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May 12, 2020 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental HygieneHygienistsPatient Management

Keep Calm & ADPIE: Unleashing Hygienists’ Potential

by Tracy Poirier, RDH, IMC™

Did you know that acronyms are actually very modern inventions? They were found to be in existence around World War 1, but were still not used very much until World War 2. The word “acronym” did not even come into

Spoon of sugar
September 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHuman ResourcesPractice managementTeam motivation

Just A Spoonful Of… Stress?

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

A recent study from the Oral Health Foundation caught my attention. According to the study, evidence suggests that office workers are the most likely to eat sugary food and drinks as a result of stress – rather than those out

July 29, 2019 News BlogsCosmetic / AestheticDental HygieneMarketing strategies

The Power Of Aesthetics In Promoting Oral Health

by Rachael Straus

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with any companies mentioned in this article, all products are used as illustrative examples. Sleek, pretty and efficient are not the typical terms that come to mind for the average person when thinking of dental

January 3, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

CDHA Recognizing Dental Hygienists as “Superheroes”

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and support our new competition to recognize dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada. Championed by your oral health defender CDHA and sponsored by Sensodyne®, we’re looking for the

July 12, 2017 News BlogsDental HygieneOffice Management

Decreasing Hygiene Downtime

by TGNA

Continuing with our “I just want to be a dentist” series, downtime in the schedule is a burning issue for almost every practice. Addressing the issue of hygiene downtime is a high priority for everyone involved. An acceptable measurable percentage

June 23, 2017 News Dental HygieneNews

Latest Trends in Oral Hygiene Market Are Here

by Business Wire

Technavio’s latest report on the global secondary oral hygiene market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and

June 5, 2017 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyNews

MouthWatch Invites Hygienists to be Teledentistry Changemakers at ADHA

by MouthWatch

How will teledentistry be implemented to reach those in need, empower careers in dental hygiene and build all types of dental practices? MouthWatch, the creators of the award-winning MouthWatch Intraoral Camera and leading teledentistry platform TeleDent, will be at this year’s annual ADHA conference

Embezzlement
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneEmbezzlement

Embezzlement – What Every Brilliant Clinician Should Know

by David Harris and Wendy Askins

You believe you have been blessed with the dream employee! This person has stood closely beside you for years, fighting for the success of your practice, arriving early and staying late and refusing to take vacations because the practice simply

Oral Malodor
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Oral Malodor: Innovative Strategies to Measure, Learn and Improve

by Jo-Anne Jones

How Is My Breath? The immense concern of the general population towards halitosis or oral malodor is very real. This is reflected in the North American multi-billion dollar cosmetic fresh breath product portfolio aimed to help the consumer treat the

Team Development
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneDental TeamTeam motivation

The Critical Importance of Team Development & Dynamics in Your Practice

by Mark Carbonelli

Developing an effective team can be one of the most crucial aspects of success in a practice. It takes time, as each member brings unique personality traits, preferences, styles and experiences to the team. It is a worthy investment, because

Oral Systemic Links
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

Making the Shift: Enhancing Our Impact Through Oral Systemic Links

by Sara DeNino Paone, RDH, RNCP

On March 29, the Oral Wellness Learning Institute for Dentistry (OWL) where I serve as the educational director, had the privilege to assemble an amazing group of dental and medical practitioners and advocates. Our guests included representatives from Diabetes Canada,

oral cancer
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental CareDental Hygiene

Saving Lives… What’s in Your Toolkit?

by Jo-Anne Jones

April and Oral Cancer Awareness Month has just passed; a time when our attention once again turned to this insidious disease. Unfortunately due to over two-thirds of oral and oropharyngeal cancers being discovered in the later stages, only slightly more

June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePaediatric Dentistry

Open Wide: The Ultimate Guide to Teeth – A Narrative Review

by Oral Health

Discover a world of mystery, history, and lore inside your mouth. Yes, we’re talking about teeth! In Open Wide, you’ll find out everything you need to know about your teeth. No matter what you call them, pearly whites, chompers, canines,

June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Dying from Dirty Teeth: A Narrative Review

by Brian Chapnick, DDS

I have been a member of a committee tasked with the re-development of a geriatric dental clinic at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto. Recognising the need , Baycrest approached the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity in Toronto for our professional expertise with

CBCT
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Global Dental Imaging Market Embracing Upsurge from CBCT

by Catherine Wilson

Cone-beam computed tomography…rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Well, if not now, it soon will. At the recent IDS in Cologne, Germany, CBCT was prominent. CBCT is one of the latest advancements in global dental imaging systems and is considered

April 12, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

PST on Insurance Premiums Could Limit Dental Care Access

by CBC News

Dental hygienists raised concerns that adding the PST to health insurance premiums will reduce access to dental care in Saskatchewan at a meeting with MLAs in Regina on Monday. The Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association organized the meeting to enlighten MLAs on

March 27, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

“Oral Health for Total Health” Focused During Dental Hygienists Week

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 8‒14 as part of oral health month in Canada.  During that week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us all that taking care of our mouth, teeth,

March 22, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Good Dental Hygiene and Nutritious Diet are Directly Linked

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

During National Nutrition Month this March, dental hygienists—your partners in prevention—remind everyone of the important link between proper nutrition and oral health. Dental hygienists see first-hand how poor diet and nutrition can affect a person’s oral and overall health.  Foods

March 21, 2017 News Dental CareDental HygieneNews

P.E.I. Dental Hygienists Offering Free Teeth-Cleaning

by CBC News

Some dental hygienists on P.E.I. will offer a free teeth-cleaning clinic on April 8. The one-day clinic is for those who can’t afford the approximately $120 needed to get their teeth cleaned. The Holland College Dental Assisting program in Charlottetown is offering

March 20, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) is April 8-14

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 8‒14 as part of oral health month in Canada.  During that week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us all that taking care of our mouth, teeth,