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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin February 2011
43 FEBRUARY 2011 clinical hints Convenient Storage Pocket Each DentaFile card folds to form a useful reference pocket for storing radiographs, medical history cards, referral letters and previous cards. Superior Charting Area The widely-used FDI International Notation is incorporated into a very comprehensive charting format, showing both deciduous and permanent dentitions with 8 complete courses of treatment. Increased Recording Area DentaFile provides more than twice the treatment recording area of normal cards, and has columns for date, treatment particulars, quote, debit, credit, balance, account date and payment date. New SureFile Feature Each DentaFile card incorporates an alphabetical edge-marking system which easily identifies any cards that may have been accidentally mis-filed. Standard Filing Size DentaFile cards fold to the standard 8 x 5 inch filing size (203 x 127mm), so will fit your existing filing cabinets. When DentaFile cards are filed, the patient's name, address and phone numbers are displayed for easy reference. Free Sample To trial DentaFile in your surgery, telephone, fax or write today for a free sample. DENTAFILE CARDS ORDER FORM Please forward ______ Packs of 100 DentaFile Cards at $47 per Pack plus Postage & Packing as follows: (All prices include GST.) VICNSWTAS SAQLDWANT 1 Pack $10 $11 $11 $11 $11 $11 $11 2 Packs $11 $14 $14 $14 $18 $22 $22 3 Packs $12 $15 $17 $17 $22 $28 $28 4 Packs $13 $17 $19 $19 $26 $34 $34 5 Packs $14 $19 $21 $21 $29 $39 $39 6 Packs $15 $21 $23 $23 $33 $46 $46 10 Packs $18 $25 $30 $30 $48 $59 $59 I enclose our cheque for $ _________ payable to DentaFile Dental Record Systems. Name Phone ( ) Address State Postcode PATIENT CARDS APR09 Pre-Pay for 9 Packs & get 100 Cards FREE! Clear Plastic Card Sleeves Just 27c ea. DentaFile, the well-proven concept in patient treatment record cards, offers numerous advantages over standard dental record filing cards. DentaFile Dental Record Systems PO Box 40 Doncaster East Victoria 3109 Tel 03 9848 3193 Fax 03 9840 1433 General Sir Charles Napier. If you Google 'peccavi' you will learn perhaps more about this than you wish to know. It is now almost impossible for your Columnist to puzzle those of his readers who can access Google. Key in 'peccavi' and you will get 209,000 results in 0.03 seconds. If you like cryptography, read Simon Singh's The Code Book, (ISBN 1-85702-879-1). It's a winner! Daniel Walsh (Marysville 3779) responded to the 'syzygium' and 'dengue fever' comments in the June, 2009 CH Column with a thoughtful and very comprehensive letter. In response to your Inditer's finding only two of his dictionaries acknowledging the word, Daniel provided photostats of 'syzygy' entries from ELEVEN (11) other dictionaries. He also commented on recalling a photograph of a monkey using dental floss. Your Recorder is almost certain that it was taken by his brother Kevin Gillings, who managed to pose, decades ago, a monkey using his 'Flos-Rite' dental floss holder. Daniel also noted that the CH explanation of how Wolbachia- infected mosquitoes reduce dengue fever was verified in an ABC Catalyst TV program, and may be a breakthrough in controlling the disease. Finally, Daniel eschews using a mouse while at his computer, and enclosed an extensive list of key strokes which enable him to watch the screen and use two fingers only. Comparable lists are not commercially available, and if you want a copy, contact your Columnist. GRANDMAS You can do almost anything with statistics, and a University of Cambridge team have done just that. They hypothesized that grandmas stick around long past their reproductive years to safeguard the genes that have passed on to their grandchildren. Because of the way X chromosomes are transmitted, grandmothers share an equal amount of their DNA with their daughter's sons and daughters, but a smaller proportion of their DNA with their son's sons than with their son's daughters. Thus, grannies might, perhaps unwittingly, devote less care to their son's sons than to their other grandchildren. The team then investigated family records from several countries and over four centuries, noting when folk died, and whether they grew up with their maternal or their paternal grandmother. They found that males who grew up with their paternal, rather than their maternal grandmother, die earlier. This supports their hypothesis, but there were no supporting statistics. *For details see Frank Muir's book, ISBN 434 48153 X, at page 149. If a reader can explain this, please feel free to tell us. Your Columnist knows a grandma who totally rejects the hypothesis. LOO There is a reader out there who, a while ago, castigated your Compiler because of his reporting of Billy Connolly's comments about smelly sled dogs. This person would probably eschew also comments on the various words used to indicate the 'bathroom'. Your Raconteur has mentioned previously Frank Muir's book on bathrooms, and was intrigued at the various etymologies of the word 'loo', which, in his experience, is of UK origin. The Muir book affirms this, in his involved tale about Lady Louisa, daughter of the Earl of Litchfield. Her ladyship was referred to by those 'below stairs' as 'Lady Lou', leading to 'loo'.* The embarrassment of most of us seeking the whereabouts of a 'ladies', 'gents' or 'disabled' is indicated by the plethora of euphemisms for this facility, as listed in The Macquarie Thesaurus (ISBN 0 949757 14). Go to category 63--6 and you will find that the first word is 'toilet', followed by about 80 euphemisms. You are sure to find one appropriate to any social situation. CAISSON DISEASE This is a condition which was first noticed in workers digging foundations for bridges and such, at the open bottom of a caisson (a large cylinder filled with compressed air, like a diving bell), hence the name. The workers frequently complained about tingling or itchy skin and joint pains, and some would become paralysed. Deep sea divers experienced the same symptoms, which were found to be the result of nitrogen in the breathed high-pressure air dissolving in the blood and re-appearing as bubbles at atmospheric pressure. It was the bubbles that caused the problem, and 'decompression' at decreasing pressures allowed the dissolved nitrogen to be exhaled gradually. The high pressure in a caisson can cause other problems. One close to your Tachygrapher's heart is a consequence of drinking champagne (aka sparkling white wine) in a caisson. The directors of a company which built a tunnel under the River Thames hald a celebratory banquet in one of the caissons, and were disappointed that the champagne failed to fizz. If you passed Physics you will know that this is because the higher air pressure kept the bubbles in the champagne, just as it does in the sealed bottle. When they
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