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January 16, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Hygienists Urge Patients to Quit During National Non-Smoking Week

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Research shows that smoking can damage every part of the body, including the mouth, causing life-threatening cancers and chronic diseases.  During National Non-Smoking Week (January 15‒21), dental hygienists across Canada remind us all of the need to eliminate tobacco use

December 20, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral Health

Dental Hygienists Advise You and Your Patients to Focus on Oral Health in 2017

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals.  While many people focus on self-improvement initiatives, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when making

December 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Dr. Esther Wilkins, “Godmother of Dental Hygiene,” has Passed Away

by Mike Carraggi, Patch National

Dr. Esther Wilkins, a Chelmsford native and longtime professor at Tufts University who was known as the “godmother of dental hygiene” as one of the world’s foremost experts in the field, died Monday. She turned 100 just three days prior.

December 9, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Canadian Hygienist Returns from World’s Largest Charity Hospital Ship

by Oral Health

32-year-old Dental Hygienist, April MacDougall, has returned from volunteering with Mercy Ships onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, in Cotonou, Benin. MacDougall paid her own way to live and work amongst 400 international crew members all giving their

December 8, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Should Be Essential Primary Care Providers, Says ADHA

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is pleased that Health Affairs recognizes the enormous impact oral health has on the overall public health system in the U.S. by devoting an entire issue to the subject. ADHA has long advocated evidence-based

December 2, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyNewsOral Health

Smart Toothbrush Films While Brushing to Review Oral Hygiene

by Jim Dallke, ChicagoInno

The Internet-of-Things is everywhere. Even in your toothbrush. Chicago startup Onvi has created what it calls the world’s first video toothbrush, named Prophix, which uses a video camera paired with an iOS app that lets you see the areas you’ve missed while

November 30, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsPublic Health

Dyson Creating Toothbrush with Water Jets to Improve Dental Hygiene

by Owen Hughes, International Business Times

After revolutionising the design of vacuum cleaners, hair-dryers and standing fans, Dyson could now be looking to conquer the dental hygiene market. The British tech company has filed patents for a new electric toothbrush with built-in water jets capable of

November 30, 2016 News AnnouncementDental HygieneNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Jill Malmgren Takes Top Leadership Role with America’s ToothFairy

by Dental Tribune America

America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation recently announced the retirement of Fern Ingber, founding president and CEO. The Board of Directors has appointed Jill Malmgren, former chief operating officer, as her successor. Malmgren assumed leadership of America’s ToothFairy as

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November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

PANDAS: A Story of Molecular Mimicry

by Anne Bosy, M.Sc, M.Ed, RRDH

Background PANDAS is an acronym for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections. This is a condition that affects a small group of children resulting in a sudden and abrupt onset of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms. In the

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November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

Get Fit, Get Smarter!

by Dr. Uche Odiatu DMD

Your three-pound brain is the CEO of your whole body’s operation. It’s the playmaker, manager and overseer. It keeps 2000 gallons of blood surging through your heart each day and throughout 63,000 miles of blood vessels. It has you place

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November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygienePatient ManagementPractice management

Compliance Begins When Patients Walk in the Door

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

The first touch-point for patients is the reception area and it is critical to make a positive and lasting impression. Patients expect a dental office to maintain high standards of cleanliness and safety, which starts from the moment they enter

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November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDiseaseOral Health

Diagnosing Bulimia

by Gloria Alban, DDS, RHN

In the September 2016 issue of this journal, I shared information about how the dental professional can help patients with their general and oral health through the diagnosis of acid reflux, a condition that affects up to 50% of the

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November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygienePaediatric DentistrySleep apnea

Managing Sleep Apnea for the Pediatric Patient

by Susan Woodley, RDH and Lee Somerville, RDH, MS

Have you ever experienced listening to a grandparent, a parent or a spouse snoring so loud you couldn’t sleep? No matter how hard you tried to ignore it, that’s all you could focus on. Then suddenly, sweet silence! You breathe

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November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneEditorialOral Health

Crystal-Balling the Future of Oral Health

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes a marriage of powerful forces to produce something meaningful and that is the case with the recently-released custom collaboration between Colgate and Scientific American Custom Media. “The Future of Oral Health, Global Challenges, Advances

November 18, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Dental Hygienists Support Children’s Rights to Oral Health Care

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On November 20, dental hygienists will celebrate Universal Children’s Day, reminding us all of the importance of protecting and promoting children’s rights, including the right to good oral health. As Gerry Cool, president of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA),

November 15, 2016 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental TechnologyNews

Teeth Whitening Technology Eliminates Need to Visit Dental Office

by Yahoo! Finance

The product is the perfect solution to provide for the percentage of patients who want a whitening treatment but don’t even have the 20 minutes for their in-office treatment or who simply prefer to whiten teeth and remove stains at-home.

November 11, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Help and Show Support for World Diabetes Day

by Oral Health

On November 14, Canadian dental hygienists will join more than 1 billion people worldwide in marking World Diabetes Day.  As primary health care providers, dental hygienists are important members of the diabetes health care team. According to the Canadian Diabetes

November 4, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Dental Hygiene Diagnosis Essential Role of Hygienists, Says ADHA

by Oral Health

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has released a new white paper that underscores the ability of the dental hygienist to perform dental hygiene diagnosis as part of the oral care team working to ensure that every patient is evaluated

November 2, 2016 News AnnouncementDental HygieneNews

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Announces New President

by Oral Health

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Gerry Cool, at its annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, on October 22.  Gerry hails from Alberta and joins president-elect Sophia Baltzis (Quebec), past

October 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental OfficeNews

Join Hu-Friedy in Honouring Dental Hygienists and ‘Show Us Your Purple’

by Oral Health

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, will honor dental hygienists across the country by wearing purple (the official color of dental hygiene) on October 19, 2016, the fourth annual #ShowUsYourPurple Day. Hu-Friedy created this