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February 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Study Examines Occupational Risks Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates, Transmission Risk, and Immunity in Dental Schools Across Canada

by COVID-19 Immunity Task Force

Dental and dental hygiene students and staff remain among the few groups on-site nearly daily at universities and colleges across Canada. Their continued presence on campus and the nature of the dental work itself increases their risk of exposure to

February 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Study Finds Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Dental Hygienists

by American Dental Association

Joint research investigates pandemic’s impact on infection control practices in dental health setting; employment rate of dental hygienists Despite having been designated as high risk for COVID-19 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a new study finds 3.1 percent

Considerations for Treating Children with Special Needs in the Clinical Environment
February 19, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Considerations for Treating Children with Special Needs in the Clinical Environment

by Kari Slade, RDH

I began my journey into pediatric dental hygiene in 2015, before we were aware of our son’s diagnosis. I had always been drawn to working with children and I quickly found my niche while working in a pediatric clinic in

Dental Hygienists
February 19, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Avoiding Burnout Among Dental Hygienists: How to Achieve the Main Goal for 2021

by Derek Jones, VP Enterprise Strategy, Americas

A smile can open the world, in love, with friends, and at work. But statistics are grim. 48% of young American adults untagged themselves from a photo on Facebook because they were not happy with their smiles. 57% of Americans

Technically Speaking: Tips For Implementing the 2018 AAP Classification (Part 2)
February 19, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking: Tips For Implementing the 2018 AAP Classification (Part 2)

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.

February 8, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Durham College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic Operating, Open for Clients

by The Chronicle

Durham College’s (DC) Dental Hygiene program is slowing down its curriculum during the pandemic. But that’s a good thing. It is necessary so students can catch up on their outstanding clinical hours while ensuring all public health protocols are being

February 5, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?

by CDHA

Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) to help us recognize, for the fourth year in a row, dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada. Championed by your oral health defender CDHA and sponsored by Sensodyne®,

January 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Plaque Analysis: The Oral Health You Can See

by Rachael Straus

While viruses might be on everyone’s mind because of the Covid-19 pandemic, let us not forget about other microscopic creatures that can influence our health, namely bacteria. Just the thought of bacteria makes many people cringe due to their associations

January 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Igniting That Spark For Your Hygiene Career Once Again

by Dezarae Aldridge-Earl, RDH

You are a dental hygienist. You went to school, you graduated, wrote the national board exam, found yourself a job and now you scale likely somewhere between 160 to 256 teeth each day, four days a week or upwards of

AAP Periodontal Classification
January 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking: Tips For Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 1)

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.

January 21, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Oral Science & EMS Guided Biofilm Therapy; A New Canadian Partnership for the AIRFLOW®, PERIOFLOW® and PIEZON®

by Oral Science

Oral Science, the leading dental company to create optimal and more predictable clinical outcomes for patients suffering from periodontitis, peri-implantitis and caries, is proud to become a  Canadian promoter and distributor of the EMS AIRFLOW®, PERIOFLOW® and PIEZON® technologies by supporting

January 19, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Faculty of Dentistry Offers New Part-Time Bachelor of Dental Hygiene

by Dalhousie University

Many practisting dental hygienists will get their wish this autumn. Dalhousie’s School of Dental Hygiene is offering its Bachelor of Dental Hygiene program on a part-time basis, making it easier for dental hygienists to advance their education while continuing to work. “We’ve

January 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Family Docs, Dental Hygienists Push for Role in Alberta Vaccine Rollout

by Calgary Herald

Some Alberta family doctors say they’re frustrated their offer to help administer COVID-19 shots have gone unanswered. Dr. Noel Grisdale, who has a practice in Black Diamond, says he’s among many family physicians eager to aid Alberta’s vaccine distribution program.

January 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Urge Canadians to Say No to Tobacco

by CDHA

Canada’s dental hygienists will mark National Non-Smoking Week (January 17–23) by urging all Canadians to stop tobacco use for better oral and overall health. Tobacco use has long been recognized as a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and lung

January 14, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Announcement – CDHO Registrar/CEO

by CDHO

Following a thorough executive search process with Odgers Berndtson Executive Search Firm, the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Adams, MA, MHSc to the position of Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

January 13, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Could Be Deployed to Give Albertans COVID-19 Vaccine Jab

by CBC

Dental hygienists and other regulated health practitioners may be the province’s answer to expanding its capacity to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. The College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta says it’s seeking a ministerial exemption for some hygienists to help administer

January 6, 2021 News BlogsDental HygienePractice management

Signs You’re Working With A Good Dental Hygienist

by Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle

What do you think makes for a good dental hygienist? If you are one or are planning to become one, what qualities should you possess? If you’re a dentist looking to partner with a dental hygienist, how will you know

Periodontology Classifications
November 25, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Implementing the 2018 Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases into Your Practice

by Jodie Cantarelli, A.A.S., R.D.H., Dip.AdEd, Manager of Dental Hygiene Programs at dentalcorp

By now you would have seen or heard of the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, which replaced the previous (1999) classification system and addressed most of its limitations. Research indicates that 80% of North American adults have some

Streamlining Instrumentation
November 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Streamlining Instrumentation

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

As we try and get used to our new normal, we need to look for ways to make our days run more smoothly and more efficiently. We need to implement processes to make our days run a little easier in

Exceptional Hygiene Department
November 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Breaking Down Barriers to an Exceptional Hygiene Department: What’s Holding Your Team Back?

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

As a clinical dental hygienist for 30+ years, it pains me to say this, but exceptional hygiene departments are not the norm in the dental industry. What do I mean by exceptional? I mean utilizing “best practices” in the treatment