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March 23, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Paid How You Can Simplify Your CE Journey

by Crest P&G

When it come to CE certification you’re in good company if one of the following sounds familiar. “Oh no, I suddenly realized I have just have 4 months left to get my CE certification!” “I’m so busy.  Where will I

March 12, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

2018 World Oral Health Day: “Think Mouth, Think Health”

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On March 20, Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day (www.worldoralhealthday.org).  Using the theme “Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health,” this public awareness campaign highlights the important connection between oral and overall health. 

March 6, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

One Third of Millennials Only Brush Their Teeth Once a Day

by Sam Paul, New York Post

For some millennials, morning breath may last for more than just the morning. That’s because, according to new research, many young Americans are failing to regularly clean their teeth. A new study into the dental hygiene habits of 2,000 Americans

March 1, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Red Wine Chemicals Help Fight Tooth Decay, Gum Disease

by Alex Therrien, BBC News

Red wine has previously been linked to a range of supposed health benefits, from helping the heart to lowering the risk of diabetes. Now a new study suggests it contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay

February 28, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Fruity Teas Found to Cause Worn Tooth Enamel

by BBC News

Sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavoured water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel, an investigation by scientists has shown. The King’s College London team found that drinking them between meals and savouring them for too

February 28, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Update Your Patients: Good Oral Hygiene Helps Prevent Influenza

by Kevin Kunzmann, MD Magazine

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported another peak of weekly visits for influenza-like illness last week, as provided by the US Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network. As this notably widespread flu season continues into February — and may

February 13, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Infection Control Lawsuits: Getting Sued for Nervous Shock

by Michael Carabash, B.A., LL.B., J.D., M.B.A., C.D.P.M.

It is one of your worst nightmares. Public health officials get a complaint from one of your patients. They storm into your office and shut you down for having inadequate infection control practices. Bad as that may sound, it gets

February 13, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

The Song of Leadership

by Katherine Eitel Belt

Lessons in leadership show up in unlikely places. As the mother of two rough and tumble boys, one of life’s greatest gifts was unexpectedly having to raise my niece, Carrie, from the age of five. While I’ve cheered at baseball

February 13, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePublic Health

A Healthy Mouth – A Healthier Heart

by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH

The Surprising Link Between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health   It is said that awareness is the key to change. Awareness however, is simply not enough. We must take the new knowledge learned and actually do something

February 13, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Women’s Coronary Heart Disease

by Sheri B. Doniger, DDS

The signs and symptoms that may save a life   We are all familiar with the signs and symptoms of gripping chest pain, radiating to the jaw and arm for males, but do we know the difference for women’s heart

February 13, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

The Magic of Effective Communication

by Lois Banta

“I’m sorry… we have not received your claim.” “Why did I get a statement? I have already paid your office my co-payment!” Ah, the wonderful effects of non-communication. Nothing is more frustrating for a dental office than a patient or

February 13, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

They say a lady always know when it’s time to leave and so it is with mixed emotions I tell you that I am retiring from the dental group and Newcom Media as of March 29th, 2018. I’ve only worked

January 29, 2018 News Dental HygieneNewsOral cancer

CDHA Urges Hygienists to Remind Patients of Oral Cancer Screening

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

World Cancer Day (February 4) is a perfect time for dental hygienists across Canada to remind the public of the importance of regular oral cancer screenings, not only during dental appointments, but also now at home. The Canadian Cancer Society

January 9, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Colgate Releases Electronic Toothbrush with Oral Health Tracking, Feedback

by PR Newswire

Colgate, a global leader in oral care, is committed to improving the way people brush their teeth. With the launch tomorrow in the US on Apple.com and select Apple Stores, the new Colgate® Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 with Artificial Intelligence,

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Your Perception Is Your Reality

by Jillian Cecchini, Assistant Editor

I am not a dentist. I am not a dental hygienist. Admittedly, I never had the desire to learn about the importance of our teeth. I am not an expert, nor will I ever be when it comes to dentistry,

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Hand Ergonomics in Dentistry

by Patty Taylor, RN, BA

Ergonomics refers to the interaction between a human’s musculoskeletal system and his or her workspace. Studies show that various job functions performed by dental professionals expose them to risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Advertisement The Effects of Hand Fatigue

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Is It Really Periodontal Disease?

by Irene M. Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

I think we can all agree that we have acquired newfound knowledge since graduating Dental Hygiene School. For myself, a 2007 graduate I can attest to the wealth of knowledge I have ascertained moving from working environment to working environment. New

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned From Their Families and Others Who Cared

by Michael F. Myers, MD

Every day, we know doctors save lives. But you may not know that each day in the United States, a doctor dies by suicide. The common thread in nearly every one of those cases: a struggle with mental illness. While

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Alternative Rinses: Moving Away From Chlorhexadine

by Sheri B. Doniger, DDS

Periodontal disease is at an epidemic level. “Periodontal diseases and dental caries are the most prevalent chronic diseases, affecting children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.”1 Over seventy percent of Canadians have some form of periodontal disease. The statistics are similar

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Kissing Mandibular Teeth An Unexpected Radiological Finding

by Dr. Hans Ulrich Brauer & Dr. Bruce Pynn

Introduction Kissing teeth are extremely rare incidental radiological findings. Only very few cases have been reported in the literature. Kissing mandibular teeth can be divided into kissing molars (KM) and kissing canines (KC). Kissing Molars KM are impacted permanent molars