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March 31, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

Young or Old—Oral Health is Essential


April is oral health month in Canada and, while we all continue to focus on overcoming COVID-19 and keeping our communities healthy, we cannot forget that maintaining good health includes protecting our oral health. Dental hygienists know that taking care

March 18, 2022 News Dental HygieneToothlife Technology

Paid Designs for Vision – Aerosol Protection Loupes

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

YOUR BODY IS WAY TOO VALUABLE TO BUY SHI**Y PRODUCTS I’m regularly asked by dental peeps whether or not they should purchase loupes. And my answer is always a no-brainer — yes. But it’s no secret that a good quality

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneTreatment planning

The Hygienist’s Role in Permission-Based Treatment Presentation

by Carrie Webber, Owner & Chief Communications Officer, The Jameson Group

Do these statements sound familiar? Discussing treatment with patients makes me feel pushy. I don’t want our patients to feel “sold” to. Our patients would never want to hear above and beyond the minimal care needed. If you have ever

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneDentistry

Dentistry is Broken: Here is How We Can Fix It.

by Dr. Allan Coopersmith, BSC, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FICD, FCARDP, FACD, FICDFE; Nathalie Fiset, RDH

Poor oral hygiene leads to gum and dental disease (the most prevalent disease in the entire world), causing pain, misery and expense, yet in spite of all scientific and technical advances, there has been no reduction of dental disease in

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Tipping the Balance Towards Health with Oral Probiotics

by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH

Most people understand the benefits of gut probiotics, but fewer individuals and oral health professionals are aware of the preventive and/or supportive health benefits that oral probiotics can provide by reducing the risk or severity of oral disease. Could the

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOrthodontics

Orthodontics: A Straight Perspective, From a Dental Hygienist’s Eyes

by Amy Currie, BSc, RDH

When my journey as a hygienist began over 15 years ago, never did I believe I would find myself fulfilled in a career as an orthodontic clinician. As a fresh graduate with a suction in my left hand and a

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 14)

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

This issue we take our final in-depth look at the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification. We’re excited to bring you more Q&As from Gabriele Maycher in 2022 on such topics as client care, record keeping, technical skills, office communication, and much

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Know Your Worth

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

Heading into the third year of the pandemic, many dental hygienists are feeling frustrated, beat down and overworked. There is no doubt that we are experiencing a shortage of dental hygienists. You just Google the topic and find many articles

March 7, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

Oral Science, the New Premium EMS Partner for all AIRFLOW Consumables

by Oral Science

Oral Science believes it is important to inform all Canadian dental professionals that it has recently been assigned by EMS the new premium partner for all EMS AIRFLOW® consumable items, from the EMS AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master, AIRFLOW® One, to all

March 4, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Apologizes for Role in Systemic Racism

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

As part of its strategic planning ahead of its 100th anniversary as an association representing the nation’s dental hygiene profession, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is apologizing to communities of color for its role in perpetuating a culture of

March 2, 2022 News BlogsDental HygienePractice management

How to Ensure Patients are Keeping Up with Dental Hygiene Throughout the Pandemic

by Kate Sheppard

The pandemic has affected everyone around the world in one way or another, and we’ve all had to make changes to adapt to this new normal. For many of us, staying indoors more and limiting the locations we visit has

February 25, 2022 Feature Dental Hygiene

Communicating Oral Inflammation: A Chair-Side Conversation That Can Change a Life

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

Have you ever said to a client during their dental hygiene appointment, “oh there is just a little bit of bleeding”?  Overall, giving the client the impression, this is expected, normal, or really not something to be overly concerned with.

February 25, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePractice managementWellness

Client Experience in Oral Healthcare is the Doorway into Better Wellness

by Besa Begu, Dental Hygienist, Oral Health Promoter, Kosovo

By occupation a dental hygienist, I see myself as the natural link between healthcare in its traditional understanding, and the ever-expanding sector – or industry – of wellness. This link embodies the multiple dimensions and nuances shaping the profile of

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
February 25, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 13)

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. Once

February 23, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

Research Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Dental Hygienists

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

Nearly two years into the pandemic with widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines and a decrease in infections, new studies reveal dental hygienists have low COVID-19 infection rates and high vaccination acceptance. In addition, less than half of dental hygienists that

February 18, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienist Makes Life-Saving Discovery for 9-Year-Old Girl


February is children’s dental health month. The importance of dental health awareness can serve as an early indicator of many possible illnesses. That was the case for a 9-year-old student in Maine, who recently participated in a school oral screening

February 11, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

Searching for Dental Hygiene Superheroes


Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) as we mark our fifth year recognizing dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada. Championed by CDHA and sponsored by SENSODYNE, the Dental Hygiene Superhero competition runs from February

February 9, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

Oral Science Launches its 2022 Webinars Program Featuring EMS AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master Guided Biofilm Therapy & Curaprox

by Oral Science

EMS AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master & Guided Biofilm Therapy La gestion traditionnelle du biofilm est maintenant dépassée : c’est le temps de changer ! Natacha Barbeau, HD Mardi 22 février 2022 – 20h à 21h HE S’enregistrer   EMS AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master &

February 7, 2022 News BlogsDental HygieneDental TeamPractice management

Do You Really Want to Give Up on Hygiene?

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

We know the pandemic has had a profound impact on the dental profession. Hygiene, in particular, has been hit hard, with a number of hygienists seeing it as a sign to change careers. The resulting labour market has seen dentists

February 2, 2022 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Oral Health Care a Must for Canada’s Long-Term Care Homes


According to a national poll conducted by Abacus Data for the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), nearly all Canadians believe that oral health care should be included in the new national standards for long-term care. Most Canadians also give the