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May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Gut Healthy Chairside Conversations

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Want to add some variety to your chairside conversations? Would you like to share cutting edge scientific findings with your patients? Would you like to be seen as a person of influence with a broad knowledge of nutrition and healthy

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

10% Carbamide Peroxide: A Gateway To Oral And Overall Health

by Susan Woodley, DH, RDH, Practice Consultant at dentalcorp

Many dental hygienists, including myself, say they entered this profession to assist clients in developing and maintaining healthy beautiful smiles. It is widely accepted that whitening gels play a significant role in developing those beautiful smiles. According to research from

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Biofilm Conquered: Glycine Powder To The Rescue!

by Nancy Miller, RDH, BA

Toxic biofilm is enemy number one when it comes to dental diseases. It lurks in a patient’s mouth above and below the gum line. It clings to natural teeth, restorative work, gingival tissue and the tongue, implants and orthodontic appliances.

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

How YouTube Has Made Me A Better Hygienist

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

Some people look to YouTube for educational videos and others look for entertainment. When you think of YouTube, what is your first instinct? Have you ever thought that YouTube could make you a better clinician? I write articles from a

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

The Social Media Influence

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

The influence of social media in modern society is no secret. It’s safe to say that most of us are consumed by it. But is this necessarily a bad thing when it comes to our professional lives? Or are these

April 12, 2019 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Expansion Of Dental Services To Low-Income Seniors A Strong Improvement For Oral Care In Ontario Say Dental Hygienists

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is applauding a move by the Ontario government to expand dental care for low-income seniors in the province. The investment of $90 million will see new services provided as early as summer 2019. “We

March 31, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health & Systemic HealthOral Health OfficePublic Health

Paid Oral Health for Total Health: The Integral Role of the Dental Hygienist

by Jennifer Turner, Director of Hygiene Programs at dentalcorp

Despite its integral function in the field of oral health care, many are unaware that the role of the dental hygienist goes beyond cleaning teeth. In celebration of National Dental Hygienists Week this April, we take a closer look at

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Helping Patients Live Longer and Better Lives

by Dr. Kathryn Alderman

A New look at Systemic Inflammation, Microbiome, Gum Disease Diagnosis, Treatment and Keeping Dental/Gum Disease in Remission Traditionally in dentistry we have been taught to ask our patients to brush, floss and visit us twice a year for checkups to

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Managing Oral Health’s Implications For/From Mild Cognitive Impairment

by Julie DiNardo, RDH

Chances are that you know of someone with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) 1, and/or your practice has some patients at high risk or early signs of this same, dreaded condition. And chances are you know that these same individuals are

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Volunteering in Vietnam

by Sherry Priebe, RDH, BDSc, MSc

Sherry, would you consider volunteering in leadership of your knowledge and experience in Vietnam and plan a service and learning venture for our graduating Dental Hygiene bachelor’s degree students? What would you say to volunteering your time, taking time off

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

A Leap of Faith: Jamaica 2018

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

Beneath bright blue skies with perfectly painted clouds lies a place that is making a change in dental hygiene. As a practicing RDH of 11 years, clinical educator and speaker, I not only welcome the opportunity to make a difference

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Serve from the Heart

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

They say the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. With busy lives, it can be difficult to find the time to volunteer. But volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have

January 21, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Encourage Smoke- and Vape-Free Living

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Canada’s dental hygienists will mark National Non-Smoking Week (January 20–26) by urging all Canadians to quit smoking and vaping for better oral and overall health. While most people know that tobacco use is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke,

January 9, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) to support our second annual 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

January 9, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Canadian Dental Hygienists Start the Cannabis Conversation

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, dental hygienists urge everyone to think carefully before using cannabis,

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Gloves Spread Disease and Have Created an Infection Control Dilemma

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Introduction Non-sterile clinical gloves are a key component of Standard Precautions. It was envisaged that their use, when there was a risk of direct contact with blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or mucous membranes, would prevent potential pathogens in those

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Managing Your Hygiene Schedule

by Lisa Philp, Chief Visionary Officer, TGNA – Transitions Group North America

There are many systems that can be implemented in a dental practice to enhance time management between dentists and hygienists. Although these solutions are relatively simple and easy to implement, they require the cooperation of all members of the administrative

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Backflow Matters — Think Disposable

by Sheri B. Doniger DDS

Do you ever request your patients to close on the saliva ejector to evacuate fluids from their mouths? If so, when was the last time you effectively cleaned out the valve? When a patient closes on the saliva ejector or

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Saliva – More Important Than You Think

by Dorothy Garlough RDH, MPA

The public’s perception of saliva is low indeed. The act of spitting on someone is considered a vile act, one of disrespect, and even hate. Yet, in some cases, spitting can be done in a joking manner, as in a

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Creating a Unique Tray Set-up, and the Evolution of Dental Hygiene Instruments

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

Do you find that each of your instrumentation kits typically contain the same instruments? Are most of your instruments similar to what you were taught in school? I usually start my instrumentation presentations by asking the audience these two questions.