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March 13, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

CDHA Celebrating World Oral Health Day

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On March 20, oral health professionals around the world will celebrate World Oral Health Day (www.worldoralhealthday.com), a global awareness campaign to highlight the prevalence of oral disease and the importance of preventive care for maintaining good oral and overall health

March 6, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

World Oral Health Day is March 20

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On March 20, oral health professionals around the world will celebrate World Oral Health Day (www.worldoralhealthday.com), a global awareness campaign to highlight the prevalence of oral disease and the importance of preventive care for maintaining good oral and overall health

February 21, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Show Support for Canada’s Heart Month

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

February is Heart Month in Canada and a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the risks of cardiovascular (heart) disease and stroke and the importance of making better lifestyle choices for optimal health. Dental hygienists are strong supporters of this

Cloud-based Dental Software
February 16, 2017 Feature Cloud computingComputer softwareDental Hygiene

Top 3 Reasons for Choosing Cloud-based Dental Software

by Feda Bashbishi

In the past few years, the cloud-based dental software was introduced to the dental industry. Many articles and blogs were written to explain this new technology and why dental professionals should consider it for their business. However, most of those

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

The Right Question

by Debra Engelhardt Nash

“How’s your dog?” “What’s new with the kids?” “Are there any changes in your health history?” These are typical and appropriate questions to ask patients during their recare visit.Advertisement But there is one question that sometimes isn’t asked that should

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneDental Office

Wipe Away Your Worries: How to Choose the Right Wipe

by Barbara Albom, RDH

Regardless of where your office is located or what type of practice you work in, a common factor is Infection Control. Everyone needs a surface disinfectant to keep the workplace clean and safe. Not all surface disinfectants are created equally.

Steam Sterilization
February 16, 2017 Feature Dental CareDental Hygiene

Setting the Record Straight About Toothpaste Abrasivity

by Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD

Dental professionals hear a lot of opinions about toothpaste abrasivity. There are misunderstandings about the meaning of relative dentin abrasion (RDA) values and what they convey about the safety of a toothpaste. It can be difficult to distinguish fact from

Steam Sterilization
February 16, 2017 Feature Dental equipmentDental Hygiene

Steam Sterilization: It’s in the Bag!

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

The question, “paper or plastic” takes on an entirely new meaning when related to instrument sterilization in the dental office. Classified as a medical device, there are stringent criteria for manufacturing of sterilization packaging. Quality sterilization pouches, usually constructed of

Steam Sterilization
February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Editorial: Doctor, Doctor… Teach Me, Teach Me

by Catherine Wilson

US-based The Pew Research Group has a special unit following oral healthcare. Recently, it released a blog on three issues facing Americans (yes, it translates to us) oral healthcare: affordability, affordability, affordability. Dental care is one of the most unmet

February 16, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Storybooks Help Children with Autism Prep for the Dentist

by BDJ Team

The Oral Health Foundation is backing the use of children’s storybooks with dental narratives following a new study which has shown they can be a highly effective way of helping prepare children with autism for a visit to the dentist.1

January 30, 2017 News Cat Dental CareDental HygieneDog Dental CareNews

National Pet Dental Health Month Deserves a Focus in February

by GlobeNewswire

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and the staff at New Hope Animal Hospital wants to draw attention to essential pet dental needs. Pet dental exams, teeth cleaning, and check-ups are available to pets in and around Durham and

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

January 11, 2017 News BlogsDental HygieneOral Health

Floss vs Interdental Brushes: Who Wins?

by Adrianne Gervais, RDH (Oral Science)

Today, I would like to share my thoughts on the ongoing debate between dental floss and interdental brushes, and what we should be recommending to our patients to enhance their oral health. I will begin by sharing a few recent

January 6, 2017 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Care Homes Should Prioritize Oral Health for Patients

by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Care homes should assess, record and help residents maintain their oral health. A new draft quality standard out for consultation advises care home staff to assess the oral health needs of their residents on admission and record these in personal

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 8, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Abnormalities in Salivary Glands Could be to Blame for Cleft Lip and Palate

by News Medical

A new study in the Journal of Dental Research suggests that dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth. Dr. Timothy Cox,

December 6, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Less than Half of Older Americans with Dental Insurance Visit the Dentist

by News Medical

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries. Insurance status appeared to