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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

Coronary Heart Disease
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

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

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Dentistry Must Engage with Multi-Generational Patients

by Lisa Philp

Dentistry is a “people business” that serves a broad spectrum of age demographics that span multiple generations – from the millennials to the Gen X to the boomers, silent generation and so on. It’s well-known that there are significant generational

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

The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link Between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

by Dr. Steven Lin

Modern dental health is a disaster zone. We are in the midst of an orthodontia epidemic. Four million U.S. kids need braces and 10 million need wisdom teeth extractions. Gum disease affects half of all U.S. adults, tooth decay is

dental strain
September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Strain and Pain in the Dental Profession

by Gordon Levin, DMD, RYT

There are multiple factors involved in the development of favorable or unfavorable outcomes from our repetitive routines. Anyone involved in dentistry is aware of the potential for stress to become a negative factor. There is a growing body of scientific

September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

A New Generation of Fluoride Varnish is Coming to You!

by Sylvie Martel, RDH, DipDH, Teaching Certificate, NDHCB

The efficacy of fluoride varnish in the prevention of dental caries, remineralization of tooth surfaces and treatment of dentin hypersensitivity is well supported by literature. Varnishes allow for the delivery of high concentrations of fluoride in small amounts. Furthermore, the

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

Clip Mirror
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