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HEALTHY HEART
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

Coronary Heart Disease
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

Coronary Heart Disease
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 3, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

CDHA Recognizing Dental Hygienists as “Superheroes”

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and support our new competition to recognize dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada. Championed by your oral health defender CDHA and sponsored by Sensodyne®, we’re looking for the

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

November 15, 2017 News Oral Health

Tooth or False? Five Dental Myths Debunked

by Anaida Deti, DentalX Smile Centres

Anaida Deti, owner and CEO of DentalX, and registered dental hygienist, sets the record straight on the most popular dental misconceptions Tooth be told, there’s a lot of potential misunderstandings when it comes to dental treatment and proper dental care

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

oral cancer
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental CareDental Hygiene

Saving Lives… What’s in Your Toolkit?

by Jo-Anne Jones

April and Oral Cancer Awareness Month has just passed; a time when our attention once again turned to this insidious disease. Unfortunately due to over two-thirds of oral and oropharyngeal cancers being discovered in the later stages, only slightly more

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

The Right Question

by Debra Engelhardt Nash

“How’s your dog?” “What’s new with the kids?” “Are there any changes in your health history?” These are typical and appropriate questions to ask patients during their recare visit.Advertisement But there is one question that sometimes isn’t asked that should

December 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Dr. Esther Wilkins, “Godmother of Dental Hygiene,” has Passed Away

by Mike Carraggi, Patch National

Dr. Esther Wilkins, a Chelmsford native and longtime professor at Tufts University who was known as the “godmother of dental hygiene” as one of the world’s foremost experts in the field, died Monday. She turned 100 just three days prior.

December 9, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Canadian Hygienist Returns from World’s Largest Charity Hospital Ship

by Oral Health

32-year-old Dental Hygienist, April MacDougall, has returned from volunteering with Mercy Ships onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, in Cotonou, Benin. MacDougall paid her own way to live and work amongst 400 international crew members all giving their

November 11, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Help and Show Support for World Diabetes Day

by Oral Health

On November 14, Canadian dental hygienists will join more than 1 billion people worldwide in marking World Diabetes Day.  As primary health care providers, dental hygienists are important members of the diabetes health care team. According to the Canadian Diabetes

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