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Dental Hygiene

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.

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Take Your Time

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

It’s that time of year. The alarm goes off and you get out of bed to start the day. You peek outside the window and surprise – it’s still dark. Your motivation to get the day started is lagging. You

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

Dental Hygiene Care for Survivors of Childhood Abuse

by Linda M. Douglas, RDH, BSc

We have all been mystified and even exasperated by our more challenging clients, for example: those with inadequate self-care despite having sufficient manual dexterity; and people who attend irregularly for dental care, or fail to show up for scheduled appointments.

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

An Emerging, Integrated Model of Oral Health Care

by Julie DiNardo, RDH

The traditional model of medicine treats the body as individual systems and organs. This “dis-integrated” model of medical care also frequently excludes the oral cavity. Some examples we are all too familiar with: a physician or an endocrinologist overlooks the

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Significant Trends in Global Oral Health and Oral Cancer: The Power of Cultural Oral Habits

by Sherry Priebe RDH, BDSc, MSc

Oral cancer is a serious disease and for dental professionals, the stakes are high. Detrimental cultural oral habits are deeply entrenched in today’s global societies resulting in greater potential for people to develop mucosal lesions and oral cancer. By learning

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Periodontitis Staging and Grading

by Beth Ryerse, RDH

We are being challenged every day to grow as professionals. It is often difficult to keep up with all of the new information that seems to bombard us. The necessity of oral cancer screening, routinely, on a younger demographic. Infection

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Fall

by Uche Odiatu

Is this you? “I get two bad colds a year, one in the winter and another in the summer.” A week or two of down time for a cold or flu can cost you thousands of dollars in sick days

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Turning Over a New Leaf

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Simply put, change in inevitable. All around us, change is happening on a daily basis. Why is it that so many of us are instantly turned off by the thought of change? It’s constantly happening, yet we still allow ourselves

August 9, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

How Certain Foods and Drinks Could Be Eroding Your Teeth

by Julie Heflin, University of Louisville

Although the thought of an acid in your mouth is unsettling, 20-to-45-percent of adults in the United States show signs of acid erosion on their teeth. “The exposure of our teeth to an acid can cause loss of enamel and

August 8, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Rise of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste has Dentists Concerned

by Jeff Donn, The Associated Press

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a

July 25, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Celebrate Longstanding Partnerships with Dental

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes in working with dental industry leaders to advance both the dental hygiene profession and the oral health of Canadians. The association recognizes the role that these global frontrunners in innovative oral health care

July 11, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

From an impressive field of 818 deserving nominees, representing every province and territory in Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its inaugural dental hygiene superhero competition. This remarkable field of nominees was

May 28, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienist Tops List of Fastest Growing SMB Jobs in Canada

by Indeed Blog

Small to medium size businesses (SMBs) play a pivotal role in the Canadian economy. According to Statistics Canada, as of December 2015, there were 1.17 million employer businesses in Canada, 98% of which were small businesses. For most SMBs, being lean

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Providing Preventive Dental Care in the Community for Persons with Special Needs

by Josie Costantiello, RDH

Closing the Gap Between Mobile and Conventional Dental Clinics in the Community You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the dental industry who has said that starting a new mobile dental and/or dental hygiene practice in the community

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Lead by Influence

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

“Leaders become great not because of their power but because of their ability to empower others”. For the past few years our company has attended MagNet, which is Canada’s premier professional development and networking conference for magazine media professionals. MagNet

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

What Your Ears May Tell Us About Your Health

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

We are living in a systemically compromised world. As the prevalence of physical illness increases through the decades, we, as dental hygienists, are finding ourselves in a position to help with early evaluation. As RDH are competent in so many