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Periodontology Classifications
November 25, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Implementing the 2018 Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases into Your Practice

by Jodie Cantarelli, A.A.S., R.D.H., Dip.AdEd, Manager of Dental Hygiene Programs at dentalcorp

By now you would have seen or heard of the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, which replaced the previous (1999) classification system and addressed most of its limitations. Research indicates that 80% of North American adults have some

Streamlining Instrumentation
November 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Streamlining Instrumentation

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

As we try and get used to our new normal, we need to look for ways to make our days run more smoothly and more efficiently. We need to implement processes to make our days run a little easier in

Exceptional Hygiene Department
November 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Breaking Down Barriers to an Exceptional Hygiene Department: What’s Holding Your Team Back?

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

As a clinical dental hygienist for 30+ years, it pains me to say this, but exceptional hygiene departments are not the norm in the dental industry. What do I mean by exceptional? I mean utilizing “best practices” in the treatment

Patient Experience
November 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Hygienist’s Pivotal Role in the Patient Experience

by Dru Halverson, RDH, BS Chief of Advisor Development & Advisor, The Jameson Group

The hygienist plays such an integral role in the overall success of our relationship with our patients. From the work we provide directly with the patient, to the role we as hygienists play in passing the baton of goodwill to

November 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

The Not So Grand Opening

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Welcome back to part three of my article series, where did we leave off? In 2019, I shared the first steps that should be considered when opening a practice, a little sneak peek into the world of @Toothlife.Irene and the

dental fear
November 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Scents, Sounds, and Sights: Managing Dental Fear in 2020

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, C.A Ed, CTP

An Updated Look at Options for Setting Our Patients at Ease Two of the main culprits that prevent our patients from seeking care are fear and anxiety. Dentophobia (or odontophobia) is defined as “the extreme fear of going to the

November 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

United We Scale

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

I had virtual coffee with my former classmate last week. We’ve been having coffee nearly every month since we graduated from dental hygiene school together in 2007. We chat about dental hygiene, what’s new in our offices, cool things we’ve

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyOral HealthOrthodontics

Can Plant-Based Really be High-Tech?

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS and Thais Carter of Cellerant Consulting Group

In Combining Botanical Foam with the Latest in LED Innovation, PhotoDynamic is Poised to Revolutionize Home-Based Oral Hygiene for Ortho Patients Moving from research and development to an operationalized business is a milestone for any company but in the case

September 2, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Update to CDHO Guidance on Returning to DH Practice and Use of Isolation Gowns

by CDHO

The College has revised the CDHO Guidance on Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice to include references to: its new documents CDHO Guidance on the Extended Use of N95 Respirators/Masks During a Supply Shortage and CDHO Guidance on the Use of Isolation Gowns the Public Health

August 10, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Canadians Might Want to Brush Up on Dental Hygiene, Poll Suggests

by Canora Courier

Health care has long been regarded as a source of pride for many Canadians. The fact that most of us share the same language as residents of the United States has led to many social media threads where Canadians joyfully

June 23, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Study Finds Oral Hygiene Training Can Significantly Reduce Pneumonia in Nursing Homes

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, MedicalXpress

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, a leading health services research group based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published a paper in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open evaluating the

Hygienists
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental HygieneHygienistsPatient Management

Keep Calm & ADPIE: Unleashing Hygienists’ Potential

by Tracy Poirier, RDH, IMC™

Did you know that acronyms are actually very modern inventions? They were found to be in existence around World War 1, but were still not used very much until World War 2. The word “acronym” did not even come into

May 12, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Hindsight is 20/20: Missing the Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosis

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

Amid our present-day pandemic, the disease of oral and oropharyngeal cancer once again has a much larger adversary. April has come and gone with very little focus on it being Oral Cancer Awareness Month. All attention understandably has been on

autistic client
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePatient ManagementPatients with disabilities

Getting To Know Your Clients Who Have Autism

by Jennifer Grzebien, RDH

It was in March of 2019 that my daughter was diagnosed with autism at a support level 3, just before her 3rd birthday. This means that she requires substantial support in order to get through her day. Since then, I

May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Socially Distanced Dentistry

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

Dentistry is a very socially interactive profession. COVID-19 has changed our abilities to interact completely. Never in our wildest dreams would any of us ever predicted to be in this circumstance today. It would be impossible to predict exactly how

selfcare
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthWellness

A Selfcare Survival Guide for Busy Dental Professionals

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Many of us only think of getting fit and healthy to look good for college reunions or to rebound after the failure of a relationship (the proverbial “revenge body”). It’s beyond just looking good; it’s about creating a body that

May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

So How Have You Been?

by Catherine Wilson, Guest Editorial

Catherine Wilson was a British serial killer who was hanged for one murder, but was generally thought at the time to have committed six others. She worked as a nurse and poisoned her victims after encouraging them to leave her

April 21, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Stay Home with the Digital Edition of Oral Hygiene.

by Oral Health

WE WILL BE PRESENTING OUR MAY ISSUE OF ORAL HYGIENE EXCLUSIVELY ON OUR WEBSITE! At a time of challenge, having the right information and inspiration is more vital than ever! As always, we are committed to bringing Canada’s dental hygienists

self-care
February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

As I’m writing this editorial, it happens to be the 10th #BellLetsTalk day. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is honouring Bell Canada for its visionary leadership on mental health and is urging everyone across Canada to join this

February 13, 2020 Feature CharityDental HygienePatient ManagementPeriodontology

Let Love Rule: Flight 1246, Seat 18A

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Crosscheck complete. Ready for departure from one of the most remarkable adventures I’ve had the privilege of embarking on. I’m faced with the incredibly challenging task of describing what seems to be an indescribable dream; a blur of circumstances sous