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Interesting Articles

Burns, L. (2013). From dentistry, hygiene, assisting, and dental office managing, here are the top articles of 2013. Proofs, 96(9), 6-10.
Chapko, M. K., Milgrom, P., Bergner, M., Conrad, D., & Skalabrin, N. (1985). Delegation of expanding functions to dental assistants and hygienists. American Journal of Public Health, 75(1), 61-65.
Close support team dentistry. (2006). Dental Abstracts, 51(5), 272-273.
Daniel, S., & Kumar, S. (2014). Teledentistry: A key component in access to care. Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, 14(Suppl), 201-208.
Dental assistants help change negative attitudes toward dental care. (2007). New Mexico Business Journal, 31(7), 14.
Gehshan, S. (2008). Foundations' role in improving oral health: Nothing to smile about. Health Affairs, 27(1), 281-287. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.27.1.281
Hörsted-Bindslev, P., (2004). Amalgam toxicity: Environmental and occupational hazards. Journal of Dentistry, 32(5), 359-365.
Laheij, A. A., Kistler, J. O., Belibasakis, G. N., Välimaa, H. H., & De Soet, J. J. (2012). Healthcare-associated viral and bacterial infections in dentistry. Journal of Oral Microbiology, 4,1-10. doi:10.3402/jom.v4i0.17659
Memon, A., Godward, S., Williams, D., Siddique, I., & Al-Saleh, K. (2010). Dental x-rays and the risk of thyroid cancer: A case-control study. Acta Oncologica, 49(4), 447-453. doi:10.3109/02841861003705778
Morse, T., Bruneau, H., & Dussetschleger, J. (2010). Musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and shoulder in the dental professions. Work, 35(4), 419-429. doi:10.3233/WOR-2010-0979
Shulman, E. R., Howard, W. G., Sharps, G., & Wearden, S. (2011). The impact of a continuing education oral health program on providing services for young children by dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 85(3), 220-228.
Weissfeld, A. (2014). Infection control in the dental office. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter, 36(1)1, 79-84.
Wicker, S., Rabenau, H. F., Betz, W., & Lauer, H. C. (2012). Attitudes of dental healthcare workers towards the influenza vaccination. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 215(4), 482-486.
Zhou, Y., Cameron, E., Forbes, G., & Humphris, G. (2011). Systematic review of the effect of dental staff behaviour on child dental patient anxiety and behaviour. Patient Education and Counseling, 85 (1), 4-13.

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