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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin December 2011
36 DECEMBER 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 clearly displayed for easy reference. Free Sample To trial DentaFile in your surgery at no cost, phone, fax or write today for a free sample. DENTAFILE CARDS ORDER FORM Please forward ______ Packs of 100 DentaFile Cards at $49 per Pack plus Postage & Packing as follows: (All prices include GST.) VICNSWTAS SAQLDWANT 1 Pack $12 $12 $12 $12 $12 $12 $12 2 Packs $13 $14 $15 $15 $19 $21 $23 3 Packs $14 $16 $18 $18 $23 $27 $29 4 Packs $15 $18 $20 $20 $27 $33 $35 5 Packs $17 $20 $22 $22 $31 $39 $41 6 Packs $18 $22 $24 $24 $35 $45 $47 10 Packs $22 $28 $32 $32 $50 $60 $63 Please find enclosed our cheque for $ _________ payable to DentaFile Dental Record Systems. Name Phone ( ) Address State Postcode PATIENT CARDS JUN11 Pre-Pay for 9 Packs & get100 Cards FREE! Clear Plastic Card Sleeves Just 29c 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 great excitement, that she had bought a box full of green Penguins for her at a fete, and duly delivered them. Margaret paid her the purchase price, and thanked her profusely for her kindness. Unfortunately, the box of books was the same one Margaret had earlier donated to 'Lifeline'. You can put a smile on her face if you ever come across Green Penguins No 402, Panic Party and/or No 497, Murder at the Admiralty. Feel free to squander as much as $50 on each. You all know what serious collectors are like.* TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA (SEE BELOW) Fear of the number 13 is widespread. Many hotels do not have a floor numbered 13, or rooms numbered 13. Many airlines do not have a seat numbered 13 (but Qantas does). Most airports do not have gates marked No 13, and no Grand Prix racing cars wear the number 13. With two exceptions (numbered before the purchasers knew what the chassis number was and rejected the cars), no Rolls-Royce motor cars have ever had a chassis number 13. On Friday the 13th, some folk stay at home. It is said that 13 apostles sat down at the last supper, and this has carried over to modern dining practice. A host or hostess faced with 13 places at dinner has a problem. Another guest is needed, but to ask one at short notice could be considered impolite. The French solved this problem. Some folk made themselves available as 'Quartorzes' (14s), available at short notice as guests. English folk probably called one such a 'cart horse', but this is being unnecessarily offensive. COLUMN 8 This is a column that has been part of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper for generations, and regularly prints examples of clever wordplay. A recent par about miscreants who commit the felony of 'skimming' credit card details and stealing money thereby elicited a clever reader response. Bob Warren (Concordia, South Australia) thought they should be known as "skim scam scum". SEXUAL HARASSMENT This unwanted human behaviour is mimicked in the insect world. According to New Scientist (17 October 2009), male zebra-longwing butterflies sit on the pupae of females so that they are on the spot when the females hatch. The female pupae emit an odour that is generated as they mature. The investigators have not, so far as we are aware, investigated whether My Sin perfume evokes a similar response from human males. MOUTHWASHES These were a hot topic a while ago. The main problem revolved around their alcohol content, and some products proudly proclaimed that they were alcohol- free. Pharmacies became involved, and the Pharmacy Guild prepared a pamphlet: 'How Safe is the Use of Antiseptic Mouthwash?' which also mentioned the Therapeutic Goods Administration and alcohol. The pamphlet suggested brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing twice daily and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash as directed by the product label or your health care professional. There is a current advertising program suggesting that dentists should have their patients rinse with a mouthwash, "to protect your patients, staff and yourself from the threat of infection caused by aerosolised bacteria. Your Reviewer suggests that you study the references supporting the suggestion with a critical eye. Should you be a little vague about mouthwashes currently available, you should consult pages 162-4 of Australian Prescriber, Vol 32, No 6, December 2009. All dentists would have been mailed a copy. It considers, in detail, nine different active ingredients, and suggests that they be used for a short time only, especially those containing alcohol. Careful tooth- brushing and flossing will do much more for your oral hygiene, and are much cheaper. If you are worried about bad breath, suck sugar-free mints. Then see your dentist if bad breath persists. CLINICAL HINTS The ADA and your Columnist neither promote nor endorse these hints. Dentists who submit them have found them helpful, but you decide whether to use them. Don't complain about a hint; just send in a better one. Choose a pseudonym, or be anonymous if you are coy about hinting. Topical anaesthetic pastes currently available through normal distribution channels are quite weak but stronger pastes cannot be imported because of TGA requirements. If you can find a compounding pharmacy, ask them to prepare a tube of a much stronger paste for those special occasions when you are trying to avoid using 'the needle', such as loose deciduous tooth extractions, localised root-planing, inserting mini-screws, etc. There are many ways to treat a front tooth which has discoloured following trauma. If the discolouring is mild, a useful technique is 'selective home bleaching'. Construct a conventional bleaching plate, but drill drainage holes in the tray for the teeth adjacent to the discoloured tooth. Now *Forget Murder at the Admiralty. She bought a copy off the Internet for $150.
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