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November 26, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Sarnia Woman Who Provides Mobile Dental Care Honoured

by Tara Jeffrey, The Sarnia Journal

Brenda Di Muzio says her work keeps her humble. “Owning your own business has its pros and cons, and it’s challenging and different every day,” said the woman behind Brenda Di Muzio Dental Hygiene Professional Corporation — a mobile service

November 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Curaprox Black is White: The Perfect Gift for your Patients!

by Oral Science

You have probably heard from your patients or colleagues about a new trend; whitening toothpastes made of charcoal (or carbon). You have probably also heard positive and negative comments on them. In today’s world, with all the social media noise, it

November 24, 2021 News BlogsDental Hygiene

Care and Maintenance of Dental Hygiene Instruments

by Yaroslav Yarmolyuk DDS, MS

Dental warriors are dealing with the spread of diseases as the front line of defense. Most of the diseases can be traced back to the mouth. This is the main reason that dentists have to be extremely careful with their

November 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneToothlife Technology

Paid Designs for Vision – Infinity VUE

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Loupes or Microscope – Perhaps both? When we try something new, it changes our perspective and allows us to see things differently. When we see things differently, we view things we previously missed, allowing us to experience new possibilities. And

November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneRadiology

Are You Taking Adequate Radiographs?

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

It’s important to keep radiation exposure as low as possible while still gathering the needed radiographic evidence. So how low is too low? The first thing that typically comes to mind when discussing imaging and the risk of exposure to

November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Oral Considerations for Athletes: From Rookie to Major League, or Novice to Olympian

by Beth Parkes, RDH, BSc, Vice President of rdhu

It would be safe to say, that to become truly remarkable at anything in this life takes a significant amount of effort. It takes routine, commitment, drive, and passion. The above description sounds to me like the makings of an

November 15, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Calm the Raging “Cs”

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

The “Cs” (or cytokines) are making headline news frequently. The most unfavourable outcomes in COVID-19 patients’ risk profile repeatedly directs our attention to an over-expression of immune response termed a “cytokine storm.” Today’s global research focuses on further understanding the

November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 10)

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. Once

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November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

The Tooth Fairy Gone Rogue

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, C.A Ed, CTP

Thousands applied, 10 were selected. Ready, set, BAKE! These three unassuming words are hovering over my head as I take part in Season 5 of “The Great Canadian Baking Show!” If you asked me what some of my favourite things

November 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Open Pop-up Clinic at Montreal Shelter

by CTV News

A team of Montreal dental hygienists organized a pop-up clinic Saturday to provide care for people without easy access to services. The all-day event was held at Halte-Transition, a warming shelter in Pierrefonds-Roxboro – practitioners say it’s all thanks to

November 4, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienist Who Had License Revoked for Treating Spouse Applies for Leave to Appeal to SCC

by Annabel Oromoni, Law Times

Alexandru Tanase, a dental hygienist, convicted of sexual abuse for cleaning his wife’s teeth and whose license was revoked by the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, has applied for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court after attempts to

November 3, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Fanshawe College is the Only School to Get a 100% Pass Rate on National Exam

by Kate Otterbein, 1069thex

Fanshawe’s Dental Hygiene program landed a 100% pass rate on the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board Exam. The closest behind Fanshawe was Algonquin College with a 96% pass rate. Graduates had a difficult year, with the pandemic putting programming on

November 2, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

TempStars Brings Better ‘Career Opportunities for Dental Hygienists and Assistants’ to Phoenix and Scottsdale

by TempStars

TempStars, North America’s largest and #1 rated dental temping and hiring service, announced today that it is open for business in Phoenix and Scottsdale, another step in the company’s expansion in the United States. “This will create many new opportunities for dental

October 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneSocial media

Competing with TikTok Dental Advice: Educating Gen Z Before the Damage is Done

by Clara Jones

Up-and-coming social media platform TikTok has well over 1.29 billion active users who post and view short clips on a plethora of different topics, including dental and oral hygiene. Unfortunately, as trendy and popular as these videos are among Gen-Zers,

October 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneMental Health

Tackling the Threat of Burnout Among Dental Hygienists

by Kate Sheppard

Dental practices nationwide are facing shortages in qualified staff, in large part because of the pandemic that’s resulted in more people having second thoughts about their careers. In fact, in a survey published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, 8%

October 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking! Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 9)

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

Q: If a patient has lost one tooth to periodontitis and there are an additional four teeth treatment planned to be extracted due to periodontitis, do these extractions also count as being lost to periodontitis and potentially increase the patient’s

October 21, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

by CDHA

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Wendy Stewart, at its virtual annual general meeting on Saturday, October 16. Wendy is from Nova Scotia and joins president-elect Anne Marie Caissie (New

October 19, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Hygienists Brace for Pitched Battles with Dentists in Fights Over Practice Laws

by News-Medical.Net

This year, the Illinois legislature was considering measures to expand oral health treatment in a state where millions of people live in dental care deserts. But when the Illinois State Dental Society met with key lawmakers virtually for its annual lobbying

October 13, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

‘It’s Never Too Late’: Salinas Dental Hygienist Spent 11 Years as Farmworker

by David Rodriguez, Salinas Californian

Working in the fields takes a physical toll on a person. Long hours and harsh working conditions is the price paid by farmworkers to ensure that grocery stores are stocked and families have food on the table. Martina Hernandez Garcia watched her

October 6, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

TempStars CEO Dr. James Younger Adopts Perspective of Hygienists and Dental Assistants in Oral Health Magazine Article

by TempStars

Dr. James Younger, the founder and CEO of TempStars, North America’s largest and #1 rated dental temping and hiring service, has authored another piece for Oral Health Group, Canada’s leading magazine for the dental industry – this time for Oral Hygiene,