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March 16, 2011 News Dental Hygiene

GSK announces new NovaMin-containing dental formulation for sensitive teeth

by ken

From News Medical This year, for the first time, millions of Americans will be protecting their sensitive teeth with NovaMin in everyday dental products. Co-inventor Gary Hack, DDS, couldn’t be happier. “To know that our invention will now have a

February 25, 2011 News Community outreachDecay assessment and preventionDental Hygiene

Canadian Faculty of Dentistry Researchers Fight With Early Childhood Caries

by ken

February 19th, 2011, posted by Dental Health Magazine staff TORONTO — An investigation using four interventions concurrently including dental treatment, fluoride applications, anticipatory guidance and motivational interviewing specifically designed for First Nations pregnant women will commence this spring in several communities

February 20, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygieneEvidence based dentistryGeneral NewsPractice managementTrends in Dentistry

Up in the air junior birdsmen………and eCards for free – do you not love social networking….let’s take over Nathan Phillips Square and demand a recount on Rob Ford

by ken

If I said Dental Air Force to you, you’d assume I was referring to the dental division of the Canadian Air Force, you know, the one still using bi-planes and F-18’s with wings that fall off…  however, www.dentalairforce.com is an

February 20, 2011 News Dental HygienePractice management

Feel like your swirling down the drain counter clockwise? You’re in Australia….

by ken

From Dental Tribune – Dental Tribune is a large global dental publishing entity – very much worth a visit to www.dental-tribune.com – I personally enjoy their ePaper section…the following article is from DT.  Sally McKenzie is CEO of McKenzie Management.

February 18, 2011 News Dental Hygiene

Once again, sisters be doin’ it for themselves – the CDHA website rocks

by ken

Had a moment to check out the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association website. Not being a member, I was only able to “surf” the design et al, however, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Wiki – someone had their act together. Check this out

February 14, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygienePreventive Dentistry

Bad breath? Break free — how to tell a friend without replacing your central incisors

by ken

Feature piece from CNN.com Ida Alvarez avoided close conversations. She was afraid of what someone might tell her. She was pretty sure she had really bad breath.   “It is such an embarrassing situation,” Alvarez, 31, of Los Angeles told

February 8, 2011 News Dental HygienePractice managementPreventive Dentistry

Have You Analyzed Your Hygiene Department Lately?

by ken

by Debbie Seidel-Bittke The dental hygiene department is one of the biggest parts of every successful dental practice! Many dental practices have dental hygiene departments that do not produce at least 30% of the total office production. Why does this occur?

February 4, 2011 News Dental HygienePreventive Dentistry

In lieu of joy buzzers, techniques for motivation

by ken

by Angie Stone,RDH,B – from Dental Tribune Patient after patient, hour after hour, day after day hygienists can be heard delivering oral hygiene instruction (OHI) to their patients. This task has the ability to become mundane. So mundane that other

Catherine Wilson, Editor
December 1, 2010 Feature Dental Hygiene

Dental Care – A Basic Human Right?

by Dental Practice Management

If oral health is intrinsically linked to over-all health and overall health care is universally covered in Canada… In the summer of 1962, Saskatchewan became the centre of a hard-fought struggle between the provincial government, the North American medical establishment,

November 12, 2010 News Dental HygienePeriodontology

Diabetes and Oral Health

by ken

by Marty Jablow DMD People living with diabetes are twice as likely to develop serious gum disease NEW YORK, NY (November 1, 2010) – For the nearly 24 million Americans living with diabetes, many may be surprised to learn about an additional

August 24, 2010 News Dental HygieneGeneral News

Miners’ First Request…

by catherine

The 33 miners trapped 2,258 feet below ground in Chile made an unusual first request when initially contacted by rescuers, according to a report by the Associated Press: send toothbrushes. Government officials have said the miners may not emerge until

August 24, 2010 News Dental HygieneGeneral NewsSocial networking

Survey says your patients may be telling tales

by catherine

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June 10, 2010 News Dental HygieneOral Health

IDS 2011–Hygiene and Quality Management in the Dental Surgery

by Oral Health

  Current hygiene regulations and how they are implemented in the dental surgery – The latest trends in the area of equipment systems and dental supplies – Integration of surgery hygiene in a highly effective QM system, a key theme

June 2, 2010 News Dental Hygiene

Hygienists are “doin’ it for themselves!”

by ken

Chicago-June 2, 2010-For the third consecutive year the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has set a new attendance record for the Center for Lifelong Learning at Annual Session (CLL/AS). With total attendance expected to exceed more than 2,000 participants, ADHA’s

June 1, 2010 Feature Dental Hygiene

CDHA Survey Says…

by Dental Practice Management

Ottawa–The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) released the National Dental Hygiene Job market and Employment Survey. Topics covered include education, employment conditions, occupational health issues, future career interests among others. Responses indicate that Advertisement 736 of the dental hygienists (15%)

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April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

A Missing Tooth

by Sophie Labelle, CDA

In dentistry, the best asset to a dental operatory is a dental assistant who makes organization a priority. A dental assistant’s first approach to treatment planning is to predetermine and pre-prepare what has to be accomplished. I begin by verifying

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April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

Predictable Treatment Planning and Final Cosmetic Restorations Using a Single Photograph

by Alain Methot, DDS

Introduction Aesthetic results come from the practitioner’s combination of clinical smile design principles and artistic judgments. Each practitioner has their own vision of the final smile. The main goal is to provide a natural and pleasing appearance for the patient’s

figure 10-Postoperative full-facial view of the author chairside-instead of in the chair-where she can help patients fully understand the benefits of their comprehensive dentistry.
April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

Walking the Walk

by Shannon L. Pace, CDA

Introduction I recently received a gift from one of my patients with a note on the front that said not to open it until I got home. When I got home, I opened the card and in a box was

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April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

Conservative Anterior Esthetic Treatment with Porcelain Veneers

by Les Rykiss, DMD

I think that most practitioners agree that in this day and age, we are all trying to do ideal cosmetic dentistry. We attend the seminars by the talented cosmetic dentists that advocate minimal or no prep veneers such as Lumineers,

April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental Hygiene

I’m Not ‘Just’ A Dental Hygienist…

by Annick Ducharme, RDH

Are you a dentist? Oh no, I’m “just” a dental hygienist! Advertisement I’ve often heard that disparaging remark, such a short sentence but so infinitely revealing of a person’s perception of his or her profession. Unfortunately, it conveys a negative