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September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Empowering Periodontal Therapy

by Sheri B. Doniger, DDS

According to the CDC, “47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease increases with age, 70.1% of adults 65 years and older have periodontal disease.”1 The numbers of adults with untreated periodontal

September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

How To Be Happier Now! Mindfulness and the Dental Professional

by Gloria Alban, DDS, RHN

The dental office is a great place to work. It is very satisfying to be able to help patients improve their health while creating long term relationships and earning a good living. Unfortunately, 83% of dentists and their staff perceive

September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

An Alternative Practice setting for One Canadian Dental Hygienist Started with a Simple Idea

by Patricia Blundon

Canadian Dental Hygienist, Patricia Blundon, is the developer of a dental mirror that clips on to a saliva ejector to aid dental hygienists, assistants, and clinicians in treating patients. In response to growing demand for the Dental Hygiene Clip Mirror,

September 14, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Dog Days

by Catherine Wilson

These are the dog days of August as I write this and since we’ve barely had a summer I’m hard-pressed to write my Fall editorial. But it is time to try to get organized so let’s deal with odds and

January 30, 2017 News Cat Dental CareDental HygieneDog Dental CareNews

National Pet Dental Health Month Deserves a Focus in February

by GlobeNewswire

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and the staff at New Hope Animal Hospital wants to draw attention to essential pet dental needs. Pet dental exams, teeth cleaning, and check-ups are available to pets in and around Durham and

September 20, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Evidence-Based Fluoride Delivery for Today’s Dental Hygiene Client

by Jo-Anne Jones

Abstract Today’s preventive practice provides the ability to intervene in the demineralization process and return the client to health often without the use of restorative techniques. Evidence-based research promotes the use of sodium fluoride varnish compared to other methods of

September 20, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDentistryOral Health

Mystery Solved: Acid Reflux and the Oral Cavity

by Gloria Alban, DDS, RHN

I am a retired dentist who has a passion for preventative dentistry and preventive medicine. I recently became painfully aware of the ramifications of acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) on the oral cavity. I developed severe GERD late

September 20, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Saving Face: Mask Form, Fit and Function

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

One of the critical choices made before treating each and every patient is choosing your protective face mask. While the mask construct is straight forward with layers of tissue and filtering materials suspended by elastic loops … the question of

September 20, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeDental TechnologyOral HealthPractice Operations

How to Select a Dental Software for Your Practice

by Feda Bashbishi

Purchasing a new practice management software for a dental office is not a trivial task. There are a lot of different choices and packages offered by software vendors that confuse the buyer rather than help her/him. Each package has its

September 9, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyNewsOral Health

Breathometer and Philips Are Developing Technology to Improve Oral Health

by Lucas Matney

Eighty million people in the U.S. struggle with bad breath — many of them don’t even know that they do, but the people around them are likely all too aware. Last year at CES, Breathometer teased a connected device called Mint that measures

September 8, 2016 News AnnouncementDental HygieneDentistryNews

Sunstar Celebrates 15 Years of Honouring the ‘Crucial Role’ of Dental Hygienists

by Oral Health

Sunstar Americas recently celebrated its fifteenth year of honoring North America’s outstanding dental hygienists. The oral health care leader and RDH magazine joined forces to create the Award of Distinction program in 2002. Since then, 113 dental hygienists have been

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeDentistryOral Health

The Power Of O.R.A.N.G.E.

by Judy Kay Mausolf

My husband Steve, teases me about living in an orange bubble. Those of you who know me know that the color orange plays a big part in my life and how I brand myself. In fact, I often receive orange

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeDental Technology

The Importance Of Your Dental Software

by Feda Bashbishi

Nowadays, dentists are forced to balance between providing the best patient care and staying profitable and efficient. Recent changes in the dental industry and patient expectations have created a competitive market and introduced new challenges dentists never had to deal

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryOral HealthPractice Operations

Consider The Patient In Every Decision You Make

by Lisa Philp, RDH

Dental demographics are changing almost faster than we can keep up: The Baby Boomers are retiring, the Affordable Care Act is scrambling the marketplace and the archaic system of employer-provided benefits is looking more long in the tooth than ever.

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneGeneral PracticeOral HealthPractice Operations

Community Water Fluoridation: Tackling The Irrational Fears

by Dr. Pasquale Duronio and Dr. Steven Baum

Abstract Over the past several decades, a political movement has evolved whose agenda is to end community water fluoridation. Despite decades of data demonstrating safe and effective reductions in dental caries, anti-fluoridation activists continue their efforts globally. Under the banner

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Marketing 101: The Art Of The Referral

by Larry M. Guzzardo

Consider the type of patient you would like in your practice. Stop spending time putting out fires that consume valuable time and energy, with problem patients. Spend more time with your preferred patients and their friends. Birds of a feather

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Dental Office Must-Have: Eye Wash Stations

by Lauren McFarlane, BA, CHSC

Why would a dental practice require an eye wash station? Is it required by law? And if so, what type of equipment is needed? Although the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario recommends the installation of eye wash stations

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral Practice

Pure And Simple: DUWL Solutions

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

Providing clean, safe dental water is critical to implementing and maintaining effective infection control protocols. Exposure to poor water quality can pose a health risk for people and conflicts with universally accepted infection prevention protocols. Noted most recently, in 2011

August 25, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Niagara Is Trying To Help Low Income Adults Get Dental Care

by Niagara This Week

Members of the Niagara Dental Health Coalition are calling on Niagara MPPs to support the expansion of public dental programs to adults and seniors who cannot afford to pay for private dental health care. OHIP does not provide health coverage

August 25, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral HealthPractice Operations

Cleanliness Is Key: How Hygiene Improves Our Quality of Life

by Oral Health

The merger of DENTSPLY and Sirona at the beginning of the year created the largest manufacturer of technologies, equipment and consumables in the dental sector. The company is now working together as one combined force to develop solutions for the