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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin April 2011
47 APRIL 2011 reports that the denture is now fully functional, looks good and the abutment teeth are sound. The surprise was that it is at least 20 years old, and was intended as a temporary restoration pending selection of a denture or a bridge. That the titanium screw wore out is not surprising. It was probably loosened and tightened about 5,000 times. SAY GOOdnIGHT GRACIE Regular contributor Vic Bird (Bowraville 2449) has e-mailed some quotations from George Burns. George was the husband of Gracie Allen, and they were a highly successful comedy team in the US for many years. After her death, he continued as a solo act, with cigar and pithy sayings and one-liners, like Hennie Youngman, only better. He died age 100 years. His old age was a source of much of his later comedy: First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up, and finally, you forget to pull it down. Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty. It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth. When I was a boy, the Dead Sea was only sick. AdA nEWSLETTERS Some ADA members do not read their News Bulletins (shock, horror). This applies to both the State and Federal publications. But your Scribe does read them, assiduously. They provide an excellent overview of the political and professional dental scene and keep members informed about their profession, as well as providing information on that most important matter, fees. The Volume 60, No 1 NSW ADA Newsletter titled: ‘Vital Review of 2010’ carried an article: ‘Trust me, I’m a Dentist! Do Your Patients Trust You?’ It was written by Roger Dennett, and in four pages (21-24), he provided an insight into dentist/patient relationships that could benefit many dentists and their patients. There were other articles of comparable importance and quality, by similarly qualified authors, in the same issue. The contents warrant reproduction in the Federal News Bulletin so as to reach all members. OLEfACTORY AMAZEMEnT It was reported recently that a Labrador dog has the ability to determine whether his owner needs an insulin injection. We all know that the airport sniffer dogs can detect drugs, and can do so even if they are wrapped in plastic. Now, if they are trained appropriately, they can detect explosives, which should make air travel a little less traumatic. But recently, in a development which almost defies description, mice have been trained to detect the smell of explosives. When they detect the smell, they have been conditioned to run to the side of their cage, and this trips an alarm. According to the report, their success rate is almost 100 per cent and they are more reliable than dogs or chemical detectors. But no mention was made of the lazy mouse that likes to lean against the side of the cage. JARGOn This has now spread to hardware stores. Barbeques Galore sells plates for home- made barbeques, but they call them ‘heat transfer membranes’. The purchaser wondered whether he should therefore not ask for a spade, but a ‘pedally operated geotome’. CUSTOMS And IMMIGRATIOn nO-nOS It is unwise to joke with customs and immigration officials. Your Anecdotist once said to his partner when the customs official was about to open the bags: “I hope he doesn’t find the French perfume”. Two hours later, he was still in customs. This situation was the basis of a comedy routine delivered recently by clinical hints This program commences in February 2012. Collaboration between the Australasian Osseointegration Society (NSW) and The University of Sydney for program delivery is a strategic initiative for this next program. This program continues for 3 semesters for the Graduate Diploma with an exit point at the end of semester 1 for the Graduate Certificate. The program is built around 6 blocks. Between blocks, guidance is from clinical mentors for treatment planning and case management. Applications are to be directed to Student Services, The University of Sydney, and should include the application form, a CV and the names of 3 referees from whom independent comment may be obtained. Access application forms here: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/current-students/pdfs/apply-pg-coursework2010.pdf Applications to be forwarded to: Student Services Sydney Medical School Faculties of Dentistry and Pharmacy Edward Ford Building (A27) The University of Sydney NSW 2006 The closing date has been extended to Wednesday 27th April 2011. Please contact Rita for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning (02) 9845 9030. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants)
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