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  • Episode 190: A new link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer's? April 29, 2021
    Dental's pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to discuss a new link in the oral-systemic connection and what it could mean for your patients, especially those with a history of Alzheimer's disease in their family tree.
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  • Episode 189: The dental team and eating habits on the go April 23, 2021
    Dental's pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to talk about a study regarding eating habits and how it can pertain to the dental practice. Thinking it's OK to shove in a sandwich on the go? Sure. you may be crunched for time, but you might want to also listen to what scientists are […]
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  • Episode 188: Understanding ourselves and each other a little better April 16, 2021
    Matthew Norton of PeoplePlusPurpose.com joins the show to talk about ways that we can not only understand those we work with in the dental practice better, but also how we can truly discover our own motivations and things that hold us back.
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  • Episode 187: Pollen, COVID-19, and your dental patients April 12, 2021
    Dental's pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, is by with a very seasonal topic: Pollen. What does it mean for medications? What does it mean in terms of your patients coming into the dental practice? And what is the potential connection between pollen and COVID-19? We talk about this and more in this podcast.
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  • Episode 186: It's April, so what do the CDC guidelines say for dentistry now? April 5, 2021
    Dental infection control expert Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA, stops by with a talk about what dental practices should be doing as vaccinations ramp up but COVID-19 is still very much a part of our lives. Some good advice for the dentist and assistant here.
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  • Episode 185: Career tips for dental assistants and finding your "cheerleader" March 31, 2021
    Dental consultant Kathy Asted joins the podcast to talk about her experience in hiring through the years and what she is hearing from dental assistants about the job market and their next steps. Plus, where can assistants find inner strength? We go through some ideas.
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  • Episode 184: Update on ADHD medication and the dental patient March 25, 2021
    Dental's pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to talk about a new ADHD medication that is hitting the market, what it means for your dental patients, and discussing and documenting it to ensure dentistry is done safely.
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  • Episode 183: New information on vaping and its impact on oral health March 16, 2021
    Dental's pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, is back to discuss some recent research that talks about vaping and its impact on oral health. We also discuss cannabis usage and more in this episode that should be of interest to every dental team member.
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  • Episode 182: 3 medications that can induce dental implant failure March 9, 2021
    Tom Viola, RPh, dental's pharmacology expert, once again joins the show to discuss three surprising medications that can impact the success rate of dental implants. Knowing these medications is critical, as is ensuring the dental patient's medical history is complete and up to date.
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  • Episode 181: How dental assistants can become even better leaders March 6, 2021
    As we kick off Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW), we sit down with Dr. Robert Maguire to discuss the ways that dental assistants can expand their leadership role in the practice. It takes courage, and Dr. Maguire offers some excellent advice. #TogetherWeRise #IgniteDA
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