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August 9, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Can Hygienists Diagnose A Cavity?

by Ross Perry, Partners In Prevention

No says the Ontario regulations, and those of many Canadian and US jurisdictions. Yes says a new study in Scotland which tested the ability of dental therapists to reliably diagnose dental decay, and then compared this ability to dentists. Indeed,

August 5, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Hygienists To Start Working With Patients To Identify Case-By-Case Cleaning Needs

by Newswise

American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) advocates for dental hygiene practice that is both evidence-based and patient/client-centered. ADHA’s newly revised Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice emphasize that the dental hygiene care plan be personalized according to the individual’s unique oral

August 3, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyNewsPublic Health

‘Virtual Dentist Homes’ Prove Beneficial For Students And Seniors In California Study

by University of the Pacific

Bringing “virtual dental homes” to schools, nursing homes and long-term care facilities can keep people healthy — reducing school absenteeism, lessening the need for parents to leave work to care for an ailing child, and helping to prevent suffering for

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Seniors Are Continuing to Work For Healthcare Benefits

by Poss Perry, Partners in Prevention

An increasing percentage of American seniors are working rather than retiring. A recent report shows that almost 1 in 5 are working full time or part time; this amounts to 9 million Americans. The trend to seniors’ working is a

July 28, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental HygieneDental TeamHygienistsOffice Management

Workplace conflicts: Tips for the dental hygienist who wants to stay above the fray

by Oral Health

When we graduate from dental hygiene school and enter the workforce, it is the skills that we attained and the desire to help people that drive us. We do not think when we meet a potential employer to ask about

July 25, 2016 News Dental HygieneOral Health

Barrie hygienist develops way to help autistic patients

by Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner

When Colleen Leduc’s patients enter her room, she dims the fluorescents and hits the sparkly lights switch. As a dental hygienist and a mother of 19-year-old Victoria, her non-verbal autistic daughter, Leduc knows getting people with intellectual disabilities to even

July 21, 2016 News Dental HygieneOral Health

Back-To-School To Do List: Schedule A Dental Exam

by UofL Health Sciences Center

UofL School of Dentistry offers advantages for young patients As children prepare for the start of a new school year, a dental exam should be on the to-do list. For children entering Kindergarten, Kentucky law requires at least a basic

July 4, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental HygieneDental TeamHygienistsMarketing strategiesOffice ManagementPatient ManagementPractice management

Patients Need A Reason to Return…

by Kahaliah Richards

What is the number one reason why patients do not return for their hygiene visits?  Doctors and team members: if you don’t know, you need to find out! We’ve all heard the excuses; illness, my boss called a meeting, my kids

June 28, 2016 News DentalDental HygieneEndodonticsOral SurgeryRestorative Dentistry

Brasseler USA® Honored with 2016 Manufacturer’s Safety Award from Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

by Brasseler USA®

Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of innovative, quality dental instrumentation, was recently honored with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Manufacturer’s Safety Award at its annual Business Expo & Awards Banquet held at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto on Thursday,

June 1, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryPeriodontics

Hyaluronic Acid Against Oral Lesions, A Trending Topic At The Journées Dentaires Internationales Du Qubéec 2016

by Oral Health

During the 46th Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ) held on May 30 & 31 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, more than 1,000 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental students discovered one of the most talked about healthcare

May 30, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Dental Hygienists Call for Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products in Canada

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

World No Tobacco Day takes place on May 31, and this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on all countries to adopt plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco

May 19, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & Healing

Martina Hingis named Curaden ambassador: ”Cleaning your teeth is fun!”

by Curaden

Curaden AG has unveiled internationally successful Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis (35) as its global ambassador promoting a new level in oral healthcare. Hingis, who was once tennis’s youngest-ever number one, is currently the name on everyone’s lips- just like the care products made

May 13, 2016 News Customer serviceDental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsPatient educationPreventive DentistryPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaWebsites

Changing The Model of Dental Customer Care

by Kahaliah Richards

The traditional model of “dental customer care” has been in place for a long time, and it has seen little real change. It goes like this: modernize the dental office, promote expensive surgical procedures (e.g. implants and smile makeovers), put

May 10, 2016 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygieneMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

A Medical Approach to Preventing Cavities

by Kahaliah Richards

New studies are identifying the key microbes and their interactions which cause a cavity. Essentially, we now know that dental decay is a “poly-microbial disease”, meaning the destruction of the tooth is caused by many different microorganisms and their complex

May 4, 2016 News DentalDental CareDental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Hygienists Support Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps, and most cigars. Announced on April 30 in the Canada Gazette, Part I, this amendment to the Tobacco Act is open

April 26, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryHygienistsMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

Mid-level dental providers — affordable, accessible dental care for an aging, high risk community

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental hygienists and therapists have been empowered by legislators in Canada, the UK and increasingly in the US to deliver dental services outside of the dental practice.  There has been a boom in independent hygiene and this will only grow

April 19, 2016 News DentalDental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticePeriodontics

SIROWORLD 2016: Dentsply Sirona Releases List of Periodontic/Hygiene Speakers

by Dentsply Sirona

Clinical speakers and agenda for the Periodontic/Hygiene track confirmed for the largest educational festival in digital dentistry Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, confirms list of Periodontic/Hygiene specialists speaking during new breakout track at SIROWORLD in Orlando, Florida.  Hosted at

April 14, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsPreventive Dentistry

But what about the adults?!

by Kahaliah Richards

A new American website called End Cavities is actively promoting prevention of dental decay in children. This website is organized by the Children’s Dental Health Project and it is well done and very worthwhile. My guess is that End Cavities

April 1, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthOral Health & Systemic HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

Celebrate Your Smile this April!

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Ottawa, ON., National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 9–15 as part of oral health month in Canada. Why not help your smile shine by making your dental hygienist your partner in disease prevention for better overall health.

March 18, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPublic Health

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Celebrate World Oral Health Day

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Ottawa, ON, On , Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day. This year’s public awareness campaign has chosen as its slogan: “It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body,” in recognition of the