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July 30, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Do You Have Bad Breath? A New Sensor Will Check

by Allison Shelley, WebMD

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you have bad breath, and asking someone to check if it’s fresh can be embarrassing. But thanks to science, there may soon be an easier way to find out. Researchers are now working on

independent dental hygienist
July 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Guidance for Those Beginning Independent Dental Hygiene: Your Journey Starts Now

by Dezarae Aldridge-Earl, RDH

Knowing what I know now, if I could travel back in time and talk to my former professional self—oh, the things I would tell her. With 16 years of experience as an RDH, it’s now been 5 years since I

July 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Enhancing Care for The Most Important Patient—Yourself!

by Jennifer Hawley

The conditions created for the healthcare industry in 2020 have created substantial pressures for professionals within the industry—dental hygienists and other dental professionals included. A 2021 journal published in the BMC Journal of Systematic Reviews found that, globally, there is huge

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
July 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking! Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 6)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc.BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care.

July 21, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program Launches for 2021

by Cellerant Consulting Group

Cellerant Consulting Group is excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program. “Since 2009, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards have identified and acknowledged the top technologies in dentistry,” said Melissa Turner,

July 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s 2021 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked

by CDHA

From an impressive field of 778 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its fourth annual Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition. This remarkable field of nominees was narrowed to 21

June 29, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Strained as COVID Eases and Patients Return

by Los Angeles Times

Dental hygienist Jeannette Diaz’s patients sometimes cry. Lately, she’s been crying with them. It’s not just because so many people refrained from getting dental work during much of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving her to scrape off more than a year’s

June 29, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienist Offers Treatments in Gardens Amid COVID Backlog

by Marie Claire Dorking, yahoo!news

A dental hygienist has been doing treatments in gardens amid a backlog of demand for her services due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fiona Perry, 56, from Comrie Perthshire, has been cycling between clients homes with her equipment on a cargo

Dental Hygiene Career
June 25, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Dental Hygiene Career… In the Middle of a Pandemic

by Alana Munro, RDH

So that’s it! Board exams are done and passed, the stress of studying endlessly for weeks at a time is behind you, and you can finally celebrate the joys of being an educated professional. Any new career can cause a

Temporary Dental Hygienist
June 25, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Ideal Etiquette as a Temporary Dental Hygienist: What You Should Know

by Dr. Leana Lundt, JVR Dental

Temporary dental hygienists are rapidly growing in popularity. Not only are dental offices needing more for those at home in quarantine, but a variety of hygienists are also finding the flexibility of temporary jobs appealing. These temps include dental hygienists

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
June 25, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 5)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification? Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines. Please feel free to send in your questions! Q: Do

June 1, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

New Fanshawe College Clinic Offers Dental Care to Low-Income Londoners

by The Beacon Herald

A new clinic at Fanshawe College will give low-income Londoners another option for affordable dental care, with a checkup and cleaning going for $40. The Fanshawe clinic, which opened Thursday, is a teaching lab for the school’s dental hygiene and

May 25, 2021 Video Dental HygieneDental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Empowered Hygiene for Practice Success

by Oral Health

  Weekly Wisdom:  This week Peter Barry reminds us of how important our dental hygiene teams are — they are much more than teeth cleaners!     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Dental Hygiene Visits and Overall Health During COVID-19

by Dr. Jerry Baluta, DDS

It’s been over a year since we all began living in our COVID-19 inspired modified reality. As industry professionals, we know the importance of regular dental hygiene appointments and we have a responsibility to ensure our patients are protecting their

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Breaking Bad… Habits! 4 Steps to Implement and Sustain Change

by Judy Kay Mausolf, Speaker, Author, and Dental Culture Specialist

I Am a Habit! I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the things you do might

Bleeding on Probing
May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Take the Zero Percent Bleeding Challenge!

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

When it comes to percent bleeding on probing, I challenge your team to see how low you can go. These strategies will help you develop and optimize treatment protocols. If you haven’t integrated a zero percent Bleeding on Probing treatment

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Keep it Clean! Keep Your Loupes Spick and Span While Protecting Your Eyeballs.

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Hey peeps, let me start by saying this: your eyeballs are just as precious as your patients. What exactly do I mean by this? Well, it’s quite simple. Eyesight is our most important sense. The eyes capture and interpret more

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Is Time Your Friend or Enemy? Strategies to Help You Confidently Follow the Standard of Care in Hygiene

by April Welker, RDH Jameson Clinical Advisor

Many hygienists face challenges in their offices but feel too rushed during the day and too tired or defeated to recommend changes. When we graduate and are ready to start working as a hygienist, it is impossible to imagine cutting

Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
May 11, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontics

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 4)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification? Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines. Please feel free to send in your questions! Does a

The Best Defence to COVID-19 is a Healthy Mouth
May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Best Defence to COVID-19 is a Healthy Mouth

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

This past year has been a challenge and we have all felt the impact that COVID-19 has played in our lives, both professionally and personally. Anxiety levels are at an all-time high. There is fear for contracting the virus for