designed for pediatric use. If you have a Ventlab brand [...]
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Latest FDA Recall

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Hospira has voluntarily recalled one lot of Marcaine (Bupivacaine HCI Injection, USP) 30 ml, single-dose preservative-free vials due to reported visible particulates. The affected lot number is 33-545-DD. These are glass flip-top vials. For more information, contact Hospira or the FDA.
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Charity Trip to Guatemala and get 40 CE credits!

Once again, Doctors Tommy Murph and Gayle Fletcher are planning another hands-on course for up to 40 PACE credits – this time in poverty-stricken Guatemala. They’ll be extending humanitarian aid to impoverished citizens while providing instruction to dentists to refine techniques of exodontia. Three full days of hands-on instruction and 16 hours of lecture are planned from [...]
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Mouthguards Essential in Youth Sports

A recent article in the University of Alabama at Birmingham News reiterates the importance of mouthguards in youth athletics. The article stressed the importance of wearing a mouthguard in all sports, not just contact sports (like football), as oralfacial injuries are a prevalent cause of injury in many non-contact sports too. In fact, the National Youth [...]
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Improved Oral Cancer Detection Around the Corner?

A University of Connecticut chemist has devised an improved means of early oral cancer detection. Prof. James Rusling and colleagues previously developed a method of detecting the protein interlukin-6, this protein can signal the presence of oral cancer. But Prof. Rusling did not feel this single protein was enough to make a case as false positives [...]
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American Dental Sponsors Trip to Guatemala

Doctors Tommy Murph and Gayle Fletcher are planning another hands-on course for up to 40 PACE credits – this time in poverty-stricken Guatemala. They’ll be extending humanitarian aid to impoverished citizens while providing instruction to dentists to refine techniques of exodontia. Three full days of hands-on instruction and 16 hours of lecture are planned from June 30th [...]
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EPA Declares This Week “Fix a Leak Week”

In an effort to promote water savings, the EPA has declared March 12-16 “Fix a Leak Week“. American Dental supports this initiative and reminds you of the importance of routine maintenance to keep your units working well (and free from leaks). A common cause of water leaks is a worn water relay valve. In issue #35 of [...]
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Another Costa Rica Trip Scheduled

Dr. Tommy Murph and Dr. Gayle Fletcher will again be travelling to Costa Rica to help the citizens there and teach a course on extractions, suturing, avoiding complications and dealing with complications that can arise from extractions. The date is set for the week of October 22-27, 2011 and registration will soon be full! Once again, attendees [...]
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California Dental Association Introduces New Infection Control Regulations

As of August 20th, 2011, Dental Offices in California have new regulations to follow for infection control. The complete regulations are available to members from the California Dental Association (CDA) and there have been a number of changes. Some of the more significant changes involve sterilization and disinfection of dental instruments. For example, there are many specific requirements [...]
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Custom Sample Packs of Dental Gloves Available

Custom Sample packs available for our Premium Dental Glove line.  Please contact us with size and style preference.
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