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March 5, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

Dental Hygienists Celebrate International Women’s Day

by Oral Health

As representative of a largely female dominated workforce of oral health professionals, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. Ninety-six percent of dental hygienists in Canada are women (Canadian Institute of

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)
February 28, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

New Dental Hygiene Rules in New Brunswick Improve Access to Oral Health Care

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) congratulates the New Brunswick Minister of Health, Hon. Hugh J. Flemming, on approving new dental hygiene rules that permit independent practice, an expanded scope of practice for dental hygienists and increased requirements for licensing

February 26, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

TotalCare and Orascoptic are pleased to announce their yearlong support in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Dental Hygiene!

by TotalCare & Orascoptic

TotalCare, the leader in surface disinfection, and Orascoptic, the makers of award-winning custom built loupes, are pleased to announce their yearlong support in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Dental Hygiene! Each month there will be an opportunity to enter

Patient Risk Assessment Form: Your risks ffor dntal decay
February 21, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Substituting a risk assessment form for Time Magazine

by Prevora Blog

A recent study1 on the approach and outcomes of shared decision making in medical care found the following: 86 randomized controlled trials show that patient decision support tools lead to positive effects for both the patient and the provider, namely:

University of Buffalo
February 11, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

A day of free dental care for kids at UB’s ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

by University at Buffalo

For the 12th year in a row, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine saw more than 800 local schoolchildren during its annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” on Feb. 1. But something was different this year: “tooth fairies”

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)
January 28, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

Dental Hygienists Recommend Tossing the Tobacco!

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

“Live, work and play… smoke free” is the theme for this week’s National Non-Smoking Week (NNSW) 2013 and a mantra supported by Canada’s dental hygienists. Tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of disease and death in Canada, killing 37,000 Canadians

University of Maryland
December 20, 2012 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

Nurses, Dental Hygienists Team Up at 1st National Collaborative Conference

by University of Maryland

By hosting the first national conference on oral and systemic health in Baltimore on Dec. 10, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) took another major step toward true interprofessional health care education, says Jay A. Perman, MD, president of the

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)
October 1, 2012 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

First Nations Oral Health – How Dental Hygienists Can Help

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) congratulates Health Canada and the First Nations Governance Information Centre on the release of the First Nations Regional Health Survey. The survey identifies several priority health issues for First Nations communities including: 40% have

September 24, 2012 News Dental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsPediatric dentistry

10 Tips for Parents of Kids Who Resist Having Their Teeth Brushed

by Kahaliah Richards

Chasing a defiant toddler around with a toothbrush is more likely to end in smears of toothpaste on the furniture and a tiny mouth that refuses to open than an effective lesson in oral hygiene. For parents that have attempted

February 19, 2012 News Dental HygienePeriodontologySalivary biomarkersSystemic links

Diabetes screening at the periodontal visit: patient and provider experiences with two screening approaches

by ken

Rosedale, M. and Strauss, S. (2012), Diabetes screening at the periodontal visit: patient and provider experiences with two screening approaches. International Journal of Dental Hygiene. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2011.00542.x Abstract:  Objectives:  This study examined patient and dental provider experiences during the periodontal visit of diabetes

January 1, 2012 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygieneMinimally invasive dentistryNew productsNew TechnologiesPathologyPeriodontologyPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Formulated with Edible Clay, New Advanced Gum Healing Mineral Toothpaste Introduced

by ken

From Cosmetic Dentistry News It goes without saying that some enterprising marketer will put this material in Play-Doh and plastercine (do they still manufacture plactercine?)… Zion Health, a San Francisco-based company specializing in natural clay minerals cosmetic and hygienic products

December 18, 2011 News Dental HygieneNew products

From the trenches

by ken

Intriguing blog and recent posting of  links – from lad I’ve never met on LinkedIn – good info – ah the power of social networking – and it’s NOT encrypted!! LinkedIn Mark Friashas sent you a message. Date:12/19/2011Subject: EtchMaster Product Review

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

August 11, 2011 News Dental HygieneTechnology

‘iPod Toothbrush’: Philips USB Brush Plugs Into PC

by ken

For the individual who has everything and for whom money means nothing…….think “investment banker“….. Philips have just launched a new hyper brush which promises to banish plaque but also plugs into your PC to recharge. The ultimate travel accessory, the

June 28, 2011 News Dental Hygiene

Oral Health got picked up on the web, and without social networking!!

by ken

From Google Alerts – whoo noo….. Building the perfect beast of a hygiene department. Create an ideal hygiene department to increase your revenue stream. Practical tips to increase efficiency, productivity and job satisfaction while decreasing stress. To help dental teams build a

June 20, 2011 News Dental HygieneSocial networking

Is the North American Hygiene Market Super-Saturated?

by ken

Time for the power of social networking to demonstrate and DOMINATE…… By Rabia Mughal, Associate Editor – Dr. Bicuspid June 20, 2011 — As the overall job market in the U.S. continues to be sluggish, a few recent reports —

June 11, 2011 News Dental Hygiene

If I were a hygienist, I’d be issuing a fatwah

by ken

Five Jobs with HIGH SALARY and low education from Investopedia by Stephanie Christensen – June 10, 2011 If you’ve opted to forego higher education, there are still promising career paths. According to data provided by PayScale.com, these five jobs offer a

May 14, 2011 News Dental HygieneOrthodontics

Orthodontic therapy options – how hygienists can provide support for the movement

by ken

From RDH and Dentistry IQ by Ann-Marie C. DePalma, CDA, RDH, MEd, FAADH As defined by Wilkins, orthodontics is the area of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, supervision, guidance, and treatment of the growing and mature dentofacial structures – including

May 14, 2011 News Chronic dental care for the elderlyDental HygieneEvidence based dentistryGeneral NewsGeriodonticsInnovations in dentistryPathologySystemic linksTrends in DentistryWebsitesWomen in dentistry

Oral-systemic health and your dental team

by ken

From RDH – by Karen Davis – karen@karendavis.net Front office administrators, dental assistants, dentists, and dental hygienists have one thing in common: Patients will approach any of them to ask about something they just read or heard on TV regarding

May 13, 2011 News Dental HygieneNew TechnologiesTradeshows

Ah chlorhexidine, we hardly knew yee……….

by ken

From Kathy Kincaide – Dr. Bicuspid.com – May 13, 2011 Sunstar Americas unveiled the GUM PerioShield oral health rinse at the California Dental Association (CDA) 2011 spring meeting in Anaheim this week.  PerioShield, which features technology licensed  Image via Wikipedia from