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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

August 23, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental Office

Back To Basics: Listening Skills On The Phone

by Larry M. Guzzardo

Dentistry is part art, part science, but all about people. In dental school, the people part of the equation was overlooked, and it takes a number of years in practice to realize its importance. Dentistry is a service business, and

August 23, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygienePractice Operations

Ensure Patient Confidence With 4-Step Post-Hygiene System

by Lisa Philp

Every dentist has experienced it: a choppy hygiene report that creates chaos, patient confusion and a ripple effect of schedule delays. When it becomes chronic, it has a deleterious effect on your entire operation. How to fix this common but

August 23, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneOral Health

Communicate With Patients To Build Trust And Gain Acceptance

by Lisa Philp

The success of a modern dental practice is entirely dependent on how effective it is at influencing its patients to say yes to optimal dental health. It’s simple consumer economics: no matter how exceptional the practice, if the patient rejects

August 23, 2016 Feature DentalDental HygieneOral HealthPractice Operations

Increase Treatment Acceptance And Get Paid For Your Care

by Debra Engelhardt-Nash

Imagine the impact increasing your patient treatment acceptance rate by 10 to 15 percent would have on practice productivity. Now imagine getting paid for those services in an efficient manner! These components of your practice have significant influence on practice

August 23, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygienePractice Operations

How To Communicate Positively, Effectively With Different And Difficult People

by Judy Kay Mausolf

Our success in life depends greatly on how well we communicate in our personal and professional lives. When we communicate positively and effectively we inspire connections and build happier, healthier and higher performing relationships. Our ceiling of success then becomes

August 22, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Mouthwash: Is It The Upcoming Trend in Oral Health?

by Business Wire

Technavio analysts forecast the global mouthwash market to grow at a CAGR of 4.59% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global mouthwash market for 2016-2020.

August 18, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Colgate Study Finds Good Oral Health Habits Are Common In Multicultural Communities

by PR Newswire

Colgate today revealed the results from a national oral health care survey of more than 3,000 multicultural Americans, specifically Hispanics, African-Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans. The survey sourced questions from leading dental associations including the American Dental Association, Hispanic Dental

August 12, 2016 News AnnouncementDental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Colgate Welcomes 12 Dental Hygienists To Their 2016 Oral Health Advisory Board

by DentistryIQ

Dental hygienists are critical partners who share Colgate-Palmolive’s commitment to help patients achieve optimal oral health. As part of its continued commitment to improving oral health in the community, Colgate-Palmolive has named 12 hygienists from a wide range of communities

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