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October 6, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral Health

Young Dental Launches Take-Home Products to Promote Oral Health

by PR Newswire

Young Dental and Wrigley are excited to introduce Wrigley’s Orbit® Prophy Paste and Gum packs. This first-of-its-kind product lets patients experience the signature flavors of Orbit gum both during and after dental appointments. Each co-pack contains a single-dose cup of

October 4, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral Health

Dental Hygienists Promote Oral Health for Older Adults

by Oral Health

On October 1, Canadians celebrated the older adults whose mentoring, leadership, and volunteerism have shaped the nation. National Seniors Day was also an occasion for dental hygienists to remind Canada’s seniors and their caregivers of the importance of maintaining good

October 3, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month

by Newswise

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Health Care Program (WOHP) are proudly partnering for the seventh straight year to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and provide them with a wide range of oral health resources

September 20, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryEditorialOral Health

Dropping the ‘F Bomb’ …Again

by Catherine Wilson

Fluoridation is useless for low-income children, US federal data shows. Now please keep in mind the source, the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF) Inc. Having said that, Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2011/2012 statistics reveal that low

July 28, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental HygieneDental TeamHygienistsOffice Management

Workplace conflicts: Tips for the dental hygienist who wants to stay above the fray

by Oral Health

When we graduate from dental hygiene school and enter the workforce, it is the skills that we attained and the desire to help people that drive us. We do not think when we meet a potential employer to ask about

July 4, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental HygieneDental TeamHygienistsMarketing strategiesOffice ManagementPatient ManagementPractice management

Patients Need A Reason to Return…

by Kahaliah Richards

What is the number one reason why patients do not return for their hygiene visits?  Doctors and team members: if you don’t know, you need to find out! We’ve all heard the excuses; illness, my boss called a meeting, my kids

February 2, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental HygieneGeneral Dentistry

What’s wrong with being mouthy?

by Kahaliah Richards

MDA to launch exciting, emotional campaign. Ever notice that expressions related to our mouth always seem to be negative? “Don’t be a big mouth”. “Stop being a loudmouth”. And never, ever “put your foot in your mouth”. But what if “being mouthy”

October 1, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsMedical newsOrthodontics

The composition of the dental plaque matters

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental plaque (the biofilm) is remarkably stable in its composition of microbes despite mechanical abrasion (tooth cleaning and flossing) and dental cleanings by the hygiene team. But once it becomes unstable (a process called dysbiosis), dental disease (dental decay or

August 26, 2015 News Dental HygieneDental HygieneGeneral DentistryHygienists

“Hygienists treating cavities is something to smile about!”

by Kahaliah Richards

This was a recent headline in the Los Angeles Times. The article outlines a new California law that authorizes dental hygienists to treat cavities without a dentist on site by placing low-cost, temporary fillings. The temporary fillings applied by the